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Strictly Come Dancing Pairings Revealed

Anton du Beke reportedly unhappy to be teamed-up with Jerry Hall...

The pairings for this year's Strictly Come Dancing have been revealed - and Anton du Beke is apparently moaning about it already.

The cheesy hoofer is reported to be furious that he's been partnered up with Jerry Hall, because he wanted somebody more popular.

A source told Metro: "Anton was livid. He hoped he'd get someone like Victoria Pendleton who viewers would love.


"He feared Jerry would be another high-maintenance star who the public would end up not liking."

But it was Anton's longstanding rival on the show Brendan Cole who did get teamed up with cycling star Vicky, and he commented: "I think I'm the luckiest guy in England right now."

Denise Van Outen was paired with James Jordan, while Sid Owen got James' wife Ola Jordan.

Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh was teamed-up with Pasha Kovalev, and Olympic gymnast Louis Smith was paired with Flavia Cacace.

The other pairings are...

Colin Salmon and Kristina Rihanoff
Dani Harmer and Vincent Simone
Fern Britton and Artem Chigvintsev
Johnny Ball and Aliona Vilani
Lisa Riley and Robin Windsor
Michael Vaughan and Natalie Lowe
Nicky Byrne and Karen Hauer
Richard Arnold and Erin Boag

And the show got off to a flying start on Saturday when it scored 9.8m viewers - 300k more than The X Factor on ITV1.

Kimberley Walsh has revealed that Cheryl Cole and Nicola Roberts made her sign-up for Strictly.