Strictly 2021 line-up CONFIRMED with Tom Fletcher and Robert Webb as first stars announced

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Strictly Come Dancing has announced the first celebrities for the 2021 line-up with Tom Fletcher and Robert Webb taking to the dance floor.

The news was announced on Wednesday's episode of The One Show as the celebrities unveiled themselves one-by-one in the BBC studio.

First up was McFly rocker Tom, 36, who held an electric guitar before spinning around on a chair.

While Peep Show star Robert, 48, revealed he would be taking to the dance floor next.

Strictly also took to its official Instagram account to announce the stars after they were revealed on The One Show.

Alongside a picture of Tom, they penned: "It's all about you Tom Fletcher! Our first celebrity of #Strictly 2021! @tomfletcher."

For Robert they wrote: "Award-winning actor, comedian, author and soon-to-be ballroom dancer. Welcome Robert Webb to #Strictly! @arobertwebb."

It comes after it was reported that Strictly is set to feature its first-ever all-male pairing on the new upcoming 2021 series.

It has been claimed that the hit BBC One dance show has already signed its first male celebrity and they are expected to be partnered with pro dancer Graziano Di Prima in a same-sex pairing.

According to reports, stars such as Olympic Gold-medal winner Tom Daley and comedian Alan Carr have been approached by Strictly bosses.

It comes after pro dancer Katya Jones and boxer Nicola Adams made history last year as Strictly's first-ever same sex couple.

A source told The Sun : "The bosses are thrilled that Strictly will be able to show its first all-male couple this year.

"And they have their sights firmly on Graziano. There is no reason why a gay celebrity should automatically be paired with a gay dancer."

OK! contacted Strictly Come Dancing for comment at the time.

It comes after Strictly announced four new professional dancers for the 2021 series last month.

Kai Widdrington, Nikita Kuzmin, Cameron Lombard and Jowita Przystal will be joining the Strictly cast with a chance of raising the famed glitterball trophy.

It’s not yet known if they will be joining as competitors for the show or if they will participate in the pro group dances, acting as reserves in case another star is unable to perform.

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They replace Janette Manrara – who has left the competition after eight years to co-host spin-off series It Takes Two – and Anton Du Beke, who will replace Bruno Tonioli as a judge for this year’s series.

Kevin Clifton and AJ Pritchard also both left the show last year and weren’t replaced.

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