The BBC confirmed this week that it rejected complaints of ‘blatant projection of homosexuality’ regarding her homosexual pairing with Nicola Adams on last year’s show.
And Katya Jones proved to have the full support of Strictly Come Dancing behind her on Thursday when she donned a purple plaid coat and burgundy pants after being confirmed for their 2021 pro dancer lineup.
The dance sensation, 31, had enough to laugh about when she left BBC’s Morning Live studio after presenting the Strictly Fitness segment.
Stand out: Katya Jones beamed on Thursday wearing a purple plaid jacket and burgundy pants after being confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing’s 2021 lineup
Her colorful outfit, reminiscent of the psychedelic era of the 70s, consists of a knitted plaid coat and a navy blue top with a rainbow and the word ‘happy’ on the front.
Katya added a golden touch with dazzling metallic brogues.
She decided to keep her makeup to a minimum and she effortlessly styled her chocolate pieces as she left the London building.
On Wednesday, Strictly announced his professional line-up for the 2021 series with reigning two-time champion Oti Mabuse returning to the show.
Back to work: The professional dancer, 31, had enough to laugh at when she left BBC’s Morning Live studio after presenting the Strictly Fitness segment on the show
The BBC has confirmed the 16 dancers who will be hitting the dance floor this fall, with fan favorites such as Anton Du Beke, Johannes Radebe and Dianne Buswell all returning.
It comes after it was reported that BBC bosses were ‘concerned’ that Oti, 30, would be leaving the show after getting a new jury assignment on ITV’s The Masked Dancer.
But it’s now clear that Oti will be back in the ballroom when the new series kicks off in the fall after she was crowned champion of the 2020 show with Bill Bailey with Bill Bailey following her 2019 win with Kelvin Fletcher.
While Anton, 54, will continue his reign as Strictly Come Dancing’s longest-serving professional dancer by marking his 19th season on the show.
Positive: Her colorful outfit, reminiscent of the psychedelic era of the 70s, consisting of a knitted plaid coat and a navy blue top with a rainbow and the word ‘happy’ on the front
Natural Beauty: She decided to keep her makeup to a minimum and she effortlessly styled her chocolate chips while leaving the London building
The female pros are Oti, Janette Manrara, Amy Dowden, Dianne, 31, Karen Hauer, Katya, Luba Mushtuk, Nadiya Bychkova, and Nancy Xu.
While Aljaž Škorjanec, Anton, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Graziano Di Prima, Johannes, 33 and Neil Jones are the male pros.
Sarah James, Executive Producer of BBC Studios said of the news: ‘We are so pleased to welcome back our incredible line-up of professional dancers for 2021.
Their passion and dedication for Strictly shone more than ever last year as they all sacrificed so much to deliver an unforgettable series in unprecedented and challenging times.
A spot secured: On Wednesday, the BBC confirmed which 16 dancers are returning to the dance floor for the upcoming fall series
With so much talent returning to the ballroom, the 2021 series promises more stunning choreographies, memorable performances and world-class dancing.
There are normally a number of backup dancers who perform in the group dances and intervene if another professional is unwell or injured.
Also on Wednesday, the iconic BBC dance competition dismissed complaints about the very first same-sex pairing by Strictly Come Dancing.
According to The mirror, the broadcaster has backed up former professional boxer Nicola, 38, and her dance partner Katya after some members of the public complained about the pairing.
Here come the girls! The female pros are Amy Dowden, Oti Mabuse, Luba Mushtuk, Nadiya Bychkova, Dianne Buswell, Janette Manrara, Karen Hauer, Katya and Nancy Xu (LR pictured in 2020)
Pros: Anton Du Beke, Gorka Marquez, Graziano Di Prima, Neil Jones, Aljaž Škorjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Johannes Radebe are the male pros (LR shown in 2020)
The complaints related specifically to the December 19 finale and were made because of the alleged ‘blatant projection of homosexuality,’ according to the BBC’s Executive Complaints Unit (ECU).
While they did not confirm the exact number of complaints filed, the BBC said they ‘were not accepted’.
Nicola and Katya were the very first same-sex couples on the show and were forced to withdraw from the competition shortly after Katya tested positive for Covid-19.
A BBC representative declined to comment on the complaints when contacting MailOnline.
Complaints: Also on Wednesday, the BBC dance show confirmed they were rejecting complaints of ‘blatant projection of homosexuality’ regarding Katya’s historic same-sex couples with Nicola Adams in 2020