EVERY year fans can't wait for Strictly to return – and now its finally back.
With the 2022 series comes Lauren Oakley, who is one of the four new dancers who have joined the pro line-up.
Who is Lauren Oakley and what competitions has she won?
Born and raised in Birmingham, Lauren Oakley first learned to dance when she was just two-years-old.
The star has won Latin and Ballroom competitions throughout her career.
Lauren also toured the world during her time at Burn The Floor show.
The globetrotting dancer has has also been on the road with Strictly legends Giovanni Pernice and Anton Du Beke.
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When did she join Strictly Come Dancing?
Lucky Lauren joins the other new professional dancers who have been added to the line-up for the Strictly's 2022 series.
It was revealed he is now part of the pro line-up, along with Latin dancing champ Michelle Tsiakkas, Chinese National Champion Carlos Gu, and Italia Latin American Champion Vito Coppola.
Announcing the news on Twitter, the BBC said: "Welcome Carlos, Lauren, Michelle and Vito who join the show and become part of the biggest pro line-up in #Strictly history!"
On joining the hit BBC show, Lauren said: “I’ve grown up watching Strictly, always hoping that one day I could be part of the best show on television, doing what I love the most.
"Now that it’s happening, it doesn’t seem real. I can’t wait to start this new sequined adventure and join this incredible family.”
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Is Lauren married and does he have children?
Lauren is happily married to husband Maximiliano Omar Montes de Oca, who she reportedly wed in 2019.
In August 2022 she posted a sweet snap of her and Max and wrote next to it: "Husband appreciation – cause he doesn’t get any of my insta time (or real time) ♥️"
Not much is known about him, and it is unknown if they have children.
Can I follow Lauren on Instagram?
Lauren is very present on her Instagram page, and has an impressive 19.5K followers (as of September 2022), which is bound to shoot upafter being on Strictly.
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The dancer uses the platform to show off her dance moves and post pictures of her glamourous lifestyle.
You can follow Lauren on Instagram @ilaurenmayoakley.
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