Strictly Come Dancing 2023 has been a competition like no other, and we're only five weeks in!


A new batch of celebrities geared up to take to the dance floor with the hopes of impressing judges Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse, Craig Revel Horwood and Anton Du Beke.

But there is also a line-up of professional dancers who have been battling it in the hopes of lifting the coveted Glitterball Trophy at the end of the competition.

One of the newest professionals is Carlos Gu, having joined the line-up in 2022. Here's what you need to know about the dancer.

Who is Carlos Gu?

Carlos Gu
Carlos Gu. BBC/Ray Burmiston

Age: 30

Instagram: @gkx_carlos

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Carlos is one of four new professionals who joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2022, alongside Vito Coppola, Lauren Oakley and Michelle Tsiakkas.

The dancer boasts a number of big achievements: he is the Chinese National Dance Champion and a multiple world semi-finalist.

In addition, he came third at the German Open Championship and, in 2017, he became the UK's Amateur Latin Rising Star Runner Up.

What has Carlos Gu said about Strictly Come Dancing?

When he joined the show last year, Carlos said: "I'm thrilled to join Strictly and very excited to get started.

"It's a new chapter of my life and a new challenge as well. I’m absolutely ready to take on this journey and to shine."

Who is Carlos paired with on Strictly Come Dancing 2023?

Carlos Gu is paired with Angela Scanlon on Strictly Come Dancing 2023.

When does Strictly Come Dancing 2023 air?

The fifth Strictly Come Dancing 2023 live show will air at 6:35pm on Saturday 21st October on BBC One, the BBC has confirmed.

It will be followed by the results show on Sunday 22nd October.

All the celebrities will be performing, the judges will be scoring, and the public will be voting.

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday 21st October at 6:35pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The results show will air on Sunday 22nd October at 7:15pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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