STRICTLY Come Dancing is back for another series, and with it comes some new professionals.

One of the expert dancers who has joined the pro line-up, is Vito Coppola.


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Who is Vito Coppola

Born in Naples, Italy, in September 1992, 30-year-old Vito Coppola is a professional dancer and Italian TV star.

He began dancing at the age of six and won national championships when he was just 10.

The talented dancer continued to compete until 2021, when he quit to peruse his television career.

In Italy, Vito is now a well known face on TV, and even appeared as a dancer on the Italian version of The Masked Singer.

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What dancing competitions has he won?

Vito is an 11-time Italia Latin American Champion

The dancer is also a three-time World Championship finalist and European Cup winner.

In 2021 he stopped competing to take part in Ballando con le Stelle, the Italian version of Strictly Come Dancing – which he won with pop star Arisa.

When did he join Strictly Come Dancing?

Vito is one of the new professional dancers for Strictly’s 2022 series.

It was revealed he had joined the pro line-up, along with Chinese National Champion Carlos Gu, former Under 21 British National Champion Lauren Oakley, and Latin dance champion Michelle Tsiakkas.

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!”

Speaking about signing up to the show, Vito told the BBC: “I am really excited to become part of this family.”

He added: “I cannot wait to start this new adventure and to challenge myself. Strictly sto arrivando! (or: Strictly I am coming!).”

Can I follow Vito on Instagram?

Vito is an avid user of Instagram, and has an impressive 86,000 followers (as of September 2022).

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The hunky dancer uses the platform to post shirtless selfies, and also share videos of his incredible dance moves.

You can follow Vito on Instagram @vitocoppola_real.

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