Strictly success written in the stars? Russell Grant maps out the horoscopes of the contestants

Whether it’s for the fun of taking part in a national treasure, the glitz and glamour or the chance to impress judges with a perfect dance performance, what do the signs of the zodiac reveal about this year’s Strictly Come Dancing stars?

Astrologer Russell Grant has shared his insight into what the celebrity contestants’ outcome might be, just by gazing at the stars…

ARIES thrives in a high-pressure, highly competitive environment. With a strong desire to be the best of the best, they set high standards for themselves. Aries Actress Tameka Empson will show how strongly motivated Aries can be.

TAUREANS are realistic. They know what they are capable of and are best at focusing on slow, controlled movement. They work at their own speed and can’t be pushed. Taurus TV Presenter Laura Whitmore will reveal the incredible Taurus stamina.

GEMINI’S curiosity knows no bounds. They learn quickly, leaping from problem to solution without going through the usual steps in-between. Gemini TV Personality Judge Rinder will communicate his Gemini wit and creativity through dance.

Ruled by the Sun, LEOS hold within themselves a determination and optimism so strong that they see opportunity in every challenge. Highly motivated TV Presenter Melvin Odoom will project the Leo zest for life through dance.

Conscientious VIRGO will feel a duty to perform to their best ability. Virgo Singer Anastacia will find a way to keep going despite the pressure this challenge puts on emotional and physical health.

Venus-ruled LIBRANS love moving to music and will enjoy the social side, the glamour and the sparkling outfits as much as the dancing. Libran Actress Lesley Joseph will have that sense of rhythm and creativity that all dancers need to perform well.

SCORPIOS will never quit unless forced to do so. Whatever they take on they put their heart and soul into it. Look to this year’s Scorpio Strictly Stars for lessons in resilience. Athlete Greg Rutherford will achieve through careful and consistent practice, TV Presenter Ore Oduba will try over and over again ’til he gets it right. Singer Louise Redknapp’s can-do attitude will reflect the Scorpio’s stamina and Gymnast Claudia Fragapane will be looking to improve by learning new things.

Always eager for new experience, AQUARIUS will have their own unique learning style. Aquarians are not out to conform and their performance will leave a lasting impression. Aquarius Model Daisy Lowe will show how fiercely independent an Aquarius can be all through her Strictly experience.

CAPRICORN sets realistic goals and expectations. Strongly motivated and willing to put in the work, Singer Will Young’s passion and dedication will exemplify the Capricorn’s powerful ambition.

For PISCES it’s about the journey, not the destination. Any defeat motivates them for the next challenge. Pisces TV Presenter Naga Munchetty will rehearse and perform with enthusiasm and creativity. Politician Ed Balls will improvise to cover up missteps and Pisces Actor Danny Mac will exhibit how the Strictly journey can be a rich and rewarding process.

More in this Section

Standing ovation sees Strictly Come Dancing couple surge up leaderboardStanding ovation sees Strictly Come Dancing couple surge up leaderboard

Karim Zeroual ‘off the chart’ on StrictlyKarim Zeroual ‘off the chart’ on Strictly

Jane Fonda returns to civil disobedience over climate changeJane Fonda returns to civil disobedience over climate change

The Circle champion Paddy Smyth: I hope my father was looking down on winThe Circle champion Paddy Smyth: I hope my father was looking down on win


These are the nail hues to choose this season, says Katie Wright.Perfectly polished: 5 autumn/winter nail trends you’ll actually want to wear

This early 19th-century table is one of a number of Irish lots at Sotheby’s Style, Furniture and Ceramics sale in New York on Thursday (October 24).Irish lots poised to add bite to Big Apple sale

Something for all at Hegarty’s auction in Bandon, says Des O’SullivanSomething for all at Hegarty’s auction in Bandon

Des O’Sullivan gives a preview of the Irish selection on offer at two sales in DublinPreview of the Irish selection on offer at two sales in Dublin

More From The Irish Examiner