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The countdown to Christmas begins as the nation’s favourite show goes live!

Are you ready to see Ruth and Anton strut their stuff? We are!

Tonight’s our first chance to see the fledgling couples perform a full routine beneath the glitterballs, and to work out just how pernickety new head judge Shirley Ballas is going to be.

All 15 celebrities will perform, and although they’ll be marked by Bruno and co, the scores roll over to next week.

So no eliminations in week one should mean no tears before bedtime – unless Susan Calman gets emotional about Kevin Clifton again!

Who will shimmy and who will shudder after a dressing-down from Craig? We just can’t wait to find out!