The first show of the 14th Strictly Come Dancing was all about putting the 15 celebrity contestants with their pro dancers. Now we know who they are…
Strictly Come Dancing took 15 nervous celebrities, sprayed them with fake tan and glitter and put them on a dance floor to meet their pro dance partners.
The series launched from a space ship (okay, not a real one) before a galaxy of stars lined up to meet the pro movers and shakers who will teach them how to move not like Jagger, more like judges Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel Horwood.
Our pictures reveal the entire line-up for this series…
Olympian and World Champion long jumper can run and jump, but can he dance? Natalie Lowe is going to find out
Model and actress Daisy Lowe said she wanted a pro partner who would “work me hard”. Aljaz Skorjanec will do that – and look good at the same time
Olympic gymnast Claudia Fragapane is this year’s youngest contestant. “I’m used to competing,” says Claudia, “but I’m not used to dancing.” Trying to bring out the best in her will be one of this year’s new pro dancers, AJ Pritchard
Former Hollyoaks star Danny Mac says “Strictly will be so different from anything I’ve done”. And he’ll be doing it with Oti Mabuse
Former Labour MP Ed Balls joked: “I know what it’s like to be on the wrong end of a public vote.” Can new pro, Russian dancer Katya Jones, make him more voter-friendly?
“I’ve never been this nervous about meeting a girl!” said Judge Robert Rinder, as he was introduced to his partner, Oksana Platero, another of this series’ new pro dancers. The Judge doesn’t like breaking the rules, but will Strictly be too strict for him?
DJ and TV presenter Laura Whitmore says, “Every Friday night I’m out on the dance floor but what I’m doing on the dance floor is questionable.” Giovanni Pernice will soon let her know where she’s going wrong
At 70, Lesley Joseph is this year’s oldest contestant. “I can be very competitive,” she says. So can her partner, Anton Du Beke
Former pop star and TV presenter Louise Redknapp is hoping her partner, Kevin Clifton, will be patient with her
Melvin Odoom is a DJ and TV presenter. Janette Manrara has to find out just how much of a dancer he is…
“I’m going to embrace Strictly,” says BBC breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty. And her dance partner, Pasha Kovalev, was ready to embrace her
“I love the Jive,” says sports presenter Ore Oduba. “Or I did before I saw [last year’s winners] Jay and Aliona doing it.” He’ll be dancing with Joanne Clifton
“I like a strong man,” said EastEnders star Tameka Empson. “Yep, he’ll do,” she added, when she met her dance partner, Gorka Marquez
Strictly Come Dancing, Anastacia
US singer Anastacia says she wishes she “had more dance experience”. Now she’s got Brendan Cole to teach her
“We’re going to have to work on her clinginess,” laughed Will Young, when his dance parter, Karen Clifton, wouldn’t let him put her down. Strictly returns with the first live show on BBC1, Friday, September 23