Here we go – it’s finally time to see Ed Balls attempt the Charleston and Judge Rinder perfect his tango face, as our celebrities take to the floor for the live shows.

Six couples dance tonight, leaving nine nervous pairs waiting in the wings until tomorrow, and although the judges will be on hand to deliver their scores, there will be no eliminations until next week.

So with nobody asking you to ring up and vote, just relax and enjoy the usual high jinks – Len pickling his walnuts, Bruno leaping out of his seat every two minutes, Claudia labelling everyone ‘edible’ or ‘adorable’ and Craig being, well, Craig. We can’t wait!

The other couples dance on Strictly on Saturday evening at 6.30pm on BBC1