Strictly fever is already kicking in as presenters Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly return to work for the new series. But which celebs are taking part?

With the nation still in the middle of a summer heatwave, we don’t really want to start thinking about the autumn. But we sort of can’t resist, since Strictly fever is already kicking in!

Yes, Strictly Come Dancing presenter Claudia Winkleman has shared an Instagram photo of herself back on set as preparations get underway for the next series of the hit BBC One celebrity dance competition.

“First day on Strictly,” writes Claudia. “Tess and I are about to be told who’s taking part. I’ll let you know…”

First day on Strictly. Tess and I are about to be told who's taking part. I'll let you know….

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Strictly doesn’t return until the autumn but there are all kinds of rumours as to who will be taking part. Ex-Corrie stars Michelle Keegan and Catherine Tyldsley are both on the list along with Joey Essex, Scarlett Moffatt, Faye Tozer from Steps and Coleen Rooney. Will any of them appear? Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long to find out!

You can now apply for audience tickets for the new series of Strictly