Dust off your dancing shoes, Strictly Come Dancing is waltzing back onto BBC One for its 15th series.
The award-winning entertainment show returns with more sparkle, glitz and glamour as the Strictly effect sweeps the nation once again.
The celebrities strutting their stuff on the dance floor this series are Alexandra Burke, Charlotte Hawkins, Chizzy Akudolu, Debbie McGee, Gemma Atkinson, Mollie King, Ruth Langsford, Susan Calman, Aston Merrygold, Brian Conley, Davood Ghadami, Joe McFadden, Jonnie Peacock, Reverend Richard Coles and Simon Rimmer.
On Saturday 9 September at 7pm, Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host an exclusive premiere and roll out the red carpet to welcome the celebrity class of 2017 as they prepare to begin their Strictly adventure.
The fifteen celebrity contestants will make their grand entrance into the famous Strictly ballroom via the red carpet before the nail-biting moment when they discover who their dancing partner will be. Before the couples get the chance to prepare to compete for the coveted Glitterball trophy and the ballroom battle can commence; the celebrities and professional dancers will get together to perform a spectacular group number to officially launch the new series in Strictly style.
There will also be a performance from last year’s reigning Champions and 2016 winners, Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton.
And of course, a celebration and special heartfelt tribute to our friend and inspiration, the beloved Sir Bruce Forsyth who was, and will continue to be, at the heart of Strictly Come Dancing.
This year, there is a brand new judge joining Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell, and Craig Revel Horwood on the panel. Welcome Shirley Ballas, the British-born ballroom and Latin dancer, World Champion and international coach known as the Queen of Latin.
The professional dancer line-up welcomes three new sensational dancers who are all Champions from the ballroom and Latin world. They are Dianne Buswell from Australia, Nadiya Bychkova from Ukraine and Amy Dowden from Wales and they join Strictly favourites, Anton Du Beke, AJ Pritchard, Aljaž Škorjanec, Brendan Cole, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Kevin Clifton, Neil Jones, Pasha Kovalev, Chloe Hewitt, Karen Clifton, Katya Jones, Janette Manrara and Oti Mabuse.
Once the celebrities are paired up with their professional dancer, they will have two weeks to rehearse before returning to the ballroom to perform live to the nation every Saturday night. There will be no public vote in the first week and the results show with Tess and Claudia will begin from week two on Sunday nights. From then, each week the two couples with the lowest combined scores, from the judges and public vote, will face each other in the dance off, and one couple will leave the competition for good.
At the halfway stage of the competition and now a Strictly Come Dancing tradition, the show will travel to the international home of ballroom dancing where the celebrities and their partners will perform at the world famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
Zoe Ball will also return to host It Takes Two on BBC Two. The weekday show is back with even more exclusive access and backstage gossip than ever before.
Finally, there will be exclusive behind-the-scenes action available on the official Strictly website at bbc.co.uk/strictly and across social media on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.