The red carpet launch show for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing – series 9 – where the celebrities are paired with their dance partners, airs on BBC One on Saturday 10th September at 18.10-19.15 and Sunday 11th September at 17.25.
Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly are your hosts, and the show features a performance by singer Dolly Parton.
The 14 celebrities will be partnered with one of the Strictly Professionals.
The celebrities are : Nancy Dell’Olio, Robbie Savage, Chelsee Healey, Rory Bremner, Holly Valance, Harry Judd, Anita Dobson, Russell Grant, Lulu, Dan Lobb, Edwina Currie, Audley Harrison, Jason Donovan, Alex Jones.
The professionals will run thorough a routine and this is the first time that viewers will see Strictly’s new male professional – the Siberian Tiger – Pasha Kovalev – dancing on the Strictly floor.
The judges remain the same : Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Alesha Dixon.
The show was taped earlier this week and here are some images from the launch event at Television Centre.