Fit to foxtrot!
This year’s Strictly contestants jumped for joy as their professional dance partners were revealed for the very first time at a glittering series launch show.
All of the 15 celebrities, from singer Will Young to former politician Ed Balls, seemed thrilled with their partners. Actress Lesley Joseph declared Anton Du Beke ‘an icon’, while long jumper Greg Rutherford said it was a dream come true to be paired with Natalie Lowe.
Head judge Len Goodman, who recently announced his decision to leave, was delighted with the pairings. ‘It’s my final series and this lot look fantastic. It’s going to be a corker!’
The show also featured a performance from last year’s champions Jay Mcguiness and Aliona Vilani, reprising their famous Pulp Fiction-inspired jive, as well as introducing us to this year’s new professionals.
Here is the full celebrity line-up for series 14, complete with their new ballroom partners…
Matches are made in Strictly heaven at the sparkly launch
Tess and Claudia welcome the brave new dancers