Fit to fox­trot!

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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

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