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See the official Strictly Come Dancing 2017 celeb pictures

The launch trailer has also premiered ahead of this weekend’s show.

Strictly Come Dancing 2017
Credit: BBC

Strictly Come Dancing launches its 2017 series this weekend and to get you excited the BBC has released the official shots of this year’s celebrities.

15 celebrities will be taking to the floor as they battle it out to take home the Glitterball Trophy. This weekend’s launch will reveal all of the pairings for this year’s series.

Celebrities taking part this year include The X Factor winner turned West End star Alexandra Burke, EastEnders favourite Davood Ghadami, comedian Brian Conley and The Saturdays star Mollie King.

Alexandra Burke - Strictly Come Dancing

Credit: BBC

Three new female pros have joined the series – Dianne Buswell from Australia, Nadiya Bychkova from Ukraine and Amy Dowden from Wales – and it was announced that Joanne Clifton, Oksana Platero and Natalie Lowe won’t be returning. You can expect to get a proper introduction to the new pros during the launch show.

Sir Bruce Forsyth will also be remembered following his recent death. It is believed that he will be honoured with a performance from the Strictly Professionals.

Davood Ghadami - Strictly Come Dancing

Credit: BBC

This weekend will also mark the debut of new head judge Shirley Ballas, who is taking over from Len Goodman. She will sit with returning judges Craig Revel-Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli.

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will be back to keep the show on track and offer the celebs support, while Zoe Ball will return to host spin-off show It Takes Two.

Take a look at the celebs in our gallery below:

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 launches at 7pm Saturday on BBC One.


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