Strictly Come Dancing kicked off its 2017 series on Saturday night with a spectacular launch show.
The 15 celebrities taking part in this year’s series were introduced to viewers before they found out who was going to be their professional dance partner.
The launch featured a wonderful tribute to the late Sir Bruce Forsyth showing highlights of the entertainer from his time on Strictly. The professional dancers also performed and ended their routine in Forsyth’s iconic pose.
Music during the launch came from Shania Twain and Rita Ora.
The full list of pairings for 2017 is:
Aston Merrygold & Janette Manrara
Brian Conley & Amy Dowden
Davood Ghadami & Nadiya Bychkova
Joe McFadden & Katya Jones
Jonnie Peacock & Oti Mabuse
Reverend Richard Coles & Dianne Buswell
Simon Rimmer & Karen Clifton
Alexandra Burke & Gorka Marquez
Charlotte Hawkins & Brendan Cole
Chizzy Akudolu & Pasha Kovalev
Debbie McGee & Giovanni Pernice
Gemma Atkinson & Aljaž Škorjanec
Mollie King & AJ Pritchard
Ruth Langsford & Anton Du Beke
Susan Calman & Kevin Clifton
Who is your favourite partnership? Do you think you know who might win this year’s series?
Strictly Come Dancing 2017’s live shows will start later this month. Take a look at this year’s celebrity contestants in our gallery below: