- Check out the full Strictly Come Dancing 2023 line-up
The Strictly Come Dancing celebrities donned their finest ensembles as they posed together for the first time ahead of making their show debut.
With the launch show just a week away, the 15 contestants slipped into sparkly gold and black outfits and posed up a storm, much to the delight of fans.
In the official photo of the 2023 line-up, all the ladies put on a leggy display as they rocked glamorous gold dresses for the group photo.
Meanwhile, the gentlemen looked dapper in a variety of looks in black, gold and neutral hues.
The 21st series of the BBC show will kick off on Saturday 16 September, with viewers finally seeing which pro partners the celebrities will be paired with.
Fab-u-lous! The Strictly Come Dancing celebrities donned their finest ensembles as they posed together for the first time ahead of making their show debut
This year’s Strictly will see Amanda Abbington, Angela Rippon, Layton Williams, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Eddie Kadi, Angela Scanlon, Zara McDermott, Adam Thomas and Nikita Kanda take to the floor.
This year’s Strictly will see Amanda, Angela Rippon, Layton Williams, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Eddie Kadi, Angela Scanlon, Zara McDermott, Adam Thomas and Nikita Kanda take to the floor.
The series, hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman , will run for 13 weeks and is set to conclude with the live final on December 16.
Meanwhile, the full line-up was revealed as the professional dancers took centre stage in the show’s dazzling first trailer.
In the new clip filmed at Tate Britain in London, Jowita Przystal is seen taking in the sights with Vito Coppola, while Graziano Di Prima and Katya Jones dance.
Lining the steps of the iconic building, they were joined by Dianne Buswell, Nadiya Bychkova, Carlos Gu, Karen Hauer, Neil Jones and Nikita Kuzmin.
Gorka Marquez, Luba Mushtuk, Lauren Oakley, Giovanni Pernice, Johannes Radebe, Michelle Tsiakkas, Kai Widdrington and Nancy Xu were also pictured.
Amy Dowden currently can’t compete in the group numbers as she undergoes chemotherapy for breast cancer.
Stunners: L-R Angela Rippon, Layton Williams, Nigel Harman, Ellie Leach, Amanda Abbington, Les Dennis, Adam Thomas, Eddie Kadi, Angela Scanlon
Keep dancing! L- R Nikita Kanda, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Annabel Croft, Jody Cundy, Zara McDermott and Bobby Brazier
Training for the series is already in full swing, but this year’s line up are already suffering from a string of injuries as they prepare for the live shows.
Four of the celebrities have already experienced a gruesome injury or painful strain, starting with actress Amanda Abbington who uploaded a gruesome snap of her injury.
The Mr Selfridge star shared a picture of her foot to Instagram as she displayed her huge purple blood blister which spread across the ball of her foot.
The star captioned the post: ‘Blood blister… So… dancing in heels, when you absolutely aren’t a dancer, is clearly a blister minefield but, moreover, very much a young man’s game… however, onwards.’
However Amanda wasn’t deterred from the rehearsal room as she continued: ‘Back tomorrow for more shenanigans!’
Glitzy: The Strictly Come Dancing full line-up was revealed as the professional dancers took centre stage in the show’s dazzling first trailer
Incredible: In the new clip filmed at Tate Britain in London, Jowita Przystal is seen taking in the sights with Vito Coppola, while Graziano Di Prima and Katya Jones dance
Empathising with her fellow contestant, Love Island star Zara McDermott commented: ‘Same here … I’ll rub your feet you rub mine?’
Zara’s feet are also apparently not looking their best after she suffered a bloody toe during a training session.
Elsewhere EastEnders star Bobby Brazier has been working intensely with a physio as he stretched out in preparation for the demanding routines.
Fellow soap star Adam Thomas also hasn’t found training easy after he revealed he was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis just days after being announced as a dancer on the show.
The Waterloo Road actor opened up on Instagram last month as he celebrated his 35th birthday.
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