First official pictures of Strictly Come Dancing contestants and new judging line-up revealed

We bring you a first look at all 15 celebrities taking part this year along with the first picture of Shirley Ballas on the judging panel

Strictly Come Dancing Cast

With Strictly Come Dancing’s 2017 launch show just around the corner, we’ve been given our first glimpse at this year’s celebrity contestants, presenters and judging line-up.

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The first official picture of new Head Judge Shirley Ballas joining Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli has been unveiled:

Strictly Come Dancing Judges Shirley Ballas

Meanwhile presenters Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman are also back and looking as excitable as ever:

Strictly Come Dancing Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman

And here’s our first look at all 15 celebrities now that they’ve been spray tanned and glammed-up to the nines. Well, all apart from Rev. Richard Coles who seems to have just put on a natty velvet blazer and given the fake tan a swerve…

Mollie King

Strictly Come Dancing Mollie King

Susan Calman

Strictly Come Dancing Susan Calman

Rev. Richard Coles

Strictly Come Dancing Richard Coles

Davood Ghadami

Strictly Come Dancing Davood Ghadami

Simon Rimmer

Strictly Come Dancing Simon Rimmer

Charlotte Hawkins

Strictly Come Dancing Charlotte Hawkins

Brian Conley

Strictly Come Dancing Brian Conley

Jonnie Peacock

Strictly Come Dancing Jonnie Peacock

Chizzy Akudolu

Strictly Come Dancing Chizzy Akudolu

Ruth Langsford

Strictly Come Dancing Ruth Langsford

Aston Merrygold

Strictly Come Dancing Aston Merrygold

Debbie McGee

Strictly Come Dancing Debbie McGee

Alexandra Burke

Strictly Come Dancing Alexandra Burke

Joe McFadden

Strictly Come Dancing Joe McFadden

Gemma Atkinson

Strictly Come Dancing Gemma Atkinson
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Strictly Come Dancing returns at 7pm on Saturday September 9 on BBC1.