What the internet thought of tonight’s Strictly Come Dancing launch show

Twitter was feeling the love for telly's sparkliest Saturday night show, spotting fake smiles and lusting after the new professional dancers

Strictly Come Dancing made a triumphant return to our telly screens this evening as the show’s 13th series kicked off on BBC1. 15 brand new celebrities were paired with their professional partners. It was exciting – and it looks like Twitter has already been Strictly-fied after just one episode….

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There was excitement from viewers and the dancers alike… 

Eagle-eyed viewers reckoned they spied a few fake smiles… 

But they were quickly distracted by the rather aesthetically pleasing new pros: 

Soon it was time for the celebs to meet their professional partners. And we think it’s fair to say Iwan Thomas was one of the most chuffed with his… 

Jay McGuiness definitely got the sympathy vote for looking so terrified…

Helen George was already gaining fans – and jealous admirers 

While Twitter predicted that Kirsty and Brendan could be Strictly’s most competitive couple to date

And that bookies favourite Peter Andre was definitely headed for brilliant things…

There was some concern that Anthony Ogogo might have got confused about what show he was on…

But all in all, Twitter was loving the sparkle of Strictly being back on their telly screens.

If only we didn’t have to wait another three weeks for the next episode, eh?

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Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC1 on Friday 25th September


Robin Windsor, Alex Jones and Sir Bruce Forsyth will be at the Radio Times Festival this September Tickets are available here.