Strictly Come Dancing 2012 as it happened – Friday, week 1

Strictly's back! Join Claire Webb for a bit of a waltz and a cha-cha-cha as the first set of celebrity contestants strut their stuff for real...

Radio Times.com is at Cheltenham Literary Festival this weekend (as are Benedict Cumberbatch, Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood and the lovely ladies of Downton – check back here for all the gossip tomorrow) but this roving reporter couldn’t bear to miss Strictly. So I’ve escaped the boffins and bookworms, sneaked back to the hotel and am cha-cha-cha-ing around my room in anticipation… 

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Join me at 9.00pm for glitz, glamour and spray tans galore – and remember to post your own thoughts during the show…