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The costumes are ready, the shoes have been polished and the ballroom eagerly awaits, as BAFTA award-winning Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One. Join presenters Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman as they host the star-studded launch of the 14th series and bring back some sparkle into Saturday and Sunday nights.Mission Fabulous is nearly complete as the class of 2016 join the presenters, judges and professional dancers on the red carpet and head into the world famous Strictly ballroom for the very first time.Tonight the 15 celebrity contestants will discover which professional dancer they will be paired with as their journey towards the famous Glitter Ball Trophy begins. Once the pairings have been announced the celebrities and professionals will join together and take to the dancefloor for the very first time for an eye-catching group performance.The out of this world judging panel of Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and, in his final year, Len Goodman will be presiding over matters as Strictly's fabulous four get their first sneak peek of the class of 2016 on the dancefloor - although tonight they will be leaving their scoring paddles at home.As well as all this there will be musical performances from Olly Murs and Rebecca Ferguson, as Strictly Come Dancing 2016 blasts off in style.

Episode Title: The Launch Show
Airs: 2016-09-03 at 18:50