Strictly Come Dancing 2018: The celebrity contestants get super sparkly at the launch

It's going to be a BIG year


by Emma Dodds |
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This year's series of Strictly Come Dancing is FINALLY getting underway. After months of speculation, we now know which 15 celebrities have signed up to compete for the coveted Glitterball Trophy on Strictly Come Dancing 2018 - and there's a LOT of variation.

Returning to the Strictly judging panel this year is head honcho Shirley Ballas, along with Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel-Horwood - what would the show be without them?! Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly will also return to present the show as they have done previously.

The Strictly launch night took place last night (27th August) in London, giving the celebrity contestants the chance to show off their skills so far whilst wearing the all-important sequins and glitter - and they looked AMAZING.

Strictly Come Dancing 2018: Launch night


Radio Strictly Come Dancing 2018 Launch night stacked

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Susannah Constantine

Fashion expert Susannah Constantine looked stunning in a coral-coloured dress as she posed at the Strictly 2018 launch night.

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Danny John-Jules

Red Dwarf actor Danny John-Jules looked dapper in a green suit jacket, and got his sequin fix via his hat.

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Faye Tozer

Steps singer Faye Tozer gave the audience a twirl on the red carpet in a glittery fringed yellow dress.

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Graeme Swann

Former England cricketing legend Graeme Swann donned a glitzy outfit for the launch night.

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Ashley Roberts

Ashley Roberts may have danced whilst singing in girl group The Pussycat Dolls, but she affirmed that this would not give her an advantage and looked stunning in a bright blue dress.

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Joe Sugg

Zoella's brother Joe Sugg, famous for his YouTube page and book, sported a salmon pink suit with a zany shirt.

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Kate Silverton

Newsreader Kate Silverton couldn't contain her excitement over Strictly, and beamed in a red dress.

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Charles 'Chuck' Venn

Former EastEnders actor Charles Venn smouldered in a subtly glitzy black suit.

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Katie Piper

TV presenter Katie Piper was having the time of her life in a bright pink dress for the Strictly launch.

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Seann Walsh

Comedian Seann Walsh couldn't help himself from making a joke in a lovely dark red suit.

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Lauren Steadman

Paralympic athlete Lauren Steadman looked sensational in a purple dress which showed off her toned legs.

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Dr. Ranj Singh

This Morning's resident health expert Dr. Ranj Singh was in his absolute element on the red carpet, wearing a pink suit with sequined sleeves along with a floral shirt.

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Stacey Dooley

Investigative journalist Stacey Dooley looked fantastic in a gold dress at the launch night.

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Lee Ryan

Lee Ryan just had to wear a Blue suit, didn't he?! The 'All Rise' singer is following in his bandmate Simon Webbe's footsteps by being on the show.

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Vick Hope

Radio presenter Vick Hope showed off her abs in a silver two-piece at the event.

The launch show will air on 8th September, and will kick off this year's series of Strictly Come Dancing. The show will feature musical guests Nile Rodgers and Chic, Craig David and Stefflon Don to perform on the programme which will also reveal which celebrities have been paired with which professional dancer, and they will also perform for the first time in a group dance.

Need more info? Here's everything you need to know about Strictly Come Dancing 2018.

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