LOOK! Ashley Taylor Dawson, Ben Cohen, Dave Myers, Susanna Reid, Deborah Meaden, Fiona Fullerton in new Strictly Come Dancing 2013 trailer!

by Lisa McGarry

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Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC this Saturday night and this morning we have been treated to the first look at this year’s stars in all their finery.

The lineup for the news series was fully confirmed on Monday and this year it’s a bumper crop of fifteen stars to be paired with the professional dancers and compete in the hit TV series.

The celebs all donned their glad rags for a new promo for the 2013 run and after the red carpet launch in London last night, the video was premiered by the BBC to the delight of fans.

The new trailer features some previously seen footage of the professional crew flipping, somersaulting and apparently flying but added to the mix is stars such as Ashley Taylor Dawson, Ben Cohen, Dave Myers, Susanna Reid and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, who look on in amazement as the pros demonstrate their skills.

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Saturday’s launch show will be filmed in London tonight and at the event, the celebrities will be paired with one of the experts and the video asks:

‘Who will meet their perfect partner?’

The new series begins on BBC One, Saturday at 6.50pm and runs until 8.10, which means it will only overlap with ITV’s X Factor for it’s final 10 minutes. The main series will then begin later in September.

Stars taking part in the show include Coronation Street star Natalie Gumede, fashion designer Julien Macdonald, actor Mark Benton and Countdown star Rachel Riley, who has been picked out as a favourite to win.

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Professional dancer Pasha Kovalev knows who he will be dancing with this year already and having seen the pairings, he seems pretty convinced that there could be a romance on the cards for a few of the hopefuls this year.

We just want to know who!

Unreality TV will be at the Strictly launch episode tonight but we’ve been told to keep our lips sealed about who will be dancing with who until later in the week. Check back with us before Saturday for all the gossip!

Fans seem excited about the new run and comments on the youtube video included:

“The other celebrities had better beware, the last time I saw Sophie Ellis Bextor in a dancing competition, it did not end well for the people she was up against. You could say it was Murder on the Dancefloor. Yes I went there.”

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“Sophie ellis bextor to win!”

“MMMMM!!! BEN COHEN! TV just got 10x hotter and a whole lotta woofier!”

“It’s gonna blow The X Craptor out of the water!”

Are you looking forward to Strictly? Leave your comments below…

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!