This year's Strictly Come Dancing contestants stepped out in their gladrags last night for the launch of the current season of the show.

Kimberley Walsh, Denise Van Outen and Victoria Pendlteon were among the famous stars who pulled out all the stops at the launch of the series wearing a selection of bold and glittery outfits.

Van Outen looked stunning in a silver, tassled mini dress, while she wore her hair in a side ponytail, finishing off the glamourous look with a slick of red lipstick.

Denise Van Outen

Girls Aloud singer Walsh wore a gold cut-out number which featured a bandeau top with cut-outs at the waist and hips.

Kimberley Walsh

Olympian Victoria Pendlteon arrived at the event in a glitzy, short mini dress which also had dramatic cut-out detailing at the front at back.

Victoria Pendleton

American supermodel Jerry Hall chose a bright red evening gown for the event, which had a low back and glittery detailing.

Jerry Hall

TV presenter Britton went for a 1920s style purple flapper dress, while Byrne wore a slick grey shirt with embellishments on the shoulders.

Fern Britton

Nicky Byrne

Strictly hosts Bruce Fosythe and Tess Daly posed together at the launch, with Daly choosing a fabulous monochrome Stella McCartney gown for the evening.

Bruce Forsythe, Tess Daly