The Strictly Come Dancing celebrities and their professional partners are counting down to the first live show of the new series on BBC One tonight.

The 12 couples, including the show's first same-sex couple of Olympic gold medal boxer Nicola Adams and pro-dancer Katya Jones, are taking to the floor from 7:25pm.

Adams and Jones will dance the Quickstep to Ella Fitzgerald's Get Happy.

Nicola Adams and Katya Jones

Made in Chelsea's Jamie Laing, who had to pull out on the eve of last year's series due to injury, will dance the Cha-cha-cha with Karen Hauer to Daoi Freyr's Think About Things.

Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer

Presenter JJ Chalmers and Amy Dowden will Waltz to Louis Armstrong's What A Wonderful World.

JJ Chalmers and Amy Dowden

Former politician Jacqui Smith is taking to the floor with Anton Du Beke for a Foxtrot to Monty Python's Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.

Anton Du Beke and Jacqui Smith

EastEnders' Maisie Smith is set for a Samba with Gorka Márquez to Gloria Estefan's Samba (Conga).

Gorka Márquez and Maisie Smith

Comedian Bill Bailey and last year's professional champion Oti Mabuse will dance the Cha-cha-cha to Miriam Makeba's Pata Pata.

Oti Mabuse and Bill Bailey

Men Behaving Badly star Caroline Quentin and Johannes Radebe will perform the American Smooth to Sheena Easton's 9-5 (Morning Train)

Caroline Quentin and Johannes Radebe

BBC Radio One's Clara Amfo and Aljaž Škorjanec are set for the Cha-cha-cha to Dua Lipa's Don't Start Now.

Clara Amfo and Aljaž Škorjanec

Singer and YouTube star HRVY and Janette Manrara will dance the Jive to Stevie Wonder feat. Ariana Grande's Faith.

HRVY and Janette Manrara

Former American footballer Jason Bell and Luba Mushtuk will take to the floor for an American Smooth, with The Temptations' My Girl as their song.

Luba Mushtuk and Jason Bell

The Wanted's Max George and Dianne Buswell will Tango to James Bay's Best Fake Smile.

Max George and Dianne Buswell

Good Morning Britain's Ranvir Singh and Giovanni Pernice will do the Paso Doble to Beyoncé's End of Time.

Giovanni Pernice and Ranvir Singh

Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse are back as judges, with colleague Bruno Tonioli expected to join them later in the series, which is once again hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.

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