Razzle Dazzle! Stars sizzle at the launch of Strictly Come Dancing

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There were more sequins than you could shake a glitter ball at... but we'd expect nothing less from the official launch of Strictly Come Dancing.

The professional dancers and celebrities set to compete put their best feet forward as they shimmied down the red carpet.

Here are some key moments from the launch:

Hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman are their usual glamorous selves

Tess and Claudia at the launch (Ian West)

Darcey Bussell shows off her best moves

Darcey Bussell (Ian West)

Wait, are Ed Balls and Laura Whitmore going to be dancing partners?

Laura and Ed (Ian West)

Ore Oduba and Anastacia are already in sync

Ore Oduba and Anastacia (Ian West)

Pro dancer Brendan Cole out pouts Greg Rutherford and Daisy Lowe

Greg Rutherford, Brendan Cole and Daisy Lowe (Ian West)

Lesley Joseph is purple perfection

Lesley Joseph (Ian West)

It's a 10 for Len!

Len Goodman (Ian West)

What a line-up! Say hello to the pro dancers: Joanne Clifton, Otlile Mabuse, Janette Manrara, Karen Clifton and Natalie Lowe

Joanne Clifton, Otlile Mabuse, Janette Manrara, Karen Clifton and Natalie Lowe (Ian West)

A trio of terrific-ness in the form of Louise Redknapp, Will Young and Naga Munchetty

Louise Redknapp, Will Young and Naga Munchetty  (Ian West)

Court is in session! Hello Judge Robert Rinder

Judge Robert Rinder (Ian West)

Wait, is that a smile from judge Craig Revel Horwood?

Craig Revel Horwood (Ian West)

Nice to see you, to see you nice... bring on the first episode of Strictly!