PICTURES! Strictly Come Dancing 2013 live shows - final rehearsals!

Strictly Come Dancing 2013 kicks off its live shows tonight and here's a first look at rehearsals.

Tonight will see the first half of the celebrity line up dancing live for the judges and us viewers.

There will be no public vote or elimination, but the often harsh Strictly panel will be making their feelings clear and giving marks.

Those points will be carried forward to next weekend's show where, combined with a viewer's vote, they will decided who is the first celeb to be eliminated from the show.

In these behind the scenes rehearsal pictures we see Corrie star Natalie Gumede mastering her Cha Cha with pro partner Artem Chigvintsev.

She's joined by singer Sophie Ellis-Bexter and Brendan Cole, who will be performing a Waltz to Moon River by Audrey Hepburn on this evening's show.

Also performing this evening are Ashley and Ola, Mark and Iveta, Susanna and Kevin and Tony and Aliona.

Strictly Come Dancing 2013 starts tonight at 9PM on BBC One.

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The remaining celebs will perform tomorrow (Saturday) night from 6:30PM on BBC One.

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