PICTURES! Strictly Come Dancing 2014 contestants in training

See first snaps of stars preparing for live shows

Here’s a first look at the Strictly Come Dancing 2014 stars in training ahead of next weekend’s first live show.

Across next Friday and Saturday, the fifteen stars will perform live for the first time after just a couple of weeks of rehearsals.

In that time their professional partners have had the tough task of turn the busy bunch of mostly complete non dancers into an at least acceptable group of talented tappers.

For the first live show, the fifteen celebs will each be taking on an array of dances including the usual first dances like the Waltz and Cha Cha Cha.

And in Strictly tradition, the celebs can relax a bit as there will be no elimination in this first week.

However the pressure isn’t entirely off, as the judges will still be commenting and marking every routine, with their scores carrying over to the next weekend’s show.

Strictly training has already seen some falls, bumps and bruises but fortunately so far – touch wood – no serious injuries.

Take a browse of some of the celebrities in training with their pro partners in our Strictly gallery below...

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