PICTURES! See Strictly Come Dancing 2016 celebrities in training for first live show

Strictly Come Dancing line up in rehearsals

Here's a first look at some of the Strictly Come Dancing 2016 line up in training for the first live show.

Strictly is back on our screens this Friday and Saturday nights as the fifteen couples perform live.

Six will dance on the Friday show from 9PM before the remaining nine hit the ballroom the next night at 6:30PM.

As always for the first week, the judges will issue scores but the contestants can relax a little as there will be no elimination.

However, the pressure isn't completely off as the scores will carry forward and will be combined with the first viewer vote to determine the bottom two dancers the next weekend.

The celebs partnered up earlier in the month with Greg Rutherford partnered up with Natalie Lowe, Judge Rinder joining new pro Oksana Platero and Danny Mac with Oti Mabuse.

More pairings are Melvin Odoom coupled up with Janette Manrara, Ore Oduba dancing with Joanne Clifton, Will Young together with Karen Clifton and - the last of the male celebs - Ed Balls and another new pro, Katya Jones.

There is also a new male pro, with AJ Pritchard partnered with Claudia Fragapane.

The rest of the female celebrity pairings are Lesley Joseph & Anton du Beke, Naga Munchetty & Pasha Kovalev, Daisy Lowe & Aljaž Škorjanec, Louise Redknapp & Kevin Clifton, Tamika Empson & Gorka Marquez, , Anastacia & Brendan Cole and finally Laura Whitmore & Giovanni Pernice.

Phew!

See pics of the celebs in training above.

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