Strictly Come Dancing 2017: See Charlotte Hawkins and Brendan Cole in training

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Here's a first look at Charlotte Hawkins and Brendan Cole in rehearsals for Strictly Come Dancing 2017's first live show.

The pair were coupled up in last weekend's launch show and have since been hitting the rehearsal room for some intense training.


The first Strictly songs and dances were revealed last week, with Charlotte and Brendan set to Foxtrot to The Best Is Yet To Come by Michael Buble

In this video we see Charlotte take her very first steps and their very tentative ones.

"I think the thing that's going to be tricky is some of the steps, even turning around, it looks really straight forward and you go to do and you can't even balance, you're falling over, you haven't got the right foot," she says.

The Good Morning Britain presenter tells cameras: "I've just got to practice, practice, practice. Think like a dancer."


Brendan is confident: "It's a tricky one to start with but seeing what Charlotte's got at the moment I'm so glad we're starting with it.

"She looks stunning in it already from day one, it's going to be beautiful."

Charlotte adds: "I'm a little bit worried about how exhausting it is after day one... but bring it on, I will dance by the end of it."

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 is back on TV this weekend for the first live show.

The celebs have had just two weeks to work on their debut routines with their pro partners before performing them live for viewers and the judges.

Fortunately for all the celebs, there is the usual first week reprieve with no one leaving the competition this time aroud.

However all the dances will still be critiqued and marked by judges Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Shirley Ballas.

And those marks will carry forward to the next week where one unlucky celeb WILL be given the boot.


> Strictly Come Dancing 2017 spoilers! Week one songs and dances REVEALED!

Strictly Come Dancing begins this Saturday night, September 23 at 6:25PM on BBC One.

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