Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Rachel Riley tanned and ready to perform!

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Countdown star Rachel Riley has said she's fully prepared for tonight's Strictly Come Dancing 2013 live show.

Last night we saw the first six celebs take to the dance floor, with the likes of Sophie Ellis-Bexter and Ashley Taylor-Dawson performing for the judges.

Tonight, the remainder of the fifteen strong line up will dance live for the first time.

There will be no public vote or elimination, but the judges' marks will be carried over to next week's second show.

Rachel tweeted yesterday: “I am now the colour of rich mahogany and have many leather bound books #Strictly”

She added: “Got to see my dress for my first Strictly dance this morning and WOW the Strictly wardrobe department are amazing! Can’t wait for our waltz!”

Her pro partner Pasha Kovalev was also looking forward to their first live dance, tweeting: "So excited to dance with @RachelRileyRR Thank you all for your support Good luck to all the pros and celebs Let’s make it the best show ever”

However, it's not been such a good week for Rachel, who on Thursday slept in and left Pasha alone!

The TV host didn't hear her alarm clock and it meant that Pasha had to chat on BBC Breakfast alone.

She tweeted: “So sorry to miss @Susannareid100 @Keviclifton & leave @PashaKovalev partnerless for BBC breakfast this morning – obv need a new alarm clock!”

Strictly Come Dancing 2013 airs tonight at 6:30PM on BBC One.

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