When do Strictly Come Dancing 2014 live shows start: All You need to know!

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From the Strictly Come Dancing 2014 start date to the celebrities line up and pro pairings, here's all you need to know about this year's new series!

When do the Strictly Come Dancing live shows start!?

The Strictly Come Dancing 2014 live shows begin - as usual - with a two part opener on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th of September.

In two groups over both shows, the 15 celebrities and their professional dancers take to the dance floor for the very first time and in a hope of impressing judges Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel-Horwood and Bruno Tonioli.

Who's on Strictly Come Dancing this year?

This year's Strictly line up is made up of fifteen celebs, including The Saturdays’ Frankie Bridge, Tennis star Judy Murray, This Morning presenter Alison Hammond and Rugby hunk Thom Evans.

Joining them are Blue’s Simon Webbe, former TOWIE cast member Mark Wright, Casualty actress Sunetra Sarker, Eastender Jake Wood, Wildlife telly host Steve Backshall and BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills.

And completing the line up are singer Pixie Lott, ex Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack, comedienne Jennifer Gibney, Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace and Bargain Hunt host Tim Wonnacott.

What are the Strictly Come Dancing 2014 pairings?

The female celebrity pairings are:

Pixie and Trent Whiddon
Jennifer and Tristan McManus
Judy and Anton Du Beke
Alison and Aljaz Skorjanec
Sunetra and Brendan Cole
Caroline and Pasha Kovalev
Frankie and Kevin Clifton

The male celebrity pairings are:
Greg and Aliona Vilani
Scott and Joanne Clifton
Tim and Natalie Lowe
Mark and Karen Hauer
Simon and Kristina Rihanoff
Thom and Iveta Lukosiute
Jake and Janette Manrara
Steve Backshall and Ola Jordan

Who's favourite to win?

Support for Pixie Lott isn’t slowing down after opening night and bookmakers Coral have already her the hot 7-2 favourite to be crowned this year’s Strictly winner.

Of course, it could all change once the dancing actually begins!

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