Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Watch the celebs in their first dance

Here's a look at the Strictly Come Dancing celebs in their first performance.

This year we've fifteen celebrity contestants and last night's launch saw them partnered up with the pros.

Straight after they hit the dancefloor for the first time with a group performance invoking all the celebs and professional dancers.

For 2016 the professional dancers include a number of new faces after five others left. Joining Strictly are World Champion Katya Jones, Ukrainian Champion Oksana Platero and top Spanish dance professional Gorka Marquez.

Also becoming apart of the Strictly family for 2016 are a trio of British dancers including World Champion Neil Jones and British and European Youth Latin and Ballroom Champions, AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt, who will be the youngest ever professional dancers to appear on Strictly Come Dancing.

However both Neil and Chloe won't get a celeb partner, instead only appearing in the pro routines and acting as standbys in case of any injuries.

Meanwhile the celebrity contestants of 2016 are Ed Balls, Will Young, Laura Whitmore, Ore Oduba, Melvin Odoom, Louise Redknapp, Danny Mac, Daisy Lowe, Naga Munchetty, Anastacia, Claudia Fragapane, Jugde Rinder, Lesley Joseph, Greg Rutherford and Tameka Empson.

Now all the celebs and pros have three weeks of intensive training before they have their first LIVE performance on BBC One at the end of the month.

There will be no public vote in the first week and the results show with Tess and Claudia will begin from week two on Sunday nights. From then, each week the two couples with the lowest combined scores, from the judges and public vote, will face each other in the dance off, with one couple leaving the competition for good.

Meet the Strictly couples for 2016 below...

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