Strictly Come Dancing 2016 line up! Meet the celebrities on this year's cast

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 contestants confirmed

scd 2016 line up

Here's a look at the confirmed Strictly Come Dancing 2016 celebrities cast ahead of tonight's launch show.

The full line up of fifteen were confirmed earlier this month and the unveiling of this year's all star cast started with former politician Ed Balls, the first celebrity to be revealed.

Singer and actor Will Young and TV presenter Laura Whitmore became the next to be announced for the the show this year.

Also on the cast of Strictly 2016 are sports broadcaster Ore Oduba, Kiss FM DJ Melvin Odoom and singer Louise Redknapp.

strictly come dancing 2016 couples

More celebs selected for this year's Strictly include Hollyoaks hunk Danny Mac, model Daisy Lowe, BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty and singer Anastacia.

Next to sign up were Team GB gymnast Claudia Fragapane and Jugde Rinder, real name Robert.

The final trio were announced at the start of the onth: Actress Lesley Joseph, best known for her role in Birds of a Feather; World Champion long jumper Greg Rutherford, who has just returned from the Olympics in Rio; and EastEnders star Tameka Empson.

After three weeks of intense training with their pros, they'll perform LIVE for the first time this weekend.

As has become customary, the first of this year's Strictly Come Dancing live shows is split into two with the first part on Friday, September 23 from 9PM. The second airs the next day on Saturday, September 24 at 6:30M.

The couples will be split across the Friday and Saturday shows with six couples dancing on Friday and the remaining nine on Saturday.

As always for the first week of Strictly live shows, there will be no public vote and no eliminations with the results show with Tess and Claudia beginning on TV from week two on Sunday nights.

But the judges will still score all the dances and points will be carried forward to next weekend.

strictly come dancing 2016 line up

And 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.

Browse pictures of the confirmed line up above!

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