See final rehearsals for Strictly Come Dancing's first live show

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Here's a look at how the Strictly Come Dancing 2016 celebrities are doing in rehearsals ahead of the very first live show.

This year's Strictly cast are now just HOURS away from the opening weekend of live shows which start TODAY on Friday, September 23 before continuing on Saturday, September 24.

The couples will be split across the two shows with six couples dancing on Friday and the remaining nine on Saturday although the line up on each show has not yet been confirmed.

While - as usual - there will be no elimination in week one, the marks from the judges for the first dances will carry forward and help determine which two couples will be in the bottom dance off in Week 2.

Ahead of this evening's first live performance, here's all of the latest from the celebs and their pro partners...

Remember, Strictly Come Dancing 2016 begins at 9PM tonight LIVE on BBC One.

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