Strictly Come Dancing 2018: Watch the celebs in their first dance

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

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

In 2018, the pro line up has seen a bit of a switch up with some new names.

The BBC Has confirmed three new pros for this year's series: They are Italian Latin Champion Graziano Di Prima, Professional South African Latin Champion Johannes Radebe and four-time winner of the Italian Dance Championship Luba Mushtuk.

But we have lost two Strictly pros: Brendan Cole, a series original, and Chloe Hewitt, who joined in 2016, will both be leaving the show.

The new pros will join returning Strictly professionals AJ Pritchard, Aljaž Škorjanec, Amy Dowden, Anton Du Beke, Dianne Buswell, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Janette Manrara, Karen Clifton, Katya Jones, Kevin Clifton, Nadiya Bychkova, Neil Jones, Oti Mabuse and Pasha Kovalev.

However Neil Jones alongside newbies Graziano and Johannes won't get a celeb partner, instead only appearing in the pro routines and acting as standbys in case of any injuries.

Tonight, the remaining 15 pros found out their celebrity partners.

The couples starting Strictly Come Dancing 2018 are Oti Mabuse and Graeme Swann, Katya Jones and Seann Walsh, Janette Manrara and Dr Ranj Singh and Pasha Kovalev and Ashley Roberts.

They're joined by Giovanni Pernice and Faye Tozer, Dianne Buswell and Joe Sugg, Aljaž Škorjanec and Kate Silverton and AJ Pritchard and Lauren Steadman.

Also on this year's series are Karen Clifton and Charles Venn, Graziano Di Prima and Vick Hope, Kevin Clifton and Stacey Dooley and Anton Du Beke and Susannah Constantine.

Rounding off the line up are Amy Dowden and Danny John-Jules, Gorka Marquez and Katie Piper and Nadiya Bychkova and Lee Ryan.

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

And before long, it'll be time for the first elimination of the series.

Strictly Come Dancing's first live show airs on Saturday, September 22.

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