Strictly Come Dancing returns to our screens this weekend for a new series and a new group of famous faces who will aim to get their hands on the Glitterball trophy.

The first episode is pre-recorded and will reveal which professional dancers who will pair up with each of  the celebrities.

EastEnders star Bobby Brazier and Coronation Street legend Les Dennis are among the celebrities taking to the dance floor this year.

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Here are the Strictly contestants taking part this autumn:

  • Sherlock and Mr Selfridge actress Amanda Abbington
  • Former newsreader Angela Rippon
  • Stage and screen star Layton Williams
  • Channel 4 journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy
  • Comedian Eddie Kadi
  • Irish presenter Angela Scanlon
  • Love Island’s Zara McDermott
  • Emmerdale and Waterloo Road actor Adam Thomas
  • BBC radio presenter Nikita Kanda
  • Coronation Street's Ellie Leach
  • Paralympic Champion Jody Cundy CBE
  • Eastenders star Bobby Brazier
  • Casualty star Nigel Harman
  • British tennis player Annabel Croft
  • Former Family Fortunes host and actor Les Dennis

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How to watch Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly fans will need to be sat in front of their TVs from 6.35pm on Saturday, September 16 as the first episode airs.

Also in the first episode, viewers will see the professional dancers perform three routines including a group number with the new cast.

Current Strictly champions Hamza and Jowita will also make a triumphant return and Jessie Ware will perform one of her biggest hits in the ballroom.