All fifteen celebrities who will compete for the Mirror Ball Trophy 2013 attended the glitzy party at Elstree Studios on Tuesday night (3 September), where we got a glimpse of the stars in their sequins for the first time.
Unsurprisingly model Abbey Clancy looked a-amazing in her gold and feathered outfit. En route to the event she tweeted: "Only in the car on my way to @bbcstriclty and dirty dancing time of my life just came on the radio haha."
Is that a sign she'll be a hit?!
Countdown star Rachel, meanwhile, looked every inch the star as she twirled in her white dress. She wrote: "Had the best night ever on the red carpet meeting all the new celebs!! This series is going to be GIDDY!"
'Murder On The Dance Floor' singer Sophie looked sultry and sophisticated in her bejewelled top and cream skirt, while BBC Breakfast's Susanna was a vision in a sparkling pale silver creation.
Also competing this year are Hollyoaks's Ashley Taylor Dawson, former Corrie star Natalie Gumede, Hairy Biker Dave Myers, TV presenter Vanessa Feltz, rugby player Ben Cohen and businesswoman Deborah Meaden.
Also dancing are actors Mark Benton, Patrick Robinson and Fiona Fullerton, fashion designer Julien Macdonald and golfer Tony Jacklin.
Strictly Come Dancing returns Saturday, 7 September on BBC One
Check out all the stars at the launch below:
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