The glitterball has been fired up, the fake tan has been applied and the sequins have been sewn on, which can all only mean one thing - Strictly Come Dancing is back!

Last night the new batch of contestants, which includes Kimberley Walsh, Fern Britton, Denise Van Outen and Victoria Pendleton, turned out on the red carpet for the official launch of the new series alongside the professional dancers and presenters Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly.

Take a look at all the pics from the glittering event in our gallery below...

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  • Strictly Come Dancing - Red Carpet Launch

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Victoria Pendleton attends the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012 at BBC Television Centre on September 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Strictly Come Dancing - Red Carpet Launch

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Denise Van Outen attends the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012 at BBC Television Centre on September 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Strictly Come Dancing - Red Carpet Launch

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: The professional dancers attend the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012 at BBC Television Centre on September 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Strictly Come Dancing - Red Carpet Launch

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Kristina Rihanoff attends the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012 at BBC Television Centre on September 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Strictly Come Dancing - Red Carpet Launch

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone attend the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012 at BBC Television Centre on September 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Strictly Come Dancing - Red Carpet Launch

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Jerry Hall attends the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012 at BBC Television Centre on September 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Strictly Come Dancing - Red Carpet Launch

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Erin Boag attends the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012 at BBC Television Centre on September 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Strictly Come Dancing - Red Carpet Launch

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Dani Harmer attends the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012 at BBC Television Centre on September 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Strictly Come Dancing - Red Carpet Launch

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Aliona Vilani attends the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012 at BBC Television Centre on September 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Strictly Come Dancing - Red Carpet Launch

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Karen Hauer attends the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012 at BBC Television Centre on September 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Strictly Come Dancing - Red Carpet Launch

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Ola Jordan attends the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012 at BBC Television Centre on September 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Strictly Come Dancing - Red Carpet Launch

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Karen Hauer attends the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012 at BBC Television Centre on September 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Strictly Come Dancing - Red Carpet Launch

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Denise Van Outen attends the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012 at BBC Television Centre on September 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Kimberley Walsh arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Olympian Victoria Pendleton arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Dani Harmer arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Denise Van Outen arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Tess Daly arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Olympian Victoria Pendleton arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Olympian Victoria Pendleton arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Tess Daly arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Denise Van Outen arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Kimberley Walsh arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Olympian Victoria Pendleton arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Fern Britton arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Denise Van Outen arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Lisa Riley arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Olympian Victoria Pendleton arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Louis Smith arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Denise Van Outen arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Johnny Ball arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Jerry Hall arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Kimberley Walsh arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Victoria Pendleton and Louis Smith arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Tess Daly arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Denise Van Outen arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Olympian Victoria Pendleton arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Kimberley Walsh arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Dani Harmer arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Jerry Hall arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Kimberley Walsh arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Denise Van Outen arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Tess Daly arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Olympian Victoria Pendleton arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Fern Britton arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Colin Salmon arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Sir Bruce Forsyth arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Olympian Louis Smith arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - London

    Olympian Louis Smith arriving for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012, at BBC TV Centre in west London.

  • Strictly Come Dancing - Red Carpet Launch

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Artem Chigvintsev attends the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2012 at BBC Television Centre on September 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)