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'Strictly Come Dancing' 2017 Couples Pose For Official Photo-Shoot

It's almost time for them to hit the dance floor.

19/09/2017 10:32 BST | Updated 19/09/2017 16:47 BST

This year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ couples have posed for their official photo-shoots, offering fans the briefest of previews of them in action ahead of their dance floor debuts over the weekend.

Following the launch show earlier this month, the 15 pairs are currently hard at work in rehearsals to prepare for their live show debuts on Saturday (23 September), which will see them performing together in front of the nation for the first time.

Admittedly, the 15 celeb contestants are still in the outfits they wore in their official promo pictures, but there are still a few things worth noting - mainly that Karen Clifton has already worked herself into the ground to the point she can no longer stand unaided, and a whole series working with Ed Balls seems to have given Katya Jones supernatural abilities, as she hovers alongside new partner Joe McFadden.

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Katya Jones, bringing levitation to the ballroom
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Simon Rimmer and Karen Clifton

Meanwhile, Ruth Langsford is sporting a shorter do than usual as she poses alongside Anton DuBeke, and judging from Susan Calman’s beaming face, we think this new photo with Kevin Clifton will be replacing the one she already had on the fridge.

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Ruth Langsford
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Now that is a happy face

Check out all the photos in the gallery below…

'Strictly Come Dancing' 2017: Couples Photos

While they’re all smiles in their photos, it’s fair to say that not all the celebrities are finding the training process a walk in the park, with comedian Susan Calman admitting she’s had to overcome dizzy spells while rehearsing for her first routine.

Former ‘Emmerdale’ star Gemma Atkinson has also revealed the toll that her training regime has taken on her body, sharing pictures of her bruised and battered feet on social media.

The first ‘Strictly’ live show kicks off on Saturday night at 6.25pm on BBC One.

Let’s just hope Mollie King is happier with her couples photo than she is with her individual shot, eh…?

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