12/09/2012 09:54 BST

'Strictly Come Dancing' 2012 Launch: Red Carpet Pics

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...