03/09/2013 16:59 BST | Updated 03/09/2013 17:09 BST

'Strictly Come Dancing': Abbey Clancy, Rachel Riley And Sophie Ellis-Bextor Bring The Glamour To Press Launch (PICTURES)

Abbey Clancy, Rachel Riley and Sophie Ellis-Bextor helped add an extra touch of sparkle to the 'Strictly Come Dancing' press launch on Tuesday night.

The trio of glamourpusses looked fabulous in their ballroom frocks as they took to the red carpet at the event held at the show's new studios in Elstree, London.

'Countdown' maths whizz Rachel led the pack in a Marilyn Monroe inspired dress, complete with ringlets in her hair.

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Rachel Riley

Abbey dazzled in a glitzy one-shoulder silver dress, finished off with a feather trim, while Sophie was a sixties siren with her hair in a beehive and wearing a silky white number.

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Abbey Clancy

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor

They were joined by their fellow contestants golfer Tony Jacklin, broadcaster Vanessa Feltz, 'BBC Breakfast' host Susanna Reid, 'Dragons' Den' star Deborah Meaden, former 'Coronation Street' star Natalie Gumede, rugby player Ben Cohen, actress Fiona Fullerton, Hairy Biker Dave Myers, Hollyoaks' Ashley Taylor Dawson, 'Casualty' star Patrick Robinson, Waterloo Road's Mark Benton and designer Julien Macdonald as they spoke to the nation's press.

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Hosts Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly were on hand to keep order to proceedings.

Tess looked stunning in a backless gold and black gown, as she larked around with Brucie in front of the cameras.

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Tess Daly

Earlier this week, she admitted she fears the hit BBC ballroom show has a shelf-life, as it will run out of top-notch celebrities willing to compete.


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