We now know when ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ will start - and there’s not long to wait.
Prior to the announcement, it had been widely anticipated that ‘Strictly’ would return to our screens on 9 September, as the launch show is being recorded on 5 September at Elstree studios.
The special show will see the celebrities paired up with their professional partners, as they also take to the floor for the first time with a group dance.
Bosses have also confirmed there will be a tribute to late former host Sir Bruce Forsyth, following his death last week, at the age of 89.
This year, the celebs taking part in ‘Strictly’ are ‘Holby City’ actress Chizzy Akudolu, ‘Good Morning Britain’ presenter Charlotte Hawkins, The Saturdays singer Mollie King, comedian Brian Conley, daytime queen Ruth Langsford, ‘EastEnders’ hunk Davood Ghadami, ‘X Factor’ winner Alexandra Burke, Paralympian Jonnie Peacock and magician’s assistant Debbie McGee.