See all the celebs taking part in the new series…

Strictly Come Dancing is back! Sixteen new celebrities are
taking to the dance floor in the hope of winning the glitter ball trophy
– but who will be the Strictly champ?

It’s time to meet the stars of our show! S Club pop star Rachel Stevens will be doing the cha cha with partner Vincent Simone.

presenter and ex-tennis star Andrew Castle is hoping to jive his way to
the final with partner Ola Jordan, while Holby City actor Tom Chambers
is paired with Camilla Dallerup.

Other Strictly hopefuls
include TV Chef Gary Rhodes, dancing with Karen Hardy, and Ex-EastEnders
actress Gillian Taylforth, who will step out with Anton du Beke.

People singer Heather Small is to jump to the two-step with newcomer
Brian Fortuna while actress Jessie Wallace will be grooving alongside
former champion Darren Bennett.

Model Jodie Kidd is set to salsa with the equally leggy Ian Waite. Fellow model Lisa Snowdon and Strictly Come Dancing stalwart Brendan Cole are also hoping for chemistry on the dance floor.

Journalist John Sergeant, the oldest Strictly contestant, is to put on his dancing shoes with blonde newcomer Kristina Rihanoff.

Rugby player Austin Healey couples up with partner Erin Boag. Meanwhile presenter Christine Bleakley is partnered with the 2007 Strictly Come Dancing winner Matthew Cutler, who won the show in style with Alesha Dixon.

Olympic swimmer Mark Foster hopes to tango his way onto the dance floor – he’s partnered with newcomer Hayley Holt.

Don Warrington will perform with 2005 victor Lilia Kopylova and actress
Cherie Lunghi is ready to flaunt her moves with feisty James Jordan.

Ex-EastEnders actor Phil Daniels completes the line-up. He’ll hit the dance floor with professional partner Flavia Cacace.

The contestants are ready for battle – bring on Strictly Come Dancing 2008! The show begins on 20 September on BBC 1.