It's the start of a new series! So, here's everything you need to know about this weekend's Strictly Come Dancing.

It’s time to dust off ‘ya sequins, limber up the ol’ dancing shoes and fall back in love with Will Young all over again.

Yup, you guessed it… Strictly Come Dancing is due to Waltz/Tango/Ballroom straight back into our lives this very weekend, with a brand new series kicking off tonight!

*Insert celebratory leg kick here*.

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So, whilst we await the new series with open (and perfectly poised) arms, here’s all the deets you need to know about tonight’s kick off.

We’re talking who, what, where, when and why…

Where and when: 

The 2016 contest is kicking off this weekend in a two part show. The first show starts tonight (Friday 23rd of September) on BBC1 at 9pm, and the second will be on Saturday the 24th at 6:30pm.

Why: There are so many contestants for this years contest, Strictly bosses have decided to split the show into two for the opening show. Over the two nights, all fifteen couples will take to the floor to showcase their first dance.

However, despite the big ol’ number of sparkly celebs shaking their stuff, there will not be a public vote this week and therefore no eliminations which kinda takes the pressure off, right?!

Who: The confirmed fifteen celebrities include presenter Laura Whitmore, model Daisy Lowe, presenter Melvin Odoom, politician Ed Balls, athlete Greg Rutherford and singer Will Young.

And whilst it’s still only early doors for this years contest, Bookies William Hill are already placing bets on who will the home the 2016 glitterball trophy- with Will Young becoming a fast early favourite for champion of the dance floor, with odds of 7/2.

According to a survey, fans are hoping for Will to take the ball-crown (see what we did there? Like ballgown but CROWN) closely followed by TV judge Robert Rinder and Louise Redknapp.

Check out Will and Karen’s first official pic as a pairing… #Strictly

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If anyone wants us, we’ll be practicing our fox trot in front of the telly. No biggie.

Alice Perry