The season launch for Strictly Come Dancing 2018 kicked off on Monday night, with the stars of the show making a glamorous display at the extravagant event.
Not ones to fade into the background, co-hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman dazzled as they stepped out onto the stage at the BBC Broadcasting House, London.
The former model, 49, was sure to turn heads in a sparkling silver gown as she joined the television presenter, 46, who looked stylish in her androgynous tuxedo look.
Strictly Come Dancing launch 2018: Tess Daly dazzled in a sparkling silver gown as she joined tuxedo-clad Claudia Winkleman at star-studded event on Monday
The hosts looked every inch the show women as they put on a very animated display at the star-studded launch.
The dynamic duo added to their statuesque figures in a pair of matching black stiletto heels, and held hands as they stomped down the catwalk.
Tess’ halterneck dress fit snugly on her trim frame, and she looked glamorous as she let her blonde locks cascade over her shoulders.
Stylish: The dynamic duo added to their statuesque figures in a pair of matching black stiletto heels, and held hands as they stomped down the catwalk
Dream team: The hosts looked every inch the show women as they put on a very animated display at the star-studded event
The British rose brushed on a slick of nude lipstick, as well as dark mascara and eyeliner to complete her overall look for the night.
Claudia pulled her raven tresses into a stylish bun, while her fringe framed her petite face well which she accentuated with a glamorous palette of make-up.
Both women looked incredibly pleased to be kicking off the show’s launch ahead of its return to the BBC, as they smiled and laughed their entire way through the event.
Showing off their moves: The co-hosts couldn’t help but dance as they stepped out on stage
Sensational: The British rose brushed on a slick of nude lipstick, as well as dark mascara and eyeliner to complete her overall look for the night
Yay! Both women looked incredible pleased to be kicking off the show’s launch ahead of its return to the BBC as they smiled and laughed their entire way through the event
Wow! Tess was sure to make heads turn in her glittering ensemble at the extravagant event
Darcey Bussell led the glamour at the launch in a plunging fuchsia pink ballgown, which had a long train, as she joined her judging panel of Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli.
The former Royal Ballet principal ballerina and judge, 49, looked stunning in the bold ensemble as she styled her short brunette locks into a dramatic curled sweptback hairdo.
Darcey proved diamonds really are a girl’s best friend as she accessorised her look with a pair of jaw-dropping pendant earrings, bracelet and oversized tortoise shell sunglasses.
Smile and wave: The co-hosts beamed as they walked down the catwalk and saw the adoring crowd ahead of them
Dazzling: Tess looked incredible in her sleek gown
Glamorous judging panel: Darcey Bussell led the glamour in a plunging fuchsia pink ballgown as she joined her judging panel of Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli
Wow! Ashley Roberts (left) and Katie Piper (right) sparkled in their ballroom attire
Making an entrance: The co-hosts looked sensational as they arrived at the event
Sparkle, sparkle: Tess glittered as she posed for photos at the ballroom extravaganza
Ta-da!: The dancers looked every inch the Strictly stars as they showed off their toned figures in black, red and silver sparkly sheer outfits
She was joined by her co-star and head judge, Shirley Ballas, who oozed Hollywood glamour in a white halterneck midi dress, with a sheer and beaded chiffon cape over the top.
The Queen of Latin styled her raven locks into a voluminous tied back hairdo, with the front strands loose, she added a slick of glamorous make-up which included a dark red lipstick.
She accessorised her look with a set of red and pearl studded heels, as well as a pair of oversized black sunglasses.
Meanwhile, the professional dancers made sure to put on a spectacle on the star-studded red carpet as Anton du Beke showed off his snake hips with flame-haired Dianne Buswell.
The duo looked every inch the Strictly stars as they showed off their toned figures in black, red and silver sparkly sheer outfits.
Showing their moves: The judging panel couldn’t help but have a good time at the event
Enviable figures: Karen Clifton and Janette Manrara wowed in their sparkling outfits
Defiant: Exs Karen and Kevin Clifton proved their split hasn’t marred their professional relationship as they danced up a storm at the event
Show-stoppers: The professional dancers made sure to put on a spectacle on the star-studded red carpet as Anton du Beke showed off his snake hips with flame-haired Dianne Buswell
The launch show for Strictly Come Dancing will be filmed on August 31, with the celebrities pairing up with their professional dance partners.
The launch show will air on September 8.
Anticipation has been mounting for the new series ever since the lineup was officially confirmed, with names such as Lee Ryan, Ashley Roberts and Susannah Constantine set to take to the dancefloor.
It will be the first time viewers will see the celebs dance with their professions in a group dance.
The first show will feature special guests Nile Rodgers and Chic, Craig David and Stefflon Don.
Glamorous duo: The former Royal Ballet principal ballerina and judge, 49, looked every inch the show woman in the bold ensemble as she styled her short brunette locks into a dramatic curled sweptback hairdo
Wow factor: Shirley Ballas oozed Hollywood glamour in a white halterneck midi dress, with a sheer and beaded chiffon cape over the top
Pretty in pink: Darcey Bussell led the glamour in a plunging fuchsia pink ballgown with a long train at the Strictly Come Dancing launch in London on Monday night
Doubling up: Ahead of the red carpet event, it seemed that host of the show Tess Daly and new contestant Faye Tozer had compared notes, both walking into the event in identical ensembles
Ahead of the red carpet event, it seemed that Tess and new contestant Faye Tozer had compared notes, both walking into the event in identical ensembles.
Before dolling themselves up for the glam debut show, each blonde strutted into the studios in London in matching khaki army jackets.
They both wore white tops underneath and black skinny leggings, and even their bags were matching, as each toted a small black leather shoulder purse.
Everything was identical between the two – down to their pink trainers, but the main difference was that Faye covered her blonde locks with a beige baseball cap, while Tess let her mane fall loosely around her shoulders.
Gal pals: Tess strutted alongside head judge Shirley, who walked with her in a white blouse and black slacks
Difference: Faye covered her blonde locks with a beige baseball cap, while Tess let her mane fall loosely around her shoulders
What a laugh: Shirley was seen on the arm of a tuxedo-clad Craig Revel Horwood at one point
Tess strutted alongside head judge Shirley, who walked with her in a white blouse and black slacks.
She was seen on the arm of a tuxedo-clad Craig Revel Horwood at one point, looking to share a hysterical joke with one another.
Their fellow judge Bruno Tonioli turned up looking smart in a shirt and tie, followed by Tess’ co-host Claudia Winkleman.
Claudia wore a black casual ensemble, a warm coat and hauled a large bag with her.
Strutting her stuff: Darcey Bussell arrived at the BBC Studios in a chic denim number
Smiley: Tess’ co-host Claudia looked stylish as she arrived in all black
Sharp: Bruno Tonioli turned up looking smart in a shirt and tie
Excited: Also arriving was Katie Piper, in a white top and jeans
Not feeling Blue: Lee Ryan showed up clad in a black suit
She showcased her newly dyed mane of blonde dip-dye highlights.
Also arriving was Katie Piper, in a white top and jeans, followed by Lee Ryan in a dark ensemble.
Darcey Bussell arrived at the BBC Studios in a chic denim number followed by casual clad Graeme Swann and Kate Silverton.
Friendly competition: Graeme Swann showed up equipped with a bag of sushi
Raring to go: Kate Silverton looked ready for her time in the spotlight
STRICTLY COME DANCING 2018: THE FULL LINE-UP
Occupation: Fashion TV star
Claim to fame: Susannah dated Princess Margaret’s son, David Linley and is known for starring in What Not To Wear with Trinny Woodall, where they lauded Spanx
Occupation: EastEnders actor
Claim to fame: The handsome hunk has most famously starred as Ray Dixon in EastEnders, but has also starred in Casualty and Footballers’ Wives
Occupation: Paralympic silver medallist
Claim to fame: British Paralympic athlete is a double World Champion Paratriathlete and six-time European Champion, who was born missing her lower right arm
Occupation: Blue singer and former CBB star
Claim to fame: Lee is a member of boy band Blue who sold over 14million records worldwide. He’s also starred in various pantomimes
Claim to fame: Seann is one of the UK’s most beloved comedians, and along with touring the country is a regular on shows Virtually Famous and Play To The Whistle.
Occupation: News broadcaster
Claim to fame: Kate has been a fixture of BBC’s news presenting team for many years. She has also hosted programmes Panorama, Big Cat Live and My Family at War
Occupation: Former Pussycat Dolls singer
Claim to fame: Ashley soared to fame in the modern Burlesque group and dance troupe Pussycat Dolls. She left the group in 2010 and became a judge on Dancing On Ice
Dr Ranj Singh
Occupation: This Morning’s resident doctor
Claim to fame: Dr Ranj has garnered fame from his presenting on CBeebies’ shows Get Well Soon and Bedtime Stories, as well as being a regular on ITV’s This Morning
Claim to fame: Vick has garnered fame in her turn as a DJ on Capital FM opposite Roman Kemp on the weekday breakfast show from 6AM
Claim to fame: Danny has played Cat in the sci-fi cult series Red Dwarf since 1988. He also played hero Lenny Bicknall in the CBBC spy series M.I. High.
Occupation: TV star
Claim to fame: Katie rose to prominence after she was the victim of a horrific acid attack in 2008. She went onto front the documentary Katie: My Beautiful Face as well as several other series.
Occupation: Documentary maker
Claim to fame: Stacey has presented investigative documentaries for the BBC, including the award-winning Stacey Dooley on The Frontline: Gun Girls and ISIS in 2016.
Occupation: Former cricketer
Claim to fame: Graeme is one of England’s greatest ever cricket stars, playing for the national team from 2008-13. He was also part of the historic winning 2009 Ashes team.
Occupation: YouTube star
Claim to fame: One of Britain’s most popular YouTube stars, with over 8m subscribers to his channel and 5.5 million Twitter followers. He is the brother of web guru Zoella.
Occupation: Steps singer
Claim to fame: Faye was one of the stars of legendary 90s band Steps from 1997 to 2001. The group reunited in 2017 for an anniversary tour, with their comeback album