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  1. First Steps: Judy and Anton

    Tuesday 16 September 2014, 15:48

    BBC Strictly Simon BBC Strictly Simon Online Team

    Known for her passion when supporting her tennis playing sons, will coach Judy Murray be able to channel her emotions and LOVE swapping the tennis court for the dance floor? Or will pro-dancer Anton find (foot) fault with his new doubles partner?

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    Before she started her Strictly training Judy told us about her trepidation in swapping her tracksuit and trainers for sequins and high heels.

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  2. First Steps: Jake and Janette

    Monday 15 September 2014, 17:43

    BBC Strictly Nora BBC Strictly Nora Online team

    Jake Wood steps into the Strictly training room for his first lesson with Janette. These two are getting on as famously as an old fashioned Walford knees-up. But is Janette currying favour to get an insight into upcoming storylines? Watch to the end of the clip to find out.

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    Then find out why 'ginger stud muffin' week might be coming to Strictly.

     

  3. First Steps: Frankie and Kevin

    Sunday 14 September 2014, 09:36

     BBC Strictly Jess BBC Strictly Jess Online Team

    Frankie ‘graces’ the training room for the first time with her dance partner, Kevin, but how will she get on? 

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    And from first steps to first thoughts, watch Frankie reveal what she makes of Strictly and how she ‘ll handle the competition.

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    Let us know how you think she’ll do in the coming weeks following these first few floaty footsteps…

  4. First Steps: Mark and Karen

    Saturday 13 September 2014, 15:15

     BBC Strictly Dora BBC Strictly Dora Online Team

    It’s time for your daily dose of First Steps, where we show you how the celebs fared on their first day of training.

    Today it’s the turn of Radio DJ and Essex boy Mark Wright. He is no stranger to a dance floor, but he feels a bit out of his depth when hits the training room with Karen.

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    Before he started Strictly we chatted to Mark about his nickname ‘Marky-no-moves’ and what song is guaranteed to get him dancing:

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  5. First Steps: Caroline and Pasha

    Friday 12 September 2014, 16:01

    BBC Strictly Simon BBC Strictly Simon Online Team

    Welcome to our second instalment of First Steps, our sneaky-peek into how our celebrities are finding life in the dance studio on their first day of training.

    Entertainment presenter Caroline has made her name in the world of TV reality shows including I’m A Celebrity and The X Factor, but appearing on Stictly as a contestant the (sequined dance) shoe will be on the other foot.

    Pasha certainly looked delighted when he was chosen to partner Caroline during the Strictly launch show, even breaking out into a vigorous latin wiggle, but will the chemistry continue on to the dance-floor once the...

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  6. First Steps: Scott and Joanne

    Thursday 11 September 2014, 18:43

     BBC Strictly Dora BBC Strictly Dora Online Team

    Scott got the dance teacher that he wished for: new pro dancer Joanne Clifton. But is he a smash hit or a non-mover on his first day of training?

    Find out, as we give you a glimpse into his first tentative steps in the training room:

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    Before he started ‘Commander of the Dance’ Scott told us about all his Strictly hopes and fears…

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  7. The People's Strictly: Seeking deserving dancers

    Thursday 11 September 2014, 09:49

    BBC Strictly Nora BBC Strictly Nora Online team

    Do you know someone who’s so incredibly inspiring, who’s changed so many lives for the better that they deserve to take part in the first-ever People's Strictly Come Dancing? 

    For the first time ever here at Strictly Come Dancing, we’re opening our dance floor to the public and looking for inspiring everyday heroes to go on this incredible journey.

    Two mystery dancers with question marks obscuring their faces

    We’re looking for you to nominate real people - those inspiring, selfless people who genuinely change the lives of others - and of course, it’s essential that they’re Strictly super fans! They could be tireless charity workers, foster...

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  8. Strictly 2014 couples revealed!

    Sunday 7 September 2014, 20:13

     BBC Strictly Dora BBC Strictly Dora Online Team

    After and emotional start to series 12 of Strictly Come Dancing, as Bruce Forsyth returned to officially pass the baton to Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman. It was time to reveal the stars of our show and their dance partners for the series.

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    And now we can reveal the full list of celebrities and their dancing partners (L-R):

    Alison Hammond with Aljaz, Jake Wood with Janette, Caroline Flack with Pasha, Steve Backshall with Ola, Pixie Lott with Trent, Judy Murray with Anton, Gregg Wallace with Aliona, Frankie Bridge with Kevin, Scott Mills with Joanne, Tim Wonnacott with Natalie, Sunetra...

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  9. Strictly 2014 Launch Show

    Sunday 7 September 2014, 18:55

     BBC Strictly Jess BBC Strictly Jess Online Team

    It seems like a lifetime since Abbey and Aljaz Waltzed away with the Strictly Series 11 Glitterball and we won’t lie - we’ve been in Strictly mourning since. Real life just isn’t as sparkly. (And there’s certainly no sign of anyone wearing spandex on their way to work.)

    But finally, the moment has come.

    Hold onto your Glitterballs and get ready to Rumba because…

    STRICTLY’S BACK!

    Our 2014 Celebs

    Expect the usual: sequins, spray-tans and spadex; plenty of pizazz; and a whole load of gliz and glam. On top of all this, expect to meet our 15 new celebrity contestants, three new dancers and our...

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  10. Send us your videos

    Wednesday 3 September 2014, 18:45

     BBC Strictly Jess BBC Strictly Jess Online Team

    Can YOU dance?

    Strictly is back and aren’t we excited!

    The glitz and glam of the Red Carpet has kicked off Strictly 2014 in spectacular style and our celebs are raring to dance!

    As always, each week they’ll grace your screens with some of their biggest and best ballroom routines. But this year, it’s not just our pros and celebs who get to shake their thang for the nation to see.

    Head Judge Len has spoken and he wants you – YES YOU! – to show him your moves and prove Britain can dance!

    Len Goodman

    Think you’ve got what it takes to tackle the Tango?! Be it a Salsa or Samba, a Charleston...

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