The heavens may have opened above but here inside the Strictly studio, there’s only magic and sparkle raining down on our thirteen couples.
After a fresh layer of spray-tan our stars are being hoisted and strapped into their costumes as we type, preening themselves like cats ahead of tonight’s show at 6:30pm on BBC One. But if, quite rightly, you can’t wait that long, take a first-look sneak peek at our exclusive photos from today’s dress rehearsal to see what the celebs and pro-dancers will be wearing this evening.
Sophie Ellis Bextor and Brendan Cole dance the Foxtrot
Fiona Fullerton and Anton Du Beke dance the Rumba
Mark Benton and Iveta Lukosiute dance the Cha Cha
Ashley Taylor Dawson and Ola Jordan dance the Viennese Waltz
Julien Macdonald and Janette Manrara dance the Salsa
Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev dance the Quickstep
Ben Cohen and Kristina Rihanoff dance the Salsa
Deborah Meaden and Robin Windsor dance the Jive
Natalie Gumede and Artem Chigvintsev dance the Quickstep
Patrick Robinson and Anya Garnis dance the Cha Cha
Abbey Clancy and Aljaz Skorjanec dance the Tango
Dave Myers and Karen Hauer dance the Waltz
Susanna Reid and Kevin Clifton dance the Samba