Strictly welcomes ladies' night
3 September 2014 Last updated at 09:32 BST
Tess Daly, Sir Bruce Forsyth and Claudia Winkleman welcomed contestants on the red carpet ahead of the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.
Daly will return as the main host of the show, alongside Claudia Winkleman after Sir Bruce Forsyth stepped down in April.
For the first time Strictly Come Dancing will go head to head with the X Factor as both programmes will have broadcasts scheduled at 8pm on Sundays.
Lizo Mzimba looks at the line-up for this year.