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First Steps 2018

Our newly paired couples have been hard at work in the rehearsal room preparing for their innagural routine for Strictly 2018. First up are Joe and Dianne, who are kicking and flicking up a storm with their Jive. Despite a few minor mic issues, it's Joe's neck that's really impressing Dianne...

Next up is Vick and new boy Graziano. Turns out Vick can't click!

Dr Ranj may not have the moves but he's nailing the sparkly trousers and smile!

Stacey and Kevin are training for a Quickstep. The first time this dance has been performed in Week One of Strictly. 

Cool Cat Danny is throwing himself into the deep end on Day One. And Amy Dowden, is going to make sure this is one perfect Foxtrot.

Lauren's not too keen on the Waltz, but AJ's making her first dance experience a fun one!

Funnyman Graeme is a laugh-a-minute in rehearsals, so Oti has a real task on her hands getting him to focus!

Who knew Giovanni was a huge Steps fan?! He's having a great time incorporating some of Faye's most famous moves into their first routine.

Susannah's easing herself into Strictly training, and although the moves aren't sticking just yet, she's got Anton on hand to keep her smiling!

It's all systems go for Lee and Nadiya's Waltz, but this Pro has quite the task on her hands getting Lee to conserve his energy...

Katie's putting all her thoughts on the Waltz as Gorka helps her get to grips with their first ever routine.

Charles is quickly finding out that Karen's a tough taskmaster - and she won't stop until their Cha Cha Cha is perfect!

We'll soon be seeing Kate's sassy side as she unleashes it in her first routine with Aljaž. Can't wait!

Seann and Katya are taking on the Tango for Week One, and there's a lot to learn before they hit the dancefloor...

Last but not least, Ashley's being put to work by Pasha, who's got some strong thoughts on including a booty pop in their Viennese Waltz!

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