Strictly stars shimmy down the red carpet

The sequins are out, the tap shoes have been dusted down and the stars are ready for Strictly 2014 to begin.

This year's contestants were out in force for the official launch of the new series on Tuesday night.

Steve Backshall, Frankie Bridge and Scott Mills were some of the stars joining the judges on the red carpet as the build up to Sunday's first programme begins.

Pixie Lott is currently favourite to win.

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