Strictly Come Dancing dance partners full list revealed

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Strictly stars met their dance partners in the opening show to this year's competition.

There were some new faces, with three new dancers this year.

Steve Backshall was partnered up with the former champion Ola Jordan.

Frankie from The Saturday's teamed up with Kevin Clifton.

Hot favourite, Pixie Lott, will be side stepping with new dancer Trent.

Bruce Forsyth kicked off the first show by saying a fond farewell, he's stepping down after hosting for ten years.

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daley will now front the glittery extravaganza but Sir Bruce will continue to present one-off specials, such as the Christmas and Children in Need editions.

Strictly partners

Steve Backshall and Ola Jordan

Frankie Bridge and Kevin Clifton

Thom Evans and Iveta Lukosiute

Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev

Jennifer Gibney and Tristan McManus

Alison Hammond and Aljaz Skorjanec

Pixie Lott and Trent Whiddon

Scott Mills and Joanne Clifton

Judy Murray and Anton Du Beke

Sunetra Sarker and Brendan Cole

Greg Wallace and Aliona Vilani

Simon Webbe and Kristina Rihanoff

Tim Wonnacott and Natalie Lowe

Jake Wood and Janette Manrara

Mark Wright and Karen Hauer