How are the stars getting on with their Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals? There's only one week to go!

There isn’t long to go until this year’s celebrities will have to face the dance floor as the new series of Strictly Come Dancing kicks off.

Following the launch show – which saw the stars paired with the pro dancers – on September 3, things will finally get under way next weekend on Saturday September 23.

To plug the gap between shows, the stars have been keeping Strictly fans updated with their behind-the-scenes antics at rehearsals, and it looks like it’s a load of fun so far!

US singer Anastacia and her dancing partner Brendan Cole have been larking around in the studio, showing off their impressive joint selfie skills instead of their fancy footwork.

But Brendan shared a snap of the pop hitmaker posing nicely in her camo top mid-rehearsal, adding that she’s an “awesome partner”. Aw…

Political type Ed Balls has revealed that he is having some issues with his posture, and that he and his pro partner Katya Jones are working on some intense-looking stretching exercises:

Presenter Laura Whitmore is making sure to highlight good causes while learning her steps for the first episode, showing off her Lady Garden hoodie in order to raise awareness for Gynae Cancer Awareness Month:

Her partner Giovanni Pernice is thrilled with her progress, too!

Daisy Lowe looks to be having a whale of a time getting prepped, as she and her dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec just can’t stop smiling:

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Happy Dayzzzzzz with my favourite partner in crime @aljazskorjanec 💃🏻🎉✨ #teamhappyDAyz

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Will Young is also smiling but he’s admitted it’s “tough work” training with Karen Clifton.

The singer has also begged for help while training during the September heatwave…

Gymnast Claudia Fragapane and her partner AJ Pritchard – AKA the “Pocket Rockets” – are making sure social media knows almost every move they’re making…

Olympian Greg Rutherford and dancer Natalie Lowe have been working so hard, the dancer was all but left weeping on the studio floor, by the looks of it…

Sports presenter Ore Oduba has been working hard on his Disney fashions in the studio with Joanne Clifton… er…

And here’s how radio star Melvin Odoom and Janette Manrara are getting on:

Pro dancer Anton Du Beke has revealed his star partner Lesley Joseph is pretty darn flexible, sharing a snap from one of their rehearsals:

But he’s also worked her to the bone by the looks of things!

Louise Redknapp hasn’t given too much away about how her rehearsals with Kevin Clifton are going, but we’re sure she’s doing just fine… in-between shopping trips!

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#stilldancing 4 days in 👯 yay @keviclifton

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EastEnders star Tameka Empson is really being put through her paces by Gorka Marquez…

Judge Rinder and Oksana Platero are going hardcore, fitting in workouts before they actually practise their moves!

Soap hunk Danny Mac, who is partnered with Oti Mabuse, has likened learning dance routines to learning a new language… he’s not wrong!

Danny certainly looks to be struggling with the use of all those extra muscles, too:

Finally, BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty and Pasha Kovalev appear to spend a lot of time mucking about:

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