Saturday night was all about the sparkle, but today the hard work begins – it’s day one of dance school for Strictly Come Dancing’s class of 2016.
The stars and their partners have retreated to the training room for the next three weeks for some intensive hard work that looks a lot less glamorous than the glittering launch show did.
As they warm up for the weeks ahead, the couples have been tweeting about the start of this year’s rehearsals.
Melvin Odoom was dressed to impress partner Janette Manrara.
Ore Oduba looked nervous about what Joanne Clifton had in store for him, and with good cause.
— Ore Oduba (@OreOduba) September 6, 2016
Oti Mabuse certainly wasn’t planning on a gentle start with Danny Mac.
Naga Munchetty has been psyching herself up for training with Pasha Kovalev.
— Naga Munchetty (@BBCNaga) September 6, 2016
Gymanst Claudia Fragapane and partner AJ Pritchard have been taking the athlete’s approach to training.
Perfect name👌🏼 excited for tomorrow💃🏼😊 https://t.co/cEUQ5pbLo7— Claudia Fragapane (@claudia_frag) September 5, 2016
Anastacia has been trying to keep her nerves in check, and luckily Brendan Cole is playing nice at this point.
Tomorrow is my first rehearsal with @brendancole. Excited👍& nervous👀 Mainly ready to have fun in training🤘— Anastacia (@AnastaciaMusic) September 5, 2016
Or just dance Like ur on national television in front of millions of people 😁😁— Anastacia (@AnastaciaMusic) September 5, 2016
Yeah baby...Can't wait! No nerves, excitement is all you need 🤘 https://t.co/uM0RAQNJ0t— Brendan Cole (@BrendanCole) September 6, 2016
Daisy Lowe showed just how excited she was to get dancing with Aljaz Skorjanec.
Greg Rutherford and Natalie Lowe are looking like firm friends already, and Greg had a few quips to make to hide his nerves.
Rehearsals start tomorrow. Watch out @RealNatalieLowe I'm bringing my A game and it's sassy.— Greg Rutherford (@GregJRutherford) September 5, 2016
Laura Whitmore was ready to start work with Giovanni Pernice.
Kevin Clifton means business about getting Louise Redknapp ready for her first show.
We’re a bit worried for Will Young and Karen Clifton already, given the emojis he tweeted.
It’s all quiet with Lesley Joseph and Anton Du Beke – could they be flying under the radar to bust out the best routine ever come the first week of competition? Tameka Empson was keeping a low profile with Gorka Marquez, too.
No word from Ed Balls yet either, but we hope he’s not nursing a hangover after Katya Jones’ post from last night.