Find out which stars are hoping to waltz their way to a victory with the help of their professional partner

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly

Claudia Winkleman Tess Daly are back for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing ©BBC Pictures

It’s time to dust off your sequin frock as Strictly Come Dancing is returning to our screens very soon.

And to celebrate the programme’s launch, show hosts Tess Day and Claudia Winkleman have taken part in a very glamorous shoot.

One shot sees Tess and Claudia, 44, posing together in chic contrasting monochrome outfits, while other images show off their individual style prowess.

Tess, 47, channels the 1930s in a flapper dress featuring gold fringing before slipping on a yellow frock and a floor-length number with a sassy sheer panel.

Claudia goes for full-on glamour in a navy gown and then models a sleek black design with one shoulder.

A number of household names have now confirmed they’re taking part.

Despite the fact she’s no stranger to performing in front of a large crowd, former Eternal singer Louise Redknapp has admitted she’s nervous about the challenge ahead.

‘I’ve sung in front of crowds of thousands before but the idea of stepping out onto that famous dance floor with a world class professional dancer gives me butterflies just thinking about it,’ she said.

Tess Daly

Tess Daly works a fabulous flapper ©BBC Pictures

‘I’m a big fan of the show and am definitely going to go out there and give it 100% as I want to make my boys proud.’

Louise will face stiff competition from ex-Hollyoaks actor Danny Mac, 28, model Daisy Lowe, 27, 36-year-old Kiss FM radio DJ Melvin Odoom and EastEnders girl Tameka Empson, 39.

BBC Breakfast favourites Ore Oduba, 29, and Naga Munchetty, 41, plus TV host Laura Whitmore, 31, and popstar Will Young, 37, are also looking to take home the prestigious Glitter Ball Trophy.

Team GB’s champion Greg Rutherford, 29, is ready to swap long jumping for jiving, while gymnast Claudia Fragapane, 18, is sure to feel at home when performing before a live audience.

And former shadow chancellor Ed Balls – another star to have confirmed his participation in the 2016 season of Strictly Come Dancing – is hoping his moves will impress head judge Len Goodman, 72.

‘Making a speech in Parliament seems a piece of cake compared to this, but hopefully I can stick around for a couple of weeks, and have a lot of fun in the process,’ the 49-year-old MP for Morley and Outwood revealed.

‘Strictly is a firm favourite in our living room, and it feels like a dream to be going on myself, especially for Len’s last series. I’m just hoping it doesn’t turn into a nightmare too quickly!’

Criminal barrister Robert Rinder, 38, and Birds Of A Feather star Lesley Joseph, 70, complete the line-up.

Claudia Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman stuns in a deep blue dress ©BBC Pictures