Strictly Come Dancing 2016: the launch night – as it happened

Strictly’s back! It was the opening night of stars in sequins, as celebrities like Ed Balls, Lesley Joseph, Tameka Empson and Greg Rutherford discovered who their professional dance partners will be

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Strictly’s new stars … from left: Lesley Joseph, Ed Balls, Tameka Empson and Will Young.
Strictly’s new stars … from left: Lesley Joseph, Ed Balls, Tameka Empson and Will Young. Photograph: BBC/Jay Brooks/Matt Burlem