Strictly Come Dancing reveal first look at trailer as start date is officially confirmed

STRICTLY Come Dancing has revealed the first look at the new series and confirmed the show will start in just two weeks.

The fight for the glitterball will be back on Saturday September 7 - and fans of the glitzy BBC show are delighted their favourite show is back so soon.

Strictly tweeted: "Start your engines, # Strictly is back in 15 days! Saturday 7th September @BBCOne @michellevisage."

Taking to Twitter to share their delight at the news, one fan tweeted: "This makes me so, so happy!"

"Yes can't wait!" another wrote.

"I'm so excited!" another fan shared.

The first trailer for the show reveals the professional dancers posing in sexy outfits and trying to out perform each other.

There's glitter and feathers aplenty as the dancers peacock around the camera.

Earlier this week, Strictly's new celebs posed for their first group photo after shuffling into rehearsals in London looking nervous.

A behind-the-scenes snap of the 14 celebrities was shared by Glitterball hopefuls including Made in Chelsea's Jmie Laing, who breathlessly told fans: "I feel alive."

RuPaul's drag race star Michelle Visage, who had been paired with comedian Chris Ramsay, shared the same snap, writing: "👠 DAY 1 of @bbcstrictly rehearsals and we smashed it!... Kinda..."

She added: "CAN'T WAIT FOR MORE! love you ALL! 👠. @iamchrisramsey you were a great partner!"

Chris replied by posting a picture of himself looking traumatised, writing: "Sweaty mess. But this is the most fun I’ve ever had on the first day of anything."

A panting Jamie added: "We've been practising for our first dance on Strictly. I know how Billy Elliott feels now. I feel alive, I feel alive."

All of the professionals are featured and are covered in glitter, including Anton DuBeke who takes centre stage in the final group shot, wearing a tux on top and a snazzy golden suit on the bottom.

Katya Jones, who recently confirmed her split from her husband and fellow Strictly pro, Neil Jones, also appears in the trailer in a stunning pink feathered ensemble with her long hair in ringlets.

She was embroiled in last year's biggest "Strictly Curse" scandal after she was papped kissing her partner,Sean Walsh.

Meanwhile, the pro dancers have been busy showing off the outfits they will be wearing in the Strictly Come Dancing trailer.

Aljaz Skorjanec, Dianne Buswell and Janette Manrara all posted pictures of their glam costumes.

Their co-stars Neil Jones, Gorka Marquez and Giovanni Pernice were also seen arriving at rehearsals clutching their breakfast snacks.

In a joint statement, they said: "Hi everyone. As our fans and loyal supporters you are really important to us and so we wanted to let you know some news. After 11 years we have made the mutual decision to separate.

"We will always love each other, just in a different way as friends. This will never change what a great team we make and we are really proud of everything we have achieved together.

"Our shared love of dance means we will keep working and dancing together as well as exploring individual projects. No matter what we do we will always support and respect each other.

"We wish one another every happiness and we will remain the best of friends. We are really looking forward to getting back to the ballroom and can't wait to keep on dancing. Lots of love from us both xx"

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