Well I hope you sat comfortably. For tonight, we had two hours (and five minutes) of Strictly.
15 couples in one go.
Here is what happened…
This evening is the first of the hour-long Friday shows – live from London with a live studio audience. These are somewhat of an experiment.
Tonight we saw: Carol Kirkwood and Pasha Kovalev, Tristan MacManus, Kevin Clifton, Richard Arnold, Helen George and Aljaz Skorjanec, Mark Benton, Jenni Falconer, Aled Jones, Joanne Clifton and Kirsty Gallacher and Brendan Cole.
Tonight we saw: Anita Rani and Gleb Savchenko, Daniel O’Donnell and Kristina Rihanoff, Katie Derham and Anton Du Beke, Ian Waite and Vicky Gill.
Tonight we saw: Kellie Bright and Kevin Clifton, Jamelia and Tristan MacManus, Janette Manrara and Peter Andre and Ian Waite.
Tonight we saw: Anthony Ogogo and Oti Mabuse, Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice, Aliona Vilani and Jay McGuiness and Karen Hardy.
Strictly Season is now in full swing with the return of spin-off show It Takes Two with the lovely Zoe Ball back sprinkling glitter over our week nights.
Tonight we saw: Jeremy Vine and Karen Hauer, Ainsley Harriott and Natalie Lowe, Iwan Thomas and Ola Jordan and Karen Hardy.
I know. It’s Friday. So it’s a weekday. But working hours are over, the soap operas are all done and….STRICTLY SEASON IS HERE.
Just under three weeks since the launch show, the celebrities are full of shimmering light as they put on their dancing shoes for the first time this weekend and make their competition debut. Nobody will leave the competition this weekend allowing that pressure of exit to be lifted as the couples make their first impressions on Elstree and on the country.
Click more to recap the first live show of the 2015 series of Strictly Come Dancing.