After last week’s excellent launch show, the 15 celebrities competing in the 2019 version of Strictly Come Dancing are ready to perform for the first time this weekend. Ahead of the show, the songs and dances that each celebrity and professional dance partner will be performing to have been released. Here’s what you can look, and listen, out for on Saturday’s show.
Anneka Rice and Kevin Clifton
Anneka Rice and partner Kevin Clifton will be dancing the Cha Cha to Laura Branigan’s ‘Gloria’.
Alex Scott and Neil Jones
Alex Scott will swap the football boots for the dancing shoes and along with Neil Jones, will perform the Quickstep to ‘I Get a Kick Out of You’ by Frank Sinatra.
Catherine Tyldesley and Johannes Radebe
Actress Catherine Tyldesley and Johannes Radebe will be dancing the Viennese Waltz to ‘I Got You Babe’ by Sonny and Cher.
David James and Nadiya Bychkova
Former goalkeeper David James and Nadiya will dance a Fox Trot to ‘Three Lions’ by Baddiel, Skinner and the Lightning Seeds. Not sure that’s ever been done before!
Chris Ramsey and Karen Hauer
Comedian Chris will perform a Cha Cha with his partner Karen Hauer. The duo will be dancing to ‘Juice’ by Lizzo.
Dev Griffin and Dianne Buswell
‘Build Me Up Buttercup’ by The Foundations will be playing as Dev and Dianne do the Foxtrot.
Emma Weymouth and Aljaž Škorjanec
Emma Weymouth will be dancing a Cha Cha to ‘She’s a Lady’ by Tom Jones.
Emma Barton and Anton Du Beke
EastEnders actress Emma Barton will be performing a Jive to ‘Honey Honey’ by ABBA.
James Cracknell and Luba Mushtuk
James and Luba will dance the Tango to ‘Gold’ by Spandau Ballet.
Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden
Shawn Mendes’ ‘If I Can’t Have You’ will play as Karim and Any dance a Cha Cha.
Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse
Jamie Laing’s injury means that actor Kelvin has been drafted in. His first dance with Oti will be a Samba to ‘La Vida Es Un Carnaval’ by Celia Cruz.
Michelle Visage and Giovanni Pernice
Michelle and Giovanni will dance a Cha Cha to ‘So Emotional’ by Whitney Houston.
Mike Bushell and Katya Jones
Presenter Mike and partner Katya will be performing a Jive to ‘Do You Love Me’ by The Contours.
Saffron Barker and AJ Pritchard
YouTuber Saffron and her partner AJ will look to impress with a Tango to ‘Lips Are Moving’ by Meghan Trainor
Will Bayley and Janette Manrara
‘Pencil Full of Lead’ by Paulo Nutini will play as Will and Janette perform the Quickstep.