The routines and music selections for Strictly Come Dancing 2023 week 1 have been released, and there are lots of Cha Cha Chas and even a Jonas Brothers single in the mix.
Tonight, Bobby Brazier, Amanda Abbington, Zara McDermott, and Layton Williams will compete in their first live show, hoping to impress judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Shirley Ballas, and Anton Du Beke.
The stars will be feeling the heat as spectators at home speculate on who will win the Glitterball Trophy following their first spin on the dance floor.
The BBC has revealed which pairs would be dancing to which songs ahead of the programme.
The celebs and their professional partners will be dancing the night away to hit tunes ranging from Little Mix to Nirvana, with many Cha Cha Chas and a solitary Paso Doble in the mix.
Strictly Come Dancing 2023 routines and song choices for week 1
- Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin: Samba to Touch by Little Mix
- Angela Rippon and Kai Widdrington: The Cha Cha to Get The Party Started by Shirley Bassey
- Bobby Brazier and Dianne Buswell: Foxtrot to All About You by McFly
- Jody Cundy and Jowita Przystal: Quickstep to I’m Sitting On Top Of The World by Bobby Darin
- Angela Scanlon and Carlos Gu: Tango to Prisoner by Miley Cyrus featuring Dua Lipa
- Annabel Croft and Johannes Radebe: The Cha Cha to Uptown Girl by Billy Joel
- Eddie Kadi and Karen Hauer: Quickstep to Two Hearts by Phil Collins
- Les Dennis and Nancy Xu: Tango to Don’t You Want Me by the Human League
- Adam Thomas and Luba Mushtuk: The Cha Cha to Waffle House by the Jonas Brothers
- Amanda Abbington and Giovanni Pernice: Viennese Waltz to Pointless by Lewis Capaldi
- Nigel Harman and Katya Jones: Paso Doble to Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
- Nikita Kanda and Gorka Marquez: Waltz to Run To You by Whitney Houston
- Zara McDermott and Graziano Di Prima: The Cha Cha to Rush by Jennifer Paige
- Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Lauren Oakley: The Cha Cha to Boom Shack-A-Lack by Apache Indian
While Strictly is yet to begin, there have already been tales of behind-the-scenes turmoil, with Amanda threatening to quit following a disagreement with her dance partner Giovanni Pernice.
According to a source, the duo do not get along and have a history of squabbles, with the Sherlock actor supposedly dissatisfied with Gio’s’militant’ approach to training, and things are presently ‘very uncomfortable’ between them.
However, Amanda’s agent stated that this was false.
In other news, Bobby said to This Morning earlier this week that despite signing up for the competition, he had never seen Strictly Come Dancing.
‘My first experience of Strictly is being on Strictly,’ he laughed as he spoke on the ITV show.
Dianne, 34, said how his avoidance has affected their rehearsals: ‘Every every time I mention a dance, he’s like, “I’ve never heard of it.” It’s fantastic since he’s starting from zero and has no negative habits’.
Meanwhile, Angela Rippon, Strictly’s oldest-ever contender at 78, has provided insight into the rigorous training schedule.
Angela admitted: ‘My legs feel like they’re about to collapse.
‘I know what I should be doing, I know how it should be feeling, it’s actually making my legs do it to the music. I’m just getting cross and frustrated.’
She added to The Mirror: ‘I’m exhausted. There are bits of me aching that I didn’t know I had.’
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Strictly Come Dancing will go live on Saturday from 6.15pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
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