Kym Marsh and Dianne Buswell head to Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals ahead of the first live show


Kym Marsh and Dianne Buswell appeared in great spirits as they head to the final Strictly Come Dancing rehearsal ahead of the first live show. 

The Coronation Street actress, 46, cut a casual figure in black top, matching gym leggings nd a pair of trainers.

She donned a pair of headphones around her neck and styled her brunette locks straight as she left her hotel in London.

Outing: Kym Marsh and Dianne Buswell appeared in great spirits as they head to the final Strictly Come Dancing rehearsal ahead of the first live show

New: The pre-recorded launch show, which was originally set to air on September 17, has been postponed until Friday September 23, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Outing: Kym Marsh and Dianne Buswell appeared in great spirits as they head to the final Strictly Come Dancing rehearsal ahead of the first live show

Meanwhile Dianne, 33, flashed her abs in a khaki green crop top, teamed with a pair of black jeans and a leather jacket. 

The professional dancer completed the look with a pair of boots ad carried a large leopard print bag. 

Molly Rainford was all smiles as she stepped out in an eye-catching orange jacket, teamed with a black crop top and blue jeans.  

Ellie Simmonds, Jayde Adams, Will Mellor and Tyler West joined their fellow celebrities and pro partners as they head to the studios. 

Low-key: The Coronation Street actress, 46, cut a casual figure in black top, matching gym leggings nd a pair of trainers

Low-key: The Coronation Street actress, 46, cut a casual figure in black top, matching gym leggings nd a pair of trainers

Looking good: She donned a pair of headphones around her neck and styled her brunette locks straight as she left her hotel in London

Looking good: She donned a pair of headphones around her neck and styled her brunette locks straight as she left her hotel in London

Stunning: Dianne, 33, flashed her abs in a khaki green crop top, teamed with a pair of black jeans and a leather jacket

Stunning: Dianne, 33, flashed her abs in a khaki green crop top, teamed with a pair of black jeans and a leather jacket

The pre-recorded launch show, which was originally set to air on September 17, has been postponed until Friday September 23, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Strictly launch show, which was filmed on September 7, will see this year’s celebrity contestants discover their professional partners for the first time.

The couples have been in training ahead of their debut performance, which will be a single day after the launch, in its planned slot on September 24.

Government guidance has stated that entertainment events are under no obligation to be cancelled or postponed occasions during the mourning period, though it has been heavily suggested as a mark of respect.

Stylish: Molly Rainford was all smiles as she stepped out in an eye-catching orange jacket, teamed with a black crop top and blue jean

Stylish: Molly Rainford was all smiles as she stepped out in an eye-catching orange jacket, teamed with a black crop top and blue jean

Beaming: The singer sported a bronzed makeup look with a swipe of nude lipstick as she gave a wave to onlookers

Beaming: The singer sported a bronzed makeup look with a swipe of nude lipstick as she gave a wave to onlookers

Comfy: Ellie Simmonds cut a casual figure in a pair of white and black leopard print leggings while bundling up in a black jumper

Cold: The former athlete proceeded to put a black coat on

Comfy: Ellie Simmonds cut a casual figure in a pair of white and black leopard print leggings while bundling up in a black jumper

Quirky: Jayde Adams stood out in an electric blue jumpsuit, teamed with a bold white feather coat

Quirky: Jayde Adams stood out in an electric blue jumpsuit, teamed with a bold white feather coat

Looking good: Tyler West dressed down in a grey hoodie, black joggers and a pair of crocs

Outing: He carried a cream bag on his back and several cases in his hand

Looking good: Tyler West dressed down in a grey hoodie, black joggers and a pair of crocs

It comes just a week after the first trailer for this year’s Strictly was released, showing this year’s professional dancers.

This series has also seen the introduction of four new professionals, European cup winner Vito Coppola, Chinese National Champion Carlos Gu, former Under 21 British National Champion Lauren Oakley and Latin dance champion Michelle Tsiakkas. 

This series will be the first in three years to be broadcast without Covid measures, which forced bosses to introduce restrictions including ‘bubbles’ for training and limited audience numbers. 

Having fun: Will Mellor showed off his moves while waiting on a taxi outside of his hotel

Casual: He donned a black polo top, teamed with blue jeans and trainers

Having fun: Will Mellor showed off his moves while waiting on a taxi outside of his hotel in London 

Series 20 of Strictly will see its stars celebrate 100 years of the BBC with a special themed week this year.

To mark the centenary, the Strictly couples will either dance ‘to a theme tune from an iconic BBC programme or in tribute to one of the BBC’s most-loved services’.

The anniversary show is also set to feature two special routines by the professionals – one will honour the BBC’s Natural History Programming unit, while the other will see the dancers ‘crashing’ some flagship shows.

Ready to go: Karen Hauer dressed comfy in a pair of navy leggings, a black zip-up jumper and grey trainers

Cosy: She wrapped up with a scarf and carried a large handbag

Ready to go: Karen Hauer dressed comfy in a pair of navy leggings, a black zip-up jumper and grey trainers 

Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke will return to the judging panel, after Bruno Tonioli confirmed in July he had permanently left the show. 

Bruno was unable to appear on the past two series due to his filming commitments in the US and Covid restrictions, with former professional Anton joining the panel in his place last year.

Bruno told MailOnline that he had found juggling the British show and its American variant Dancing With The Stars shows too taxing, saying: ‘Well I always will miss it, it’s my family, but I mean we’ll always be friends and you never know what’s going to happen.’

It comes after the professional cast of Strictly Come Dancing put on a glamorous display as they posed for a glitzy snap ahead of the upcoming series.

Strike a pose: It comes after the professional cast of Strictly Come Dancing put on a glamorous display as they posed for a glitzy snap ahead of the upcoming series

Strike a pose: It comes after the professional cast of Strictly Come Dancing put on a glamorous display as they posed for a glitzy snap ahead of the upcoming series

The female professionals donned glamorous outfits in matching styles in a variety of peach, pink and purple hues in preparation for the 2022 season launch, with the first episode set to air on BBC One on Saturday 17 September.

They were joined by the male dancers who all looked dapper in black suits which they wore with white shirts and black bow ties.

The twinkle-toed stars returning this year include Kai Widdrington, Nikita Kuzmin, Cameron Lombard, Jowita Przystal, Gorka Márquez, Katya Jones, Johannes Radebe, Dianne Buswell and Karen Hauer. 

Amy Dowden, Giovanni Pernice, Graziano Di Prima, Luba Mushtuk, Nadiya Bychkova, Nancy Xu and Neil Jones will also be returning. 

Not every pro dancer will be paired with a celebrity with four traditionally performing only in the pro routines.

Strictly Come Dancing will return on Friday, September 23, followed by the first live show on September 24.

STRICTLY COME DANCING 2022: WHO ARE THE CONTESTANTS?

KYM MARSH

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Age: 46

Profession: Coronation Street star and presenter

Kym says: ‘I’m so delighted that this year they have! I’m a huge fan of the show and can’t believe I’m going to go from watching at home in my pyjamas to actually dancing in front of the judges in a glittery dress.’

RICHIE ANDERSON 

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Age: 34

Profession: Radio presenter 

Richie says: ‘This is a dream come true! I cannot wait to get in those sparkles and sequins and shimmy across the most famous dance floor in the world!’

ELLIE SIMMONDS 

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Age: 27

Profession: Former athlete 

Ellie says: ‘To be asked to be part of the Strictly family is just so exciting and I cannot wait, it’s going to so much fun.’

TYLER WEST 

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Age: 26

Profession: Radio DJ

Tyler says: ‘It’s a show that means so much to me and my family and I can’t wait to seriously shake a leg on that shiny dance floor… with a side of sequins.’

ELLIE TAYLOR

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Age: 38

Profession: Comedian

Ellie says: ‘Well, cover me in fake tan and roll me in sequins! I’m absolutely over the moon to be a part of Strictly 2022!’

TONY ADAMS MBE 

Age: 55 

Profession: Retired footballer and manager

Tony says:  ‘To say I’m excited is an understatement – the lure of the sequins and the call of the salsa has me swapping my battered old football boots for a set of Strictly soft shoes’

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JAMES BYE

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Age: 38

Profession: EastEnders actor

James says ‘I’m not known for my shimmy or my twinkle toes – in fact my kids regularly laugh at my dad dancing but it’s an honour to be asked and I’m going to give it my best shot.’

HELEN SKELTON

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 Age: 39

Profession: TV and radio broadcaster

Helen says: ‘I’m really excited to get stuck into a fun adventure. My family and friends have always loved the show and can’t wait for me to get started’

WILL MELLOR

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Age: 46

Profession: Actor

Will says: ‘I know it will be a huge challenge but that’s what life is all about. This is also my Mum’s favourite show and she’s had a really tough few years so I’m doing this is for her as well. Bring it on!’

 KAYE ADAMS 

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 Age: 59 

Profession: Television presenter 

Kaye says: ‘I said I wanted to make the last year of my fifties memorable and i can’t think of a better way of doing it than showing the world my two left feet. Pray for me!’ 

 JAYDE ADAMS

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Age: 37

Profession: Comedian

Jayde says: ‘I’ve been a massive fan of the show for years. I feel like I’m watching myself in a dream and I can’t believe I’ve manifested this.’

MATT GOSS

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Age: 53

Profession: Singer

Matt says: ‘I’ve been reclusive, I come and work and then go back to America. I thought, it’s time for me to come home and get out of my own way’

 MOLLY RAINFORD

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 Age: 21

Profession: Singer 

Molly says: ‘I already know it’s gonna be an experience of a lifetime and I can’t wait to meet the rest of the Strictly family I’ll be sharing it with.’

FLEUR EAST

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Age: 34 

Profession: Singer

Fleur says: ‘I’m equally nervous and thrilled to be part of this year’s Strictly line up. I’m excited to learn new skills and I want to soak up every moment of this magical experience.’

 HAMZA YASSIN

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Age: 35

Profession: Wildlife cameraman and presenter

Hamza says: ‘I am absolutely over the moon to be joining Strictly 2022. Never in a million years did I think I’d be on such a cool show.’

 

 



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