‘Strictly Come Dancing’ – Week 1 Song Choices and Dances Revealed

The ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ launch show on 9 September saw fifteen celebrities get paired up with a professional dancer. With rehearsals now currently underway for Week 1, the show has unveiled the songs and dances that the couples will be dancing to – we can’t wait!

  1. Alexandra Burke (former ‘X Factor’ winner and actress) and professional dancer Gorka Marquez are performing a Waltz to ‘(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman’ by Aretha Franklin.
  2. Charlotte Hawkins (‘Good Morning Britain’ newsreader) and professional dancer Brendan Cole will be performing a Foxtrot to ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’ by Michael Buble.
  3. Gemma Atkinson (radio presenter and ‘Emmerdale’ actress) and professional dancer Aljaz Skorjanec will perform a Cha Cha to ‘There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back’ by Shawn Mendes.
  4. Debbie McGee (magic performer and presenter) and professional dancer Giovanni Pernice will be performing a Paso Doble to ‘Be Italian’ by Fergie.
  5. Chizzy Akudolu (actress) and professional dancer Pasha Kovalev will perform a Cha Cha to ‘Boogie Fever’ by The Sylvers.
  6. Ruth Langsford (‘This Morning’ host) and professional dancer Anton du Beke will be performing a Waltz to ‘This Nearly Was Mine’ (Seth MacFarlane version).
  7. Aston Merrygold (former member of boy band JLS) and professional dancer Janet Manrara will perform a Foxtrot to ‘It Had To Be You’ by Harry Connick Junior.
  8. Reverend Richard Coles (Church of England priest, writer and broadcaster) and professional dancer Dianne Buswell will be performing the Cha Cha to ‘There Must Be An Angel’ by The Eurythmics.
  9. Davood Ghadami (actor) and professional dancer Nadiya Bychkova will be performing a Cha Cha to ‘Dedication To My Ex’ by Lloyd featuring Andre 3000.
  10. Simon Rimmer (‘Sunday Brunch’ co-presenter) and professional dancer Karen Clifton will perform a Paso Doble to ‘Song 2’ by Blur.
  11. Mollie King (former member of girl band The Saturdays) and professional dancer AJ Pritchard will be performing a Jive to ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’ by Little Richard.
  12. Susan Calman (stand-up comedian) and professional dancer Kevin Clifton will perform the Viennese Waltz to ‘Mad About The Boy’ by Dinah Washington.
  13. Joe McFadden (‘Holby City’ actor) and professional dancer Katya Jones will be performing a Jive to ‘Rockin’ Robin’ by Michael Jackson.
  14. Jonnie Peacock (Paralympian) and professional dance Oti Mabuse will dance the Waltz to ‘When I Need You’ by Luther Vandross.
  15. Brian Conley (comedian, TV presenter and actor) and professional dancer Amy Dowden will be performing a Tango to ‘Temptation’ by Heaven 71.

Is there any couple’s performance you are looking forward to in particular? Make sure you tweet us and let us know: @CelebMix.

Written by Rachel Dempster