Strictly Come Dancing: first dances revealed

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Not long to go now for Strictly Come Dancing fans! On Friday the first live shows of the new series will get underway, with this year's celebrities including Peter Andre, Jamelia, Ainsley Harriott and Kirsty Gallagher taking to the dance floor in the hopes of impressing judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Darcey Bussell, as well as the audience and TV viewers.

Six of the celebs will show off their fancy footwork on Friday, with the remainder dancing on Saturday night. But who is dancing what on their all-important Strictly debut? On Wednesday, the BBC released the list of the songs and dances the contestants will be performing – and the audience can look forward to a Cha Cha to Christina Aguilera, a tango to The Kinks and a Jive to Wham.

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Here is the full list of the celebrities and their first dances:

Carol Kirkwood and Pasha Kovalev will dance the Cha Cha to Thunder in My Heart by Leo Sayer

Daniel O'Donnell and Kristina Rihanoff will dance the Waltz to When Irish Eyes Are Smiling by Ruby Murray

Katie Derham and Anton Du Beke will dance the Jive to Roll Over Beethoven by Chuck Berry

Jeremy Vine and Karen Clifton will dance the Cha Cha to September by Earth, Wind and Fire

Jamelia and Tristan MacManus will dance the Waltz to Do Right Woman, Do Right Man by Aretha Franklin

Iwan Thomas and Ola Jordan will dance the Tango to Keep on Running by Spencer Davis Group

Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani will dance the Cha Cha to Reach Out, I'll Be There by Human Nature

Anthony Ogogo and Oti Mabuse will dance the Jive to Wake Me Up Before you Go-Go by Wham

Peter Andre and Janette Manrara will dance the Cha Cha to Ain't No Other Man by Christina Aguilera

Kellie Bright and Kevin Clifton will dance the Tango to You Really Got Me by The Kinks

Kirsty Gallacher and Brendan Cole will dance the Waltz to Vincent by Don McLean

Ainsley Harriott and Natalie Lowe will dance the Tango to Voulez Vous by Abba

Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice will dance the Jive to Dear Future Husband by Meghan Trainor

Anita Rani and Gleb Savchenko will dance the Cha Cha to Rather Be by Clean Bandit

Helen George and Aljaz Skorjanec will dance the Waltz to With You I'm Born Again by Billy Preston and Syreeta Wright.

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