First Strictly Come Dancing songs and routines revealed
18 September 2018 - 1:00 PM

First Strictly Come Dancing songs and routines revealed

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Ashley Roberts will perform the Viennese Waltz to "Perfect" for her first "Strictly Come Dancing" routine.

The songs and dances for the first episode of the BBC ballroom competition have been revealed, and it's been confirmed the former Pussycat Dolls singer and her pro partner Pasha Kovalev will take on Ed Sheeran and Beyonce's huge hit.

Meanwhile, Susannah Constantine and Anton du Beke will be taking to the dance floor with a Samba set to Carmden Miranda's Tico Tico, with cricketer Graeme Swann and Oti Mabuse performing the same style to Soul Limbo by Booker T and The M.G."s.

Four couples will be kicking their "Strictly" journey off with the Cha Cha Cha, as celebrities Charles Venn, Dr. Ranj Singh, Faye Tozer and Kate Silverton step up.

The "Top Cat" theme will get an airing, with Danny John-Jules and his partner Amy Dowden trying their hand at the Foxtrot, while Seann Walsh and Katya Jones will be dancing the Tango to "Sexyback" by Justin Timberlake.

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Two pairs - Joe Sugg and Dianne Bruswell, and Vick Hope and Graziano Di Prima - will be hoping to impress the judges with their Jives, and Stacey Dooley will be bringing the Quickstep to the opening episode.

There will also be a trio of Waltzes, as Lauren Steadman, Katie Piper and Lee Ryan all give it a try on the first night.

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There will be no public vote this weekend, meaning the couple can dance with a chance to settle into the show before the viewers get to have their say.

First song and dance list:

Ashley & Pasha: Viennese Waltz to Perfect by Ed Sheeran featuring Beyoncé

Charles & Karen: Cha Cha Cha to Ain't No Love (Ain't Not Use) by Sub Sub featuring Melanie Williams

Danny & Amy: Foxtrot to Top Cat Theme by Hoyt Curtin

Dr Ranj & Janette: Cha Cha Cha to How Will I Know by Whitney Houston

Faye & Giovanni: Cha Cha Cha to Lullaby by Sigala featuring Paloma Faith

Graeme & Oti: Samba to Soul Limbo by Booker T and The M.G."s

Joe & Dianne: Jive to Take On Me by A-Ha

Kate & Aljaž: Cha Cha Cha to Kiss by Tom Jones

Katie & Gorka: Waltz to When We Were Young by Adele

Lauren & AJ: Waltz to I'm Kissing You by Des'ree

Lee & Nadiya: Waltz to Take It To The Limit by The Eagles

Seann & Katya: Tango to SexyBack by Justin Timberlake

Stacey & Kevin: Quickstep to Dancing by Kylie Minogue

Susannah & Anton: Samba to Tico Tico by Carmen Miranda

Vick & Graziano: Jive to Feel It Still by Portugal. The Man

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