Tess Daly and Brendan Cole at Strictly Come Dancing launch showThree weeks have passed since the launch show and now, finally, we get the chance to watch this year’s celebs strut their stuff live on Strictly Come Dancing

And with one pro dancer already out due to injury, the stakes are pretty high! Our columnist Richard Arnold has been keeping us posted with all the backstage gossip as the celebrities have been training.

He even let us into the secret that his first dance will be a waltz. ‘But I think I’ve always been more Dusty Bin than Darcey Bussell!’ he admits. Luckily for Richard, he’s got one more day to practice as he takes to the floor tomorrow.

But Denise Van Outen, Michael Vaughan, Colin Salmon, Fern Britton, Nicky Byrne, and Victoria Pendleton will be shaking in their sequins as they dance in tonight’s show.

The action’s spread over tonight and tomorrow, so stock up on snacks and your favourite tipple and stake your claim on the sofa. Don’t miss it – we won’t!

Strictly Come Dancing is on BBC1 tonight at 9pm.