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Strictly Come Dancing

Launch Show (Season 14, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 84 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

In the 2016 Launch Show, the 15 new contestants get paired with their professional partners, including four brand new to the show. There are group dances, and music performances from special guests Rebecca Ferguson and Olly Murs. There is ...See moreIn the 2016 Launch Show, the 15 new contestants get paired with their professional partners, including four brand new to the show. There are group dances, and music performances from special guests Rebecca Ferguson and Olly Murs. There is also a final performance by last year's champions. Written by mrdario64 See less
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Sep 3, 2016 (United Kingdom)
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Tess Daly
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Claudia Winkleman
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Alan Dedicoat
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Len Goodman
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Bruno Tonioli
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Craig Revel Horwood
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Darcey Bussell
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David Arch
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Anastacia
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Ed Balls
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Joanne Clifton
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Karen Clifton
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Kevin Clifton
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Brendan Cole
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Oksana Dmytrenko
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Anton du Beke
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Tameka Empson
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Rebecca Ferguson
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Claudia Fragapane
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Katya Jones
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Lesley Joseph
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Pasha Kovalev
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Daisy Lowe
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Natalie Lowe
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Oti Mabuse
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Danny Mac
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Janette Manrara
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Gorka Marquez
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Jay McGuiness
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Naga Munchetty
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Olly Murs
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Melvin Odoom
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Ore Oduba
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Giovanni Pernice
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A.J. Pritchard
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Louise Redknapp
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Robert Rinder
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Greg Rutherford
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Aljaz Skorjanec
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Aliona Vilani
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Laura Whitmore
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Will Young
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Chloe Hewitt
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Neil Jones
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