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Pick of the week Strictly Come Dancing

Saturday, 6.35pm, BBC One

Get those spray tans booked, pronto – it’s the Strictly launch show! The dancing competition’s oldest ever contestant – 78-year-old former newsreader Angela Rippon – is one of the 15 celebrities discovering which professional dancer they’ve been paired with this week. Her dancefloor competitors include fellow news presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy, British TV treasure Les Dennis, ex-tennis pro Annabel Croft and EastEnders turned Casualty star Nigel Harman. Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman are back on hosting duties (wearing God knows what) with Anton Du Beke, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Shirley Ballas returning as judges. Next week, the dancing begins … Hollie Richardson

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