Strictly Come Dancing’s latest contestants have showed off their dance skills in a new teaser trailer ahead of the show’s launch next month.
The BBC show released a sneak peek video to their Instagram page after Strictly’s 2023 celebrity line-up was confirmed.
And two stand-out stars were Zara McDermott, 27, and Bobby Brazier, 20, who impressed with their dance prowess.
Zara performed a ‘noodle’ dance which saw her flailing her arms in the air and shimmying her body from side to side.
The former Love Island star looked incredible wearing a red sequin dress for the moment.
Strictly Come Dancing 2023 first look: Zara McDermott, 27, wowed in sequins as she performed the ‘noodle’ dance in a new teaser trailer on Thursday
Suited and booted: Meanwhile Bobby Brazier, 20, looked smart as he showed off his ‘worm’ skills
And EastEnders star Bobby perfected the ‘worm during the new video, which is sure to make him popular with the younger audience.
He looked dapper in a white double breasted blazer with a pair of smart black trousers.
Strictly’s official social media page teased: ‘Look who’s warming up for a brand new series of #Strictly.
‘We’re back in the Ballroom this Autumn!’
Elsewhere, Angela Rippon, 78, looked incredible in red as she showed off her Charleston moves while Angela Scanlon, 39, opted for a twerk.
Coronation Street’s Ellie Leach followed Bobby’s lead and also opted for an insect inspired move.
Dancing to the caterpillar, the actress, 22, wore a hot pink blazer dress with cape style sleeves.
Krishnan Guru Murthy showcased a ‘hip wiggle’ as he jived from side-to-side wearing a blue velvet suit.
Classy: Elsewhere, Angela Rippon, 78, looked incredible in red as she showed off her Charleston moves
Funny: Coronation Street’s Ellie Leach followed Bobby’s lead and also opted for an insect inspired move
Show off: Krishnan Guru Murthy showcased a ‘hip wiggle’ as he jived from side-to-side wearing a blue velvet suit
He can’t stop: Adam Thomas performed the robot
They were joined in the clip by other contestants Adam Thomas, Jody Cundy, Layton Williams, Eddie Kadi, Nikita Kanda, Nigel Harman, Annabel Croft and Les Dennis.
The hit BBC show will be back on screens on Saturday, September 23, with the celebrities taking to the floor with their professional partners.
The series, hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, will run for 13 weeks and is set to conclude with the live final on December 16.
Strictly’s early training begins with looking at group routines so producers can test different pairings and spot any good matches.
The celebrities then discover their professional dance partners, before they kick off training to make their debut on the dancefloor the following week.
Zara is the first ever Love Island contestant to appear on the BBC show.
Bosses believe having her on the programme will attract more younger people to watch the show and give her the opportunity to further her career with the broadcaster.
It’s been reported that this year’s Strictly pros are clamouring to be paired up with EastEnders star Bobby and former Love Island contestant Zara.
Smooth: Layton Williams ‘popped a shimmy’ in a stylish wrap around suit
Skills: Annabel Croft pulled off ‘the floss’ as she moved her hips and arms in sync
The influencer has a large social media following after rising to fame on Love Island in 2018 and competing on The X Factor: Celebrity the following year, performing for Simon Cowell on the ITV series.
Zara’s audience has since grown, with the star amassing over 1.7million followers, as she continues to team up with boyfriend and TV presenter Sam on TikTok and Instagram videos, which often feature the pair showcasing their dance moves.
Up until now, the BBC has not recruited anyone who has found fame on Love Island to compete for the Glitterball trophy, but they believe due to her focus on documentary making that Zara fits the bill.
Zara has fronted several documentaries for BBC Three including about her experience of revenge porn and the rise of eating disorders
STRICTLY COME DANCING 2023: WHO ARE THE CONTESTANTS?
Angela says: ‘Having been a fan of Strictly since day one, and as a former presenter of Come Dancing, this will be quite an adventure for me. A scary one, considering I’m about to be 79. But I’m looking forward to the challenge, and perhaps being able to learn to dance the Argentine Tango.’
Amanda says: ‘I’m thrilled to have been asked to do Strictly. I’m actually really shy and self-conscious so this will be a great opportunity for me to overcome those things.’
Layton says: ‘Absolutely buzzing to confirm that I will be taking part in THE most iconic dance competition in the UK! It’s time to bring it to the Ballroom. So excited to learn new skills from the best. Bring on the sequins… ALL the sequins!’
Krishnan says: ‘I’m surprised, delighted and slightly confused to find myself taking part in Strictly on the basis of ‘You only live once!’ I can’t wait to start learning to dance, but I am slightly worried about my general decrepitude.’
Profession: Comedian and radio presenter
Eddie says: ‘WOW. Anyone who knows me, understands that music and dance is so important and central to who I am. I’m so unbelievably proud and honoured that Strictly and the BBC have asked me to join the 2023 Team. I promise you, I’m going to give it everything I’ve got. This is going to be a VIBE.
Profession: TV presenter
Angela says: ‘I’m not particularly fit, I’ve no idea how my pelvic floor is going to react to this dancing. I’ve never done any dances apart from drunken jiving at a wedding!’
Profession: Documentary maker and former Love Island star
Zara says: ‘I am so excited to be joining the world of Strictly! I grew up watching it every year with my nan and she was the biggest Strictly fan. We would dance around the house and I have such fond memories of that time in my life.’
Profession: Actor and presenter
Adam says: ‘I can’t dance to save my life but I’m buzzing to learn and have a good laugh with my pro. Get me on that dance floor…I can’t wait!’
Profession: Radio and TV presenter
Nikita says: ‘I can’t believe I’m going to be on Strictly. This is a dream come true. I’m still pinching myself. I don’t think it will properly sink in until I step onto the dancefloor. I can’t wait to get glammed up and get out there. Throw the glitter on me!’
Profession: Coronation Street star
Ellie says: ‘It still doesn’t feel real that I’m going to be doing Strictly!! It’s always been a dream of mine so I guess dreams really do come true!!!!’
Profession: Paralympic champion
Jody says: ‘I’m looking forward to the challenge and pushing myself way out of my comfort zone, especially as I’m always last onto the dance floor. Can’t wait to get stuck in, bring on the glitter and sequins.’
Profession: EastEnders star and model
Bobby says: ‘I’m so excited to be part of the Strictly line up, I can’t wait to start training like a professional dancer and adding a few moves to my locker. I’m looking forward to performing in-front of everyone.’
Nigel says: ‘I’m amazed, excited, and terrified to be doing Strictly. As an armchair fan of the show I have watched in awe as people have twirled and gyrated across the screen. And now it’s my turn…..gulp!’
Profession: Broadcaster and ex tennis player
Annabel says: ‘I have always loved watching Strictly and can’t quite believe I’m going to be part of this magical show – swapping tennis balls for glitter balls and looking forward to finding some joyfulness in the process.’
Profession: Actor and game show host
Les says: ‘I’m thrilled to be doing this iconic wonderful show as I approach my 70th birthday! In my career I’ve always gone for challenges outside my comfort zone and this is the ultimate one! Can’t wait.’