Strictly Come Dancing 2022 first dances and songs revealed for live show

The Strictly Come Dancing 2022 live shows start this weekend and the first songs and dances have been revealed!

This evening (24 September), the 15 Strictly Come Dancing 2022 contestants and their pro partners will hit the dancefloor for the very first time this year.

Pros on this year’s Strictly include Gorka Marquez, Graziano Di Prima, Neil Jones, Giovanni Pernice, Kai Widdrington, Nancy Xu, Nikita Kuzmin and Katya Jones.

Completing this season’s returning professionals cast are Amy Dowden, Luba Mushtuk, Karen Hauer, Dianne Buswell, Jowita Przystal, Cameron Lombard, Johannes Radebe and Nadiya Bychkova.

Following last night’s launch show where the celebs and professionals were partnered up, the couples will perform live tonight on BBC One.

But how will they cope dancing live and in front of the judges? We’ll have to wait to find out but for now the dances they’ll be performing and the songs they’ll be dancing to have been announced.

Feast your eyes on the full line up of week one’s dances and songs below…

Tonight’s Strictly Come Dancing Week 1’s Songs and Dances

Ellie S and Nikita
Cha Cha Cha to Dance by DNCE

Ellie T and Johannes
Quickstep to I Am What I Am by Klaus Hallen Tanzorchester

Fluer and Vito
Cha Cha Cha to Let’s Get Loud by Jennifer Lopez

Fleur had been paired with new professional dancer Vito Coppola, Claudia asked Vito what sort of teacher he is, to which he responded: “behind this smile I’m very tough but I’m sure that she’s going to be alright because she’s a hard worker too!”

Helen and Gorka
American Smooth to You Send Me by Aretha Franklin

Jayde and Karen
Samba to Dirrty by Christina Aguilera featuring Redman

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Kaye and Kai
Tango to Voulez-Vouz by ABBA

Kym and Graziano
Jive to Yes by Merry Clayton

Kym Marsh admitted she knew all the Strictly professionals well due to them frequently appearing on Morning Live, which she presents. Kym was then paired with her professional dance partner, Graziano Di Prima, on the Morning Live set. Both were ecstatic with Kym admitting: “my stomach was churning, but I was delighted!”

Molly and Carlos
Samba to Kiss My (Uh Oh) by Anne Marie and Little Mix

Hamza and Jowita
Foxtrot to Islands In The Stream by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

James and Amy
Jive to What I Like About You by The Romantics

Matt and Nadiya
Quickstep to Sir Duke by The Chris Walden Big Band

Richie and Giovanni
Cha Cha Cha to I’m Your Man by Wham!

Tony and Katya
Tango to Go West by Village People

Tyler and Dianne
American Smooth to Falling by Harry Styles

Will and Nancy
Jive to Livin’ La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin

Strictly 2022’s live shows begin Saturday evening, 24 September starting at 6:45PM with a marathon episode lasting over 2 hours.

As always, there will be no results show in the first week with the stars safe from elimination.

However they will still be marked and critiqued by the returning judges – Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Shirley Ballas and Anton Du Beke.

Those marks will carry forward to next weekend where one unlucky celeb will get the boot following the first dance off of the series.

Strictly Come Dancing aired its red carpet launch tonight on BBC One ahead of the first live show on Saturday.

As well as the pairings, the Strictly launch show saw John Legend singing the ballroom, and reigning champions Rose and Giovanni returning to dance again.

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on Saturday, 24 September for the opening live show.

There will be no elimination as usual but the marks from the judges will carry over to the next week where the first celeb will be sent home.

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