Strictly Come Dancing's week 1 songs and dances revealed

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Strictly Come Dancing has revealed the song and dance choices for week one.

The BBC competition kicked off last Saturday (September 16), with viewers being introduced to the 15 celebrities that will be competing on the show along with their professional partners.

This Saturday, all 15 couples will take to the dancefloor to perform their first routine to artists as diverse as Nirvana and Little Mix.

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The songs and dances for all couples are as follows:

  • Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin – Samba to 'Touch' by Little Mix

  • Angela Rippon and Kai Widdrington – Cha Cha Cha to 'Get the Party Started' by Shirley Bassey

  • Bobby Brazier and Dianne Buswell – Foxtrot to 'All About You' by McFly

  • Jody Cundy and Jowita Przystał – Quickstep to 'I’m Sitting on Top of the World' by Bobby Darin

  • Angela Scanlon and Carlos Gu – Tango to 'Prisoner' by Miley Cyrus featuring Dua Lipa

  • Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola – Jive to 'Can’t Tame Her' by Zara Larsson

  • Annabel Croft and Johannes Radebe – Cha Cha Cha to 'Uptown Girl' by Billy Joel

  • Eddie Kadi and Karen Hauer – Quickstep to 'Two Hearts' by Phil Collins

  • Les Dennis and Nancy Xu – Tango to 'Don’t You Want Me' by The Human League

  • Adam Thomas and Luba Mushtuk – Cha Cha Cha to 'Waffle House' by Jonas Brothers

  • Amanda Abbington and Giovanni Pernice – Viennese Waltz to 'Pointless' by Lewis Capaldi

  • Nigel Harman and Katya Jones – Paso Doble to 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by Nirvana.

  • Nikita Kanda and Gorka Márquez – Waltz to 'Run To You' by Whitney Houston

  • Zara McDermott and Graziano Di Prima – Cha Cha Cha to 'Crush' by Jennifer Paige

  • Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Lauren Oakley – Cha Cha Cha to 'Boom Shack-A-Lak' by Apache Indian

While all the routines will be scored, no couples will go home on week one with their scores carrying over to next week's show, where the couples will perform a second dance.

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Meanwhile, Zara McDermott has revealed she's going into week one with a foot injury as she prepares to dance the Cha Cha Cha to 'Crush' by Jennifer Paige with partner Graziano Di Prima.

Zara explained to The Sun that Graziano had told her to wear "men's shoes with a little Cuban heel" instead of high heels during rehearsals but this suggestion left her with bleeding feet.

"I told him, 'It’s not working, I need to take them off', and he said, 'No, no you’re fine'," Zara explained.

"I said honestly it’s hurting and I took them off and my feet were bleeding. I was like, 'I told you I am not being dramatic!'."

However, Zara went on to add that her feet are now "feeling better" and "getting harder".

Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturday nights on BBC One, while spin-off Strictly: It Takes Two airs on weeknights from September 25 on BBC Two. Both shows are available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

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