What time is Strictly on tonight?

The costumes are ready, the shoes have been polished and the ballroom eagerly awaits as Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host the first of this year’s live shows.

The 12 celebrity and professional dancer pairings take to the dancefloor for their debut performances, hoping they have what it takes to impress the judges and viewers at home.

NFL host Jason Bell

Their performances are critiqued and scored by Strictly judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse, but they all escape the public vote until next weekend.

Tonight’s episode is on BBC One at 7.25pm. You can stream it live or later via BBC iPlayer.

Expect entertainment, drama, plenty of first-night nerves and of course lots of dancing – the quest for glitterball glory has begun!