Strictly Come Dancing heads to Blackpool Tower Ballroom for this weeks'' dances
As the principal dancer at the Royal Ballet for 17 years, Darcey Bussell endured a punishing six-days-a-week training regime and often performed while injured.
Celebrities take to the dance floor to perform a dazzling display of ballroom routines.
The first shots of the show's official couples were unveiled on Tuesday, with Mollie King, Debbie McGee and Ruth Langsford dazzling with their frocks, and the first glimpses of their moves.
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will welcome this yearâ€™s 15 celebrities to the Strictly studio for the very first time on Sunday 7th September at 8pm on BBC One.
As host Claudia Winkleman reminded the married father-of-two that his wife was in the audience, the EastEnders actor quipped that it was 'a bit awkward'.