STRICTLY Come Dancing’s class of 2019 struggled to hide their nerves as they left their hotel with the show’s pro dancers ahead of tonight’s first live show.
The BBC One dancing show returns for the first batch of routines this evening, meaning D-Day for the celebrities.
As they left their hotel earlier today, they managed to give nervous smiles to the cameras waiting outside.
Comedian Chris Ramsey gave the thumbs up as he carried a hot drink and kept his eyes covered with some sunglasses, while Will Bayley gave the paps a wave.
Saffron Barker smiled nervously as she stepped out of the hotel, followed by her pro partner AJ Pritchard.
Kelvin Fletcher – who was brought in to replace Jamie Laing after he injured his foot – looked nervous but focused as he wore a pair of headphones and a backpack to head to the studios.
Even the pro dancers looked a little nervous – possibly trying to anticipate how their celeb will cope under the pressure of a live show.
Janette Manrara smiled as carried a hot drink, flashing her legs in a pair of shorts and a checked shirt, while husband Aljaz Skorjanec carried his breakfast in a Starbucks bag and wheeled a case along.
Meanwhile Oti Mabuse, who is paired with Kelvin, was all wrapped up in leggings, an orange bomber jacket and baseball cap.
However Giovanni Pernice, who is dancing with Michelle Visage, looked in high spirits as he carried a holdall out of the hotel alongside Luba Mushtuk, who is making her debut in the main line up with her partner James Cracknell.
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Katya Jones showed off her quirky fashion sense as she left the hotel, wearing a sheer black blouse and a beret, as well as knee high boots and a mini skirt.
The Russian carried a large book which could have contained dancing notes for her celeb partner, Mike Bushall.
Meanwhile Nadiya Bychkova was a double for host Tess Daly as she stepped out in an all black ensemble, also carrying a hot drink to get the day started.
Strictly Come Dancing airs tonight at 7pm on BBC One.
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