Strictly Come Dancing fans are ALL saying the same thing after tonight's launch show

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Strictly Come Dancing is back in all it's sparkly glory...

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Strictly Come Dancing 2020 is finally here, and after all that waiting for the new series to start, tonight’s launch show definitely didn’t disappoint.

While Strictly Come Dancing might look a little different this year as a result of social distancing and ‘bubbles’ being formed, the glitz and glamour that the show brings to Saturday night’s is still very much there.

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Tess and Claudia were back, although this time at a two metre distance from one another… (Picture: BBC/Guy Levy)

And fans couldn’t be happier to see the sequins and sparkle back on their screens… with everyone agreeing that a bit of Strictly magic is what we all need right now.

More: How to watch Strictly Come Dancing 2020 anywhere in the world 

Let the fun begin…

Tonight’s launch show saw the 12 celebrities get paired up with their professional dance partners, while also giving us a little hint about what to expect from them over coming weeks.

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The Strictly Come Dancing pairings were officially revealed in tonight’s launch show (Picture: BBC/Guy Levy)

As well as the usual introductions to the famous faces to help us get to know them, we also saw them take part in their first group dance.

The show ended with everyone taking to the Strictly dance floor for the first time this series, and fans loved every moment…

Thank you #StrictlyComeDancing, the joy we needed back in our lives ❤

— Bethany Kitchen (@biffkitchen) October 17, 2020

Awww! Loved @bbcstrictly tonight! So many potential favourites. Just what we all need right now ?#StrictlyComeDancing

— Shivers and Shudders (@sharigledhill) October 17, 2020

I love #StrictlyComeDancing.

Never more have we needed its bright cheerful spectacle in such dark times.

— Da Skwire (@DaSkwire) October 17, 2020

So happy that #StrictlyComeDancing is back, super impressed with some of the celebs moves already, let the sparkly Saturday’s begin! ?#SCD

— Nikki Cotter (@NikCotter_) October 17, 2020

When #Strictly brings some sanity back to the World! Thank heavens it's back! #StrictlyComeDancing

— Nick Dixon (@79ballboy) October 17, 2020

What are the Strictly pairings for 2020?

The first to be aired up was actress Caroline Quentin, who will be dancing with Johannes Radebe.

Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo will be hitting the dance floor with Aljaz Skorjanec while Good Morning Britain presenter, Ranvir Singh, will dance up a storm with Giovanni Pernice.

Pop star HRVY is dancing with Janette Manrara, while former NFL player Jason Bell is paired with Luba Mushtuk.

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The stars of 2020 shows off their dance skills in the first group dance of the series and fans have agreed it is exactly what this year needed (Picture: BBC/Guy Levy)

Jamie Laing is back for a second attempt at Strictly after getting injured in the launch show last year, and this time he is partnered with Karen Hauer.

Nicola Adams and Katya Jones will make Strictly history by being the first same sex couple.

While politician Jacqui Smith has been paired with Anton du Beke.

EastEnders and favourite to win, Maisie Smith, will be showing off her dancing skills with Gorka Marquez, and JJ Chalmers is dancing with Amy Dowden.

Fans were very excited on social media to see Bill Bailey paired with last year’s winner Oti Mabuse, while singer Max George has been matched with Diane Buswell.

Strictly Come Dancing continues next Saturday on BBC One at 7.25pm

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