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Behind the scenes of new Strictly Come Dancing series

8 September 2010 Last updated at 03:38 BST

As preparations are made for the eighth series of Strictly Come Dancing, Radio 1 Newsbeat's Natalie Jamieson took a look behind the scenes.

Rugby player Gavin Henson, magician Paul Daniels and former Destiny's Child star Michelle Williams will all compete in this year's competition.

They will be joined by former soap stars Kara Tointon and Tina O'Brien, actress Felicity Kendal and former MP Ann Widdecombe, ex-England goalkeeper Peter Shilton, actress Patsy Kensit, presenter Matt Baker, EastEnders' and former Bill star Scott Maslen, comic and psychologist Pamela Stephenson, DJ-turned-actor Goldie and film actor Jimi Mistry.

The show launches on 11 September at 1825 BST on BBC One.