Bottom of leaderboard with 16/40 was weather presenter Carol Kirkwood, who’s dancing with reigning champion Pasha Kovalev.
Newsreader Jeremy will dance the cha cha to the song September by Earth, Wind and Fire alongside partner Karen. That’s if you call the nerve-wracking experience of dancing for the first time in the hope of getting more than a “2” from the judges fun.
The Wanted singer Jay will be performing the cha cha with Aliona to Human Nature’s Reach Out, I’ll Be There.
The bookies’ favourite, pop star Peter Andre, will dance the cha-cha with partner Janette Manrana to Christina Aguilera’s Ain’t No Other Man.
Up now is Olympic boxer, Anthony Ogogo with his partner Oti Mabuse – will he deliver a knockout performance, or will he be the first in line to be knocked out next week?
EastEnders star Kellie Bright and partner Kevin Clifton had the pressure of kicking off the 2015 series proper with their 1960s-themed tango to You Really Got Me by The Kinks.
Recently divorced sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher, 39, and Brendan Cole will waltz to Don McLean’s Vincent while TV chef Ainsley Harriott, 58, and Natalie Lowe will spice it up with a tango to the Abba classic Voulez-Vous.
Anita danced a Cha Cha with new pro Gleb Savchenko that Craig though was “really competent and fantastic to see”.
Daniel O’Donnell with his dance partner Kristina Rihanoff before the start of this year’s BBC1 dance competition, Strictly Come Dancing.
The first six couples made their debut on the dance floor and the remaining nine will take to the floor on Saturday as the quest for glitterball glory is under way.
Strictly is on BBC One tomorrow at 9pm and Saturday at 6.15pm.