AJ Pritchard and Saffron Barker lead Strictly stars as they head out for first live show

AJ Pritchard, Saffron Barker and Oti Mabuse

The stars were seen heading to rehearsals (Picture: Splash News)

AJ Pritchard and Saffron Barker were just some of the Strictly Come Dancing stars who were snapped heading to final rehearsals ahead of the first live show.

The two stars, who are partnered up for the BBC dancing series, were joined by their fellow co-stars as they all headed to a dance studio to rehearse before they all put on their dancing shoes for the first time this series.

Pro dancer AJ looked cool and casual as he was spotted wearing a t-shirt and jeans, paired with a black leather jacket and pair of sunglasses.

Saffron could also be seen alongside her dancing partner, as the YouTuber wore an all-black getup consisting of a t-shirt, leggings and leather jacket, with her hair tied up in a ponytail.

AJ Pritchard

AJ Pritchard wore a cool and casual outfit (Picture: Splash News)

Also pictured included Amy Dowden, who is dancing with CBBC presenter Karim Zeroaul.



The 28-year-old could be seen getting her coffee fix while wearing a leopard print crop top with leggings and green denim jacket.

AJ Pritchard and Saffron Barker

Also joining AJ was his dancing partner, YouTuber Saffron Barker (Picture: Splash News)

Katya Jones this year has been partnered up with BBC Breakfast sports presenter Mike Bushell.

She rocked a fabulous ensemble of a semi-sheer top, paired with a star-patterned denim skirt and black leather boots.

Amy Dowden

Amy Dowden wore a leopard print crop top (Picture: Splash News)

Fellow pro dancers Oti Mabuse, Giovanni Pernice, Luba Mushtak, Janette Manara and Alijaž Skorjanec could also be seen, alongside former Emmerdale actor Kevin Fletcher, who has replaced Made In Chelsea Star Jamie Laing on the show, and Paralympic table tennis player Will Bayley.

Katya Jones

Katya Jones wore an all-black ensemble (Picture: Splash News)

All of these celebrities and pro dancers are set to take to the dancefloor in the first live show of the seventeenth series of Strictly Come Dancing, which is broadcast on 21 September on BBC One.

Oti Mabuse

Oti Mabuse wore an orange jacket and baseball cap (Picture: Splash News)

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Janette Manrara

Janette Manrara donned a checkered shirt and green skirt (Picture: Splash News)

There is no particular theme for the first show, although the celebrities and their partners will each be performing a routine to a popular song with the hopes of a good first impression.

Giovanni Pernice and Luba Mushtak

Pro dancers Giovanni Pernice and Luba Mushtak could be seen together (Picture: Splash News)