Strictly Come Dancing 2017: the launch night – as it happened

Glitter gang, unite! Strictly is back and there’s a whole new batch of ballroom stars waiting to be paired with their partners. You joined us for every sparkling second

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So that was the first instalment. There might not have been any big stars, but there was charm, glitter and great moves by the bucketful. Thanks very much for joining me. Here’s a final thought from sojomo.

I had forgotten how long it goes on.

Legs crossed time.

Must remember for the coming weeks: really shouldn't have so much to drink.

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So judging by the group dance to Kenny Loggins’s Footloose, Chizzy is a useful mover, Debbie McGee can dance, Charlotte Hawkins has all the animation of a fossil and the hip-thrusting Rev is this year’s Ed Balls.

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So that’s it, everyone’s paired off and Strictly 2017 can commence. Bruno
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Broadchurch, Poldark and EastEnders triumph at the 2015 TVChoice Awards

Broadchurch, Poldark and EastEnders were amongst the big winners at tonight's (September 7) TVChoice Awards, hosted by Lenny Henry.

David Tennant was named Best Actor for ITV's murder mystery Broadchurch, which was also awarded Best Drama Series.

Sheridan Smith won Best Actress for her portrayal of the late Cilla Black in Cilla.

Poldark made up for its Best Drama Series defeat, walking away with the Best New Drama award.

As the awards turned to the soaps, Coronation Street, EastEnders and Emmerdale shared the glory.

Alison King (Corrie's Carla Connor) was named Best Soap Actress and Danny Miller (Aaron Livesy from Emmerdale) won Best Soap Actor.

Davood Ghadami (Kush Kazemi) took the Best Soap Newcomer award back to Walford and the residents of Albert Square celebrated winning Best Soap.

Ant & Dec once again barely had enough hands for the awards they won with Saturday Night Takeaway grabbing Best Entertainment Show, whilst I'm a Celebrity
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ITV to steal The Voice from the BBC?

Shabnam Masood's baby will be stillborn in 'EastEnders'. The tragic scenes - which will air later this month - will show her and Kush Kazemi (Davood Ghadami) struggle to come to terms with the death of their unborn baby, which will have devastating effects on their lives. Rakhee Thakrar, who plays Shabnam, said she hopes the storyline will help the public become more open about the issue, explaining: ''In the UK, 3628 babies were stillborn in 2013, that's one in every 216 births; a shocking fact I've come to learn during my preparation for telling this story. It is an experience that
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Samuel Anderson wants his own Doctor Who toy

EastEnders' Rakhee Thakrar has teased a ''potential romance'' for her character. The 30-year-old actress, who plays the role of Shabnam Masood on the BBC One soap, has revealed there are much more exciting times ahead for her character and even a possible love interest. She told Bang Showbiz: ''There's a potential love interest for Shabnam on the way, but you just never know because the guy who comes in is quite hot - so he's got his pick of the girls and she could easily scare him off.'' Rakhee refused to comment on whether newcomer Khoroush 'Kush' Kazemi (Davood Ghadami) was the man
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