'Strictly Come Dancing' reveals week one song and dance list in full

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The couples have been rehearsing for week one. (BBC)
The couples have been rehearsing for week one. (BBC)

Strictly Come Dancing has revealed the full list of songs and dances that will feature in the week one competition for each couple.

The quest for the Glitterball Trophy gets underway on Saturday, with all 15 couples taking to the dancefloor for the first time to show the routines they have been rehearsing for their debut.

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Featuring in the first live show will be all-male couple John Whaite and Johannes Radebe who will perform the Tango to New Order's Blue Monday.

Joining them in opening with a Tango are Katie McGlynn and Gorka Marquez, who will dance theirs to Black Hole by Griff.

Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing 2021 - TX: 18/09/2021 - Episode: Strictly Come Dancing - Launch Show (No. n/a) - Picture Shows:  John Whaite, Johannes Radebe - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy
John Whaite and Johannes Radebe will Tango. (BBC/Guy Levy)

One of the competition's early favourites, Rhys Stephenson, is the only celebrity to be dancing the Viennese Waltz this week as he performs with partner Nancy Xu to Boys II Men's End of the Road.

Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin will be waltzing to Camila Cabello's Consequences, while Dan Walker and Nadiya Bychkova will begin with a Quickstep to The Blues Brothers' Everybody Needs Somebody to Love.

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Judi Love and Graziano Di Prima will dance an American Smooth to Chain of Fools by Aretha Franklin, with Greg Wise and Karen Hauer joining them in the same dance style but to That's Life by Frank Sinatra.

Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing 2021 - TX: 18/09/2021 - Episode: Strictly Come Dancing - Launch Show (No. n/a) - Picture Shows:  Graziano Di Prima, Judi Love - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy
Graziano Di Prima and Judi Love will start with an American Smooth. (BBC/Guy Levy)

The Jive is also being taken on by two couples - AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington to DJ Fresh's Gold Dust, and Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice to Taylor Swift's Shake It Off.

A popular choice for week one is the Cha Cha, with four couples opting for it: Sara Davies and Aljaz Skorjanec to Diana Ross's The Boss; Adam Peaty and Katya Jones to Beggin' by Maneskin; Robert Webb and Dianne Buswell to Boney M's Rasputin; and Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden to September by Earth, Wind & Fire.

Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing 2021 - TX: n/a - Episode: Strictly Come Dancing - Generics (No. n/a) - Picture Shows:  Tom Fletcher, Amy Dowden - (C) BBC - Photographer: Ray Burmiston
Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden are one of four couples to Cha Cha. (BBC/Ray Burmiston)

The final two couples will try the Samba, with Nina Wadia and Neil Jones dancing to Mi Gente by J Balvin and Willy William ft. Beyonce, and Ugo Monye and Oti Mabuse performing to Iko Iko (My Bestie) by Justin Wellington ft. Small Jam.

None of the couples will be eliminated in week one, but their scores will be combined with week two's ahead of the first elimination next Sunday.

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