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Strictly's Lisa Armstrong puts on a leggy display in a she joins Strictly professionals for filming


Make-up artist Lisa Armstrong puts on a leggy display in a black T-shirt dress and totes a £1,700 Louis Vuitton bag as she joins Strictly professionals for filming ahead of the show’s 20th series

Strictly Come Dancing will strut back onto screens September 17. 

And Lisa Armstrong put on a leggy display as she joined the show’s professionals to pre-record a number of group routines on Tuesday. 

The show’s head make-up artist 45, cut a casual figure in a black T-shirt dress and carried a £1,700 Louis Vuitton bag as she arrived at the Elstree studios in London.

Casual: Lisa Armstrong, 45, put on a leggy display in a black T-shirt dress and carried  a £1,700 Louis Vuitton bag as she joined Strictly professionals for filming in London on Wednesday

Casual: Lisa Armstrong, 45, put on a leggy display in a black T-shirt dress and carried  a £1,700 Louis Vuitton bag as she joined Strictly professionals for filming in London on Wednesday

Lisa, who divorced Ant McPartlin in 2018, shielded her eyes behind oversized shades as she tied her blonde tresses high in a ponytail. 

Make-up free Lisa slipped her feet into comfy trainers and sipped on a coffee as she prepared for a busy day. 

Also amongst the arrivals was Dianne Buswell who showcased her trim figure in skin-tight work out gear.

Working hard: Lisa, who divorced Ant McPartlin in 2018, shielded her eyes behind oversized shades as she tied her blonde tresses high in a ponytail

Working hard: Lisa, who divorced Ant McPartlin in 2018, shielded her eyes behind oversized shades as she tied her blonde tresses high in a ponytail

Dancer: Also amongst the arrivals was Dianne Buswell who showcased her trim figure in skin-tight work out gear

Dancer: Also amongst the arrivals was Dianne Buswell who showcased her trim figure in skin-tight work out gear

The Australian stunner donned green leggings and a black top which she layered with a chic blazer.

Gorka Marquez appeared in high spirts as he followed behind wearing sunglasses and toting a large LuLu Lemon canvas bag.

They were joined by a number of the show’s newest professionals including  Vito Coppola, Carlos Gu and Michelle Tsiakkas. 

Happy to be back? Gorka Marquez appeared in high spirts as he followed behind wearing sunglasses and toting a large LuLu Lemon canvas bag

Happy to be back? Gorka Marquez appeared in high spirts as he followed behind wearing sunglasses and toting a large LuLu Lemon canvas bag

Newbies: They were also joined by a number of the show's newest dancers including Michelle Tsiakkas (pictured)

Ready to rock: Italian Dancer Vitto Coppola also arrived for his first day

Newbies: They were also joined by a number of the show’s newest dancers including Michelle Tsiakkas (left) and Vitto Coppola (right)

Hello! Nancy Xu flashed a glimpse of her midriff in a grey sweater as she arrived for a day of hard work

Hello! Nancy Xu flashed a glimpse of her midriff in a grey sweater as she arrived for a day of hard work 

It comes after it was revealed the show would  see its stars celebrate 100 years of the BBC with a special themed week.

To mark the centenary, the Strictly couples will either dance ‘to a theme tune from an iconic BBC programme or in tribute to one of the BBC’s most-loved services’. 

The anniversary show is also set to feature two special routines by the professionals – one will honour the BBC’s Natural History Programming unit, while the other will see the dancers ‘crashing’ some flagship shows.

Relaxing: Carlos Gu made the most of the sunny weather and enjoyed a rest on a wall

Relaxing: Carlos Gu made the most of the sunny weather and enjoyed a rest on a wall 

The 20th series of the Saturday night dance competition will also include the return to the Blackpool Tower ballroom after a two-year break due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Strictly’s executive producer Sarah James said: ‘We know how much viewers love the Strictly themed weeks so it’s fantastic to be able to announce a new one, celebrating the BBC’s centenary.’

In a recent statement, Strictly bosses said fans can enter a draw to watch a recording of the special centenary performance take place on August 24.

Coming soon: Strictly Come Dancing will see its professional stars celebrate 100 years of the BBC with a special themed week as it returns to screens September 17

Coming soon: Strictly Come Dancing will see its professional stars celebrate 100 years of the BBC with a special themed week as it returns to screens September 17 

They said: ‘Strictly Come Dancing is celebrating 100 years of the BBC! The professional dancers will be throwing a party like only they know how, with a group number full of all the usual sparkle and glamour.

‘There may well be a surprise or two as well, with special guests and fun tributes to some of your favourite BBC shows.’

The 15 contestants taking part in the forthcoming series of Strictly have already been confirmed. 

Those taking part include presenter Helen Skelton, former Bros singer Matt Goss, actress Kym Marsh and retired Arsenal and England footballer Tony Adams. 

STRICTLY COME DANCING 2022: WHO ARE THE CONTESTANTS?

KYM MARSH

Age: 46

Profession: Coronation Street star and presenter

Kym says: ‘I’m so delighted that this year they have! I’m a huge fan of the show and can’t believe I’m going to go from watching at home in my pyjamas to actually dancing in front of the judges in a glittery dress.’

RICHIE ANDERSON 

Age: 34

Profession: Radio presenter 

Richie says: ‘This is a dream come true! I cannot wait to get in those sparkles and sequins and shimmy across the most famous dance floor in the world!’

ELLIE SIMMONDS 

Age: 27

Profession: Former athlete 

Ellie says: ‘To be asked to be part of the Strictly family is just so exciting and I cannot wait, it’s going to so much fun.’

TYLER WEST 

Age: 26

Profession: Radio DJ

Tyler says: ‘It’s a show that means so much to me and my family and I can’t wait to seriously shake a leg on that shiny dance floor… with a side of sequins.’

ELLIE TAYLOR

 

Age: 38

Profession: Comedian

Ellie says: ‘Well, cover me in fake tan and roll me in sequins! I’m absolutely over the moon to be a part of Strictly 2022!’

TONY ADAMS MBE 

Profession: Retired footballer and manager

Tony says:  ‘To say I’m excited is an understatement – the lure of the sequins and the call of the salsa has me swapping my battered old football boots for a set of Strictly soft shoes’

  

JAMES BYE

Age: 38

Profession: EastEnders actor

James says ‘I’m not known for my shimmy or my twinkle toes – in fact my kids regularly laugh at my dad dancing but it’s an honour to be asked and I’m going to give it my best shot.’

HELEN SKELTON

 Age: 39

Profession: TV and radio broadcaster

Helen says: ‘I’m really excited to get stuck into a fun adventure. My family and friends have always loved the show and can’t wait for me to get started’

WILL MELLOR

Age: 46

Profession: Actor

Will says: ‘I know it will be a huge challenge but that’s what life is all about. This is also my Mum’s favourite show and she’s had a really tough few years so I’m doing this is for her as well. Bring it on!’

 KAYE ADAMS 

 Age: 59 

Profession: Television presenter 

Kaye says: ‘I said I wanted to make the last year of my fifties memorable and i can’t think of a better way of doing it than showing the world my two left feet. Pray for me!’ 

 JAYDE ADAMS

Age: 37

Profession: Comedian

Jayde says: ‘I’ve been a massive fan of the show for years. I feel like I’m watching myself in a dream and I can’t believe I’ve manifested this.’

MATT GOSS

Age: 53

Profession: Singer

Matt says: ‘I’ve been reclusive, I come and work and then go back to America. I thought, it’s time for me to come home and get out of my own way’

 MOLLY RAINFORD

 Age: 21

Profession: Singer 

Molly says: ‘I already know it’s gonna be an experience of a lifetime and I can’t wait to meet the rest of the Strictly family I’ll be sharing it with.’

FLEUR EAST

Age: 34 

Profession: Singer

Fleur says: ‘I’m equally nervous and thrilled to be part of this year’s Strictly line up. I’m excited to learn new skills and I want to soak up every moment of this magical experience.’

 HAMZA YASSIN

Age: 35

Profession: Wildlife cameraman and presenter

Hamza says: ‘I am absolutely over the moon to be joining Strictly 2022. Never in a million years did I think I’d be on such a cool show.’

 

 

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