Strictlys Maisie Smith swaps her PJs for a mini dress as the stars undergo glam transformations – Daily Mail

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The stars of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing have swapped their everyday attires for glitzy ensembles as they underwent very glam makeovers.

As well as posing for a group photo, the celebrities wowed with their individual transformations in a special promo video ahead of the much anticipated launch show on Saturday night.

Leading the pack was EastEnders star Maisie Smith, 19, who swapped her cosy teddy bear pyjamas for a dazzling blue tasseled dress.

Transformation: The stars of this year's Strictly Come Dancing have swapped their everyday attires for glitzy ensembles as they underwent very glam makeovers, with Maisie Smith leading the way

Transformation: The stars of this year's Strictly Come Dancing have swapped their everyday attires for glitzy ensembles as they underwent very glam makeovers, with Maisie Smith leading the way

Wow! The EastEnders star , 19, who swapped her cosy teddy bear pyjamas for a dazzling blue tasseled dress in a special promo video

Wow! The EastEnders star , 19, who swapped her cosy teddy bear pyjamas for a dazzling blue tasseled dress in a special promo video

Transformation: The stars of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing have swapped their everyday attires for glitzy ensembles as they underwent very glam makeovers, with Maisie Smith leading the way

The actress, who plays Tiffany Butcher in the BBC soap, looked in awe as she held up her frock while wearing teddy bear top, green shorts and fluffy yellow slippers.

She then jumped as was suddenly transformed, donning her amazing dress and gold dance shoes, while her auburn tresses were styled in sleek waves. 

Meanwhile, Bill Bailey, 55, appeared perplexed as he looked down at his shirt and jeans combo, before shaking his arms rapidly. 

He then jumped and found himself in a rather snazzy navy and black patterned three piece suit. 

Time for a change: As well as posing for a group photo (pictured), the celebrities wowed with their individual transformations ahead of  the much anticipated launch show on Saturday

Time for a change: As well as posing for a group photo (pictured), the celebrities wowed with their individual transformations ahead of  the much anticipated launch show on Saturday

Time for a change: As well as posing for a group photo (pictured), the celebrities wowed with their individual transformations ahead of  the much anticipated launch show on Saturday

Before: Meanwhile, Bill Bailey, 55, appeared perplexed as he looked down at his shirt and jeans combo, before shaking his arms rapidly

Before: Meanwhile, Bill Bailey, 55, appeared perplexed as he looked down at his shirt and jeans combo, before shaking his arms rapidly

Tada: He then jumped and found himself in a rather snazzy navy and black patterned three piece suit

Tada: He then jumped and found himself in a rather snazzy navy and black patterned three piece suit

Before and after: Meanwhile, Bill Bailey, 55, appeared perplexed as he looked down at his shirt and jeans combo,before finding himself in a snazzy navy and black patterned suit

Not so sure: Next up was Good Morning Britain's Ranvir Singh, 43, who looked distinctively unimpressed with her all-black ensemble

Not so sure: Next up was Good Morning Britain's Ranvir Singh, 43, who looked distinctively unimpressed with her all-black ensemble

Not so sure: Next up was Good Morning Britain’s Ranvir Singh, 43, who looked distinctively unimpressed with her all-black ensemble

Loving it! But her attitude then changed as she found herself in a sexy black midi dress with a silver sequinned detail

Loving it! But her attitude then changed as she found herself in a sexy black midi dress with a silver sequinned detail

Loving it! But her attitude then changed as she found herself in a sexy black midi dress with a silver sequinned detail

Next up was Good Morning Britain’s Ranvir Singh, 43, who looked distinctively unimpressed with her all-black ensemble.

But her attitude then changed as she found herself in a sexy black midi dress with a silver sequinned detail.

The Wanted singer Max George, 32, also found himself transformed as he started out in a red checked shirt and blue skinny jeans.

And with a jump, he found himself in a sexy semi-sheer black shirt and smart black trousers. 

Day look: The Wanted singer Max George, 32, also found himself transformed as he started out in a red checked shirt and blue skinny jeans

Day look: The Wanted singer Max George, 32, also found himself transformed as he started out in a red checked shirt and blue skinny jeans

Night out look: And with a jump, he found himself in a sexy semi-sheer black shirt and smart black trousers

Night out look: And with a jump, he found himself in a sexy semi-sheer black shirt and smart black trousers

Day to night: The Wanted singer Max George, 32, found himself transformed as he started out in a red shirt and blue skinny jeans, before wowing in a semi-sheer black shirt and black trousers

Keeping it casual: Clara Amfo meanwhile started off her transformation in a green bomber jacket and white jeans

Keeping it casual: Clara Amfo meanwhile started off her transformation in a green bomber jacket and white jeans

Keeping it casual: Clara Amfo meanwhile started off her transformation in a green bomber jacket and white jeans

Golden girl: And with a slick spin, the radio DJ, 39, turned into a golden goddess as she donned a glittering tasseled mini dress

Golden girl: And with a slick spin, the radio DJ, 39, turned into a golden goddess as she donned a glittering tasseled mini dress

Golden girl: And with a slick spin, the radio DJ, 39, turned into a golden goddess as she donned a glittering tasseled mini dress

Simple attire: Keen to join in on the action, Nicola Adams, 37, began her makeover in a simple white shirt and black trousers

Simple attire: Keen to join in on the action, Nicola Adams, 37, began her makeover in a simple white shirt and black trousers

Sleek look: The boxer was then mightily impressed as she then found herself spruced up in a snazzy gold and black blazer top and smart black trousers

Sleek look: The boxer was then mightily impressed as she then found herself spruced up in a snazzy gold and black blazer top and smart black trousers

Simple to sleek:  Nicola Adams, 37, began her makeover in a simple white shirt and black trousers, before being spruced up in a snazzy gold and black blazer top and smart trousers

Unimpressed: Meanwhile, Jamie Laing looked fed up in his black and white casual look

Unimpressed: Meanwhile, Jamie Laing looked fed up in his black and white casual look

Unimpressed: Meanwhile, Jamie Laing looked fed up in his black and white casual look

Fabulous: But the Made In Chelsea star, 31, soon perked up as he swapped his outfit for a showstopping dusty pink and black number

Fabulous: But the Made In Chelsea star, 31, soon perked up as he swapped his outfit for a showstopping dusty pink and black number

Fabulous: But the Made In Chelsea star, 31, soon perked up as he swapped his outfit for a showstopping dusty pink and black number

Clara Amfo meanwhile started off her transformation in a green bomber jacket and white jeans.

And with a slick spin, the radio DJ, 39, turned into a golden goddess as she donned a glittering tasseled mini dress. 

Keen to join in on the action, Nicola Adams, 37, began her makeover in a simple white shirt and black trousers.

The boxer was then mightily impressed as she then found herself spruced up in a snazzy gold and black blazer top and smart black trousers. 

Makeover magic: Politician Jacqui Smith, 57, looked undecided as she pondered her glitzy multicolored top and skirt

Makeover magic: Politician Jacqui Smith, 57, looked undecided as she pondered her glitzy multicolored top and skirt

Convinced: But she soon got into the swing of things as she happily shimmied about in the fabulous new ensemble

Convinced: But she soon got into the swing of things as she happily shimmied about in the fabulous new ensemble

Makeover magic: Politician Jacqui Smith, 57, looked undecided as she pondered her glitzy multicolored top and skirt

The way he was:  Elsewhere, Jason Bell, 42, kicked off his makeover with a crisp white shirt and black trousers

The way he was:  Elsewhere, Jason Bell, 42, kicked off his makeover with a crisp white shirt and black trousers

The way he was:  Elsewhere, Jason Bell, 42, kicked off his makeover with a crisp white shirt and black trousers

Look at him now! He soon turned up the heat in a sizzling black mesh shirt and sharp trousers

Look at him now! He soon turned up the heat in a sizzling black mesh shirt and sharp trousers

Look at him now! He soon turned up the heat in a sizzling black mesh shirt and sharp trousers

Hmmm: YouTube star HRVY meanwhile pulled a face as he inspected his casual blue and black jacket

Hmmm: YouTube star HRVY meanwhile pulled a face as he inspected his casual blue and black jacket

Yes! The 21-year-old soon had plenty to smile about as his look was suddenly transformed and he found himself in a sleek black shirt with silver embellishments

Yes! The 21-year-old soon had plenty to smile about as his look was suddenly transformed and he found himself in a sleek black shirt with silver embellishments

Not feeling it: YouTube star HRVY meanwhile pulled a face as he inspected his casual blue and black jacket, before then wowing in a sleek black shirt with silver embellishments

Meanwhile, Jamie Laing looked fed up in his black and white casual look. 

But the Made In Chelsea star, 31, soon perked up as he swapped his outfit for a showstopping dusty pink and black number.

Politician Jacqui Smith, 57, seemed somewhat undecided as she pondered her glitzy multicolored top and skirt.

But she soon got into the swing of things as she happily shimmied about in the fabulous new ensemble. 

Demure: Comedian Caroline Quentin, 60, struck a sombre figure as she posed ahead of her transformation

Demure: Comedian Caroline Quentin, 60, struck a sombre figure as she posed ahead of her transformation

Dazzling: But she soon livened up as she found herself striking a pose and doing a shimmy in a dazzling navy midi dress

Dazzling: But she soon livened up as she found herself striking a pose and doing a shimmy in a dazzling navy midi dress

Demure to dazzling: Comedian Caroline Quentin, 60, struck a sombre figure as she posed ahead of her transformation, before shimmying in a dazzling navy midi dress

Feeling blue? Finally, Invictus Games medallist JJ Chalmers, 33, pulled a glum pose when he inspected his pre-makeover outfit

Feeling blue? Finally, Invictus Games medallist JJ Chalmers, 33, pulled a glum pose when he inspected his pre-makeover outfit

Feeling blue? Finally, Invictus Games medallist JJ Chalmers, 33, pulled a glum pose when he inspected his pre-makeover outfit

Purple reign! However, he was all smiles as a quick spin saw him don a very snazzy lilac suit

Purple reign! However, he was all smiles as a quick spin saw him don a very snazzy lilac suit

Purple reign! However, he was all smiles as a quick spin saw him don a very snazzy lilac suit

Elsewhere, Jason Bell, 42, kicked off his makeover with a crisp white shirt and black trousers.

And he soon turned up the heat in a sizzling black mesh shirt and sharp trousers.

YouTube star HRVY meanwhile pulled a face as he inspected his casual blue and black jacket.

The 21-year-old soon had plenty to smile about as his look was suddenly transformed and he found himself in a sleek black shirt with silver embellishments.

It's back! The transformations come ahead of Saturday's socially-distanced launch show, as the twelve celebrities finally discover their professional partners

It's back! The transformations come ahead of Saturday's socially-distanced launch show, as the twelve celebrities finally discover their professional partners

It’s back! The transformations come ahead of Saturday’s socially-distanced launch show, as the twelve celebrities finally discover their professional partners

Comedian Caroline Quentin, 60, struck a sombre figure as she posed ahead of her transformation.

But she soon livened up as she found herself striking a pose and doing a shimmy in a dazzling navy midi dress.

Finally, Invictus Games medallist JJ Chalmers, 33, pulled a glum pose when he inspected his pre-makeover outfit.

However, he was all smiles as a quick spin saw him don a very snazzy lilac suit.

Two metres away! First look snaps from the launch show hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman reuniting, albeit two metres apart in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines

Two metres away! First look snaps from the launch show hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman reuniting, albeit two metres apart in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines

Two metres away! First look snaps from the launch show hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman reuniting, albeit two metres apart in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines

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Watchful eye: Judges Craig Revel-Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse will also take their place on the panel, though this year will see them sat on separate desks to maintain social distancing

Watchful eye: Judges Craig Revel-Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse will also take their place on the panel, though this year will see them sat on separate desks to maintain social distancing

Watchful eye: Judges Craig Revel-Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse will also take their place on the panel, though this year will see them sat on separate desks to maintain social distancing

The transformation comes ahead of Saturday’s pre-recorded opener, which will see the pros dazzle with a sensational opening routine.

While judges Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Craig Revel-Horwood are seated on separate podiums to ensure the programme adheres to COVID-19 safety guidelines. 

Bruno Tonioli has been unable to appear in the studio due to travel restrictions introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic, but will make guest appearances from his home in Los Angeles. 

The launch will consist of the celebrities discovering their professional partners for the first time, though in a post-COVID change, they will instead by revealed via. video link.

This will allow for couples to form their own individual ‘bubbles’ for training and performances, meaning the stars will have maintain distance from each other during filming.

Gorgeous: The launch will also see the pros take to the stage with a stellar group opener, with Nadiya Bychkova and Graziano Di Prima forming their own bubble to dance alongside singers and guest performers

Gorgeous: The launch will also see the pros take to the stage with a stellar group opener, with Nadiya Bychkova and Graziano Di Prima forming their own bubble to dance alongside singers and guest performers

Gorgeous: The launch will also see the pros take to the stage with a stellar group opener, with Nadiya Bychkova and Graziano Di Prima forming their own bubble to dance alongside singers and guest performers

Back soon: Strictly Come Dancing 2020 will return on Saturday, October 17th at 7:50pm on BBC One

Back soon: Strictly Come Dancing 2020 will return on Saturday, October 17th at 7:50pm on BBC One

 Back soon: Strictly Come Dancing 2020 will return on Saturday, October 17th at 7:50pm on BBC One

The professional dancers will also take to the stage to showcase their dance moves with a sensation opener, and will also accompany a stunning performance by Joel Corry and MNEK.

This year has already seen the pros pre-record all of their group performances while isolating together in a hotel, and the couples have formed separate bubbles to train and perform together.

The series will still feature a live audience, however fans will sit in small groups and will only be allowed to attend if from the same household or bubble.

Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday at 7:50pm on BBC One. 

Strictly Come Dancing Contestants 2020

CAROLINE QUENTIN

Age: 60

Profession: Actress, known for roles in Men Behaving Badly and Jonathan Creek

Caroline says: ‘I hope my knees don’t let me down and I hope the foundation garments live up to expectations when I start leaping about!’

Fun fact: She met her now-husband, Sam Farmer in 1998 on the set of Men Behaving Badly when he was one of the studio runners.

MAX GEORGE 

 Age: 31

Profession: Singer – from former boy band The Wanted

Max says: ‘Nan – I’m doing Strictly this year!’ as he vowed to make his superfan grandmother proud

Fun Fact: Max’s fellow The Wanted bandmate Jay McGuiness was on Strictlby Come Dancing in 2015 – and won it!  

CLARA AMFO

 Age: 36

Profession: Radio 1 presenter

Clara says: ‘As we know this year has been a real challenge and escapism through dancing is something I know we all enjoy’

Fun fact:  Clara has some experience of celeb gameshows, having taken part on Celebrity Masterchef in 2018

BILL BAILEY 

 Age: 55

Profession: Comedian and TV personality

Clara says: ‘I’m not Lord of the Dance, more a sort of caretaker of the dance’

Fun fact:  Bill is a classically trained musician and multi-instrumentalist

 

 MAISIE SMITH 

 Age: 19

Profession: EastEnders actress

Maisie says: ‘Get me in those sequins, I can’t wait to dive into the Strictly fancy dress box this winter!’

Fun fact:  Maisie won the 2019 Children In Need special of Strictly with Kevin Clifton 

 

 HRVY

 

 Age: 21

Profession: YouTube star 

HRVY says: ‘Being on Strictly is going to be such an amazing experience and I’m so thankful to be taking part this year.’

Fun fact:  HRVY follows in the footsteps of former internet star contestants Joe Sugg and Saffron Barker – the latter of whom is close friends with him 

 

JASON BELL

Age: 42

Profession: Retired American Football player – now a pundit

 Jason says: ‘I am thrilled. I’m a huge fan of the show, I’ve been watching it since I came to this country, so it’s time for me to do something cool to impress my daughter, now that she can watch me perform!’

Fun Fact: Jason is the father of Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle’s daughter. The couple were together for 11 years, only splitting recently in 2019

 RANVIR SINGH 

 Age: 43

Profession: ITV broadcaster, Political Editor for GMB

Ranvir says:  ‘It feels like I’m on a rollercoaster… Hopefully after the first dance I will feel exhilarated rather than sick!’

Fun fact: Ranvir is the fourth GMB star to star following Susanna Reid, Richard Arnold and Charlotte Hawkins.

 

NICOLA ADAMS  

 Age: 37

Profession: Double Olympic gold medallist boxer

Nicola says: ‘I’m a huge fan of the show and am thrilled to be part of something that holds such a special place in so many people’s hearts’

Fun fact:  Nicola will form the show’s first ever same-sex pairing as she is parterned with a female professional. 

   

  JJ CHALMERS

 Age: 55 Profession: Comedian and TV personality Clara says: ‘I’m not Lord of the Dance, more a sort of caretaker of the dance’ Fun fact: Bill is a classically trained musician and multi-instrumentalist

Age: 33

Profession: Ex Royal Marine and Invictus Games medallist

JJ says: ‘Strictly is a whole different ball game in respect to the challenges I will face but I’m up for an adventure’

Fun fact:  JJ is close friends with Prince Harry after they worked together on the Invictus Games

 

 JAMIE LAING 

 Age: 31

Profession: Made In Chelsea star

Jamie says: ‘I’m over the moon I actually get to come back and dance again. It’s going to be unbelievably amazing!’

Fun fact:  Jamie was forced to pull out of the 2019 series of Strictly after a foot injury 

 

RT HON JACQUI  SMITH

 Age: 57

Profession: Politician

Jacqui says: ‘I was speechless with excitement at being asked to join Strictly – and that’s very rare for me…!’

Fun fact:  Fifty years ago, she received a bronze medal for Scottish Highland Dancing 

 

  

 

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