Fifteen celebrities have been whittled down to just four finalist who will battle it out on the Strictly Come Dancing floor tonight.
The couples will be sizzling in their sequins and lashing on the fake tan for the grand final – but just who will take home the beloved Glitterball Trophy?
Last year saw Joe McFadden lift the trophy with his partner Katya Jones, and this year it seems as though Stacey Dooley is the favourite to win.
Here’s who will be joining her in the race for victory, and a recap of what happened to the others along the way…
Despite being in the dance-off three times , former Pussycat Doll Ashley has managed to fight her way to the final.
She’s copped a lot of flack along the way due to her past dance experience with the girl band, but the 37-year-old is confident that she and her pro partner Pasha Kovalev deserve to win.
"The amazing thing is we did have to battle to get to the final," she said.
Stacey is one of the most celebrated documentary presenters on the BBC and is now favourite to win.
The documentary presenter, 31, said she was delighted to take part and joked her mum was going to ‘explode’ in excitement.
She found fame in 2008 when she was flown to developing countries along with other young Brits to investigate working conditions in factories for Blood, Sweet And T-Shirts.
The then-21-year-old star impressed TV bosses so much she was offered her own BBC3 series Stacey Dooley Investigates in 2009.
For the series, Stacey has interviewed criminals, child soldiers, drug dealers and prostitutes in far-flung locations such as Kenya, Congo, Cambodia and Mexico.
YouTube sensation Joe is the fourth star confirmed for the line-up.
The 26-year-old social media star goes by the name ThatcherJoe on his YouTube channels and is the younger brother of millionaire YouTuber Zoe Sugg – who goes by Zoella.
Zoella and her boyfriend, YouTube star Alfie Deyes, are also apparently set to attend the show "every week" to support her brother.
Joe has more than 25million subscribers across his channels – giving him plenty of welly when it comes to the Strictly voting process.
"My knowledge of dance isn’t the best, so I’m just going to go into it completely open minded," he admitted ahead of the launch.
And as for his impending Strictly makeover? "I do feel pretty nervous about it. I just hope they have child sizes as I’m tiny!"
Steps singer Faye has signed up this year, and sources say she’ll be a real contender
Faye is no stranger to the West End having starred in many theatrical productions – including an Andrew Lloyd Webber produced one-woman musical.
Faye, 42, has been married to second husband Michael Smith for nine years.
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Bandmate Claire Richards, 40, dismissed any chances of falling for the Strictly curse, telling the Sunday People: “Oh God, everybody talks about things like that all the time.
"I was at her wedding and she is very happily married. She will be amazing on it.”
Susannah Constantine – OUT WEEK TWO
Mum of three Susannah was the final Strictly star confirmed.
The telly star said: “I hope to prove pigs can fly (dance). Sick with nerves and jangling with excitement.”
Susannah, 56, is a television presenter, fashion journalist, style advisor, author and designer.
Susannah began her career working in fashion for Giorgio Armani and John Galliano before she met Trinny Woodall in 1994, with whom she proceeded to write a weekly fashion column for the Daily Telegraph which ran for seven years.
The pair went on to co-host the hugely successful BBC One show ‘What Not to Wear’ from 2001 to 2005 and then moved to ITV to make Trinny & Susannah Undress, and Undress the Nation, they also frequently appeared as makeover stylists on The Oprah Winfrey show.
It is estimated that Trinny & Susannah’s various style advice books have sold in excess of 2.5 million copies in Britain and the United States.
Susannah’s debut novel, After the Snow, was published to great acclaim last year and the paperback is out this autumn, she is currently writing the sequel which is due out in 2019.
Susannah was paired with Anton du Beke and they were voted out in week one.
Charles Venn – OUT WEEK ELEVEN
Former EastEnders star Charles Venn was the fourteenth celebrity confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing .
Charles, who played Kim Fox’ love interest Ray Dixon in EastEnders, said he was thrilled to don his dancing shoes.
The 45-year-old said: “It truly is a pleasure to be a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, to be associated with a show that has such a huge following excites and scares me in equal measure!
"Dancing on Strictly is going to be quite a challenge but life’s all about testing yourself so there’s lots to look forward to, let the games begin..!”
Dad of two Charles also played nurse Jacob Masters in Casualty and Tremaine Gidigbi in Footballers’ Wives. The news was revealed this morning on ITV’s Good Morning Britain.
Lauren Steadman – OUT WEEK TWELVE
Paralympian Lauren Steadman has become the 13th celebrity to be announced.
Lauren is a double World Champian Paratriathlete, Paralympic Silver medallist and six times European Champion.
The Paralympian was born without her lower right arm, but she relishes in overcoming these barriers and started her sporting career in swimming at age 11.
She took part in her first international competition when she was 13 and at 14, she went to the Beijing Paralympic Games, switching from swimming to triathlon after London 2012.
Lee Ryan – OUT WEEK THREE
Blue singer Lee Ryan was unveiled on Loose Women as one of the contestants for Strictly.
Panelists Jane Moore and Stacey Solomon helped him walk down the aisle in the studio while he wore a sparkling helmet to conceal his identity.
After much teasing of the secret, Lee removed his disguise. He confessed to the ladies that he used to run out of dance lessons at performing arts school, so he’ll be facing his fears taking part in the show.
He had some training from bandmate Simon Webbe, who took part in Strictly in 2014 but that didn’t seem to help him as he was voted out with his dance partner Nadia in Movie Week.
Seann Walsh – OUT WEEK SIX
Comedian Sean, 32, is excited to be taking part – but is more than a bit scared.
He said: "Having seen videos of me dancing on friends’ phones from the night before, it’s safe to say I’m petrified but also so excited.
"I’m really looking forward to the lifts, the Lycra and the laughs, although as Craig would probably say ‘dancing is no laughing matter dahhhhling…’”
Kate Silverton – OUT WEEK NINE
News broadcaster Kate Silverton, a familiar face on BBC News, signed up for the BBC dancing competition.
Bosses have been trying for years to recruit the mum-of-two, 48, who is big fan of the show.
An insider told The Sun: “Kate has been at the top of the producers’ wish list for more than a decade.
“But she has always put her career and family above everything.
"Now she’s polishing off her dancing shoes and can’t wait to get started."
Kate was paired with Aljaz Škorjanec.
Dr Ranj Singh – OUT WEEK SEVEN
Famous for sharing his medical advice on the ITV sofa and singing to children about illness on CBeebies, the doctor will be swapping his stethoscope for the sequins.
He is hoping to get pulses racing as he follows in the footsteps of This Morning Ruth Langsford onto the Saturday night show.
An insider told the Mirror: “He’s a housewives’ favourite on ITV daytime so he’s sure to have big support when he takes to the dancefloor.”
Graeme Swann – OUT WEEK 10
Graeme Swann is the latest cricket star to don his dancing shoes in a bid to win the glitterball.
The England cricketer, 39, will follow in the footsteps of Mark Ramprakash, who won Strictly in 2006, and Darren Gough of the 2005 series.
Aside from his success on the pitch, Graeme is known for his antics off-field.
In 2011 he was cleared of drink-driving after getting stopped by police on his way to a supermarket the previous year.
He told them he was on his way to a 24-hour supermarket to buy screwdrivers – as his cat was stuck under his floorboards.
Vick Hope – OUT WEEK FIVE
DJ Vick Hope announced her time on Strictly during her Capital radio show on August 15.
The glam DJ said she wouldn’t be hit by the Strictly curse as she dumped her long-term boyfriend just before signing up for the hit celebrity dance show.
The Sunday Mirror revealed Vick waltzed off from ex Tom Rosenthal, star of series Plebs, blaming a “quarter life crisis” for the change of heart.
She’s also admitted to being at a crossroads about her career, and yearned for a job where she could learn something new every day – with Strictly Come Dancing fitting the bill exactly.
Vick was paired with new dancer Graziano Di Prima and they were voted out in week five after a dance off with Seann and Katya.
Danny John-Jules – OUT WEEK EIGHT
Red Dwarf star Danny will be donning his dancing shoes for the BBC competition this year.
Speaking ahead of his appearance on the show, Danny said: "Having spent the last few months on two wheels motorcycling around South America in pink leathers, I’m absolutely delighted to be getting back on two feet and into something more comfortable like glittery spandex."
Danny, 57, is best known for playing Cat in sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf, however has starred in a number of other BBC series including Death In Paradise and CBBC’s M.I. High.
He also has 25 years’ experience in dance and starred in Starlight Express.
Katie Piper – OUT WEEK FOUR
Katie was confirmed as the first contestant to feature in the 2018 series. Sharing the news on BBC Breakfast on August 13, she said, "Thank you so much, it’s been so hard to keep it secret!"
"The only person I told is my husband through text message and he thought I was joking!" she revealed, admitting she’s worried about her last of natural rhythm.
"I already know how much of an amazing experience it will be for me and I can’t wait to show my girls some of my new dance moves," the mother-of-two said.
"I’m nervous to put on my dancing shoes but can’t wait to learn a new skill and have the Strictly tan and makeover!"
Katie was partnered with Gorka and the pair were voted out in week four after the judges voted to keep Charles Venn.
Strictly Come Dancing 2018
When is Strictly on?
Strictly Come Dancing launched on Saturday September 8 – which was when we found out which celebrities are dancing with which professionals.
It wasn’t a live show, however – it was filmed on Friday 31 August and the pairings were kept tightly under wraps ahead of the launch.
After it was filmed, all the famous faces were given a week’s head-start to get practising their rumba and get layer upon layer of fake tan applied to their skin.
The first live show aired on Saturday September 22, once the stars had a few weeks’ training under their rhinestone belts. It continues every Saturday and Sunday night.
*The Strictly Come Dancing final kicks off tonight at 6.30pm on BBC1
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