Strictly Come Dancing 2011 behind the scenes: Sequins, spray tan and spandex

12:55 AM on 31st October 2011

Anton Du Beke with fellow professional dancer Kristina Rihanoff and his celebrity dance partner Nancy Dell

Outside the BBC studios in West London, queuing for the best seats has become a British tradition, like Wimbledon

Actress Chelsee Healey checks her mobiles Nancy in her curlers

Actress Anita Dobson and former boxer Audley Harrison try out the judges chairs

Judges Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman and Craig Revel Horwood show their cuddly side during a break in the BBC courtyard

former footballer Robbie Savage and Chelsee compare spray tans is that excitement or terror on Anitas face

The score monitor backstage, where the contestants results are totted up

Lulu in rehearsal

Presenter Alex Jones interviews actor and fellow contestant Jason Donovan for The One Show

Flavia Cacace coaches astrologer Russell Grant

Former MP Edwina Currie rests the ankle that she broke in January

McFly drummer Harry Judd tries to commit his steps to memory Lulu is crimped by hairdresser Kevin Moss

Robbie and Ola Jordan rehearse

Tess Daly in make-up Ola is primped and preened

actress Holly Valance checks her appearance before the show; Chelsee gets her make-up refreshed

Nancy says she usually does her own make-up Flavia, who is dancing with Russell, has been a runner-up in the past

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Harry is given a last-minute tutorial from partner Aliona Vilani impressionist Rory Bremners professional partner Erin Boag

Daybreak a gorgeous-looking Lulu is ready for action

Dan does a Brucie chin as he waltzes with Rory

Holly Rory and Erin go through their moves

Holly waits nervously outside Studio 1, where the show is recorded Robbie works pink to the max

Professional dancer James Jordan pumps those guns before performing with Alex the super-supple Aliona warms up

Vincent Simone with Edwina, the first to be voted off Anita and Erin share a joke

Jason and partner Kristina smile for the cameras Brendan and Chelsee wait to go on