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Are Strictly’s outfits getting skimpier? Compare the outfits through the years

Ashley Roberts, Katie Piper, Vick Hope and Kate Silverton led the celebrities at the glamorous sequin-studded Strictly Come Dancing launch 2018 extravaganza in London on Monday night.

The women are just four of the contestants who will join this year’s line-up of Susannah Constantine, Charles Venn, Lauren Steadman, Lee Ryan, Seann Walsh, Stacey Dooley, Dr Ranj Singh, Graeme Swann, Joe Sugg, Danny John-Jules and Faye Tozer.

Strictly, now in its fourteenth year has seen hundreds of celebrities head onto the dancefloor to tackle the salsa, learn to jive and face the likes of Craig Revel Horwood’s fierce criticism.

The sequins and sass have stayed consistent over the years, but the outfits have shrunk year on year.

In 2004, when the series launched, Natasha Kaplinsky donned modest dresses, but at Monday night’s launch fellow newsreader Kate Silverton showed a lot more skin.

Here, we look at the increasingly more skimpy outfits throughout the years… 

Kate Silverton this week

Less is more: Strictly stars are flashing the flesh like never before — here’s Kate Silverton this week (2018) and Natasha Kaplinsky in the first series (2004)

Pamela Stephenson

Katie Piper

Daring to bare: TV presenter Katie Piper, right, (2018) reveals way more than Pamela Stephenson, (2010) who’s even wearing tights

Siberian siren: Kristina
Rihanoff’s dress is hardly
demure...

...but Nadiya Bychkova
beats her with an even more daring outfit

Siberian siren: Kristina Rihanoff’s dress is hardly demure (2010)…but Nadiya Bychkova beats her with an even more daring outfit (2018)

Actress Felicity Kendal’s (2010) modest frock

Former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts, right (2018)

Hot to trot: Actress Felicity Kendal’s (2010) modest frock is outstripped by former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts, right (2018)

Soap star Tina O’Brien was pretty in pink,

TV host Stacey Dooley is far racier

Cha-cha charming: Soap star Tina O’Brien was pretty in pink, but TV host Stacey Dooley is far racier

PICTURE RESEARCH: Claire Cisotti

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