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Helen Skelton and Kym Marsh lead stars departing hotel for Strictly live show

Helen Skelton and Kym Marsh led the stars departing their hotel for Elstree Studios ahead of the second Strictly Come Dancing live show on Saturday. 

Make-up free Helen, 39, looked causal in an oversized cream sweater which she teamed up with tight leather trousers and matching shoes.

Meanwhile Kym, 46, kept things low-key in a grey jumper featuring a ‘Wellness’ motif, as well as black leggings and coordinating trainers.

Here she is! Their emergence comes ahead of the second Strictly Come Dancing live show

Emerging: Helen Skelton (left) and Kym Marsh (right) led the stars departing their hotel for Elstree Studios ahead of the second Strictly Come Dancing live show on Saturday

The actress – who beamed for onlookers – accessorised with oversized shades and wore a charcoal vest top under her jumper.  

Former Blue Peter presenter Helen styled her damp blonde tresses over her shoulder and framed her face with a pair of sunglasses.

Following soon afterwards were cast members Ellie Simmonds, Kaye Adams, Dianne Buswell, Karen Hauer, Vito Coppola, Fleur East, Jayde Adams, Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu.

Low-key: Make-up free Helen, 39, looked causal in an oversized cream sweater

Low-key: Make-up free Helen, 39, looked causal in an oversized cream sweater

Out and about: She toted her essentials around in a black bag, which she slung over her shoulder

Out of this world: Helen never fails to look sensational

Out and about: She toted her essentials around in a black bag, which she slung over her shoulder 

Looking good: Helen teamed her top up with tight leather trousers and matching shoes

Looking good: Helen teamed her top up with tight leather trousers and matching shoes

Casual: Meanwhile Kym, 46, kept things low-key in a grey jumper featuring a 'Wellness' motif, as well as black leggings and coordinating trainers

Casual: Meanwhile Kym, 46, kept things low-key in a grey jumper featuring a ‘Wellness’ motif, as well as black leggings and coordinating trainers

Kym will be taking to the floor with partner Graziano Di Prima however she recently revealed her vertigo diagnosis may in fact ruin her chances of winning. 

Speaking to Rylan Clark on Friday’s Strictly: It Takes Two the television personality admitted that her Viennese Waltz exasperates her condition.

She explained: ‘Well, you see I have got visual vertigo. I had an ear problem about six years ago and it left me with visual vertigo, so basically even moving lights make me feel weird.

Showstopping: Fleur East commanded attention in a white jacket

Showstopping: Fleur East commanded attention in a white jacket

Waving: She teamed the jacket up with contrasting black leggings and matching trainers

Sunny: The singer accessorised with oversized sunglasses

Waving: She teamed the jacket up with contrasting black leggings and matching trainers

Trendy: Karen Hauer put her best fashion foot forward in a brown coat

Trendy: Karen Hauer put her best fashion foot forward in a brown coat

Unmissable: She carried an eye-popping yellow handbag and shot a peace sign for fans

Happy: She seemed to be in high spirits

Unmissable: She carried an eye-popping yellow handbag and shot a peace sign for fans

‘I can’t do it, so spinning and spinning, there is a particular part in this routine where I am spinning so fast and then he [Graziano] wants me to get up and do a turn on my own’.

She continued: ‘Well, I can’t do them at the best of times so I am literally like, ‘Oh my, what am I going to do here?’

It comes after Gordon and Tana Ramsay shared a snap of themselves on the famous Strictly dance floor, joking that they have signed up for the show’s Christmas special.

Hot stuff: Dianne Buswell put on a leggy display in an oversized white sweater with black squiggles

Fierce: She carried an oversized leopard-print handbag

Hot stuff: Dianne Buswell put on a leggy display in an oversized white sweater with black squiggles

Pals: Molly Rainford and her dance partner Carlos Gu emerged soon afterwards

Pals: Molly Rainford and her dance partner Carlos Gu emerged soon afterwards

Eye-popping: Molly caught the eye in a neon padded jacket with black prints

Eye-popping: Molly caught the eye in a neon padded jacket with black prints

In her element: She shot a dazzling smile for onlookers

In her element: She shot a dazzling smile for onlookers

Taking to his Instagram Stories on Friday the celebrity chef, 55, laughed as he and Tana, 48, cuddled up and danced on the iconic set at BBC Elstree.

The proud parents were often in the audience during the last series when daughter Tilly, then 20, finished in sixth place.

Gordon captioned the snap: ‘ Christmas special, can’t wait #BBCstrictly’.

Gordon cut a casual figure for the outing in a black t-shirt and jeans while slipping his feet into comfy trainers. 

Showing some skin: Jayde Adams flashed her midriff in a white bandeau and black joggers

Chilly? She strolled out of the hotel in blue flip flops

Showing some skin: Jayde Adams flashed her midriff in a white bandeau and black joggers

Suave: Vito Coppola wore a light blue denim jacket and black trousers for his exit

Suave: Vito Coppola wore a light blue denim jacket and black trousers for his exit

Low-key: He wore a black hoodie and contrasting white trainers

Cheerful: He appeared to be in high spirits

Low-key: He wore a black hoodie and contrasting white trainers

Tana, who married the chef in 1996, looked gorgeous in a black shift dress emblazoned with a swan print, tights and stone grey ankle boots.

Accentuating her features with a hint of make-up she let her brunette tresses fall to her shoulders in a gentle curl.

Previous Christmas specials have featured the likes of Sara Cox, First Dates’ Fred Sirieix and singer Anne-Marie, as well as a whole host of returning celebs from the main series.

MailOnline contacted representatives for BBC and Strictly for comment at the time. 

Age-defying: Kaye Adams went make-up free while donning a khaki jacket

Cheerio: She waved towards onlookers

Age-defying: Kaye Adams went make-up free while donning a khaki jacket

Keeping it casual: She completed her look with a pair of grey trainers

Keeping it casual: She completed her look with a pair of grey trainers

Beaming: Ellie Simmonds grinned from ear-to-ear as she strolled out of the hotel

Looking great: She wore a black top and turquoise leggings

Beaming: Ellie Simmonds grinned from ear-to-ear as she strolled out of the hotel

The television personality was famously brought to tears when he watched his then 20-year-old daughter dance alongside her partner Nikita Kumzin.

Speaking to the Radio Times last year Gordon, who also shares daughter Holly, Megan and sons Jack and Oscar with his wife, said that he would ever signing up to the dancing show he said: ‘In a f**king heartbeat.’

However when asked if he would enjoy strutting his stuff in sequins he replied: ‘No, Jesus Christ, no. Don’t they sew your pants into your shirt?’

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on Saturday at 6:30pm. 

Strictly Come Dancing 2022: Who are the couples?

HELEN SKELTON AND GORKA MARQUEZ 

Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez

Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez

Celebrity’s 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’

ELLIE SIMMONDS AND NIKITA KUZMIN 

Ellie Simmonds and Nikita Guzman

Ellie Simmonds and Nikita Guzman

Celebrity’s 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.’

ELLIE TAYLOR AND JOHANNES RADEBE 

Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe

Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe

Celebrity’s 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!’

FLEUR EAST AND VITO COPPOLA 

Fleur East and Vito Coppola

Fleur East and Vito Coppola

Celebrity’s 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.’

JAMES BYE AND AMY DOWDEN 

James Bye and Amy Dowden

James Bye and Amy Dowden

Celebrity’s 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.’

JAYDE ADAMS AND KAREN HAUER 

Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer

Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer

Celebrity’s 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.’

TYLER WEST AND DIANNE BUSWELL 

Tyler West and Dianne Buswell

Tyler West and Dianne Buswell

Celebrity’s 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.’

HAMZA YASSIN AND JOWITA PRZYSTAL 

Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal

Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal

Celebrity’s 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.’

RICHIE ANDERSON AND GIOVANNI PERNICE 

Richie Anderson and Giovanni Pernice

Richie Anderson and Giovanni Pernice

Celebrity’s 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!’

KYM MARSH AND GRAZIANO DI PRIMA 

Kym Marsh and Graziano Di Prima

Kym Marsh and Graziano Di Prima

Celebrity’s 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.’

MATT GOSS AND NADIYA BYCHKOVA 

Matt Goss and Nadiya Bychkova

Matt Goss and Nadiya Bychkova

Celebrity’s 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 AND CARLOS GU 

Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu

Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu

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.’

WILL MELLOR AND NANCY XU 

Will Mellor and Nancy Xu

Will Mellor and Nancy Xu

Celebrity’s 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!’

TONY ADAMS AND KATYA JONES 

Tony Adams and Katya Jones

Tony Adams and Katya Jones

Celebrity’s age: 55

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’

KAYE ADAMS AND KAI WIDDRINGTON 

Kaye Adams and Kai Widdrington

Kaye Adams and Kai Widdrington

Celebrity’s 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!’ 

 

 

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