New glamorous pictures of Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman herald the return of Strictly Come Dancing.

The hosts of the BBC dance show are pictured in a number of evening dresses.

Tess and Strictly (BBC Pictures)

Winkleman dons two black dresses and a white halterneck dress in the various pictures she is featured in.

Eight celebrity contestants have been announced for the popular BBC One dancing show, with model Daisy Lowe being the most recent star to join the show.

Tess Daly (BBC Pictures)

Other famous faces who will be vying for the glitter ball trophy include ex-shadow chancellor Ed Balls, singer Will Young, TV presenter Laura Whitmore, radio DJ Melvin Odoom and sports broadcaster Ore Oduba.

Former Hollyoaks actor Danny Mac and former Eternal member Louise Redknapp will also be competing.

Lowe and behold, our 8th celebrity for #Strictly 2016! Please welcome @daisylowe!

— BBC Strictly (@bbcstrictly) August 17, 2016

The 14th series of Strictly Come Dancing returns to TV in September, although an exact air date has not been confirmed.