The new series of Strictly Come Dancing is upon us, and the first trailer has finally landed.

Airing right after the first episode of The Great British Bake Off, the promo clip was a unique take on all things intergalactic.

Get ready! #Strictly Come Dancing – The Launch Show will be landing on Saturday 3rd September at 6.50pm. @BBCOne.https://t.co/iqLmOX3zK3

— BBC Strictly (@bbcstrictly) August 24, 2016

It kicked off with a mirror ball spaceship called Sparkles heading down to Earth by Strictly presenters Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman from Planet Strictly to locate this year’s celebrities.

It’s clear there will be a few more trailers like this, as only four contestants – Lesley Jospeh, Tameka Empson, Louise Redknapp and Danny Mac – were seen in the advert, being successfully located and beamed up into outer space.

It’s all very glamorous and typically timely, as it references Star Wars but adds its own twist: the Strictly’s spaceship certainly resembles the Death Star.

Strictly Come Dancing is back with its first trailer (BBC/Strictly Come Dancing)

The unique campaign even has its own special name – Mission Fabulous.

The rest of the contestants will have to wait their turn to be taken up to Planet Strictly before the new series kicks off with the launch show on September 3.

Eagle-eyed fans of Bake Off and Strictly took to Twitter to share their views on the promo effort, and the general consensus is that it’s rather hilarious. Especially the bit where Birds Of A Feathers star Lesley checks out Hollyoaks hunk Danny…

Lesley Joseph checking out @dannymaconline
in the #Strictly trailer is worth my licence fee alone!
💃💃#scd💃💃 pic.twitter.com/7AAmPW0dCF

— Adam R (@MrAdamR) August 24, 2016

Most people were loving it, and how the stars acted their parts…

The lady from #EastEnders is funny😅😂, she was on the advert too with Will Young😍💃, gonna be great this year #Strictly have done very well👍👏🎉

— MaryM Robin (@MaryMRobin) August 24, 2016

#Strictly has not even [email protected]_Empson is giving me LIFE!
Can we get a Star Trek spin off with her as captain? pic.twitter.com/Ayb6L1xXM6

— Adam R (@MrAdamR) August 24, 2016

@RealNatalieLowe Just seen the first @bbcstrictly trailer & we're all super excited now 😊 You are due the most fab-u-lous #Strictly year 😊xx

— 🍰Tina #GBBO 🍩 (@TinaThudBump) August 24, 2016

Oh hello @bbcstrictly trailer alert. Roll on September. #Strictly

— Liz ⚡️ (@strengthtodream) August 24, 2016

#STRICTLY TRAILER!!! Tonight is complete 😊😊😊 💃🏻🌐🏃🏼

— 🍰Tina #GBBO 🍩 (@TinaThudBump) August 24, 2016

However, there was some irritation among the ranks…

What bugs me most about the new Strictly Come Dancing advert? They're using #Strictly instead of #SCD… pic.twitter.com/upLVSoIqYm

— Alfie Sheldon (@AlfieS12) August 24, 2016

Well that is a rubbish advert for #Strictly… what a rubbish concept for an advert and poorly executed

— HelloSutherland (@HelloSutherland) August 24, 2016

#strictly advert – they are not expecting Lesley Joseph to stay then, that's not the most flattering outfit for Tameka, Danny Mac meh!

— Steve Coats-Dennis (@blondsteve) August 24, 2016

And some people were just thrilled that Bake Off and Strictly are going to be on at the same time, regardless of the ad campaign.

Happy times! #GBBO back on our screens with #Strictly starting soon. pic.twitter.com/TE4iAtNqfh

— Sian G (@SianGandTT) August 24, 2016

#GBBO followed by an advert for #Strictly. Must be nearly Christmas!

— Lisa Richmond (@LRichmond78) August 24, 2016