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Mollie King means business as she shakes it up at Strictly launch

She has some competition in the glamour stakes from Alexandra Burke and Gemma Atkinson.

Mollie King had her game face on as she shimmied and shook her way through the Strictly Come Dancing launch on Monday night (28Aug17).

The Saturdays star is just one of the famous faces vying for the Glitterball trophy on this year's series of the BBC talent show. The cast donned sparkling outfits as they got together to film the red carpet launch, with Mollie ensuring all eyes were on her in a revealing, tasselled yellow dress.

The cast were split into pairs to walk the red carpet for the waiting photographers, with Mollie teamed up with actor Joe McFadden. As the music kicked in, Mollie gave her big entrance her all, sticking her derriere out and twerking her little heart out.

The singer managed to poke fun at herself after the launch, sharing a collage of pictures of her dancing and writing: "Beyoncé's quaking in her boots," on Twitter, alongside crying laughing and other emojis.

Mollie had some competition in the attention-grabbing stakes, however. Former glamour model turned actress Gemma Atkinson made a big impression in a plunging red dress as she rode in on the back of fellow contestant Brian Conley, grinning from ear to ear.

Alexandra Burke also went for a glamorous look in a tasselled orange minidress, while Good Morning Britain's Charlotte Hawkins looked incredible in a figure-hugging royal blue gown. Ruth Langsford also went for a blue hue, pairing her flattering dress with metallic sandals and a tousled bob 'do.

Debbie McGee and comedienne Susan Calman wore pink and purple respectively as they joined Aston Merrygold on the red carpet, while Holby City star Chizzy Akudolu matched the carpet in her eye-catching red dress.

The boys also looked smart for the occasion, with Davood Ghadami, Jonnie Peacock and Simon Rimmer among the male contestants suited and booted for the launch.

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