There's just days to go until the launch of the new series of 'Strictly Come Dancing' this Saturday, and the official photos of this year's contestants in their finery have been revealed.

Although there has already been controversy regarding a comment made by Craig Revel-Horwood about last year's winner Stacey Dooley, the likes of David James, Anneka Rice and Jaime Laing are all set to dance their way to glory.

See below for a slideshow of this year's contestants:

A bookies' favourite has already emerged, too, as former footballer Alex Scott has risen to the top of the group.

The former England international won last year's Strictly Sport Relief, which many have seen as an unfair advantage. However, she said: "I only trained for a week for Strictly Sport Relief. I can’t remember any of the steps! I was just copying."

See the full list of contestants below for a refresher...

Alex Scott, former England international and current pundit

Anneka Rice, TV presenter

Catherine Tyldesley, former Coronation Street star

Chris Ramsey, comedian

David James, former England goalkeeper

Dev Griffin, BBC Radio 1 DJ

Emma Barton, former Eastenders actress

Viscountess Emma Weymouth, socialite

Jamie Laing, Made in Chelsea star

James Cracknell, former Olympic rower

Karim Zeroual, CBBC presenter

Michelle Visage, RuPaul's Drag Race/Ireland's Got Talent judge

Mike Bushell, BBC sports presenter

Saffron Barker, YouTuber

Will Bayley, Paralympian