1. Welcome to Strictly 2013.
2. Bruce did a forward roll.
3. The contestants ranged from popstars to golfers.
The 2013 contestants are: Abbey Clancy, Ashley Taylor Dawson, Ben Cohen, Dave Myers, Deborah Meaden, Fiona Fullerton, Julien Macdonald, Mark Benton, Natalie Gumede, Patrick Robinson,Rachel Riley, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Susanna Reid, Tony Jacklin, Vanessa Feltz.
4. There were five new professional dancers.
The new additions were: Anya Garnis, Iveta Lukosiute, Janette Manrara, Kevin Clifton and Aljaz Skorjanec.
5. Deborah Meaden wasn’t keen on being picked up.
6. Rachel Riley however, loved it.
7. Jessie J made good use of the dancers available.
8. Ashley Taylor Dawson played dead.
9. Dave Myers learned a way to count the cha cha.
10. Rod Stewart popped by.
11. As did reigning champions Louis Smith and Flavia Cacace.
12. Len deemed the new pairings acceptable.
- Dylann Roof wants to plead guilty to the charges against him in the Charleston church shooting, his attorney said, but a judge entered a not guilty plea for him on Friday.
- The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for two teenagers who went missing a week ago off the coast of Florida.
- Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city to host both the summer and winter games.