Reigning champ Artem Chigvintsev was paired with actress/singer Holly Valance, Lulu joked around with her match Brendan Cole, and football bad boy Robbie Savage hooked up with series seven winner Ola Jordan.
But what did you make of the launch show? Do the new partnerships successfully whet your appetite for the upcoming shows, or was the whole thing a bit of a letdown after the nine-month wait? Let us know in our poll below.
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