Sir Bruce Forsyth was remembered as 'Strictly Come Dancing' returned to screens on Saturday (09.09.17).

Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth

The legendary entertainer passed away in August at the age of 89 and he was honoured by his 'Strictly' family during the launch night of the BBC One show, where Tess Daly, Claudia Winkleman and the four judges - Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell - teared up as they gave their tributes to Bruce.

Speaking in a video tribute, Tess said: "I'll never forget the first 'Strictly' back in 2004 and I was so nervous working with this TV legend. I told him [I was nervous] and he said, just walk towards me and give me a little twirl."

And the blonde beauty was visibly upset as she watched the professional dancers perform a beautiful tribute to Bruce to 'Fly Me To The Moon'.

Elsewhere in the show, the celebrities found out who they would be dancing with. 'Hollyoaks' star Gemma Atkinson was the first to find out her partner as she was paired up with Aljaz Skorjanec whilst Debbie McGee will dance with Giovanni Pernice. Chizzy Akudolu was teamed up with Pasha Kovalev whilst 'This Morning' presenter Ruth Langsford will dance with Anton du Beke. JLS' Aston Merrygold was partnered with Janette Manrara whilst Reverend Richard Coles will dance with new girl Diana Buswell.

'EastEnders' hunk Davood Ghadami and Nadia Bychkova will dance together whilst chef Simon Rimmer has been partnered with Karen Clifton. Charlotte Hawkins is set to take to the 'Strictly' dancefloor with Brendan Cole and Mollie King will fight for the Glitterball Trophy with her professional partner AJ Pritchard. Susan Calman will dance with Kevin Clifton and Alexandra Burke has been partnered with Gorka Marquez. Joe McFadden is to dance with Katya Jones whilst Paralympic athlete Jonnie Peacock was teamed up with Oti Mabuse. Brian Conley completed the line up and will dance with Amy Dowden.