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Thursday 21st November 2019

Strictly Come Dancing 2019: Michelle Visage misses glitzy London launch

Presenter Zoe Ball was also absent

With the new series of Strictly just around the corner, it's all systems go in the ballroom.

But as stars, dancers and presenters are gearing up for this year's competition, there was one very notable absence at the launch.

Michelle was a no-show at the launch (Credit: SplashNews.com)

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The Sun reports that RuPaul's Drag Race's Michelle Visage was a no-show for the show's glitzy launch in London.

The paper's source said: "Michelle really wanted to make it to the launch but sadly a clash of filming commitments meant she is still back in America and couldn’t get back to the UK in time.

Michelle really wanted to make it to the launch but sadly a clash of filming commitments meant she is still back in America.

"She’ll be missed!"

Another person who also missed the launch was Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two co-host Zoe Ball.

Rylan Clark-Neal, who was announced as Zoe's new presenting partner on the spin-off show in April, took to Twitter to say that he missed her at the launch... but couldn't wait to start working with her.

Rylan, 30, looking very dapper, said: "Missed my lovely @ZoeTheBall today.

"But can’t wait to get @bbcstrictly started with her."

Kylie performed at the launch show (Credit: WP Pix / SplashNews.com)

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It was revealed earlier this month that Kylie Minogue would open this year's launch show.

The Locomotion hit maker took to the stage to perform a mix of her hits - although her set list is not yet known - to beautiful routines choreographed by the professionals.

It was also reported that there would be musical performances from Academy Award Winner Mark Ronson and Grammy Award Winning American singer-songwriter YEBBA.

The launch show also saw new judge Motsi Mabuse make her debut alongside Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Shirley Ballas.

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