Strictly Come Dancing

It's one of the BBC's most successful formats, but how do the production team keep it fresh? Amanda Lyon is joined by three key players behind the scenes of Strictly Come Dancing.

Strictly has been a huge success since it began in 2004 and is currently in its eleventh series. We hear about how the production teams on the main show and It Takes Two, as well as the multiplatform team, work together to provide all the coverage demanded by Strictly superfans.

"I was looking to reinstate some humour to the whole experience." – Alex McLeod

Executive producer Moira Ross offers an insight into the changes she's made to the show in the last two series to keep it fresh, exciting and, above all, entertaining. She also talks about the challenges of the live broadcast and casting celebrities.

Alex McLeod, executive producer of It Takes Two, talks about complementing the main show, the need for impartiality and working with new presenter Zoe Ball.

Gemma Hodgson, a content producer for the multiplatform team, offers an insight into the Strictly websites and social media presence.