It is time to dust off those dancing shoes as Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One and the Big Screens with a star-studded line-up.
Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly are bringing back the sparkle as the series kicks off tomorrow with a weekend special on BBC One at 9.00pm, continuing on Saturday at 6.30pm. Each couple will be performing a cha cha or a waltz. Throughout the series our couples will face the judges and this year, new judge Darcey Bussell brings her wealth of expertise, alongside Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and head judge Len Goodman.
With the first show they have two weeks to impress you before someone leaves the competition next week, with all scores rolling over to the next show. Due to popular demand, each couple with the lowest combined scores, from the judges and public vote, will face each other in a final dance off on Sunday nights, to decide who has come to end of their Strictly journey. This begins on Sunday 14th October.
This year, in a one-off live glitterball spectacular, Strictly will return to the iconic Wembley Arena in aid of Children In Need. Each dancing duo will perform in front of a live audience of around 6,500 Strictly fans, and millions more at home, as they dance their way across the biggest dancefloor in showbiz. As well as the couple’s dances, the professionals will perform a group dance, whilst some of the biggest names in music also take to the Strictly stage.
To celebrate the return of the series the Big Screens will be showing this Friday’s programme on Thursday 11th October at 12pm and Saturday’s episode on Friday 12th October at 11.45am, so grab your lunch and cha cha down to the Big Screens to experience the glamour of Strictly.
We’ll also be showcasing each of the individual dances within our playlists along with clips from other big BBC programmes including Andrew Marr’s History of the World, Merlin, Wizards v Aliens, Imagine and Jools Holland.