Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Premiere

Confirmed for BBC One on 7 September at 6.50pm to 8.10pm

Saturday 7 September



Back and more glamorous than ever, Strictly Come Dancing opens its ballroom doors for 2013, revealing a glittering line-up of celebrities. Who will find their perfect partner and lift the glitter ball trophy? It all starts right here.

Hosts Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly put the sparkle back into Saturday nights, as the series shimmies onto screen with an exclusive red carpet premiere full of old-school Hollywood glamour.

After a trip down the red carpet to face the flashbulbs and adoring fans, the celebrities will head to the dance floor where their professional dance partners will be revealed, and they perform as a group for the very first time.

The celebrities will face the judging panel of Strictly royalty, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and head judge Len Goodman, with world-renowned ballerina Darcey Bussell returning for her second year on the show.  Stars Rod Stewart and Jessie J will also perform their latest singles, and The Strictly Champions of 2012 - Olympic gymnast Louis Smith and Flavia Cacace - return to perform their celebrated Charleston to really give this year’s celebrities insight into just what is ahead of them!