Strictly Come Dancing
Following an epic year for Strictly, which was the highest rating entertainment series of 2019, we're ready to announce some news for 2020.
Returning to the dance floor are our incredible line-up of world class pro-dancers Oti Mabuse, Giovanni Pernice, Amy Dowden, Gorka Marquez, Janette Manrara, Aljaž Škorjanec, Nadiya Bychkova, Neil Jones, Karen Hauer, Graziano Di Prima, Luba Mushtuk, AJ Pritchard, Katya Jones, Johannes Radebe, Nancy Xu, Anton Du Beke and Dianne Buswell.
Sarah James, Executive Producer, BBC Studios, says: “It’s wonderful to welcome back so many talented individuals within this year’s line-up of Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers. They are each at the top of their game and as a cast are simply incredible. We can’t wait to see what magic they will bring to the ballroom this year. Strictly 2020 promises to be an unforgettable series, with more exceptional choreography and world-class dancing.”
Kate Phillips, Controller of BBC Entertainment, says: “We are…
Their Strictly journey started with a sizzling Samba to Celia Cruz’s La Vida Es Un Carnival, which they performed once again in the 2019 Grand Final. They also danced their Week Four Rumba to Ain't No Sunshine as their Judges' Pick, as well as a spectacular Showdance to Shout by The Isley Brothers.
All three dances wowed both the Judges and the audience at home, securing them the coveted winning title of Strictly 2019.
When being awarded the Glitterball trophy, Kelvin said: “I'm absolutely speechless! I did not expect that. It's just been such a privilege to be here. I think this show represents everything that is amazing with this country, I think the people personify what is great. It's just been an absolute privilege."
It was also a real moment for Oti, marking her first ever win after five years on the show. She…
After 13 weeks of dancing, drama and SO many memorable moments, we've arrived at the Grand Final!
Our remaining three couples have worked so hard to get to this point, and we cannot wait to see what they've got lined up for us tonight. Karim and Amy, Emma and Anton, and Kelvin and Oti will be performing not one, but three dances each, including a Judges' Pick, their own favourite from the series and a spectacular Showdance.
While they will be getting marked by our Judges tonight, the winner is completely down to you. Only your votes will count in crowning our Strictly 2019 champions, so be sure to vote for your favourite couple as soon as Claudia announces the vote is open during the show.
So, are you ready for one last night of Strictly magic? Make sure you're watching BBC One at 7.05pm to find out who will be taking home the Glitterball trophy.
Good luck to all of our finalists and thank you to everyone who's supported them this series!
After twelve fantastic weeks, it's now time for our final three couples to battle it out for the Glitterball trophy!
It's going to be a tough week for our finalists, as they've got a whopping three routines to perform: their favourite from across the series, the Judges' Pick of their previous routines, and brand new Showdance. We're not revealing their favourite routine just yet, tune-in to It…
He kept us smiling throughout his 12 weeks in the competition, but now the time has come for Chris Ramsey to bow out of Strictly 2019.
Accompanied by Pro dance partner Karen Hauer, Chris made it all the way to the Semi-Final, performing a Viennese Waltz to Queen's Somebody to Love and a Rumba to Jorja Smith's Don't Watch Me Cry.
But they landed bottom of the leaderboard on Saturday night with a…
The Strictly 2019 Semi-Final is now complete at the scores are in!
With our four remaining couples performing two routines each on Saturday night, they had double the opportunity to score big. Kelvin and Oti did just that, topping the leaderboard with a perfect 40 for their Quickstep and 37 for their Paso Doble.
Karim and Amy followed with a combined score of 74 for their Argentine Tango and…
Fifteen couples have taken to the dancefloor this series, but now only three remain.
Each of our finalists has worked harder than ever before to get to this point, with only a few performances left between them and Glitterball trophy glory. So let's take a look back on their Strictly journeys and how far they've come since Week One...
He may have joined Strictly a little later than…
From 15 couples down to just four, it's time for our remaining pairs to battle it out for a place in next week's Final!
Not only have they got the Glitterball trophy in their sights, but they've also got to deliver two routines each for the first time tonight. No pressure...
Chris and Karen are taking on the Rumba and the Viennese Waltz, Kelvin and Oti are dancing the Quickstep and the Paso…
It's Semi-Final time and the pressure is well and truly on as our couples have not one, but two routines to learn this week!
So without further ado, here's what they'll be working on ahead of this weekend...
Chris and Karen: Rumba to Don't Watch Me Cry by Jorja Smith and Viennese Waltz to Somebody To Love by Queen
Emma and Anton: Cha Cha Cha to Hold My Hand by Jess Glynne and Waltz to Gymnopédie…
After 11 fantastic weeks in the competition, the time has come for former footballer Alex Scott to hang up her dancing shoes.
She performed a feel-good Samba with Pro Partner Neil Jones in Musicals Week to the tune of Joyful Joyful from Sister Act. But while the couple's colourful routine impressed the Judges, it landed them bottom of the leaderboard with a score of 27.
After their score was…