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  • Rylan Clark-Neal joins Zoe Ball as the host of It Takes Two

    We are pleased to announce that Rylan Clark-Neal will be joining It Takes Two! He will share presenting duties on the programme with Zoe Ball when it returns for Strictly season later this year. Zoe shared the news with listeners on her BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show this morning, when Rylan called in as a surprise guest.

    Rylan Clark-Neal said: “I can’t begin to explain how excited I am to be joining the Strictly family. I’ve always been a massive fan of It Takes Two and to be working with the amazing Zoe Ball is a dream. I’m extremely honoured to be joining such a television institution and can’t wait to bring a lot of mischief to the Strictly bubble. I’m looking forward to getting started and seeing you all soon.”

    Zoe Ball said: “I adore Rylan, he’s an absolute wonder, I love his daftness and naughtiness and he’s a brilliant live telly host. He’ll fit right into our It Takes Two family. Can’t wait for this new season to start, it’s going be a hoot!”

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  • Dame Darcey Bussell decides to step down as judge from Strictly

    After seven incredible series, Dame Darcey Bussell has decided to step down as judge from Strictly Come Dancing.

    Darcey Bussell said: It has been a complete privilege for me to be part of Strictly, working with such a talented team. I have enjoyed every minute of my time and will miss everyone from my fellow judges, the presenters, the dancers, the musicians, the entire back stage team, and especially the viewers of the show, who have been so supportive.

    "I am not leaving because of any upset or disagreement at all, I am just stepping away to give more focus to my many other commitments in dance, after seven truly wonderful years that I can’t imagine having gone any better.

    I know I will miss being part of this unique show and the fact that it celebrates dance is something I am so passionate about. I hope that I may be very lucky to be asked back again one day”.

    Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, said: “It has been an absolute honour to have Darcey, a national treasure and…

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  • Our pro line-up for 2019 revealed!

    Today we can confirm our line-up of professional dancers for the 17th series of Strictly back on BBC One in the Autumn.

     

    AJ Pritchard

    AJ was born in Stoke-on-Trent and in 2015 he won one of the biggest championships in the world to become British Open Youth Latin Champion and European Youth Latin Champion. Prior to this, he was National Youth Latin Champion for three years in a row from 2012-2014. AJ has been part of Strictly Come Dancing for three series and has made the semi-final every year, with celebrities Claudia Fragapane, Mollie King and most recently Paralympic athlete Lauren Steadman.

    Aljaž Škorjanec

    Born in Slovenia, Aljaž took to the dance floor at the age of five and enjoyed much success in his home country where he won 19 Slovenian championships in Ballroom and Latin. For over a decade of competing, Aljaž represented Slovenia at a world level. Aljaž joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2013 and during his first year, he lifted the Glitter Ball Trophy with Abbey Clancy.…

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  • Stacey and Kevin win Strictly 2018!

    From documentary star to dancefloor star, Stacey Dooley has smashed the competition and won Strictly Come Dancing 2018 with her Pro partner Kevin Clifton!

    Her natural dance ability took us all by surprise from the get-go, and she's really proved herself week-on-week across the competition. In the Grand Final, the couple performed two of their routines again - a Foxtrot to Hi Ho Silver Lining as…

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  • Get ready for the 2018 Grand Final!

    You already know what time it is... It's time for the Strictly 2018 Grand Final! 

    For the past 13 weeks, our couples have been dancing their socks off in the hope of getting this far - and that dream has now become a reality for our four fabulous Finalists.

    Ashley and Pasha, Faye and Giovanni, Joe and Dianne and Stacey and Kevin all have a mega day ahead of them, with three routines each to…

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  • Songs and Dances revealed: The Final!

    After 13 weeks of sequins, sparkles and spray-tans, the time has finally come for one of our Strictly couples to lift the coveted Glitterball. It's sure to be an action-packed week as each couple tackle not one, nor two but THREE dances! A Showdance, a Judges' Pick and the couples' favourite dance. We're revealing the first two dances below, but be sure to tune-in this Saturday, to find out the couples' favourite dance AND who will be crowned the winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2018! 

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  • Lauren Steadman just misses out on the Strictly Final

    No one wants to leave the competition at this point, but tonight it was Lauren Steadman's turn to take her last bow as she narrowly missed out on a place in the Strictly 2018 Final.

    She performed two dazzling routines with Pro partner AJ Pritchard in the Semi-Final - a Tango and a Samba - but they failed to impress the Judges, landing bottom of the leaderboard once again and finding themselves in…

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  • Who will go through to the Strictly 2018 Final?

    Five couples are left in the competition, but only four can go through to next week's 2018 Final. Last night we saw each pair fight for their place by performing two incredible dances, but have they done enough?

    Our eagle-eyed Judges did not miss even the slightest of slip-ups on the Ballroom floor, and at this point of the competition every move really counts. By the end of the show, Ashley and…

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  • Semi-Final: Leaderboard

    It was double the pressure this week as our five pairs had to dance two routines each in order to impress the public and the judges for a place in the Grand Final.

    Ashley and Pasha and Faye and Giovanni both came out on top, each with a combined total of 76.

    A powerful Paso Doble from Ash and Pash scored 36, and they went even further with their American Smooth getting the maximum 40 points.

    The judges gave 37 points to Faye and Giovanni’s Samba, and their Argentine Tango wowed them even more with a score of 39.

    Lauren and AJ picked up 31 for their Tango and 23 for their Samba meaning they…

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  • Are you ready for some Semi Final fun?

    Just in case you didn't already know which week it is, we're here to remind you it's... *drumroll* Semi Final time!

    That's right, 11 shows have gone, with just two yet to come, taking us one step closer to crowing our 2018 winner. But to reach that point, our Strictly stars have really got to prove themselves by performing not one, but two show-stopping routines this Saturday. Lauren's dancing…

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