Strictly Come Dancing - The Launch Show

Confirmed for BBC One on 5 September at 7.15pm to 8.35pm

Saturday 5 September



All aboard! The Strictly Express is rolling back into town as the biggest and best dancing show on television arrives back on BBC One.

Join presenters Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman as they host the star-studded launch of the 13th series of Strictly Come Dancing and bring back some sparkle into your Saturday and Sunday nights.

The Strictly Express will literally be rolling onto the red carpet as this year’s line-up do the locomotion into the Strictly ballroom. The celebrity contestants’ journey towards the famous Glitter Ball Trophy then begins, as they discover which professional dancer they will be paired with. The celebrities and professionals will also take to the dancefloor together for the very first time for an eye-catching group performance.

The legendary judging panel of Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood will all be back once more as Strictly’s fabulous four get their first sneak peek of the class of 2015 on the dancefloor - although tonight they will be leaving their scoring paddles at home.

2014’s reigning champions Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev will return to the Strictly ballroom for one final performance and perform their scintillating semi-final salsa to Maria by Ricky Martin.

Plus there will be exciting musical performances from Jess Glynne and Gregory Porter as Strictly Come Dancing 2015 sets off in style.