Strictly Come Dancing (commonly known as Strictly) is a British television reality show shown live on BBC TV with catchup streaming on BBC iPlayer.
The flagship of the BBC’s Saturday night Autumn TV offering, Strictly Come Dancing will likely return to TV screens in September 2019. Strictly features contestants, celebrities and other people from all the walks of life with professional dance partners competing in a Ballroom and Latin dance competition.
💃🏽 Strictly Come Dancing 2019
📺 Free BBC TV Live Streaming & Catchup on BBC iPlayer
📅 From September 2019
The 15 celebrities have been announced but it’s still a bit too early for a confirmed return date. Looking back on previous years, it would be safe to assume that Strictly 2019 will start in late September or early October.
The Strictly Come Dancing professionals for 2019 have been confirmed – and it includes all of your favourites (apart from Pasha Kovalev, who decided to quit earlier this year) as well as a brand new face.
Shirley Ballas, Bruno Tonioli, Dame Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel Horwood made up the famous four judging panel last year. However, Dame Darcey announced in April that she was stepping down from her Strictly role after seven years. Motsi Mabuse will be sitting on the 2019 Strictly Come Dancing panel alongside Craig, Bruno and Shirley. She is the sister of Strictly professional Oti Mabuse, who was strongly rumoured for the role but had previously ruled herself out.
The show has run on BBC One since 2004, primarily on Saturday evenings with a following Sunday night results show. From series 1 to 11, the late Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly presented the pro-celebrity ballroom dancing competition. Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly are currently co-hosts.
How to watch Strictly Come Dancing on BBC iPlayer from anywhere…
Strictly Come Dancing 2019 will be streamed live on the BBC One website as well as the various BBC iPlayer and BBC TV apps on iPhone, iPad, Android, Smart TV, Now TV, FireTV etc.
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Strictly Come Dancing Judges
- Bruno Tonioli (current)
- Craig Revel Horwood (current)
- Shirley Ballas (current)
- Motsi Mabuse (current)
- Darcey Bussell (former)
- Len Goodman (former)
- Arlene Phillips (former)
- Alesha Dixon (former)
- Jennifer Grey (former)
- Donny Osmond (former)
Strictly 2019 Cotestants
- Anneka Rice
- James Cracknell
- Dev Griffin
- Alex Scott
- Jamie Laing
- Will Bayley
- Michelle Visage
- Emma, Viscountess Weymouth
- Karim Zeroual
- Mike Bushell
- Catherine Tyldesley
- Saffron Barker
- David James
- Emma Barton
- Chris Ramsey