A Night of Dancing




Do you like dancing? Keeping up with the celebrities? Well then, we’ve got the perfect show for you! Strictly Come Dancing is a British television dance contest, presented by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman. In the show, celebrities pair up with professional dancers to compete against each other and be crowned the winner. After learning either a ballroom or Latin dance, they are given a score out of 40 by the judges. This season the judges are Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse, who replaced Darcy Bussell.

Strictly Come Dancing started its 17th series as of late September 2019, and is broadcast on Saturday evening, with a result show on Sunday night. Although the judges’ scores are hugely important, a vote is also opened to the public after every show. After weeks of dancing, with a couple being eliminated each week, the final show ends with only four couples competing for the glitterball trophy. The two couples with the least number of votes face off in the Sunday night ‘dance off’, where the judges make the ultimate decision of who stays and who goes.

The 2018 contestants include some familiar faces, such as: Blue singer Lee Ryan; Capital FM presenter and DJ Vick Hope; former Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts; YouTube personality Joe Sugg; and the winner of series 16, investigative journalist Stacey Dooley.

This year, 15 couples will take to the dancefloor to learn Sambas, Jives, Waltzes, Cha Cha Chas and more! The 2019 celebrities include: Footballer and sports pundit Alex Scott; CBBC presenter Karim Zeroual; TV judge and personality Michelle Visage and Social Media Star Saffron Barker.

So, if you’re ready for a night of dancing, then hop over to BBC One. What are you waiting for?

All there is to say is… keep dancing!