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 return on Saturday 18 September with the Launch Show, where each celebrity will be partnered up with their professional dancer, and the first live show will follow on Saturday 25 September.
💃🏽 Strictly Come Dancing 2021
📺 Free BBC TV Live Streaming & Catchup on BBC iPlayer
📅 Starts Saturday 18 September 2021
The 19th series of the BBC show sashays onto screens on September 11 2021. And the contestants have already been announced – from Robert Webb to McFly’s Tom Fletcher, this year sees a diverse bunch compete for the hallowed Glitterball.
But away from the dance floor, it’s all change too, with the biggest shake-up to the show’s format for years. The judging panel will still feature Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Shirley Ballas, but Bruno Tonioli will be replaced by Anton Du Beke.
And there are four new professional dancers joining the 15 contestants. Kai Widdrington, Nikita Kuzmin, Cameron Lombard, Jowita Przystal will be having their toes trod on. Meanwhile, after a decade as host, Zoe Ball is to be replaced by erstwhile professional dancer Janette Manrara on Strictly: It Takes Two.
Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Shirley Ballas are all returning to the judges’ seats. But despite his gallivanting around the UK with Craig for his road-trip series, long-standing judge Bruno Tonioli will be sitting this one out, due to uncertainty around Covid-19 travel restrictions.
His loss is Anton Du Beke’s gain. Du Beke joined Strictly during its first series and is the only professional dancer to have danced in every series to date. Can he compete with Tonioli’s barbed charm? Only (quick-)time will tell.
How to watch Strictly Come Dancing on BBC iPlayer from anywhere…
Strictly Come Dancing 2021 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
- Craig Revel Horwood (current)
- Shirley Ballas (current)
- Motsi Mabuse (current)
- Anton Du Beke (current)
- Bruno Tonioli (former)
- Darcey Bussell (former)
- Len Goodman (former)
- Arlene Phillips (former)
- Alesha Dixon (former)
- Jennifer Grey (former)
- Donny Osmond (former)
Strictly 2021 Contestants
- Tom Fletcher
- Robert Webb
- AJ Odudu
- John Whaite
- Rhys Stephenson
- Sara Davies
- Katie McGlynn
- Dan Walker
- Tilly Ramsay
- Greg Wise
- Nina Wadia
- Rose Ayling-Ellis
- Adam Peaty
- Judi Love
- Ugo Monye