Strictly Come Dancing


Strictly Come Dancing

Following in the (quick)steps of Come Dancing, the BBC's long-running ballroom dancing show, Strictly Come Dancing has now been a Saturday night light entertainment staple for over a decade, maintaining a healthy ratings rivalry with The X Factor on ITV.

Celebrity contestants team up with professional partners and perform a ballroom or Latin routine each week, hoping to win over viewers and the judging panel - Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli. Previous celebrity champions include Natasha Kaplinsky, Alesha Dixon (who went on to become a Strictly judge for three series), Darren Gough, McFly star Harry Judd and model Abbey Clancy.

Series 12 will be hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, following the announcement that Bruce Forsyth will step down from the main show. This year's 15-strong celebrity lineup includes former TOWIE star Mark Wright, singers Pixie Lott, Simon Webbe and Frankie Bridge, broadcasters Caroline Flack and Scott Mills, MasterChef's Gregg Wallace and tennis coach Judy Murray, mother of Jamie and Andy Murray.
Strictly Come Dancing Top Story Iwan Thomas vowed never to dance live on TV again after voguing to Madonna "I am mega competitive, although I'm playing it down because I truly can't dance!"
The crooner thinks Irish voters will be backing him to win. O'Donnell hopes he remembers his Strictly moves The boxer says he feels "like a stiff ironing board" compared to the singer. Anthony Ogogo admires "cool" Peter Andre If there's music and a dancefloor, Ainsley is the first to show everyone his moves. Ready, Steady, Dance: Ainsley loves to boogie Peter Andre is ready for business in his red sequined shirt. Strictly's official glittery pictures are in The singer is looking forward to impressing the judges. His words, not ours. Andre has a point to prove on Strictly Like you could eat your mince pies without Brucie on your telly at Christmas. Bruce Forsyth is coming back to Strictly Jay Hunt weighs in on the inevitable Strictly versus X Factor Saturday night showdown. C4 boss backs X Factor in ratings wars The 15 celebrities don the sequins for the first time. See all the Strictly celebs in new trailer We haven't seen them dance one step, but we're already judging this year's line-up. Who's going to win Strictly this year? We're collecting all the rumours for this year's edition of Strictly Come Dancing. Strictly Come Dancing: All the rumours The lineup for this year's series is now complete. Kirsty Gallacher, Iwan Thomas join Strictly This year, there will be fewer X Factor live shows and the debut of 'Super Sundays'. X Factor unveils schedule to avoid Strictly ITV will publish the start time for every episode of The X Factor. ITV asks BBC to avoid Strictly, X Factor clash The actress is "slightly terrified" but "excited" to join the lineup. Call the Midwife star joins Strictly Robin Windsor and Joanne Clifton will be joining Zoë Ball on the sister show this year. Strictly: It Takes Two adds new Friday show The 'Beware of the Dog' singer will attempt to prove she has the best dance moves. Jamelia joins Strictly Come Dancing The television and radio presenter is the 11th star to join this series. Strictly: Anita Rani joins lineup Find out who will join Jay McGuiness, Georgia May Foote and the rest. The One Show gets the next Strictly name The former Wanted singer is the latest star to put on his dancing shoes. Strictly: Jay McGuiness joins the lineup TV dancing host on the BBC and her daughter's accident that changed "everything". Claudia Winkleman: 'Strictly is a joyous snowglobe' The singer already has a professional partner in mind... Peter Andre was a Strictly target for years The former Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack star will attempt to prove his moves. Strictly: Boxer Anthony Ogogo confirmed All aboard the Strictly Express! When does Strictly Come Dancing launch? The ballroom stands no chance against the singer's hypnotising torso grind. 9 reasons Peter Andre will NAIL Strictly The Irish star will be taking to the dancefloor in an attempt to prove his moves. Daniel O'Donnell confirmed for Strictly 'Hold My Hand' singer says she is "excited" to sing on the opening show of the new series. Jess Glynne will perform on Strictly Steve Wright will unveil the contestant on his Thursday show (August 20). Radio 2 will name the next Strictly star Things are going to get Insania in the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom. Peter Andre signs up for Strictly The 53-year-old joins Jeremy Vine, Ainsley Harriott, Kellie Bright, Georgia May Foote and Katie Derham. Strictly: BBC weather presenter joins Set your alarm clocks for early tomorrow morning. BBC Breakfast gets the next Strictly name Rumours say that she wants to leave because of the media attention she's had lately. Does Kristina Rihanoff want to quit Strictly? Kellie Bright and Georgia May Foote have some new competition. BBC's Katie Derham joins Strictly lineup The pair announce the news with a celebratory post on Twitter. Which Strictly pros have got engaged? The Katy Armstrong actress joins Jeremy Vine, Ainsley Harriott and Kellie Bright. Corrie's Georgia May Foote joins Strictly The soap star says Linda Carter would never forgive her if she turned down the ballroom. EastEnders' Kellie Bright confirmed for Strictly The news was unveiled on BBC One's The One Show this evening (August 11). Ainsley Harriott confirmed for Strictly Scott Mills fills us in on the tricks Strictly producers use to keep the celebs under wraps. Strictly: How they keep the celebs secret "I want to put my dad-dancing days behind me and move like Jagger." Why exactly is Jeremy Vine doing Strictly? From the swingometer to swing dancing - the broadcaster is the first name announced for the new series. Jeremy Vine is confirmed for Strictly "I couldn't wait to come off the show... I threw a party to celebrate my freedom." Mica Paris didn't enjoy Strictly one bit