Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy

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 TOWIE's Jessica Wright: 'Strictly Come Dancing would be a dream' Wright wishes her brother well, admitting she would love to be on the show.
The presenter says that she is hoping for a "really hot" dancing partner. Alison Hammond on physical strain of Strictly Mills recently soaked the judge with water on his BBC Radio 1 show. Strictly: Mills on Revel Horwood surprise The former Xtra Factor host says 'the time is right' to join BBC series. Flack: 'I've always wanted to do Strictly' The Casualty actress says her family 'bullied' her into joining the new series. Strictly Sunetra thought she was too old Rugby star is looking for a "driven" partner who will push boundaries with him. Strictly's Thom: 'I can move my hips' Singer Pixie Lott is already the bookies' favourite to win this year's Strictly Pixie Lott is the favourite to win Strictly The Saturdays singer says there is "not much hot about men bell bottoms". Frankie Bridge discusses Strictly jealousy A MasterChef judge, a Mrs Brown's Boys star and a Bargain Hunt expert complete the cast. Strictly: 3 new stars complete lineup Will you be tuning in to see this lot foxtrot and rumba on a Saturday night? Strictly 2014 lineup: Hit or miss? Simon Cowell claims that the only people "pissed off" by the clash are viewers. Cowell blasts Strictly over X Factor clash The presenter says that she and new co-host Claudia Winkleman are having a blast. Tess Daly praises Strictly female line-up The upcoming schedule clash is described as "unfortunate" by the BBC. BBC defends X Factor, Strictly clash The dancer also predicts the show will lose the ratings war with X Factor. Ola Jordan hits out at Strictly judges TV presenter reveals the news during an appearance on BBC Radio 1. Caroline Flack confirmed for Strictly The show returns on September 7. Strictly launch will clash with X Factor 'Cry Me Out' singer will take part in the latest edition of the BBC One competition. Pixie Lott confirmed for Strictly Which celebs will be glittering on the dancefloor this year? Strictly 2014: Everything we know so far The BBC Radio 1 DJ becomes the tenth celebrity to join the show. Scott Mills joins Strictly Come Dancing The BAFTA-winning TV presenter says that Strictly is scarier than his day job. Naturalist Steve Backshall for Strictly The former host will reportedly hand over the glitterball trophy. Forsyth for 'symbolic' Strictly return? The actor, who plays Max Branning, is the eighth celebrity to be added to lineup. EastEnders actor Jake Wood joins Strictly Sunetra Sarker will take a break from the medical drama to compete. Casualty star for Strictly Come Dancing Former TOWIE star is sixth celebrity confirmed for this year's contest. Mark Wright joins Strictly 2014 lineup The Blue singer will compete for the glitter ball trophy on BBC One this autumn. Simon Webbe joins Strictly Come Dancing Kelly Brook's ex is the first male contestant to sign up for the 2014 series. Rugby star Thom Evans joins Strictly The former Big Brother star will be hitting the dance floor this series. Strictly: Alison Hammond is confirmed The pair take their their quick step, foxtrot, tango and waltz on the road. Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag for UK tour Andy Murray's mum is the second celebrity to be confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing. Judy Murray confirmed for Strictly The Saturdays singer will perform in this year's dancing competition. Saturdays' Frankie confirmed for Strictly He vows to return to the BBC series so he can lift the glitterball trophy. Robin Windsor: 'Strictly too risky' Robin Windsor will be replaced by Trent Whiddon, but he intends to come back. Robin Windsor pulls out of Strictly The dancer also speaks about the show's skimpy costumes. Strictly Ola: You can't get on with everyone Star couldn't believe controversy over suggestions he'd dance with boyfriend on Strictly. Collins on Strictly same-sex couple backlash The Tumble presenter says television used to be "misogynistic". Alex Jones praises BBC over female hosts The presenter says he rejected the offer in order to focus on his radio career. Greg James turned down Strictly Come Dancing Len Goodman says he is grateful to the BBC for giving him his job on Strictly. Strictly Len Goodman "loyal" to the BBC Programmes will not be filmed at Television Centre again until 2017. BBC's TVC move delayed by two years The DJ reveals that he gets asked to participate every year. Fatboy Slim 'too freestyle for Strictly' James Jordan admits that he thinks his wife Ola Jordan will be "stitched up". Strictly's James Jordan has X Factor plans Rugby player Thom Evans has been approached by the BBC, say reports. Kelly Brook ex joins Strictly rumour list