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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 Strictly Come Dancing 2015 live tour dates confirmed The live spinoff returns in 2015 for its eighth year. Tickets go on sale next week.
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 The Capital FM DJ might be strapping on some sequins. Dave Berry joins Strictly rumour list The dancer says she is more afraid of television than a live audience. Darcey Bussell: "Live TV is terrifying" The Strictly pro says that he thinks Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will be great. Strictly Anton Du Beke on missing Brucie Claudia Winkleman explains what she'll be doing as the new Strictly co-host. Strictly: Claudia on 'nerve-wracking' show Judy Murray reveals that her favourite Strictly dancer is Artem Chigvintsev. What's Judy Murray saying about Strictly? Actress says she wants to team up with former Strictly stars for theatre show. van Outen teases 'Strictly spectacular' Brendan Cole wishes 86-year-old Forsyth "would have gone all the way" with the show. Strictly pro: 'Bruce should have stayed' Digital Spy rounds up all the rumoured celebrities for 2014's dancing competition. Could these stars be on Strictly? Strictly pro says it would be "amazing" to see former Xtra Factor host on the dancefloor. Brendan Cole wants Caroline Flack for Strictly However, BBC plays down 'light-hearted' comment from Strictly pro dancer. Brendan Cole brands Strictly bosses 'rude' X Factor's Marcus started dating Robin after seeing his naked mag cover. Marcus & Robin: Strictly's first same-sex pair? Riley also spoke about her appearance in 24 Hours to go Broke. Rachel Riley: Nick Hewer should slow down James Jordan raises questions surrounding his departure after eight series. Strictly's Jordan blasts BBC over exit Jordan leaves after eight series, but his wife Ola is confirmed to return. Strictly: Artem, James Jordan leaving The entertainer has been hosting the show since it began in 2004. Bruce Forsyth 'too shattered' for Strictly The professional dancer discusses how her pregnancy caused her to quit the show. Strictly dancer Erin Boag introduces son Corrie star also discusses the chances of appearing on Strictly Come Dancing. Michelle Keegan wants to work with Gervais Former ballerina adds that she would love to see Andy Murray on the BBC One show. Strictly judge: 'Bruce is incredible' She replaces Bruce Forsyth and joins Tess Daly on the Saturday night show. Winkleman confirmed as Strictly host Tess Daly appears on Rob Brydon's game show The Guess List. Brydon does his best Brucie with Daly The newsreader recently split from her partner Dominic Cotton. Reid: 'Strictly didn't hurt relationship' Vernon Kay says it would be "great" to work with his wife again. Would Vernon Kay join Tess on Strictly? The former judge also says Sir Bruce Forsyth will be "missed" on the series. Phillips wants all-female Strictly panel Veteran host says he was very "flattered" by all the "fuss" created by his exit. Bruce Forsyth talks quitting Strictly Alesha Dixon suggests that Claudia Winkleman should join Tess Daly on the show. Strictly: David Walliams up for hosting There is only one woman who can step into Brucie's dancing shoes. Strictly: Why Claudia has to replace Brucie Slovenia is the latest country to "keep dancing". Strictly format sold to 50th country The veteran entertainer will perform three dates across the UK in May and June. Bruce Forsyth announces theatre shows Star says telling co-presenter Tess Daly was "like a boyfriend breaking up with his girl". Bruce Forsyth explains Strictly exit The entertainer will continue to host Strictly's Christmas special and other one-offs. Strictly: Sir Bruce Forsyth steps down Judy Murray admits Strictly would be "a good way of keeping fit". Judy Murray coy over Strictly rumours Gogglebox and Chiwetel Ejiofor also take home prizes at the 40th annual awards. Broadchurch dominates BPG awards The BBC One hit will be rewarded for its "creative and technical teamwork". Strictly Come Dancing gets BAFTA honour BBC One's new boss says that she needs to hold talks with the presenter. Bruce Forsyth Strictly future not secure