The BBC dropped the dance-off in 2010 for series 8 of the ballroom dance reality series, but according to sources, it is being revived this year.
For the last two series, eliminations have been decided by a mixture of judges' scores and public vote, and the dancer with the lowest score has been axed. The dance-off previously allowed the judges to save their favourite act from the bottom two celebrities.
Last year's Saturday shows achieved some of Strictly's highest ever ratings and occasionally beat The X Factor for viewers, however, the results shows on Sunday tended to not fare so well. It is believed the dance-off is returning to boost interest in the Sunday episodes.
Meanwhile, fresh celebrity names linked to the tenth series include EastEnders actor Sid Owen and Olympic gymnast Louis Smith.
Strictly's launch show will air on Saturday, September 15 on BBC One.
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