When does Strictly Come Dancing 2019 start on BBC One?

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STRICTLY Come Dancing fans are waiting patiently for the upcoming seventeenth series to start, as Samba Saturdays certainly aren’t the same without the show on our telly screens.

Here’s what we know so far about Britain’s favourite dancing competition.

 Strictly Come Dancing is back for 2019


Strictly Come Dancing is back for 2019Credit: BBC

When does Strictly Come Dancing 2019 start?

Strictly Come Dancing is returning for its 17th series on BBC One in 2019.

It kicks off with the red carpet launch on Monday, August 26, 2019.

The series premiere will follow shortly after, but a date is yet to be confirmed.

The main show will air live on Saturday evenings with the results the following day on Sundays.

In July 2019 it was revealed Motsi Mabuse will be joining the judging panel of Shirley BallasBruno Tonioli and Craig Revel-Horwood.

 Claudia Winkleman, left, and Tess Daly, right, present Strictly


Claudia Winkleman, left, and Tess Daly, right, present StrictlyCredit: BBC

Which stars have been confirmed so far for Strictly Come Dancing 2019?

So far we have four confirmed celebrities.

The star line-up includes:

  • Mike BushellMike, 53 is a BBC Breakfast sports presenter known for his on-air gaffs.
  • Catherine TyldesleyCatherine, 35 is a former Coronation Street actress.
  • Saffron BarkerSaffron is a 19-year-old YouTube star from Brighton.
  • Emma BartonEmma, 42, is best known for her role as Honey Mitchell in EastEnders.
  • Chris RamseyChris, 32, is a regular on stand up and panel shows as well as hosting his own comedy show.
  • David James – The football star, 49, played for clubs including Liverpool, West Ham and Man City over a 26 year career.
  • Karim Zeroual – The 19-year-old is a children’s TV presenter but began his career as an actor.

Who is hosting Strictly Come Dancing 2019?

The 2019 series will see the return of popular presenting duo Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.

And the evening show It Takes Two will also be back.

In April 2019 it as announced that Rylan Clark-Neal would be co-hosting with Zoe Ball.

Zoe took over the Radio 2 Breakfast Show in January 2019, so has a big commitment there.

BBC Breakfast’s Mike Bushell is sixth name confirmed for Strictly dancefloor

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