PREVIEW: Strictly Come Dancing 2020
Strictly 2020 is (finally) here!
The celebrities strutting their stuff on the dance floor this series are Bill Bailey, Caroline Quentin, Clara Amfo, HRVY, Jacqui Smith, Jamie Laing, Jason Bell, JJ Chalmers, Maisie Smith, Max George, Nicola Adams and Ranvir Singh.
On Saturday 17 October, Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host an exclusive premiere to welcome the celebrity class of 2020 as they prepare to begin their Strictly adventure.
The twelve celebrity contestants will make their grand entrance into the famous Strictly ballroom for the very first time and we’ll discover which professional dancer they will be paired with. Once the pairings have been announced the celebrities and professionals will take to the dancefloor for what promises to be an entertaining group performance, launching the new series in Strictly style.
The fabulous judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Shirley Ballas return to the panel and will be casting their expert judgement every week. Bruno Tonioli will be joining the show remotely for the Sunday night Results show and will hopefully be making his grand return to the show live in the studio towards the end of the series.
The professional line-up is… Aljaž Škorjanec, Amy Dowden, Anton Du Beke, Dianne Buswell, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Graziano Di Prima, Janette Manrara, Johannes Radebe, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Luba Mushtuk, Nadiya Bychkova, Nancy Xu, Neil Jones and Oti Mabuse.
For more information on how the series has adapted to the COVID-era, click here.
On the launch show, as well as revealing this year's pairings, the show will feature two spectacular group routines from the Strictly professionals, a very special music performance from Joel Corry and MNEK, and the return of reigning champion Kelvin Fletcher.
Strictly Come Dancing begins Saturday 17th October on BBC One.