Dust off your dancing shoes out because Strictly Come Dancing is back tonight.
We have been counting down the days until we’ll see all our favourite celebrities embrace the sequins to compete for the glitterball trophy.
Over the past few weeks, we have been following every Strictly announcement obsessively.
Everything you need to know, from when it is on and how to watch it to what famous faces and professional dancers will be taking to the ballroom, is here.
When is the new series of Strictly Come Dancing on?
The popular BBC show returns to our screens tonight ( Saturday 19 September) at 7.45pm.
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Who are this year’s Strictly celebrities?
In an interview with Good Morning Britain, formerdescribed this year’s celerbity line up as a ““lovely, eclectic mix of all sorts of people”.
This year’s celebrities include BBC Breakfast presenterGreat Briitsh Bake Off winner , EastEnders actor , comedian , and all vying for the Glitterball trophy.
This is the full list of Strictly Come Dancing contestants this year:
Check out our full list tobefore tonight’s show.
Who are the 2021 professional dancers?
We will to wait until tonight to know who our famous faces are partnered with.
To try and tie you over until then, let us introduce you to this year’s professional dancers.
Strictly is back to full capacity with 15 couples this year afterfor Covid 19 safety reasons last year.
As ever, we will get too see our fave pro daners perform again but they will be joined will couple of new faces too.
The returning pro dancers are:
- Aljaž Škorjanec
- Amy Dowden
- Dianne Buswell
- Giovanni Pernice
- Gorka Marquez
- Graziano Di Prima
- Johannes Radebe
- Karen Hauer
- Katya Jones
- Luba Mushtuk
- Nadiya Bychkova
- Nancy Xu
- Neil Jones
- and Oti Mabuse.
The new pro dancers are:
- Kai Widdrington ( formerly Dancing With The Stars Ireland)
- Nikita Kuzmin ( Let’s Dance Germany)
- Cameron Lombard ( South Africa’s reigning Latin champion)
- ( winner of the Greatest Dancer 2020)
Who are the judges?
The judges panel will also see a shake up this year withpicking up his judging panel this year.
Du Beke will take over for the.
Bruno is unable to take part in 2021’s show due to ongoing Covid travel and quarantine restrictions.
What about It Takes Two?
Alongside, will be the new host of It Takes Two.
Manrara will replacewho stepped down from presenting the BBC Two show earlier this year.
Strictly Come Dancing starts on BBC One on Saturday September 18 at 7.45pm.