When does Strictly Come Dancing 2021 start?

AFTER fears the show wouldn't go on, fans were thrilled when it was announced Strictly Come Dancing would be back for 2021.

The hit BBC show has been staple viewing since it first hit TVs in 2004.

When does Strictly Come Dancing 2021 start?

Fans can't wait for the new Strictly Come Dancing to get underway in 2021 and they've now been given a confirmed start date to look forward to.

According to BBC Presenter and upcoming contestant Dan Walker, the dancing show will return to our screens on September 18, 2021 with a pre-recorded show that sees the celebrities meet their dance partners and begin training.

Dan broke the news on BBC Breakfast, which he hosts.

The live shows will then kick off the following Saturday – September 25, 2021.

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Who are the judges for Strictly Come Dancing 2021?

Shirley Ballas will return as head judge for the 2021 series

Craig Revel Horwood will also take up his role as judge – which he has been doing since the show's inception in 2004.

Motsi Mabuse is also returning for a third series.

They are joined by Anton Du Beke who replaces long running judge Bruno Tonioli.

Who is in the Strictly 2021 line-up?

The celebrities taking part in Strictly started to be announced in August 2021.

So far we have:

  • Tom Fletcher – singer and band member of McFly
  • AJ Odudu – TV presenter and host of Apocalypse Wow
  • Robert Webb – comedian and star of The Peep Show
  • Rhys Stephenson – CBBC star and kids TV presenter
  • John Whaite – Bake Off winner and TV chef

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How can I watch Strictly Come Dancing 2021?

The show will begin on September 18, 2021 on BBC One.

An exact time hasn't been confirmed by the broadcaster yet, but it's expected that the show will return to its' usual 6pm slot.

The show will also be put on BBC iPlayer as each episode airs.

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