When does Strictly Come Dancing 2022 start?

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Confirmed Strictly Dancing 2022 contestants include Ellie Taylor, Matt Goss and Ellie Simmonds

Get your merry rags ready because celebrity contestants will once again be showing off their moves on the dance floor.

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The award-winning show returns to BBC One and BBC iPlayer for its 20th season.

When will Strictly Come Dancing start? Here’s everything you need to know.

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There’s no confirmed start date for Strictly Come Dancing 2022 yet (Image: BBC)

When does Strictly Come Dancing 2022 start?

The start date for Strictly Come Dancing has not yet been confirmed, but speculation is that it will begin on either Saturday September 10th or 17th.

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Strictly have already confirmed that filming for the launch show will begin on Wednesday September 7th.

A statement from the show said: “Dust off your dancing shoes, Be sure to come dance is back!

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“The stunning 20th series returns, bringing glamor and stunning dancing back to Saturday nights on BBC One – and we’re delighted to welcome audiences back to the studio for this year’s shows.”

When is Strictly on TV?

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The exact time when the new season of Strictly Come Dancing will be broadcast on BBC has not yet been confirmed.

Last year’s series began at 7:45 p.m. Saturday night, but it’s unknown if the show will be shown in the same timeslot.

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How can I watch Strictly Come Dancing?

You can watch Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One.

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For those who miss them, the episodes can be watched on BBC iPlayer as soon as they air on BBC.

Which candidates have been confirmed?

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So far, nine of the prominent candidates for Strictly have been confirmed.

The BBC will announce more in the coming days.

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Participants include actor Will Mellow, musician Matt Goss and Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds.

Here are the participants announced so far for Strictly Come Dancing 2022:

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  • Will Mellor
  • Kym Swamp
  • Richie Anderson
  • Kay Adams
  • Jayde Adams
  • Ellie Simmons
  • Matt Goss
  • Ellie Taylor
  • Tyler West

Who are the professional dancers?

Four new professional dancers will take the stage this season.

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In Season 19, professional dancer Anton Du Beke resigned to become a judge, taking over from Bruno Tonioli.

The professional dancers at Strictly Come Dancing 2022 are:

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  • Oti Mabuse
  • Amy Dowden
  • Aljaž Škorjanec
  • Giovanni Pernic
  • Diana Buswell
  • Gorka Marquez
  • Graziano Di Prima
  • John Radeb
  • Karen Hauer
  • Katya Jones
  • Luba Mushtuk
  • Nadiya Bychkova
  • Nancy Xu
  • Neil Jones
  • Kai Widdington
  • Cameron Lombard
  • Nikita Kuzmin
  • Jowita Przystal
  • Vito Coppola
  • Carlos Gu
  • Lauren Oakley
  • Michelle Tsiakkas.
Max George and Katya Jones during the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour – Press Launch in January 2022 (Photo: Getty Images)

Who are the presenters of Strictly Come Dancing?

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman have been presenting Strictly Come Dancing since it began in 2014.

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The pair will return once again to host the show in its 20th season.

Who are the Strictly Come Dancing judges?

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This year’s judges are: Motsi Mabuse, Craig Revel Horwood, head judge Shirley Ballas and Anton Du Beke.

Bruno Tonioli confirmed earlier this year that he was leaving the British series.

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In Season 19, the US-based dancer was unable to come to the UK due to travel restrictions.

He appeared virtually as a judge for a few episodes, but was replaced by professional dancer Du Beke.

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