TV Show directory - Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing is a British television show produced by the BBC, featuring celebrities with professional dance partners competing in Ballroom and Latin dances. The title of the show suggests a continuation of the long-running series Come Dancing, whilst alluding to the Baz Luhrmann film Strictly Ballroom. The show is often known by fans as simply "Strictly".

The format has been exported to 30 other countries as Dancing with the Stars, and has also inspired a modern-dance themed spin-off Strictly Dance Fever.

The show has run on BBC One every year since it first aired 2004. The show has run for more than 17 seasons with multiple stand-alone Christmas specials & charity specials. There is as a nationwide arena tour iteration titled Strictly Come Dancing Live!

The show is immensely popular with initial viewer figures of 6.45 million for season 1, rising to a peak of 11.14 million viewers in 2018 for season 16. The show has won 16 awards including 8 National Television Awards.

The show was presented by Tess Daly and Bruce Forsyth until his retirement in 2014. Claudia Winkleman took over his role, joining Daly ever since. has been presented by Tess Daly since 2011, and her . The current judging panel includes Craig Revel Horwood. Shirley Ballass and Otsi Mabuse. Judges over the years have included Len Goodman, Arlene Phillips, singer Alesha Dixon & ballet dancer Darcey Bussell.

Mandy members have held various crew & dancers jobs on the show over the years. You could join them by signing up for a Mandy account today.

Production Company: BBC

Year of Publication: 2004

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