Strictly Come Dancing 2022: everything you need to know, from line-up to start time

We’ve been counting down the days until we’ll see all of our favorite stars embrace the sequins to compete for the Glitterball trophy.

For the past few weeks, we’ve obsessively followed every Strictly announcement.

Everything you need to know when it’s on and how to watch it, what famous faces and professional dancers will bring to the ballroom is here.

When is Strictly Come Dancing 2022?

The BBC teased the celebrity lineup ahead of its 20th series last month and it’s been an agonizing wait for the return of its trademark glitz and glamour.

The popular launch show, which brings together Strictly pros and edgy celebs, has been postponed due to the sad news of the Queen’s death.

The pre-taped launch show will be broadcast on BBC One on Friday 23 September at 7pm.

The first live program follows on Saturday at 6.45 p.m. on the same channel.

Viewers can also watch all episodes after they have aired on BBC iPlayer.

When is Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two on TV?

Strictly’s spin-off show will return to our screens after its first bumper weekend.

The BBC says the accompanying show “delves behind the scenes at Strictly Come Dancing” and includes “all the backstage gossip, gym tidbits and the latest Strictly news”.

Fans can also expect “exclusive interviews with the contestants, professional dancers, judges and behind-the-scenes team, expert analysis and celebrity guest panels,” the broadcaster has confirmed.

You can catch the new debriefing series on Monday 26 September at 6.30pm on BBC Two.

The series airs every weekday throughout the series on BBC Two.

Who is Presenting Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two on TV?

Former strictly professional Janette Manara and TV presenter Rylan Clark will return to present this year’s It Takes Two.

Rylan has hosted the popular program since 2019, and Janette has joined in 2021 after hanging up her Strictly dancing shoes.

Rylan told the BBC: “I’m so excited to be back on Strictly – It Takes Two in my fourth year. I love being part of the show. I’m so thrilled to have my TV wife Janette with me, and we can’t wait to bring you all the backstage gossip from this year’s Strictly extravaganza. We can hardly wait for the start.”

Janette added, “So excited to be hosting It Takes Two again alongside the amazing Rylan! I’m really looking forward to sharing with the audience more great conversations with our couples, loads of fun weekday TV entertainment and of course my favorite show on TV, Strictly!”

Claudia Winkleman and Zoe Ball have both presented the series.


Strictly Come Dancing 2022 Celebrity Cast

The BBC confirmed this year’s cast on social media in August and it’s been an agonizing wait to be seen on the dance floor.

Here’s the full confirmed celebrity line-up ahead of the new season.

  • Will Mellor
  • Kym Swamp
  • Richie Anderson
  • Kay Adams
  • Jayde Adams
  • Ellie Simmonds
  • Tyler West
  • Matt Goss
  • Ellie Taylor
  • Molly Rainford
  • Tony Adams
  • Fleur east
  • Hamza Yassin
  • James bye
  • Helen skeleton

Meet the full cast in our Meet the Strictly 2022 Celebrity Roundup.

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 professional dancers

We’ll wait until Friday night to find out who our famous faces are collaborating with.

To keep you hooked until then, we introduce you to this year’s new professional dancers.

Four new professionals are introduced to viewers in a cinematic dance routine filmed alongside the returning Strictly cast.

The quartet that completes this year’s 20-strong professional line-up are European champions Vito Coppola, Chinese champions Carlos Gu, former British Under-21 champions Lauren Oakley and Latin dance champion Michelle Tsiakkas.

Coppola, Gu, Oakley and Tsiakkas will join returnees Dianne Buswell, Nadiya Bychkova, Graziano Di Prima, Amy Dowden, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, Nikita Kuzmin, Cameron Lombard, Gorka Marquez, Luba Mushtuk, Giovanni Pernice and Jowita Przystal connect , Johannes Radebe, Kai Widdrington and Nancy Xu.

Read more about the Strictly Come Dancing professionals dancing this year.

Who are the judges for Strictly Come Dancing 2022?


The jury will also experience a shock this year when fan favorite Anton Du Beke takes up his judge’s paddle again.

Du Beke officially takes over for the eccentric 66-year-old Italian dancer and choreographer Bruno Tonioli.

The panel for Strictly’s 20th series will feature professional dancer Anton Du Beke, as well as returning favorites Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse.

Viewers will recall that Du Beke sat on the jury last year when Tonioli, who judges American series Dancing With The Stars, was unable to attend due to uncertain Covid travel restrictions.

In 2020, Du Beke also completed a two-week stint on the jury.

Of his new role, the 55-year-old dancer said: “Woohooo! This is BRILLIANT news.

“Everyone knows how much I absolutely love the show and I’m really excited to continue serving as a regular judge. And I get to reach the final again – now I know how Giovanni feels!” Strictly Come Dancing 2022: everything you need to know, from line-up to start time

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