Strictly Come Dancing 2012 - more glitter and glamour than ever before
It is time to dust off those dancing shoes as Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One with a star-studded line-up this Autumn.
Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly are putting the sparkle back into Saturday nights as the series kicks off with the Strictly Come Dancing 2012 Premiere on BBC One, Saturday 15 September at 6.30pm.
At the premiere, after facing the paparazzi on the red carpet, the celebrities will head to the dance floor to learn which of the Strictly professional dancers will be partnering them, giving audiences the chance to see exactly what their first impressions are. Viewers will also have the opportunity to pick their favourites and spot early dancing talents as the celebrities take to the floor for the first time and perform a group routine.
Following the premiere, the battle of the ballroom will begin with the first live show at the start of October and - in an exciting twist for Strictly fans - the dance-off is back. Due to popular demand, each couple with the lowest combined scores, from the judges and public vote, will face each other in a final dance off on Sunday nights, to decide who has come to end of their Strictly journey.
This year, in a one-off live glitterball spectacular, Strictly will return to the iconic Wembley Arena in aid of Children In Need. Each dancing duo will perform in front of a live audience of around 6,500 Strictly fans, and millions more at home, as they dance their way across the biggest dancefloor in showbiz. As well as the couple’s dances, the professionals will perform a group dance, whilst some of the biggest names in music also take to the Strictly stage.
Throughout the series our couples will face the judges and this year, new judge Darcey Bussell brings her wealth of expertise, alongside Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and head judge Len Goodman. Claudia Winkleman once again joins Tess on Sunday evenings to present the Results Show and presenter Zoe Ball will bring Strictly fans all the latest backstage gossip, news and drama in the weekday sister show It Takes Two over on BBC Two.
Strictly Come Dancing Celebrity Women
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Strictly Come Dancing Celebrity Men