Get ready to whirl and waltz, as the 21st season of the beloved dance extravaganza, Strictly Come Dancing, is set to grace screens in 2023.
Crafted by BBC Studios Entertainment Productions, this multi-award-winning series is poised to once again captivate the nation with its dazzling performances. The dynamic duo of Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will resume their roles as presenters, overseeing the weekend proceedings, while a fresh batch of celebrity contestants don their dancing shoes to vie for the coveted Glitterball Trophy.
Here's all you need to know about Strictly 2023...
When Does Strictly Come Dancing 2023 Start?
Strictly Come Dancing will make its triumphant return to BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the autumn of 2023. Keep an eye out for further details about the air date and start time.
Who Are the Strictly 2023 Celebrity Contestants?
The Class of 2023 is already shaping up with a diverse lineup. Amanda Abbington, Angela Rippon CBE, and Layton Williams kicked off the reveals, followed by Krishnan Guru-Murthy. Eddie Kadi joined in, while Angela Scanlon, Zara McDermott, Adam Thomas, Nikita Kanda, Ellie Leach, Jody Cundy CBE, Bobby Brazier, Nigel Harman, Annabel Croft, and Les Dennis completed the eclectic list.
Who Are the Strictly 2023 Professional Dancers?
Prepare to be dazzled by a roster of top-notch professional dancers from around the world. Dianne Buswell, Nadiya Bychkova, Graziano Di Prima, Amy Dowden, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, Nikita Kuzmin, Gorka Marquez, Luba Mushtuk, Giovanni Pernice, Jowita Przystal, Johannes Radebe, Kai Widdrington, Nancy Xu, Carlos Gu, Lauren Oakley, Michelle Tsiakkas, and Vito Coppola are all set to return.
Meet the Strictly 2023 Judges
Behind the judging desk, you'll find the sharp-tongued Craig Revel Horwood, the esteemed Let’s Dance Germany judge Motsi Mabuse, the NTA Award-winning judge Anton Du Beke, and the Queen of Latin herself, Shirley Ballas, who will resume her role as head judge.
Strictly It Takes Two Returns
Adding to the excitement, the companion show "Strictly It Takes Two" will also make its return. The new co-presenter, Fleur East, joins the returning Janette Manrara for another season of insights, highlights, and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the dance magic.
As the glamour, glitter, and graceful moves return, fans can anticipate enchanting group performances, world-class musical acts, theme weeks, and the much-anticipated annual journey to the iconic Tower Ballroom in Blackpool. Get ready for another season of dazzling entertainment!