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Strictly Come Dancing 2020 is going ahead this year despite problems thrown its way due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Before the series is back in full swing, the BBC is airing dedicated specials to the show’s best moments. What time does Strictly start tonight?
What time does Strictly Come Dancing start tonight?
After one year of waiting, Strictly Come Dancing is back on screens.
Strictly Come Dancing: The Best Of starts tonight (Saturday, September 19) on BBC One.
The first episode in the four-part series will look back on the show’s most iconic performances from movie week.
The episode will begin at 7.30pm and will air for one hour and five minutes.
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This means, Strictly Come Dancing: The Best of Movies will conclude at 8.35pm.
Strictly will be followed by Pointless: Celebrities.
To watch Strictly Come Dancing: The Best of Movies, you can watch the special as it airs live on BBC One.
Alternatively, you can stream the episode live via the BBC iPlayer app.
Do not worry if you happen to miss tonight’s episode of Strictly Come Dancing, the instalment will be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer shortly after it has aired.
The BBC iPlayer also has a download option which means you can watch episodes of Strictly on the go via the BBC iPlayer app.
What is Strictly Come Dancing: The Best Of?
Tonight’s instalment of Strictly Come Dancing will see hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman take a look back at the most memorable performances of Strictly Come Dancing’s movie week.
They will be joined by the show’s judges and professional dancers as they reflect on the past 16 years.
Across the episode, they will be joined by celebrity guests and former stars who will look back on their performances on the iconic show.
The synopsis for tonight’s episode reads: “A look back at the incredible moments when Strictly went to Hollywood for the night.
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“Tess and Claudia are joined by the judges, the professional dancers and some special celebrity guests as they reminisce about the iconic, the weird and the wonderful memories from movie weeks across the years.
“Relive the jaw-dropping routines, crazy costumes and amazing group dances of this much-loved theme week.”
There are three episodes in Strictly Come Dancing: The Best Of series.
Next week (Saturday, September 26) fans will be treated to the best moments from the show’s memorable Blackpool Week.
The following week (Saturday, October 3) Strictly fans will be treated to Strictly Come Dancing: The Best of Musicals.
Strictly Come Dancing 2020 is expected to begin shortly after the Best Of series has concluded.
Who is in the Strictly Come Dancing 2020 line up?
Thankfully the line up for Strictly Come Dancing 2020 has been confirmed.
There are 12 contestants taking part his year and 2020 will see history being made on the show.
Strictly Come Dancing will feature its first-ever same-sex couple.
Olympic boxer Nicola Adams will be paired with a female contestant, following in the footsteps of Ian ‘H’ Watkins and Matt Evers from Dancing on Ice in 2019.
Here is the full list of Strictly Come Dancing 2020 contestants:
- Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith
- Singer HRVY
- EastEnders actress Maisie Smith
- Made In Chelsea’s Jamie Laing
- Paralympian JJ Chalmers
- Comedian Bill Bailey
- Radio 1’s Clara Amfo
- Good Morning Britain’s Ranvir Singh
- Olympic Boxer Nicola Adams
- Actress Caroline Quentin
- Former NFL player Jason Bell
- The Wanted’s Max George
Strictly Come Dancing: The Best of Movies starts tonight at 7.30pm on BBC One
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