When does Strictly Come Dancing 2019 start on BBC One?

When does Strictly Come Dancing 2019 start on BBC One?

STRICTLY Come Dancing fans are waiting patiently for the upcoming series to start, as Samba Saturdays certainly aren't the same without the show on our TV screens.

The 2018 series won an NTA award for Best Talent Show – and we have high hopes that 2019 will be even better…

When does Strictly Come Dancing 2019 start?

It's been confirmed that the Strictly 2019 will kick off with the red carpet launch on August 26, 2019.

And then it is expected that the series premiere will happen just a matter of days later – either on the Saturday 31, 2019 or potentially the following week on the Saturday, September 7.

In 2018 the line-up was revealed at the end of August with the launch show on September 8.

Taking this into consideration, it's more than likely that we're all going to be glued to our TV screens again from Saturday, September 7, which would be the first Saturday of the month.

The competition was most recently won by journalist Stacey Dooley and her pro dance partner Kevin Clifton.

She featured in the live tour along with other stars from the series including Ashley Roberts, Joe Sugg and Faye Tozer.

Who is rumoured to be in the line-up of Strictly 2019?

There has already been some speculation as to who could be in the line-up of Strictly 2019.

On July 31, 2019, Iain Lee appeared to let slip that the first three Strictly Come Dancing contestants are Sam Allardyce, Jamie Laing and Anneka Rice.

It was confirmed that Alan Carr was the first star to be offered a spot on the show.

A source said: “Alan has met with the bosses and they all hit it off straight away.

“He’s a perfect celebrity for Strictly because he’s popular, funny and throws himself into everything — but has never had a day’s dance training in his life."

Fearne Cotton is also rumoured to appear on the show as well as BBC presenter Huw Edwards. 

Louis Theroux also sparked speculation that he's up for Strictly when he congratulated 2018 winner Stacey Dooley by tweeting "Congrats @StaceyDooley ! Me next (JK)."

Scarlett Moffatt has also reportedly set her sights on the Strictly Glitterball, and even has dance experience.

But you can rule out Virgin Radio host Chris Evans who The Sun confirmed will not be taking part.

Who is hosting Strictly 2019?

The 2019 series is likely to see the return of popular presenting duo Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.

And the evening show It Takes Two will also be back.

In April 2019 it as announced that Rylan Clark-Neal would be co-hosting with Zoe Ball.

Zoe took over the Radio 2 Breakfast Show in January, so has a big commitment there.

As far as we know the judging panel will continue with Bruno Tonioli, Shirley Ballas, and Craig Revel Horwood.

However in April this year, Darcey Bussell announced that she would be resigning as judge.

So far a replacement is yet to be confirmed though that hasn't stopped speculation.

Some front-runners to fill her judging shoes are previous winner McFly's Harry Judd, as well as Strictly pro Oti Mabuse.

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