Strictly Come Dancing 2022 start date revealed

It must be the end of the summer, Strictly Come Dancing is returning to our screens!

Yep that’s right, it’s time to settle into Saturday nights with Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman as the glitz and glamour of Strictly will act as our guide through till Christmas.

And now we know exactly when to expect the ballroom, the glitter ball and the fake tans to return to our screens, as the BBC has revealed the series will return to BBC One on Saturday 17th September – not long to wait if you’re an entertainment fan.

The contestant line-up has already been confirmed for the show with actor Kym Marsh, singer Fleur East, Paralympian Ellie Simonds and Bros star Matt Goss among the celebrities who will be taking to the dance floor.

Presenter Helen Skelton, actor Will Mellor and Loose Women star Kaye Adams will also be taking place in the series alongside CBBC presenter Milly Rainford, ex-footballer Tony Adams, DJ Tyler West, actor James Bye, comedian and actor Ellie Taylor, presenter and cameraman Hamza Yassin, comedian Jayde Adams and presenter Richie Anderson.

The judges will be made up of perennial favourite Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and the head judge will once again be Shirley Ballas. Once again will all be back on the Strictly judging panel. Anton Du Beke will be in the judging chair after a temporary stint in the position. It has been confirmed that he will be permanently taking over from Bruno Toniloni.

Strictly Come Dancing, which first aired on British television in 2004, is now in its 19th season and is one of the most popular shows on the broadcaster. It has been exported across the world, most notably to the US where it is called Dancing with the Stars.

The show was presented by Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly until 2014 when Forsyth announced his retirement and Claudia Winkleman took over hosting duties.