Following last year’s ground-breaking run, the 20th series of the multi-award-winning Strictly Come Dancing’s will launch on Saturday 17th September on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, once again bringing glitter, glamour and glorious dancing to homes across the nation. As well as a new special BBC 100 themed week, this year’s series will include viewer favourites, Movie Week, Halloween Week, Musicals Week, plus a highly anticipated return to Blackpool after a two year absence.
Celebrating 100 years of the BBC, the fun-filled new themed episode will see each of the couples take to the Strictly ballroom floor, either dancing to a theme tune from an iconic BBC programme or in tribute to one of the BBC’s most loved services. There will also be two dazzling professional routines, one dedicated to the BBC’s natural history programming and another that will see our professional dancers “crashing” some of the BBC’s flagship shows.
Sarah James, Executive Producer for Strictly Come Dancing says: “We know how much viewers love the Strictly themed weeks so it’s fantastic to be able to announce a new one, celebrating the BBC’s centenary. It’s the icing on the cake to be able to confirm that we are returning to the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom this year, we can’t wait to get back to Blackpool!”
Strictly Come Dancing is a BBC Studios production for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Executive Producer is Sarah James, the Series Editors are Jack Gledhill and Robin Lee-Perrella and Nicola Fitzgerald is the Series Producer. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Jo Wallace.
Strictly Come Dancing Series 20 will launch on Saturday 17 September on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.