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Strictly Come Dancing: Launch Show – Season 19 Premiere (S19EP1 BBC One Sat 18 Sep 2021)



Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman return to the ballroom for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2021.

Dusting off their paddles will be returning judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse, alongside the newest addition to the panel, Strictly longest-serving professional dancer Anton Du Beke.

On the night, 15 brand new celebrities will be paired with their professional partners before taking to the floor for the first time in a huge group number.

There are two incredible routines from the Strictly professionals, one of which will introduce you to our four brand new dancers. Not to be missed is the return of reigning champion Bill Bailey and a spectacular music performance from Anne Marie.

Airdate: Sat 18 Sep 2021 at 19:45 on BBC One

Season 19 Episode 1

Are today’s celebrities fleet of foot or do they have two left feet? That’s the question Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will be finding the answer to when they present Strictly Come Dancing.