Strictly Come Dancing

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Strictly Come Dancing 2021 launch show – as it happened
The sparkliest contest on TV has returned to brighten up our weekend evenings, with the likes of Robert Webb, AJ Odudu and Tom Fletcher taking to the floor in search of Glitterball glory

Heidi Stephens

18, Sep, 2021 @8:46 PM

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Claudia Winkleman: ‘Every September, I turn several shades of orange brighter, and off we go’
As Strictly returns for a 19th series, its host talks dream guests, turning 50 and the childhood trips that inspired her passion for art

Michael Hogan

18, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Two professional Strictly dancers reported to have refused Covid jabs
Reports follow confirmation that one dancer tested positive, but show’s launch will not be affected

Clea Skopeliti

18, Sep, 2021 @12:42 PM

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‘Deaf children should know that nothing is impossible’: Rose Ayling-Ellis on a Strictly milestone
The EastEnders actor discusses representation, harmful myths, and her glitterball ambitions ahead of becoming Strictly Come Dancing’s first deaf contestant

Josh Salisbury

17, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Ant and Dec, the kings of comfort TV make it 20 in a row | Rebecca Nicholson
The pair are on a huge National Television award streak – we just can’t get enough of them on our screens

Rebecca Nicholson

11, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

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‘I could have had a midlife crisis’: Ed Balls on cooking and life after politics
He’s been shadow chancellor, and he wowed the crowds on Strictly. Now Ed Balls has written a book that’s part memoir, part cookbook. He talks about kitchen confidence, failing at diets – and why politics is still a hot subject for him

Ed Cumming

22, Aug, 2021 @9:22 AM

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Strictly Come Dancing 2021: the contestants – ranked
Robert Webb, AJ Odudu, Tom Fletcher and Nina Wadia are among the celebrities getting their dancing shoes on for Strictly. But who will succeed … and who on earth is Tilly Ramsay?

Stuart Heritage

14, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Rose Ayling-Ellis to be Strictly’s first deaf contestant
EastEnders actor is confirmed as BBC dance contest’s 12th celebrity for 2021 season

Miranda Bryant

12, Aug, 2021 @7:05 PM

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Alexandra Burke: ‘I got asked to bleach my skin after X Factor’
Her career has taken her from pop success to Strictly and the stage. She discusses the pain of racist comments, the joy of duetting with Beyoncé – and the enduring influence of her late mother

Arifa Akbar

09, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Strictly’s first male couple: small steps for John Whaite, a giant leap for TV
Queer lives are increasingly visible on our screens, but with homophobia still rife the news that the former Bake Off winner will partner with a man on the show is a huge win

Scott Bryan

05, Aug, 2021 @12:09 PM

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From Nicki Minaj to Craig Revel Horwood: 10 of the best TV talent show judges
The harshest, funniest and downright weirdest talent show authorities, judging everything from singing to pottery to makeup

Fiona Sturges

25, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Anton Du Beke waltzes in to become Strictly Come Dancing judge
Previous incumbent Bruno Tonioli had to pull out because of Covid-related travel restrictions

Tobi Thomas

24, Jun, 2021 @11:38 AM

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