Strictly Come Dancing makes huge shake-up ahead of new series | The Sun

STRICTLY Come Dancing is getting a shake-up this year to celebrate 100 years of the BBC.

The dance show – which normally follows a rigid format of milestones – is getting a new one when it returns in the autumn.

Alongside Halloween, Blackpool and Musicals Week there will be a round dedicated to the BBC.

This year's celebs – who include Kym Marsh and Matt Goss – will dance to theme tunes from the Corporations most famous shows.

The move raises the prospect of EastEnders' James Bye performing to the Only Fools and Horses song or Fleur East dancing to Match of the Day.

There will also be two BBC-themed professional routines starring Strictly Come Dancing's professional dancers.

More on Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly’s Neil Jones confirms romance with Love Island star in Paris

Strictly stars meet up before the show as full line-up is confirmed

One will be dedicated to the broadcaster's natural history shows while another will see pro dancers "crashing" its flagship programmes.

Strictly executive producer Sarah James said: “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!”

The show has been unable to visit its northern home as normal for two years because of the Covid pandemic.

Most read in TV


Luca Bish breaks silence on ‘controlling behaviour’ and going ‘too far’ with Tasha


Andrew & Tasha mocked by This Morning viewers as they make presenting debut


Strictly Come Dancing probing stars' dance weekends


Towie fans all say the same thing as Yazmin Oukhellou returns amid shock crash

The 20th series of Strictly returns on September 17 on BBC1 One.

Head judge Shirley Ballas will return alongside judges Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse, and new permanent judge Anton Du Beke, who replaces Bruno Tonioli.

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 cast

  • Everything about EastEnders legend James Bye
  • Who is TV presenter Helen Skelton?
  • Find out who Arsenal legend Tony Adams is
  • Who is Fleur East and when was she on X Factor?
  • Get to know singer Matt Goss
  • Here's everything to know about Loose Women's Kaye Adams
  • Who is Will Mellor?
  • The lowdown on Corrie star Kym Marsh
  • Find out everything about radio presenter Richie Anderson
  • Who is singer Molly Rainford?
  • Everything about DJ Tyler West
  • Get to know champion swimmer Ellie Simmonds
  • Who is Countryfile's Hamza Yassin?
  • Here's everything about comedian and actress Ellie Taylor
  • Who is Jayde Adams?

    Source: Read Full Article