SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2018
Strictly Come Dancing: The Launch Show
Dust off your dancing shoes, Strictly Come Dancing is waltzing back onto BBC One for its 16th series.
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman are rolling out the red carpet to welcome the star-studded celebrity class of 2018 as they begin their Strictly adventure in Strictly Come Dancing: The Launch.
Tonight the 15 celebrity contestants will make their grand entrance into the famous BBC Strictly Come Dancing ballroom and discover which professional dancer they will be paired with. Once the pairings have been announced the celebrities and professionals will take to the dancefloor for the very first time for a spectacular group performance.
Shirley Ballas returns as Head Judge and joins legendary judges Dame Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood as the fabulous four cast their eyes on the class of 2018 for the very first time - although tonight they will be leaving their scoring paddles at home.
The show opens with a spectacular red carpet event as the BBC Strictly Come Dancing family dance to a medley of Nile Rodgers’ greatest hits performed by Chic and the man himself. Later in the show Craig David and Stefflon Don will join Nile and Chic to perform their new single.