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Strictly Come Dancing ( Season 21) | Wiki, Cast, and Trivia

Strictly Come Dancing ( Season 21) | Wiki, Cast, and Trivia

Strictly Come Dancing, or Strictly, is a renowned British dance competition in which celebrities partner up with professional dancers to perform ballroom and Latin dances. Each pair is scored by a panel of four judges. The title of the program is a continuation of a long-running program called Come Dancing. This format, known as Dancing with the Stars, is also used in 60 other countries and is licensed by BBC Worldwide. It even spawned a spin-off called Strictly Dance Fever, which focuses on modern dancing. Guinness World Records named Strictly Come Dancing the most successful reality TV genre in the world in 2010.

Starting from May 15, 2004, the show has been aired on BBC One. It usually takes place on Saturday evenings, followed by a results show on Sunday nights. Starting from the second series, the show has been part of the Christmas lineup. Thanks to its impressive number of viewers, Strictly Come Dancing has become an important show on British television. In addition, there have been eighteen separate Christmas specials and nineteen charity specials produced alongside the regular series. {Wikipedia}

Season 21:

The twenty-first series of Strictly Come Dancing is anticipated to make a comeback in September 2023 with an inaugural show on BBC One. The subsequent live performances are expected to commence shortly afterward.

Presently, Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman are the hosts of the series. Initially, Bruce Forsyth co-hosted the show with Tess Daly, but he stopped in 2014. Furthermore, Janette Manrara will make a return as the host of Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, joined by the previous series’ runner-up, Fleur East, who was introduced as the new co-host after Rylan Clark’s departure in April 2023. {BBC}

Professional dancers:

In April 2023, the BBC made an announcement outlining the return of a roster of professional dancers for the 21st season. Those slated to make a comeback include Dianne Buswell, Nadiya Bychkova, Vito Coppola, Graziano Di Prima, Amy Dowden, Carlos Gu, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, Nikita Kuzmin, Gorka Márquez, Luba Mushtuk, Lauren Oakley, Giovanni Pernice, Jowita Przystał, Johannes Radebe, Michelle Tsiakkas, Kai Widdrington, and Nancy Xu. These accomplished dancers are all set to rejoin the series for its next installment.

Celebrity Contestants:

Quick Info regarding Strictly Come Dancing ( Season 21):

  • Genre: Dance talent show
  • Created by: Fenia Vardanis, Richard Hopkins, Karen Smith
  • Hosted by: Tess Daly, Claudia Winkleman
  • Developed by: Karen Smith
  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom
  • Original network: BBC One
  • Release date: September 2023
  • No. of series: 21
  • Production company: BBC Studios
  • Production locations: BBC Television Centre (2004–2012), Blackpool Tower (2004, 2009–2011, 2013–2019, 2022–), Wembley Arena (2011–2012), and Elstree Studios (2013–)

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