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Now YOU can be on Strictly!

The BBC has announced a new show, The People's Strictly, which will see deserving members of the public be tutored by the series' regular professionals and compete in the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom, in aid of Comic Relief.

The four-part series will be on BBC One next year, leading up to Red Nose Day in March 2015. It will feature six inspirational but everyday heroes and heroines, who have been nominated to take part by their family and friends.

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Strictly wins X Factor ratings war

Strictly Come Dancing has won its first head-to-head clash of 2014 with rival the X Factor with 800,000 more viewers, according to overnight figures.

The launch edition of the BBC One dance show on Sunday night (September 7) had an average audience of 8.4 million who tuned in to see Sir Bruce Forsyth bow out and the celebrities meet their professional partners.

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SCD 12 - Pairings

The celebrities of Strictly Come Dancing series 12 have met their partners. They now have 3 weeks to learn their first dance before the first show on Friday 26th September.

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Strictly celebs meet their pro partners

So, the rumours were true… Bruce Forsyth did make a return to Strictly Come Dancing as the 12th series launched. But he didn’t stay long because the first night was really all about the celebrity dancers meeting their professional partners for the first time…

The dance competition’s new co-hosts, Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, introduced the 15 celebrities to their ballroom dancing partners, who then swept the celebs up the stairs and off for some serious training.

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Sir Bruce Forsyth bows out from Strictly

Sir Bruce Forsyth has taken part in a special routine on Sunday's Strictly Come Dancing to mark his departure as one of the show's main hosts.

Sir Bruce led a "flashmob" dance in the first episode of the new series before handing over to new presenting duo Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman. The veteran host stood down at the end of the last series because he wanted to leave "the rigours" of live TV behind.

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Ola Jordan ordered to stop criticising Strictly

Furious BBC bosses have rapped Strictly star Ola Jordan who publicly criticised the hit show for making contestants strip off. The dancer lashed out last week saying that the celebrities were uncomfortable wearing such raunchy outfits.

Ola, 31, was given a stern warning that she must not speak out of turn again or she’d be out – and insiders say she will be given a no-hoper partner as punishment. She almost didn’t return for her ninth stint on the show after bosses axed fellow professional dancer – husband James, 36.

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Brucie bows out with one last dance

New Strictly hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly look reluctant to let go of Sir Bruce Forsyth as he says farewell on tonight’s launch show. The veteran presenter, 86, announced his exit from the dancing contest after last year’s series but joined his replacements for a glittering “handover ceremony” – and one of his trademark dance routines.

Sir Bruce performs a “flashmob” tap dance sequence alongside the show’s pro dancers to the tune of 1977 hit I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet by disco outfit Gonzales.
And he finds time for one final pose before bowing out and leaving Tess, 45, and Claudia, 42, to take the reins of the flagship entertainment show.
 

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Rachel Riley 'secretly dating Pasha Kovalev

Countdown beauty Rachel Riley is secretly dating her former Strictly partner Pasha Kovalev. Blonde Rachel is said to have fallen "head over heels" for her old Strictly partner and has been dating the hunk since the summer.

The 28-year-old's 16-month marriage to Jamie Gilbert broke down during the hit BBC show but new lover Pasha has insisted the couple didn't get together until Rachel was single. Speaking to The Sun on Sunday Pasha confirmed the pair were a couple, adding they fell in love AFTER Rachel's short marriage crumbled.

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Pictured: Strictly 2014 contestants get glamorous

The contestants for the celebrity dancing show have been unveiled and we see them get into costume ahead of launch night. These are the 15 famous faces who’ll be putting some sparkle back into Saturday nights from this weekend.

The new crop of Strictly Come Dancing contestants range from young mum Frankie Bridge, 25, who’s looking for support from footballer husband Wayne, to 61-year-old auctioneer Tim Wonnacott who hopes he won’t be going, going, gone on the first show.

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Full Strictly celebrity line-up confirmed

The complete line-up for this year's Strictly Come Dancing series has been revealed ahead of the BBC One talent show's launch night on 6 September.

Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace, Bargain Hunt's Tim Wonnacott and Mrs Brown's Boys actress Jennifer Gibney join 12 other celebrities previously announced. They include pop stars Pixie Lott and Frankie Bridge, DJ Scott Mills and Judy Murray, mother of tennis player Andy.

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Welcome Caroline Flack!

The BBC are pleased to confirm Caroline Flack will be the twelfth celebrity taking part in this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Caroline confirmed the news live on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show this morning when she popped in for a chat with fellow Strictly Come Dancing contestant Scott Mills. As one of the UK’s best known TV presenters, Caroline over the years has hosted a variety of programmes including ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get me out of Here Now!’, ‘The Xtra Factor’ and ‘Gladiators’.

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Pixie Lott joins Strictly line-up

Pixie Lott has joined the line-up for Strictly Come Dancing 2014. The pop star was unveiled this afternoon in a special Vine on Twitter as the eleventh celebrity to compete for the coveted glitterball trophy.

Lott joins Scott Mills, Judy Murray, Frankie Bridge, Mark Wright, Simon Webbe, Jake Wood and more on the upcoming twelfth series of the BBC1 dance contest.

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Scott Mills joins Strictly

Scott confirmed the news live on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast show this morning with Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood in the studio, completely surprising fellow presenter Chris Stark with the announcement.

Award-winning Scott has been entertaining the nation on BBC Radio 1 for over 15 years and is one of the longest-serving and most popular presenters on the network. He currently hosts the weekday early afternoon show on the station from 1pm to 4pm and the weekly Official Chart Update show.

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Steve Backshall set for Strictly

BAFTA-winning British naturalist, author and television presenter Steve Backshall is our latest Strictly signing. He made the announcement this morning on BBC Breakfast.Steve is a best known for CBBC’s popular flagship wildlife programme, ‘Deadly 60’, in which he tracks down 60 of the world’s deadliest animals.

Throughout his career, Steve has undertaken death-defying confrontations with some of nature’s fiercest creatures; he’s been diving with great white sharks, caught a king cobra, handled a red back spider and been bitten by crocodiles.

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EastEnders’ Jake Wood joins Strictly

EastEnders actor Jake Wood is the latest celebrity name to be confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2014. Best known for playing Albert Square’s notorious bad boy and womaniser, Max Branning, Jake’s character has been at the centre of a series of big storylines over the past eight years.

Max has had an affair with his son’s girlfriend, been through years of emotional turmoil with wife Tanya, coped with an alcoholic daughter and was devastated by the death of his son Bradley. His current storyline sees him involved with the Lucy Beale murder investigation. Away from Albert Square, Jake’s real life couldn’t be more different from that of his character. He’s a family man with two children and in his spare time, he enjoys rock-climbing, running, cycling and boxing.

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Bruce Forsyth to make Strictly return

Bruce Forsyth is set to make a surprise return to the new series of Strictly Come Dancing next month. The 86-year-old star – who stepped down after 11 years – is likely to be seen handing over the glitter ball to former co-host Tess Daly. An insider said: “It will be a symbolic ceremony. And knowing Bruce, it will be sure to involve a nifty dance move or two.

"It’s great to have him back. He is such an iconic part of the show. “Also, having him on board will help the BBC go head to head in its annual ratings war with ITV’s The X Factor.”

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Mark Wright confirms he is taking part in Strictly

Mark Wright has signed up for Strictly Come Dancing. Yep, the former TOWIE star turned TV and radio presenter is the sixth contestant to reveal he's taking part in the celebrity dancing contest.

"Doing Strictly is going to be so completely different from anything I've done before. I'm the sort of guy who loves to bust out some moves at a party but I'm certainly not a natural dancer. Any of my friends would tell you that - they call me Markey no moves," he says.

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Anton du Beke guest stars on Doctors

Strictly Come Dancing's Anton du Beke talks to TV Times magazine about guest-starring in Doctors…

How do you feel about landing this guest role?
"It’s a bit of fun, isn’t it? I haven’t in actual fact watched it before, but now I’m going to be an avid viewer! I hear it’s great and has some good actors and guest stars. They had Lionel Blair on recently – there you are, showbiz in a glass!"

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Strictly Come Dancing 12 - Ticket Ballot

Grab your scorecards and dust off your dancing shoes, Strictly Come Dancing is back! Packed full of glitz, glamour, show stopping moves and more sequins than ever before, the fabulous 12th series is bringing back the sparkle to Saturday nights on BBC One.

The glamorous Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will host this BBC One Saturday night extravaganza, which this year will come live from Elstree Film and Television Studios with a one off special live from the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool. This year, as in previous years, we are operating a random draw to make the allocation of tickets as fair as possible.

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