Strictly Come Dancing: The popular BBC show returns in the autumn [BBC]
During August, the star-studded line-up for Strictly Come Dancing was revealed with the likes of This Morning host Ruth Langsford, JLS’ Aston Merrygold and EastEnders’ Davood Ghadami all set to give in to the glitter.
We won’t know who the celebrities are partnered with until the launch show, which is expected to be either the first or second Saturday in September, but we do officially know the date of the first week of the competition.
On Thursday, the BBC opened up the ticket ballot for fans of the show to try their luck in bagging a pair of tickets to the most glamorous TV show in town.
The webpage form shows that the first live show is on Saturday 23 September, which breaks away from the trend of previous years with week one being spread over a Friday and a Saturday.
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The glitzy broadcast will air weekly from its usual location Elstree Studios, taking a trip up to Blackpool Tower Ballroom on Saturday 18 November.
On Saturday 16 December, one celebrity from this year’s crop will be crowned this year’s champion and get their hands on the glitterball.
They will take the title from sports broadcaster Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton, who won the show last year.
Ore and Joanne – who has since left the show – will perform their winning routine for once last time towards the beginning of the series.
This Morning: Ruth Langsford was horrified to learn her Strictly Come Dancing odds [ITV]
Hoping for glory this series, the 15 celebrities are already in training for their dancing debuts – but the bookies have already cast aspersions on whose time on the floor may be short.
Eamonn Holmes was horrified to learn that his wife Ruth was the least likely to waltz to glory at just 66/1.
On Tuesday’s episode of the magazine show they present, Eamonn was gobsmacked by what he had read in the newspaper about the dancing programme’s line-up.
Aghast, the host said: “This is the odds darling, you are the least favourite but that could get the sympathy vote. There is Ruthie at 66/1. The worst of anybody taking part.
This Morning: Eamonn Holmes launched into a furious rant about Ruth Langsford’s chances on Strictly Come Dancing [ITV]
“They’re talking tosh. Some of these odds are laughable, laughable, I’m looking here.”
Surprised, Ruth pointed out that she “is the oldie” but her husband was already on an impassioned rant as he turned his words into a rally cry.
To apply for tickets, follow this link to go to the BBC website. Good luck!