Strictly Come Dancing Season 21 is the twenty-first season of the popular dancing show, where celebrities perform in various ballroom routines and compete for the Glitterball Trophy. The season started on September 16, 2023, and will run for 13 weeks on BBC One .

The hosts for this season are Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, who are both returning from the previous season. The judges for this season are Shirley Ballas, Anton Du Beke, Craig Revel Horwood, and Motsi Mabuse, who are all returning from the previous season. The professional dancers for this season are 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.

The season features 15 celebrity contestants , who are paired up with professional dancers. The contestants are:

  • Amanda Abbington
  • Angela Rippon CBE
  • Layton Williams
  • Krishnan Guru-Murthy
  • Eddie Kadi
  • Angela Scanlon
  • Zara McDermott
  • Adam Thomas
  • Nikita Kanda
  • Ellie Leach
  • Jody Cundy CBE
  • Bobby Brazier
  • Nigel Harman
  • Annabel Croft

The contestants perform in various dance styles and challenges throughout the series. They also face different rounds , such as the Main Show , the Dance Off , the Trio Challenge , the Quickstep Challenge , the Samba Challenge , the Paso Doble Challenge , and the Cha Cha Challenge . The contestants also have to deal with various twists and turns , such as the return of the Golden Power of Veto , the Double Eviction , and the Battle Back competition . The contestants also have to face their fears in a special episode called Face Your Fears .

The season also features some surprises and guest stars , such as Jessie Ware performing one of her songs in the ballroom , Shirley Ballas returning to mentor one of the couples , and Les Dennis making a comeback after a long absence .

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Strictly Come Dancing Season 21 Episode 21 Description The week of the musicals special has arrived, and it opens with a beautiful My Fair Lady group number from our professional dancers. Our remaining couples will take to the ballroom floor, with more incredible routines inspired by the world of musical theatre. Who will steal the […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Season 21 Episode 22 Description This week’s results show opens with our professional dancers performing a dazzling routine inspired by Chorus Line, and also features music from Joss Stone singing This Time from the brand new musical The Time Traveller’s Wife. Will your votes at home change the musicals week leaderboard? The […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Season 21 Episode 23 Description It’s the semi-final, with our couples performing twice in their bid to make it through to the grand final. It will be the most challenging week yet for our celebrities as they master two brand new routines, hoping to wow the judges and win your votes at […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Season 21 Episode 24 Description The final results show of 2023 opens with a fantastic group number from our Strictly professionals and an incredible music performance from Take That. Your votes at home have never been more important as you are choosing your Strictly Come Dancing 2023 finalists. The two couples with […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Season 21 Episode 25 Description It’s the grand final of Strictly Come Dancing 2023. After 12 weeks of competition, we have our finalists, and one of them will lift the Glitterball Trophy tonight. Join Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman as our remaining couples perform three incredible routines in a bid to be […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Season 21 Episode 16 Description The results show opens with a beautiful Remembrance Sunday routine from the professional dancers and a very special music performance from Andrea and Virginia Bocelli. The two couples with the lowest combined judges score and viewer vote will have to face each other in the dance-off. Who […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Season 21 Episode 01 Description Launch Show Strictly Come Dancing is back! Join Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman alongside judges Shirley Ballas, Anton Du Beke, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse as 15 brand new celebrities are welcomed to the Strictly ballroom. Back with a bang are our professional dancers, with three […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Season 21 Episode 17 Description The time has arrived for the Strictly Blackpool Special, live from the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom. We celebrate our annual trip to the home of ballroom dancing with an incredible opening routine from our Strictly cast, before our remaining couples take to the most famous sprung floor […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Season 21 Episode 02 Description Tess and Claud are back with the first live show of Strictly Come Dancing 2023, and it opens with a stunning group performance from our professional dancers showing the brand new cast how it’s done. Our 15 couples perform live for the first time, hoping to impress […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Season 21 Episode 18 Description It’s back to the Blackpool Tower for the results show. Our professional dancers open the show with a fantastic group number, and Madness perform in the ballroom. At this stage of the competition, no-one wants to go home. Who will the judges save for another week? Strictly […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Season 21 Episode 03 Description The 15 new couples return live to the Strictly ballroom and perform to keep their place in the competition. The week one leaderboard stands as the judges scores have been carried over from last week, and at the end of the show, the public vote will open […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Season 21 Episode 19 Description As Strictly Come Dancing approaches the business end of the competition, the couples have more to do than ever to secure their place in the quarter-final Musicals Special. Expectations are high for the judges, so join Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman for another weekend of fantastic ballroom […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Season 21 Episode 04 Description It’s the first results show of the series, and it opens with an incredible group number medley in tribute to the iconic Tina Turner. The routine guest-stars Beverley Knight, Laura Mvula & Fleur East alongside our professional dancers. The 15 couples will find out the result of […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Season 21 Episode 20 Description The show opens with a Hollywood glam-inspired routine from our professional dancers, with Texas performing in the ballroom. Our couples can do no more. How have your votes at home changed the leaderboard? With a place in the Musicals Special quarter-final up for grabs, the dance-off is […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Season 21 Episode 05 Description The magic of the movies comes to the Strictly ballroom as the show opens with a beautiful routine by our professional dancers celebrating 100 years of Disney. Taking inspiration from movie blockbusters, iconic animations and timeless classics, our couples are all hoping to impress the judges and […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Season 21 Episode 06 Description Movie Week continues. Opening the results show, our professional dancers take us on a visit to Barbie Land, and the incredible Madison Beer performs in the ballroom. Two couples will face each other in the Movie Week dance-off. Who will the judges save, and who will leave […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Season 21 Episode 07 Description It’s week four of the competition, and our remaining couples are back on the ballroom floor, dancing for your votes at home. Hoping to impress the judges and land in an enviable position on the leader board is only half the story. Your votes will decide the […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Season 21 Episode 08 Description The results show opens with a beautiful love story from our professional dancers, and the incredible Beverley Knight performs in the ballroom. Our couples’ fate hangs in the balance, as your votes at home decide who will be in the bottom two. Which two couples will be […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Season 21 Episode 09 Description Join Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman live from the Strictly Ballroom as our remaining couples take to the floor with more brand new, spectacular routines. With a place at next week’s Halloween Special up for grabs, expect our celebrities to pull out all the stops to impress […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Season 21 Episode 10 Description Tonight’s results show opens with a 60s Fosse-inspired number from our Strictly professionals and a music performance from Bastille. Sadly, one couple’s time on Strictly will come to an end as the two couples with the lowest combined judges’ score and viewer vote will face each other […]