Strictly Come Dancing Season 20 Episode 01 Description
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the first live show of Strictly Come Dancing 2022. Back with a bang, the series opens with a glittering group routine from our professional dancers and four incredible judges, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke and Shirley Ballas.
Fifteen celebrities and their Strictly partners have been perfecting their routines in the training room and are hoping to wow our panel and you at home with their first live performance of the series. There is no public vote, but the judges still have their paddles. Their scores tonight will be carried over to next week, when viewers will have their chance to vote for their favourite couple. Get ready to tell your feather step from your fleckerl – Strictly is back!
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Strictly Come Dancing Show Summary
Strictly Come Dancing (informally known as Strictly) is a British television dance contest in which celebrities partner with professional dancers to compete in mainly ballroom and Latin dance. Each couple is scored by a panel of judges. The title of the show is a continuation of the long-running series Come Dancing, with an allusion to the film Strictly Ballroom. The format has been exported to 60 other countries—under the title Dancing with the Stars—licensed by BBC Worldwide, and led to a modern dance-themed spin-off Strictly Dance Fever. The Guinness World Records has named Strictly to be the world’s most successful reality television format. The series is currently presented by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.
The series has been broadcast on BBC One since 15 May 2004, typically on Saturday evenings with a following Sunday night results show. From series 2 onwards, the show has been broadcast in the run up to Christmas. With its high viewing figures, Strictly Come Dancing has become a significant programme on British television. Eighteen stand-alone Christmas specials and nineteen charity specials have also been produced. Since the fourth series, the show has aired in high definition.
In April 2014, Sir Bruce Forsyth announced his retirement from presenting the main series. While intending to return as host for each Children in Need and Christmas special, he only did so for the Christmas special in 2014 and the Children in Need specials in 2014 and 2015. He recorded a video message for the 2015 Christmas special as he was unable to appear due to illness. Forsyth died on 18 August 2017, aged 89.