Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing (informally known as Strictly) is a British dance contest show in which celebrities partner with professional dancers to compete in mainly ballroom and Latin dance. Each couple is scored by a panel of usually 4 judges. The title of the show is a continuation of the long-running series Come Dancing. 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 named Strictly to be the world's most successful reality television format in 2010.[8] The series is currently presented by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman. Bruce Forsyth co-presented the series with Daly until 2014.

Strictly Come Dancing
GenreDance talent show
Created by
Developed byKaren Smith
Presented by
Narrated byAlan Dedicoat
Theme music composer
  • Dan McGrath[5]
  • Josh Phillips[6]
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series20
No. of episodes366
Executive producers
  • Karen Smith (2004–2006)
  • Sam Donnelly (2007–2009)
  • Moira Ross (2010–2011)
  • Glenn Coomber (2012)
  • Andrea Hamilton (2012)
  • Louise Rainbow (2013–2018)
  • Sarah James (2019–present)
Production locations
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30–120 minutes
Production companyBBC Studios
Original networkBBC One
Picture format576i (2004–2006)
HDTV 1080i (2007–)
Audio format
Original release15 May 2004 (2004-05-15) 

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.[9] Eighteen stand-alone Christmas specials and nineteen charity specials have also been produced.

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