The popular BBC program will return to live television in a month, with the official opening episode being scheduled to air on September 7. Additionally, the live audience from the pilot episode will return, according to Strictly Come Dancing. Oti Mabuse and Alja Korjanec, two well-known dancers, have now departed the show, and four new professionals will be joining. Due to Bruno Tonioli’s absence from the judging panel, there will also be significant long-term modifications. Fans who can’t wait to watch the holiday program will be delighted by the return of the family favorite. According to The Mirror, the season 20 premiere will be pre-recorded on September 7 so viewers may anticipate watching around the weekend of September 10.After serving as a judge for 18 years, Bruno recently chose to depart the competition. Due to COVID-19 travel limitations, which made it impossible for him to film Dancing with the Stars in the US at the same time, he hasn’t appeared in the last two seasons.
In response to a recent question about his decision, he said: “There is no hostility; it was a mutual decision with both of us stating, “Listen, this is not going to work like it used to.””
The Italian celebrity said, “I just couldn’t do the travelling anymore,” in an interview with The Daily Mail.
Instead, Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, and veteran industry mainstay Anton Du Beke will once again make up the judging panel.
The four members of the team from the previous year are thrilled to return for Anton’s second year of judging.
The addition of four new dancers to the forthcoming series has been confirmed.
Vito Coppola, the winner of the European Cup, Carlos Gu, the Chinese National Champion, Lauren Oakley, the former Under-21 British National Champion, and Michelle Tsiakkas, the Latin dance champion, will all be dancing on the renowned dancefloor next month.
It follows the departure of several professional dancers from Strictly during the last two years, including AJ Pritchard, Oti Mabuse, and Aljaz Skorjanec, who spent almost ten years on the program.
The BBC also included information in the announcement on how viewers can have a chance to see the Launch Show up close.
Tickets for the Launch Show will shortly be made available, the broadcaster announced on Tuesday.
“Dust off your dancing shoes, Strictly Come Dancing is back,” read a post.
The show will once again be broadcast live from Elstree Film and Television Studios, and it will be hosted by the incredibly attractive and talented Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.
Registration for the thrilling Launch Show, which is taping ahead of this year’s live performances on September 7, is now available.
You can apply for tickets to the Launch Show at any moment up to 10 p.m. on Sunday, August 7 if you want to, just as in years past.
Since there are only a few seats available in the studio and there is such a high demand for tickets,
Your eligibility for tickets is limited, so we are doing so.
There will be a limit of one pair per fan seeking to score tickets.
Tickets for the main series will be distributed in a separate random drawing and are not transferrable.