WE now know who the line-up for Strictly Come Dancing is as the dancing hopefuls took part in the launch in London on August 26.
But unfortunately we won’t get to watch the glitzy affair until the show is back on our screens on September 7. Find out below how you can watch the hopefuls shimmy their stuff on the dancefloor…
When was the Strictly Come Dancing 2019 launch show?
The Strictly Come Dancing launch was filmed on Bank Holiday Monday – August 26, 2019 at Elstree Studios.
But Celebrity contestants are yet to find out which professional dancer they are going to be paired with for the duration of the competition.
The launch show involved a group dance showcase between the celebrities and professionals, as well as live music from a number of special guests.
Dancing pro Motsi Mabuse begun her role as a judge – replacing Darcey Bussell for the 17th series.
But we won’t get to watch the launch until September 7.
Can I apply to be in the audience at the Strictly Come Dancing 2019 launch show?
Unfortunately, the launch has been and gone!
Strictly operates a random draw policy to ensure the allocation of tickets is as fair as possible.
If you did end up winning tickets for the launch, it means you will NOT be eligible to apply for the live shows due to their popular demand.
Applicants could apply for a maximum of two tickets for the launch show and could only do it once.
The minimum age for attendees is 14-years-old and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration for tickets for the launch show remained open until 10pm on Monday, August 5, 2019.
You can apply to the weekly LIVE performance shows at the BBC website here.
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When does Strictly Come Dancing 2019 start?
Strictly Come Dancing is returning for its 17th series on BBC One this September.
On Friday, 23, July, it was revealed via a social post on the Strictly account that the official Strictly start date will be Saturday, September 7, 2019.
The news was accompanied by a short trailer which showed the professional dancers posing in glitzy outfits and trying to out perform each other.
It kicked off with the red carpet launch on Monday, August 26, 2019.
There after the main show will air live on Saturday evenings with the results the following day on Sundays.
You can get the FULL celebrity line-up here.