• Strictly Come Dancing reveals show's launch date and exciting music guests

    All fifteen celebrity contestants for this year's Strictly Come Dancing series have been revealed and loyal fans are just waiting on one very important moment – the show's launch episode. Well, Strictly viewers don't have to wait any longer because the special day has been revealed – and it's very, very soon. On 8 September, just two weeks away from now, presenters Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will roll out the red carpet to welcome the star-studded celebrity class of 2018 as they begin their new adventure in Strictly Come Dancing: The Launch. On the big night, all the stars will

  • Strictly Come Dancing confirm devastating news for fans

    Strictly Come Dancing fans are getting ready for the first show of this year's series in just two weeks time, which will see the celebrity contestants make their grand entrance into the famous ballroom to find out their professional dance partner. Many viewers have been hoping to see Neil Jones take centre stage this year and get paired up, but on Saturday, he confirmed that he will be remaining as a backing dancer. Remaining upbeat about the decision, Neil uploaded a short video on Instagram putting the rumours to rest. He said: "Hi guys. So we have had a

  • Exclusive! Brendan Cole has a very exciting announcement involving Strictly Come Dancing

    In an exclusive interview and photoshoot, former Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole has announced that he will be writing a weekly column on the new series of the BBC One dance show for HELLO! magazine online. Brendan will be giving his verdict on everything from the judges' comments to the performances of celebrity contestants. "It’s really nice to be joining HELLO!. I’ll be open, honest, frank and positive," he said. And he added that he is looking forward to bringing his own opinions to the table – opinions which may clash with those of the Strictly judges. Brendan Cole