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Saturday, September 18, 2021


(Above: Group shot of “Strictly Come Dancing” professional dancers)

If you’re a fan of bold, British entertainment, the latest season of Strictly Come Dancing will be bringing the glitz, glamour, and even more glorious dancing to Sunday nights! Season 19 returns from Sunday September 26 at 19h00 on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120), as part of the channel’s new and exclusive line-up of must-watch programming for the whole family.

Get ready to release your inner ballroom dancer persona and immerse yourself in the latest season, which will see 15 new celebrity contestants, and their professional dance partners, take to the dance floor in the hopes of walking away with this year’s title and the glitter ball trophy.

Season 19 will be the first time in the competition’s history that there will be three South African professional dancers sashaying onto the dance floor. Pretoria-born Oti Mabuse, who is the current Strictly title holder for 2019 and 2020, Johannes Radebe; who was raised in Sasolburg, has won numerous dance titles including two-time Professional South African Latin Champion and three-time South African Amateur Latin Champion, and newcomer Cameron Lombard who hails from Cape Town and is the current Latin American Champion and represented South Africa at the World Latin Championships in Russia in 2019. Together, the trio will showcase the very best in South African dance talent on a world-class stage.

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman return as co-hosts this season and will be welcoming the star-studded celebrity class of 2021 as they begin their Strictly adventure.

British celebrities participating in this year’s competition range from competitive swimmer Adam Peaty, to TV presenters AJ Odudu, Tilly Ramsey and Rhys Stephenson, journalist and presenter Dan Walker, as well as actors Greg Wise, Nina Wadia, Katie McGlynn and Eastenders regular Rose Ayling-Ellis. Celebrity baker John Whaite joins comedians Judi Love and Robert Webb as well as businesswoman, entrepreneur and TV personality Sara Davies, musician Tom Fletcher and sports pundit and former Rugby Union player Ugo Monye to make up the contenders for this season.

‘Queen of Latin’ Shirley Ballas returns as head judge and joins legendary judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke as the fabulous four cast their eyes on the Season 19 hopefuls and score them weekly on their performances.

This year’s competition promises to be an entertaining and fun-filled glittery affair – so sit back and enjoy as the Strictly cast sweep you away with their perfectly (and sometimes, according to the judges, not so perfect) choreographed moves!

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If you’re a fan of dance shows then be sure to also watch the season finale of the intriguing dance guessing show, The Masked Dancer, which will air on Sunday September 19 at 19h00 on BBC Brit. The series features British celebrity contestants who perform unique dances, completely covered in extravagant costumes and masks, while the star panel vote on the best performances to decide who goes through to the next round all while trying to guess their true identities. The panel includes Oti Mabuse, British presenter Jonathan Ross, British comedian Mo Gilligan, and TV presenter Davina McCall. If you’ve missed any of the previous performances, you can find them on DStv Catch Up over the next 30 days.

BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) is the home to bold British entertainment with new and exclusive programming that can be enjoyed by the whole family