Strictly It Takes Two 2023 start date revealed with Fleur East and Janette Manrara

Strictly Come Dancing spin-off It Takes Two is heading back to TV for 2023!

New co-host Fleur East will join Janette Manrara, who will return for her third series presenting the BBC Two show.

Former Strictly contestant Fleur said: “I’m so excited to officially join the Strictly family! I had such an amazing time on the show last year and so cannot wait to be talking to the celebs each week on It Takes Two.

Fleur East on Strictly Come Dancing. Credit: BBC/Ray Burmiston
Fleur East on Strictly Come Dancing. Credit: BBC/Ray Burmiston

“Being a Strictly fan, I’m excited to get all the behind-the-scenes exclusives on the show. I know exactly what the next lot of celebs will be going through. It’s an incredibly fun experience, but it’s tough!

“Hopefully, I can offer them a bit of support and a friendly face along the way. I’m so grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to get started!”

The new series of Strictly It Takes Two starts on TV on Monday, 25 September at 6:30PM on BBC Two and iPlayer. The series continues in the TV schedule every weekday.

Fleur takes over the co-hosting role from Rylan, who first began presenting the show in 2019 alongside Zoe Ball.

Janette said: “I’m home! I’m loving being back with the Strictly family, there’s really nothing like it!

“I am ready to get stuck into this year’s It Takes Two, especially with the addition of Fleur who I’m SO excited to work with. This year is sure to be an exceptional one, so I really can’t wait to get started.

Taking to social media earlier in 2023, Rylan told fans that he would not be a part of the team for this year’s series.

He said: “After 4 fantastic years it’s time for me to hang up my glittery jacket and say goodbye to It Takes Two I’ve had the best time hosting the show alongside Janette and Zoe and I can’t thank the amazing team enough for always putting on a great show.

“I’ve been welcomed into the strictly family and will firmly hold that title dear to me. The time has come for me to pass on the baton to someone else and explore what else life has for me.

“Thank you Strictly, you will always have my heart… and dancing feet.”

Meanwhile its been confirmed that Joanne Clifton will be back to front Choreography corner, this time she is tag-teaming with her brother Kevin Clifton.

The new series of Strictly Come Dancing will come to BBC One in the autumn.

It Takes Two airing week nights during the series on BBC Two, offering fans behind the scenes access to the contestants, professionals and judges.