Gethin Jones replaces an unwell Zoe Ball on Strictly’s It Takes Two

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Tonight’s (October 2) episode of It Takes Two will be presented by Strictly favourite Gethin Jones.

He steps in for Zoe Ball who is unwell, the BBC has said.

Gethin will be joined by Will and Janette, Alex and Neil, and Dev and Dianne for tonight’s show.

Ian Waite will also be at the studio as usual, as Waite’s Warm Up gets Strictly fans ready for the weekend.

It Takes Two returns to BBC One at 5.15pm.

This year’s It Takes Two sees a number of changes to the spin-off show.


The weekday sister show to Strictly is airing weeknight as usual but for the first time ever, Strictly superfan Rylan Clark- Neal will be presenting the popular teatime show alongside regular host Zoe Ball.

Rylan will present on Mondays and Tuesdays, with Zoe returning to host Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Both Zoe and Rylan will present It Take Two’s hour-long special on Fridays, filmed in front of a live studio audience and joined by extra special guests.

Speaking ahead of the show’s launch last week, Zoe said: “It’s like going back to school, returning to our mad little family. It’s a joy. And we’ve also got a new kid in town with Rylan – he’s going to liven things up, he’ll be an absolute scream. It’s extra special this year.

“Now I’m surrounded by tall handsome men! With Rylan to the left of me and Ian Waite to the right, it’s not a bad place to be! It also feels like it’s meant to be – when I took over the breakfast show on Radio 2, Rylan took over my show!”


Due to the 2019 World Athletics Championships, It Takes Two will air on BBC One for the first two weeks at a slightly earlier time of 5.15pm.

The show will then move back to its usual home on BBC Two 6.30pm Monday –Thursday and 6pm Fridays.