Kylie, Mark Ronson and YEBBA to perform on Strictly Come Dancing launch show


Kylie will open up the Strictly Come Dancing’s 2019 series, it’s been announced.

Strictly returns to BBC One in September for its 17th series.

In the launch show, Queen of Pop Kylie Minogue will perform a show-stopping medley of some of her biggest hits, alongside a dazzling routine from Strictly’s professional dancers.

The opening episode will see Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman roll out the red carpet for the class of 2019.

The star-studded line up will then head to the Strictly ballroom for the very first time, ready to find out which professional dancer they’ll be paired with on their journey towards the famous Glitter Ball trophy.

New judge Motsi Mabuse will join Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Shirley Ballas, as they get their first peek at 2019’s star-studded line up plus all four judges are set to perform with the professional dancers in an unmissable group number.

The launch show will also see the celebrities take to the floor for the very first time in a spectacular group dance, as well as a musical performance from Academy Award Winner Mark Ronson and Grammy Award Winning YEBBA.

The line up of Strictly Come Dancing 2019 celebrities was confirmed by the BBC earlier this year.

The 2019 cast are made up of names including TV legend Anneka Rice, social media star Saffron Barker, Corrie star Catherine Tyldesley, BBC Sports presenter Mike Bushell and CBBC presenter Karim Zeroual.

Joining them on the Strictly line up are Radio 1 DJ Dev Griffin, RuPaul Drag Race’s Michelle Visage, Paralympic champion Will Bayley, and footballer and presenter Alex Scott.

They’re joined by England international goalkeeper David James, stand up comedian Chris Ramsey and EastEnders’ actress Emma Barton.

Completing the line up are Made In Chelsea’s Jamie Laing, Viscountess Emma Weymouth and gold medal winning Olympian James Cracknell.