What time is Strictly Come Dancing on tonight? Start time and spoilers from the final

When does Strictly Come Dancing 2017 start on TV tonight?

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The Strictly Come Dancing 2017 final is on TV tonight night as the celebs dance in the semi-finals.

But when does Strictly Come Dancing start tonight, who are the celebs and how does the show all work? Here's all you need to know.

September saw the launch show as this year's celebrity contestants were partnered up with their pro dancers.

Last week saw the latest elimination and now the competition is on as the winner of Strictly 2017 is crowned TONIGHT!

Who are the Strictly Come Dancing couples?

The Strictly 2017 pairs left in the competition include and Alexandra Burke & Gorka Marquez.

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More confirmed pairings from the launch show are Debbie McGee, & Giovanni Pernice and Gemma Atkinson & Aljaž Škorjanec.

Finally, rounding off the current pairs are Joe McFadden & Katya Jones.

Chizzy Akudolu & Pasha Kovalev were the first celeb couple to leave before Reverend Richard Coles & Dianne Buswell left and then Charlotte Hawkins & Brendan Cole went home.

Brian Conley & Amy Dowden were next to go before Simon Rimmer & Karen Clifton left. Aston Merrygold & Janette Manrara were then voted out before Ruth and and Anton were eliminated.

Jonnie Peacock & Oti Mabuse left in the Blackpool special before Susan Calman & Kevin Clifton went home. Davood Ghadami & Nadiya Bychkova were then voted off before Mollie King & AJ Pritchard left last week.

SPOILERS! You can see all of tonight's Strictly songs and dances here!

What time is Strictly Come Dancing live on tonight ?

The last of this year's Strictly Come Dancing live shows airs tonight Saturday, December 16 from 6:30PM.

It's the FINAL and the results will be the same night, with a marathon show running to 9PM when the winner will be crowned.

Meanwhile, BBC Two spin-off It Takes Two continues Monday-Thursday at 6:30PM and Friday nights at 6PM.

How do the live shows work?

The couples will dance three routines - their favourite, the judges' choice, and a spectacular show-dance - in a bid to win the viewers' votes and the 2017 Glitter Ball trophy.

The judges - Shirley Ballas, Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli - will score each couple, but it is for guidance only as viewer’s votes alone will decide which couple will take home the Glitter Ball Trophy.

There will be no eliminations, with all four celebs dancing to the end where the winner will be announced.

As well as all this, there will be spectacular group performances, magical musical moments and a host of other special surprises as the curtain comes down on another memorable series of dancefloor drama.

Musical guest stars include Ed Sheeran.

How do I get tickets to watch Strictly Come Dancing?

To get tickets for Strictly Come Dancing, check out the BBC website HERE. Tickets are given out randomly to those signed up on the mailing list. Good luck!

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You can also get tickets for Strictly's Christmas special alongside the other live shows by following the above link.

When is the Strictly Come Dancing final?

The Strictly Come Dancing 2017 final will air on Saturday, December 16.

The one episode will run between 6:30PM and 9PM.

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