Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor to avoid clashing on Saturday nights

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Good news for fans of both The X Factor and Strictly, the two shows won't clash this weekend.

Saturday night will see Strictly's first live show and the start of the X Factor's six chair challenge.

For now at least, the two channels seem to be playing nicely with one another as Strictly begins at 6:30PM on BBC One while The X Factor starts at 8PM, right after Strictly ends.

It is in fact Strictly's second live show of the week with the first half on Friday night at 9PM as usual, with the celebrities' first dances being split over the two episodes.

However with no elimination, it'll mean for a much longer show come next Saturday when they all dance together and so we may see an overlap with The X Factor's judges' houses stage.

As for The X Factor this weekend, it'll also be hosting two shows with the second no Sunday night, with any Strictly results show, as the top 24 contestants are confirmed.

This week will be the second time that The X Factor and Strictly have gone head to head on Saturday nights with the last time seeing the BBC series beat the ITV show by a million viewers in the ratings.

However the gap shrunk by more than half once catch up viewers were included as Strictly's led dropped to 400,000 viewers.

Anyway, here is the schedule for this weekend:

Friday: Strictly Come Dancing, 9PM-10PM - Six couples dance

Saturday: Strictly Come Dancing, 6:30PM-8PM - Nine couples dance
Saturday: The X Factor, 8PM-9:30PM - First half of Six Chair Challenge

Sunday: The X Factor, 7PM-9PM - Second half of Six Chair Challenge

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