Strictly Come Dancing 2019 start time, line up of celebrities, judges and pro dancers

All about Strictly 2019 tonight, contestants and new judges

Here’s all you need to know about tonight’s Strictly Come Dancing 2019 as the live shows continue.


From the Strictly Come Dancing 2019 cast line up of celebrities to when the latest live shows start on TV tonight and who are this year’s judges, we’ve got you covered.

Who’s on Strictly Come Dancing 2019?

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

They include England international goalkeeper David James, stand up comedian Chris Ramsey and EastEnders’ actress Emma Barton. More confirmed Strictly celebs are 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 Viscountess Emma Weymouth, RuPaul Drag Race’s Michelle Visage, Paralympic champion Will Bayley, and footballer and presenter Alex Scott. Completing the line up are Emmerdale’s Kelvin Fletcher, Radio 1 DJ Dev Griffin, TV legend Anneka Rice and gold medal winning Olympian James Cracknell.

First to be eliminated in last week’s results show was James.

When is Strictly Come Dancing on tonight?

The Strictly Come Dancing live shows are back TONIGHT – Saturday, October 5 – from 7:10PM on BBC One running until 9:20PM.


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The second results show of the series will air Sunday at 7:15PM.

Strictly’s live shows will then continue weekly on Saturday and Sunday nights with the final on December 14, as Strictly audience tickets are made available.

Strictly Come Dancing pros

The full line up of Strictly Come Dancing 2019 pros were announced earlier this year.

2019 sees the departure of Pasha Kovalev who announced his exit previously in 2019 “to find a new challenge”, while new pro Nancy Xu joins the line up.

Pasha said: “I’ve had 8 fantastic years, full of wonderful memories, thanks to the incredible partners, professionals and myriad of behind the scenes teams who all work to make Strictly the amazing production that it is.

Making up the male pros for 2019 are AJ Pritchard, Aljaž Škorjanec, Anton Du Beke, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Graziano Di Prima, Johannes Radebe, Kevin Clifton and Neil Jones.


Alongside new pro Nancy, the female dancers are Amy Dowden, Dianne Buswell, Janette Manrara, Karen Clifton, Katya Jones, Luba Mushtuk, Nadiya Bychkova and Oti Mabuse.

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 judges

This year will see a new addition to the Strictly Come Dancing judging line up.

Earlier this year, ballet dancer Darcey Bussell made the surprise announcement that she was leaving Strictly Come Dancing after seven years.

She’ll be replaced by Motsi Mabuse, the South African-born former German Latin Champion and South African Champion.

Motsi, who is sister to Strictly pro Oti, said: “I am absolutely overjoyed to be joining the Strictly judging panel. I have so much respect and admiration for the other three judges and hope to add my own bit of sparkle to the show. I can’t wait to get started!”


Motsi will join Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and head judge Shirley Ballas on the new Strictly Come Dancing panel.

Meanwhile, Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman are back as hosts.