What time does Strictly Come Dancing 2019 start? Launch show on TV tonight!

When is Strictly Come Dancing on tonight? Strictly 2019 start time

The Strictly Come Dancing 2019 launch day is here – what time does the show start on TV tonight?


The Strictly Come Dancing 2019 launch date will take this weekend on BBC One – here’s all you need to know.

What time is Strictly Come Dancing on TV?

As always, Strictly will start with a pre-recorded first episode which was filmed at the end of August.

It’s been confirmed that the launch will air TONIGHT on Saturday, September 7 on BBC One. The start time will be 7.10PM.

The opening show will be introducing us to the celebrities and pro dancers and seeing them paired up.

There will also be a group dance from the professionals and a first group number from this year’s celebrity line up, plus musical guests including Kylie Minogue and Mark Ronson.

The live shows will begin a couple of weeks later on Saturday, September 21. They’ll run on Saturday nights through until December.


Strictly Come Dancing tickets

In order to be in with the chance of watching this year’s Strictly Come Dancing line up of celebs perform in person, you need to apply via the BBC’s ticket website.

Currently, applications are being accepted for the live shows by CLICKING HERE.

You can apply for a maximum of two tickets per each live show, filmed at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, as well as the upcoming launch show events.

Strictly 2019 line up

Those on the Strictly Come Dancing cast this year include former England footballer David James, stand up comedian Chris Ramsey and EastEnders star Emma Barton.

They’re joined by social media star and YouTuber Saffron Barker, Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley, BBC Breakfast’s sports presenter Mike Bushell and CBBC presenter Karim Zeroual.

Also on the Strictly line up are TV legend Anneka Rice, Viscountess Emma Weymouth, RuPaul Drag Race’s Michelle Visage, Paralympic champion Will Bayley, and footballer and presenter Alex Scott.

Completing the line up are Radio 1 DJ Dev Griffin and gold medal winning Olympian James Cracknell.


However Made In Chelsea’s Jamie Laing has been ruled out of the competition after suffering an injury.

Strictly Come Dancing airs on BBC One.