Strictly Come Dancing’s launch is postponed after the Queen’s demise

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Strictly Come Dancing’s launch present has been postponed till Friday September 23, following the demise of Queen Elizabeth II.

Initially scheduled to air on September 17, two days earlier than the monarch’s funeral, bosses have now confirmed the pre-recorded opener might be launched simply someday earlier than the primary dwell present on Saturday, September 24.

The UK was positioned in a interval of mourning on September 8 after Buckingham Palace introduced the Queen’s passing, with a lot of BBC’s schedule stuffed with rolling protection of occasions resulting in her funeral on September 19.

On maintain: Strictly Come Dancing’s launch present has been postponed till Friday September 23, following the demise of Queen Elizabeth II

Strictly launch present, which was filmed on September 7, will see this 12 months’s celeb contestants uncover their skilled companions for the primary time.

The {couples} have been in coaching forward of their debut efficiency, which might be a single day after the launch, in its deliberate slot on September 24.

Authorities steerage has acknowledged that leisure occasions are beneath no obligation to be cancelled or postponed events in the course of the mourning interval, although it has been closely urged as a mark of respect.

On hold: The launch show was originally scheduled to air on September 17, two days before the Queen's funeral, but will now be broadcast four days after the historic event

On maintain: The launch present was initially scheduled to air on September 17, two days earlier than the Queen’s funeral, however will now be broadcast 4 days after the historic occasion

Strictly’s launch was as a result of air simply two days earlier than the Queen’s funeral, on a day when 1000’s are anticipated to queue at Westminster Corridor to see Her Majesty mendacity in state.

This 12 months’s lineup consists of presenter Helen Skelton, 80s singer Matt Goss, actor Will Mellor, broadcaster Kaye Adams and Paralympics star Ellie Simmonds.

It comes only a week after the primary trailer for this 12 months’s Strictly was launched, displaying this 12 months’s skilled dancers 

Tragedy: Much of BBC's schedule is filled with rolling coverage of events leading to the Queen's funeral on September 19 following her death last week (pictured on September 6)

Tragedy: A lot of BBC’s schedule is stuffed with rolling protection of occasions resulting in the Queen’s funeral on September 19 following her demise final week (pictured on September 6)

This sequence has additionally seen the introduction of 4 new professionals, European cup winner Vito Coppola, Chinese language Nationwide Champion Carlos Gu, former Underneath 21 British Nationwide Champion Lauren Oakley and Latin dance champion Michelle Tsiakkas. 

This sequence would be the first in three years to be broadcast with out Covid measures, which compelled bosses to introduce restrictions together with ‘bubbles’ for coaching and restricted viewers numbers. 

Sequence 20 can even embody the return to the Blackpool Tower ballroom after a two-year break because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Coming soon: Strictly launch show, which was filmed on September 7, will see this year's celebrity contestants discover their professional partners for the first time

Coming quickly: Strictly launch present, which was filmed on September 7, will see this 12 months’s celeb contestants uncover their skilled companions for the primary time

The upcoming sequence of Strictly will see its stars rejoice 100 years of the BBC with a particular themed week this 12 months. 

To mark the centenary, the Strictly {couples} will both dance ‘to a theme tune from an iconic BBC programme or in tribute to one of many BBC’s most-loved companies’.

The anniversary present can also be set to characteristic two particular routines by the professionals – one will honour the BBC’s Pure Historical past Programming unit, whereas the opposite will see the dancers ‘crashing’ some flagship exhibits.

Rylan Clark and Janette Manrara will return to host the Strictly spin-off It Takes Two, which airs weekdays on BBC Two, that includes interviews with the {couples} and judges, together with behind the scenes clips and enjoyable segments. 

In the meantime, Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke will return to the judging panel, after Bruno Tonioli confirmed in July he had completely left the present.

Back: Meanwhile, Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke will return to the judging panel, after Bruno Tonioli confirmed in July he had permanently left the show

Again: In the meantime, Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke will return to the judging panel, after Bruno Tonioli confirmed in July he had completely left the present 

Bruno was unable to seem on the previous two sequence as a result of his filming commitments within the US and Covid restrictions, with former skilled Anton becoming a member of the panel in his place final 12 months.

Bruno instructed MailOnline that he had discovered juggling the British present and its American variant Dancing With The Stars exhibits too taxing, saying: ‘Properly I all the time will miss it, it is my household, however I imply we’ll all the time be pals and also you by no means know what is going on to occur.’

Strictly Come Dancing will return on Friday, September 23, adopted by the primary dwell present on September 24.

STRICTLY COME DANCING 2022: WHO ARE THE CONTESTANTS?

KYM MARSH

Age: 46

Occupation: Coronation Road star and presenter

Kym says: ‘I am so delighted that this 12 months they’ve! I am an enormous fan of the present and might’t consider I will go from watching at dwelling in my pyjamas to truly dancing in entrance of the judges in a glittery costume.’

RICHIE ANDERSON 

Age: 34

Occupation: Radio presenter 

Richie says: ‘This can be a dream come true! I can not wait to get in these sparkles and sequins and shimmy throughout essentially the most well-known dance flooring on the earth!’

ELLIE SIMMONDS 

Age: 27

Occupation: Former athlete 

Ellie says: ‘To be requested to be a part of the Strictly household is simply so thrilling and I can not wait, it is going to a lot enjoyable.’

TYLER WEST 

Age: 26

Occupation: Radio DJ

Tyler says: ‘It is a present which means a lot to me and my household and I am unable to wait to noticeably shake a leg on that shiny dance flooring… with a facet of sequins.’

ELLIE TAYLOR

 

Age: 38

Occupation: Comic

Ellie says: ‘Properly, cowl me in faux tan and roll me in sequins! I am completely over the moon to be part of Strictly 2022!’

TONY ADAMS MBE 

Age: 55 

Occupation: Retired footballer and supervisor

Tony says:  ‘To say I’m excited is an understatement – the lure of the sequins and the decision of the salsa has me swapping my battered previous soccer boots for a set of Strictly comfortable footwear’

  

JAMES BYE

Age: 38

Occupation: EastEnders actor

James says ‘I am not recognized for my shimmy or my twinkle toes – the truth is my youngsters frequently snort at my dad dancing however it’s an honour to be requested and I will give it my finest shot.’

HELEN SKELTON

 Age: 39

Occupation: TV and radio broadcaster

Helen says: ‘I am actually excited to get caught right into a enjoyable journey. My household and pals have all the time cherished the present and might’t watch for me to get began’

WILL MELLOR

Age: 46

Occupation: Actor

Will says: ‘I do know will probably be an enormous problem however that is what life is all about. That is additionally my Mum’s favorite present and she or he’s had a very powerful few years so I am doing that is for her as nicely. Deliver it on!’

 KAYE ADAMS 

 Age: 59 

Occupation: Tv presenter 

Kaye says: ‘I stated I needed to make the final 12 months of my fifties memorable and i am unable to consider a greater manner of doing it than displaying the world my two left ft. Pray for me!’ 

 JAYDE ADAMS

Age: 37

Occupation: Comic

Jayde says: ‘I have been an enormous fan of the present for years. I really feel like I am watching myself in a dream and I am unable to consider I’ve manifested this.’

MATT GOSS

Age: 53

Occupation: Singer

Matt says: ‘I have been reclusive, I come and work after which return to America. I believed, it is time for me to come back dwelling and get out of my very own manner’

 MOLLY RAINFORD

 Age: 21

Occupation: Singer 

Molly says: ‘I already know it is gonna be an expertise of a lifetime and I am unable to wait to satisfy the remainder of the Strictly household I will be sharing it with.’

FLEUR EAST

Age: 34 

Occupation: Singer

Fleur says: ‘I am equally nervous and thrilled to be a part of this 12 months’s Strictly line up. I am excited to be taught new expertise and I need to absorb each second of this magical expertise.’

 HAMZA YASSIN

Age: 35

Profession: Wildlife cameraman and presenter

Hamza says: ‘I’m completely over the moon to be becoming a member of Strictly 2022. By no means in one million years did I feel I’d be on such a cool present.’

 

 

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