Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing is one of the most successful reality TV shows on British television, competing with The X Factor for the coveted autumn-winter Saturday night viewing slot.

And in the next series we have a new head judge Shirley Ballas, who is replacing Len Goodman.

The BBC stumbled upon a most unlikely format to boost their winter ratings, and Strictly burst onto our screens in 2004. And who better to front a show featuring song and dance than Bruce Forsyth? The presenter built his reputation in Saturday evening family entertainment and proved a popular choice for the programme until 2013 when he stepped down from position. Since Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman slipped into his (dancing) shoes.

The show has grown in popularity since its first offering, with a number of Christmas specials sitting on the back of the main series, as well as a nightly spin off show It Takes Two, presented by Zoe Ball, airing throughout the week on BBC 2. Coverage is extensive throughout the length of the series.

Pairing celebrities from the worlds of current affairs, sport and theatre, along with professional dancers, competitors are challenged in both ballroom and Latin disciplines. Judged initially by a panel of dance officials, their fates are ultimately decided by the general public, by phone vote.

Strictly now regularly overtakes The X Factor regarding viewing numbers with opinions cast across the red tops and the media. Here at Who'll Win we offer you the chance to find out about the latest news, celebrity contestants, past winners and betting odds by our experienced team so you can revel in the whole Strictly experience.

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