Strictly Come Dancing 2022 – everything you need to knowAug 9 | 2 min read
Strictly Come Dancing 2022: When does it start? Everything you need to know
Sequins at the ready, we’re heading back to the ballroom for a 20th season. Here’s everything you need to know before the biggest show of the year makes its return.
Strictly Come Dancing returns this autumn and will be planning a big party for its 20th series.
After two years of Covid-restrictions, viewers and performers will be hoping the show comes back with a bang.
And the rumour mill is already filled with soap stars, sporting legends and celebrity chefs, who are being tipped as the 2022 cast of celebrity contestants.
Here is everything you need to know about Strictly Come Dancing 2022...
When does Strictly Come Dancing 2022 start?
The show usually starts towards the beginning of September, and with the celebrities already being revealed, and the recording of the launch show taking place on 7 September, we think Strictly series 20 will begin on BBC One on the evening of Saturday 10 September.
Who are the judges and hosts for the 2022 series?
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will be back as the presenters of Strictly Come Dancing for an ninth year.
Head judge Shirley Ballas is returning as the head judge and will be rejoined by Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke and Craig Revel Horwood. Bruno Tonioli will not be returning.
"Woohooo! This is BRILLIANT news," said Du Beke.
"Everyone knows how much I absolutely love the show and I’m utterly delighted to be continuing as a regular judge.
"And I get to make the final again - now I know how Giovanni feels!"
Head judge Ballas added: "Being a judge on Strictly is such a joy and honour for me, and I can’t wait to be back at the studio waving my paddle.
"Every year the wonderful production team surpass themselves and I know they have some brilliant plans in store for 2022. I’m so excited to get started."
Over on BBC Two spin-off show Strictly: It Takes Two, Janette Manrara and Rylan are expected to be back as presenters.
Who are the Strictly 2022 celebrity contestants?
Confirmed contestants for 2022 include:
- Will Mellor
- Kym Marsh
- Richie Anderson
- Kaye Adams
- Jayde Adams
- Ellie Simmonds
- Tyler West
- Matt Goss
- Ellie Taylor
Rumoured contestants include:
- Tom Daley
- Helen Skelton
- Claire Richards
- Tony Adams
- Rosie Jones
- Isa Guhu
- Gino D'Acampo
- Adam Thomas
- Jermaine Jenas
Who are the Strictly 2022 professional dancers?
- Vito Coppola - New for 2022
- Carlos Gu - New for 2022
- Lauren Oakley - New for 2022
- Michelle Tsiakkas - New for 2022
- Kai Widdrington
- Nikita Kuzmin
- Giovanni Pernice
- Gorka Marquez
- Graziano Di Prima
- Johannes Radebe
- Neil Jones
- Amy Dowden
- Dianne Buswell
- Karen Hauer
- Katya Jones
- Nadiya Bychkova
- Nancy Xu
- Jowita Przystal
- Cameron Lombard
- Luba Mushtuk
Who was the winner of Strictly 2022?
Champion of the last series of Strictly Come Dancing was soap star Rose Ayling-Ellis
The soap star and pro dancer Giovanni Pernice picked up a BAFTA TV award for their silent dance to Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson's Symphony.
In the middle of their routine, the music was paused to show viewers how deaf contestant Rose experienced the routine.
Viewers' emotional attachment to Rose across the series meant there could only ever be one winner in the 2021 series
Watch Strictly Come Dancing this autumn on BBC One and BBC iPlayer