Strictly Come Dancing returns to the nation’s television screens this weekend for Week Twelve – the semi-final – which is able to see the remaining couples attempt to secure their places in next week’s grand final.
This week sees a shake-up within the Strictly schedule because the show moved from Saturday to Sunday to avoid a clash with the World Cup, while the outcomes show will air on Monday.
Week Eleven’s quarter-final saw presenter Helen Skelton and actor Will Mellor each top the leaderboard with a formidable 39 points each
However it was the tip of the road for actress and presenter Kym Marsh, who was the tenth star to get the Strictly axe.
The previous Corrie star, who was partnered up with pro Graziano Di Prima, bid farewell to the BBC show after facing singer Molly Rainford within the dance-off.
The twentieth series of Strictly is hosted by duo Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman – and sitting on the judging panel is Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse, Craig Revel Horwood and Anton Du Beke.
Strictly’s spin-off show It Takes Two is back on screens in the course of the week to make sure you get your strictly fix, hosted by Rylan Clark and former skilled dancer Janette Manrara.
So, with this 12 months’s series well underway, here’s all the things it’s essential know in regards to the BBC programme…
Get the glitter ready! With this 12 months’s series well underway, here’s all the things it’s essential know in regards to the BBC programme…(the brand new line up pictured)
What time is Strictly on? Is it moving to Sunday due to World Cup?
Strictly Come Dancing’s semi-final show will probably be moving to Sunday 11 December to avoid a clash with the most recent Fifa World Cup 2022 game which is able to see England tackle France for a spot within the semi-finals.
Strictly’s Week Twelve episode will air on BBC One at 7.15pm after Masterchef: The Professionals.
And with only one week left until the grand final, the pressure is well and truly on to get their steps right because the phone lines will once more open after the show for fans to vote for his or her favourite routines.
Its spin-off show, It Takes Two, will proceed to air weeknights on BBC Two – with Rylan Clark and Janette Manrara taking the helm as hosts.
Exciting times: The couples will take to the dancefloor for his or her semi-final performances in front of the judges, following last week’s quarter-final dances
When is the Results show and the way does the voting work?
With the foremost show moving to Saturday due to World Cup, it signifies that this week’s Results Show will as a substitute air on Monday 12 December at 8.15pm, starting after EastEnders.
It has a shorter running time to the foremost show at just 45 mins long, airing until 9pm.
Each week Strictly Come Dancing viewers vote for his or her favourite couple either by phone or online, and these votes are combined with the scores given by the judging panel for his or her performances.
The 2 couples with the fewest votes then go head-to-head within the dance-off, delivering a reprisal of their performance from the live show.
The judges then determine which couple they would really like to save lots of, and within the event of a tie head judge Shirley Ballas is given the casting vote.
Judge and jury: Each week Strictly Come Dancing viewers vote for his or her favourite couple either by phone or online, and these votes are combined with the scores given by the judging panel for his or her performances
What happened in Week Eleven?
Strictly returned to screens for its Musicals Special on Friday night, because the six remaining celebrities took to the dance floor with their pro partners for the Quarter Finals and eleventh week this series.
Helen Skelton and her partner Gorka Marquez joint topped the leaderboard with Will Mellor and Nancy Xu in the course of the jam-packed episode, while Kym Marsh got here bottom after returning to the dance floor following last week’s missed show because of Covid.
The show was moved to Friday night from its usual Saturday slot because of World Cup scheduling while the outcomes show was held on Saturday night at 5:40pm.
Sexy: Helen Skelton and her partner Gorka Marquez (pictured) joint topped the leader board with Will Mellor and Nancy Xu in the course of the Strictly Musicals Special on Friday night
Missing the mark: Kym Marsh got here bottom after returning to the dance floor following last week’s missed show because of being Covid positive
Setting the dance floor alight in the course of the show were Countryfile presenter Helen, 39, and her partner Gorka with their sexy Couple’s Selection dance to a cabaret tune which scored them a whopping 39 – nearly a full house.
Head judge Shirley Ballas commented afterwards: ‘Wow you may have grown a lot, what a sensual performance, it was off the charts and a memory I’ll treasure perpetually. Is that this really a mummy of three or the shy timid girl we saw on week one!?’
Topping the leaderboard alongside them with 39 also were Will and his partner Nancy who danced a Foxtrot from the musical Miss Saigon.
Emotional: Strictly returned to screens for its Musicals Special, because the six remaining celebrities took to the dance floor with their pro partners for the Quarter Finals (pictured: Will and Nancy who danced a Foxtrot from the musical Miss Saigon and joint topped the leaderboard with 39)
Motsi said afterwards: ‘I absolutely loved it, the sensation was so amazing, there was a flush of emotion, the footwork was so good, it was wow!’
At the opposite end of the dimensions were Kym and her partner Graziano Di Prima who danced a Cha Cha to Fame the musical – after missing last week’s show because of Covid.
Giving his feedback Craig said: ‘There is no room for error in a leotard, you may have the body of a 20 12 months old! I loved the solo stuff and hip motion you probably did brilliantly. Motsi then added: ‘The cheekiness and energy was there and also you caae back with a bang!’
They scored 34 overall – with two nines from Motsi and Shirley – coming bottom of the leaderboard despite great feedback.
After an incredible opening number from a series of West End stars, Molly Rainford and her partner Carlos Gu performed a Charleston from the musical Chicago and scored an incredible 38.
Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal who did a Samba to The Lion King. The pair scored a formidable 36 with nines from all 4 judges.
Closing the show were Fleur East and her partner Vito Coppola with a Quickstep from the musical An American In Paris. They scored 38 overall with two tens.
Who left last week?
Kym Marsh and her skilled partner Graziano Di Prima became the tenth dancing duo to be booted from Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday’s results show.
The actress, 46, narrowly missed out on getting through to the semi-finals after facing Molly Rainford and her partner Carlos Gu in week 11’s dreaded dance-off.
In Saturday’s live show, Kym got here bottom of the leaderboard as she returned to the dance floor after being forced to miss last week’s show because of a positive Covid test.
Farewell! Kym Marsh and her skilled partner Graziano Di Prima became the tenth dancing duo to be booted from Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday’s results show
Kym received glowing feedback from the judges on Musicals Week but still found herself at with lower marks than her peers, scoring 34 points – with two nines from Motsi and Shirley.
While Craig, Motsi and Shirley voted to save lots of Molly, Anton opted to try to save Kym as he said: ‘As you’d expect right now of the competition, the standard of the dance off was incredible, I believed each couples danced brilliantly, but I felt one couple raised their game with a freedom which they did not have on Friday night, and since of that I’m going to save lots of Kym and Graziano.’
Nevertheless, with three votes for her, it was the tip of the road for Kym, who said upon her exit: ‘Truthfully I’ve loved each second that I have been here. I never thought I’d get to this stage, in 1,000,000 years. I even have to say, it’s all right down to this man [Graziano] here, he’s just wonderful and he will probably be my friend perpetually.
Tension: The actress, 46, narrowly missed out on getting through to the semi-finals after facing Molly Rainford and her partner Carlos Gu within the dreaded dance-off
Exit: In Saturday’s live show, Kym got here bottom of the leaderboard as she returned to the dance floor after being forced to miss last week’s show because of a positive Covid test
‘But what a journey it has been, this show is just wonderful, it shows you things about yourself you do not know, it shows you ways tough you’ll be able to be.
‘Everybody, the crew, the celebs, the professionals, costume, make up, everyone seems to be amazing. I’ve had the most effective time, so thanks.’
Kym went on to praise her family for supporting her, saying watching her on the show has kept her father ‘going’, after he was hospitalised last week.
Who’re the Strictly 2022 pairings?
After being crowned series champion with Rose Ayling-Ellis, this 12 months’s Strictly sees Giovanni Pernice take to the ground with DJ Richie, who had confirmed ahead of the series that he could be dancing with a male partner.
Elsewhere, Helen Skelton is paired with Gorka Marquez after becoming a last-minute addition to the show, while Katya Jones is partnered with footballer Tony Adams.
Revealed! Strictly Come Dancing 2022 sees reigning champion Giovanni Pernice form one in every of two same-sex pairings this series, while Helen Skelton takes to the ground with Gorka Marquez
Let’s do that! Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds dances with Nikita Kuzmin, who last 12 months took to the ground with Tilly Ramsay
Making history: For the primary time within the show’s history, there are two same-sex couples performing in the identical series, with Karen, who last 12 months danced with Greg Clever, taking to the ground with comedian Jayde
For the primary time within the show’s history, there are two same-sex couples performing in the identical series, with Karen, who last 12 months danced with Greg Clever, taking to the ground with comedian Jayde.
Katya Jones, who set tongues wagging last 12 months when she appeared to kiss the now-single Olympic star Adam Peaty, has is paired up with footballer Tony Adams.
Last 12 months’s finalist Johannes Radebe, who had performed with Great British Bake Off star John Whaite, dances with comedian Ellie Taylor this time around.
EastEnders star James Bye is performing with pro Amy Dowden, while singer and CBBC star Molly Rainford takes to the dancefloor with series newcomer Carlos Gu.
Partner goals: Katya Jones, who set tongues wagging last 12 months when she appeared to kiss the now-single Olympic star Adam Peaty, has is paired up with footballer Tony Adams
Wow factor: Singer and DJ Fleur East has been coupled with newcomer Vito Coppola
Latest duo: Last 12 months’s finalist Johannes Radebe, who had performed with Great British Bake Off star John Whaite, this 12 months dances with comedian Ellie Taylor
Coronation Street star Kym Marsh is matched with with Graziano Di Prima, who last 12 months took to the ground with Judi Love, while Matt Goss is paired up with Nadiya Bychkova.
DJ Tyler West dances with Dianne Buswell, who last 12 months withdrew from the series alongside Robert Webb because of his health concerns.
Rounding out this 12 months’s couples are actor Will Mellor, who’s partnered with Nancy Xu, and Countryfile’s Hamza Yassin, who dances with Jowita Przystal.
Latest pair: EastEnders star James Bye performs with pro Amy Dowden
Streets ahead? Coronation Street star Kym Marsh dances with Graziano Di Prima, who last 12 months took to the ground with Judi Love
Music to his ears: Matt Goss has been paired up with Nadiya Bychkova
What are the Week Twelve Semi-Final songs and dances?
After giving it their all on the dancefloor last week within the Week 11 quarter-final performances, the five remaining celebrity contestants and their partners will now must learn not one, but two dances for the semi-final.
Here’s the complete list of their dances and songs as they got down to impress the judges once more.
Songs and dances:After giving it their all on the dancefloor last week within the Week 11 quarter-final performances, the five remaining celebrity contestants and their partners will now must learn not one, but two dances for the semi-final
Fleur & Vito: Charleston to ‘Tu Vuo’ Fa L’Americano’ by Fiorello AND Paso Doble to ‘The Time Is Now’ by Moloko
Helen & Gorka: Argentine Tango to ‘Here Comes The Rain Again’ by Eurythmics AND Waltz to ‘Only One Road’ by Céline Dion
Molly & Carlos: Paso Doble to ‘Survivor’ by 2WEI ft Edda Hayes AND American Smooth to ‘Easy On Me’ by Adele
Hamza & Jowita: Charleston to ‘Pencil Full Of Lead’ by Paolo Nutini AND Waltz to ‘What The World Needs Now’ by Burt Bacharach
Will & Nancy: Couple’s Selection to ‘Know How / Fools Gold / Step On Young MC / The Stone Roses’ / Pleased Mondays AND Paso Doble to ‘Uccen – DWTS Remix’ by Taalbi Brothers, DWTS
Who’re the Strictly skilled dancers?
Latest faces: This 12 months’s Strictly has seen huge changes within the skilled lineup, with 4 latest dancers signing up to participate after Aljaž Škorjanec and Oti Mabuse announced they might be leaving the show earlier this 12 months
This 12 months’s Strictly has seen huge changes within the skilled lineup, with 4 latest dancers signing up to participate after Aljaž Škorjanec and Oti Mabuse announced they might be leaving the show earlier this 12 months.
4 latest pro dancers have joined the line-up, which suggests that 20 professionals in total are able to bring their skills to the BBC show’s dancefloor this 12 months.
The 4 latest world class dancers completing this 12 months’s skilled troupe are European cup winner Vito Coppola, Chinese National Champion Carlos Gu, former Under 21 British National Champion Lauren Oakley and Latin dance champion Michelle Tsiakkas.
They join the skilled dancers already signed up for the series: Dianne Buswell, Nadiya Bychkova, Graziano Di Prima, Amy Dowden, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, Nikita Kuzmin, Cameron Lombard, Gorka Marquez, Luba Mushtuk, Giovanni Pernice, Jowita Przystal, Johannes Radebe, Kai Widdrington and Nancy Xu.
Not every pro dancer is paired with a star, with 4 traditionally performing only within the skilled group routines.
Who’re the hosts of Strictly Come Dancing?
Grand return! The brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing is once more hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman , who’ve presented the show together since 2014
The brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing will once more be hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, who’ve presented the show together since 2014.
They may present a live show on Saturday, followed by a pre-recorded results show which is able to air on Sunday evenings.
Rylan Clark and Janette Manrara will return to host the Strictly spin-off It Takes Two, which airs weekdays on BBC Two, featuring interviews with the couples and judges, together with behind the scenes clips and fun segments.
Who’re the Strictly Come Dancing judges?
Anticipated: Craig Revel Horwood , Shirley Ballas , Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke return to the judging panel for the twentieth series, after Bruno Tonioli confirmed in July he had permanently left the show
Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke return to the judging panel for the twentieth series, after Bruno Tonioli confirmed in July he had permanently left the show.
Bruno was unable to look on the past two series because of his filming commitments within the US and Covid restrictions, with former skilled Anton joining the panel in his place last 12 months.
Bruno told MailOnline that he had found juggling the British show and its American variant Dancing With The Stars shows too taxing, saying: ‘Well I all the time will miss it, it’s my family, but I mean we’ll all the time be friends and also you never know what is going on to occur.’
What are the plans for the twentieth series?
Surprise! It is also been reported that Prince Charles , 73, and Duchess of Cornw ll , 74, are planning to host a live episode of Strictly at Buckingham Palace following secret discussions with BBC executives
This 12 months’s Strictly Come Dancing will kick off with a special group performance to have fun 100 years of the BBC, featuring ‘special guests and fun tributes to a few of your favourite BBC shows.’
It is also been reported that Prince Charles, 73, and Duchess of Cornwall, 74, are planning to host a live episode of Strictly at Buckingham Palace following secret discussions with BBC executives.
Camilla is alleged to be a ‘massive fan’ of the show and even ‘votes every week’ for her favourite dancing duo.
The royal broadcast is being lined up for either the quarter or semi-finals later this , with only a handful of aides believed to be involved in the highest secret project.
Ultimately! Strictly Come Dancing will even return to the enduring Blackpool Tower Ballroom this 12 months, after being unable to film on the historic venue because of Covid restrictions
The twentieth series is anticipated to feature the Movie Week and Musicals Week segments, together with its annual Halloween special.
Strictly Come Dancing will even return to the enduring Blackpool Tower Ballroom this 12 months, after being unable to film on the historic venue because of Covid restrictions.
The brand new series will even see the return of a full audience for the live shows, after social distancing rules limited the variety of spectators capable of attend filming.
Who won Strictly Come Dancing 2021?
EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis made history when she became the show’s first ever disabled contestant to be crowned series champion with skilled Giovanni Pernice in 2021.
The actress, who’s deaf, earned nationwide praise when she delivered a moving silent dance for her Couples Selection, offering viewers a glimpse into her world.
Previous winners of Strictly Come Dancing include Bill Bailey, Joe McFadden, Ore Oduba, Jay McGuinness, Caroline Flack and Abbey Clancy.
Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturdays and Sundays on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
Sensational: EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis made history when she became the show’s first ever disabled contestant to be crowned series champion with skilled Giovanni Pernice in 2021
STRICTLY COME DANCING 2022: WHO ARE THE CONTESTANTS?
Occupation: Coronation Street star and presenter
Kym says: ‘I’m so delighted that this 12 months they’ve! I’m an enormous fan of the show and may’t imagine I’ll go from watching at home in my pyjamas to really dancing in front of the judges in a glittery dress.’
Occupation: Former athlete
Ellie says: ‘To be asked to be a part of the Strictly family is just so exciting and I cannot wait, it should a lot fun.’
Occupation: Radio DJ
Tyler says: ‘It is a show which means a lot to me and my family and I can not wait to noticeably shake a leg on that shiny dance floor… with a side of sequins.’
Ellie says: ‘Well, cover me in fake tan and roll me in sequins! I’m absolutely over the moon to be a component of Strictly 2022!’
TONY ADAMS MBE
Occupation: Retired footballer and manager
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 old football boots for a set of Strictly soft shoes’
Will says: ‘I do know it can be an enormous challenge but that is what life is all about. This can be my Mum’s favourite show and he or she’s had a extremely tough few years so I’m doing that is for her as well. Bring it on!’
Molly says: ‘I already realize it’s gonna be an experience of a lifetime and I can not wait to satisfy the remaining of the Strictly family I will be sharing it with.’
Fleur says: ‘I’m equally nervous and thrilled to be a part of this 12 months’s Strictly line up. I’m excited to learn latest skills and I need to take in every moment of this magical experience.’
Profession: Wildlife cameraman and presenter
Hamza says: ‘I’m absolutely over the moon to be joining Strictly 2022. Never in 1,000,000 years did I feel I’d be on such a cool show.’
Occupation: TV and radio broadcaster
Helen says: ‘I’m really excited to get stuck right into a fun adventure. My family and friends have all the time loved the show and may’t wait for me to start’