When Is Strictly Come Dancing 2020 On TV? What Is The Start Date?

8 September 2020, 14:05

Strictly Come Dancing's 2020 start date has been pushed back due to coronavirus
Strictly Come Dancing's 2020 start date has been pushed back due to coronavirus. Picture: Strictly Come Dancing

When does Strictly Come Dancing 2020 air on TV? Fans get excited for BBC show as celebrity line up begins to take shape.

Strictly Come Dancing 2020 has confirmed they will be going ahead with the show as usual this year despite the coronavirus pandemic making proceedings difficult. But when will SCD be on TV? Do we have a confirmed start date?

With a few changes to how the Strictly team operate and the loss of some Strictly professional faves - fans of the show can expect a late autumn start date.

But with the Strictly Come Dancing 2020 line up finally confirmed - fans are desperate to know when the show will be on TV this year.

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Here’s what we know about the Strictly Come Dancing 2020 start date so far:

Strictly Come Dancing couples will have to isolate together for this series
Strictly Come Dancing couples will have to isolate together for this series. Picture: PA

Is Strictly Come Dancing going ahead in 2020?

Yes! BBC producers and bosses confirmed SCD will be going ahead this year but obviously, with a few changes to procedures and the usual judging and professional line up.

It’s been reported the couples and professionals will isolate together for the show.

Bruno Tonioli is not able to take his usual place behind the judging panel due to working on Dancing With The Stars in the US at the same time, but he has confirmed he will be involved as much as possible virtually and will try to fly to the UK nearer to the end of the series.

What is the Strictly Come Dancing 2020 start date?

BBC have yet to confirm an official start date for Strictly 2020, however, it has been reported the show will be starting on 24 October, rather than September when it usually begins.

This will mean the show will be a month shorter and will run right up until the week before Christmas.

As the series is shorter, there are also fewer contestants; 12 instead of 15.