Strictly Come Dancing 2020 will soon take over our screens with a brand new line-up of celebrities.
The new contestants have already begun to be announced, including boxer Nicola Adams and EastEnders actress Maisie Smith.
Brits have been starved of new TV content during the coronavirus lockdown, so it was a relief to know that Strictly would go ahead on the BBC.
That said, plenty will have changed due to social distancing rules.
For example, the show will start later than usual, and last for eight weeks instead of 13.
So when will Strictly Come Dancing be back? Here is everything you need to know.
When is the Strictly Come Dancing 2020 start date?
The official start date hasn’t been revealed yet, but the dancing competition is expected to kick off on Saturday, October 24.
That is a month later than usual as BBC bosses felt the delay was the only way to safely shoot the show with social distancing measures in place.
A source told The Sun: “BBC bosses are doing everything in their power to give the public as much Strictly as they can and safely.
“A heavily reduced schedule gives them a lot longer to pre-record certain segments to minimise risk.
“It does mean it will be stating much later in the year, and will finish very close to Christmas with the final currently scheduled for December 19.”
One of the reasons for the delay is believed to be because they will pre-record all the professional group dances.
Who’s in the Strictly Come Dancing line-up so far?
- Comedian Bill Bailey
- EastEnders actress Maisie Smith
- YouTuber HRVY, real name Harvey Leigh Cantwell
- Reality star Jamie Laing
- TV presenter John-James Chalmers
- Boxer Nicola Adams
- BBC Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo
- GMB presenter Ranvir Singh
- The Wanted singer Max George
- Former American footballer Jason Bell
- Actress Caroline Quentin