Strictly is finally back!  Pro-dancer Johannes Radebe reveals BBC show’s long-awaited return date

Strictly is finally back! Pro-dancer Johannes Radebe reveals BBC show’s long-awaited return date

Strictly is finally back! Pro-dancer Johannes Radebe reveals the BBC show’s long-awaited return date – and it’s just weeks away

  • The show will return on BBC One on Saturday 17 September

Strictly Come Dancing finally returns on Saturday September 17th.

At the big breakfast on Saturday morning, the show’s pro dancer Johannes Radebe revealed the long-awaited return date.

And stars like Kaye Adams, Kym Marsh, Helen Skelton and Matt Goss are all among the star-studded cast.

Strictly is finally back! Pro-dancer Johannes Radebe revealed the BBC show’s long-awaited return date of September 17 during an appearance at the Big Breakfast on Saturday morning

Speaking to presenters Mo Gilligan and AJ Odudu on the relaunched Channel 4 show, Johannes confirmed the return date.

“We have the exclusive that the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2022 will be on September 17th, how exciting?” exclaimed AJ.

And Johannes confirmed the excitement: “Oh, it’s exciting. You would know everyone else has been waiting for this. We can’t face winter without Strictly.

“I’m just glad it’s back on our screens,” the pro dancer concluded, as AJ reiterated, “Yeah, me too.”

Final series: Johannes made waves during last year's run of Strictly when he teamed with John Whaite in the first all-male same-sex couple in the show's history (pictured on the show)

Final series: Johannes made waves during last year’s run of Strictly when he teamed with John Whaite in the first all-male same-sex couple in the show’s history (pictured on the show)

Mystery is out!  Speaking to presenters Mo Gilligan and AJ Odudu on the relaunched Channel 4 show, Johannes confirmed the return date

Mystery is out! Speaking to presenters Mo Gilligan and AJ Odudu on the relaunched Channel 4 show, Johannes confirmed the return date

Johannes made waves during last year’s series of Strictly when he became the first all-male same-sex couple in the show’s history with John Whaite.

The pair served as generous runners-up to Rose-Ayling Ellis and Giovanni Pernice, almost dancing their way to victory.

But with the return of the new series, Strictly will be welcoming a host of new yet familiar faces to the dance floor.

Revealed:

Revealed: “We have the exclusive that the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2022 will be on September 17, how exciting?” AJ exclaimed when Johannes confirmed

Staple:

Staple: “Oh, it’s exciting. You would know everyone else has been waiting for this. Without Strictly, we won’t be able to face the winter,” explains Johannes

Guests: He was joined on the talk show couch by Asim Chaudhry and Ellie Goulding

Guests: He was joined on the talk show couch by Asim Chaudhry and Ellie Goulding

Featuring the cast of Kym Marsh, Fleur East, Ellie Simonds, Matt Goss, Helen Skelton, Will Mellor, Kaye Adams, Tyler West, James Bye, Ellie Taylor, Hamza Yassin, Jayde Adams, Richie Anderson, Tony Adams, Molly Rainford.

While judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Shirley Ballas and Anton Du Beke will return to the panel.

Anton Du Beke has now permanently replaced former judge Bruno Toniolo, who will focus on the US version of the show – Dancing With The Stars.

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on Saturday 17 September.

STRICTLY COM DANCING 2022: WHO ARE THE PARTICIPANTS?

KYM SWAMP

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Age: 46

Occupation: Coronation Street star and presenter

Kym says, “I’m so happy they made it this year! I’m a huge fan of the show and can’t believe I’ll be watching from home in my pajamas and actually dancing in front of the judges in a glitter dress.

RICHIE ANDERSON

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Age: 34

Profession: radio presenter

Richie says: “This is a dream come true! I can’t wait to slip on these glitters and sequins and dance the world’s most famous dance floor!’

ELLIE SIMMONDS

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Age: 27

Profession: Former athlete

Ellie says, “Being asked to join the Strictly family is just so exciting and I can’t wait, it’s going to be so much fun.”

TYLER WEST

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Age: 26

Profession: Radio DJ

Tyler says, “It’s a show that means so much to me and my family, and I can’t wait to get some serious dancing on this shiny dance floor…with a side full of sequins.”

ELLIE TAYLOR

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Age: 38

Occupation: comedian

Ellie says, “Well, cover me in fake tan and roll me in sequins! I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of Strictly 2022!’

TONY ADAMS MBE

Profession: Retired footballer and manager

Tony says: “To say I’m excited is an understatement – the allure of the sequins and the reputation of salsa make me trade in my battered old football boots for a pair of Strictly Soft shoes.”

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JAMES Bye

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Age: 38

Occupation: EastEnders actor

James says, “I’m not known for my flapping or sparkling toes — in fact, my kids regularly laugh at my dad dancing, but it’s an honor to be asked and I’ll do my best.”

HELEN SKELTON

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Age: 39

Profession: TV and radio station

Helen says: “I’m really looking forward to embarking on a fun adventure. My family and friends have always loved the show and can’t wait for me to get started.

WILL MELLOR

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Age: 46

Profession: actor

Will says: “I know it’s going to be a big challenge, but that’s what life is about. It’s my mom’s favorite show too and she’s had a really tough few years so I’m doing it for her too. Bring it on!’

KAYE ADAMS

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Age: 59

Profession: TV presenter

Kaye says: “I said I wanted to make the last year of my fifties unforgettable and I can’t think of a better way than to show the world my two left feet. Pray for me!’

JAYDE ADAMS

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Age: 37

Occupation: comedian

Jayde says, “I’ve been a huge fan of the show for years. I feel like I’m watching myself in a dream and can’t believe I manifested this.

Matt GOSS

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Age: 53

Profession: singer

Matt says: “I was retired, I come and work and then go back to America. I thought it was time for me to come home and get out of my way.

MOLLY RAINFOORD

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Age: 21

Profession: singer

Molly says, “I already know it’s going to be an experience of a lifetime and I can’t wait to meet the rest of the Strictly family who I’ll be sharing it with.”

FLEUR EAST

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Age: 34

Profession: singer

Fleur says, “I’m equally nervous and excited to be a part of this year’s Strictly line-up. I look forward to learning new skills and I want to soak up every moment of this magical experience.”

HAMZA YASSIN

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Age: 35

Profession: wildlife cameraman and moderator

Hamza says, “I’m absolutely thrilled to be on Strictly 2022. Never in a million years would I have thought I’d be on such a cool show.”