Saturday evenings in are back as the BBC has announced that the popular dance show Strictly Come Dancing will return for its twentieth series in 2022.
The show will once again be hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, with Shirley Ballas returning as Head Judge. The show’s professional dancers and judges will also be back, including Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton du Beke.
The show’s Executive Producer Sarah James said: “We’re so excited to be bringing Strictly back for another series in 2022. We can’t wait to see what surprises the new series has in store for us.”
Strictly Come Dancing 2022 will air on BBC One later in the year. Here’s our guide on the Strictly Come Dancing odds.
The Strictly Celebrities 2022
The celebrities for the 2022 series of Strictly Come Dancing have been announced.
Helen Skelton Odds
Skelton began her television career as a presenter on the BBC children’s programme Blue Peter from 2008 until 2013, becoming the show’s youngest ever presenter at the age of 22.
In July 2009, she presents the BBC Three series Last Man Standing. She has also presented a number of documentaries, including a three-part series on the Amazon rainforest.
Will Mellor Odds
Mellor will star as one of the professional dancers on the upcoming series of “Strictly Come Dancing.”
Molly Rainford Odds
Molly Rainford (born 21 March 2006) is an English singer. She rose to prominence after winning the ninth series of The Voice Kids UK in 2019.
Rainford was born in 2006 in Enfield, London.
She has two older sisters. Rainford began singing at a young age and appeared on stage in various productions, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Annie Jr.
In 2019, she auditioned for the ninth series of The Voice Kids UK. She chose to be a part of Team Pixie Lott and eventually won the series.
Tyler West Odds
Tyler West is a professional dancer who specializes in Ballroom and Latin dance styles.
He is originally from Australia but now resides in the United Kingdom. Tyler has competed on numerous television dance competitions including BBC’s “Strictly Come Dancing” and ITV‘s “Dancing with the Stars”.
He has also appeared as a professional dancer on “So You Think You Can Dance” and “The X Factor”.
Ellie Taylor Odds
Ellie Taylor is a British comedian, presenter and actress.
She is best known for her work on the UK panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and her own sitcom, Slater & Gordon.
Taylor was born in Epping, Essex and raised in Waltham Abbey. She studied English Literature at Brunel University London. After graduation, she worked as a journalist before moving into comedy.
Taylor has appeared on a number of UK television shows, including Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week and The Graham Norton Show.
In 2015, she won the tenth series of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
In 2016, Taylor starred in her own sitcom, Slater & Gordon, which was cancelled after one series.
She has also hosted a number of radio shows, including The Ellie Taylor Show on BBC Radio 2.
Tony Adams MBE Odds
Tony Adams MBE (born 10 December 1958) is an English football broadcaster and former professional player.
He played for Arsenal and England, captaining both teams.
Kym Marsh Odds
Kym Marsh is an English actress, singer and television presenter.
She is best known for her roles as Michelle Connor in the soap opera Coronation Street and as Sam Ryan in the medical drama series Holby City.
Marsh has also appeared in a number of musical theatre productions, including Shout!, Chicago and Grease.
In 2021, she was announced as a contestant on the thirteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing.
Jayde Adams Odds
Jayde Adams is a British comedian, actress, and television personality.
She rose to fame after appearing on the UK reality television show Strictly Come Dancing in 2022.
Since then, she has appeared on numerous other television shows and movies.
Ellie Simmonds Odds
Ellie Simmonds, who has been a huge hit on Strictly Come Dancing, is set to return to the show in 2022.
The 26-year-old star, who is currently recovering from an ankle injury, is said to be ‘desperate’ to get back on the dancefloor and compete for the Glitterball Trophy.
A source close to Ellie said: “She’s super excited about the possibility of returning to Strictly. It’s her dream to win the show and she’s determined to make it happen.”
Ellie first rose to fame as a Paralympic swimming champion, but she has since found success as a model and television presenter.
Her appearances on Strictly have won her legions of fans, and she is now tipped as one of the favourites to win the show.
Speaking about her ankle injury, Ellie said: “I’m slowly but surely getting there. I’m in a bit of pain but I’m not going to let it stop me.”
What is Strictly Come Dancing?
Strictly Come Dancing is a dance competition show that has been aired on BBC One since 2004.
The show is open to all ages and levels of experience, with celebrity contestants paired up with professional dancers.
Each week, the couples must perform a pre-selected dance, with the judges scoring their routines. The couple with the lowest score each week is then eliminated, until only the finalists remain.
The History of Strictly Come Dancing
Strictly Come Dancing is hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, and features a panel of judges who score the dancers’ performances.
The contestants are voted for by the public, with the winner being crowned the champion of Strictly Come Dancing.
Since its inception, the show has become one of the most popular programmes on British television, with an average of 10 million viewers tuning in each week. The show has also been exported to over 180 countries around the world.
In 2022, Strictly Come Dancing will celebrate its 20th anniversary. To mark this special occasion, a special series will be broadcast on BBC One.
The Format of the Show
The show consists of a panel of judges scoring the performances of couples who are dancing various ballroom and Latin dances.
The show is usually split into two parts, with the first part featuring the couples dancing, and the second part consisting of the results show, in which the couples find out how they have scored and which couple has been voted off the show.
The show will feature 16 professional dancers competing against each other in a variety of ballroom and Latin dances. The winner will receive a trophy and a cash prize.
The show will be hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman. The judging panel will consist of Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse.
The Strictly Come Dancing judges for the forthcoming series have been announced.
Joining Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli on the panel will be Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and new recruit Oti Mabuse.
Craig will be stepping into Darcey Bussell’s shoes as head judge, while Motsi – who is Oti’s sister – will be representing the professional dancers on the show.
The full line-up of Strictly Come Dancing judges for 2022 is:
- Shirley Ballas (Head Judge)
- Bruno Tonioli
- Craig Revel Horwood
- Motsi Mabuse
- Oti Mabuse
The voting for Strictly Come Dancing is done by the public by telephone, and there is no charge for the call. The number to call will be announced during the show on Saturday night.
Calls will be charged at the standard network rate. The number will be displayed on screen when it is time to vote.
Voting lines will be open for a limited time after the show ends on Saturday night, and you will only be able to vote once during that time.
The results of the public vote will be revealed during Sunday night’s show, when the couple with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated from the competition.
The Results Show
The results are in for the much-anticipated 2022 series of Strictly Come Dancing and, once again, the nation has been gripped by the competition.
After weeks of intense dancing and voting, the final two couples were revealed as Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell, and Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev.
The judges had their say on the final performances, with Craig Revel Horwood giving Joe and Dianne a 10 for their Charleston, while Bruno Tonioli scored Ashley and Pasha’s Viennese Waltz a perfect 40.
In the end, it was Joe and Dianne who were crowned champions, with Ashley and Pasha coming in as runners-up.
This year’s series was undoubtedly one of the most competitive yet, with some amazing performances from all of the couples.
From Ashley and Pasha’s Paso Doble to Joe and Dianne’s Quickstep, we’ve seen some outstanding dancing throughout the series.
We’d like to say a huge congratulations to Joe and Dianne on their win, and to Ashley and Pasha for making it all the way to the final.