When does Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two start and has Rylan Clark-Neal replaced Zoe Ball?

When does Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two start and has Rylan Clark-Neal replaced Zoe Ball?

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STRICTLY Come Dancing returns to our screens VERY SOON (September 7) and viewers already know which celebrities are going to be strutting their stuff on the dancefloor.

This means its popular  spin-off show Strictly: It Takes Two will also be back. But it’s undergone some changes. Find out all you need to know here…

Has Rylan Clark-Neal replaced Zoe Ball on It Takes Two?

No, he hasn’t replaced Zoe, but the pair will split the presenting duties.

They will both be doing two separate days and co-hosting together on Fridays.

The BBC confirmed Rylan would be sharing the presenting duties with current host Zoe in April, 2019 – making it a first time that the show has ever been co-hosted.

Of his new role, Rylan said: “I can’t begin to explain how excited I am to be joining the Strictly family. I’ve always been a massive fan of It Takes Two and to be working with the amazing Zoe Ball is a dream.

“I’m extremely honoured to be joining such a television institution and can’t wait to bring a lot of mischief to the Strictly bubble. I’m looking forward to getting started and seeing you all soon.”

Meanwhile, Zoe enthused: “I adore Rylan, he’s an absolute wonder, I love his daftness and naughtiness and he’s a brilliant live telly host. He’ll fit right into our It Takes Two family.”

Zoe Ball is the regular host of the companion show
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What time does Strictly It Takes Two start?

Strictly: It Takes Two airs every weekday on BBC Two while Strictly Come Dancing is on.

In the past, the half-hour long programme has been broadcast at 6.30pm Monday to Thursday.

On Friday it features an hour long programme beginning at 6pm.

The first episode of Strictly Come Dancing will air on on Saturday, September 7.

Find out here how to be part of the audience.

Strictly: It Takes Two
Rylan Clark-Neal will host Strictly: It Takes Two alongside Zoe ball
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What is Strictly It Takes Two about?

Strictly: It Takes Two is the companion show to Strictly Come Dancing.

It is packed with backstage gossip and extra action from the hit show.

The programme also features the celebrities and dancers taking part in the series.

What other shows has Strictly: It Takes Two’s Zoe Ball presented?

Zoe Ball hosts the show and is a well-known TV presenter.

She shot to fame when she co-hosted the classic Saturday morning kids TV show, Live & Kicking, with Jamie Theakston from 1996 until 1999.

Since then she has become a household name.

She appeared on series three of Strictly Come Dancing in 2005, finishing in third place, and took over It Takes Two from Claudia Winkleman in 2011.

As well as her role on the BBC series, she also presents her own breakfast show BBC Radio 2 after taking over from Chris Evans.

Strictly: It Takes Two
Rylan Clark-Neal and Zoe Ball will co-host Strictly: It Takes Two

What other shows has Strictly: It Takes Two’s Rylan Clark-Neal hosted?

Rylan Clarke-Neal is a television presenter, who was propelled to fame following his stint on The X Factor in 2012.

Since appearing on the ITV talent show he has gone on to host Big Brother’s Bit On The Side, This Morning and the Eurovision contest.

He is married to former Big Brother star Dan Clark-Neal, who he tied the knot with in 2015.

Guests at their lavish wedding included Rylan’s famous friends Katie Price and Steps singer Claire Richards, as well as Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.

When does Strictly Come Dancing 2019 start?

Strictly Come Dancing is returning for its 17th series on BBC One this September.

On Friday, 23, July, it was revealed via a social post on the Strictly account that the official Strictly start date will be Saturday, September 7, 2019.

The news was accompanied by a short trailer which showed the professional dancers posing in glitzy outfits and trying to out perform each other.

It kicked off with the red carpet launch on Monday, August 26, 2019.

There after the main show will air live on Saturday evenings with the results the following day on Sundays.

You can get the FULL celebrity line-up here.

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