When is the first Strictly 2019 elimination? Voting opens sooner than you think

When is the first Strictly 2019 elimination? Voting opens sooner than you think

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STRICTLY Come Dancing’s return is approaching at a rapid speed and the anticipation for Saturday’s show to commence is at an all-time high.

Fans shouldn’t forget that there’ll be an elimination happening soon after the show is back on BBC One, but when can we expect the first dancing pair to leave the ballroom? Here’s the lowdown…

Strictly  Come Dancing commences this week on BBC One
Strictly Come Dancing commences this week on BBC One

When is the first Strictly 2019 elimination?

For the 2018 edition of Strictly Come Dancing, the first elimination commenced on September 30.

It was Susannah Costantine and Anton Du Berke who became the first pair to receive the boot from the dancing competition.

With that in mind, though the Beebs have made no mention of an actual date just yet, the first elimination is most likely set to take place on Sunday, September 29.

After that, Strictly fans will see celebs booted from the show on a weekly basis based on how well their dances were received by the judges and the public.

And, again, going off on last year’s format, there will be a total of 10 eliminations before a winner is crowned for the 17th series of the popular family show.

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman are back for the show’s 17th run
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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 outperform each other.

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

The live shows begin on Saturday, September 21, with the results airing the following day on Sundays.

You can get the FULL celebrity line-up here.


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