When do the Strictly 2019 live shows start? Here’s everything you need to know

When do the Strictly 2019 live shows start? Here’s everything you need to know

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THE Strictly Come Dancing live shows are but a matter of days away. But when exactly do they start? And who’s in the official line-up?

Find out everything you need to know about the Strictly live shows here…

When do the Strictly 2019 live shows start?

The official start date for the live Strictly Come Dancing shows is Saturday, September 21, with the final coming on Saturday, December 14.

However, this year’s Strictly returned with an official launch show on September 7, 2019 at 7.10pm where fans found out which professionals and celebrities were paired up together.

You can get the FULL celebrity line-up here.

Now, the couples have two weeks to prepare their first dance on live TV.

The next show airs THIS SATURDAY (September 14, 2019) on BBC One at 7pm but it won’t be a live show (that’s not until September 21, remember!)

Rather it will be a special programme taking a behind-the-scenes look at the show including some of the series’ biggest highlights over the years.

All episodes will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer after airing.

The Strictly live shows start on September 21
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Who’s in the official line-up?

Here’s the celebs taking to the dance floor in 2019:

  • Anneka Rice
  • James Cracknell
  • Dev Griffin
  • Alex Scott
  • Will Bayley
  • Michelle Visage
  • Countess Weymouth Emma Thynn
  • Karim Zeroual
  • Mike Bushell
  • Catherine Tyldesley
  • Saffron Barker
  • Emma Barton
  • Chris Ramsey
  • David James
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman are back as hosts
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What does the winner of Strictly Come Dancing get?

Most importantly the winner gets the coveted Glitterball trophy. 

However, each star also gets £25,000 for signing up.

If they manage to stay on the dancefloor until the end of October, this rises to £40,000.

Any star that makes it to the quarter-finals sees their fee jump to £60,000.

Those who make the semi-finals will see a climb to £75,000.

While the Strictly winner will be paid £100,000.

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