Strictly: It Takes Two starts on Monday at 5.15pm on BBC One – here’s all you need to know

Strictly: It Takes Two starts on Monday at 5.15pm on BBC One – here’s all you need to know

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STRICTLY: It Take Two returns to BBC One next week and new host Rylan Clark-Neal will make his debut on the spin-off show.

Zoe Ball will share presenting duties with the X Factor alum. Here is everything you need to know.

Strictly: It Takes Two
Rylan Clark-Neal and Zoe Ball will co-host Strictly: It Takes Two
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When is Strictly: It Takes Two start?

Strictly: It Takes is back on BBC One on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 5.15pm and will air for 45 minutes.

The programme will be hosted by Zoe Ball, who began working on the show in 2011, and new addition Rylan Clark-Neal.

Of course, episodes from this series will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer and catch up channels once they have aired on TV.

Zoe Ball
Zoe Ball has hosted It Take Two since 2011
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What is Strictly: It Takes Two about?

The spin-off show sees hosts Rylan and Zoe discuss all things Strictly Come Dancing with the contestants and professionals, as well as expert dancers and those who work behind the scenes.

As always it is packed with backstage gossip and extra action from the hit programme.

Naturally, the celebrities and dancers take part in the series.

Rylan Clark-Neal
Rylan Clark-Neal is aBritish TV presenter
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Has Rylan Clark-Neal replaced Zoe Ball on It Takes Two?

In short no, he has not replaced Zoe, however, he will split presenting duties with the telly favourite.

He and the mother-of-two will present on two separate days and co-host together on Fridays.

The BBC announced Rylan as a new signing 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.”

He added: “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 Bal
Zoe Ball is a household name in the UK
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What other shows has Strictly: It Takes Two’s Zoe Ball presented?

Zoe has fronted a number of shows before landing her role on Strictly: It Takes Two and is a well-known TV presenter in the UK.

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 and appeared on series three of Strictly Come Dancing in 2005, finishing in third place.

She later took over It Takes Two from Claudia Winkleman, who now hosts the main show with Tess Daly, in 2011.

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

Rylan Clark-Neal
Rylan Clark-Neal has hosted a number of show including the Eurovision contest
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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 is Strictly Come Dancing 2019 on?

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

However, it returned with an official launch show on September 7, 2019 at 7.10pm.

During the show fans found out which professionals and celebrities were paired up with who.

You can get the FULL celebrity line-up here.

 

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