When does Strictly Come Dancing 2017 start? Launch date set for September!

When is Strictly Come Dancing back on TV?

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The Strictly Come Dancing 2017 start date is nearing with the BBC confirming that the show will be back on TV in September.

The BBC has announced the Strictly Come Dancing 2017 launch date will be in around a month's time in September 2017.

When is Strictly Come Dancing on TV?

Although the precise start date has not yet been confirmed, the BBC has said the launch show will be filmed on Tuesday, 5 September.

This puts the likely launch date on TV as Saturday, September 9 based on past years.

This will be the usual pre-recorded opening show, introducing us to the celebrities and pro dancers and seeing them paired up.

Strictly Come Dancing
Strictly Come Dancing

The pro line up for Strictly 2017 has already been confirmed with a big shake up.

The line up includes three new ladies: Dianne Buswell from Australia, Nadiya Bychkova from Ukraine and Amy Dowden from Wales.

The three new Strictly Come Dancing professionals will replace Joanne Clifton and Oksana Platero who are leaving the series, along with Natalie Lowe who previously announced she was not returning.

Those returning to the Strictly dance floor once again are male dancers, Anton Du Beke, Brendan Cole, Kevin Clifton, Neil Jones, Pasha Kovalev, Gorka Marquez, Giovanni Pernice, AJ Pritchard and Aljaž Škorjanec

Plus returning female dancers Karen Clifton, Chloe Hewitt, Katya Jones, Oti Mabuse and Janette Manrara.

As for the celebs, right now twelve of the fifteen celebrities have been confirmed. They include The Saturdays' Mollie King, EastEnders actor Davood Ghadami, Host of ITV's This Morning and regular Loose Women panellist Ruth Langsford, Reverend Richard Coles, and soap actress Gemma Atkinson.

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Also on the official line up right now are TV chef and presenter Simon Rimmer, Holby City actor Joe McFadden, BBC Radio 4 comic Susan Calman, JLS singer Aston Merrygold and comic Brian Conley.

They're joined by Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins and Holby City actress Chizzy Akudolu.

The final celebs are due to be revealed this week.

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