Strictly Come Dancing - S21

Sundays at 20:30

Fifteen new celebrities don their sequins and take to the dance floor in a bid to become Strictly champion.

Watch Season 21 of Strictly Come Dancing

On BBC Nordic


Get set to shimmy on your sofa as Strictly Come Dancing premieres on BBC Nordic in September, marking the 21st series of the nation’s favourite dancing show. Strictly Come Dancing is a multi-award-winning series that see’s British celebrities take to the dance floor to perform a dazzling display of ballroom routines. They couple up with professional dancers and see if they have what it takes to…

Celebrity Contestants

Amanda Abbington



Amanda has starred in some of the UK’s top drama TV series, including Sherlock, Mr Selfridge, Wolfe, and Desperate Measures, she also had a lead role in the series The Net and feature film The Lost King.

Angela Rippon


Rippon CBE

Angela’s career spans over 50 years, having presented a wide variety of programmes from hard news and current affairs, to quiz shows and magazine programmes for broadcasters across the world.

Layton Williams



Layton is best known as a stage and screen actor and has performed in London’s West End, giving performances as the title role in Billy Elliot and Everyone’s Talking About Jamie.

Krishan Guru-Murthy



Krishnan is best known as the main anchor of Channel 4 News, as well as reporting for the foreign affairs series Unreported World and hosting live debates for Channel 4 during elections, referendums and major crises.

Eddie Kadi



Recognised as one of the most globally celebrated stand up personalities, British-Congolese Eddie Kadi, continues to dominate the world of comedy, reaching across cultures and continents and performing to huge crowds all over the world.

Angela Scanlon



Angela Scanlon is an Irish television presenter for the BBC and RTÉ. She hosts the hugely successful interior design show Your Home Made Perfect on BBC Two.

Zara McDermott



Zara was a government policy advisor, working for the Department of Energy and Climate Change and Department of Education before appearing on Love Island in 2018.

Adam Thomas



Adam Thomas is an actor and TV presenter. Adam is best known for playing Adam Barton in ITV soap Emmerdale, for which he won a TV Choice award for Best Soap Newcomer.

Nikita Kanda



Nikita Kanda is a radio host and TV presenter Nikita is best known for being the current host of the BBC Asian Network’s Breakfast show, previously having presented the Saturday afternoon show.

Ellie Leach



Ellie Leach is an actor. Ellie is best known for portraying Faye Windass for 12 years on Coronation Street, nominated for multiple British Soap Awards and Inside Soap Awards for her role.

Jody Cundy


Cundy CBE

Jody is a decorated World and Paralympic Champion, he has represented Great Britain at seven Summer Paralympics winning eight Gold, one Silver and three Bronze medals across swimming and cycling events.

Bobby Brazier



Bobby is a 20-year-old British Model, and Actor, best known for his role as Freddie Slater in UK Soap Opera, EastEnders.

Nigel Harman



Nigel’s acting career started when he was eight – working on multiple TV series, theatre shows, and the odd movie. Most recently joining BBC’s Casualty as Max Cristie, Holby ED's new Clinical Lead.

Annabel Croft



Annabel is a former British Number One tennis player who at 15 years old was the youngest British player to compete at Wimbledon for 95 years.

Les Dennis



Les Dennis is a TV Personality, actor and entertainer. He has been in showbiz for over 50 years, including famously hosting Family Fortunes for 16 years.

Meet the Strictly 2023 judges

Behind the judges' desks once again are acid tongued adjudicator Craig Revel Horwood, Let’s Dance Germany judge Motsi Mabuse, NTA winning judge Anton Du Beke and the Queen of Latin Shirley Ballas, who is back as Head Judge.

The fab-u-lous four have been sharing their thoughts on the 21st series of Strictly and revealing what they were up when they were 21.

Shirley Ballas



"I feel so lucky to get a front row seat in the ballroom, it is a real privilege. I cannot wait to nurture and guide our new celebrities to help them become the best dancers they can be."

Anton Du Beke


Du Beke

"The excitement about Strictly Come Dancing coming back with all the celebrities and just being in the building with everybody milling around, delighted and happy and joyous and all the brilliant teams back together."

Motsi Mabuse



"It feels amazing, and I'm super excited to meet everyone and to see how this season will develop."

Craig Revel Horwood


Revel Horwood

"It’s like coming home for me. Every year, for the last 20 years, I have been coming home to Strictly and this is no different."

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