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When will the next Strictly Come Dancing 2019 contestant be announced?

STRICTLY Come Dancing is returning to our TV screens with fans desperate to know which contestants will be waltzing into this year’s star-studded line-up.

The contestants are starting to be unveiled, but when can we expect the next official announcement? We have the lowdown…

When will the next Strictly Come Dancing 2019 contestant be announced?

The tenth contestant for Strictly 2019, Will Bailey, was announced today (August 5, 2019).

The next one will be revealed during Loose Women from 12.30pm.

Much of the announcements have been made via BBC platforms, such as The One show and BBC Radio stations.

Which stars have been confirmed so far for Strictly Come Dancing 2019?

The confirmed star line-up includes:

  • Will Bailey – Will, 31, is a Paralympic Table Tennis Olympic gold medallist.
  • Michelle Visage – Michelle, 50, is famed for being a judge of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
  • Viscountess Weymouth Emma Thynn – Emma, 33, is an English chef and model who is married to Ceawlin Thynn, the son of Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath.
  • Karim Zeroual – Karim,  19, is a children’s TV presenter but began his career as an actor, starring in CBBC’s fantasy series The Sparticle Mystery.
  • Mike Bushell – Mike, 53 is a BBC Breakfast sports presenter known for his on-air gaffs.
  • Catherine Tyldesley – Catherine, 35 is a former Coronation Street actress.
  • Saffron Barker – Saffron is a 19-year-old YouTube star from Brighton.
  • Emma Barton – Emma, 42, is best known for her role as Honey Mitchell in EastEnders.
  • Chris Ramsey – Chris, 32, is a regular on stand-up and panel shows as well as hosts his own comedy show.
  • David James – The football star, 49, played for clubs including Liverpool, West Ham and Man City over a 26 year career.

When is the Strictly Come Dancing launch show?

The Strictly Come Dancing launch show will be pre-recorded on Friday, August 30, 2019 at Elstree Studios.

Celebrity contestants will find out which professional dancer they are going to be paired with for the duration of the competition.

The launch show also involves a group dance showcase between the celebrities and professionals, as well as live music from a number of special guests.

Dancing pro Motsi Mabuse will begin her role as a judge – replacing Darcey Bussell for the 17th series.

When can I watch Strictly Come Dancing 2019?

Strictly Come Dancing is returning for its 17th series on BBC One in September 2019.

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

The series premiere will follow shortly after, but a date is yet to be confirmed.

The main show will air live on Saturday evenings with the results the following day on Sundays.

In July 2019 it was revealed Motsi Mabuse will be joining the judging panel of Shirley Ballas, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel-Horwood.

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly return as the presenting duo, with Rylan Clark-Neal confirmed as host of Strictly: It Takes Two alongside Zoe Ball.

STRICTLY Come Dancing is returning to our TV screens with fans desperate to know which contestants will be waltzing into this year’s star-studded line-up.

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