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'Strictly Come Dancing' To Clash With 'X Factor' As BBC Launches 2013 Series

29/08/2013 10:38 BST | Updated 29/08/2013 11:37 BST

'Strictly Come Dancing' will clash with 'The X Factor' when it returns to BBC One next month.

The ballroom dancing contest, presented by Tess Daly and Bruce Forsyth, will launch its new series on 7 September at 6.50pm until 8.10pm, overlapping with that night's edition of Simon Cowell's singing show, which begins on ITV at 8pm.

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Strictly's 11th series will begin one week after the start of The X Factor's 10th series.

Fifteen celebrities - eight women and seven men - will don their dancing shoes and sequins for the show, with Teri Hatcher, Ben Cohen, Vanessa Feltz, 'Coronation Street' star Natalie Gumede, Countdown's Rachel Riley, and Sophie Ellis-Bextor all rumoured to be competing.

Recently, for the first time ever, the fee structure for the show was revealed and it shows that it really does pay to go as far as possible in the BBC dancing competition.

Every star taking part receives a standard £25,000 payment, but if they manage to stay on the dancefloor until the end of October this rises to £40,000 and jumps to £60,000 for anyone who makes it to the quarter finals, The Sun reported.

The five celebs who reach the semis will pocket £75,000, with the winner walking away with £100,000 - and the glitterball trophy.

This means that the Beeb is shelling out more than £800,000 on this year's celebrity dancers.

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