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'Strictly Come Dancing' 2017 Start Date Revealed By Charlotte Hawkins On 'Good Morning Britain'

The countdown is on!

25/08/2017 11:59

We now know when ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ will start - and there’s not long to wait.

Contestant Charlotte Hawkins confirmed the new series of BBC ballroom show will kick off on Saturday 9 September during Friday’s (25 August) edition of ‘Good Morning Britain’

However, the BBC is yet to confirm what time it will air, and whether it will go head-to-head with rival show ‘The X Factor’, which begins on ITV the previous week.

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Prior to the announcement, it had been widely anticipated that ‘Strictly’ would return to our screens on 9 September, as the launch show is being recorded on 5 September at Elstree studios.

The special show will see the celebrities paired up with their professional partners, as they also take to the floor for the first time with a group dance.

Bosses have also confirmed there will be a tribute to late former host Sir Bruce Forsyth, following his death last week, at the age of 89.

The pro dancers will perform a special routine in honour of the legendary entertainer, who hosted the first 11 series of ‘Strictly’ alongside Tess Daly, before he was succeeded by Claudia Winkleman.

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