‘Strictly Come Dancing’ is a celebrity-pro ballroom dance competition, which launched on BBC One in 2004. It’s inspired by former BBC show ‘Come Dancing’, and shares its name with 1992 film ‘Strictly Ballroom’. Being one of the most popular shows on TV, it goes head-to-head with ITV’s ‘The X Factor’ from September to December every year on Saturday and Sunday nights. It was originally hosted by Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly, but Claudia Winkleman has taken over from the veteran entertainer since he stepped down in 2014. The current judges are Len Goodman, Craig Revel-Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli, while Alesha Dixon and Arlene Phillips have both previously sat on the panel. Len has announced he will be stepping down as Head Judge after this series. The show is gearing up for its 14th series, with last year's competition won by The Wanted star Jay McGuiness and partner Aliona Vilani. They followed in the footsteps of previous winners like Caroline Flack, Louis Smith, Alesha Dixon, Harry Judd and Abbey Clancy. The 2016 series sees the departure of professional dancers Ola Jordan, Aliona Vilani, Tristan McManus, Kristina Rhianoff and Gleb Savchenko, who have all quit the show. Among this year's contestants as Ed Balls, Will Young, Laura Whitmore, Daisy Lowe, Melvin Odoom and Louise Redknapp.