The ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ team know when to pick their moment, and the BBC delighted viewers on Wednesday (25 August) night when they aired the first trailer for the new series after ‘The Great British Bake Off’.
The line-up has already been hailed as one of the best yet by ‘Strictly’ devotees, and the delightfully camp ‘Star Wars’ inspired clip has made us even more excited for the show to return.
“Depart Planet Strictly and glide 50 million rumba walks through space into earth’s atmosphere,” they declare, sending the Sparkle rocket down to earth. “There you must seek out this year’s shining celebrity stars and American Smooth them to Destination ‘Red Carpet’ where they will begin their magical strictly journey.
“Make it fabulous Sparkles, you are our only hope.”
Whoever penned that script needs a raise. Immediately.
‘Strictly’ will return to our screens on Saturday 3 September and while training has only just begun for the stars taking part, bookies have already picked a favourite to win.
Olympic gymnast Claudia Frangapane is being touted as the contestant most likely to walk away with the Glitterball Trophy but it’s not looking good for anyone hoping Ed Balls or Lesley Joseph might manage a surprise win.
Find out everything you need to know about the new series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ here.