Strictly Come Dancing
Season 16

s16e01 / Launch

8th Sep '18 - 7:15pm
Launch

The pro-celebrity ballroom contest hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman returns, featuring a medley of Nile Rodgers' greatest hits performed by Chic and the man himself. Nile is also joined by Craig David and Stefflon Don for a special performance of their new single. The line-up this year features former Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts, Casualty actor Charles Venn (Jacob Masters), Red Dwarf's Danny John-Jules, Steps singer Faye Tozer, former England cricketer Graeme Swann, YouTube personality Joe Sugg, BBC newsreader Kate Silverton, TV presenter and campaigner Katie Piper, Paralympic swimmer and paratriathlete Lauren Steadman, Blue singer and former EastEnders actor Lee Ryan, This Morning doctor Ranj Singh, stand-up comedian Seann Walsh, investigative journalist Stacey Dooley, TV presenter and fashion expert Susannah Constantine, and radio DJ Vick Hope. Shirley Ballas, Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel Horwood all return to the judging desk, keeping a close eye on the contestants as they make their first moves on the famous dancefloor.

109 have watched this episode

s16e02 / Week 1

22nd Sep '18 - 7:15pm
Week 1

Get ready to start dancing! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the first live episode of this year's spectacular series.

104 have watched this episode

s16e03 / Week 2

29th Sep '18 - 7:15pm
Week 2

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present as the celebrities take to the dance floor once again. This week, the pressure is really on, with viewers given the chance to vote for their favourite couples for the first time. As ever, judges Shirley Ballas, Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel Horwood will be offering their own unique words of wisdom and waving their scoring paddles. None of the duos will want to be the first to leave, but one of them will be waltzing off into the sunset when the results are announced tomorrow evening.

105 have watched this episode

s16e04 / Week 2 Results

30th Sep '18 - 7:15pm
Week 2 Results

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman announce the results of the judges' scores and viewers' votes from the first two live weekends. The two couples with the lowest combined scores will take part in a dance-off to decide who will be the first to leave the contest. Featuring a guest appearance by George Ezra, who performs his hit song Shotgun.

100 have watched this episode

s16e05 / Week 3

6th Oct '18 - 7:15pm
Week 3

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present as the pro-celebrity dance competition continues. Last week, the couples were given their first taste of the pressures of avoiding elimination, and the tension does not let up as the second round of the competition proper gets under way with Movie Week. As in previous competitions, the 14 duos are challenged to come up with routines that pay homage to Hollywood's greatest films, and as always, Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell are on hand to deliver their verdict on the stars' performances. Viewers at home then get a chance to have their say over which performers to back ahead of the results show tomorrow night.

107 have watched this episode

s16e06 / Week 3 Results

7th Oct '18 - 7:15pm
Week 3 Results

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly reveal the two couples who have the lowest combined judges' score and viewer vote, and must go head to head in a dance-off to decide which of them will be eliminated from the contest. Plus, a performance by Gladys Knight, singing her 1989 James Bond theme song Licence to Kill, and a group performance from the professionals with a very modern take on the all-time classic Singin' in the Rain.

108 have watched this episode

s16e07 / Week 4

13th Oct '18 - 7:15pm
Week 4

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host the next stage of the dance contest, as the 13 remaining couples take to the floor to impress judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell, as well as the viewers, and avoid being eliminated in tomorrow night's results show. The likes of Faye Tozer, Ashley Roberts, Danny John-Jules and Joe Sugg have all impressed in the opening weeks, but know they are only one poor dance away from potentially being sent home.

106 have watched this episode

s16e08 / Week 4 Results

14th Oct '18 - 7:15pm
Week 4 Results

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the results of last night's viewers' votes and judges scores. The two lowest scoring couples must then compete in a dance-off before Shirley Ballas, Dame Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood decide which of them will be leaving the contest. Plus, the Backstreet Boys perform a medley of their greatest hits.

105 have watched this episode

s16e09 / Week 5

20th Oct '18 - 7:15pm
Week 5

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present week five of the dancing competition, with the 12 remaining couples taking to the floor to impress the judges and the viewers at home. Bruno Tonioli takes a break from the panel this week, so Shirley Ballas, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel Horwood are joined by American actor Alfonso Ribeiro, winner of Dancing with the Stars.

103 have watched this episode

s16e10 / Week 5 Results

21st Oct '18 - 7:15pm
Week 5 Results

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman introduce the results of last night's show, as the judges' scores and viewers' votes are added up. The two couples with the lowest combined scores must then compete in a dance-off to impress the panel, including a special guest judge. Featuring a performance from Paloma Faith.

101 have watched this episode

s16e11 / Week 6 Halloween

27th Oct '18 - 7:15pm
Week 6 Halloween

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host a spooky episode of the dance contest, with the remaining 11 pairs competing to impress judges Shirley Ballas, Dame Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood and the viewers with their talents - and avoid the dreaded dance-off in tomorrow night's results show.

99 have watched this episode

s16e12 / Week 6 Results

28th Oct '18 - 7:15pm
Week 6 Results

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman reveal the results of the Halloween special, as the judges' scores and viewers' votes are added up and the two lowest scoring couples compete in a dance-off to decide who will be eliminated from the competition. Featuring a special musical performance by Rita Ora.

99 have watched this episode

s16e13 / Week 7

3rd Nov '18 - 7:15pm
Week 7

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host the next stage of the dance contest, as the nine couples left in the competition after the Halloween special take to the floor and try to impress judges Shirley Ballas, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood and the viewing public with their moves, and avoid being eliminated in tomorrow night's results show.

99 have watched this episode

s16e14 / Week 7 Results

4th Nov '18 - 7:15pm
Week 7 Results

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the results of the viewers' votes and judges' scores from last night's show. The two lowest scoring couples are challenged to compete in a dance-off, with judges Shirley Ballas, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood deciding which pair will be leaving the contest. Featuring a performance from Jess Glynne.

101 have watched this episode

s16e15 / Week 8

10th Nov '18 - 7:15pm
Week 8

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman introduce the last round of the show before the contest takes up residence in Blackpool's famous ballroom. Eight couples remain in the running, and will need to impress judges Shirley Ballas, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood, as well as the viewers at home, to avoid tomorrow night's dance off.

99 have watched this episode

s16e16 / Week 8 Results

11th Nov '18 - 7:15pm
Week 8 Results

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the results of last night's viewers' votes and judges scores. The two lowest scoring couples must compete in a dance-off to decide who will be eliminated before the show transfers to Blackpool next week. The programme also features a duet between Andrea Bocelli and his son Matteo, and a special dance performance for Remembrance Day by the professionals.

100 have watched this episode

s16e17 / Week 9 Blackpool

17th Nov '18 - 7:15pm
Week 9 Blackpool

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman presents as Strictly visits the world-famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Featuring a group performance celebrating the hits of Gloria Estefan.

96 have watched this episode

s16e18 / Week 9 Results

18th Nov '18 - 7:15pm
Week 9 Results

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present from the Blackpool Tower Ballroom, revealing who is in the dreaded dance-off. Take That also perform one of their new hits.

96 have watched this episode

s16e19 / Week 10

24th Nov '18 - 7:15pm
Week 10

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host as the couples dance twice. After performing their own routine, all seven pairings compete in the lindyhopathon.

96 have watched this episode

s16e20 / Week 10 Results

25th Nov '18 - 7:15pm
Week 10 Results

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host as the stakes are raised again, revealing who is in the dreaded dance-off. Plus Rod Stewart performs a track from his new album.

95 have watched this episode

s16e21 / Week 11 Musicals Week

1st Dec '18 - 7:15pm
Week 11 Musicals Week

It is Musicals Week, and Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host as the six remaining couples take to the dance floor with routines inspired by musicals.

96 have watched this episode

s16e22 / Week 11 Results

2nd Dec '18 - 7:15pm
Week 11 Results

The results show opens with the Strictly professional dancers performing a routine inspired by Bob Fosse. There is also be a performance from the musical We Will Rock You.

97 have watched this episode

s16e23 / Week 12 Semi-Final

8th Dec '18 - 7:15pm
Week 12 Semi-Final

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman invite you to join them for the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing, with the remaining five couples performing not once but twice.

96 have watched this episode

s16e24 / Week 12 Results

9th Dec '18 - 7:15pm
Week 12 Results

It's the most important results show of the series, during which we find out which four couples will reach the Grand Final of Strictly Come Dancing 2018. With guests Little Mix.

95 have watched this episode

s16e25 / The Final

15th Dec '18 - 7:15pm
The Final

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the grand final as the four remaining couples dance three times to impress viewers. There is also music from Michael Buble.

94 have watched this episode
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