Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the first live episode of the year. The 15 couples perform, hoping to impress judges Motsi Mabuse, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Shirley Ballas.
The show pairs a number of celebrities with professional ballroom dancers who each week compete against each other to impress a panel of judges and the viewing public in order to survive potential elimination. Through telephone voting, viewers vote for whom they would like to stay, the results of the poll being combined with the ranking of the panel of judges.
The show is broadcast live on BBC One on Saturday evenings, and is presented by Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly. The judging panel consists mainly of Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman and Craig Revel Horwood.