All fourteen couples perform together for the first time performing either a foxtrot or a salsa. After each couple have danced the judges give their verdicts on what they have seen and scores. At the end of the show the phone lines are opened for the first public vote of the series.
Season 8 Episode 4 of Strictly Come Dancing resulted in a 0.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
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.