A number of well-known faces from the worlds of entertainment and sport put on their dancing shoes as they turn into celebrity dance contestants (each with a professional dancer), mastering a different dance for each episode and compete for the votes of the audience (lowest votes received is eliminated).The judges often make harsh comments.
- Bruce Forsythe - Host
- Tess Daly - Host
- Claudia Winkleman Co-Host
- Len Goodman - Judge
- Bruno Tonioli - Judge
Series Fun Facts
- The catchphrase at the end of each show, which Bruce Forysthe and Tess Daly would say was "Keep dancing!".
- The use of "Strictly" in the title is both a knowing reference to Baz Luhrman's "Strictly Ballroom" film, with its underlying earlier similar plot concept of a Pro and a Beginner dancer…
[show]The use of "Strictly" in the title is both a knowing reference to Baz Luhrman's "Strictly Ballroom" film, with its underlying earlier similar plot concept of a Pro and a Beginner dancer paired in Competition, and to denote it's difference yet similarity to the BBC TV series "Come Dancing" which is the strictly professional with professional Dance Competition format.
- Natasha Kaplinksy, who won the first series, presented part of the second series with Bruce Forsyth, while Tess Daly took maternity leave and gave birth to her daughter Phoebe.