The start date for the 2022 season from Be sure to come dance has been postponed as part of the special program schedule for the royal mourning period.
Since the Queen’s death at the age of 96 on Thursday (September 8), the BBC has been following a different broadcast schedule.
On Tuesday (September 13) it was announced that the launch of the flagship dance competition would not take place on Saturday, September 17 as originally planned.
Now the opening show (in which the celebrities team up with the professional dancers) will air on Friday, September 23rd. The first live show will air on Saturday 24th September.
“Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, special programming and coverage will continue,” the company’s website said in an official statement.
Other programs affected include the finale of celebrity master chefwhich airs Thursday September 22 and the launch of the Keeley Hawes-directed drama, crossfirewhich will start on Tuesday September 20th.
before Strict‘s relaunch, a trailer for the season was released last week. It features the professional dancers, including Dianne Buswell, Giovanni Pernice and Nancy Xu, dancing through quiet streets while a cover of Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” plays.
Having aired since 2004, this year’s is Strict enters its 20th season.
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