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BBC BRIT’s cherished dancing competition, Strictly Come Dancing, is back for a 17th season this autumn with a brand new judge, new professional dancer and exciting new line-up of celebrity hopefuls, all competing for that coveted glitter ball trophy.

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Strictly Come Dancing is back for it’s 17th season

Team South Africa

For the first time in Strictly Come Dancing history, there will be two South African pros on the line-up.

Oti Mabuse was born in Pretoria and began dancing in South Africa as a young child along with her sister, who is a judge on the German version of Strictly. Oti moved to Germany to push herself as she was the eight-time South African Latin American Champion and wanted new challenges. She has achieved many titles in her dancing career including World European Latin semi-finalist and World Cup Championship semi-finalist. Oti joined the show in 2015, in 2016 she reached the final with Danny Mac in 2016 and last year she made it to Blackpool with Paralympian Jonnie Peacock.

Johannes Radebe is from Sasolburg and is a two-time Professional South African Latin Champion and three time South African Amateur Latin Champion. He is a dancer with the Afro Arimba Dance Company and has also been a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing South Africa for two seasons, both times reaching the final.

He said: "Joining Strictly Come Dancing is one of the greatest achievements of my dancing career. It is such an honour to be chosen to be a part of an incredible cast and be part of one of the biggest shows that is celebrated worldwide. I cannot wait to get started and experience the magic with the UK!"

Oti Mabuse and Johannes Radebe
Oti Mabuse and Johannes Radebe

Next On

Episode 1, Series 18

Monday October 26 at 21:00

Launch Show

Episode 1 | Series 18

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 1/17

Episode 1, Series 18

Saturday October 31 at 16:05

Launch Show

Episode 1 | Series 18

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 1/17

Episode 2, Series 18

Sunday November 1 at 19:00

Round 1

Episode 2 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 2/17

Episode 2, Series 18

Monday November 2 at 21:00

Round 1

Episode 2 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 2/17

Episode 2, Series 18

Saturday November 7 at 15:55

Round 1

Episode 2 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 2/17

Episode 3, Series 18

Sunday November 8 at 19:00

Round 2

Episode 3 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 3/17

Episode 4, Series 18

Sunday November 8 at 21:00

Round 3

Episode 4 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 4/17

Episode 3, Series 18

Monday November 9 at 21:00

Round 2

Episode 3 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 3/17

Episode 4, Series 18

Monday November 9 at 22:50

Round 3

Episode 4 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 4/17

Episode 3, Series 18

Saturday November 14 at 15:40

Round 2

Episode 3 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 3/17

Episode 4, Series 18

Saturday November 14 at 18:00

Round 3

Episode 4 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 4/17

Episode 5, Series 18

Sunday November 15 at 19:00

Round 4

Episode 5 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 5/17

Episode 6, Series 18

Sunday November 15 at 21:00

Round 5

Episode 6 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 6/17

Episode 5, Series 18

Monday November 16 at 22:20

Round 4

Episode 5 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 5/17

Episode 6, Series 18

Tuesday November 17 at 00:05

Round 5

Episode 6 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 6/17

Episode 5, Series 18

Saturday November 21 at 16:00

Round 4

Episode 5 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 5/17

Episode 6, Series 18

Saturday November 21 at 18:00

Round 5

Episode 6 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 6/17

Episode 7, Series 18

Sunday November 22 at 19:00

Round 6

Episode 7 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 7/17

Episode 8, Series 18

Sunday November 22 at 21:00

Round 7

Episode 8 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 8/17

Episode 7, Series 18

Monday November 23 at 21:20

Round 6

Episode 7 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 7/17

Episode 8, Series 18

Monday November 23 at 23:10

Round 7

Episode 8 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 8/17

Episode 7, Series 18

Saturday November 28 at 16:05

Round 6

Episode 7 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 7/17

Episode 8, Series 18

Saturday November 28 at 18:00

Round 7

Episode 8 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 8/17

Episode 9, Series 18

Sunday November 29 at 19:00

Round 8

Episode 9 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 9/17

Episode 10, Series 18

Sunday November 29 at 21:00

Round 9

Episode 10 | Series 18

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 10/17

Episode 9, Series 18

Monday November 30 at 21:15

Round 8

Episode 9 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 9/17

Episode 10, Series 18

Monday November 30 at 22:50

Round 9

Episode 10 | Series 18

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 10/17

Episode 9, Series 18

Saturday December 5 at 16:10

Round 8

Episode 9 | Series 18

The show must go on! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly 2020 with returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse. 9/17

Episode 10, Series 18

Saturday December 5 at 18:00

Round 9

Episode 10 | Series 18

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 10/17

Episode 11, Series 18

Sunday December 6 at 19:00

Round 10

Episode 11 | Series 18

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 11/17

Meet the celebrities

Meet the Judges

Meet the Presenters