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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 11, Series 17

Saturday November 16 at 15:00

Round 6

Episode 11 | Series 17

It's our Halloween special, so brace yourself for a spooktacular night of dance. The remaining 11 couples will be giving it their all in the ballroom to enchant the judges, and you…

Episode 12, Series 17

Saturday November 16 at 17:00

Round 6 Results

Episode 12 | Series 17

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman reveal the results of last night's Halloween special. Featuring a live performance from Adam Lambert. 12/25

Episode 13, Series 17

Sunday November 17 at 19:00

Round 7

Episode 13 | Series 17

It's another busy night in the ballroom as our Strictly stars take to the floor with a brand new routine. Ten couples now remain and the standard of dance keeps going up. 13/25

Episode 14, Series 17

Sunday November 17 at 21:00

Round 7 Results

Episode 14 | Series 17

Tess and Claudia reveal who will have to fight for survival in the dance-off. Plus a guest performance by Emile Sande. 14/25

Episode 14, Series 17

Monday November 18 at 19:00

Round 7 Results

Episode 14 | Series 17

Tess and Claudia reveal who will have to fight for survival in the dance-off. Plus a guest performance by Emile Sande. 14/25

Episode 13, Series 17

Monday November 18 at 21:00

Round 7

Episode 13 | Series 17

It's another busy night in the ballroom as our Strictly stars take to the floor with a brand new routine. Ten couples now remain and the standard of dance keeps going up. 13/25

Episode 14, Series 17

Monday November 18 at 22:50

Round 7 Results

Episode 14 | Series 17

Tess and Claudia reveal who will have to fight for survival in the dance-off. Plus a guest performance by Emile Sande. 14/25

Episode 13, Series 17

Saturday November 23 at 15:00

Round 7

Episode 13 | Series 17

It's another busy night in the ballroom as our Strictly stars take to the floor with a brand new routine. Ten couples now remain and the standard of dance keeps going up. 13/25

Episode 14, Series 17

Saturday November 23 at 16:55

Round 7 Results

Episode 14 | Series 17

Tess and Claudia reveal who will have to fight for survival in the dance-off. Plus a guest performance by Emile Sande. 14/25

Episode 15, Series 17

Sunday November 24 at 19:00

Round 8

Episode 15 | Series 17

The pressure is on as the couples compete for a place in the Blackpool Special. 15/25

Episode 16, Series 17

Sunday November 24 at 20:45

Round 8 Results

Episode 16 | Series 17

Featuring a Remembrance Day-inspired group routine from our professional dancers and music from Luke Evans. 16/25

Episode 16, Series 17

Monday November 25 at 19:00

Round 8 Results

Episode 16 | Series 17

Featuring a Remembrance Day-inspired group routine from our professional dancers and music from Luke Evans. 16/25

Episode 15, Series 17

Monday November 25 at 21:00

Round 8

Episode 15 | Series 17

The pressure is on as the couples compete for a place in the Blackpool Special. 15/25

Episode 16, Series 17

Monday November 25 at 22:40

Round 8 Results

Episode 16 | Series 17

Featuring a Remembrance Day-inspired group routine from our professional dancers and music from Luke Evans. 16/25

Episode 15, Series 17

Saturday November 30 at 15:00

Round 8

Episode 15 | Series 17

The pressure is on as the couples compete for a place in the Blackpool Special. 15/25

Episode 16, Series 17

Saturday November 30 at 16:45

Round 8 Results

Episode 16 | Series 17

Featuring a Remembrance Day-inspired group routine from our professional dancers and music from Luke Evans. 16/25

Episode 17, Series 17

Sunday December 1 at 19:00

Round 9

Episode 17 | Series 17

For one week only, Strictly packs its sparkly suitcases and heads to Blackpool for what promises to be a spectacular night of dance. 17/25

Episode 18, Series 17

Sunday December 1 at 20:40

Round 9 Results

Episode 18 | Series 17

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present this week's results show from the legendary Blackpool Tower. With music from Westlife. 18/25

Episode 18, Series 17

Monday December 2 at 19:00

Round 9 Results

Episode 18 | Series 17

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present this week's results show from the legendary Blackpool Tower. With music from Westlife. 18/25

Episode 17, Series 17

Monday December 2 at 21:00

Round 9

Episode 17 | Series 17

For one week only, Strictly packs its sparkly suitcases and heads to Blackpool for what promises to be a spectacular night of dance. 17/25

Episode 18, Series 17

Monday December 2 at 22:40

Round 9 Results

Episode 18 | Series 17

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present this week's results show from the legendary Blackpool Tower. With music from Westlife. 18/25

Episode 17, Series 17

Saturday December 7 at 15:00

Round 9

Episode 17 | Series 17

For one week only, Strictly packs its sparkly suitcases and heads to Blackpool for what promises to be a spectacular night of dance. 17/25

Episode 18, Series 17

Saturday December 7 at 16:35

Round 9 Results

Episode 18 | Series 17

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present this week's results show from the legendary Blackpool Tower. With music from Westlife. 18/25

Episode 19, Series 17

Sunday December 8 at 19:00

Series 17, Episode 19

Episode 19 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 19/25

Episode 20, Series 17

Sunday December 8 at 20:35

Series 17, Episode 20

Episode 20 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 20/25

Episode 20, Series 17

Monday December 9 at 19:00

Series 17, Episode 20

Episode 20 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 20/25

Episode 19, Series 17

Monday December 9 at 21:00

Series 17, Episode 19

Episode 19 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 19/25

Episode 20, Series 17

Monday December 9 at 22:35

Series 17, Episode 20

Episode 20 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 20/25

Episode 19, Series 17

Saturday December 14 at 15:00

Series 17, Episode 19

Episode 19 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 19/25

Episode 20, Series 17

Saturday December 14 at 16:35

Series 17, Episode 20

Episode 20 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 20/25

Meet the celebrities

Meet the Judges

Meet the Presenters