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Strictly Come Dancing - Series 16

Sundays at 18:00

Show Synopsis

Dust off your dancing shoes, Strictly Come Dancing is waltzing back onto BBC BRIT for its 16th series from Sunday 30th September at 6pm.

This year audiences in South Africa will be in for an added treat as the professional dancer line up now champions two of our very own – Oti Mabuse, a former Strictly finalist, and newcomer Johannes Radebe. Together the pair will be able to showcase their African style and flair and get everyone in behind them to show that South Africans are world class dancers.

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Strictly Come Dancing is waltzing back onto BBC BRIT for its 16th series

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 19, Series 16

Saturday December 15 at 06:50

Round 10

Episode 19 | Series 16

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host as the couples dance twice. After performing their own routine, all seven pairings compete in the lindyhopathon. 19/25

Episode 20, Series 16

Saturday December 15 at 08:15

Round 10 Results

Episode 20 | Series 16

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host as the stakes are raised again, revealing who is in the dreaded dance-off. Plus Rod Stewart performs a track from his new album. 20/25

Episode 19, Series 16

Sunday December 16 at 08:35

Round 10

Episode 19 | Series 16

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host as the couples dance twice. After performing their own routine, all seven pairings compete in the lindyhopathon. 19/25

Episode 20, Series 16

Sunday December 16 at 10:00

Round 10 Results

Episode 20 | Series 16

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host as the stakes are raised again, revealing who is in the dreaded dance-off. Plus Rod Stewart performs a track from his new album. 20/25

Episode 21, Series 16

Sunday December 16 at 18:00

Round 11

Episode 21 | Series 16

It is Musicals Week, and Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host as the six remaining couples take to the dance floor with routines inspired by musicals. 21/25

Episode 22, Series 16

Sunday December 16 at 19:15

Round 11 Results

Episode 22 | Series 16

The results show opens with the Strictly professional dancers performing a routine inspired by Bob Fosse. There is also be a performance from the musical We Will Rock You. 22/25

Episode 21, Series 16

Monday December 17 at 01:40

Round 11

Episode 21 | Series 16

It is Musicals Week, and Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host as the six remaining couples take to the dance floor with routines inspired by musicals. 21/25

Episode 22, Series 16

Monday December 17 at 02:45

Round 11 Results

Episode 22 | Series 16

The results show opens with the Strictly professional dancers performing a routine inspired by Bob Fosse. There is also be a performance from the musical We Will Rock You. 22/25

Episode 21, Series 16

Monday December 17 at 21:00

Round 11

Episode 21 | Series 16

It is Musicals Week, and Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host as the six remaining couples take to the dance floor with routines inspired by musicals. 21/25

Episode 22, Series 16

Monday December 17 at 22:20

Round 11 Results

Episode 22 | Series 16

The results show opens with the Strictly professional dancers performing a routine inspired by Bob Fosse. There is also be a performance from the musical We Will Rock You. 22/25

Episode 21, Series 16

Saturday December 22 at 07:50

Round 11

Episode 21 | Series 16

It is Musicals Week, and Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host as the six remaining couples take to the dance floor with routines inspired by musicals. 21/25

Episode 22, Series 16

Saturday December 22 at 08:55

Round 11 Results

Episode 22 | Series 16

The results show opens with the Strictly professional dancers performing a routine inspired by Bob Fosse. There is also be a performance from the musical We Will Rock You. 22/25

Episode 21, Series 16

Sunday December 23 at 08:35

Round 11

Episode 21 | Series 16

It is Musicals Week, and Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host as the six remaining couples take to the dance floor with routines inspired by musicals. 21/25

Episode 22, Series 16

Sunday December 23 at 09:40

Round 11 Results

Episode 22 | Series 16

The results show opens with the Strictly professional dancers performing a routine inspired by Bob Fosse. There is also be a performance from the musical We Will Rock You. 22/25

Episode 23, Series 16

Sunday December 23 at 18:00

Round 12

Episode 23 | Series 16

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman invite you to join them for the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing, with the remaining five couples performing not once but twice. 23/25

Episode 24, Series 16

Sunday December 23 at 19:50

Round 12 Results

Episode 24 | Series 16

It's the most important results show of the series, during which we find out which four couples will reach the Grand Final of Strictly Come Dancing 2018. With guests Little Mix. 24/25

Episode 23, Series 16

Monday December 24 at 01:35

Round 12

Episode 23 | Series 16

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman invite you to join them for the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing, with the remaining five couples performing not once but twice. 23/25

Episode 24, Series 16

Monday December 24 at 03:05

Round 12 Results

Episode 24 | Series 16

It's the most important results show of the series, during which we find out which four couples will reach the Grand Final of Strictly Come Dancing 2018. With guests Little Mix. 24/25

Episode 23, Series 16

Monday December 24 at 21:00

Round 12

Episode 23 | Series 16

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman invite you to join them for the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing, with the remaining five couples performing not once but twice. 23/25

Episode 24, Series 16

Monday December 24 at 22:50

Round 12 Results

Episode 24 | Series 16

It's the most important results show of the series, during which we find out which four couples will reach the Grand Final of Strictly Come Dancing 2018. With guests Little Mix. 24/25

Episode 23, Series 16

Saturday December 29 at 06:50

Round 12

Episode 23 | Series 16

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman invite you to join them for the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing, with the remaining five couples performing not once but twice. 23/25

Episode 24, Series 16

Saturday December 29 at 08:25

Round 12 Results

Episode 24 | Series 16

It's the most important results show of the series, during which we find out which four couples will reach the Grand Final of Strictly Come Dancing 2018. With guests Little Mix. 24/25

Episode 23, Series 16

Sunday December 30 at 08:35

Round 12

Episode 23 | Series 16

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman invite you to join them for the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing, with the remaining five couples performing not once but twice. 23/25

Episode 24, Series 16

Sunday December 30 at 10:10

Round 12 Results

Episode 24 | Series 16

It's the most important results show of the series, during which we find out which four couples will reach the Grand Final of Strictly Come Dancing 2018. With guests Little Mix. 24/25

Episode 25, Series 16

Sunday December 30 at 18:00

The Final

Episode 25 | Series 16

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the grand final as the four remaining couples dance three times to impress viewers. There is also music from Michael Buble. 25/25

Episode 25, Series 16

Monday December 31 at 00:40

The Final

Episode 25 | Series 16

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the grand final as the four remaining couples dance three times to impress viewers. There is also music from Michael Buble. 25/25

Episode 25, Series 16

Monday December 31 at 21:00

The Final

Episode 25 | Series 16

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the grand final as the four remaining couples dance three times to impress viewers. There is also music from Michael Buble. 25/25

Episode 25, Series 16

Saturday January 5 at 06:45

The Final

Episode 25 | Series 16

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the grand final as the four remaining couples dance three times to impress viewers. There is also music from Michael Buble. 25/25

Episode 25, Series 16

Sunday January 6 at 08:25

The Final

Episode 25 | Series 16

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the grand final as the four remaining couples dance three times to impress viewers. There is also music from Michael Buble. 25/25

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