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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 17

Sunday September 29 at 19:00

Launch Show

Episode 1 | Series 17

Strictly is back with a new line-up of celebrities and a new judge, Motsi, joining Craig, Bruno and Shirley. Kylie Minogue, Mark Ronson and Yebba perform in the studio. 1/25

Episode 1, Series 17

Monday September 30 at 21:00

Launch Show

Episode 1 | Series 17

Strictly is back with a new line-up of celebrities and a new judge, Motsi, joining Craig, Bruno and Shirley. Kylie Minogue, Mark Ronson and Yebba perform in the studio. 1/25

Episode 1, Series 17

Saturday October 5 at 15:00

Launch Show

Episode 1 | Series 17

Strictly is back with a new line-up of celebrities and a new judge, Motsi, joining Craig, Bruno and Shirley. Kylie Minogue, Mark Ronson and Yebba perform in the studio. 1/25

Episode 2, Series 17

Sunday October 6 at 19:00

Round 1

Episode 2 | Series 17

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the first live episode of the year. The 15 couples perform, hoping to impress judges Motsi Mabuse, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Shirley…

Episode 2, Series 17

Monday October 7 at 21:00

Round 1

Episode 2 | Series 17

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the first live episode of the year. The 15 couples perform, hoping to impress judges Motsi Mabuse, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Shirley…

Episode 2, Series 17

Saturday October 12 at 15:00

Round 1

Episode 2 | Series 17

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the first live episode of the year. The 15 couples perform, hoping to impress judges Motsi Mabuse, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Shirley…

Episode 3, Series 17

Sunday October 13 at 19:00

Round 2

Episode 3 | Series 17

Our fifteen couples return to the ballroom for what promises to be a sensational night of dance. 3/25

Episode 4, Series 17

Sunday October 13 at 21:25

Round 2 Results

Episode 4 | Series 17

The first results show of the series opens with a spectacular group performance from the pros, and there's music from the amazing Lewis Capaldi. 4/25

Episode 4, Series 17

Monday October 14 at 19:00

Round 2 Results

Episode 4 | Series 17

The first results show of the series opens with a spectacular group performance from the pros, and there's music from the amazing Lewis Capaldi. 4/25

Episode 3, Series 17

Monday October 14 at 21:00

Round 2

Episode 3 | Series 17

Our fifteen couples return to the ballroom for what promises to be a sensational night of dance. 3/25

Episode 4, Series 17

Monday October 14 at 23:25

Round 2 Results

Episode 4 | Series 17

The first results show of the series opens with a spectacular group performance from the pros, and there's music from the amazing Lewis Capaldi. 4/25

Episode 3, Series 17

Saturday October 19 at 15:00

Round 2

Episode 3 | Series 17

Our fifteen couples return to the ballroom for what promises to be a sensational night of dance. 3/25

Episode 4, Series 17

Saturday October 19 at 17:15

Round 2 Results

Episode 4 | Series 17

The first results show of the series opens with a spectacular group performance from the pros, and there's music from the amazing Lewis Capaldi. 4/25

Episode 5, Series 17

Sunday October 20 at 19:00

Series 17, Episode 5

Episode 5 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 5/25

Episode 6, Series 17

Sunday October 20 at 21:25

Series 17, Episode 6

Episode 6 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 6/25

Episode 6, Series 17

Monday October 21 at 19:00

Series 17, Episode 6

Episode 6 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 6/25

Episode 6, Series 17

Monday October 21 at 19:00

Series 17, Episode 6

Episode 6 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 6/25

Episode 5, Series 17

Monday October 21 at 21:00

Series 17, Episode 5

Episode 5 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 5/25

Episode 5, Series 17

Monday October 21 at 21:00

Series 17, Episode 5

Episode 5 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 5/25

Episode 6, Series 17

Monday October 21 at 23:25

Series 17, Episode 6

Episode 6 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 6/25

Episode 6, Series 17

Monday October 21 at 23:25

Series 17, Episode 6

Episode 6 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 6/25

Episode 5, Series 17

Saturday October 26 at 15:00

Series 17, Episode 5

Episode 5 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 5/25

Episode 6, Series 17

Saturday October 26 at 17:15

Series 17, Episode 6

Episode 6 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 6/25

Episode 7, Series 17

Sunday October 27 at 19:00

Series 17, Episode 7

Episode 7 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 7/25

Episode 8, Series 17

Sunday October 27 at 21:15

Series 17, Episode 8

Episode 8 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 8/25

Episode 8, Series 17

Monday October 28 at 19:00

Series 17, Episode 8

Episode 8 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 8/25

Episode 7, Series 17

Monday October 28 at 21:00

Series 17, Episode 7

Episode 7 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 7/25

Episode 8, Series 17

Monday October 28 at 23:15

Series 17, Episode 8

Episode 8 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 8/25

Episode 7, Series 17

Saturday November 2 at 15:00

Series 17, Episode 7

Episode 7 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 7/25

Episode 8, Series 17

Saturday November 2 at 17:05

Series 17, Episode 8

Episode 8 | Series 17

Celebrities pair up with professional dancers and perform dazzling ballroom routines over a series of weeks in this demanding dance competition. 8/25

Meet the celebrities

Meet the Judges

Meet the Presenters