Strictly's starting line up for 2020 confirmed: Cast and rumours

As social distancing guidelines are still in place, many Strictly Come Dancing fans were concerned that the annual dance competition would not go ahead.

Following a summer of cancellations, many Brits feared that one of their favourite talent shows would be pulled from the TV’s calendar. However, the BBC have pulled out all the stops in an effort for Strictly Come Dancing to go ahead.

Now, the first few celebrities signed up to the show have been confirmed. On Tuesday, September 1st, the team at The One Show made the announcement of who would be featured in this year’s Strictly line up.

So, who is in the line up of celebrities taking on Strictly Come Dancing 2020? Find out about the confirmed cast and more rumoured celebrities here.

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 – TX: 30/11/2019 – Amy Dowden, Karim Zeroual – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly: Confirmed line up for 2020

  • Bill Bailey
  • Caroline Quentin
  • Clara Amfo
  • HRVY
  • Jamie Laing
  • Jason Bell
  • JJ Chalmers
  • Maisie Smith
  • Max George
  • Nicola Adams
  • Ranvir Singh

Nicola Adams will make history on the show as one half of the first same-sex couple.

We will update this piece as more famous names are added to the confirmed line up. 


Strictly Come Dancing: Rumours

On top of the six confirmed celebrities, there are a whole host of famous faces rumoured to appear on Strictly 2020.

Some of these include presenter Maya Jama, EastEnders stars Adam Woodyatt and Tamzin Outhwaite, GMB’s Adil Ray, EastEnder and Queen of the Jungle Jacqueline Jossa, and finally Homes Under the Hammer star Martin Roberts.

Usually, there are 15 celebrity contestants on Strictly Come Dancing. This is to fill the average 13-week long season. Strictly Come Dancing 2020 will have a shorter run at 9 weeks. This means it is likely there will be 10 or 11 couples in the line up, although it’s looking likely that more stars are yet to be confirmed.




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