Strictly Come Dancing | The Presenters
Sir Bruce Forsyth
The nation’s favourite presenter and entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth is back to co-present his 11th series of Strictly Come Dancing. With a TV career spanning over seventy years, Sir Bruce has entertained millions and is best known for hit shows such as Sunday Night at the Palladium, The Generation Game and Play Your Cards Right.
Sir Bruce has been awarded a multitude of awards throughout his longstanding career, including a Royal Television Society Lifetime Achievement Award, a C.B.E, an O.B.E and a knighthood, and was recently awarded the ‘Longest career as a TV entertainer male’ by the Guinness Book of Records.
Earlier this year Sir Bruce made his Glastonbury debut on the Avalon Stage in front of a huge crowd with a mix of song, dance and comedy which he described as one of the “best experiences” of his career. On BBC One this autumn viewers can look forward to a one off When Miranda Met Bruce, where Miranda Hart will delve under the skin of Sir Bruce to find out the key to his success and longevity in the challenging world of entertainment.
Presenter Tess Daly is back at Sir Bruce Forsyth’s side to co-present on Saturday nights, and as ever brings with her glamour and sophistication, providing first hand reactions from the couples hot off the dance floor.
After working around the world as a model and before landing her role on Strictly, Tess presented many other TV shows including Get Your Kit Off, Smash Hits TV, Children in Need and the Royal Variety Performance. She also presented BBC One’s celebrity singing talent show Just the Two of Us alongside husband Vernon Kay. In 2008, Tess won a special version of Strictly Come Dancing against Terry Wogan, where she was partnered with a delighted Anton du Beke. As well as being a successful columnist Tess is also a published author with titles The Camera Never Lies and It’s Up To You, New York to her name.
Renowned television and radio presenter Claudia Winkleman will once again be joining Tess to co-host the Sunday night results show this series.
The Cambridge graduate, who previously hosted It Takes Two, has many a string to her entertainment bow. She is known for presenting a number of BBC shows including Comic Relief, Film 2011 and Film 2012, and alongside her work as a journalist she also presents a weekly Friday evening show on Radio 2 – The Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman, delivering a feast of the finest offerings from film, theatre, arts, TV and music.
The fountain of all Strictly knowledge and former contestant, radio and television presenter Zoe Ball returns to present the BBC Two weekday sister show, It Takes Two.
After presenting the much lauded Live & Kicking, in 1999, Zoe became the first woman to front the BBC Radio One Breakfast Show solo – a role that landed her a Gold at the prestigious Sony Radio Awards. She has since presented a number of TV shows, including the BRIT Awards, The Priory, Strictly Dance Fever, and Sky Art’s Summer Festivals. In August 2013, Zoe hosted BBC One’s Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor, a special live show revealing the much anticipated twelfth doctor in the Dr Who series.
Strictly Come Dancing – It Takes Two
Strictly Come Dancing – It Takes Two presented by Zoe Ball returns to BBC Two weeknights. As ever, the series will be full of the latest news and gossip, exclusive interviews with the couples and tons of behind-the-scenes footage from training. Karen Hardy is back to give her spin on the choreography from the weekend in her Choreography Corner. Plus Ian Waite returns with his wand in Waite’s Wednesday Warm Up, where he’ll take a weekly glimpse of the training rooms.