STRICTLY Come Dancing is back on our screens this weekend, with Strictly It Takes Two airing alongside it.
Here’s all you need to know about the Strictly companion show – including how you can waltz your way into the studio audience.
What is Strictly It Takes Two?
Strictly It Takes Two is the companion show to Strictly Come Dancing, airing every weekday while Strictly is on.
Packed with backstage gossip and extra action, It Takes Two will be on for half an hour Monday-Thursday with a live hour-long instalment on Fridays.
The companion show will be hosted by Zoe Ball once again, marking her seventh season in charge of It Takes Two.
Zoe will be joined by celebs and professional dancers from this year’s cast, as well as a panel of celebrity Strictly fans.
When does Strictly It Takes Two start?
The first episode of Strictly Come Dancing 2017 will aired on Saturday, 23 September.
Strictly It Takes Two started on Monday, 25 September, and will be on BBC Two every Monday-Thursday at 6:30pm.
Starting on Friday, 29 September, the show will air at 6pm, with the weekly live instalment lasting until 7pm.
You can take part in future Friday shows by being part of the audience.
Can I be in the Strictly It Takes Two audience? How do I get tickets?
The Friday show is filmed with a live studio audience – and anyone is in with a shot at ending up in the studio.
This year, there will be three separate random draws for tickets, with each draw for a block of three or four dates.
Unfortunately, there’s no way to apply for a specific date, but if you win the draw you’ll be allocated one of the dates in the block.
The second of three random draws is open until 4pm on Wednesday October 4.
The dates available in the second random block are:
- Friday 27 October
- Friday 3 November
- Friday 10 November
- Friday 17 November
You can apply for a maximum of two tickets here, on the BBC website, where you’ll also be able to apply for the final block of tickets when they are released.