Strictly Come Dancing Week 1 Song And Dance Choices Revealed – And They’re As Eclectic As Ever

This year’s Strictly Come Dancing has felt like a long time coming thanks to a month delay (because, corona), but the first live show is finally upon us. 

And in anticipation of the competition kicking off properly this weekend, Strictly bosses have let us in on what the contestants and their partners will be dancing to. 

As ever, it’s an eclectic mix, with the routines including a Cha Cha to one of Dua Lipa’s biggest hits, a Paso Doble to a Beyoncé classic and a Foxtrot to, errrmm, Monty Python. 

Here’s the full list of this week’s dances...

  • Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse: Cha Cha Cha to Pata Pata by Miriam Makeba
  • Caroline Quentin and Johannes Radebe: American Smooth to 9-5 (Morning Train) by Sheena Easton
  • Clara Amfo and Aljaž Skorjanec: Cha Cha Cha to Don’t Start Now by Dua Lipa
  • HRVY and Janette Manrara: Jive to Faith by Stevie Wonder feat. Ariana Grande
  • Jacqui Smith and Anton Du Beke: Foxtrot to Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life by Monty Python
  • Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer: Cha Cha Cha to Think About Things by Daði Freyr 
  • Jason Bell and Luba Mushtuk: American Smooth to My Girl by The Temptations
  • JJ Chalmers and Amy Dowden: Waltz to What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
  • Maisie Smith and Gorka Marquez: Samba to Samba (Conga) by Gloria Estefan
  • Max George and Dianne Buswell: Tango to Best Fake Smile by James Bay
  • Nicola Adams and Katya Jones: Quickstep to Get Happy by Ella Fitzgerald
  • Ranvir Singh and Giovanni Pernice: Paso Doble to End of Time by Beyoncé

Saturday’s launch episode of Strictly introduced us to the 12-strong line-up, and saw the celebrities meet their partners for the first time before taking to the floor for a special group dance. 

There was also a number of notable changes to fit in with coronavirus guidelines, including a socially distanced audience, individual judges’ desks and pre-recorded routines from the professional dancers. 

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 7.25pm on BBC One