Strictly Come Dancing announce their 2022 judging panel

Confirming Bruno Tonioli's exit after 18 years.


Following last year’s ground-breaking run, Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC One this autumn for its twentieth fabulous series. Once again bringing glitter, glamour and glorious dancing to Saturday and Sunday nights.


Returning to the judging panel once again are Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Head Judge Shirley Ballas. In addition to this tremendous trio, former Strictly professional dancer Anton Du Beke will be taking up residency on the judging panel this year after his successful stint as a judge for the 2021 series.


Speaking about returning to Strictly Craig Revel Horwood said " am beyond thrilled to be returning to Strictly, I can’t believe it will be my 20th series! It’s going to be Fab-u-lous!"


To which Motsi Mabuse added "Last year’s series of Strictly was one of the highlights of my career, it has had such a real impact which has been incredible to witness. I am so proud to be a part of this show and I am so looking forward to returning for my fourth series!"


Shirley Ballas said "Being a judge on Strictly is such a joy and honour for me, and I can’t wait to be back at the studio waving my paddle. Every year the wonderful production team surpass themselves and I know they have some brilliant plans in store for 2022. I’m so excited to get started."


And on his return to the judging panel, Anton Du Beke said "Woohooo! This is BRILLIANT news. Everyone knows how much I absolutely love the show and I’m utterly delighted to be continuing as a regular judge. And I get to make the final again - now I know how Giovanni feels!"


Strictly Come Dancing will also welcome back hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman and further details regarding the new series will be confirmed in due course.


Strictly Come Dancing returns later this year on BBC One