Strictly Celebs’ glittering first dance! | Launch Show - BBC Strictly 2019

  • Published on Sep 7, 2019
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    Dust off your dancing shoes… Strictly is back!
    It’s your first chance to get a look at the competition and see this year’s celebrities in action as they head to the Strictly ballroom for the very first time.
    This year's celebs are BBC Radio presenter Anneka Rice, BBC Radio 1 DJ Dev Griffin, Olympic gold winning rower James Cracknell, former England goalkeeper David James, Comedian Chris Ramsey, EastEnders actress Emma Barton, FLASH-PLAYER star Saffron Barker, Coronation Street’s Catherine Tyldesley, TV Presenter Mike Bushell, Viscountess Emma Thynn, CBBC Presenter Karim Zeroual, Paralympian Will Bayley, RuPaul’s Drag Race’s judge Michelle Visage and former footballer-turned-pundit Alex Scott.
    Returning for the 2019 series are professional dancers AJ Pritchard, Aljaž Škorjanec, Amy Dowden, Anton Du Beke, Dianne Buswell, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Graziano Di Prima, Janette Manrara, Johannes Radebe, Karen Clifton, Katya Jones, Kevin Clifton, Luba Mushtuk, Nadiya Bychkova, Neil Jones, Oti Mabuse and Nancy Xu.
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Comments • 630

  • Ellie Sare
    Ellie Sare 20 hours ago

    Go on saffron!! X

  • Smiley Babe
    Smiley Babe 21 hour ago

    Who else is here for Saffron 🤚🏻 & I’m from Australia maddd love Girl 😘

  • Katy
    Katy 21 hour ago +2

    Am I the only one not routing for Saffron, But for Catherine and Emma instead. God Emma is just so elegant in this.

  • EHIZ
    EHIZ 21 hour ago

    Everyone who’s coming for saffron shut up like just shut up! I’m pretty sure none of you know how to dance yourselves she’s not a professional and she’s learning every step of the way let her be! Wow people love to bring others down to make them feel better about theme selves god sake!

  • DDCinnamon
    DDCinnamon Day ago

    Saffron’s dancing looks stiff

  • Khlo Jadee
    Khlo Jadee Day ago

    I think saffron done an amazing job considering it was her first dance, yeah she’s out of her comfort zone and she needs to loosen up a little but she will get there once she gets more comfortable! Go girl you got this 🥰 @saffronbarker

  • M.M. Allen
    M.M. Allen Day ago

    best part was neil's perfect slide into position at 2:33

  • any hancock
    any hancock Day ago

    Is that not kids bird why’s she thee

  • PoTa3toes And Sugakookies

    It’s only the first week so she’ll definitely improve as time goes on but I found that saffron wasn’t very stable at 0:59 and she didn’t look that confident sometimes and kept touching her hair.

  • PoTa3toes And Sugakookies

    It’s only the first week so she’ll definitely improve as time goes on but I found that she wasn’t very stable at 0:59 and she didn’t look that confident sometimes and kept touching her hair.

  • Ruby Key
    Ruby Key Day ago

    Love you saffron

  • Ruby Key
    Ruby Key Day ago

    Go saffron I wished I could dance 💃 like that maybe I will go to a club

  • freya allan
    freya allan 2 days ago

    jake mitchell is screaming watching this

  • Jan Thorne
    Jan Thorne 2 days ago +1

    Wow, they’re terrible 😂 Looking forward to seeing how they all improve. Good luck!!!!!!

  • Anthony Muscioni
    Anthony Muscioni 2 days ago

    Emma B. Is gonna take it this year.

  • Kaitlyn Valeska
    Kaitlyn Valeska 2 days ago


  • Chloe Byrne
    Chloe Byrne 2 days ago +3

    Here for saffron and dianne ❤️❤️

  • Amanda Kubiak
    Amanda Kubiak 2 days ago +3

    Saffron chose the right colour to wear she really stood out!

  • AJ PW
    AJ PW 2 days ago

    SAFF 💕

  • Chillcake Von Chill
    Chillcake Von Chill 3 days ago +1

    I was sooooooooooooo excited when my mum told me that the Viscountess of Weymouth would be doing it. I absolutely love going to Longleat and me and my family go there every Christmas to see the lights and every Summer holiday to see the animals. My favourite celebrities are the 2 Emmas, Karim, Dev Griffin and Saffron.

  • Joe Keegans
    Joe Keegans 3 days ago


  • Lilly Grimsey
    Lilly Grimsey 3 days ago

    Saffron tripped

  • I’m Shook :-/
    I’m Shook :-/ 3 days ago +3

    Please tell me I wasn’t the only one trying to spot Dianne 😂😂

  • JustBritney.
    JustBritney. 3 days ago

    They put the better dancing celebs in the lighter coloured clothes and made them to the harder moves. I guess they mad something for everyone

  • Keira M
    Keira M 3 days ago +6

    Diane and saffron are Defos my fave on the show this year!x🧸🍯

  • Pancake Productions
    Pancake Productions 3 days ago +8

    Personally, I think saffron did a great job 💞and I feel as though I’m seeing too many hate comments about her! 😓

  • Jessica Parekh
    Jessica Parekh 3 days ago

    I never saw Anneka or Kevin

  • Megs-Vlogz Channel
    Megs-Vlogz Channel 4 days ago

    Give saffron a bloody break! She’s very young and confident has lots of energy and is loving it and fair play to her for going on such a big show like this!!! yes she may have been stiff but she obviously didn’t want to mess up on her first night which is totally understandable I guarantee she’s going to go all way!

  • Natia Foote
    Natia Foote 4 days ago

    Awww go on Saff!

  • Rosanna Riley
    Rosanna Riley 4 days ago

    Saffron at 1:04 is hilarious look at her legs pop ahahhaha xx

  • Tayla Frankie
    Tayla Frankie 4 days ago +1


  • Angie angie l
    Angie angie l 4 days ago

    I just want to know if anyone going to get together. I hope Kevin gets with saffron so he will leave Stacey

  • Debs B
    Debs B 4 days ago +3

    Can’t stand her voice now I be got to watch her head get even bigger on tv

  • Martina Doherty
    Martina Doherty 4 days ago +69

    Saffron looks very stiff and slow🥴I’m sure she’ll improve

    • 10,000 subs no videos xxx
      10,000 subs no videos xxx 11 hours ago

      @Fluffy Pandazzz Educate yourself, Saffron claims shes a really good dancer whos been dancing all her life actually. So she should at least have good core control and balance but she doesnt.

    • Fluffy Pandazzz
      Fluffy Pandazzz 16 hours ago

      Martina Doherty jeez not need to be rude

    • Ava Jean Watson
      Ava Jean Watson Day ago +2

      I thought that to she looks like shes about to fall over

    • Martina Doherty
      Martina Doherty 2 days ago +4

      Fluffy Pandazzz i did say she’d improve you absolute idiot

    • Fluffy Pandazzz
      Fluffy Pandazzz 2 days ago

      Hold on I said a bit rude and anyways she’s not a dancer so wat do u expect 🤷‍♀️it’s the first week

  • Tash Ryalls-Garbett
    Tash Ryalls-Garbett 5 days ago +2

    0:58 seconds in Saffron looks uncomfortable , I don't know if its for her. If she's taken on too much. She is a lovely person but dancing at that speed just isn't for everyone

    • Park Jimin
      Park Jimin 4 days ago +2

      Tash Ryalls-Garbett she was stiff overall not gonna lie.

  • Bella May
    Bella May 5 days ago

    tbh saffron looks awkward affff

  • Hayley liz
    Hayley liz 5 days ago

    Go on saff!!!❤

  • Lydia
    Lydia 5 days ago

    All I was doing the entire time was watching for Dianne’s red hair

  • Cinnamon Wildflower
    Cinnamon Wildflower 5 days ago +88

    Saffron was awful not gonna lie that was just Horrible

    • Cinnamon Wildflower
      Cinnamon Wildflower 12 hours ago

      Cindy Boa, agree to disagree on that one 😐

    • Cindy Boa
      Cindy Boa 20 hours ago +2

      It's really not serious enough to be that horrible about her

    • Keira M
      Keira M 3 days ago +2

      I agree x

  • dee p
    dee p 5 days ago +4

    Can't see why saffron is even on the show.she isn't a celebrity. 🤔🤔

  • Ruby Mackenzie
    Ruby Mackenzie 5 days ago +72

    I love saffron and I know it was the first dance but she wasn’t that good considering she was a dancer

  • Juan Chavez
    Juan Chavez 6 days ago

    Im just here for michelle visage

  • Milliebobbybrown .littlemix

    Yassss go saffronnnnn

  • Jess White
    Jess White 6 days ago +1

    Yall are all hating on the show...
    Why are you watching it then?

  • penny and fishy
    penny and fishy 6 days ago

    To 10,000 subs no videos, could you please stop with the negative replies to everyone and bickering about their favourites. Also Saffron is NOT quitting the show, she is perfectly fine right now and we don't need you replying to people complementing her. Sorry everyone just had to point out the absolute bickering in the comment section. Have a nice day.

  • Maya Grace
    Maya Grace 6 days ago +2

    Who’s only watching strictly this year coz saffs in it

  • Leyllaaa Rew
    Leyllaaa Rew 6 days ago +36

    I think saffron had too much confidence and this isn’t the type of dance she’s used to it looks like she’s goin to struggle I just hope she doesn’t bring aj down

  • Tidybitz
    Tidybitz 6 days ago

    I enjoyed the show and am looking forward to the live shows starting. There are a few so called celebs I've never heard of this year and a few more BBC boxes ticked, which is sad but expected nowadays. Lets hope the best dancer wins this year also, and not the third best dancer.

  • Got7 Jackson
    Got7 Jackson 6 days ago +2

    Clicked for Saffron

  • Oscar Chica Lucena
    Oscar Chica Lucena 6 days ago

    stupid question, does anyone know which one is the version of dancing of the ceiling of this video?

  • Teagan Williams
    Teagan Williams 6 days ago

    it was there first dance tbh there gonna be abit nervous, they all done great tho

  • J932
    J932 6 days ago +2

    2:07 is when Jamie’s hurst his foot and Oti tells him to continue

  • Savannah Beer
    Savannah Beer 6 days ago +4

    OMG saffron looks so pretty

  • Lily Linsdell 2006
    Lily Linsdell 2006 7 days ago

    I legit didn't know where to look😂😂

  • Oopsy Daisy Doo
    Oopsy Daisy Doo 7 days ago +5

    It's the first dance and everyone's so serious in the comments about it can't you see they're having fun saffron is amazing try not to be so judgemental I hope she wins it to wipe the smug look off people's faces act your age not your shoe size! 😂

    • Oopsy Daisy Doo
      Oopsy Daisy Doo 10 hours ago

      So you then 😂

    • 10,000 subs no videos xxx
      10,000 subs no videos xxx 11 hours ago

      A slug has more of a chance of winning than her

    • Park Jimin
      Park Jimin 4 days ago +1

      Oopsy Daisy Doo I’m sorry but she was stiff and no it’s not hate it’s just advice for her to loosen up a bit. Don’t cover up her mistakes she needs the advice as a dancer you need to be ready for criticism.

  • Bangtan Flowers
    Bangtan Flowers 7 days ago +3

    I just came for Saffron Barker

  • nell barker
    nell barker 7 days ago

    I am SO here for Michelle visage ♥️♥️♥️

  • Shoba Hanraads
    Shoba Hanraads 7 days ago

    Where’s Anneka?!

  • Mims M
    Mims M 7 days ago

    gooooo saff

  • เรนโบว์ rainbow

    Saffron dancing a bit stiff and touching her hair too much

  • Amina Myers
    Amina Myers 7 days ago +1

    Saffron you look so good and cute x

  • Angie Waugh
    Angie Waugh 7 days ago +2

    Saffron 😍😍😍

  • Katie’s Life
    Katie’s Life 7 days ago


  • Chelsea Jones
    Chelsea Jones 7 days ago +2

    Think saffron got a good chance

  • Bronwyn Johnson
    Bronwyn Johnson 7 days ago

    Go saff

  • Russell Thompson
    Russell Thompson 7 days ago

    If this shows has gay couples on it next year I will not be watching!!

    • Oll
      Oll 7 days ago

      Good, please stop watching, nobody wants you.

    • molly elleker
      molly elleker 7 days ago +2

      Russell Thompson i can assure you that your homophobic ass will not be missed

  • Justpaul
    Justpaul 7 days ago


  • Tele Opinions
    Tele Opinions 8 days ago

    It will be interesting to see how they evolve. Right now there were a lot of flat footed dancers, but they were having a great time which is the important thing here.

  • Caleb.B
    Caleb.B 8 days ago

    Oh wow. Michelle ACTUALLY danced. I thought it’d be the stunt double from the Christmas special again

  • Ashleigh Rudkin
    Ashleigh Rudkin 8 days ago +7

    Strictly should do non celebrity dancing even if it's for children in need cause I'd be up for that

  • Paranoid
    Paranoid 8 days ago

    Who are these people?

  • Asha Atkinson
    Asha Atkinson 8 days ago

    Saffy love you gurlllll 💕

  • Jazmine Hussain
    Jazmine Hussain 8 days ago +2

    Still can't believe saffs on strictly💕

  • Jessica nelson
    Jessica nelson 8 days ago +5

    I only came for saffron girl u be looking good

  • Roxy Rahman
    Roxy Rahman 8 days ago

    Is it really trending?

  • salma BEN
    salma BEN 8 days ago +1


  • Dean Smith
    Dean Smith 8 days ago +5

    Staff and aj looked great

    I DROPPED MY SWEETROLL!! 8 days ago +14

    Who only came to watch this becouse they saw Saffron in the thumbnail 😂 ❤

  • Keira Bemorelikekeira
    Keira Bemorelikekeira 8 days ago +6

    I bet saffron is going to win she isn’t the best of dancers to be fair

  • Cheyenne s
    Cheyenne s 8 days ago +1

    YESSSSS SAFFYYYYY ❤️❤️❤️🥰🥰😍😍😍 voting for you all the way love you safff

  • Grace Pearson
    Grace Pearson 8 days ago +1

    Chris is underrateeeeed look how much charisma he has when he dances yess

  • Roast Potato634
    Roast Potato634 8 days ago +1

    Ok so there’s like one good shot of saffron the rest their focused on the same people.

  • x_ teamjoanne _x
    x_ teamjoanne _x 8 days ago +1

    Going to miss joe so much in this series 😭 also the dancing defo wasn’t as strong as last years BUT I’m not ruling anyone out because it’s only the beginning but idk they just seemed a bit off, also think that Karim is underrated, he looks amazing!

    ANSWER SONG 8 days ago

    I'm only watching it because of dav from bbcr1

  • Yara Razvan
    Yara Razvan 8 days ago

    Go saff!!!

  • Thailand Johnny Jay
    Thailand Johnny Jay 8 days ago +1

    Barker first one out!!!

  • The Spiv
    The Spiv 8 days ago


  • Pretty Hussain
    Pretty Hussain 8 days ago +3

    Who's here for Dianne and saffron?

  • Mod 66
    Mod 66 8 days ago +47

    This is getting like the X factor boring ,dull,stale and embarrassing and full of nobodies.

  • Justine justine
    Justine justine 8 days ago

    I only recognise Michelle visage

  • Hasan Ar-Rahman
    Hasan Ar-Rahman 9 days ago +1

    Saffron and diane are going to get so much support

    • 10,000 subs no videos xxx
      10,000 subs no videos xxx 8 days ago

      They wont as dianne is a pro and the show is about the celebs really and saffron wont get votes as she cant dance and complains about suicide. Most of her few fans cant vote anyway as its UK only.

  • Seven awesome rainbow budgies

    Everyone is going about saffron and Dianne ! I love them to but give Amy some love pls

  • Daniel Moore
    Daniel Moore 9 days ago

    Finally the set has had an upgrade !

  • Mogster Kupo
    Mogster Kupo 9 days ago +1

    Am I being slow? Who's that blonde dancing with Graziano near the end? She's on the far left in the video thumbnail.

    • George Broadhurst
      George Broadhurst 7 days ago

      @Mogster Kupo I think she was an extra dancer in place of Anneka because she wasn't in the group dance. If you look at the last wide shot, she's gone and Anneka is in her place.

    • Mogster Kupo
      Mogster Kupo 8 days ago

      Seriously, she's not a pro I recognise and I don't think she's one of the celebs.

  • Tom Ripley
    Tom Ripley 9 days ago +2

    You can hear the bottom of a barrel being scraped with contestants this year. Don't know who the majority of these people are and I'm English.

  • Becca L
    Becca L 9 days ago +4

    Had never heard of this show before! Following along from Australia just for saffron! 👏🏼👏🏼

  • kaydee1959
    kaydee1959 9 days ago

    Who is the chunky woman in black and gold ...are they a transvestite

  • DoubleDeckerAnton
    DoubleDeckerAnton 9 days ago

    Dance baby yeah...🕺💃...😂

  • DoubleDeckerAnton
    DoubleDeckerAnton 9 days ago +1

    Strictly is back...😀🔝👌

  • Olivia Grace
    Olivia Grace 9 days ago +3

    OMG saffy I love her so much xx