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 • 653

  • Leela Owen
    Leela Owen 2 months ago +1

    I love Amy and Dianne!

  • Jack Morris
    Jack Morris 3 months ago +1

    Who noticed that Anneka Rice only appeared at the very end next to Anton

  • mia bradd
    mia bradd 3 months ago

    what style of dance would you call this ?

  • Baiju Joseph
    Baiju Joseph 4 months ago


  • Charlotte Ellis
    Charlotte Ellis 4 months ago +1

    If you look at saffron and anton at 2:39 anika just appears out of nowhere a couple seconds later

  • Lily May
    Lily May 5 months ago

    I acc enjoyed saffron’s First Dance but I thought she was horrific in this one lol

  • Lynn van Horik
    Lynn van Horik 5 months ago

    Where are my RPDR fans at?! #teammichelle

  • Jane Duncan
    Jane Duncan 5 months ago

    To all you haters, give saffron a chance! My goodness. She is a lovely girl who wants to learn and achieve on this show. What are you going to expect from her on the FIRST EPISODE!? A dirty dancing routine from her? I watched saffrons first dance and my goodness she was amazing. She has put in the hard work and determination for that dance.

  • I am a man and I'm a poof80808

    It's that a drag queen came down from the stairs?!

  • Kirsty Currie
    Kirsty Currie 5 months ago +1

    I don’t think saf’s gonna be in this for long 😬

  • Monica Lewis
    Monica Lewis 5 months ago +1

    who thinks Joe and Dianna are still gonna be together by the end of this?

    • Izzy_ Hogwarts
      Izzy_ Hogwarts Month ago +1

      They are still together! True, strong love withstands the test of something like Strictly! They're love is pure and strong. A match made in heaven! I hope they stay together forever (also her name's Dianne, no offense meant though)

  • Shannon Toyne
    Shannon Toyne 5 months ago +1

    Why’s everyone hating or saffs dancing? Like what fans you all are! Totally disgusted if you none are gonna support her #teamsaff! Here for you girl! #fangirling

    • Jane Duncan
      Jane Duncan 5 months ago +1

      @Shannon Toyne i know. Just keep spreading the positive. She needs all the support. x

    • Shannon Toyne
      Shannon Toyne 5 months ago

      It makes me sick what they say about her literally!

    • Jane Duncan
      Jane Duncan 5 months ago

      @Shannon Toyne its absolutely disgusting. People saying she is awful at dancing (by the way the show has literally just started), people saying she should be kicked of the show, and also people saying they expect more from her. Like what the actual? I watched her first dance and by god she was amazing for week 1.

    • Shannon Toyne
      Shannon Toyne 5 months ago

      What I don’t get is why watch the programme if they’re gonna give hate, like I’d love other people to go on the show and dance! It’s just week 1 for them and saffron has put in so much hard work and dedication

    • Jane Duncan
      Jane Duncan 5 months ago

      Reading the hate comments, absolutely shocking.

  • Ellie Jade xx
    Ellie Jade xx 5 months ago +2

    I bet saffron and her partner end up getting together

  • Pronouns are They
    Pronouns are They 5 months ago

    saffron looks really stiff idk why

  • Diamond spa
    Diamond spa 5 months ago +24

    What’s happening saffron!!!! My baby girl I thought you’d be amazing I’m just waiting for your nan to be here get those dancing shoes on saf you can do it!

  • Ellie Sare
    Ellie Sare 5 months ago

    Go on saffron!! X

  • Smiley Babe
    Smiley Babe 5 months ago

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

  • Katy
    Katy 5 months ago +18

    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 5 months ago +2

    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 5 months ago +1

    Saffron’s dancing looks stiff

  • Khlo Jadee
    Khlo Jadee 5 months ago +1

    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 5 months ago

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

  • any hancock
    any hancock 5 months ago

    Is that not kids bird why’s she thee

  • PoTa3toes And Sugakookies
    PoTa3toes And Sugakookies 5 months ago +6

    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
      PoTa3toes And Sugakookies 5 months ago

      Jane Duncan read my comment again, I said I know that she’ll improve as the weeks go on

    • Jane Duncan
      Jane Duncan 5 months ago

      Well, her first dance was AMAZING! you just need to give her time.

  • Ruby Key
    Ruby Key 5 months ago

    Love you saffron

  • Ruby Key
    Ruby Key 5 months ago

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

  • freya allan
    freya allan 5 months ago

    jake mitchell is screaming watching this

  • Jan Thorne
    Jan Thorne 5 months ago +6

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

  • Anthony Muscioni
    Anthony Muscioni 5 months ago

    Emma B. Is gonna take it this year.

  • Kaitlyn Valeska
    Kaitlyn Valeska 5 months ago


  • Chloe Byrne
    Chloe Byrne 5 months ago +4

    Here for saffron and dianne ❤️❤️

  • Amanda Kubiak
    Amanda Kubiak 5 months ago +3

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

  • AJ PW
    AJ PW 5 months ago

    SAFF 💕

  • Galaxy Robloxian
    Galaxy Robloxian 5 months ago +2

    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 5 months ago


  • Lilly Grimsey
    Lilly Grimsey 5 months ago +1

    Saffron tripped

  • I’m Shook :-/
    I’m Shook :-/ 5 months ago +3

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

  • JustBritney.
    JustBritney. 5 months ago +1

    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 Mckay
    Keira Mckay 5 months ago +6

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

  • Jessica Parekh
    Jessica Parekh 5 months ago

    I never saw Anneka or Kevin

  • Megs-Vlogz Channel
    Megs-Vlogz Channel 5 months 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 5 months ago

    Awww go on Saff!

  • Rosanna Riley
    Rosanna Riley 5 months ago

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

  • Tayla Frankie
    Tayla Frankie 5 months ago +1


  • Angie angie l
    Angie angie l 5 months 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 5 months ago +5

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

  • Lacey Saunders
    Lacey Saunders 5 months ago +136

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

    • Katie xxx
      Katie xxx 5 months ago +4

      @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.

    • asa fam x
      asa fam x 5 months ago +6

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

    • Lacey Saunders
      Lacey Saunders 5 months ago +7

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

    • Lacey Saunders
      Lacey Saunders 5 months ago +5

      Fluffy Pandazzz I’ve literally just done what the judges do on that show, it’s called having an opinion😂like I said I’m sure she’ll improve

  • Tash Ryalls-Garbett
    Tash Ryalls-Garbett 5 months 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 5 months ago +3

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

  • Bella May
    Bella May 5 months ago

    tbh saffron looks awkward affff

  • Hayley liz
    Hayley liz 5 months ago +1

    Go on saff!!!❤

  • Lydia
    Lydia 5 months ago

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

  • Cinnamon Wildflower
    Cinnamon Wildflower 5 months ago +126

    Saffron was awful not gonna lie that was just Horrible

    • Cinnamon Wildflower
      Cinnamon Wildflower 5 months ago

      Leah Membury Fair point 😂😂
      Can’t argue w that one

    • Leah Membury
      Leah Membury 5 months ago

      Cinnamon Wildflower well you try dance oh sorry you can you gotta judge others 😂

    • Cinnamon Wildflower
      Cinnamon Wildflower 5 months ago

      Leah Membury It’s just my opinion

    • Cinnamon Wildflower
      Cinnamon Wildflower 5 months ago

      Bethy Rose that is true but she said she was a dancer sooooo

    • Bethy Rose
      Bethy Rose 5 months ago +1

      That’s really harsh, the series has just started, she looks like she was having fun and the show needs more of that. I reckon she’ll be a dark horse.

  • dee p
    dee p 5 months ago +5

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

    • Katie xxx
      Katie xxx 5 months ago

      She should be booted off for complaining about suicide

    • Katie xxx
      Katie xxx 5 months ago

      @ruby shannon joe sugg is well known, saffron isnt.

    • ruby shannon
      ruby shannon 5 months ago +2

      dee p neither was joe sugg

  • Ruby Mackenzie
    Ruby Mackenzie 5 months ago +95

    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 5 months ago

    Im just here for michelle visage

  • Milliebobbybrown .littlemix

    Yassss go saffronnnnn

  • Jess White
    Jess White 5 months ago +2

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

  • penny and fishy
    penny and fishy 5 months 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 5 months ago +2

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

  • Leyllaaa Rew
    Leyllaaa Rew 5 months ago +39

    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

    • Jane Duncan
      Jane Duncan 5 months ago

      Give her time, the show has just started. 🤣

    • Jessica Low
      Jessica Low 5 months ago +1

      Leyllaaa Rew kinda sad that last year I loved joe so much and I was so happy a FLash-playerr was on the show and now that saffron is here I’m like.......oh