Skip to main content

Songs and dances revealed for Saturday night's Strictly Come Dancing

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 20:00:00 on 16/10/2020 - Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing - TX: 17/10/2020 - Episode: Launch show (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Strictly Come Dancing 2020 celebrities EMBARGOED until 2000hrs Friday 16th October 2020 Max George, Nicola Adams, Jacqui Smith, Caroline Quentin, HRVY, Bill Bailey, Jamie Laing, Jason Bell, JJ Chalmers, Maisie Smith, Clara Amfo, Ranvir Singh - (C) BBC - Photographer: Ray Burmiston

Who will be dancing to what?

Strictly Come Dancing 2020 kicked off in style at the weekend as the celebrities were paired up with their professional dance partners.

And now it has been announced what dance each couple will be performing, and to what song.

Strictly Come Dancing 2020

The pressure is on as the Strictly celebrities take to the dance floor for their first live dance on Saturday (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC/Guy Levy)

The launch show on Saturday night saw each celebrity show off their dancing abilities on the Strictly dance floor for the first time as they took on the infamous group dance.

More: How to watch Strictly Come Dancing anywhere in the world 

But since then each couple has been perfecting their first couple's dance for the live show this weekend.

The first dance revealed 

Strictly Come Dancing has announced that Caroline and Johannes will be dancing the American Smooth to Sheena Easton track 9-5.

Maisie and Gorka

Maisie and Gorka are firm favourites to win, but will the impress with their Samba on Saturday night? (Image credit: BBC/Guy Levy)

Clara and Aljaz will be doing the Cha Cha to Don't Start Now by Dua Lipa, while Jacqui and Anton will be Foxtrotting to Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life by Monty Python.

Favourite to win, even before her first dance, is EastEnders star Maisie Smith, and she will be dancing the Samba with Gorka to Gloria Estefan's song, Samba.

Nicola and Katya will make Strictly history by being the first same sex couple on the show, and they will be dancing the Quickstep to Get Happy by Ella Fitzgerald.

Oti Mabuse, Bill Bailey

Bill will be dancing the Cha Cha with partner Oti (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC/Guy Levy)

Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh will be dancing the Paso Doble with Giovanni to End Of Time by Beyonce, and Bill and Oti will be doing the Cha Cha to Pata Pata by Miriam Makeba.

Popstar HRVY and his dance partner Janette are doing the Jive to Faith by Stevie Wonder featuring Ariana Grande, and Jamie and Karen will be doing a Cha Cha to Think About Things by Daði Freyr.

Jason and Luba will be doing the American Smooth to My Girl by The Temptations, and JJ and Amy will be Waltzing to What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong.

Finally Max and Diane will be showing off their footwork by dancing the Tango to Best Fake Smile by James Bay.

Strictly Come Dancing 2020

The celebrities showed off their fancy footwork in a group dance last weekend (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC/Guy Levy)

It was reported by The Sun that The Wanted star Max has sustained an injury while working out at the gym, and has been spotted wearing a wrist support at training.

Let's hope that clears up before the weekend!

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday night at 7.25 on BBC One. 

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.