The popular television series Strictly Come Dancing returns to South African screens for its sixth season on Wednesdays at 20h00 from 10 July on SABC3.
As in previous seasons, 10 celebrities take to the dance floor to show off their moves while trying to impress judges and viewers. The contestants are Connie Ferguson, Graeme Richards, Kuli Roberts, Lalla Hirayama, Jay Anstey, Zakeeya Patel, Damon Kalvari, Mpho Popps Modikoane, L’Vovo Derrango and Thapela Mokoena.
In Episode 1 on 10 July the celebrities are paired with 10 professional dancers tasked with teaching their celebrity a variety of ballroom and Latin dances. The women celebrities perform either a waltz or a cha cha, while the men do a group dance salsa. There is no elimination this week, but the judges will score each performance and the scores will be carried over to Episode 3.
On 17 July in Episode 2 the male celebrities dance the rumba or the foxtrot, while the ladies perform a group Argentine tango with their dancers. There is no audience voting on this episode but the judges score count is carried over to Episode 3.
It’s the first elimination on 24 July (Episode 3) and all 10 couples perform one of four dances: the cha cha, the foxtrot, rumba or the Viennese waltz. The two couples with the lowest combined judges’ score and viewer votes will face off in the dance-off and the judges will ultimately decide who is going home.
The show runs for 10 weeks from the SABC’s Renaissance Centre in Auckland Park, Johannesburg.
Strictly Come Dancing is produced for the SABC by Rapid Blue, the production company that has brought viewers several seasons of SA’s Got Talent on e.tv, Come Dine with SA on BBC Entertainment and The Bar-One Manhunt on SABC1.