Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, or simply Strictly: It Takes Two, is a British television programme, the companion show to the popular BBC One programme Strictly Come Dancing. It airs on weeknights during the run of the main show on BBC Two at 6:30pm. Claudia Winkleman was the first presenter of the series; however due to her pregnancy in 2011 she had to leave and since then former Strictly finalist Zoë Ball has presented it.
Before 2010, BBC Two Scotland did not broadcast the show on Thursdays, when locally-produced Gaelic language programming aired in the slot instead, though during the 2008 and 2009 series the Thursday night show was carried as an alternative digital stream via BBC Red Button.
The programme features interviews and training footage of the couples competing in the main Saturday night show, opinions from the judges on the previous Saturday show and the training footage for the next, and interviews with celebrities who have been watching the show. Head judge Len Goodman had a weekly spot with Claudia Winkleman entitled “Len’s Masterclass”, in which he demonstrated the dances to be performed on the following Saturday – this has been discontinued since Zoe Ball took over the presenter role.
Original titleStrictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two
First air dateOct. 25, 2004
Last air dateOct. 02, 2017