How to watch Strictly Come Dancing 2022 online for free in the UK and from anywhere

Mind blowing torque choices, lots of 10’s paddles and some iconic routines we won’t soon forget. Strictly Come Dancing was a treat for the eyes and a warm fuzzy feel, but it all comes to an end this week with our four remaining couples battling it out this Saturday night for the dazzling Strictly Glitter Ball. Get all the details on how to watch Strictly Come Dancing online and from anywhere below.

Week 13 brings the Strictly Come Dancing final. They did Halloween week, musicals and movies. They even danced in the famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom. And now it’s down to Fleur and Vito, Helen and Gorka, Molly and Carlos, and Hamza and Jowita.

On Saturday night, each couple will dance not one, not two, but three (!) routines.

There will be two previous dances, one chosen by the judges and the other preferred by the couple. The evening will reach its climax with the Bells and Whistles Showdance of each couple.

Find out who will be crowned the Strictly 2022 winner and lift the Glitter Ball. Find out how to watch Strictly Come Dancing online with our guide.


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How to watch Strictly Come Dancing online for FREE in the UK

How to watch Strictly Come Dancing online abroad

For anyone abroad right now who still wants to experience the glitz and glam of Strictly, you may struggle outside the UK. But don’t let geo-restrictions stand between you and your weekly fix of ballroom dancing.

Simply download and install a VPN on your device to watch Strictly Come Dancing on the BBC iPlayer from anywhere. A VPN effectively tricks your device into thinking it is in another location by changing the IP address to another part of the world.

Three easy steps to using a VPN to watch Strictly Come Dancing

1. Download and install a VPN – we recommend ExpressVPN

2. Connect to the relevant server location – launch the VPN app, click “choose location” and select the correct location, e.g. UK for iPlayer

3. Go to the live stream of the chosen broadcaster – in this case, go to BBC iPlayer (opens in a new tab)


Strictly come to dance

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022 contestants

  • Will Mellor (Actor)
  • Kym Marsh (Actress)
  • Richie Anderson (Radio 2 ex-footballer)
  • Kaye Adams (Loose Women speaker and broadcaster)
  • Jayde Adams (Comic)
  • Ellie Simmonds (Broadcaster and former Paralympian)
  • Tyler West (DJ and TV/Radio Presenter)
  • Matt Goss (Musician)
  • Ellie Taylor (comedian and actress)
  • Molly Rainford (singer and actress)
  • Tony AdamsMBE (Football manager and former player)
  • East Flower (Musician and radio host)
  • Hamza Yassin (television presenter)
  • James Hello (Actor)
  • Elena Schelton (television presenter)

Who are the Strictly Come Dancing 2022 couples?

The launch show was on Friday 23rd September and revealed the Strictly Come Dancing couples of 2022. They include two same-sex pairings. The full list is as follows:

  • Heleon Skelton and Gorka Marquez
  • Richie Anderson & Giovanni Pernice
  • Ellie Simmonds and Nikita Guzman
  • Kym Marsh & Graziano DiPrima
  • Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe
  • Matt Goss and Nadia Bychkova
  • Fleur Est & Vito Coppola
  • Molly Rainford & Carlos Gu
  • James Hello and Amy Dowden
  • Will Mellor and Nancy Xu
  • Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer
  • Tony Adams and Katya Jones
  • Tyler West and Dianne Buswell
  • Kaye Adams and Kai Widdrington
  • Hamza Yassin & Jowita Przystal

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 professional dancers

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Pros of Strictly Come Dancing 2022

  • Vito Coppola
  • Charles Gu
  • Lauren Oakley
  • Michelle Tsiakkas
  • Kai Widdington
  • Nikita Kuzmin
  • John Partridge
  • Gorka Marquez
  • Graziano DiPrima
  • Johannes Radebe
  • Neil Jones
  • Cameron Lombard
  • Amy Dowden
  • Dianne Buswell
  • Karen Hauer
  • Katya Jones
  • Nadia Bychkova
  • Nancy Xu
  • Jowita Przystal
  • Luba Mustuk

Strictly Come Dancing Judges (L to R): Anton du Beke, Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse, Craig Revel Horwood

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Judges of Strictly Come Dancing 2022

  • Anton DuBeke
  • Shirley Ballas
  • Motsi Mabuse
  • Craig Revel Horwood

How to watch Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two

Strictly Come Dancing’s spin-off show It Takes Two returns Monday, September 26 to curb that Strictly fever among live shows, with Rylan Clark and Janette Manrara hosting.

The show airs every week to give you all the behind the scenes exclusives. You can tune in to BBC Two at 6.30pm BST Monday to Friday. Remember, you can watch free on iPlayer (opens in a new tab) live or on demand.

The sideshow is usually packed with training footage, interviews, judges’ opinions and much more, so it’s worth tuning in for the unseen behind-the-scenes extras.

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