What time is Strictly Come Dancing on TV tonight?

This year's batch of celebrity dancers get ready to face the public vote with the third live show of the series on BBC1

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Strictly Come Dancing continues tonight and things are about to get serious. Last weekend saw all 15 celebrities strut their stuff for the judges in a two-night ballroom-dance bonanza but now they’ll have to impress the British public if they want to make it through to the next round.

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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this evening’s ballroom brilliance.

What time is Strictly Come Dancing on TV tonight?

The first couple will step out onto the dance floor shortly after 6:20pm on BBC1.

And the results show?

This exiting celebrity will discover their fate on Sunday night, with a Barry Gibb performance preceding the announcement of this week’s results. The show runs from 7:15pm-8pm. 

What happened in last week’s shows?

Judge Rinder may have stolen the first live show with his sassy cha-cha, but it’s fashion model Daisy Lowe who currently sits top of the leader board going into week two. Catch up on all the action with our live recap right here.

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Which celebrities will be dancing tonight?

Tonight marks the first time all 15 celebs will get to strut their stuff on the same show. Can Ed Balls stride his way up the leaderboard? Can Daisy keep the top spot? Or will she be usurped by Louise? Check out our rundown of which dances the contestants will be attempting this week to find out more.

Who do the viewers think will win?

According to exclusive research conducted by YouGov before the second live show, viewers most want to see Judge Rinder take the Strictly crown – but still think Louise Redknapp is actually the favourite to pick up the coveted Glitterball. Check out the full results here.

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Which celebs have previously been evicted first on Strictly?

It’s never easy to be the first celeb to waltz off a series of Strictly, which is why we’ve compiled a roll call of early Strexits to celebrate those forgotten contestants from Goldie and Edwina Currie to Gregg Wallace and Iwan Thomas.

Strictly Come Dancing 2016: meet the contestants

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Anastacia

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Ed
Balls

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Tameka
Empson

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Claudia
Fragapane

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Lesley
Joseph

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Daisy
Lowe

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Danny
Mac

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Naga
Munchetty

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Melvin
Odoom

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Ore
Oduba

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Louise
Redknapp

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Judge Robert
Rinder

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Greg
Rutherford

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Laura
Whitmore

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Will
Young

Strictly Come Dancing 2016: meet the pro dancers

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Oksana
Platero

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Karen
Clifton

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Pasha
Kovalev

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Joanne
Clifton

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AJ
Pritchard

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Oti
Mabuse

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Katya
Jones

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Janette
Manrara

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Gorka
Marquez

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Natalie
Lowe

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Kevin
Clifton

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Giovanni
Pernice

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Brendan
Cole

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Anton
Du Beke

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Aljaz
Skorjanec