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Entertainment Strictly Come Dancing suffers ratings blow as more than 2 MILLION viewers switch off during first 2019 live show

11:25  23 september  2019
11:25  23 september  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Strictly Come Dancing returned to Saturday night screens this weekend - but suffered a ratings blow as viewing figures saw 3 million fewer fans watching Strictly Come Dancing returned on Saturday night on BBC One , with its first live show of the 2019 season. Viewing figures have revealed almost

STRICTLY suffered a ratings blow on Saturday night as viewing figures revealed 1 .5 million less people tuned in compared to last year's However, it still dominated its big entertainment rival Britain's Got Talent: The Champions, with the Simon Cowell backed show bringing in 3.7 million viewers .

  Strictly Come Dancing suffers ratings blow as more than 2 MILLION viewers switch off during first 2019 live show © David Fisher/Shutterstock Strictly Come Dancing returned to Saturday night screens this weekend - but suffered a ratings blow as viewing figures saw 2.3 million fans watching compared to 2018.

Saturday night saw 7.7 million tune in, with a peak audience of 8.5 million.

But the same episode in 2018 was watched by 8.9 million with a peak audience of 10 million.

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No! Strictly Come Dancing returned to Saturday night screens this weekend - but suffered a ratings blow as viewing figures saw 2.3 million fewer fans watching compared to 2018 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited No! Strictly Come Dancing returned to Saturday night screens this weekend - but suffered a ratings blow as viewing figures saw 2.3 million fewer fans watching compared to 2018 Despite less fans watching, Strictly obliterated rival show Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions, which aired on ITV.

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BGT drew in 3.7 million - less than half of the numbers attracted by Strictly's return.

Even more disappointing for ITV, on the same weekend last year, the episode of The X Factor that was broadcast drew in 1.3 million more viewers than this year's BGT.

While The X Factor is due to return in the coming weeks, it takes on a new format this year, focusing on past winners and celebrity contestants.

a group of people standing on a stage posing for the camera: Drop: Saturday night saw 7.7 million tune in, with a peak audience of 8.5 million. But the same episode in 2018 was watched by 8.9 million with a peak audience of 10 million © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Drop: Saturday night saw 7.7 million tune in, with a peak audience of 8.5 million. But the same episode in 2018 was watched by 8.9 million with a peak audience of 10 million a person standing on a stage: Beating the competition: Despite less fans watching, Strictly obliterated rival show Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions, which aired on ITV © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Beating the competition: Despite less fans watching, Strictly obliterated rival show Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions, which aired on ITV One person who was watching Strictly was Darcey Bussell - who officially announced she was leaving the show in April, after six years on the judging panel.

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She took to Instagram on Sunday to congratulate the BBC as she watched Motsi Mabuse make her debut as her replacement on Saturday night.

The retired ballet dancer, 50, seemed to approve of her replacement as she gave the thumbs up to the camera after watching the first live show.

Standing outside the Royal Academy of Dance, a place close to her heart, Darcey grinned as she posed at the studio door.

a person riding a horse in a pool: Debut: Oti Mabuse and Kelvin Fletcher danced during Strictly Come Dancing's opening show © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Debut: Oti Mabuse and Kelvin Fletcher danced during Strictly Come Dancing's opening show Darcey captioned the post: ' Big congratulations to @bbcstrictly on a FAB-U-LOUS first show - it’s going to be a fantastic series. Best of luck to all the team, thinking of you all. Dx #keepdancing'.

And the ballet dancer's replacement proved a hit with viewers who branded Motsi a 'breath of fresh air' as she made her debut on Saturday.

The acclaimed dancer, 38, delighted viewers with her 'sassy' commentary as she critiqued this year's line-up, including her sister Oti, for the first time.

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a person standing posing for the camera: First time: Luba Mushtuk and James Cracknell made their debut © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited First time: Luba Mushtuk and James Cracknell made their debut It was a celebratory evening for the Mabuse clan as ballroom pro Oti, 29, and her celebrity partner Kelvin Fletcher topped the leaderboard with their impressive Samba routine.

Motsi was showered with praise as fans took to Twitter to express their joy over the show's latest addition.

Viewers penned: 'I’m slightly in love with @MOTSI_MABUSE.

'Absolutely love @MOTSI_MABUSE. Best judge SCD has had in a long time.

a person standing in front of a brick building: Handing the baton over: Darcey Bussell took to Instagram on Sunday to congratulate the BBC as she watched Motsi Mabuse make her debut as her replacement on Saturday night © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Handing the baton over: Darcey Bussell took to Instagram on Sunday to congratulate the BBC as she watched Motsi Mabuse make her debut as her replacement on Saturday night a group of people on a stage: Sassy: Darcey's replacement proved a hit with viewers who branded Motsi a 'breath of fresh air' (L-R Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi, Shirley Ballas, Bruno Tonioli) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Sassy: Darcey's replacement proved a hit with viewers who branded Motsi a 'breath of fresh air' (L-R Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi, Shirley Ballas, Bruno Tonioli) 'Already love Motsi, "your body was on holiday." #StrictlyComeDancing.

'I really love Motsi and her critiques great choice of judge #StrictlyComeDancing.'

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Darcey officially announced she was leaving Strictly in April with a lengthy statement after six years on the panel.

She said: 'It has been a complete privilege for me to be part of Strictly, working with such a talented team.

a group of people sitting on a stage: The next chapter: Darcey was a judge on Strictly Come Dancing for six years before stepping down from the role in April (L-R Craig, Darcey, Len Goodman and Bruno in 2016) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The next chapter: Darcey was a judge on Strictly Come Dancing for six years before stepping down from the role in April (L-R Craig, Darcey, Len Goodman and Bruno in 2016) a person wearing a dress: Departure: Darcey officially announced she was leaving Strictly in April with a lengthy statement (pictured in 2016) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Departure: Darcey officially announced she was leaving Strictly in April with a lengthy statement (pictured in 2016) 'I have enjoyed every minute of my time and will miss everyone from my fellow judges, the presenters, the dancers, the musicians, the entire back stage team, and especially the viewers of the show, who have been so supportive.

'I am not leaving because of any upset or disagreement at all, I am just stepping away to give more focus to my many other commitments in dance, after seven truly wonderful years that I can’t imagine having gone any better.

'I know I will miss being part of this unique show and the fact that it celebrates dance is something I am so passionate about. I hope that I may be very lucky to be asked back again one day'.

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The show-stopping launch certainly brought the competition back with a bang, so it's safe to say Strictly Come Dancing fever is in the air. The launch saw the hopeful celebrity contestants paired up with their pro-partners – and it's clear the couples are raring to go and battle it out for the iconic Glitterball trophy.  But it's not just the professionals and celebrities that make the show; those four figures on the judging panel are just as important. While Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli have been keeping their seats warm since the very beginning of Strictly, there are a few judges that have been and gone, and a whole lot of new faces inbetween. Click through the gallery to take a look at who has appeared on the panel over the years…  Shirley Ballas  She's currently the Strictly Come Dancing head judge and although the upcoming series will only be her third appearance on the judging panel, Shirley Ballas is no stranger to critiquing routines. Before Strictly, Shirley enjoyed a professional dancing career, earning the nickname
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