The dancers! The lights! The sequins! Dave Arch and his band! For any Strictly Come Dancing fan, attending a taping of the show in person would be a dream come true.

2017’s edition of Strictly Come Dancing will be the hit show’s 15th series. While we don’t yet know which celebrities will be putting on their dancing shoes and heading to the dancefloor, we do know there will be three brand-new professional dancers.

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Following the departures of Natalie Lowe, Oksana Platero and Joanne Clifton, Dianne Buswell, Nadia Bychkova and Amy Dowden are being added to the roster of professional dancers.

Fan favourites Anton du Beke, Brendan Cole and Kevin Clifton will all be back too. There will be another new face, however, in the form of Shirley Ballas – who will be taking Len Goodman’s place behind the judging table as new head judge.

So, if you want a chance of seeing all the Strictly dancers and judges in person – as well as Tess, Claudia and a host of as-yet unannounced celebs – here’s what you need to know.

How do I get tickets for Strictly Come Dancing 2017?

Much like Wimbledon tickets, you can apply for Strictly tickets via ballot.

The random draw for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing: Launch Show tickets has just opened and online applications will be accepted until 4pm on Sunday August 6, 2017.

To apply go to the BBC Shows and Tours website and select the Strictly Come Dancing: Launch Show section. You will be prompted to fill and submit an online form and you will be contacted via email if you are one of the lucky ones chosen.

Tickets to watch the weekly Strictly Come Dancing shows have yet to be released. Check back on the BBC audience show tickets website regularly to see when you can apply.

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