Cynthia Erivo to guest judge Strictly Come Dancing's musicals week

Cynthia Erivo

Strictly Come Dancing has revealed its plans for an epic musicals week with a special guest judge.

The BBC One show will air this Saturday and Sunday with a tribute to all things musical theatre.


The celebrities will be performing routines inspired by some of the best-loved musicals of all time.

And on the judging panel, Cynthia Erivo will be a guest judge. The West End and Broadway star will step in for Craig Revel Horwood who will miss the show due to self-isolation.

Cynthia said: “I’m so delighted to be joining the Strictly judging panel for Musicals Week. Musicals have a unique place in my heart, it’s such a special way of connecting all art and making it one.

“I’m excited to bring my experience to the show and I can’t wait to see what the couples have in store this weekend.”

On Saturday night, TV presenter AJ Odudu will perform a Waltz to Edelweiss from The Sound Of Music, Rose Ayling-Ellis will dance a Quickstep to Love Is An Open Door from Frozen The Musical and social media star Tilly Ramsay will perform to Revolting Children from Matilda.

BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker will dance a Charleston to Good Morning from Singin’ In The Rain, TV chef John Whaite will perform Viennese Waltz to Chim Chim Cher-ee from Mary Poppins and actor Rhys Stephenson will Jive to Footloose from Footloose.

Finally, McFly star Tom Fletcher will perform a routine to On My Own from Les Misérables.

Meanwhile, the latest live show will open with an incredible Cabaret-inspired routine from the professional dancers.

Then on Sunday night, the professionals will dance to Defying Gravity from the smash hit musical Wicked while there will be a music performance from the cast of the recent Everybody’s Talking About Jamie movie.

Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturday, 20 November at 6:35PM with the results show on Sunday, 21 November at 7:15PM on BBC One.

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