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How to watch Strictly Come Dancing 2019 online for free: stream from UK or abroad

Strictly Come Dancing
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Season 17 of Strictly has hit the dance floor. Back and more glamorous than ever, this season is set to have plenty of drama, sequins, glitter and of course lots of dancing. Who will become the get the coveted score of TEN from the judges and who will be foxtrotting away? All of your burning questions will be answered on the upcoming weeks of Strictly.

Not sure where you can catch up or watch? Don't panic, we have got you covered- we'll tell you how to watch Strictly Come Dancing online - regardless of where in the world you are.

Watch Strictly Come Dancing online: when's it on?

Luckily for everyone, Strictly is on twice a week on Saturdays and Sundays on BBC One.

The times differ from week to week but for this weekend it will air at 6.40pm on Saturday and 7.15pm on Sunday.

What a roller coaster of a season it has been! This week's episodes were emotional to say the least - with another dance-off leading to another elimination.

Fans were treated to the legendary Alfonso Ribeiro who rocked strictly with his dance moves and superb judging. However it wasn't just the judges that impressed - Johannes Radebe made strictly history by performing the vogue in high heels.

Now with the Halloween special coming with more eliminations - things are set to be spooky. 

Need to catch up on the episodes or you're already ready for the next one? Keep reading as we tell you how you can get your dancing fix - where to watch Strictly Come Dancing online. And for those of you outside of the UK, do not worry you don't have to miss out on all the dancing drama, you can simply live stream Strictly by using a VPN service.

How to watch Strictly Come Dancing online for free in the UK:

For all UK residents, it is very simple, you can get your weekly dance fix by having a TV license and tuning into BBC One broadcast, via aerial, satellite or cable. 

You can also watch the show online, using the BBC iPlayer or TVPlayer.com. So if you've got other plans during its broadcast, you don't need to miss out - you can catch up on all the episodes on BBC iPlayer. Plus, you can do this on your laptop, tablet, smartphone or smart TV.

Stream Strictly Come Dancing from anywhere else in the world for free:

Not in the country currently or living abroad? Don't fret, simply quickstep into a UK IP address - which you can do with a VPN and TVPlayer.com.  Then all that is left to do is to load BBC iPlayer through the app or a dedicated TV streaming website. 

Now the ultimate question.... Which VPN is best for you? Our fave is ExpressVPN . And how do you use that to access a Strictly live stream? Read on to find out all you need to know.

1. Download and install a VPN
The best way to stream Strictly Come Dancing for free outside the UK is to download and install a VPN with a free trial or 30-day money back guarantee. We've tested all of the major VPN services and we rate ExpressVPN as the absolute best. It's compatible with all of your devices, supports most streaming services and ranks amongst the fastest. You can even install it on devices like an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation. So for a one-stop shop, you can't go wrong with Express - but there are more fantastic VPN options out there as well:

The best 3 VPNs for streaming sports online
1. ExpressVPN:  the best all-round VPN for streaming, comes with a 30-day money back guarantee and 3 months free
2. IPVanish supports up to 10 devices, so great on the go
3. NordVPN: SmartPlay tech makes NordVPN a great choice for streaming

2. Connect to the appropriate server location
Simply open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select anywhere in the UK - it's super easy to do.

3. Go to TVPlayer.com
The TVPlayer.com service is free and the best legal way to stream every minute of Strictly 2019.

Who are this year's Strictly contestants?

Here are the superb 16 contestants on this years Strictly Come Dancing

  • Anneka Rice, 60, presenter.
  • Alex Scott, 34, pundit for the BBC and Sky Sports.
  • Kelvin Fletcher, 35, actor.
  • Will Bayley, 31, paralympian/table tennis player.
  • Michelle Visage, 50, judge on Ru Paul's Drag Race
  • Viscountess Emma Weymouth, 33, Socialite.
  • Karim Zeroual, 19, CBBC presenter.
  • Mike Bushell, 53, TV presenter.
  • Catherine Tyldesley, 35, actress.
  • Saffron Baker, 19, Youtube star.
  • Emma Barton, 42, Eastenders actress.
  • Chris Ramsey, 32, comedian.
  • David James, 49, former England goal keeper. 
  • Dev Griffin, 34, DJ.

And here's who's already been eliminated:

  • Anneka Rice, 60, presenter.
  • James Cracknell, 47, sports presenter and former rower.