How to watch Strictly Come Dancing 2022 online for free in the UK and from anywhere

Line up of celebrities in 2022's Strictly Come Dancing
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Mind-blowing Couple's Choices, many a 10 paddle, and some iconic routines we won't be forgetting anytime soon. Strictly Come Dancing has been a treat for the eyes and the warm, fuzzy feelings, but it all comes to an end this week with our four remaining couples battling it out this Saturday night for the bedazzling Strictly Glitter Ball. Get all the details on how to watch Strictly Come Dancing online and from anywhere below.

Watch Strictly Come Dancing online

Final: Saturday, December 17 at 7.05pm GMT

Channel: BBC One

Free UK stream: watch BBC iPlayer for FREE

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Week 13 brings the Strictly Come Dancing final. They've done Halloween Week, musicals, and movies. They've even danced in the famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom.  And now it's down to just Fleur and Vito, Helen and Gorka, Molly and Carlos, and Hamza and Jowita.

On Saturday night, each couple will dance not one, not two, but three(!) routines. 

Two will be previous dances, one chosen by the judges and the other a couple favourite. The evening will reach its climax with each couple's bells and whistles Showdance.

See who will be crowned the Strictly 2022 winners and will raise the Glitter Ball. Find out how to watch Strictly Come Dancing online with our guide.

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How to watch Strictly Come Dancing online FREE in the UK

Saturday, December 17BBC One7.05pm GMT

Strictly 2022 has brought plenty of glitter and gyrating hips, and comes to an end on Saturday, December 17 on BBC One at 7.05pm GMT with the live final.

BBC One is free-to-air with a valid TV licence, with the option to watch live online and on catch-up through <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC iPlayer.

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How to watch Strictly Come Dancing online when abroad

For anyone abroad right now who still wants to experience the glitz and glam of Strictly, you might struggle from outside of the UK. But don't let geo-restrictions come between you and your weekly fix of ballroom dancing. 

Simply downloading and installing a VPN to your device will let you watch Strictly Come Dancing on the BBC iPlayer from anywhere. A VPN effectively tricks your device into thinking it's in another location by changing the IP address to elsewhere in the world.  

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3. Head to the chosen broadcaster's live stream - in this case, head to the BBC iPlayer

Strictly Come Dancing

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Strictly Come Dancing contestants 2022

  • Will Mellor (Actor)
  • Kym Marsh (Actress)
  • Richie Anderson (Radio 2 presenter former footballer)
  • Kaye Adams (Loose Women panellist and broadcaster)
  • Jayde Adams (Comedian)
  • Ellie Simmonds (Broadcaster and former Paralympian)
  • Tyler West (DJ and TV/radio presenter)
  • Matt Goss (Musician)
  • Ellie Taylor (Comedian and actress)
  • Molly Rainford (Singer and actress)
  • Tony Adams MBE (Football coach and former player)
  • Fleur East (Musician and radio presenter)
  • Hamza Yassin (TV presenter)
  • James Bye (Actor)
  • Helen Skelton (TV presenter)

Who are the Strictly Come Dancing 2022 couples?

The launch show was on Friday, September 23 and revealed the 2022 Strictly Come Dancing couples. They include two same-sex pairings. The full list is as follows:

  • Heleon Skelton & Gorka Marquez
  • Richie Anderson & Giovanni Pernice
  • Ellie Simmonds & Nikita Guzman
  • Kym Marsh & Graziano Di Prima
  • Ellie Taylor & Johannes Radebe
  • Matt Goss & Nadiya Bychkova
  • Fleur East & Vito Coppola
  • Molly Rainford & Carlos Gu
  • James Bye & Amy Dowden
  • Will Mellor & Nancy Xu
  • Jayde Adams & Karen Hauer
  • Tony Adams & Katya Jones
  • Tyler West & Dianne Buswell
  • Kaye Adams & Kai Widdrington
  • Hamza Yassin & Jowita Przystal

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 professional dancers

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Strictly Come Dancing professionals 2022

  • Vito Coppola
  • Carlos Gu
  • Lauren Oakley
  • Michelle Tsiakkas
  • Kai Widdrington
  • Nikita Kuzmin
  • Giovanni Pernice
  • Gorka Marquez
  • Graziano Di Prima
  • Johannes Radebe
  • Neil Jones
  • Cameron Lombard
  • Amy Dowden
  • Dianne Buswell
  • Karen Hauer
  • Katya Jones
  • Nadiya Bychkova
  • Nancy Xu
  • Jowita Przystal
  • Luba Mushtuk

Strictly Come Dancing judges (left to right): Anton du Beke, Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse, Craig Revel Horwood

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Strictly Come Dancing judges 2022

  • Anton Du Beke
  • Shirley Ballas
  • Motsi Mabuse
  • Craig Revel Horwood

How to watch Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two

The Strictly Come Dancing spin off show, It Takes Two, returns from Monday, September 26 to curb that Strictly fever between live shows, with Rylan Clark and Janette Manrara hosting.

The show airs every weeknight to give you all of the behind the scenes exclusives. You can tune into BBC Two at 6.30pm BST Monday to Friday. Remember, you can watch free on the iPlayer live or on demand.

The sideshow is usually packed with training footage, interviews, opinions from the judges and much more, so for unseen behind the scenes extras, it's worth tuning in.

Alice Marshall
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Alice is eCommerce Editor at Future with a focus on streaming services, such as Disney Plus and HBO Max, and VPN. She predominantly writes buying and streaming service guides, as well as how to watch articles. Previously a Commercial Content Writer at Trusted Reviews, Alice has five years experience giving online buying advice, and over two years writing about consumer tech.