Strictly Come Dancing drops iconic segment from show – but did you spot it?

Strictly Come Dancing

It’s finally here – Strictly Come Dancing is back on our screens!

Many people across the UK tuned in to the first episode on Saturday, delighted to see it back after a nine-month break.

The popular dance competition has been around since 2004, and has brought many quirks with it. Whether you love the sequins and fake tan or dramatically shouting ‘seven!’, it’s a show that’s been a fan favourite for years.

But you might’ve missed the fact that one iconic segment was left out on Saturday's show.

Love Island star Curtis Pritchard is professional dancer AJ Pritchard’s brother, and he pointed out that there was a missing piece of the show during a guest slot on Hits Radio.

He explained, “Before they dance, the pro and celeb wave to cameras, they run the VT, then they dance.

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"That hasn't been in it this year – I think everyone missed that it hasn't been in there."

Now this missing moment has been pointed out to you, you might find yourself wishing it would pop up again in upcoming episodes. Or did you spot it yourself over the weekend?

We know it’s pretty cheesy, but what’s Strictly Come Dancing without the occasional cringe-worthy moment?

Meanwhile, all the songs and dances have been revealed for episode two if you want to get as excited as we are for this weekend.

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If you do want to know what’s coming up, everything you need to know was shared on Twitter featuring some gorgeous shots of the performers.

Who are you rooting for this series? The competition is tough this year, and after such a great first episode we're keen to see what happens yet!

Lucy Buglass is a Digital Writer specialising in TV, film and lifestyle content and has written for What's On TV, GoodtoKnow and She's passionate about entertainment and spends most of her free time watching Netflix series, BBC dramas, or going to the cinema to catch the latest film releases. In her spare time, she writes film and television reviews for JumpCut Online and her own blog, Lucy Goes To Hollywood.