Strictly Come Dancing has again beaten The X Factor in the Saturday ratings war on UK television.

The Press Association reports that the BBC One show peaked at 11.7m viewers, while The X Factor peaked at 11.3m (11.6m including ITV1+1).

An average of 10m people watched The X Factor (10.2m including ITV1+1), while an average 10.6m watched Strictly.

A BBC spokeswoman said: "We are delighted that viewers keep tuning in each Saturday.

"We were the most watched programme of the evening again."