Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC One on Sunday, September 7 - and goes directly up against The X Factor on ITV and TV3.

The 12th season of the BBC dancing competition will air at 8.00pm, setting it in direct competition with the second weekend instalment of Simon Cowell's ITV talent show.

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will present the latest run of Strictly, the first since Bruce Forsyth retired from the show.

The special episode will introduce the participating celebrities, before revealing their professional partners. The competition will then begin properly later in the month.

Earlier today, Pixie Lott became the 11th celebrity to be confirmed for the new season.