It's the same every year. Strictly Come Dancing starts as a bit of fun. But then, as the numbers begin to drop and the scores start to score, everything becomes very serious indeed.
Now, as we get to the Strictly semi-final stage and only five couples remain, they'll all be desperate to get to the final and get their hands on that Glitterball trophy. And we'll tell you all about how to watch Strictly Come Dancing online no matter where you are.
The hosts this time around will once again be Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman. This year's contestants – you can find a full list at the bottom of this page – have a lot to live up to following last year's winners', Joe McFadden and Katya Jones performances. They wowed the crowds with their Quickstep, Charleston and the rest, but Ashley, Faye, Joe, Lauren and Stacey aren't far behind at all.
For those outside the UK, you need not miss out on the dancing delectables as you can still live stream Strictly using a VPN service. How to get one of those, and which is best for you, can be found out below where it's all laid out simply so all you'll need to think about is which wannabe dancer to vote for.
How to watch Strictly Come Dancing online for free in the UK:
To watch Strictly Come Dancing 2018, for those in the UK, you need simply to have paid your TV licence and have a connection to a BBC One broadcast, via aerial, satellite or over cable.
To watch the show via internet this is possible live using BBC iPlayer or TVPlayer.com. You can also watch the show after it's aired on catch up using BBC iPlayer which is on a host of devices including smartphones, tablets and smart TVs.
Stream Strictly Come Dancing from anywhere else in the world for free:
If you're out of the country or live abroad but still want to watch the dancing action live, fret not, it's still possible. You can access the BBC iPlayer via the app or a dedicated TV streaming website as long as you appear to be in the UK. This is possible using a VPN and TVPlayer.com.
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.
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