With Strictly Come Dancing about to shimmy onto our television screens, the manager of Elstree Studios has said this series will be better than ever.

Filming has begun at Elstree Studios for the 11th series of the hit show.

In the launch, to be broadcast on Saturday, the celebrity contestants will discover the identity of their professional dance partners.

The show, which was previously filmed at Television Centre in White City, moved to Borehamwood after the closure of its former home.

Managing director Roger Morris said having Strictly Come Dancing at Elstree Studios demonstrated its excellent reputation for light entertainment television. 

He said: “It is fantastic to have what is probably television’s top entertainment show taking place at Elstree Studios.

“This latest series will be produced from the George Lucas stage meaning they are able to work in larger space with a larger dance floor and more audience capacity.

“They are also using the new television production gallery installed by the BBC in the George Lucas stages.

“This makes the Lucas stages probably the best large television production stages in the UK, so once again Elstree Studios has trumped its competition.”

Other television shows that have been made on the Lucas stages include Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Dancing on Ice, The Voice and Red or Black and Your Face Sounds Familiar.

He added: “Elstree Studios has managed to establish itself as the number one studio for light entertainment television.”