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Strictly Come Dancing plans moving TV special tribute to Caroline Flack

The 2014 series winner tragically passed away in February

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Caroline Flack will be honoured with a special Strictly Come Dancing tribute, it’s been claimed.

The late TV presenter, who passed away earlier this year, won the show in 2014.

With Strictly starting later this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, TV bosses hope a series of specials will keep viewers entertained.

And one of those is said to feature clips of Caroline, who took her own life. 

Caroline Flack proved herself to be one of Strictly Come Dancing’s finest ever performers (Credit: BBC Strictly YouTube)

When does Strictly Come Dancing return?

Strictly tends to launch in September, but it’s thought Strictly Come Dancing 2020 could begin on Saturday, October 24.

Before that, though, show favourites will be serving up a host of Strictly programming, which start tonight (September 19).

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According to the Mirror, hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly, the judges and the dancers have all rounded up memorable moments from previous runs for a number of TV specials.

Among the themes for the reported four special programmes is one looking back at Musicals week.

And, after it was reported the annual Blackpool special was axed this year, routines performed in the Tower Ballroom are also expected to feature.

But also among the line-up of content will be an episode focusing on the best bits from the finals.

Caroline Flack took her own life earlier this year (Credit: BBC Strictly YouTube)

Caroline Flack Strictly tribute ‘expected in finals special’

It is believed this show could include a moving tribute to 2014 winner Caroline Flack.

The late TV star was a sensation alongside pro dancing partner Pasha Kovalev.

Not only did the pair beat celebs Mark Wright, Frankie Bridge and Simon Webbe and their partners to take the Glitterball trophy.

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Caroline and Pasha also racked up a number of records with their efforts, cementing her legacy on the show.

Among her achievements were Caroline becoming the first celebrity to score a maximum 40 from the judges in all three of her dances in the final.

She also set the record for the longest consecutive run of 40 marks – with four – when her second dance in the semi-final also scored the maximum top marks.

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Who’s in the Strictly Come Dancing 2020 line-up?

As well as the expected shorter series run, fewer celebrity contestants have been revealed to be taking part in 2020.

The celebrities announced for the dance floor include Olympic gold medal winner Nicola Adams, who will be part of Strictly’s first-ever same sex dance pairing.

Also scheduled to take part are Bill Bailey, Caroline Quentin and Max George from The Wanted.

They will be joined by TV presenter Ranvir Singh and former NFL star Jason Bell.

Ex royal marine JJ Chalmers, EastEnders’ Maisie Smith and YouTuber HRVY are also set to compete for the Glitterball trophy.

Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, Clara Amfo and Made In Chelsea’s Jamie Laing round out the line up.

Catch the Strictly Come Dancing Movies Week Special tonight on BBC One from 7.30pm.

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