BBC has said. Viewing numbers were also down for the show’s launch episode on Friday which saw the celebrity contestants paired up with their professional partners.
It was watched by an average of 5. 4 million viewers, with a peak audience of 5. 6 million. While last year’s series launch received an average of 7.
0 million viewers, peaking at 7. 3 million. This year’s launch show was due to air on Saturday September 17 but was postponed due to schedule changes ahead of the Queen’s funeral.
Instead the BBC showed the launch just a day before the first live show. Saturday’s show saw actor Will Mellor and wildlife presenter Hamza Yassin place joint top of the leaderboard, both achieving an impressive score of 34 in week one.Read more on msn.com