Strictly Come Dancing fans will need to be aware of a scheduling change this week which means the show won’t be airing on Saturday night.

It is the first of two scheduling changes affecting the show’s quarter finals and semi finals.

The changes are to allow coverage of the World Cup on BBC one, as the tournament enters its knockout stages.

Will Strictly Come Dancing be on during the World Cup?

Strictly will still be on during the World Cup, with different dates scheduled for the quarter and semi-finals.

To make way for Argentina vs Australia, the Strictly quarter-finals will now take place tonight (Friday, December 2), as opposed to its normal Saturday slot.

The semi-final will take place just over a week later, on Sunday, December 11.

A spokesperson for the BBC confirmed to that scheduling changes had been put in place.

They said: "Strictly Come Dancing will continue to bring glitter, glamour and glorious dancing to homes across the nation throughout the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

"The quarter-final of Strictly Come Dancing will now air live on Friday 2nd December and the semi-final will now air live on Sunday 11th December on BBC One and BBC iPlayer."

When is the Strictly Come Dancing final 2022?

The final is rumoured to take place on December 17.

This would be in line with last year's final date, which aired on December 18.