BBC's Strictly Come Dancing is facing a massive shake-up for its upcoming episode. 

Confirmed by host Claudia Winkleman, the dancing competition will start at an earlier time than normal, as BBC bosses declare it's for an important reason. 

Now at its halfway point, Strictly has moved to a 6.05pm start time instead of it's normal 7.05pm.

The change comes due to the annual Festival of Remebrance starting at 9pm on BBC One.

Strictly Come Dancing faces schedule change

The Festival of Remebrance at the Royal Albert Hall will commemorate the significant anniversaries of the Battle of the Atlantic and the Korean War, with veterans from both present in the Hall.

Hosted by Clare Balding and with King Charles and Queen Camilla in attendance, the festival will also pay tribute to the 75th anniversary of the HMT Empire Windrush's arrival.

Strictly Come Dancing is not the only show affected by the change, as fellow primetime shows Survivor and Blankety Blank will also be starting at an earlier time. 

Last week saw Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola take the top spot on the leaderboard and become fan favourites. 

Whislt Waterloo Road star Adam Thomas and his dance partner Luba Mushtuk became the latest to leave the dance floor. 

In week eight of the competition, celebrities will be taking on everything from the Samba, Paso Doble, Waltz and more. 

Ellie Leach will dance the Rumba to True Colours by Cyndi Lauper whilst Bobby Brazier will perform the American Smooth to Ghost Of You by 5 Seconds of Summer. 

West End star Layton Willaims will dance the Argentine Tango to Tattoo by Loreen and Angela Rippon will perform the Paso Doble to Hung Up by Madonna.

You can watch Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 6.05pm and the results show on Sunday show.