And here's the official press release confirming it! Three cheers for whoever made that decision: we hadn't got it wrong in the first four series, it's nice to have the power back! Yes, there will be shock eliminations - but there were still shock eliminations with the dance off!
Confirmation also, that it will be Tess and Claudia presenting the Sunday results show, so yippee to that too - they made a great team last series, when Brucie was unwell. A pro dance will replace the dance off in the half hour results show.
Week One proper will begin on Friday 1st October and Saturday 2nd, with no results show until after the following weekend, so hopefully that means the format adopted last year, where all contestants are able to perform both a ballroom and a Latin before the first elimination, will be in force again this year - but I think I'll send a tweet @bbcstrictly see if I can find out for sure!