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Strictly Come Dancing
Image:Strictly Come Dancing logo.png
Strictly Come Dancing logo
Format Entertainment
Created by Fenia Vardanis
Developed by BBC
Presented by Bruce Forsyth
Tess Daly
Natasha Kaplinsky (2004)
Judges Craig Revel Horwood
Arlene Phillips
Len Goodman
Bruno Tonioli
Opening theme Dan McGrath[1]
Josh Phillips[2]
Country of origin Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom
No. of series 5
No. of episodes 45 (as of 20 October 2007)
Production
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 to 75 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
Picture format 576i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Original run 15 May 2004 – present
Chronology
Related shows Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

Strictly Come Dancing is a British television show, featuring celebrities with professional dance partners competing in Ballroom and Latin dances. The title of the show suggests a continuation of the long-running series Come Dancing, with allusions to the film Strictly Ballroom. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Bruce Forsyth, CBE (born Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson on 22 February 1928) is a British showman and entertainer who achieved celebrity on the show Sunday Night at the London Palladium, and became a household name in the UK, going on to present the television shows The Generation Game, Play Your... Helen Elizabeth Tess Daly or Tess Daly (sometimes known as Tess Kay) (born Stockport, England, 27 April 1971) is a television presenter, and is married to the presenter Vernon Kay. ... Natasha presenting the BBC Six OClock News The image above is believed to be a replaceable fair use image. ... Craig Revel Horwood (born 1967) is an Australian dancer, choreographer, and theatre director in the United Kingdom. ... Arlene Phillips OBE (born 1944 in Manchester, Lancashire, England) is a British choreographer working in many fields of dance. ... Len Goodman is a professional dance judge who also teaches ballroom and Latin dancing at the school he runs in Dartford, Kent, UK. Born in Bethnal Green in April 1944, he started dancing around the age of 20 after a short time as an engineering apprentice. ... Bruno Tonioli (born November 25, 1955 ) ) is an Italian-born British dancer and professional choreographer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... A multi-camera setup is a film production technique wherein multiple cameras shoot the same action from different angles. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 1. ... 576i is the shorthand name for a video mode. ... ... 1080i is a shorthand name for a category of video modes. ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A ballroom is a large room inside a building, the designated puprose of which is holding dances (balls). ... The term Latin dance has two meanings, depending on whether the context is social or ballroom dance. ... Come Dancing BBC TV ballroom dancing competition show that ran on and off from 1949 to 1995, becoming one of televisions longest-running shows. ... Strictly Ballroom is the name of a 1986 play and its 1992 film adaptation. ...


The show has run on BBC One since 2004. A fourth series finished in December 2006, and there have been three stand-alone Christmas Specials, in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Series four was also shown as part of the BBC's line-up on their trial High Definition channel, BBC HD. For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 1. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... BBC HD is the high-definition television channel launched by the BBC on a trial basis from May 15, 2006, with the first HD originated programme, Planet Earth, shown on May 27. ...


The format has been exported to other countries (see Dancing with the Stars). The final of the fourth series in December 2006 attracted an audience of over 12 million viewers, making it the highest watched show on TV for that week. The format has also inspired a modern-dance themed spin-off Strictly Dance Fever. For the video game based on the American series, see Dancing with the Stars (video game) Countries with their own version Dancing with the Stars is the name for a number of international television series based on the format of the British series Strictly Come Dancing. ... Strictly Dance Fever was a BBC One television series which is in many ways similar to the popular Strictly Come Dancing TV series. ...


Strictly Come Dancing is going on tour at the beginning of 2008 for the first time.[3]

Contents

Format

The show pairs a number of celebrities with professional ballroom dancers who each week compete against each other in a competition to impress a panel of judges and the viewing public in order to survive potential elimination. Through a telephone poll, viewers vote who should stay and who should go, the results of the poll being combined with the ranking of the panel of judges. For example, with 4 contestants left, the judges' favourite would receive 4 points, 2nd favourite 3, and so on, and similarly with the viewers' rankings.[4] The profits from the telephone lines were donated to Sport Relief in series 1, and to Children in Need in from series 2 to 5. For the 1998 movie, see Celebrity (1998 movie). ... Ballroom dance is a style of partner dance which originated in the western world and is now enjoyed both socially and competitively around the globe. ... Sport Relief is a biennial charity event from Comic Relief, in association with BBC Sport, which brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise money to fight poverty in the UK and Africa. ... New BBC Children in Need Pudsey and logo from 2007 BBC Children in Need is an annual British charity appeal organised by the BBC. Since 1980 it has raised £470million. ...


The show is broadcast live on BBC One on Saturday evenings, and it is presented by Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly. (For some of the second series, Natasha Kaplinsky stood in temporarily for Tess Daly while she took maternity leave). The judging panel consists of Bruno Tonioli, Arlene Phillips, Len Goodman and Craig Revel Horwood. Each judge gives the performance a mark out of ten, giving an overall total out of forty. The voice-over announcer is Alan Dedicoat. During series four, an hour long highlight show was shown on Sundays at 7pm on BBC Two, and during series five, the results show has moved to Sunday evenings, instead of being broadcast live later on Saturday evening. Bruce Forsyth, CBE (born Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson on 22 February 1928) is a British showman and entertainer who achieved celebrity on the show Sunday Night at the London Palladium, and became a household name in the UK, going on to present the television shows The Generation Game, Play Your... Helen Elizabeth Tess Daly or Tess Daly (sometimes known as Tess Kay) (born Stockport, England, 27 April 1971) is a television presenter, and is married to the presenter Vernon Kay. ... Natasha presenting the BBC Six OClock News The image above is believed to be a replaceable fair use image. ... Bruno Tonioli (born November 25, 1955 ) ) is an Italian-born British dancer and professional choreographer. ... Arlene Phillips OBE (born 1944 in Manchester, Lancashire, England) is a British choreographer working in many fields of dance. ... Len Goodman is a professional dance judge who also teaches ballroom and Latin dancing at the school he runs in Dartford, Kent, UK. Born in Bethnal Green in April 1944, he started dancing around the age of 20 after a short time as an engineering apprentice. ... Craig Revel Horwood (born 1967) is an Australian dancer, choreographer, and theatre director in the United Kingdom. ... Alan Dedicoat (born 1954) is a senior British continuity announcer for BBC television. ...


As of series four, coaches are Jaclyn Spencer and Chris Marques for Salsa and Mambo, and Jenny Thomas and Ryan Francois for Swing and Jive. The Argentine Tango coaches in Series three were Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone, both of whom have subsequently competed in the show. This article uses Weasel Words. ... Mambo is a Cuban musical form and dance style. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: Swing Dancing The term swing dance is commonly used to refer either to a group of dances developing in response to swing music in the 1920s, 30s and 40s, or to lindy hop, a popular partner dance today. ... Look up jive, jiving in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the modern international dance form that evolved from the Argentine Tango, see Tango (dance). ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Vincent Simone is a professional dancer. ...


The BBC television singing talent competition Just the Two of Us copied the format of Strictly Come Dancing. Splash (a UK production company) and the EBU created the Eurovision Dance Contest transmitted on the BBC and in other countries in 2007. This is not part of the Strictly Come Dancing format because it is instead modelled on the Eurovision Song Contest, but with dancing instead of singing. Just the Two of Us logo with presenters Vernon Kay and Tess Daly Just the Two of Us is a British television reality singing contest hosted by Vernon Kay and Tess Daly. ... EBU redirects here. ... The logo of 2007 Contest features the word Eurovision written in the same way as it is on the Eurovision Song Contest logos without the heart and the silhouette of a dancing couple in front of a star that contains the flag of the host country, the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ...


Dance Off

Since Series 5, a new system has been introduced called the Dance Off. The Dance Off is performed by the two couples with the lowest scores following the judges' scores and public vote. After performing their dance again, the judges are asked one-by-one who they would like to save, and the couple with the most votes remains in the competition. It should be noted that the head judge, Len Goodman has the casting vote if there is a tie between the judges.


Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two

Main article: Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two

During the run of Strictly Come Dancing, Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two airs each week night on BBC Two, hosted by Claudia Winkleman. It features reviews of the performances during the previous Saturday show, and interviews with and training footage of the couples preparing for the next show. The judges and other celebrities also provide their opinions on how the couples are doing. It Takes Two replaces Strictly Come Dancing on Three, hosted by Justin Lee Collins, which ran on BBC Three during the first series. Controversially, BBC Two Scotland airs the programme on four nights only, running locally-produced Gaelic-language programming on Thursdays instead. For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 2. ... Claudia Anne I. Winkleman [1] (born 15 January 1972) is an English TV presenter and journalist. ... Justin Lee Collins (born 28 July 1974) is an English comedian, television presenter and radio presenter from Bristol, often known as JLC. His distinctive West Country accent and cave man image are amongst his trademarks. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 3. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ...


Main series

Series 1

15 May to 3 July 2004, in order of elimination is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Celebrity Professional Voted out
Jason Wood Kylie Jones Week 2
David Dickinson Camilla Dallerup Week 3
Verona Joseph Paul Killick Week 4
Claire Sweeney John Byrnes Week 5
Martin Offiah Erin Boag Week 6
Lesley Garrett Anton du Beke Week 7
Christopher Parker Hanna Karttunen Final Week (Second Place)
Natasha Kaplinsky Brendan Cole Series Winners

For other persons named David Dickinson, see David Dickinson (disambiguation). ... Camilla Dallerup (born 1974 in Aalborg), is a British based Danish ballroom dancer. ... Verona Joseph (born 23 April 1974) is a British actress. ... Paul Killick is a dancer and has previously held the title of World Latin Champion, dancing with Inga Hass. ... Claire Sweeney (born April 17, 1972 in Walton, Liverpool) is an English actress, singer, television personality and presenter who is best known for her role as Lindsey Corkhill in the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside. ... Martin Offiah MBE (born 29th December 1966) is an English rugby league player. ... Erin Boag, who was born on 17th March 1975 in New Zealand, is a professional ballroom dancer. ... Lesley Garrett, CBE (April 10, 1955 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire) is an internationally renowned English soprano singer. ... Anton du Beke is a professional ballroom dancer. ... Christopher Parker (born August 24, 1983) is an English actor and television personality. ... Hanna Karttunen is a professional Latin American and Exhibition dancer. ... Natasha presenting the BBC Six OClock News The image above is believed to be a replaceable fair use image. ... Brendan Cole (born in Christchurch real name Tony Beak, New Zealand) is a ballroom dancer specialising in Latin American dancing. ...

Judges' Scoring summary

Bold scores indicate the highest for that week. Red indicates the lowest score.

Team Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
Final
Natasha/Brendan 27 31 26 35 37 31+36=67 36+35=71 36+31+35=102
Christopher/Hanna 19 23 19 28 15 22+15=37 21+16=37 24+17+22=63
Lesley/Anton 29 27 29 30 27 34+26=60 33+29=62
Martin/Erin 25 21 21 24 22 24+24=48
Claire/John 27 26 34 31 32
Verona/Paul 27 24 24 24
David/Camilla 16 21 20
Jason/Kylie 21 19

Series 2

23 October to 11 December 2004, in order of elimination is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Celebrity Professional Voted out
Quentin Willson Hazel Newberry Week 1
Carol Vorderman Paul Killick Week 2
Esther Rantzen Anton du Beke Week 3
Diarmuid Gavin Nicole Cutler Week 4
Sarah Manners Brendan Cole Week 5
Roger Black Camilla Dallerup Week 6
Aled Jones Lilia Kopylova Week 7
Julian Clary Erin Boag Final Week (Third Place)
Denise Lewis Ian Waite Final Week (Second Place)
Jill Halfpenny Darren Bennett Series Winners

Quentin Willson (born 23 July 1957) is a British TV presenter and personality. ... Hazel Newberry MBE was three times undefeated world professional ballroom champion see Dancesport World Champions (Professional Standard). ... Carol Jean Vorderman MBE (born 24 December 1960, Bedford), is a UK television personality best known for being a long-standing co-presenter of Channel 4 game show Countdown. ... Paul Killick is a dancer and has previously held the title of World Latin Champion, dancing with Inga Hass. ... Esther Louise Rantzen CBE (born on 22 June 1940 ) (age 66)) is a British journalist and television presenter who is best known for her long stint in Thats Life! and her anti paedophile activism activities as founder of the charity ChildLine. ... Anton du Beke is a professional ballroom dancer. ... Diarmuid Gavin (born 10 May 1964) is an Irish garden designer and television personality, based in London. ... Nicole Cutler (born June 8, 1972) is a professional ballroom dancer and former World Amateur Latin-American champion. ... Sarah Manners in Casualty Sarah Manners (born 25th August 1975, Birmingham, England) is a British television actress. ... Brendan Cole (born in Christchurch real name Tony Beak, New Zealand) is a ballroom dancer specialising in Latin American dancing. ... Roger Anthony Black MBE (born 31 March 1966) is a former Olympic athlete and now works as a television presenter and motivational speaker. ... Camilla Dallerup (born 1974 in Aalborg), is a British based Danish ballroom dancer. ... Aled Jones (born 29 December 1970) is a Welsh singer and television/radio personality and broadcaster who first came to fame as a boy soprano. ... Lilia Andreievna Kopylova (born 18 June 1978 in Moscow, Russia) is a professional dancer. ... Julian Clary (born as Paul Ross McNamara 25 May 1959) is an English comedian who is openly gay and known for his camp style, with a heavy reliance on innuendo and double entendre. ... Erin Boag, who was born on 17th March 1975 in New Zealand, is a professional ballroom dancer. ... Denise Lewis OBE (born August 27, 1972, in West Bromwich, England) is a British athlete who specialises in the heptathlon. ... Ian Waite is a professional Latin-American dancer. ... Jill Halfpenny Jill Halfpenny (born 15 July 1975) is a British actress. ... Darren Bennett (born 14 February 1977), in Sheffield is a professional dancer, as were hi parents. ...

Judges' Scoring summary

Bold scores indicate the highest for that week. Red indicates the lowest score.

Team Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
Final
Jill/Darren 27 32 35 34 35 32+36=68 29+37=66 34+40=74
Denise/Ian 31 32 25 30 32 34+33=67 35+36=71 38+33=71
Julian/Erin 19 27 27 20 24 28+27=55 24+21=45 29+23=52
Aled/Lilia 29 27 32 25 30 29+27=56 27+30=57
Roger/Camilla 25 22 25 29 23 22+19=41
Sarah/Brendan 28 23 31 29 23
Diarmuid/Nicole 12 12 14 17
Esther/Anton 24 16 16
Carol/Paul 22 20
Quentin/Hazel 8

Series 3

15 October to 17 December 2005, in order of elimination is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Celebrity Professional Voted out
Siobhan Hayes Matthew Cutler Week 1
Jaye Jacobs Andrew Cuerden Week 2
Gloria Hunniford Darren Bennett Week 3
Fiona Phillips Brendan Cole Week 4
Dennis Taylor Izabela Hannah Week 5
Will Thorp Hanna Haarala Week 6
Bill Turnbull Karen Hardy Week 7
Patsy Palmer Anton du Beke Week 8
James Martin Camilla Dallerup Week 9
Zoë Ball Ian Waite Final Week (Third Place)
Colin Jackson Erin Boag Final Week (Second Place)
Darren Gough Lilia Kopylova Series Winners

The dances performed were as follows: Siobhan Hayes is an actress best known for the character of Abi Harper, a dumbwitted and clumsy student in the British sitcom My Family. ... Matthew David Cutler (born October 30, 1973) is a successful English dancer. ... Jaye Jacobs (born 27 May 1982 in Street, Somerset, England) is a British actress. ... Andrew Cuerden is a Latin dancer. ... Gloria Hunniford was a presenter on BBC radio and television. ... Darren Bennett (born 14 February 1977), in Sheffield is a professional dancer, as were hi parents. ... Fiona Phillips (born 1 January 1961, Canterbury) is a journalist, broadcaster and television presenter. ... Brendan Cole (born in Christchurch real name Tony Beak, New Zealand) is a ballroom dancer specialising in Latin American dancing. ... For the soul singer, see Dennis Taylor (singer). ... Will Thorp (born 21 June 1977 in Bristol) is a British actor. ... Hanna Haarala, who was born in Finland, is a professional Latin American dancer. ... Bill Turnbull is a journalist and news presenter for the BBC. He was educated at Eton and the University of Edinburgh. ... Karen Hardy is retired from professional Latin American dancing, but is a former international, United Kingdom Open, British National, and World Masters Champion. ... Patsy Palmer (born Julie Harris on May 26, 1972 in Bethnal Green, London, England) is a red-haired British actress best-known for her 6-year role as the feisty Bianca Jackson in popular British television soap opera EastEnders. ... Anton du Beke is a professional ballroom dancer. ... For other persons named James Martin, see James Martin (disambiguation). ... Camilla Dallerup (born 1974 in Aalborg), is a British based Danish ballroom dancer. ... Zoë Louise Ball (born November 23, 1970 in Blackpool, Lancashire) is an English television and radio personality, most famous for becoming the first female host of the prestigious BBC Radio 1 breakfast show. ... Ian Waite is a professional Latin-American dancer. ... Adam El-gifari== Adam El-gifari == ... Erin Boag, who was born on 17th March 1975 in New Zealand, is a professional ballroom dancer. ... Darren Gough (born September 18, 1970, Monk Bretton, Barnsley, Yorkshire) is an English cricketer. ... Lilia Andreievna Kopylova (born 18 June 1978 in Moscow, Russia) is a professional dancer. ...

  • Week 1: Waltz, Cha Cha Cha
  • Week 2: Quickstep, Rumba
  • Week 3: Tango, Jive
  • Week 4: Foxtrot, Paso Doble
  • Week 5: Viennese Waltz, Samba
  • Weeks 6 & 7: one new dance from weeks 1-5, Group Salsa, Group Argentine Tango
  • Week 8: American Smooth, one new dance from weeks 1-5
  • Week 9: two new dances from weeks 1-5
  • Final: favourite ballroom/Latin dances, freestyle show dance, Group Viennese Waltz

Over five million votes were cast, and over ten and a half million viewers tuned in to the final show of series three to see Darren Gough and Lilia Kopylova crowned 2005 Strictly Come Dancing champions, raising £1.5 million for Children in Need.[5] Ballroom dance is a style of partner dance which originated in the western world and is now enjoyed both socially and competitively around the globe. ...


Judges' Scoring summary

Bold scores indicate the highest for that week. Red indicates the lowest score.

Team Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10
Final
Darren/Lilia 19 30 33 34 28 30 34 32+30=62 35+29=64 36+36=72
Colin/Erin 32 36 26 31 32 32 34 37+36=73 37+30=67 39+36=75
Zoe/Ian 35 32 29 36 35 36 38 36+32=68 36+33=69 38+38=76
James/Camilla 20 29 28 29 29 20 32 28+20=48 33+22=55
Patsy/Anton 19 26 34 31 26 31 24 31+27=58
Bill/Karen 29 23 20 25 27 17 25
Will/Hanna 18 29 25 34 23 28
Dennis/Izabela 20 18 22 15 23
Fiona/Brendan 11 13 16 20
Gloria/Darren 20 17 19
Jaye/Andrew 25 21
Siobhan/Matthew 15

Series 4

7 October to 23 December 2006, in order of elimination: The fourth series of Strictly Come Dancing started on 7 October and ended on 23 December. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Celebrity Professional Voted out
Nicholas Owen Nicole Cutler Week 1
Mica Paris Ian Waite Week 2
Jimmy Tarbuck Flavia Cacace Forced to withdraw for health reasons[6]
DJ Spoony Ola Jordan Week 3
Georgina Bouzova James Jordan Week 4
Jan Ravens Anton du Beke Week 5
Ray Fearon Camilla Dallerup Week 6
Peter Schmeichel Erin Boag Week 7
Claire King Brendan Cole Week 8
Carol Smillie Matthew Cutler Week 9
Louisa Lytton Vincent Simone Week 10
Emma Bunton Darren Bennett Week 11 (Third Place)
Matt Dawson Lilia Kopylova Final Week (Second Place)
Mark Ramprakash Karen Hardy Series Winners

The dances performed were as follows: Nicholas Owen is a newsreader for the ITV1 Lunchtime news. ... Nicole Cutler (born June 8, 1972) is a professional ballroom dancer and former World Amateur Latin-American champion. ... Mica Paris (born Michelle Wallen on April 27, 1969 in London, England) is an English singer. ... Ian Waite is a professional Latin-American dancer. ... Jimmy Tarbuck OBE (born 6 February 1940, Liverpool, Lancashire, England) is an English comedian, emcee and the father of actress and television presenter Liza Tarbuck, he attended the same school as Beatle John Lennon and newscaster Peter Sissons. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... DJ Spoony (born 1967) is a British DJ, and former BBC Radio 1 presenter. ... Ola Jordan. ... Georgina as Ellen Zitek Georgina Bouzova, LLB, (born 1 June 1976) is an English television actress most famed for her former role as Ellen Zitek in the BBC One medical drama Casualty. ... James Jordan is an English ballroom dancer. ... Jan Ravens (born May 14, 1958 in Bebington, Wirral) is an English actress and impressionist, famous for her voices on Spitting Image and Dead Ringers. ... Anton du Beke is a professional ballroom dancer. ... Ray Fearon (born, 1967 in London, England) is a British actor. ... Camilla Dallerup (born 1974 in Aalborg), is a British based Danish ballroom dancer. ... Peter Bolesław Schmeichel MBE (IPA: , born 18 November 1963 in Gladsaxe, Denmark) is a retired Danish professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and was voted the Worlds Best Goalkeeper in 1992 and 1993. ... Erin Boag, who was born on 17th March 1975 in New Zealand, is a professional ballroom dancer. ... Claire King (born Claire Seed on 10 January 1963 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire)[1] is a popular English actress, best known for playing the roles of Kim Tate in the ITV Soap Opera Emmerdale from 1988 to 1999 and Karen Betts in Bad Girls from 2000 to 2004. ... Brendan Cole (born in Christchurch real name Tony Beak, New Zealand) is a ballroom dancer specialising in Latin American dancing. ... Carol Smillie (born December 23, 1961 in Glasgow) is a Scottish television personality, best known for presenting the BBC series Changing Rooms and is the author of Carol Smillies Working Mums Handbook. ... Matthew David Cutler (born October 30, 1973) is a successful English dancer. ... Louisa Claire Lytton[1] (born 7 February 1989) is an English actress from Islington, London. ... Vincent Simone is a professional dancer. ... Emma Lee Bunton (born 21 January 1976) is an English pop singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ... Darren Bennett (born 14 February 1977), in Sheffield is a professional dancer, as were hi parents. ... Matthew James Sutherland Daws Dawson MBE (born 31 October 1972 in Birkenhead) is a now retired English rugby union footballer who played scrum half for Wasps having played most of his career for Northampton Saints. ... Lilia Andreievna Kopylova (born 18 June 1978 in Moscow, Russia) is a professional dancer. ... Mark Ravin Ramprakash (born 5 September 1969) is an English cricketer. ... Karen Hardy is retired from professional Latin American dancing, but is a former international, United Kingdom Open, British National, and World Masters Champion. ...

  • Week 1: Waltz, Cha Cha Cha (male celebrity couples); Mambo (female celebrity group dance)
  • Week 2: Quickstep, Rumba (female celebrity couples); East Coast Swing/West Coast Swing (male celebrity group dance)
  • Week 3: Tango, Jive
  • Week 4: Foxtrot, Paso Doble
  • Week 5: Viennese Waltz, Salsa
  • Week 6: American Smooth, Samba
  • Weeks 7 & 8: one new dance from weeks 1-6
  • Weeks 9 & 10: two new dances from weeks 1-6
  • Week 11: Argentine Tango, last new dance from weeks 1-6
  • Final week: favourite ballroom/Latin from weeks 1-11, judges' choice, dual Viennese Waltz, Freestyle Show Dance

Over 12 million votes were cast, and a peak of 13 million viewers tuned in to the final show of series four to see Mark and Karen crowned 2006 Strictly Come Dancing champions, raising £1.5 million for Children in Need.


Series 5

Main article: Strictly Come Dancing (Series 5)

The fifth series of Strictly Come Dancing began on BBC One on 29 September 2007, with Bruce Forsythe and Tess Daly returning as presenters. For the first time, the line up of professionals was unchanged from the previous series. The first programme was a catch-up show and preview to the new series, before the start of the competition on 6 October, which will run for 12 weeks. The show features 14 new celebrities, who have been paired with 14 professional dancers. In a change to the previous format, the results show is now recorded on Saturday and broadcast on Sunday, rather than shown live later on Saturday. In addition to this, the two couples who are at the bottom of the table after the viewers' vote will be subject to a dance-off, where they will do their routine once again, and the judges will decide who will leave. Head Judge Len Goodman has the casting vote in case of a tie. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The fifth series of Strictly Come Dancing began on BBC One on 29 September 2007, with Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly returning as presenters. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Len Goodman is a professional dance judge who also teaches ballroom and Latin dancing at the school he runs in Dartford, Kent, UK. Born in Bethnal Green in April 1944, he started dancing around the age of 20 after a short time as an engineering apprentice. ...


Judges Len Goodman, Arlene Phillips, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli are again presiding over the competition. Len Goodman is a professional dance judge who also teaches ballroom and Latin dancing at the school he runs in Dartford, Kent, UK. Born in Bethnal Green in April 1944, he started dancing around the age of 20 after a short time as an engineering apprentice. ... Arlene Phillips OBE (born 1944 in Manchester, Lancashire, England) is a British choreographer working in many fields of dance. ... Craig Revel Horwood (born 1967) is an Australian dancer, choreographer, and theatre director in the United Kingdom. ... Bruno Tonioli (born November 25, 1955 ) ) is an Italian-born British dancer and professional choreographer. ...

Celebrity Professional Voted out
Brian Capron Karen Hardy Week 1
Stephanie Beacham Vincent Simone Week 2
Willie Thorne Erin Boag Week 3
Gabby Logan James Jordan Week 4
Dominic Littlewood Lilia Kopylova Week 5
Penny Lancaster Stewart Ian Waite Week 6
Kate Garraway Anton du Beke Week 7
John Barnes Nicole Cutler Week 8
Kelly Brook Brendan Cole Withdrew due to bereavement[7]
Alesha Dixon Matthew Cutler
Gethin Jones Camilla Dallerup
Kenny Logan Ola Jordan
Letitia Dean Darren Bennett
Matt Di Angelo Flavia Cacace

The dances performed were as follows: Brian Capron (born 11 February 1949 Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK) is a British actor. ... Karen Hardy is retired from professional Latin American dancing, but is a former international, United Kingdom Open, British National, and World Masters Champion. ... Stephanie Beacham (born 28 February 1947) is an English actress who has had an extensive acting career. ... Vincent Simone is a professional dancer. ... William Joseph Thorne (born 4 March 1954 in Leicester, England), best known as Willie Thorne, is a former English professional snooker player and now a commentator. ... Erin Boag, who was born on 17th March 1975 in New Zealand, is a professional ballroom dancer. ... Gabby Logan (born Gabrielle Nicole Yorath on 24 April 1973) is a British television presenter and former Welsh international gymnast. ... James Jordan is an English ballroom dancer. ... Dominic Littlewood is a TV presenter and former car dealer from Essex Littlewood worked in the new and used car business in Essex, and set up his own business in the late 1980s. ... Lilia Andreievna Kopylova (born 18 June 1978 in Moscow, Russia) is a professional dancer. ... Penny Lancaster (born in Chelmsford, Essex, England, on March 15, 1971) is an English model and a celebrity. ... Ian Waite is a professional Latin-American dancer. ... Kate Garraway (born Kathryn Mary Garraway in Abingdon, Oxfordshire on 4 May 1968) is an English television news presenter. ... Anton du Beke is a professional ballroom dancer. ... John Charles Bryan Barnes (born November 7, 1963 in Kingston, Jamaica) was a hugely successful and well known Jamaican-born English football player of the 1980s and 1990s, and was once the manager of Celtic F.C. // Having moved to England as a boy, Barnes was noticed by Watford whilst... Nicole Cutler (born June 8, 1972) is a professional ballroom dancer and former World Amateur Latin-American champion. ... Kelly Brook (born Kelly Ann Parsons on 23 November 1969) is an English model, actress, and occasional swimwear designer and television presenter. ... Brendan Cole (born in Christchurch real name Tony Beak, New Zealand) is a ballroom dancer specialising in Latin American dancing. ... Alesha Dixon was born October 7, 1978 in Welwyn Garden City, Herts (UK). ... Matthew David Cutler (born October 30, 1973) is a successful English dancer. ... Gethin Clifford Jones (born 12 February 1978, in Cardiff, Wales) is a Welsh television presenter best-known for co-presenting the long-running BBC childrens show Blue Peter. ... Camilla Dallerup (born 1974 in Aalborg), is a British based Danish ballroom dancer. ... Kenny Logan (born 3 April 1972) is a wing three-quarter back who played for the Scotland national rugby union team and London Wasps. ... Ola Jordan. ... Letitia Dean (born 14 November 1967 in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire) is an English actress. ... Darren Bennett is the name of a football player: Darren Bennett (football player) and a professional latin ballroom dancer: Darren Bennett (dancer) ... Matt Di Angelo. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

  • Week 1: Waltz, Cha Cha Cha (couples with a male celebrity); Blues Swing (female celebrity group dance)
  • Week 2: Quickstep, Rumba (couples with a female celebrity); Merengue (male celebrity group dance)
  • Week 3: Tango, Jive
  • Week 4: American Smooth, Samba
  • Week 5: Foxtrot, Paso Doble
  • Week 6: Viennese Waltz, Salsa; Jitterbug (group dance)
  • Week 7: one new dance from weeks 1-6
  • Week 8: one new dance from weeks 1-6; Dirty Dancing celebration (group dance)
  • Week 9: two new dances from weeks 1-6

Dirty Dancing is a 1987 romance film credited as being one of the most watched films of all time, particularly among women. ...

Specials

2004 Christmas Special

This Christmas special was broadcast live on 22 December 2004, featuring top couples from both of the first two series (with the exception of Christopher Parker and Julian Clary, who were not able to appear). The show was won by Jill Halfpenny and Darren Bennett. For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Christopher Parker (born August 24, 1983) is an English actor and television personality. ... Julian Clary (born as Paul Ross McNamara 25 May 1959) is an English comedian who is openly gay and known for his camp style, with a heavy reliance on innuendo and double entendre. ... Jill Halfpenny Jill Halfpenny (born 15 July 1975) is a British actress. ... Darren Bennett is the name of a football player: Darren Bennett (football player) and a professional latin ballroom dancer: Darren Bennett (dancer) ...


In order of judges' placing

Celebrity Professional
Martin Offiah Erin Boag
Aled Jones Lilia Kopylova
Lesley Garrett Anton du Beke
Natasha Kaplinsky Brendan Cole
Denise Lewis Ian Waite
Jill Halfpenny Darren Bennett

Martin Offiah MBE (born 29th December 1966) is an English rugby league player. ... Erin Boag, who was born on 17th March 1975 in New Zealand, is a professional ballroom dancer. ... Aled Jones (born 29 December 1970) is a Welsh singer and television/radio personality and broadcaster who first came to fame as a boy soprano. ... Lilia Andreievna Kopylova (born 18 June 1978 in Moscow, Russia) is a professional dancer. ... Lesley Garrett, CBE (April 10, 1955 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire) is an internationally renowned English soprano singer. ... Anton du Beke is a professional ballroom dancer. ... Natasha presenting the BBC Six OClock News The image above is believed to be a replaceable fair use image. ... Brendan Cole (born in Christchurch real name Tony Beak, New Zealand) is a ballroom dancer specialising in Latin American dancing. ... Denise Lewis OBE (born August 27, 1972, in West Bromwich, England) is a British athlete who specialises in the heptathlon. ... Ian Waite is a professional Latin-American dancer. ... Jill Halfpenny Jill Halfpenny (born 15 July 1975) is a British actress. ... Darren Bennett (born 14 February 1977), in Sheffield is a professional dancer, as were hi parents. ...

2005 Christmas Special

The Christmas special in 2005 featured the top four couples (Gough/Kopylova, Jackson/Boag, Ball/Waite, Martin/Dallerup) from the 2005 series competing against two competitors from the US version, Dancing with the Stars, who danced with two professionals from the British series. The two competitors from the US series were Rachel Hunter, who was teamed with Brendan Cole, and Evander Holyfield, who danced with Karen Hardy. Season 2 winner Jill Halfpenny was scheduled to appear with her partner Darren Bennett, but pulled out due to a break down in fee negotiations. For the late-2007 season, see Dancing with the Stars (US season 5). ... Rachel Hunter (born September 9, 1969 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a fashion model, actress and reality TV show host. ... Evander The Real Deal Holyfield (born October 19, 1962 in Atmore, Alabama) is a professional boxer from the United States and a multiple world champion in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions. ...


24 December 2005, in order of elimination is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Celebrity Professional
Evander Holyfield Karen Hardy
Rachel Hunter Brendan Cole
Colin Jackson Erin Boag
James Martin Camilla Dallerup
Zoe Ball Ian Waite
Darren Gough Lilia Kopylova

As well as winning the 2005 series, Darren Gough and Lilia Kopylova won this Christmas Special, after receiving the full 40 marks from the judges. Evander The Real Deal Holyfield (born October 19, 1962 in Atmore, Alabama) is a professional boxer from the United States and a multiple world champion in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions. ... Karen Hardy is retired from professional Latin American dancing, but is a former international, United Kingdom Open, British National, and World Masters Champion. ... Rachel Hunter (born September 9, 1969 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a fashion model, actress and reality TV show host. ... Brendan Cole (born in Christchurch real name Tony Beak, New Zealand) is a ballroom dancer specialising in Latin American dancing. ... Adam El-gifari== Adam El-gifari == ... Erin Boag, who was born on 17th March 1975 in New Zealand, is a professional ballroom dancer. ... For other persons named James Martin, see James Martin (disambiguation). ... Camilla Dallerup (born 1974 in Aalborg), is a British based Danish ballroom dancer. ... Categories: People stubs | 1970 births | British television presenters ... Ian Waite is a professional Latin-American dancer. ... Darren Gough (born September 18, 1970, Monk Bretton, Barnsley, Yorkshire) is an English cricketer. ... Lilia Andreievna Kopylova (born 18 June 1978 in Moscow, Russia) is a professional dancer. ... Darren Gough (born September 18, 1970, Monk Bretton, Barnsley, Yorkshire) is an English cricketer. ... Lilia Andreievna Kopylova (born 18 June 1978 in Moscow, Russia) is a professional dancer. ...


2006 Christmas Special

The Christmas special in 2006 featured stars from the third and fourth series going head to head to perform their highest-scoring dances. The theme of the programme was black and white, so whether it was wintry white gowns, the little black dress or top hat and tails, the dancers and the dance floor were decked in black and white, setting the stage for some show-stopping performances.


It was a pre-recorded show shown on Christmas Day on BBC One. The couples who took part are: Joseph and Mary with baby Jesus, at the first Christmas Christmas (literally, the Mass of Christ) is a holiday in the Christian calendar, usually observed on December 25, which celebrates the birth of Jesus. ...

Celebrity Professional
Mark Ramprakash Karen Hardy
Emma Bunton Darren Bennett
Louisa Lytton Vincent Simone
Zoe Ball Ian Waite
Matt Dawson Lilia Kopylova
Colin Jackson Erin Boag

After the combined scores of the judges' marks and the votes of the studio audience, Colin Jackson and Erin Boag won the competition, after getting the full 40 marks from the judges, with Zoe Ball and Ian Waite being runners up. Mark Ravin Ramprakash (born 5 September 1969) is an English cricketer. ... Karen Hardy is retired from professional Latin American dancing, but is a former international, United Kingdom Open, British National, and World Masters Champion. ... Emma Lee Bunton (born 21 January 1976) is an English pop singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ... Darren Bennett is the name of a football player: Darren Bennett (football player) and a professional latin ballroom dancer: Darren Bennett (dancer) ... Louisa Claire Lytton[1] (born 7 February 1989) is an English actress from Islington, London. ... Vincent Simone is a professional dancer. ... Categories: People stubs | 1970 births | British television presenters ... Ian Waite is a professional Latin-American dancer. ... Matthew James Sutherland Daws Dawson MBE (born 31 October 1972 in Birkenhead) is a now retired English rugby union footballer who played scrum half for Wasps having played most of his career for Northampton Saints. ... Lilia Andreievna Kopylova (born 18 June 1978 in Moscow, Russia) is a professional dancer. ... Adam El-gifari== Adam El-gifari == ... Erin Boag, who was born on 17th March 1975 in New Zealand, is a professional ballroom dancer. ...


Strictly Ice Dancing

Strictly Ice Dancing was broadcast as a one-off special on 26 December 2004; with Carol Smillie, Jessica Taylor, Scarlett Johnson, Marcus Patric, David Seaman, and Rowland Rivron paired with professional skaters. This was won by David Seaman (who was a late replacement for Paul Gascoigne) and his partner Zoia Birmingham. is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Carol Smillie (born December 23, 1961 in Glasgow) is a Scottish television personality, best known for presenting the BBC series Changing Rooms and is the author of Carol Smillies Working Mums Handbook. ... Jessica Taylor (born June 23, 1980) is a singer with the manufactured pop group Liberty X, and comes from Preston in Lancashire, England. ... This article is about the British soap opera actress Scarlett Johnson. ... Ben used to be happy-go-lucky, but in the aftermath of the accident that killed Theo and Jamie he sank into depression. ... David Andrew Seaman MBE (born 19 September 1963 in Rotherham, South Yorkshire) is a former English football goalkeeper who played for several clubs, most notably Arsenal and most recently with Manchester City. ... Rowland Rivron (born 1958) is a comedian, musician, writer and a successful British television presenter. ... Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... David Andrew Seaman MBE (born 19 September 1963 in Rotherham, South Yorkshire) is a former English football goalkeeper who played for several clubs, most notably Arsenal and most recently with Manchester City. ... Paul John Gascoigne (born 27 May 1967 in Gateshead, England), often referred to as Gazza, is a retired English football player who is widely regarded as one of the most gifted footballers of his generation. ...


In order of elimination

Celebrity Professional
Rowland Rivron Charlotte Clements
Marcus Patric Leigh Mack
Carol Smillie Oula Jääskeläinen
Scarlett Johnson Daniel Whiston
Jessica Taylor Robert Burgerman
David Seaman Zoia Birmingham

Strictly Ice Dancing was identical to the Granada format Dancing On Ice, although details of Dancing on Ice were revealed before Strictly Ice Dancing was commissioned. Rowland Rivron (born 1958) is a comedian, musician, writer and a successful British television presenter. ... Charlotte Clements (born October 28, 1979 in London) is a British ice dancer. ... Ben used to be happy-go-lucky, but in the aftermath of the accident that killed Theo and Jamie he sank into depression. ... Carol Smillie (born December 23, 1961 in Glasgow) is a Scottish television personality, best known for presenting the BBC series Changing Rooms and is the author of Carol Smillies Working Mums Handbook. ... This article is about the British soap opera actress Scarlett Johnson. ... Daniel John Whiston (born 1976 in Blackpool) is a British ice skater. ... Jessica Taylor is a singer in her own right with a CD entitled I Believe more info can be found about her at www. ... David Andrew Seaman MBE (born 19 September 1963 in Rotherham, South Yorkshire) is a former English football goalkeeper who played for several clubs, most notably Arsenal and most recently with Manchester City. ...


Strictly African Dancing

A further one-off special was broadcast on BBC One on 9 July 2005 as part of the BBC's Africa Lives season. It featured six celebrities of African descent performing traditional African dances with a professional troupe. The contestants were Tunde Baiyewu, Tupele Dorgu, Robbie Earle, Antonia Okonma, Louis Emerick, and Tessa Sanderson. The programme was presented by Natasha Kaplinsky and Martin Offiah, and the winner was Robbie Earle. is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tunde Baiyewu (born November 25, 1968) is a vocalist who gained fame as part of the Northern soul duo Lighthouse Family. ... Tupele Dorgu as Kelly Crabtree from Coronation Street. ... Robert Fitzgerald Robbie Earle MBE (born 27 January 1965 in Newcastle-under-Lyme) is a former professional footballer who played approximately 600 games in senior club football, scoring around 150 goals. ... Antonia Okonma (born July 1983 in London, England) is a british actress. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Tessa Sanderson CBE (born 14 March 1956) is a former British javelinist and heptathlete. ...


In order of elimination:

Tunde Baiyewu (born November 25, 1968) is a vocalist who gained fame as part of the Northern soul duo Lighthouse Family. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Tupele Dorgu as Kelly Crabtree from Coronation Street. ... Tessa Sanderson CBE (born 14 March 1956) is a former British javelinist and heptathlete. ... Antonia Okonma (born July 1983 in London, England) is a british actress. ... Robert Fitzgerald Robbie Earle MBE (born 27 January 1965 in Newcastle-under-Lyme) is a former professional footballer who played approximately 600 games in senior club football, scoring around 150 goals. ...

Sport Relief 2008

The BBC have confirmed that there will be a Strictly Come Dancing one-off special for Sport Relief, which will air in March 2008. Sport Relief is a biennial charity event from Comic Relief, in association with BBC Sport, which brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise money to fight poverty in the UK and Africa. ...


According to The Sun, contestants taking part will include:

They will be paired up with these contestants from past series (but not necessarily in this order): Gemma Bissix (born June 6, 1983), is an English actress best known for her roles as Clare Tyler in the BBC One soap EastEnders and as the second actress to play Clare Cunningham (née Devine) in the Channel 4 teen soap Hollyoaks. ... David Ginola (born January 25, 1967) is a former French international football player and also a model. ... Jade Johnson (born June 7, 1980) is an English athlete. ... On the cover of Elaine Paige Tour Programme 2004 Elaine Paige OBE (born Elaine Bickerstaff on 5 March 1948 in Barnet, Hertfordshire) is a world-renowned English singer and actor, primarily in musicals. ... Kara as Dawn in EastEnders Kara Tointon (born August 5, 1983 in Basildon, Essex) is a British actress, best known for playing Dawn Swann in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ...

  • Mark Ramprakash (Cricketer, Strictly Come Dancing champion 2006)
  • Denise Lewis (Olympic gold medallist, Strictly Come Dancing finalist 2004)
  • Matt Dawson (Rugby player, Strictly Come Dancing finalist 2006)
  • Roger Black (Olympic silver medallist and television presenter, Strictly Come Dancing competitor 2004)
  • Darren Gough (Cricketer, Strictly Come Dancing champion 2005)

A BBC spokesperson commented: "Sport Relief features Strictly Come Dancing with a difference." Mark Ravin Ramprakash (born 5 September 1969) is an English cricketer. ... Denise Lewis OBE (born August 27, 1972, in West Bromwich, England) is a British athlete who specialises in the heptathlon. ... Matthew James Sutherland Daws Dawson MBE (born 31 October 1972 in Birkenhead) is a now retired English rugby union footballer who played scrum half for Wasps having played most of his career for Northampton Saints. ... Roger Anthony Black MBE (born 31 March 1966) is a former Olympic athlete and now works as a television presenter and motivational speaker. ... Darren Gough (born September 18, 1970, Monk Bretton, Barnsley, Yorkshire) is an English cricketer. ...


Statistics

Winners

There are two titles to win during a series of Strictly Come Dancing, the main series title and the Christmas title: For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ...

Natasha presenting the BBC Six OClock News The image above is believed to be a replaceable fair use image. ... Brendan Cole (born in Christchurch real name Tony Beak, New Zealand) is a ballroom dancer specialising in Latin American dancing. ... Jill Halfpenny Jill Halfpenny (born 15 July 1975) is a British actress. ... Darren Bennett (born 14 February 1977), in Sheffield is a professional dancer, as were hi parents. ... Darren Gough (born September 18, 1970, Monk Bretton, Barnsley, Yorkshire) is an English cricketer. ... Lilia Andreievna Kopylova (born 18 June 1978 in Moscow, Russia) is a professional dancer. ... Mark Ravin Ramprakash (born 5 September 1969) is an English cricketer. ... Karen Hardy is retired from professional Latin American dancing, but is a former international, United Kingdom Open, British National, and World Masters Champion. ... Jill Halfpenny Jill Halfpenny (born 15 July 1975) is a British actress. ... Darren Bennett is the name of a football player: Darren Bennett (football player) and a professional latin ballroom dancer: Darren Bennett (dancer) ... Darren Gough (born September 18, 1970, Monk Bretton, Barnsley, Yorkshire) is an English cricketer. ... Lilia Andreievna Kopylova (born 18 June 1978 in Moscow, Russia) is a professional dancer. ... Adam El-gifari== Adam El-gifari == ... Erin Boag, who was born on 17th March 1975 in New Zealand, is a professional ballroom dancer. ...

Highest Judges' Score

  • Only on two occasions has a perfect 40 out of 40 been awarded inside the actual series:
    • 40/40: Jill Halfpenny and Darren Bennett; Jive; 11/12/2004 (Series 2 Final)
    • 40/40: Mark Ramprakash and Karen Hardy; Salsa; 23/12/06 (Series 4 Final)
  • Another two scored 40/40 on a Christmas Special:
    • 40/40: Darren Gough and Lilia Kopylova; Quickstep; 24/12/2005 (2005 Christmas Special)
    • 40/40: Colin Jackson and Erin Boag; Quickstep; 25/12/2006 (2006 Christmas Special)
  • On a further four occasions, couples have received 39; in each case they received a 9 from Craig Revel Horwood and 10s from all other judges:
    • 39/40: Colin Jackson and Erin Boag; Quickstep; 17/12/2005 (Series 3 Final)
    • 39/40: Mark Ramprakash and Karen Hardy; Argentine Tango; 16/12/2006 (Series 4 Semi-Final)
    • 39/40: Alesha Dixon and Matthew Cutler; Cha Cha Cha; 24/11/2007 (Series 5 Week 8)
    • 39/40: Gethin Jones and Camilla Dallerup; Waltz; 1/12/2007 (Series 5 Week 9)

Craig Revel Horwood (born 1967) is an Australian dancer, choreographer, and theatre director in the United Kingdom. ...

Lowest Judges' Score

  • 08/40: Quentin Willson and Hazel Newberry; Cha Cha Cha; 23/10/04.
  • 11/40: Fiona Phillips and Brendan Cole; Waltz ; 15/10/05.
  • 12/40: Diarmuid Gavin and Nicole Cutler; Cha Cha Cha; 23/10/04.
  • 12/40: Diarmuid Gavin and Nicole Cutler; Quickstep; 30/10/04.

Highest and Lowest Scoring performances

The best and worst performances in each dance according to the judges' marks are as follows:

  • Cha Cha Cha: Best Alesha Dixon (39), Worst Quentin Wilson (8)
  • Jive: Best Jill Halfpenny (40), Worst Fiona Phillips (16)
  • Rumba: Best Zoe Ball (38), Worst Fiona Phillips (13)
  • Paso Doble: Best Jill Halfpenny/Emma Bunton (37), Worst Dennis Taylor/Christopher Parker (15)
  • Samba: Best Zoe Ball (38), Worst Christopher Parker (15)
  • Waltz: Best Gethin Jones (39), Worst Fiona Phillips (11)
  • Quickstep: Best Darren Gough/Colin Jackson (40), Worst Diarmuid Gavin (12)
  • Foxtrot: Best Zoe Ball (38), Worst Fiona Phillips (20)
  • Tango: Best Zoe Ball/Alesha Dixon (38), Worst Diarmuid Gavin (14)
  • Viennese Waltz (performed as an individual dance since series three): Best Mark Ramprakash/Zoe Ball/Gethin Jones/Kelly Brook (36), Worst Will Thorp (23).
  • American Smooth (performed since series three): Best Colin Jackson (37), Worst John Barnes (22)
  • Salsa (performed since series four): Best Mark Ramprakash (40), Worst Kate Garraway (18)
  • Argentine Tango (performed since series four): Best Mark Ramprakash (39), Worst Matt Dawson (30)

Perfect Tens

In addition to the four perfect scores listed above, judges have awarded perfect tens on a number of other occasions:

  • Series One
    • Week Five: Natasha Kaplinsky/Brendan Cole from Arlene Phillips for the Samba
  • Series Two
    • Week Seven: Jill Halfpenny/Darren Bennett from Arlene Phillips for the Paso Doble.
    • Final: Denise Lewis/Ian Waite from Arlene Phillips and Bruno Tonioli for the Quickstep.
  • Series Three
    • Week Six: Zoe Ball/Ian Waite from Bruno Tonioli for the Quickstep
    • Week Seven: Zoe Ball/Ian Waite from Arlene Phillips and Bruno Tonioli for the Tango
    • Week Eight: Colin Jackson/Erin Boag from Arlene Phillips for the American Smooth
    • Week Nine: Colin Jackson/Erin Boag from Len Goodman for the Waltz
    • Final: Darren Gough/Lilia Kopylova from Len Goodman for the Foxtrot
    • Final: Colin Jackson/Erin Boag from Arlene Phillips, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli for the Quickstep
    • Final: Zoe Ball/Ian Waite from Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli for the Samba
    • Final: Zoe Ball/Ian Waite from Arlene Phillips and Bruno Tonioli for the Tango
    • Christmas Special: James Martin/Camilla Dallerup from Arlene Phillips and Len Goodman for the Foxtrot
    • Christmas Special: Zoe Ball/Ian Waite from Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli for the Foxtrot
  • Series Four
    • Week Three: Louisa Lytton/Vincent Simone from Bruno Tonioli for the Jive
    • Week Seven: Matt Dawson/Lilia Kopylova from Len Goodman for the Waltz
    • Week Nine: Emma Bunton/Darren Bennett from Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli for the Waltz
    • Week Nine: Emma Bunton/Darren Bennett from Bruno Tonioli for the Paso Doble
    • Week Eleven: Mark Ramprakash/Karen Hardy from Arlene Phillips, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli for the Argentine Tango
    • Final: Matt Dawson/Lilia Kopylova from Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli for the Waltz
    • Christmas Special: Zoe Ball/Ian Waite from Len Goodman and Arlene Phillips for the Rumba
    • Christmas Special: Matt Dawson/Lilia Kopylova from Len Goodman for the Waltz
  • Series Five
    • Week Four: Kelly Brook/Brendan Cole from Bruno Tonioli for the American Smooth
    • Week Six: John Barnes/Nicole Cutler from Len Goodman for the Salsa
    • Week Seven: Alesha Dixon/Matthew Cutler from Arlene Phillips and Bruno Tonioli for the Waltz
    • Week Eight: Matt Di Angelo/Flavia Cacace from Arlene Phillips and Bruno Tonioli for the Salsa
    • Week Eight: Alesha Dixon/Matthew Cutler from Arlene Phillips, Bruno Tonioli, and Len Goodman for the Cha Cha Cha
    • Week Nine: Gethin Jones/Camilla Dallerup from Arlene Phillips, Bruno Tonioli, and Len Goodman for the Waltz
    • Week Nine: Alesha Dixon/Matthew Cutler from Arlene Phillips and Bruno Tonioli for the Tango
    • Week Nine: Alesha Dixon/Matthew Cutler from Len Goodman for the Samba

Most Appearances

  • Only four professional dancers have appeared on all five series; two female and two male:
    • Anton du Beke
    • Erin Boag
    • Brendan Cole
    • Camilla Dallerup

Ratings

  • Strictly Come Dancing has been BBC One's biggest Saturday night hit over the last several years.
Series Series Premiere Series Finale TV Season Series Average
Date Viewers
(in millions)
Date Viewers
(in millions)
Main Show (Viewers
in millions)
Results Show (Viewers
in millions)
1 May 15, 2004 4.61 July 3, 2004 9.28 Summer 2004 6.45 -
2 October 23, 2004 6.54 December 11, 2004 11.60 Autumn 2004 8.15 9.23
3 October 15, 2005 7.23 December 17, 2005 10.76 Autumn 2005 8.75 7.76
4 October 7, 2006 9.23 December 23, 2006 12.11 Autumn 2006 8.81 8.31
5 October 6, 2007 8.51 Autumn 2007

Strictly Come Dancing has improved its place on the highest watched show of the year, each year. In 2004, the final of series 2 was the 11th most watched show of the year. In 2005, the final of series 3 was the 8th most watched show of the year. But in 2006 it did even better for the final of series 4 as it was the 4th most watched TV show of the year and most watched programme on TV for week ending 24 December 2006. is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


See also

For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 2. ... Strictly Dance Fever was a BBC One television series which is in many ways similar to the popular Strictly Come Dancing TV series. ... For information on Dancing on Ice in other countries, see Dancing on Ice around the world. ... Just the Two of Us logo with presenters Vernon Kay and Tess Daly Just the Two of Us is a British television reality singing contest hosted by Vernon Kay and Tess Daly. ... For the video game based on the American series, see Dancing with the Stars (video game) Countries with their own version Dancing with the Stars is the name for a number of international television series based on the format of the British series Strictly Come Dancing. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.cannonstudios.co.uk
  2. ^ http://www.blazemusic.co.uk
  3. ^ BBC Dancing show to hit the road, BBC News Online
  4. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/strictlycomedancing/about/voting.shtml (no longer accessible due to site re-organisation)
  5. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2006/09_september/29/strictly_facts.shtml
  6. ^ Tarbuck Bows Out. BBC (2006-10-20). Retrieved on 2006-10-21.
  7. ^ "Brook pulls out of dancing show", BBC News, 2007-11-30. 

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External links

  • Strictly Come Dancing at bbc.co.uk
  • Strictly Come Dancing at Unreality TV
  • Strictly Come Dancing at UKGameshows.com
  • Strictly Come Dancing at Biogs.com
  • Strictly Come Dancing - BBC Press Office at bbc.co.uk

 
 

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