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Series 1 - Summer 2004 - Full Voting Breakdown:

Full voting breakdown for Series One is available here: SERIES 1 VOTING.


Come Dancing Is Back as "Strictly Come Dancing":

Recent news articles confirm that the popular TV show "Come Dancing" is to return to our screens in May. The new presenter will be Bruce Forsyth, accompanied by Tess Daly. The show will be titled "Strictly Come Dancing". The main programme will be showing on BBC1, Saturday night prime time, with a shorter programme showing every night of the week on BBC3.
The show will take the following format: each week the eight couples (made up of one celebrity & one "professional" dancer) will dance a different dance under competition rules. There will be a professional judge to offer opinions on the couples, but also the public will be involved in voting for their favourite couple.

The winners of the 1st Strictly Come Dancing Are Natasha Kaplinsky & Brendan Cole

Strictly Come Dancing Winners

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You can keep up to date with everything "Strictly Come Dancing" on this page. (Note: Please also visit the BBC's official site Here).
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Judges
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The Celebrities & their Professional Dance Partners:

  • Martin Offiah & Erin Boag
  • Lesley Garrett & Anton Du Beke
  • David Dickinson & Camilla Dallerup
  • Verona Joseph & Paul Killick
  • Jason Wood & Kylie Jones
  • StarNatasha Kaplinsky & Brendan ColeStarWinners
  • Christopher Parker & Hanna Karttunen
  • Claire Sweeney & John Byrnes

The Judges:
  • Judge 1 - Bruno Tonioli (Choreographer)
    Bruno is a top choreographer and has worked on countless films, plays, music videos, commercials, concerts, trade shows and TV shows.
  • Judge 2 - Arlene Phillips (Choreographer)
    Arlene is best known for her work on countless musicals, both in the UK and Worldwide.
  • Judge 3 - Len Goodman (Pro Dancer/Judge)
    Len was a professional dancer and is now a professional judge. Len runs his own dance school in Kent.
  • Judge 4 - Craig Revel Horwood (Choreographer)
    Craig is a top theatre choreographer and received an Olivier Award for his work on the West End musical Spend, Spend, Spend.

Gossip & Updates:

13th July:
  • An online article suggests that Martine McCutcheon & Paul O'Grady (Lilly Savage) are keen to sign up for the second series. (See press article collection below)
6th July:
  • Over 9 million viewers watched the Strictly Come Dancing final.
5th July:
  • Natasha donates her fee she received for taking part in Strictly Come Dancing to charity.
3rd July:
  • Natasha Kaplinsky & Brendan Cole win Strictly Come Dancing.
  • Facts & Figures from the show:
    • During the show the dancers have used 109 pairs of shoes
    • The dresses/costumes have been decorated with 35kg Rhinestones
    • The dancers have practiced for a total of 934 hours
  • On average a dancer can cover 5 miles on the dancefloor in one night.
  • There has been a 50% increase in attendance at one dance studio in London since the series began.
26th June:
  • In the final the couples will each have to dance 4 dances:
    • 1 x Freestyle dance (including Lifts)
    • 2 x Ballroom / Latin of their choice
    • 1 x Ballroom / Latin public choice
    The public have chosen the Paso Doble for both couples.
    Brendan & Natasha will be dancing Quickstep, Samba, Freestyle & Paso Doble.
    Chris & Hanna will be dancing Waltz, Jive, Freestyle & Paso Doble.
21st June:
  • Quote: (Anton on Natasha) "Frosty wooden legs"
19th June:
  • Quote: (Bruno to Chris re his Paso Doble) "You were stamping on cockroaches"!
14th June:
  • Erin challenges Anton to a sit-up-a-thon, absolutely sure that she can win!
13th June:
  • John Byrnes & Claire Sweeny are voted off the programme tonight, even though they took 2nd place after the judges votes!
  • The judges slate Christopher Parkers performance: Quote: (Len Goodman re Chris's Viennese Waltz): "Chris was like a scud missile"... and other comments: "Chris was like a balloon you blow up and let go round the floor"... "An embarrassment to watch"!
  • Next week the couples will be performing 2 dances of their choice that they have not yet performed!
11th June:
  • Three National newspapers today made the claim that Brendan & Camilla have terminated their engagement. Brendan's "strictly come dancing" partner Natasha Kaplinsky is cited as the problem. One source is quoted as saying: "The relationship between Natasha & Camilla was worse than Glacial"!
5th June:
  • Next week all of the couples will be performing 2 dances, the Viennese Waltz and the Samba. The VW, being danced as a regular competition, with 2 1/2 minutes of music - floorcraft may be interesting!
  • Christopher Parker quoted as saying that he is going to be dancing the Vietnamese Waltz next saturday night - well Chris the others will be dancing Viennese Waltz, so the judges marks could be interesting!
  • Quote: (Bruce Forsyth on the Paso Doble) "The man should act as the Matador and the lady has the choice, she can either be the cape, the spanish dancer or the bull. She's not allowed to be a cow, or even a bit of a cow, even if she is one"!
  • Quote: (John Byrnes to Claire Sweeney whilst practicing the Paso Doble) "You almost keep challenging me, stalking me (pause) - Not like the honey monster though"!
1st June:
  • Strictly Come Dancing's resident body language expert describes Anton as: "An industrial strength flirt & a cad".
31st May:
  • Paul Killick is set to open a dance studio in London!
29th May:
  • Quote: (Len Goodman on the Tango) "The Tango is like a pickled onion - sharp & aggressive".
28th May:
  • Quote: (Jason Wood re Ballroom Dancing) "Dancing is difficult, it's like walking on a tightrope while holding a washing machine trying to stagger across holding books in my mouth". - Not so easy then!
27th May:
  • Over the course of the Blackpool Dance Festival (Open British) it has been estimated the following will be used:
    • 2,922 bottles of fake tan
    • 2,000 cans of hairspray
    • 292,2000 Kirby grips
    • 2,000 tubs of gel
    • 2,922 cans of spray dye
    • 14,610 fake nails
    • 1,000 bottles of nail varnish
    • 1,461 sets of false eye lashes
    • 1,461 pairs of tights
26th May:
  • Paul & Verona state that they are going to dance how they want on Saturday - this includes executing lifts!
  • Judge Len Goodman states that he thinks the male celebrities are having a tougher time as they have to lead the professional ladies (when the pro lady does lead, she must not look as if she is!)
  • Lesley practices her routines with a mask on - to prevent her from catching Anton's cold and losing her voice!
25th May:
  • Martin injures his ankle playing football! He says he will be dancing on Saturday no matter what!
24th May:
  • "Mail On Sunday" article written by Paul Killick by line reads as follows "As ballroom dancers waltz back on to our TV's, one star tells how their sedate image conceals a life of casual s**, drugs, cruelty and catfights..."
    Will this change peoples views of him and cost him votes?
22nd May:
  • Jason & Kylie are voted off the programme by the viewers. They were not even the lowest placed couple overall!
  • Jason has stated that he will continue to have dance lessons with Kylie once a week!
  • It has been mentioned that all points are due to be re-set next week at Blackpool - the slate will be wiped clean!
20th May:
  • Lesley admits to losing 10lb since she started her dance training!
19th May:
  • Paul "Killer" Killick & Verona reveal that they are likely to break the rules again in their Quickstep this Saturday Night!
18th May:
  • Christopher Parker talks sabotage! Fellow competitors beware as Christopher reveals that he may try resorting to underhand tactics, such as breaking off the heels of their dance shoes & blue tacking them back on, so they break during the competition!
  • Its a first! Anton teaches minus his tie!!
17th May:
  • Paul & Verona's 'lift' in CCC causes outrage among fellow competitors!
  • John Byrnes researches & finds that Verona has previous dance training!
  • Brendan brings 2 left dance shoes to practice - and dances in them!
15th May:
  • Tonight's BBC1 show drew 4.5 million viewers to become the highest-rating show in its 6.15pm timeslot, beating the 4.1 million who watched ITV1's Stars in Their Eyes Kids live final on ITV.
  • Quote: (Len Goodman to Paul & Verona re their Cha Cha Cha routine) "All steps, all sizzle, no sausage".
  • Verona collapsed exhausted on the set of Holby City, just days before her 1st Live performance on Strictly Come Dancing.

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Voting:

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Click here to view the Judges Votes from each week. Week 1 onwards

Notes:
Star indicates winner.
W1-W5: Grey Shaded Cell shows that couples were dancing the Pro's specialist discipline (John Byrnes stated that Latin was his preferred discipline on BBC3).
W5: All couples danced a Viennese waltz on the floor at the same time - this was not subject to a judges vote.
W6 onwards: Grey "dance" letter indicates couples were dancing the Pro's specialist discipline.
Even though couples may have high total points, viewers votes cast the final decision on which couple leave each week.

Current Leader Board:
Dancers/Dance

W1

W2

W3

W4

W5
V

W6

W7

W8

Total

Place

Left

Natasha Kaplinsky &
Brendan Cole Star

27
C

31
QStar

26
J

35
FStar

37
SStar

67 Star
T &
R

71 Star
W &
P

102 Star
Q & S & FS &
P

396

1st

Winners

Christopher Parker &
Hanna Karttunen

19
C

23
Q

19
J

28
F

15
S

37
W &
P

37
T &
R

63
W & J & FS &
P

204

2nd

Runners
Up

Lesley Garrett &
Anton Du Beke

29
WStar

27
R

29
T

30
P

27
S

60
F & C

62
Q & J

X

204

3rd

6th
Off

Martin Offiah &
Erin Boag

25
W

21
R

21
J

24
F

22
S

48
Q & C

X

X

113

4th

5th
Off

Claire Sweeney &
John Byrnes

27
W

26
R

34
TStar

31
P

32
S

X

X

X

150

5th

4th
Off

Verona Joseph &
Paul Killick

27
C

24
Q

24
J

24
P

X

X

X

X

99

6th

3rd
Off

David Dickinson &
Camilla Dallerup

16
C

21
Q

20
T

X

X

X

X

X

57

7th

2nd
Off

Jason Wood &
Kylie Jones

21
W

19
R

X

X

X

X

X

X

40

8th

1st
Off

Key To Dances:
W-Waltz, T-Tango, F-Foxtrot, Q-Quickstep, V-Viennese Waltz
C-CCC, S-Samba, R-Rumba, P-Paso Doble, J-Jive
FS-Freestyle

Video Clip Collection:

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Press Article Collection:

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Series 1:
  • "City Diary - Dr Vincent Cable is a Ballroom Dancer" From:The Guardian 14/07/04.
  • "Strictly Ballroom!" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:The Huddersfield Daily Examiner 12/07/04.
  • "Natasha 'wants to carry on dancing'" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Ananova 10/07/04.
  • "All dancing to the same tune now" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:The Scotsman 07/07/04.
  • "Come Dancing" From:The Guardian 07/07/04.
  • "Kaplinsky's Great Figures" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:The Sun 06/07/04.
  • "Strictly Friends, insists Natasha" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Daily Mail 05/07/04.
  • "And the BAFTA for best supporting programme goes to..." - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Matthewman.net 05/07/04.
  • "Kaplinsky wins TV dancing contest" From:BBC News 04/07/04.
  • "Pal says Chris will Waltz it!" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:The Sun 03/07/04.
  • "Strictly Professional" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:The Sun 29/06/04.
  • "TV Show Boosts Ballroom Dancing" From:BBC News 29/06/04.
  • "Dancing Diva Want's Your Vote" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Doncaster Today 24/06/04.
  • "Beeb's Ballroom back with a bang" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:The Stage May 04.
  • "You've Been Tangoed" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:The Times 18/06/04.
  • "If he can Tango ..." From:The Times - Opera & Dance 18/06/04.
  • "It Takes Two To Tango" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:IC Huddersfield 17/06/04.
  • "The Costa Fame" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:The Mirror 17/06/04.
  • "The arts column: The dance goes on" From:Telegraph - Arts Column 16/06/04.
  • "Could this be Brucie's last Waltz?" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:The Daily Mail 13/06/04.
  • "Brucie Ready To Retire?" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Digitalspy.co.uk 13/06/04.
  • "Love is in the air for Natasha" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:The Sun 12/06/04.
  • "Lover tells TV dance star: Foxtrot Oscar" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:The Sun 11/06/04.
  • "Natasha: It's Strictly Dancing" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Mirror 11/06/04.
  • "Strictly Romancing" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Scotsman 08/06/04.
  • "Editor-At-Large: Take your partners, please, and marvel at the campest, sexiest show on television" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Independant 06/06/04.
  • "Joker Jason Axed from TV Dancing Competition" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Waltham Forest Guardian 28/05/04.
  • "Ankle Injury Dims Offiah's TV Dancing Dream" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Scotsman 24/05/04.
  • "Paul Killick Article" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From: Mail On Sunday 23/05/04.
  • "Foot-Tapping Return Of Come Dancing" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Ireland Click.com 20/05/04.
  • "Ballroom Dancing: Strictly Fitness" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:The Times 15/05/04.
  • "Small Talk: Martin Offiah" From:The Guardian 14/05/04.
  • "Brucie Wants More Family Shows" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Teletext.com 14/05/04.
  • "Looking Forward To Prime-Time Return" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Teletext.com 14/05/04.
  • "Strictly Come Dancing - Fixed Odds Betting Preview" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Readabet.com 13/05/04.
  • "Strictly Come Dancing On BBC3" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:BBC Website 11/05/04.
  • "Elton In Talks For Strictly Come Dancing" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Ananova. May 04.
  • "BBC Release Information On How To Vote For Your Favourite Strictly Come Dancing Couple" From:BBC Website 05/05/04.
  • "Unmitigated Disaster" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Sunday Mail. 25/04/04.
  • "Natasha Goes Dancing" From:BBC News. 22/04/04.
  • "Stars Put In A Spin By Brucie" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:The Mirror. 22/04/04.
  • "Bruce Forsythe Dances Back Into Primetime" From:Hello Magazine. 22/04/04.
    Strictly Come Dancing BBC Press Pack:
  • "Strictly Come Dancing Introduction"
  • "Strictly Come Dancing - The Celebrities"
  • "Strictly Come Dancing - The Dancers"
  • "Strictly Come Dancing - The History Of The Dances"
    From:BBC Press Pack. 21/04/04.
  • "Bruce Is Back As BBC Revives Come Dancing" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Irish Examiner. 21/04/04.
  • "It's Bold, it's Big and it's Back ... it's Come Dancing " - Article Now Unavailable To View. From: 21/04/04.
  • "Come Dancing Celebrities Revelaed" From:BBC News Online. 21/04/04.
  • "Stars Lined Up For Revamped Come Dancing" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Ananova. 02/04/04.
  • "Get Your Dancing Shoes On!" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:The Huddersfield Daily Examiner. 26/03/04.
  • "Britain Swings It's Hips ..." From:The Guardian. 20/03/04.
  • "Brucie Quicksteps Into Dance Legend Relaunch" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Yahoo News. 17/03/04.
  • "Brucie Bonus" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Daily Record. 17/03/04.
  • "Forsyth to host new Come Dancing show" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Ananova. 17/03/04.
  • "Spring & Summer Highlights 2004...Strictly Come Dancing" From:The BBC Press Office. 16/03/04.
  • "It Takes 4 4 2 to Tango" - Article Now Unavailable To View From:The Sun. Feb 04.
  • "Cha Cha Cha Changes" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:The Independent. 14/01/04.
  • "Stars Get Tangoed By Brucie" - Article Now Unavailable To View From:The People. Dec 03.
  • "Tango & Cash" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Sunday Herald 26/10/03.
  • "Taking A Few Steps To Fitness" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Scotsman 24/10/03.
  • "Step To It" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Scotsman 22/10/03.
  • "TV Favourite To Dance Again" - Article Now Unavailable To View From:Eastern Daily Press 17/10/03.
  • "Strictly Ballroom" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Glasgow Daily Record 17/10/03.
  • "Come On!" - Article Now Unavailable To View. From:Glasgow Daily Record 17/10/03.

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