Strictly Come Dancing

ITV1 The X Factor – Week 8 Theme

The sixth episode of Strictly Come Dancing was watched by an average of 10.4 million viewers between 6:30pm and 8:05pm, with a peak of 11.6 million viewers. The show had more than a two million lead over The X Factor.. An average of 8.4 million…

BBC SCD 2012 Johnny Ball

Johnny Ball has become the first contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing 2012. The TV personality and his professional partner Iveta Lukosiute were forced into a dance-off with Daybreak presenter Richard Arnold and his partner Erin Boag after both couples polled the lowest points in…

Tess Daly and Brucie – Christmas Strictly

The first weekend of competitive dancing has helped bookmakers re-evaluate their Strictly Come Dancing odds according to leading online betting comparison site Oddschecker.com Impressive debuts from previously unfancied dancers such as Lisa Riley, Sid Owen and Colin Salmon alongside below par performances from Victoria Pendleton…

Jerry Hall and Anton Du Beke

American model and actress Jerry Hall is no stranger to showbiz after becoming one of the top supermodels of the 70s and 80s. Her celebrity status rocketed even further after gracing magazine covers such as Vogue and high profile relationships with rock royalty. She has…

Dani Harmer and Vincent Simone

Dani is best known for playing Tracy Beaker in the hit CBBC series The Story Of Tracy Beaker. She played the character for over 10 years and picked up a children’s BAFTA award for Best Drama and a nomination for an RTE award for Best…

Lisa Riley and Robin Windsor

Lisa Riley became a household name as feisty barmaid Mandy Dingle in the ITV1 soap Emmerdale. Her popularity saw her take over from Jeremy Beadle as host of popular TV show You’ve Been Framed and go on to star in Fat Friends and Scott and…

Kimberley Walsh and Pasha Kovalev

As one fifth of the biggest girl band in the UK, Girls Aloud, Kimberley Walsh has notched up 20 consecutive top ten singles (including four number ones), five platinum albums and sold in excess of 4.2 million albums. Most recently she has stormed the West…

Richard Arnold and Erin Boag

Housewives favourite Richard Arnold is a firmly established journalist and presenter who became known as the cheeky showbiz reporter on GMTV. He appeared on the show for 13 years, leaving in 2010. He has hosted numerous shows since including Loose Lips, and The Planet’s Funniest…

Louis Smith and Flavia Cacace

British gymnast Louis Smith is a master of his craft after winning a silver medal on the pommel horse at this year’s London 2012 Olympics, narrowly missing out on the gold on execution points. He also formed part of the team that took the bronze…

Johnny Ball and Aliona Vilani

Johnny Ball is known to millions for popularising science and maths. With a career spanning over 40 years, he has written and presented 23 solo television series including Think Of A Number, Think Again, Johnny Ball Reveals All and presented Playschool for 17 years. Today…

Sid Owen and Ola Jordan

Actor Sid Owen is most famous for playing EastEnders character Ricky Butcher, the loveable, hapless mechanic and long suffering husband of Bianca. He played the character on and off for nearly 25 years until his recent departure in June 2012, making him one of the…

Nicky Byrne and Karen Hauer

Nicky Byrne is a singer/songwriter and one quarter of famous Irish pop band Westlife, one of the most successful bands of the 90s and 2000s. The group sold over 45 million records worldwide, accumulated 14 number-one singles in the UK and had 26 top ten…