Strictly Come Dancing

  • Bruce Forsyth
  • Tess Daly
  • Natasha Kaplinsky

Strictly Come Dancing is a British television program that is broadcast on BBC One. It is a multi-week dance competition in which pairs, each consisting of a / a and a celebrity / professional dancer a / f line up. Developed by Fenia Vardanis format has been exported to many other countries; the German version runs under the title Let's Dance, the Austrian titled Dancing Stars. In the U.S., ie the parcel Dancing with the Stars.

  • 4.1 Season 1 4.1.1 participants
  • 4.1.2 dances
  • 4.1.3 Jury Evaluation
  • 4.2.1 participants
  • 4.2.2 dances
  • 4.2.3 Jury Evaluation
  • 4.3.1 participants
  • 4.3.2 dances
  • 4.3.3 Jury Evaluation
  • 4.4.1 participants
  • 4.4.2 dances
  • 4.4.3 Jury Evaluation


In the broadcast pairs are formed consisting of celebrities and professional dancers who compete against each other every week to a professional jury and to impress the audience and thus to avoid being voted out. Viewers can vote via phone on their favorites; the ranking of the phone vote is added to the result of the jury. The jury consists of four members, each of whom awarded for each dance one to ten points. So are three couples in the competition that gets the most points jury three points, the second place two points and third-placed a point; with the results of the phone vote will proceed in the same way. Case of a tie, the higher audience rating decision. The revenue from the telephone voting come to basically charitable organizations.

In the first two seasons only the " classic" that is, the five standard dances Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Slow Foxtrot and Viennese Waltz and the five Latin dances Cha -Cha -Cha, Rumba, Jive, Paso Doble and Samba were ten tournament dances presented. However, since three and four part Nahmer count, and therefore the number of broadcast rose in seasons, the offer to Mambo, East Coast Swing / West Coast Swing, Argentine Tango, Salsa and American Smooth was extended.

Staff / Presentation

The show will be broadcast on Saturday evenings on BBC One and presented by Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly. In the second season the prominent winner of the first season, Natasha Kaplinsky Tess Daly replaced for a few weeks, as this was on maternity leave. The jury consists of Bruno Tonioli, Arlene Phillips, Len Goodman and Craig Revel Horwood.

Spin -offs

  • 2004, 2005 and 2006 Christmas Special of the program was broadcast, in which the best pairs of the respective scales again showed their skills. The edition of 2005 was a co-production with the U.S. version.
  • Approx. 35 countries have their own version of the program under different titles.


  • On 1 September 2007, the first edition of the Euro Vision Dance Contest took place, a sort of international version of the show, competing in the 16 countries against each other. But were also allowed to participate in their pairs, which consist only of professional dancers. Often the national edition of Strictly Come Dancing was used as a preliminary decision.
  • In the UK and some other countries, there is also the mission of Dancing on Ice, which has the same structure, but - as the title says - takes place with skates on ice.
  • Also in the UK, but also in countries such as Belgium, the show Just the two of us is broadcast based on the same principle, but it is not a dance, but singing.


Season 1

15 May to 3 July 2004



Jury Evaluation

The respective maximum rating is bold, italics the lowest

Season 2

23 October to 11 December 2004



Jury Evaluation

Season 3

15 October to 17 December 2005



Jury Evaluation

Season 4

7 October to 23 September 2006



Jury Evaluation

Season 5

The fifth season was aired September 29 to December 22, 2007. The winner was Alesha Dixon with her ​​dance partner Matthew Cutler.

Season 6

The sixth season was sent September 20 to December 20, 2008. Winner was actor Tom Chambers and his partner Camilla Dallerup.

Season 7

The seventh season was shown 18 September to 19 December 2009. Winner was the sports reporter Chris Hollins and his partner Ola Jordan.

Season 8

The eighth season was aired 1 October to 18 December 2010. Winners were the actress Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev.

Season 9

The ninth season was aired September 10 to December 21, 2011. Winners were the musician Harry Judd and Aliona Vilani.

Season 10

The tenth season aired September 15 to December 22, 2011. Winners were the athletes Louis Smith and Flavia Cacace.

Season 11

The eleventh season will be broadcast since September 7.


Strictly come dancing has for years been the most successful BBC program on Saturday night.