Strictly Come Dancing

Comprehensive coverage of BBC One’s glitzy ballroom show Strictly Come Dancing, including celeb contestants Sophie Ellis Bextor, Natale Gumede, Ashley Taylor Dawson and much more.

Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Monty Python star Carol Cleveland signs up? Marcus Collins blasts objections to same-sex pairings

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Unless you’re fan of Monty Python, the name Carol Cleveland may not mean a whole lot to you, however, as it’s been reported today that she is “in talks” to take part in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing – and if she does indeed sign up – then she’s surely set to become a household name.

But at 72 years old, we can’t help but wonder if she would find the rigours of the show a tad overwhelming, but that said, Strictly is the place to be if you’re a senior with a point to make – the point being that age is but a number; just ask globetrotting judge Len Goodman. Read more & comment »

Ex-Strictly Come Dancing star James Jordan says “dancers are treated like dirt” & wants judges sacked!

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Fans of Strictly Come Dancing will no doubt know that pro-dancer James Jordan was fired by the BBC earlier this year, and he was of course livid to have been axed by the show’s bosses.

His wife Ola is still set to work on the show however, but despite the fact that by criticising the BBC and the show itself, James may be making things awkward for his wife backstage, he’s launched another blistering attack, stating that dancers on the show are “treated like dirt.” Read more & comment »

Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Ex-TOWIE star Mark Wright signs up & judge Len Goodman’s off on his travels!

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It’s been reported today that former The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright has signed up to take part in the forthcoming new series of Strictly Come Dancing, however, it seems that despite the best efforts of the show’s bosses, his fiancé Michelle Keegan has declined an offer to join him on the show.

A show insider said, “Having a couple going head-to-head would’ve made great TV, but we’re delighted to have Mark.” Read more & comment »

Nicole Scherzinger to snub X Factor & Simon Cowell like this?

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Nicole Scherzinger is facing a bit of a crossroads this year, after she was dropped from the X Factor judging panel by show boss Simon Cowell.

While the music mogul implied that their parting of ways was amicable when he made his announcement and confirmation a few months ago, the former Pussycat Doll has admitted that she hasn’t spoken to Simon in months and wasn’t informed in person that she wouldn’t be sitting at the judges’ table for a third year.

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Strictly Come Dancing star Erin Boag has shed a whopping three stone in just three months!

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When you’re a professional dancer who appears on national TV wearing skin-tight and unforgiving costumes while working on one of the BBC’s top rated shows, it’s not unreasonable to become a tad concerned if you put on a pound or two…

So imagine then gorgeous dancer Erin Boag’s horror to realise that she had piled on a whopping four stone during the last months of her pregnancy. And even though she won’t be back on Strictly this year, she still intends to dance professionally, so it was of course a blow. Read more & comment »

Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman blasts ‘defector’ Susanna Reid? He says “I can’t stand these people”

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After her stint on Strictly Come Dancing last year, the now former BBC presenter Susanna Reid ‘defected’ to ITV when – following her new popularity thanks to her Strictly appearance – offered a deal reportedly worth £1million to become “the face” of yet another breakfast-time TV show revamp.

However, prior to receiving that offer from ITV, Susanna had claimed that she would never leave the BBC, and even stated, “Cut me and I’ll bleed BBC.” Read more & comment »

Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Masterchef star Gregg Wallace & ex-Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton to compete this year

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It’s been reported today that Masterchef star Gregg Wallace and former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton have both signed up to take part in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing, which airs on the BBC this autumn.

And apparently, Gregg is hoping that by starring on the long-running dance show, he can begin to “repair” the damage done to his public image following allegations that he was involved in a bar brawl last year. Read more & comment »

Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Former footballing ace Craig Bellamy says ‘thanks but no thanks’ to offer, but why?

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Welsh footballing ace Craig Bellamy has recently turned down an offer to appear on the forthcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing, but why did he say no?

Well, the 34-year-old is far too busy to be appearing on a dancing TV show, as the former Wales striker is aiming to get his UEFA pro-licence, in a bid to become a future manager. You may understand all that footballing lark… we don’t.
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Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Will Kelly Brook’s ex Thom Evans take to the dance floor?

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Strictly Come Dancing is just around the corner, and despite the professional dancers not knowing whether they’re coming back or not yet, the rumour mill is in overdrive regarding which celebrity guests will be taking to the dance floor this year.

Last year’s series of the hit reality dancing contest was one of the best series’, but this year’s series is set to top them all. The rumoured line-up sounds pretty amazing, and a new name to add to the list is Thom Evans.
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Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Radio DJ Dave Berry to star along with Caroline Flack & Mark Wright?

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It was reported over the weekend that DJ Dave Berry is going to be competing in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing, and if he does in fact sign up – or has already – he could be joining a lineup that’s rumoured to include former Xtra Factor presenter Caroline Flack and ex-Coronation Street and EastEnders star, Michelle Collins.

However, though the Sunday People state that by taking part in this year’s series, Dave will “follow in the footsteps of his co-presenter Lisa Snowdon, who was third in the 2010 series,” there is really little else by way of information. Read more & comment »