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.

Ohhhh is Nick Knowles Bruce Forsyth’s Strictly Come Dancing replacement?

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Betting has been suspended by Ladbrokes over Sir Bruce Forsyth’s replacement on Strictly Come Dancing.

In the last 24 hours the bookies have seen an unprecedented amount of bets for Nick Knowles to succeed Brucie on the hit Saturday night show, seeing his odds collapse into just 2/1 from 25/1.

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Strictly Come Dancing: BBC cutting Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli pay?

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BBC bosses are reportedly planning to enforce a pay cut on the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel, before the series returns to our screens later this year.

While the X Factor judges are apparently hoping for a bumper pay rise, and it’s been reported that Cheryl Cole has landed herself a contract worth £1.5 million for the 2014 run, it looks like Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli Craig Revel-Horwood and Darcey Bussell might be facing a more austere Christmas than they’ve been used to.

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Simon Cowell gloats over Bruce Forsyth Strictly Come Dancing exit

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X Factor boss Simon Cowell has admitted that he’s delighted about news that Bruce Forsyth is quitting Strictly Come Dancing.

The octogenarian confirmed his departure from the BBC show last week and admitted that he was concerned his health would be adversely affected if he continued to host the show opposite Tess Daly each weekend from September until Christmas.

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Sir Bruce Forsyth says of Strictly Come Dancing & his replacement, “I’ll be watching! I won’t miss one show”

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During tonight’s edition of The Michael McIntyre Chat Show, which airs at 10.35pm on BBC1, the now retired Strictly Come Dancing host Sir Bruce Forsyth tells host Michael that he intends to keep a close eye on the show, and on whoever steps in as his replacement!

No pressure then replacement person, whoever you are…

When Michael asked Sir Bruce – who’s also joined on the show tonight by One Chance star James Corden and The One Show presenter Alex Jones – if he’s going to watch Strictly now he’s no longer a part of it, the veteran entertainer replied, “I certainly will! Read more & comment »

Simon Cowell was overjoyed when Sir Bruce Forsyth retired from Strictly Come Dancing!

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That there’s rivalry between X Factor executive Simon Cowell and the bosses of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing is no secret, however, somewhat surprisingly, Cowell has freely admitted that he was overjoyed to hear that veteran Strictly presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth is retiring and won’t be back on the show this year.

I would guess his happiness at the news is because he thinks viewer ratings for the hit dance show will fall without Sir Bruce at the helm, which to be fair to Cowell can be nothing but good news for him and for ITV. Read more & comment »

Retired Strictly Come Dancing host Sir Bruce Forsyth HATES being called a national treasure!

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One might be forgiven for thinking that being branded a ‘national treasure’ was something to be proud of, but evidently retired Strictly Come Dancing presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth doesn’t agree, given he’s reportedly said the label is “patronising!”

Sir Bruce, who of course recently announced he was retiring from the show, said, “I hate being called a national treasure…

“It sounds like I should be buried.” Read more & comment »

BGT’s Alesha Dixon says she won’t quit for X Factor, but David Walliams fancies Strictly Come Dancing job!

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Fans of Alan Carr’s chat show Chatty Man will know that last night’s episode featured Britain’s Got Talent judges David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon…

And during her chat with Alan, Alesha made reference to recent press reports that she may quit BGT in order to become the fourth judge on The X Factor and sit alongside Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Cheryl Cole on the talent quest’s panel.

She told Carr, “I’m not jumping any ship,” but when pressed to say whether she would consider doing so if asked, Alesha said, “Honestly, I haven’t given it much thought.” Read more & comment »

Leaving TOWIE? James Argent confirms Strictly Come Dancing 2014 talks

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James Argent could become the latest star to leave The Only Way Is Essex, as it’s been reported this morning that he’s being considered for a spot on Strictly Come Dancing this autumn.

The BBC show hasn’t dipped into the pool of scripted reality so far, but it seems they could be about to change that this September as the Essex based crooner revealed that he’s been in talks with producers about joining the lineup.

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BBC sells Strictly Come Dancing to 50th country! Len Goodman’s delighted!

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BBC Worldwide announced today that it has sold Dancing with the Stars to Planet TV in Slovenia, marking the 50th country to license the format of this global TV phenomenon.

Since Strictly Come Dancing aired on BBC One in the UK back in 2004, the show has become a success story all around the world. Australia’s Channel 7 was the first broadcaster to launch its own local format in the same year, and since then, Dancing with the Stars has travelled from South Africa to Kazakhstan, Finland to India across six of the world’s seven continents.

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Claudia Winkleman replacing Bruce Forsyth on Strictly Come Dancing 2014

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Claudia Winkleman is reportedly being offered the job as full time co-host on Strictly Come Dancing this year, alongside her old pal Tess Daly.

The stunning star already fronts the results show with her pal, after Bruce Forsyth asked bosses for a lighter schedule when he returned to present the BBC show a few years ago.

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