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.

Frankie Bridge “glad” she didn’t know she was pregnant during Strictly Come Dancing stint

Frankie Bridge “glad” she didn’t know she was pregnant during Strictly Come Dancing stint

For most of last year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing, The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge was a hot favourite to win, however, as it turned out, the newly appointed X Factor co-host Caroline Flack took the Glitterball trophy while Frankie was runner-up.

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Ola Jordan WILL dance again, but will she return to Strictly Come Dancing?

Ola Jordan WILL dance again, but will she return to Strictly Come Dancing?

There’s great news for fans of gorgeous professional dancer Ola Jordan today as it’s been revealed that despite fears to the contrary, she will be able to dance again…

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Dermot O’Leary for Strictly Come Dancing 2015? Craig Revel Horwood hopes so!

Dermot O’Leary for Strictly Come Dancing 2015? Craig Revel Horwood hopes so!

Now that Dermot O’Leary has revealed that he won’t be back on X Factor this year – Caroline Flack and Olly Murs are replacing him – he is of course free to take on new challenges…

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Sir Bruce Forsyth SLATES Strictly Come Dancing as Tess Daly is snubbed by BAFTAs!

Sir Bruce Forsyth SLATES Strictly Come Dancing as Tess Daly is snubbed by BAFTAs!

It’s been revealed this week that Strictly Come Dancing newcomer – or at least, she was new to co-hosting the regular series in its last run – Claudia Winkleman has been nominated for a BAFTA, however, Strictly veteran Tess Daly has not…

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Caroline Flack to host Love Island? What about replacing Dermot O’Leary on X Factor?

Caroline Flack to host Love Island? What about replacing Dermot O’Leary on X Factor?

After leaving X Factor spin-off show The Xtra Factor last year, Caroline Flack was immediately signed up to star in X Factor rival BBC show, Strictly Come Dancing, and when she was crowned winner, it seems the offers of more work came pouring in…

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Rachel Riley on Strictly Come Dancing’s abysmal fees: ‘You wouldn’t do it for the money’

Rachel Riley on Strictly Come Dancing’s abysmal fees: ‘You wouldn’t do it for the money’

When celebrities go into the Celebrity Big Brother house every year, we hear them say ‘I’m just doing it for the experience’.

Well that is very much a reality on Strictly Come Dancing as apparently the pay isn’t very good.
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Paul O’Grady for Strictly Come Dancing 2015? He says no as he’d end up ‘smacking’ Craig Revel Horwood!

Paul O’Grady for Strictly Come Dancing 2015? He says no as he’d end up ‘smacking’ Craig Revel Horwood!

We know that Craig Revel Horwood isn’t exactly the nicest judge on the Strictly Come Dancing panel, and we’re sure it’s all just a role. In fact, we’re positive he is much nicer in real life.

However, Paul O’Grady has ruled out EVER starring on the hit Saturday evening show, as he would be tempted to ‘smack’ Craig… many celebrities have been there before him, mind.

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Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Adrian Chiles & fame hungry Karen Danczuk being lined up?

Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Adrian Chiles & fame hungry Karen Danczuk being lined up?

It’s that time of the year again where the rumours about the Strictly Come Dancing line-up start coming out to play.

It only seems like two minutes ago the last series of Strictly Come Dancing left our screens with Caroline Flack as the winner, but today, the rumour mill started to turn again. So, just who has been rumoured to be joining the line-up this year?
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Michelle Keegan will NEVER sign up to Strictly Come Dancing! But why?

Michelle Keegan will NEVER sign up to Strictly Come Dancing! But why?

Last year, former The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright took part in the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, and ahead of the show’s debut last autumn, it was rumoured that his fiancé, ex-Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan may have signed up too.

However, that didn’t transpire to be the case, but it was believed that she only turned down an offer from the show’s bosses because she was too busy filming her role in new drama, Ordinary Lies.

So could we then see Michelle taking part in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing? Well, apparently not, given that watching Mark on the show last year has evidently put Michelle right off ever taking part.

Speaking to the Radio Times, the lovely Michelle said, “It was so horrible watching Mark…”

She then explained, “Mark’s a more confident person than me, and I remember seeing how nervous he was and thinking, ‘If he’s like that, I just couldn’t do it’.”

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But might we at least expect to see Michelle and Mark throwing some ballroom shapes when they have the first dance at their wedding? That’s a no too apparently.

Michelle said, “Everyone assumes we’re going to do something choreographed, but we’re not.

“I couldn’t do that anyway because I’m rubbish.”

The loved-up pair haven’t as yet set the date for their wedding, and right now, they’re busy enjoying a luxury holiday in the Caribbean.

Michelle has been sharing pictures of herself and Mark on her Twitter and Instagram accounts, and we have to say, they’ve made us well jel…

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But back to Michelle and her role in Ordinary Lies, and the drama debuts on BBC1 tonight at 9pm. The drama follows the story of how seemingly unimportant lies affect the lives of workers at a car showroom.

In it, Michelle stars alongside Sally Lindsay, another former Coronation Street star, and ex-EastEnders actress, Jo Joyner. Comedian Jason Manford also stars in the dram, as do Max Beesley and Mackenzie Crook.

Here’s a look at the show’s trailer…

CBB’s Katie Price for Strictly Come Dancing 2015? Salman Rushdie unlikely to be a fan…

CBB’s Katie Price for Strictly Come Dancing 2015? Salman Rushdie unlikely to be a fan…

It’s been reported today that Celebrity Big Brother winner Katie Price could be set to strut her stuff on the dance floor during this year’s new series of Strictly Come Dancing, which debuts on the BBC in the autumn.

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