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Strictly Come Dancing | Blackpool Week

November 16, 2013

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Natalie Gumede, Artem Chigvinstev - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing | Blackpool Week This week in Blackpool : the birthday boy achieved his highest score giant neon Begonias opened the show a cowboy with a cape mixed things up there were misbehaving maribous   Sophie & Brenda’s Quickstep earned high praise from Len, “you were flying around the floor. Absolutely spot on” […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Natalie Gumede & Artem Chigvintsev on missing a performance

November 15, 2013

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Strictly Come Dancing | Natalie Gumede & Artem Chigvintsev on missing last weekend’s show NATALIE “Last week was an accumulation of a few weeks of tiredness, after going through having an epidural, a steroid injection and taking pain killers. I had been feeling tired all week and on Friday my legs were giving up on me. […]

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Strictly Come Dancing with Torvill & Dean

November 14, 2013

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Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing with Torvill & Dean Performance photographs and a glimpse behind the scenes All photographs © BBC Pictures. No unauthorised reproduction.   I recently reported on rehearsals for BBC Children in Need’s Strictly Come Dancing Special, starring Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Today I’m able to release performance photographs from the show, which […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Results Week 7

November 10, 2013

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Celine Dion, Aliona Vilani, Artem Chigvinstev - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing | Results Week 7 Dave Myers is the sixth celebrity to leave the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2013. Last night’s Strictly Come Dancing was full of glamour and sequins as hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman invited the nine couples to take to the dance floor in a bid to […]

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Strictly Come Dancing week 7

November 9, 2013

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Abbey Clancy, Aljaz Skorjanec - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing Week 7 NATALIE GUMEDE OUT OF TONIGHT’S STRICTLY SHOW Spokesperson confirms:Natalie Gumede will not perform in tonight’s Strictly Come Dancing after fainting twice during rehearsals today. She has been checked by the medical team on site, and will have further medical checks later so in unable to dance tonight. As per the rules […]

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BBC Children in Need Strictly Come Dancing special

November 6, 2013

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Christopher Dean, Jayne Torvill - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

BBC Children in Need Strictly Come Dancing special   The BBC Children in Need Strictly Come Dancing Special features ice skating Olympic champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. On Friday 15 November the 2013 appeal night will come live from the brand new Children in Need studio and – for the first time – live […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Halloween Week Results

November 3, 2013

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Rachel and Pasha take their final dance Rachel Riley, Pasha Kovalev - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing | Halloween Week Results Rachel Riley is the fifth celebrity to leave the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2013  Last night’s hair raising Strictly Come Dancing was full of ghosts and ghouls as hosts Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly invited the eleven remaining couples to take to the dance floor for the Halloween […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Halloween Week

November 2, 2013

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Ola Jordan, Ashley Taylor Dawson - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing | Halloween Week Halloween night on Strictly Come Dancing saw : Bruno Timewalk with the pro dancers Darcey & Len scratch their way to the judges desk Past Strictly contestants Kara, Kimberley, Lisa and Louis in the audience Patrick & Anya Quickstep their way through a strong character -led dance that saw Len […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Results Week 5

October 27, 2013

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Deborah and Robin leave Strictly Come Dancing Tess Daly, Deborah Meaden, Robin Windsor - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing | Results Week 5 Deborah Meaden is the fourth celebrity to leave the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2013  Last night’s Strictly Come Dancing was full of glamour and glitz as hosts Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly invited the twelve remaining couples to take to the dance floor in a […]

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Strictly Come Dancing week 5 | Dress Rehearsal & Live Show photographs

October 26, 2013

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Artem Chigvinstev, Natalie Gumede - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing week 5 A dozen dancing celebrities remaining and a clutch in the audience as well. Natalie & Artem’s samba was rewarded with a standing ovation and Bruno called it “hypnotic” Abbey & Aljaz danced a love letter set to music with their Foxtrot, with Craig saying “I absolutely loved the story” and Darcey […]

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Strictly Come Dancing + Friends

October 26, 2013

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Strictly Come Dancing + Friends

Strictly Come Dancing + Friends   The cast of Strictly Come Dancing have re-enacted the opening scene from the hit series Friends

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Strictly Come Dancing | Results Week 4

October 20, 2013

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Anya Garnis, Pasha Kovalev, Andrea Begley - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing | Results Week 4 Julien Macdonald is the third celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2013    It was another evening of sequins and sparkles in the Strictly ballroom as hosts Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly invited the thirteen remaining couples to take to the dance floor […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Week 4

October 19, 2013

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Natalie Gumede, Artem Chigvinstev - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing Week 4 This was the week that Sophie & Brendan’s Hollywood foxtrot had “an immaculate sense of style” according to Bruno and “fabulous clean pivots” from Craig Fiona & Anton’s Rhumba “lacked any sort of connection” according to Craig Mark & Iveta rapped their Cha Cha to a standing ovation from the audience […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Love Week | Results

October 13, 2013

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Iveta Lukosiute - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing Love Week Results (week 3) Vanessa Feltz is the second celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Things got romantic this  week as Love became the focus on the Strictly dance floor during the first  show-stopping themed weekend of the series. Love was in the air as hosts […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Love Week

October 12, 2013

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Artem Chigvinstev, Natalie Gumede - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing | Love Week (week 3) A Strictly night of love songs Abbey & Aljaz jived down Penny Lane and Len commented, “a lot of please, please me and a little bit of help” Patrick & Anya’s Waltz earned them Bruno’s comment : “there were moments of dash and moments of restraint” and […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Week Two Illustrated

October 8, 2013

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Ballet News Strictly-inspired World Exclusive by Beremice Berelli

Strictly Come Dancing | Week Two Illustrated This year I’ve collaborated with Berenice Berelli to offer Strictly-inspired illustrations based on the live shows. Here are the first three. There are two earlier illustrations that I featured last weekend. All are available for purchase by following this link. These two new illustrations from Saturday’s live show […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Results week 2 – First Elimination

October 6, 2013

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Janette Manrara, Julien Macdonald, Tony Jacklin, Aliona Vilani - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing Results week 2 – First Elimination Tony Jacklin is the first to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Following last week’s first live show, this week Tess Daly & Claudia Winkleman declared the battle for the ballroom officially underway, as the lines opened for the viewers to cast their vote […]

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Strictly Come Dancing week 2

October 5, 2013

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Pasha Kovalev, Rachel Riley - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

 Strictly Come Dancing week 2 This was the week that : Brucie missed the show due to illness and Claudia Winkleman stepped in Suzanna Reid “put the go in Tango” according to judge Len Goodman, though she missed a connection with her partner Kevin Despite spangled silver and gold golf trolleys & Aliona’s pink shoes, Tony […]

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Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Illustrated

October 2, 2013

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World Exclusive illustration by Berenice Berelli for Ballet News

Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Illustrated This year I’ve collaborated with Berenice Berelli to offer Strictly-inspired illustrations based on the live shows. Here are the first three. There are two earlier illustrations that I featured last weekend. All are available for purchase by following this link.   Strictly So Far Strictly – It Takes Two | […]

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Strictly – It Takes Two | News Update

October 1, 2013

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Strictly – It Takes Two | News Update A number of readers have asked me where they can buy the striking necklace that Strictly contestant Rachel Riley wore on It Takes Two last night. The show is available to download on iPlayer if you missed it. Riley’s necklace is from Anthropologie, and it’s by Nocturne. It’s […]

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