Stepping Out (UK TV series)

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Stepping Out
Format Dance competition
Presented by Davina McCall
Judges Mel B
Jason Gardiner
Wayne Sleep
Opening theme "Dance with Me Tonight" by Olly Murs
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 5
Production
Location(s) Fountain Studios
Production company(s) ITV Studios
Broadcast
Original channel ITV, STV, UTV
Original run 31 August 2013 (2013-08-31) – 28 September 2013 (2013-09-28)
Chronology
Related shows Strictly Come Dancing
Got to Dance
External links
Website

Stepping Out was a British television show series, featuring celebrities with their real-life spouses and partners learning to dance live on Saturday nights. The show, began airing on 31 August 2013 and finished on 28 September 2013 on ITV. It was presented by Davina McCall.[1] The judging panel, referred to on the show as "the front row", was confirmed on 29 August 2013 and consists of Mel B, Jason Gardiner and Wayne Sleep.[2][3][4]

Couples[edit]

There are six couples taking part in the series. They were revealed on 16 August 2013.[5][6][7]

Celebrity Known for Partner Status
Denise Welch Loose Women panelist & actress Lincoln Townley Eliminated 1st
on 7 September 2013
Glynis Barber Television actress Michael Brandon Eliminated 2nd
on 14 September 2013
Carl Froch Four-time world professional boxer Rachael Cordingley Withdrew
on 17 September 2013
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Interior designer & TV personality Jackie Llewelyn-Bowen Eliminated 3rd
on 21 September 2013
Brian McFadden Former Westlife singer & soloist Vogue Williams Runner-up
on 28 September 2013
Oritsé Williams JLS band member/singer AJ Azari Winners
on 28 September 2013

Results summary[edit]

Contestant Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Tot. Avg. Rank
by average
Oritsé & AJ 53 56 55 120 119 403 80 1
Brian & Vogue 42 47 55 100 108 352 70 2
Laurence & Jackie 26 36 39 76 177 35 4
Carl & Rachael 31 34 48 113 38 3
Glynis & Michael 37 21 32 90 30 5
Denise & Lincoln 28 26 54 27 6

Color key:

     indicates the couple eliminated that week
     indicates the couple that was in the bottom two that week but not eliminated
     indicates the couple withdrew from the competition that week
     indicates the winning couple
     indicates the runner-up couple
     indicates the third-place couple
Red text the couple(s) with the lowest score for that week
Green text the couple(s) with the highest score for that week
"—" indicates the couple(s) did not dance that week

Episodes[edit]

Week 1 (31 August)[edit]

Order Couple Judges' scores Total Dance Music
Sleep Mel B Gardiner
1 Carl
Rachael
6
7
3
5
4
6
31 Cha Cha Cha "Let's Get Loud"—Jennifer Lopez
2 Denise
Lincoln
5
4
6
4
5
4
28 Disco "Shake Your Groove Thing"—Peaches & Herb
3 Laurence
Jackie
4
5
3
7
4
3
26 Street Dance "Scream"—Usher
4 Glynis
Michael
7
6
8
4
7
5
37 Tango "Dance with Me"—Debelah Morgan
5 Brian
Vogue
6
6
8
8
7
7
42 Rock 'n Roll "Fun, Fun, Fun"—The Beach Boys
6 Oritsé
AJ
8
8
10
10
9
8
53 Tap "Moondance"—Michael Bublé

Episode 2 (7th September[edit]

Order Couple Judges Scores Total Dance Result
               Music    
Wayne Mel Jason
1 Glynis
Michael
6
4
3
2
4
2
21 Line Safe
2 Brian
Vogue
8
8
8
8
7
8
47 Contemporary Safe
3 Carl
Rachael
6
7
4
6
5
6
34 Bangra Safe
4 Denise
Lincoln
6
5
4
3
5
3
26 Rumba Eliminated
5 Oritsé
AJ
8
9
10
10
9
10
56 Salsa Safe
6 Laurence
Jackie
6
7
5
7
5
6
36 American Smooth Safe

Episode 3 (14th September)[edit]

Order Couple Judges Scores Total Dance Result
Wayne Mel Jason
1 Oritsé
AJ
9
10
10
10
8
8
55 Quickstep Safe
2 Laurence
Jackie
8
7
7
5
7
5
39 Rock & Roll Safe
3 Glynis
Michael
8
5
7
3
6
3
32 Cha Cha Cha Eliminated
4 Carl
Rachael
10
10
8
7
7
6
48 Rumba Safe
5 Brian
Vogue
9
9
10
9
9
9
55 Street Safe

Episode 4 (21st September)[edit]

This week the celebrities had to dance with someone else's partner for one performance, this was known on the show as the "Wife Swap"

On 17 September 2013 it was confirmed that Carl Froch and Rachael Cordingley had withdrawn from the competition after Froch sustained an injury at the end of his performance in Week 3.[8]

Order Couple Judges Scores Total Dance Result
Wayne Mel Jason
1 Laurence
Jackie
5
7
3
3
3
3
24 Paso Doble Eliminated
2 Oritsé
AJ
10
10
10
10
10
10
60 Bollywood Safe
3 Brian
Vogue
8
9
6
7
7
7
44 Samba Safe
4 Oritsé
Vogue
10
10
10
10
10
8
30
28
Jazz N/A
4 Laurence
AJ
8
10
10
10
7
10
25
30
Jazz N/A
4 Brian
Jackie
9
9
10
10
9
8
28
27
Jazz N/A

Episode 5 (28th September)[edit]

The finalists danced twice during the final show, the first time performing the Rumba and the second, their favourite dance routine of the series.

Couple Judges Scores Total Dance Result
Wayne Mel Jason
Brian
Vogue
9, 9
9, 10
10, 7
10, 9
8, 9
9, 9
108 Rumba/Street Runners-up
Oritsé
AJ
10, 10
10, 10
10, 10
10, 10
9, 10
10, 10
119 Rumba/Salsa Winners

Ratings[edit]

Episode viewing figures from BARB.[9]

Episode Airdate Total viewers
(millions)
Weekly ranking
(for ITV)
1 31 August 2013 3.53 15
2 7 September 2013 2.23 30
3 14 September 2013 3.11 24
4 21 September 2013 3.40 23
5 28 September 2013 Under 2.47 Outside Top 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ Drewett, Meg (2013-08-16). "Davina McCall to host ITV 'Strictly' rival: Lineup revealed". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  2. ^ "Front Row panel revealed - Stepping Out". itv.com. 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  3. ^ "Front Row - Stepping Out". ITV. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  4. ^ "Free Audience Tickets to Your Favourite Television Shows". Audience Tickets. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  5. ^ "Stepping Out line up revealed". ITV. 2013-08-16. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  6. ^ Connolly, Lynn (2013-07-26). "Davina McCall "poached from Sky" to host Stepping Out, ITV's answer to Strictly Come Dancing!". Unreality TV. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  7. ^ Darvill, Josh (2013-07-27). "JLS’ Ortise Williams, Brian McFadden for ITV’s Stepping Out line up". Telly Mix. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  8. ^ 'Stepping Out': Carl Froch, Rachael Cordingley quit show due to injury - TV News - Digital Spy
  9. ^ "BARB". Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 

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