Strictly Come Dancing (series 2)

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Strictly Come Dancing series 2
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 8
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
Original run 23 October 2004 – 11 December 2004
Additional information
Celebrity winner Jill Halfpenny
Professional winner Darren Bennett
Series chronology
← Previous
Series 1
Next →
Series 3

The second series of Strictly Come Dancing premiered 23 October 2004 on BBC One. It was presented by Bruce Forsyth, Natasha Kaplinsky and Tess Daly. (Daly was on maternity leave during the first five weeks of the programme, so Series 1 winner Natasha Kaplinsky took on the role of guest presenter.)

The winner was actress Jill Halfpenny along with her dancing partner Darren Bennett.

Couples[edit]

The ten professionals and celebrities that competed were:

Celebrity Known for Professional Partner Status
Quentin Willson Motoring Journalist & Television Presenter Hazel Newberry Eliminated 1st
on 24 October 2004
Carol Vorderman Countdown Presenter Paul Killick Eliminated 2nd
on 31 October 2004
Esther Rantzen TV Presenter Anton du Beke Eliminated 3rd
on 6 November 2004
Diarmuid Gavin TV Gardener Nicole Cutler Eliminated 4th
on 13 November 2004
Sarah Manners Casualty Star Brendan Cole Eliminated 5th
on 20 November 2004
Roger Black Olympic Athlete Camilla Dallerup Eliminated 6th
on 27 November 2004
Aled Jones Singer & TV Presenter Lilia Kopylova Eliminated 7th
on 4 December 2004
Julian Clary Comedian Erin Boag Third Place
on 11 December 2004
Denise Lewis Olympic Gold Medalist Ian Waite Runner-Up
on 11 December 2004
Jill Halfpenny Soap Star - EastEnders Darren Bennett Series Winners
on 11 December 2004

Scoring Chart[edit]

     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
Couple Place Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5* Wk 6* Wk 7 Final
Jill & Darren 1st 27 32* 35* 34 35 32+36=68 29+37*=66 34+40*=74
Denise & Ian 2nd 31 32* 25 30 32 34+33=67 35+36=71 38+33=71
Julian & Erin 3rd 19 27 27 20 24 28+27=55 24+21=45 29+23=52
Aled & Lilia 4th 29 27 32 25 30 29+27=56 27+30=57
Roger & Camilla 5th 25 22 25 29* 23 22+19=41
Sarah & Brendan 6th 28 23 31 29 23
Diarmuid & Nicole 7th 12 12 14 17
Esther & Anton 8th 24 16 16
Carol & Paul 9th 22 20
Quentin & Hazel 10th 8*

Series History/Moments

Week 1: Quentin & Hazel received the lowest score ever on Strictly Come Dancing.

Week 2: Jill & Darren and Denise & Ian received the highest score for the Rumba at that point. However, dancers in future series scored higher.

Week 3: Jill & Darren received the first 9s of the series for her Jive.

Week 4: Roger & Camilla received the highest male celebrity score for the Foxtrot at that point. However, dancers in future series scored higher.

Week 5: The show was filmed in Blackpool.

Week 6: This week the couples performed twice.

Week 7: Jill & Darren received the first 10 given by Arlene Phillips who said it was one of the best Paso Doble(s) she'd seen on Strictly Come Dancing.

Week 8: Jill & Darren received the first perfect total ever including the judges giving her 10 points (the maximum) for her performance. She is the only celebrity to score 40 points for a Jive.

weekly scores& Songs

Week 1

Julian & Erin - 19 (4,4,5,6)

Sarah & Brendan - 28 (6,7,7,8)

Diarmuid & Nicole - 12 (2,2,4,4)

Denise & Ian - 31 (7,8,8,8)

Carol & Paul - 22 (5,6,5,6)

Aled & Lilia - 29 (7,7,8,7)

Jill & Darren - 27 (7,7,6,7)

Esther & Anton - 24 (5,6,6,7)

Roger & Camilla - 25 (6,6,7,6)

Quentin & Hazel - 8 (1,1,3,3)


Week 2


Aled & Lilia - 27 (7,6,7,7)

Sarah & Brendan - 23 (5,6,6,6)

Roger & Camilla - 22 (5,5,6,6)

Denise & Ian - 32 (8,8,8,8)

Esther & Anton - 16 (2,4,5,5)

Julian & Erin - 27 (6,7,7,7)

Carol & Paul - 20 (5,4,5,6)

Jill & Darren - 32 (8,8,8,8)

Diarmuid & Nicole - 12 (2,3,4,3)


Week 3


Julian & Erin - 27 (6,7,7,7)

Sarah & Brendan - 31 (7,8,8,8)

Diarmuid & Nicole - 14 (2,3,5,4)

Denise & Ian - 25 (6,6,6,7)

Jill & Darren - 35 (8,9,9,9)

Aled & Lilia - 32 (8,8,8,8)

Esther & Anton - 16 (2,4,5,5)

Roger & Camilla - 25 (6,6,7,6)


Week 4


Julian & Erin - 20 (4,5,6,5)

Sarah & Brendan - 29 (8,7,6,8)

Diarmuid & Nicole - 17 (3,5,5,4)

Denise & Ian - 30 (7,7,8,8)

Jill & Darren - 34 (8,9,9,8)

Aled & Lilia - 25 (7,6,6,6)

Roger & Camilla - 29 (6,8,8,7)

Average Chart[edit]

Rank by
average
Competition
finish
Couple Total Number of
dances
Average
1 1 Jill & Darren 371 11 33.7
2 2 Denise & Ian 359 11 32.6
3 4 Aled & Lilia 256 9 28.4
4 6 Sarah & Brendan 134 5 26.8
5 3 Julian & Erin 269 11 24.5
6 5 Roger & Camilla 165 7 23.6
7 9 Carol & Paul 42 2 21.0
8 8 Esther & Anton 56 3 18.7
9 7 Diarmuid & Nicole 55 4 13.8
10 10 Quentin & Hazel 8 1 8.0

Highest and lowest scoring performances[edit]

The best and worst performances in each dance according to the judges' scores are as follows:

Dance Best dancer(s) Best score Worst dancer(s) Worst score
Cha Cha Cha Jill Halfpenny 36 Quentin Willson 8
Jive Jill Halfpenny 40 Julian Clary 21
Rumba Denise Lewis
Jill Halfpenny
32 Esther Rantzen 16
Paso Doble Jill Halfpenny 37 Diarmuid Gavin 17
Samba Jill Halfpenny 35 Roger Black
Sarah Manners
Julian Clary
23
Waltz Denise Lewis 31 Carol Vorderman
Roger Black
22
Quickstep Denise Lewis 38 Diarmuid Gavin 12
Foxtrot Jill Halfpenny 34 Julian Clary 24
Tango Denise Lewis 35 Diarmuid Gavin 14

Couples' highest and lowest scoring dances[edit]

Couple Highest scoring dance Lowest scoring dance
Jill & Darren Jive (40) Waltz (27)
Denise & Ian Quickstep (38) Jive (25)
Julian & Erin Quickstep (29) Cha-Cha-Cha (19)
Aled & Lilia Jive (32) Foxtrot (25)
Roger & Camilla Foxtrot (29) Rumba (19)
Sarah & Brendan Tango (31) Rumba
Samba (23)
Diarmuid & Nicole Paso Doble (17) Cha-Cha-Cha
Quickstep (12)
Esther & Anton Waltz (24) Rumba
Tango (16)
Carol & Paul Waltz (22) Rumba (20)
Quentin & Hazel Cha-Cha-Cha (8)

Dance chart[edit]

     Highest scoring dance
     Lowest scoring dance
Couple 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Jill & Darren Waltz Rumba Jive Foxtrot Samba Quickstep Cha-Cha-Cha Tango Paso Doble Foxtrot Jive
Denise & Ian Waltz Rumba Jive Foxtrot Samba Quickstep Cha-Cha-Cha Tango Paso Doble Quickstep Samba
Julian & Erin Cha-Cha-Cha Quickstep Tango Paso Doble Samba Waltz Rumba Foxtrot Jive Quickstep Samba
Aled & Lilia Cha-Cha-Cha Quickstep Jive Foxtrot Samba Waltz Rumba Tango Paso Doble
Roger & Camilla Cha-Cha-Cha Quickstep Jive Foxtrot Samba Waltz Rumba
Sarah & Brendan Waltz Rumba Tango Paso Doble Samba
Diarmuid & Nicole Cha-Cha-Cha Quickstep Tango Paso Doble
Esther & Anton Waltz Rumba Tango
Carol & Paul Waltz Rumba
Quentin & Hazel Cha-Cha-Cha

The dances performed during Series 2 were as follows:

  • Week 1 : Cha Cha Cha / Waltz
  • Week 2 : Quickstep / Rumba
  • Week 3 : Tango / Jive
  • Week 4 : Foxtrot / Paso Doble
  • Week 5 : Samba
  • Week 6 : 2 dances not yet tackled from previous weeks
  • Week 7 : 2 dances not yet tackled from previous weeks
  • Week 8 : Favourite Ballroom, Favourite Latin and Showdance