Strictly Come Dancing (series 5)
|Strictly Come Dancing (series 5)|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Original channel||BBC One|
|Original run||29 September 2007 – 22 December 2007|
|Celebrity winner||Alesha Dixon|
|Professional winner||Matthew Cutler|
The fifth series of Strictly Come Dancing began on BBC One on 29 September 2007. Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly returned as co-presenters of the main show on BBC One, while Claudia Winkleman returned to present spin-off show Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two on BBC Two. Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Arlene Phillips returned to the judging panel for their fifth series.
The first programme was a catch-up show and preview to the new series, before the start of the competition on 6 October. The show ran for 12 weeks, up to 22 December. The show featured 14 new celebrities, who had been paired with 14 professional dancers. In a change to the previous format, the results show was on Sunday, rather than later on Saturday. The fifth series was also the first in which all the professional dancers from the previous year have returned.
- For more information, see the main article.
Each show works in a similar way. The couples will, in turn, perform their dance for the judges, the audience and the public. The judges (Craig Revel Horwood, Arlene Phillips, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli) then review their performance, and give them a score out of ten.
When all the couples have danced, they are inserted onto the leader board, where the highest ranked couple will get the highest amount of points available, and the lowest ranked couple getting one point. However, the judges' score only counts for 50% of the total score, and the public get to choose the remaining 50% of the vote by calling in.
In a change to the format, the two couples with the lowest score will have to perform a dance-off on the results show. From week nine, the couple will dance their highest scoring dance in the dance-off. The judges will decide (based on that performance alone) which couple should stay and which couple should leave. In the event of a 50/50 split, Len (as head judge) will decide which couple should leave the show.
This year there were 14 couples: 7 male celebrities and 7 female celebrities. They were:
|Celebrity||Known for||Professional partner||Status|
|Brian Capron||Actor||Karen Hardy||Eliminated 1st
on 7 October 2007
|Stephanie Beacham||Actress||Vincent Simone||Eliminated 2nd
on 14 October 2007
|Willie Thorne||Former snooker player||Erin Boag||Eliminated 3rd
on 21 October 2007
|Gabby Logan||BBC Sport presenter||James Jordan||Eliminated 4th
on 28 October 2007
|Dominic Littlewood||Journalist & television presenter||Lilia Kopylova||Eliminated 5th
on 4 November 2007
|Penny Lancaster Stewart||Model & photographer||Ian Waite||Eliminated 6th
on 11 November 2007
|Kate Garraway||GMTV presenter||Anton du Beke||Eliminated 7th
on 18 November 2007
|John Barnes||Former England footballer||Nicole Cutler||Eliminated 8th
on 25 November 2007
|Kelly Brook||Actress, television presenter & Playboy model||Brendan Cole||Withdrew
on 2 December 2007
|Kenny Logan||Former Scotland rugby player||Ola Jordan||Eliminated 9th
on 2 December 2007
|Letitia Dean||EastEnders actress||Darren Bennett||Eliminated 10th
on 9 December 2007
|Gethin Jones||Blue Peter presenter||Camilla Dallerup||Third Place
on 16 December 2007
|Matt Di Angelo||EastEnders actor||Flavia Cacace||Second Place
on 22 December 2007
|Alesha Dixon||Former Mis-Teeq singer||Matthew Cutler||Winners
on 22 December 2007
- 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
|Alesha & Matthew||1||—||31||36||33||36||35||38||39||38+36=74||38+36=74||38+38=76||39+38+35=112|
|Matt & Flavia||2||23||—||30||36||31||29||34||38||32+33=65||26+29=55||35+40=75||36+39+35=110|
|Gethin & Camilla||3||22||—||29||26||31||36||31||34||39+35=74||38+37=75||34+36=70|
|Letitia & Darren||4||—||23||27||31||31||25||34||32||30+26=56||35+30=65|
|Kenny & Ola||5||21||—||25||18||21||26||22||30||30+23=53|
|Kelly & Brendan||6||—||33||35||34||28||36||36||29||—|
|John & Nicole||7||26||—||27||22||24||36||28||27|
|Kate & Anton||8||—||15||19||16||26||18||21|
|Penny & Ian||9||—||33||25||32||35||25|
|Dominic & Lilia||10||25||—||25||26||25|
|Gabby & James||11||—||29||31||30|
|Willie & Erin||12||24||—||23|
|Stephanie & Vincent||13||—||24|
|Brian & Karen||14||18|
Weekly Scores and songs
- Kate Garraway was injured whilst training before the first live show, forcing her to stop training while she recovered. She did not take part in the group dance performed by the female celebrities in the first week of the show, but was able to compete from Week 2 onwards.
- As in the previous series, the male celebrity couples danced for the judges in the first week of the competition, while the female celebrity couples performed an unmarked group dance. This was reversed in Week 2, and from Week 3 onwards, all couples competed against each other.
- In Week 4 of the competition, judge Bruno Tonioli awarded the first 10-point score of the series to an American Smooth performed by Kelly Brook and Brendan Cole. However, this drew criticism from the other judges, as the routine included an illegal lift.
- In Week 9, Kelly Brook officially announced that she had withdrawn from the competition following the death of her father at the beginning of the week.
Highest and lowest scoring performances
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||Alesha Dixon||39||Gethin Jones/Kenny Logan||22|
|Jive||Gethin Jones||37||Dominic Littlewood/Penny Lancaster||25|
|Rumba||Kelly Brook/Matt Di Angelo||33||Letitia Dean/Kenny Logan||23|
|Paso doble||Alesha Dixon||36||Kenny Logan/Kate Garraway||21|
|Samba||Alesha Dixon||36||Kate Garraway||16|
|Waltz||Matt Di Angelo||40||Brian Capron||18|
|Quickstep||Alesha Dixon||38||Kate Garraway||15|
|Foxtrot||Alesha Dixon||36||John Barnes||24|
|Tango||Alesha Dixon||38||Kate Garraway||19|
|Viennese Waltz||Alesha Dixon||38||Kenny Logan||26|
|American Smooth||Gethin Jones||38||John Barnes||22|
|Salsa||Matt Di Angelo||39||Kate Garraway||18|
|Argentine Tango||Alesha Dixon||38||Matt Di Angelo||35|
|Week||Revel Horwood's vote||Phillips' vote||Tonioli's vote||Goodman's vote||Safe||Eliminated|
|1||Brian and Karen||Kenny and Ola||Kenny and Ola||Kenny and Ola||Kenny and Ola||Brian and Karen|
|2||Letitia and Darren||Stephanie and Vincent||Letitia and Darren||Letitia and Darren||Letitia and Darren||Stephanie and Vincent|
|3||John and Nicole||John and Nicole||John and Nicole||N/A||John and Nicole||Willie and Erin|
|4||Gabby and James||Penny and Ian||Penny and Ian||Penny and Ian||Penny and Ian||Gabby and James|
|5||John and Nicole||John and Nicole||John and Nicole||N/A||John and Nicole||Dominic and Lilia|
|6||Matt and Flavia||Penny and Ian||Matt and Flavia||Matt and Flavia||Matt and Flavia||Penny and Ian|
|7||John and Nicole||John and Nicole||John and Nicole||N/A||John and Nicole||Kate and Anton|
|8||Kelly and Brendan||Kelly and Brendan||Kelly and Brendan||N/A||Kelly and Brendan||John and Nicole|
|9||Letitia and Darren||Letitia and Darren||Letitia and Darren||N/A||Letitia and Darren||Kenny and Ola|
|10||Alesha and Matthew||Alesha and Matthew||Alesha and Matthew||N/A||Alesha and Matthew||Letitia and Darren|
|11||Matt and Flavia||Gethin and Camilla||Matt and Flavia||Matt and Flavia||Matt and Flavia||Gethin and Camilla|
- Highest scoring dance
- Lowest scoring dance
- Not performed due toinjury
|Alesha & Matthew||Group Swing||Rumba||Jive||American Smooth||Foxtrot||Salsa||Waltz||Cha-Cha-Cha||Tango||Samba||Viennese Waltz||Paso Doble||Quickstep||Argentine Tango||Waltz||Cha-Cha-Cha||Jive|
|Matt & Flavia||Cha-Cha-Cha||Group Merengue||Jive||American Smooth||Paso Doble||Viennese Waltz||Quickstep||Salsa||Tango||Rumba||Foxtrot||Samba||Argentine Tango||Waltz||American Smooth||Salsa||Quickstep|
|Gethin & Camilla||Cha-Cha-Cha||Group Merengue||Tango||Samba||Foxtrot||Viennese Waltz||Rumba||Quickstep||Waltz||Salsa||American Smooth||Jive||Paso Doble||Argentine Tango|
|Letitia & Darren||Group Swing||Rumba||Tango||American Smooth||Paso Doble||Salsa||Foxtrot||Viennese Waltz||Quickstep||Cha-Cha-Cha||Waltz||Jive|
|Kenny & Ola||Waltz||Group Merengue||Tango||Samba||Paso Doble||Viennese Waltz||Cha-Cha-Cha||American Smooth||Foxtrot||Rumba|
|Kelly & Brendan||Group Swing||Rumba||Tango||American Smooth||Paso Doble||Viennese Waltz||Jive||Samba||—|
|John & Nicole||Cha-Cha-Cha||Group Merengue||Jive||American Smooth||Foxtrot||Salsa||Tango||Samba|
|Kate & Anton||Group Swing||Quickstep||Tango||Samba||Foxtrot||Salsa||Paso Doble|
|Penny & Ian||Group Swing||Quickstep||Jive||Samba||Foxtrot||Salsa|
|Dominic & Lilia||Cha-Cha-Cha||Group Merengue||Jive||American Smooth||Paso Doble|
|Gabby & James||Group Swing||Quickstep||Jive||Samba|
|Willie & Erin||Waltz||Group Merengue||Tango|
|Stephanie & Vincent||Group Swing||Quickstep|
|Brian & Karen||Waltz|
Dances by week
- Week 1: Cha-Cha-Cha or Waltz(Men) & Group Swing Dance(Women).*
- Week 2: Quickstep or Rumba(Women) & Group Merengue(Men.
- Week 3: Tango or Jive.
- Week 4: American Smooth or Samba.
- Week 5: Foxtrot or Paso Doble.
- Week 6: Viennese Waltz or Salsa & Group Jitterbug for Remembrance Day
- Week 7: One unlearned dance from Week 1-Week 6.
- Week 8: One unlearned dance from Week 1-Week 6 & Group Dirty Dancing, for the anniversary of movie legend, Dirty Dancing.
- Week 9: Two unlearned dances, one Latin and one Ballroom, from Week 1-Week 6.
- Week 10: Two unlearned dances, one Latin and one Ballroom, from Week 1-Week 6.
- Week 11: Final unlearned dance from Week 1-Week 6 & Argentine Tango.
- Week 12: The two/three* finalists perform their favourite Ballroom Dance, their favourite Latin dance, a group Viennese Waltz, a Judge's choice of music dance and finally a Freestyle, before the ultimate public decision. In addition, the eliminated couples came back and danced their favourite routines;
- Brian & Karen: Waltz
- Stephanie & Vincent: Quickstep
- Willie & Erin: Waltz
- Gabby & James: Jive
- Dom & Lilia: Cha Cha Cha
- Kate & Anton: Paso Doble
- Penny & Ian: Samba
- John & Nicole: Salsa
- Kelly & Brendan: Viennese Waltz
- Kenny & Ola: Paso Doble
- Letitia & Darren: Foxtrot
- Gethin and Camilla: Salsa
- Kate Garraway was unable to participate in the group Swing Dance due to being injured.
- Strictly's final is supposed to have three finalists but in the past two years celebrities have had to drop out of the series, including Kelly Brook, and Jimmy Tarbuck, meaning there are only two finalists. Even though John Sergeant pulled out of Series 6, there were still three couples in the final; in Series 7, Jade Johnson withdrew due to a knee injury, resulting with a final once again of two contestants.
During the series, eliminated professional dancers appeared on It Takes Two to nominate their favourite routines of the series. Nicole Cutler and Vincent Simone both chose routines performed by their professional dance partners and their respective celebrities.
- Nicole Cutler – Alesha & Matthew's Cha Cha Cha
- Ian Waite – Alesha & Matthew's Waltz
- Darren Bennett – Gabby & James's Samba
- Vincent Simone – Matt & Flavia's Salsa
- Karen Hardy – John & Nicole's Salsa
- Ola Jordan – Letitia & Darren's Paso Doble
|1||1||Alesha & Matthew||584||16||36.5|
|2||6||Kelly & Brendan||231||7||33.0|
|3||2||Matt & Flavia||526||16||32.9|
|3||3||Gethin & Camilla||428||13||32.9|
|5||9||Penny & Ian||150||5||30.0|
|5||11||Gabby & James||90||3||30.0|
|7||4||Letitia & Darren||324||11||29.5|
|8||7||John & Nicole||190||7||27.1|
|9||10||Dominic & Lilia||101||4||25.3|
|10||13||Stephanie & Vincent||24||1||24.0|
|10||5||Kenny & Ola||216||9||24.0|
|12||12||Willie & Erin||47||2||23.5|
|13||8||Kate & Anton||115||6||19.2|
|14||14||Brian & Karen||18||1||18.0|