Strictly Come Dancing (series 5)

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Strictly Come Dancing (Series 5)
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 12
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
Original run 29 September 2007 – 22 December 2007
Additional information
Celebrity winner Alesha Dixon
Professional winner Matthew Cutler
Series chronology
← Previous
Series 4
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Series 6

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.

The winners of this series were Alesha Dixon and Matthew Cutler.

The show[edit]

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.[1]

Couples[edit]

This year there were 14 couples: 7 male celebrities and 7 female celebrities. They were:

Celebrity Known for Professional partner Status
Brian Capron Coronation Street actor Karen Hardy Eliminated 1st
on 7 October 2007
Stephanie Beacham Stage & screen 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 Television presenter, model & actress 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

Scoring chart[edit]

Team Place 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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
     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

Additional information[edit]

  • 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[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
American Smooth Gethin Jones 38 John Barnes 22
Argentine Tango Alesha Dixon 38 Matt Di Angelo 35
Cha Cha Cha Alesha Dixon 39 Gethin Jones
Kenny Logan
22
Foxtrot Alesha Dixon 36 John Barnes 24
Jive Gethin Jones 37 Dominic Littlewood
Penny Lancaster Stewart
25
Paso doble Alesha Dixon 36 Kenny Logan
Kate Garraway
21
Quickstep Alesha Dixon 38 Kate Garraway 15
Rumba Kelly Brook
Matt Di Angelo
33 Letitia Dean
Kenny Logan
23
Samba Alesha Dixon 36 Kate Garraway 16
Salsa Matt Di Angelo 39 Kate Garraway 18
Tango Alesha Dixon 38 Kate Garraway 19
Viennese Waltz Alesha Dixon 38 Kenny Logan 26
Waltz Matt Di Angelo 40 Brian Capron 18

Weekly scores and songs[edit]

Unless indicated otherwise, individual judges scores in the charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Craig Revel Horwood, Arlene Phillips, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Week 1[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Matt & Flavia 23 (5,6,6,6) Cha-Cha-Cha "Mama Told Me Not to Come"—Tom Jones & Stereophonics Safe
Brian & Karen 18 (4,4,5,5) Waltz "The Godfather Waltz"—Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Eliminated
Dominic & Lilia 25 (6,6,7,6) Cha-Cha-Cha "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)"—Cher Safe
Willie & Erin 24 (5,5,7,7) Waltz "Run to You"—Whitney Houston Safe
Gethin & Camilla 22 (4,5,7,6) Cha-Cha-Cha "I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet"—Gonzalez Safe
Kenny & Ola 21 (4,5,6,6) Waltz "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"—Elvis Presley Bottom two
John & Nicole 26 (6,6,7,7) Cha-Cha-Cha "Uptight"—Stevie Wonder Safe
Judges votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Brian & Karen
  • Phillips: Kenny & Ola
  • Tonioli: Kenny & Ola
  • Goodman: Kenny & Ola

Week 2[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Stephanie & Vincent 24 (6,6,6,6) Quickstep "Suddenly I See"—KT Tunstall Eliminated
Letitia & Darren 23 (4,6,7,6) Rumba "How Deep is Your Love"—Take That Bottom two
Kate & Anton 15 (2,4,5,4) Quickstep "Love Machine"—Girls Aloud Safe
Alesha & Matthew 31 (8,7,8,8) Rumba "Hurt"—Christina Aguilera Safe
Penny & Ian 33 (8,8,8,9) Quickstep "I'm Sitting on Top of the World"—Aretha Franklin Safe
Kelly & Brendan 33 (8,8,9,8) Rumba "She's Like the Wind"—Patrick Swayze Safe
Gabby & James 29 (8,7,7,7) Quickstep "Things"—Bobby Darin Safe
Judges votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Letitia & Darren
  • Phillips: Stephanie & Vincent
  • Tonioli: Letitia & Darren
  • Goodman: Letitia & Darren

Week 3[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Gabby & James 31 (8,7,8,8) Jive "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"—Elton John Safe
Gethin & Camilla 29 (6,7,8,8) Tango "Gold"—Spandau Ballet Safe
Penny & Ian 25 (5,6,7,7) Jive "Don't Stop Me Now"—Queen Safe
Kenny & Ola 25 (6,6,7,6) Tango "Call Me"—Blondie Safe
Matt & Flavia 30 (7,7,8,8) Jive "Shake, Rattle and Roll"—Bill Haley & His Comets Safe
Kate & Anton 19 (4,5,5,5) Tango "They"—Jem Safe
Dominic & Lilia 25 (6,6,7,6) Jive "Candyman"—Christina Aguilera Safe
Letitia & Darren 27 (6,7,7,7) Tango "Material Girl"—Madonna Safe
John & Nicole 27 (6,7,7,7) Jive "Reet Petite"—Jackie Wilson Bottom two
Willie & Erin 23 (5,6,6,6) Tango "Obertura"—Lisandro Adrover Eliminated
Alesha & Matthew 36 (9,9,9,9) Jive "Shake a Tail Feather"—Ray Charles Safe
Kelly & Brendan 35 (9,9,8,9) Tango "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"—ABBA Safe
Judges votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: John & Nicole
  • Phillips: John & Nicole
  • Tonioli: John & Nicole
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted for John & Nicole.

Week 4[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Alesha & Matthew 33 (8,8,8,9) American Smooth "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails"—Tony Bennett Safe
Gabby & James 30 (7,7,8,8) Samba "Eso Beso"—Paul Anka Eliminated
Dominic & Lilia 26 (6,6,7,7) American Smooth "Straighten Up and Fly Right"—Natalie Cole Safe
Kate & Anton 16 (3,3,6,4) Samba "Dancing Queen"—ABBA Safe
John & Nicole 22 (4,5,7,6) American Smooth "Stay with Me Baby"—Kiki Dee Safe
Kenny & Ola 18 (3,4,6,5) Samba "Mujer Latina"—Thalia Safe
Kelly & Brendan 34 (8,8,8,10) American Smooth "(Love Is) The Tender Trap"—Frank Sinatra Safe
Gethin & Camilla 26 (6,6,7,7) Samba "More Than a Woman"—Bee Gees Safe
Letitia & Darren 31 (7,8,8,8) American Smooth "Makin' Whoopee"—Ella Fitzgerald Safe
Penny & Ian 32 (8,7,9,8) Samba "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"—Nancy Sinatra Bottom two
Matt & Flavia 36 (9,9,9,9) American Smooth "For Once in My Life"—Michael Bublé Safe
Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Gabby & James
  • Phillips: Penny & Ian
  • Tonioli: Penny & Ian
  • Goodman: Penny & Ian

Week 5[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Kelly & Brendan 28 (7,7,7,7) Paso Doble "You Give Love a Bad Name "—Bon Jovi Safe
John & Nicole 24 (4,6,7,7) Foxtrot "My Guy"—Mary Wells Bottom two
Letitia & Darren 31 (7,8,8,8) Paso Doble "Live And Let Die"—Paul McCartney Safe
Gethin & Camilla 31 (7,8,8,8) Foxtrot "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue"—Crystal Gayle Safe
Kenny & Ola 21 (4,5,6,6) Paso Doble "Take Me Out"—Franz Ferdinand Safe
Alesha & Matthew 36 (9,9,9,9) Foxtrot "Heaven"—Bryan Adams Safe
Dominic & Lilia 25 (5,7,7,6) Paso Doble "El Gato Montes"—Carlos Begasa Eliminated
Kate & Anton 26 (5,7,7,7) Foxtrot "I Could Write a Book"—Frank Sinatra Safe
Matt & Flavia 31 (7,8,8,8) Paso Doble "Smooth Criminal"—Michael Jackson Safe
Penny & Ian 35 (9,8,9,9) Foxtrot "This Can't Be Love"—Nat King Cole Safe
Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: John & Nicole
  • Phillips: John & Nicole
  • Tonioli: John & Nicole
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted for John & Nicole.

Week 6[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Gethin & Camilla 36 (9,9,9,9) Viennese Waltz "Fallin'"—Alicia Keys Safe
Penny & Ian 25 (6,6,7,6) Salsa "Higher"—Gloria Estefan Eliminated
Matt & Flavia 29 (8,6,7,8) Viennese Waltz "When a Man Loves a Woman"—Percy Sledge Bottom two
Kate & Anton 18 (3,4,6,5) Salsa "Peanut Vendor"—Dean Martin Safe
Letitia & Darren 25 (6,6,7,6) Salsa "Pastime Paradise"—Ray Barretto Safe
Kenny & Ola 26 (5,7,8,6) Viennese Waltz "Flower of Scotland"—The Corries Safe
John & Nicole 36 (8,9,10,9) Salsa "Ran Kan Kan"—Tito Puente Safe
Kelly & Brendan 36 (9,9,9,9) Viennese Waltz "Delilah"—Tom Jones Safe
Alesha & Matthew 35 (9,8,9,9) Salsa "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"—Michael Jackson Safe
Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Matt & Flavia
  • Phillips: Penny & Ian
  • Tonioli: Matt & Flavia
  • Goodman: Matt & Flavia

Week 7[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Kelly & Brendan 36 (9,9,9,9) Jive "Johnny B. Goode"—Chuck Berry Safe
Letitia & Darren 34 (8,8,9,9) Foxtrot "Call Me Irresponsible"—Bobby Darin Safe
Kenny & Ola 22 (4,5,7,6) Cha-Cha-Cha "Billie Jean"—Michael Jackson Safe
Gethin & Camilla 31 (7,8,8,8) Rumba "Lost"—Michael Bublé Safe
John & Nicole 28 (6,7,8,7) Tango "Dance with Me"—Debelah Morgan Bottom two
Kate & Anton 21 (4,5,7,5) Paso Doble "Somebody Told Me"—The Killers Eliminated
Alesha & Matthew 38 (9,10,9,10) Waltz "A Time for Us"—Andy Williams Safe
Matt & Flavia 34 (8,9,8,9) Quickstep "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby"—Dinah Washington Safe
Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: John & Nicole
  • Phillips: John & Nicole
  • Tonioli: John & Nicole
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted for John & Nicole.

Week 8[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Gethin & Camilla 34 (8,9,9,8) Quickstep "You're the Top"—Louis Armstrong Safe
John & Nicole 27 (7,6,7,7) Samba "Sir Duke"—Stevie Wonder Eliminated
Letitia & Darren 32 (8,8,7,9) Viennese Waltz "She's Always a Woman"—Billy Joel Safe
Kelly & Brendan 29 (7,7,7,8) Samba "Stayin' Alive"—Bee Gees Bottom two
Kenny & Ola 30 (6,8,8,8) American Smooth "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)"—Marvin Gaye Safe
Matt & Flavia 38 (9,10,9,10) Salsa "Vehicle"—Ides of March Safe
Alesha & Matthew 39 (9,10,10,10) Cha-Cha-Cha "Crazy in Love"—Beyoncé Safe
Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Kelly & Brendan
  • Phillips: Kelly & Brendan
  • Tonioli: Kelly & Brendan
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted for Kelly & Brendan.

Week 9[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Matt & Flavia 32 (7,7,9,9) Tango "What You Waiting For?"—Gwen Stefani Safe
33 (8,9,8,8) Rumba "Get Here"—Oleta Adams
Gethin & Camilla 39 (9,10,10,10) Waltz "If I Were a Painting"—Willie Nelson Safe
35 (8,9,9,9) Salsa "Azúcar"—Eddie Palmieri
Letitia & Darren 30 (7,7,8,8) Quickstep "Walkin' Back to Happiness"—Helen Shapiro Bottom two
26 (6,6,7,7) Cha-Cha-Cha "Drive My Car"—The Beatles
Kenny & Ola 30 (7,7,8,8) Foxtrot "They Can't Take That Away from Me"—Robbie Williams Eliminated
23 (4,5,7,7) Rumba "Fields of Gold"—Eva Cassidy
Alesha & Matthew 38 (9,10,9,10) Tango "Jealousy"—Billy Fury Safe
36 (9,8,10,9) Samba "Reach Out, I'll Be There"—The Four Tops
  • Kelly & Brendan officially withdrawn from the competition, and thus were unable to perform entirely on week 9.
Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Letitia & Darren
  • Phillips: Letitia & Darren
  • Tonioli: Letitia & Darren
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted for Letitia & Darren.

Week 10[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Gethin & Camilla 38 (9,9,10,10) American Smooth "Green Green Grass Of Home"—Tom Jones Safe
37 (9,9,9,10) Jive "Knock on Wood"—Amii Stewart
Alesha & Matthew 38 (9,9,10,10) Viennese Waltz "Memory"—from Cats Bottom two
36 (9,9,9,9) Paso Doble "Toccata"—Vanessa Mae
Letitia & Darren 35 (8,9,9,9) Waltz "The Impossible Dream"—Andy Williams Eliminated
30 (7,7,8,8) Jive "Dead Ringer for Love"—Meat Loaf & Cher
Matt & Flavia 26 (4,6,8,8) Foxtrot "Better Together"—Jack Johnson Safe
29 (6,7,8,8) Samba "Blame It on the Boogie"—The Jacksons
Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Alesha & Matthew
  • Phillips: Alesha & Matthew
  • Tonioli: Alesha & Matthew
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted for Alesha & Matthew.

Week 11[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Alesha & Matthew 38 (9,9,10,10) Quickstep "Valerie"—Amy Winehouse Safe
38 (9,9,10,10) Argentine Tango "I'd Be Surprisingly Good For You"—from Evita
Matt & Flavia 35 (8,9,9,9) Argentine Tango "La Yumba"—Osvaldo Pugliese Bottom two
40 (10,10,10,10) Waltz "Open Arms"—Journey
Gethin & Camilla 34 (8,8,10,8) Paso Doble "Standing in the Way of Control"—The Gossip Third place
36 (9,9,9,9) Argentine Tango "The World Is Not Enough"—Garbage
Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Matt & Flavia
  • Phillips: Matt & Flavia
  • Tonioli: Matt & Flavia
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted for Matt & Flavia.

Week 12: Final[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Matt & Flavia 36 (9,9,9,9) American Smooth "For Once in My Life"—Michael Bublé Runner-up
39 (9,10,10,10) Salsa "Vehicle"—Ides of March
35 (9,8,9,9) Quickstep "I Love to Boogie"—T. Rex
N/A Showdance "Are You Gonna Go My Way"—Lenny Kravitz
Alesha & Matthew 39 (10,10,9,10) Waltz "A Time for Us"—Andy Williams Winner
38 (9,9,10,10) Cha-Cha-Cha "Crazy in Love"—Beyoncé
35 (9,8,9,9) Jive "I Love to Boogie"—T. Rex
N/A Showdance "Holding Out for a Hero"—Bonnie Tyler

Dance chart[edit]

     Highest scoring dance
     Lowest scoring dance
     Not performed due toinjury
Contestants 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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[edit]

  • 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.

Favourite dance[edit]

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

Average chart[edit]

Rank by
average
Competition
finish
Couple Total Number of
dances
Average
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

References[edit]