Strictly Come Dancing (series 1)

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Strictly Come Dancing (Series 1)
No. of episodes 9
Release
Original network BBC One
Original release 15 May (2004-05-15) – 3 July 2004 (2004-07-03)
Additional information
Celebrity winner Natasha Kaplinsky
Professional winner Brendan Cole
Season chronology
Next →
Series 2

Strictly Come Dancing[1] aired its first series on BBC One from 15 May 2004. The series was presented by Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly. The judging panel was Craig Revel Horwood, Arlene Phillips, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli.

On 3 July 2004, Natasha Kaplinsky and her partner, Brendan Cole were crowned series champions.

Couples[edit]

In the first series, there were eight celebrity contestants and in order of elimination, they were:

Celebrity Known for Professional partner Status
Jason Wood Comedian Kylie Jones Eliminated 1st
on 22 May 2004
David Dickinson Bargain Hunt presenter & antiques expert Camilla Dallerup Eliminated 2nd
on 29 May 2004
Verona Joseph Holby City actress Paul Killick Eliminated 3rd
on 5 June 2004
Claire Sweeney Actress, singer, & television presenter John Byrnes Eliminated 4th
on 12 June 2004
Martin Offiah Former England rugby player Erin Boag Eliminated 5th
on 19 June 2004
Lesley Garrett Classical crossover singer Anton du Beke
Third Place
on 26 June 2004
Christopher Parker EastEnders actor Hanna Karttunen
Second Place
on 3 July 2004
Natasha Kaplinsky Journalist & television presenter Brendan Cole
Winners
on 3 July 2004

Scoring chart[edit]

Couple Place 1 2 1+2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Natasha & Brendan
1 27 31 58 26 35 37 31+36=67 36+35=71 36+31+35=102
Christopher & Hanna
2 19 23 42 19 28 15 22+15=37 21+16=37 24+17+22=63
Lesley & Anton
3 29 27 56 29 30 27 34+26=60 33+29=62
Martin & Erin
4 25 21 46 21 24 22 24+24=48
Claire & John
5 27 26 53 34 31 32
Verona & Paul
6 27 24 51 24 24
David & Camilla
7 16 21 37 20
Jason & Kylie
8 21 19 40
     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 lowest-scoring dance of the series
Green text the highest-scoring dance of the series
"—" indicates the couple(s) did not dance that week

Average chart[edit]

This table only counts for dances scored on a traditional 40-points scale.

Rank by
average
Place Couple Total Number of
dances
Average
1 1 Natasha & Brendan 396 12 33.0
2 5 Claire & John 150 5 30.0
3 3 Lesley & Anton 264 9 29.3
4 6 Verona & Paul 99 4 24.8
5 4 Martin & Erin 161 7 23.0
6 2 Christopher & Hanna 241 12 20.1
7 8 Jason & Kylie 40 2 20.0
8 7 David & Camilla 57 3 19.0

Highest and lowest scoring performances of the series[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 Natasha Kaplinsky
Verona Joseph
27 David Dickinson 16
Foxtrot Natasha Kaplinsky 35 Martin Offiah 24
Jive Lesley Garrett 29 Christopher Parker 17
Paso Doble Natasha Kaplinsky 35 Christopher Parker 15
Quickstep Natasha Kaplinsky 36 David Dickinson 21
Rumba Natasha Kaplinsky 36 Christopher Parker 16
Samba Natasha Kaplinsky 37 Christopher Parker 15
Showdance Natasha Kaplinsky 35 Christopher Parker 22
Tango Claire Sweeney 34 David Dickinson 20
Waltz Natasha Kaplinsky 36 Jason Wood 21

Couples' highest and lowest scoring dances[edit]

Couple Highest scoring dance Lowest scoring dance
Natasha & Brendan Samba (37) Jive (26)
Chris & Hanna Foxtrot (28) Samba
Paso Doble (15)
Lesley & Anton Foxtrot (34) Cha-Cha-Cha (26)
Martin & Erin Waltz (25) Rumba
Jive (21)
Claire & John Tango (34) Rumba (26)
Verona & Paul Cha Cha Cha (27) Quickstep
Jive
Paso Doble (24)
David & Camilla Quickstep (21) Cha-Cha-Cha (16)
Jason & Kylie Waltz (21) Rumba (19)

Weekly scores and songs[edit]

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

Week 1[edit]

Individual judges' scores in the chart below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Bruno Tonioli, Arlene Phillips, Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood

Running order

Couple Score Dance Music
Natasha & Brendan 27 (7,7,8,5) Cha-Cha-Cha "Chain of Fools"—Aretha Franklin
Lesley & Anton 29 (7,8,8,6) Waltz "He Was Beautiful"—Cleo Laine
Christopher & Hanna 19 (4,4,7,4) Cha-Cha-Cha "Lady Marmalade"—Labelle
Jason & Kylie 21 (5,5,6,5) Waltz "Three Times A Lady"—Commodores
Verona & Paul 27 (7,6,7,7) Cha-Cha-Cha "Respect"—Aretha Franklin
Claire & John 27 (5,7,8,7) Waltz "Unchained Melody"—The Righteous Brothers from Ghost
David & Camilla 16 (4,4,6,2) Cha-Cha-Cha "Sex Bomb"—Tom Jones
Martin & Erin 25 (7,6,7,5) Waltz "Come Away With Me"—Norah Jones

Week 2[edit]

Running order

Couple Score Dance Music Result
Natasha & Brendan 31 (7,8,8,8) Quickstep "The Lady is a Tramp"—Frank Sinatra Safe
Martin & Erin 21 (3,5,7,6) Rumba "Hero"—Mariah Carey Safe
Christopher & Hanna 23 (5,6,6,6) Quickstep "You're the One That I Want" from Grease Safe
Claire & John 26 (6,6,7,7) Rumba "Angels"—Robbie Williams Safe
Verona & Paul 24 (6,6,6,6) Quickstep "If My Friends Could See Me Now" from Sweet Charity Safe
Jason & Kylie 19 (2,5,7,5) Rumba "Leave Right Now"—Will Young Eliminated
David & Camilla 21 (3,6,6,6) Quickstep "Let's Face The Music and Dance" from Follow the Fleet Bottom two
Lesley & Anton 27 (6,7,7,7) Rumba "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine"—Lou Rawls Safe

Week 3[edit]

This week's show is filmed in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Running order

Couple Score Dance Music Result
Verona & Paul 24 (6,6,6,6) Jive "Proud Mary"—Tina Turner Safe
Lesley & Anton 29 (7,8,7,7) Tango "Sensation"—Chong Lim Safe
Martin & Erin 21 (5,5,5,6) Jive "Great Balls of Fire"—Jerry Lee Lewis Safe
David & Camilla 20 (4,6,5,5) Tango "La Cumparsita"—Gerardo Matos Rodríguez Eliminated
Christopher & Hanna 19 (5,4,5,5) Jive "Do You Love Me"—The Contours Safe
Claire & John 34 (8,9,9,8) Tango "Roxanne"—The Police Safe
Natasha & Brendan 26 (7,7,5,7) Jive "Jump, Jive and Wail”—Louis Prima Bottom two

Week 4[edit]

Running order

Couple Score Dance Music Result
Claire & John 31 (8,8,7,8) Paso Doble "España cañí"—Pascual Marquina Narro Safe
Christopher & Hanna 28 (6,7,8,7) Foxtrot "Flying Without Wings"—Westlife Safe
Verona & Paul 24 (5,6,6,7) Paso Doble "Boléro"—Maurice Ravel Eliminated
Natasha & Brendan 35 (8,9,9,9) Foxtrot "The Girl from Ipanema"—Antônio Carlos Jobim Safe
Lesley & Anton 30 (7,7,8,8) Paso Doble "La Cumparsita"—Gerardo Matos Rodríguez Bottom two
Martin & Erin 24 (6,5,7,6) Foxtrot "Let There Be Love"—Nat King Cole Safe

Week 5[edit]

Running order

Couple Score Dance Music Result
Lesley & Anton 27 (7,6,7,7) Samba "Mas que Nada"—Jorge Ben Bottom two
Martin & Erin 22 (5,5,6,6) Samba "Crickets Sing for Anamaria"—Marcos Valle Safe
Christopher & Hanna 15 (3,4,4,4) Samba "Soul Bossa Nova"—Quincy Jones Safe
Claire & John 32 (8,8,8,8) Samba "Shake Your Bon-Bon"—Ricky Martin Eliminated
Natasha & Brendan 37 (9,10,9,9) Samba "Love Is in the Air"—John Paul Young Safe

Week 6: Quarter-final[edit]

Running order

Couple Score Dance Music Result
Martin & Erin 24 (5,6,6,7) Quickstep "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"—Duke Ellington Eliminated
24 (6,6,6,6) Cha Cha Cha "Smooth"—Santana
Natasha & Brendan 31 (8,7,8,8) Tango "Libertango"—Ástor Piazzolla Safe
36 (9,9,9,9) Rumba "Endless Love"—Lionel Richie
Christopher & Hanna 22 (5,6,5,6) Waltz "I Have Nothing"—Whitney Houston Safe
15 (3,4,5,3) Paso Doble "Bamboleo"—Gipsy Kings
Lesley & Anton 34 (8,8,9,9) Foxtrot "I've Got You Under My Skin"—Frank Sinatra Bottom two
26 (6,6,7,7) Cha Cha Cha "Spinning Around"—Kylie Minogue

Week 7: Semi-final[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Lesley & Anton 33 (8,8,8,9) Quickstep "That Old Black Magic"—Sammy Davis Jr Third place
29 (7,7,8,7) Jive "My Baby Just Cares for Me"—Nina Simone
Natasha & Brendan 36 (9,9,9,9) Waltz "With You I'm Born Again"—Billy Preston and Syreeta Wright Safe
35 (8,9,9,9) Paso Doble "O Fortuna"—Carl Orff
Christopher & Hanna 21 (2,6,7,6) Tango "Toxic"—Britney Spears Bottom two
16 (2,4,5,5) Rumba "Careless Whisper"—George Michael

Week 8: Final[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Natasha & Brendan 36 (9,9,9,9) Quickstep "The Lady is a Tramp"—Frank Sinatra Winner
31 (7,7,9,8) Samba "Love Is in the Air"—John Paul Young
35 (8,9,9,9) Showdance "(I've Had) The Time of My Life"—Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
Christopher & Hanna 24 (6,5,6,7) Waltz "I Have Nothing"—Whitney Houston Runner-up
17 (3,3,7,4) Jive "Do You Love Me"—The Contours
22 (4,6,7,5) Showdance "Fame"—Irene Cara

Dance chart[edit]

     Highest scoring dance
     Lowest scoring dance
Couple 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Natasha & Brendan Cha-Cha-Cha Quickstep Jive Foxtrot Samba Tango Rumba Waltz Paso Doble Quickstep Samba Showdance
Christopher & Hanna Cha-Cha-Cha Quickstep Jive Foxtrot Samba Waltz Paso Doble Tango Rumba Waltz Jive Showdance
Lesley & Anton Waltz Rumba Tango Paso Doble Samba Foxtrot Cha-Cha-Cha Quickstep Jive
Martin & Erin Waltz Rumba Jive Foxtrot Samba Quickstep Cha-Cha-Cha
Claire & John Waltz Rumba Tango Paso Doble Samba
Verona & Paul Cha-Cha-Cha Quickstep Jive Paso Doble
David & Camilla Cha-Cha-Cha Quickstep Tango
Jason & Kylie Waltz Rumba

The dances performed during Series 1 were as follows:

  • Week 1: Cha Cha Cha or Waltz
  • Week 2: Quickstep or Rumba
  • Week 3: Tango or Jive
  • Week 4: Foxtrot or Paso Doble
  • Week 5: Samba
  • Week 6 & 7: Two unlearned dances
  • Week 8: Favourite ballroom, favourite Latin & Showdance

References[edit]

  1. ^ MAIN SOURCE FOR THIS ARTICLE: http://www.ultimatestrictly.com/