Strictly Come Dancing (series 12)

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Strictly Come Dancing (Series 12)
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 29
Release
Original channel BBC One
Original release 7 September 2014 (2014-09-07) (Launch Show)
26 September 2014 (2014-09-26) – 20 December 2014 (2014-12-20) (Live Shows)
Additional information
Celebrity winner Caroline Flack
Professional winner Pasha Kovalev
Series chronology
← Previous
Series 11
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Series 13

Strictly Come Dancing returned for its twelfth series beginning from 7 September 2014 with a launch show,[1] with the live shows starting on 26 and 27 September.[2] Tess Daly returned to present the main show on BBC One alongside Claudia Winkleman, who has been promoted to co-presenter in addition to the results show after Bruce Forsyth decided to leave the show after the eleventh series;[3] however, Forsyth will continue to host the Christmas and Children in Need specials.[4] Zoë Ball returned as presenter of spin-off show Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two on BBC Two. Judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Darcey Bussell also returned.[5]

In the third week entertainer Donny Osmond joined the four regular judges, making the maximum score that week 50 points.[6] The shows from 1 to 16 November were hosted by Daly and Zoë Ball, after one of Winkleman's children was involved in an accident.[7][8] Winkleman returned to co-host the show on 22 November.[9]

The series was won by Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev on 20 December.[10] Flack holds the record for the most maximum scores of 40 by any contestant. She became the first celebrity to score the maximum 40 from the judges in all three of her dances in the final, and second to got the highest scores possible in the final after Lisa Snowdon did in series 6, and also set the record for the longest consecutive run of 40 marks, with four, since her second dance in the semi-final had also scored 40, breaking Snowdon's record of three.

Couples[edit]

On 1 June 2014, it was revealed that James Jordan, Artem Chigvintsev (who took a break to appear on Dancing with the Stars) and Anya Garnis would not be returning as professionals,[11] but that Garnis would still be part of the choreography team. They would instead be replaced by two new professionals, Joanne Clifton and Tristan MacManus, who had previously appeared on Dancing With the Stars, in addition to Natalie Lowe who would return after withdrawing from the last series due to a foot injury.[12] On 6 August, it was announced that Robin Windsor would not be competing as a professional in the series as previously announced, due to back injury. He was replaced by Trent Whiddon.[13]

Frankie Bridge was announced as the first contestant on 13 August, with more celebrities being announced throughout the month.[14] The full line-up was revealed by the BBC on 29 August.[15]

Celebrity Known for Professional partner Status
Gregg Wallace Masterchef presenter Aliona Vilani Eliminated 1st
on 5 October 2014
Jennifer Gibney Mrs. Brown's Boys actress Tristan MacManus Eliminated 2nd
on 12 October 2014
Tim Wonnacott Bargain Hunt presenter & antiques expert Natalie Lowe Eliminated 3rd
on 19 October 2014
Thom Evans Former Scotland rugby player & model Iveta Lukosiute Eliminated 4th
on 26 October 2014
Scott Mills BBC Radio 1 presenter Joanne Clifton Eliminated 5th
on 2 November 2014
Alison Hammond This Morning presenter Aljaž Skorjanec Eliminated 6th
on 9 November 2014
Judy Murray Tennis coach & British Fed Cup captain Anton du Beke Eliminated 7th
on 16 November 2014
Steve Backshall Naturalist, author & television presenter Ola Jordan Eliminated 8th
on 23 November 2014
Sunetra Sarker Casualty actress Brendan Cole Eliminated 9th
on 30 November 2014
Pixie Lott Singer-songwriter & actress Trent Whiddon Eliminated 10th
on 7 December 2014
Jake Wood EastEnders actor Janette Manrara Eliminated 11th
on 14 December 2014
Mark Wright Television & radio presenter Karen Hauer Eliminated 12th
on 20 December 2014
Simon Webbe Blue singer & actor Kristina Rihanoff Runners-up
on 20 December 2014
Frankie Bridge The Saturdays singer Kevin Clifton
Caroline Flack Television presenter Pasha Kovalev Winners
on 20 December 2014

Scoring chart[edit]

Couple Place 1 2 1+2 3* 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Caroline & Pasha
1 27 29 56 42 33 34 32 31 37 33 39 39+3=42 35+40=75 40+40+40=120
Frankie & Kevin
2 30 30 60 45 32 32 37 32 37 38 36 34+5=39 34+38=72 39+38+39=116
Simon & Kristina
2 27 26 53 30 31 28 29 33 38 36 38 35+4=39 30+38=68 39+39+40=118
Mark & Karen
4 24 27 51 35 29 33 35 31 36 32 32 35+2=37 33+33=66 35+35=70
Jake & Janette
5 28 35 63 40 33 31 29 27 36 38 29 38+1=39 30+31=61
Pixie & Trent
6 27 35 62 43 32 35 33 36 38 37 38 35+6=41
Sunetra & Brendan
7 24 26 50 40 27 30 27 31 30 30 27
Steve & Ola
8 26 21 47 34 27 30 26 28 31 23
Judy & Anton
9 18 17 35 23 22 18 20 18 24
Alison & Aljaž
10 26 22 48 28 27 23 26 27
Scott & Joanne
11 16 20 36 25 15 19 21
Thom & Iveta
12 23 25 48 38 30 27
Tim & Natalie
13 18 23 41 22 19
Jennifer & Tristan
14 18 19 37 23
Gregg & Aliona
15 18 18 36
     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
  • indicates that week 3 Donny Osmond was a guest judge so all scores were out of 50/50

Average chart[edit]

This table only counts for dances scored on a traditional 40-points scale (Donny Osmond's scores from week three and the scores from the Waltz-a-Thon in week eleven are not included).

Rank by average Place Couple Total points Number of dances Total average
1 1 Caroline & Pasha 562 16 35.1
1 2 Frankie & Kevin 561 16 35.1
3 6 Pixie & Trent 380 11 34.5
4 2 Simon & Kristina 530 16 33.1
5 5 Jake & Janette 417 13 32.1
6 4 Mark & Karen 476 15 31.7
7 7 Sunetra & Brendan 284 10 28.4
8 12 Thom & Iveta 136 5 27.2
9 8 Steve & Ola 240 9 26.7
10 10 Alison & Aljaž 172 7 24.6
11 9 Judy & Anton 155 8 19.4
12 13 Tim & Natalie 77 4 19.3
13 14 Jennifer & Tristan 55 3 18.3
14 11 Scott & Joanne 109 6 18.2
15 15 Gregg & Aliona 36 2 18.0

Highest and lowest scoring performances of the series[edit]

The highest and lowest performances in each dance according to the judges' scale are as follows (scores given by guest judges are deducted from the total).

Dance Celebrity Highest score Celebrity Lowest score
American Smooth Jake Wood 36 Scott Mills 15
Argentine Tango Simon Webbe 40 Jake Wood 29
Cha-Cha-Cha Caroline Flack 40 Scott Mills 16
Charleston Caroline Flack 40 Tim Wonnacott 17
Foxtrot Simon Webbe 38 Jennifer Gibney 18
Jive Caroline Flack 37 Jennifer Gibney 18
Paso Doble Frankie Bridge 39 Judy Murray 18
Quickstep Frankie Bridge 37 Judy Murray 18
Rumba Frankie Bridge 34 Simon Webbe 23
Salsa Caroline Flack 40 Thom Evans 25
Samba Frankie Bridge 39 Scott Mills 18
Showdance Caroline Flack 40 Mark Wright 35
Tango Frankie Bridge 37 Scott Mills 20
Viennese Waltz Frankie Bridge
Pixie Lott
38 Judy Murray 24
Waltz Simon Webbe 38 Judy Murray 18
Waltz-a-thon Pixie Lott 6 Jake Wood 1

Couples' highest and lowest scoring dances[edit]

Couples Highest scoring dance Lowest scoring dance
Caroline & Pasha Salsa
Cha-Cha-Cha
Showdance
Charleston (40)
Cha-Cha-Cha (27)
Frankie & Kevin Samba
Paso Doble (39)
Waltz
Charleston (30)
Simon & Kristina Argentine Tango (40) Rumba (23)
Mark & Karen Charleston (36) Cha-Cha-Cha (24)
Jake & Janette Samba
Charleston (38)
Rumba (27)
Pixie & Trent Paso Doble
Viennese Waltz (38)
Jive (27)
Sunetra & Brendan American Smooth (32) Tango (24)
Steve & Ola American Smooth (31) Cha-Cha-Cha (21)
Judy & Anton Viennese Waltz (24) Cha-Cha-Cha (17)
Alison & Aljaž Samba
Charleston (27)
Jive (21)
Scott & Joanne Foxtrot (21) American Smooth (15)
Thom & Iveta Charleston (31) Waltz (23)
Tim & Natalie Waltz (23) Charleston (17)
Jennifer & Tristan Waltz (19) Jive
Foxtrot (18)
Gregg & Aliona Cha-Cha-Cha
Charleston (18)
Cha-Cha-Cha
Charleston (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, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Launch show[edit]

Week 1[edit]

Running order (Night 1 – Friday)
Couple Score[16] Dance Music[17]
Caroline & Pasha 27 (6,7,7,7) Cha-Cha-Cha "Can You Feel It"—The Jacksons
Tim & Natalie 18 (3,5,5,5) Cha-Cha-Cha "Shop Around"—Captain & Tennille
Jake & Janette 28 (7,7,7,7) Tango "Toxic"—Britney Spears
Judy & Anton 18 (3,4,6,5) Waltz "Mull of Kintyre"—Wings
Scott & Joanne 16 (2,4,5,5) Cha-Cha-Cha "Rock DJ"—Robbie Williams
Pixie & Trent 27 (7,6,7,7) Jive "Shake It Off"—Taylor Swift
Running order (Night 2 – Saturday)
Couple Score[16] Dance Music[17]
Mark & Karen 24 (5,7,6,6) Cha-Cha-Cha "I'm Your Man"—Wham!
Alison & Aljaž 26 (6,6,7,7) Cha-Cha-Cha "I'm Every Woman"—Chaka Khan
Steve & Ola 26 (6,6,7,7) Tango "Born to Be Wild"—Steppenwolf
Jennifer & Tristan 18 (3,5,5,5) Jive "Happy"—Pharrell Williams
Thom & Iveta 23 (5,6,6,6) Waltz "You Raise Me Up"—Westlife
Sunetra & Brendan 24 (5,6,6,7) Tango "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)"—Robert Palmer
Gregg & Aliona 18 (3,5,5,5) Cha-Cha-Cha "Hot n Cold"—Katy Perry
Frankie & Kevin 30 (7,7,8,8) Waltz "Someone Like You"—Adele
Simon & Kristina 27 (6,7,7,7) Jive "Good Golly, Miss Molly"—Little Richard

Week 2[edit]

Running order
Couple Score[19] Dance Music[20] Result[21]
Thom & Iveta 25 (5,7,7,6) Salsa "Hot Hot Hot"—Arrow Safe
Jennifer & Tristan 19 (4,5,5,5) Waltz "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"—Aretha Franklin Bottom two
Simon & Kristina 26 (5,7,7,7) Tango "Sing"—Ed Sheeran Safe
Gregg & Aliona 18 (3,5,5,5) Charleston "Hey, Good Lookin'"—Ray Charles Eliminated
Alison & Aljaž 22 (5,5,6,6) Foxtrot "I Just Want to Make Love to You"—Etta James Safe
Jake & Janette 35 (8,9,9,9) Salsa "Mambo No. 5"—Lou Bega Safe
Judy & Anton 17 (2,5,5,5) Cha-Cha-Cha "She's a Lady"—Tom Jones Safe
Caroline & Pasha 29 (7,7,7,8) Tango "Blame"—Calvin Harris & John Newman Safe
Tim & Natalie 23 (5,6,6,6) Waltz "When You Wish upon a Star"—Cliff Edwards Safe
Sunetra & Brendan 26 (6,6,7,7) Cha-Cha-Cha "Million Dollar Bill"—Whitney Houston Safe
Mark & Karen 27 (6,7,7,7) American Smooth "I'm Yours"—Jason Mraz Safe
Scott & Joanne 20 (4,5,6,5) Tango "Stop"—Spice Girls Safe
Pixie & Trent 35 (8,9,9,9) Waltz "Come Away with Me"—Norah Jones Safe
Steve & Ola 21 (3,6,6,6) Cha-Cha-Cha "Treasure"—Bruno Mars Safe
Frankie & Kevin 30 (7,7,8,8) Charleston "Happy Days"—Pratt & McClain Safe
Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Jennifer & Tristan
  • Bussell: Jennifer & Tristan
  • Tonioli: Jennifer & Tristan
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Jennifer & Tristan

Week 3: Movie Week[edit]

Individual judges scores given in the chart below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Donny Osmond, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Running order
Couple Score[23] Dance Music[24] Result[25]
Alison & Aljaž 28 (4,5,7,6,6) Jive "Footloose"—from Footloose Safe
Steve & Ola 34 (6,7,6,7,8) Quickstep "I Wan'na Be Like You"—from The Jungle Book Safe
Jennifer & Tristan 23 (3,5,5,5,5) Foxtrot "Mamma Mia"—from Mamma Mia! Eliminated
Simon & Kristina 30 (4,6,7,6,7) Rumba "Take My Breath Away"—from Top Gun Bottom two
Judy & Anton 23 (3,5,5,5,5) Quickstep "Don't Rain on My Parade"—from Funny Girl Safe
Tim & Natalie 22 (2,5,5,5,5) Charleston "Money, Money"—from Cabaret Safe
Caroline & Pasha 42 (8,8,9,8,9) Rumba "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"—from Armageddon Safe
Scott & Joanne 25 (2,5,7,5,6) Samba "Under the Sea"—from The Little Mermaid Safe
Frankie & Kevin 45 (8,9,10,9,9) Paso Doble "America"—from West Side Story Safe
Jake & Janette 40 (8,8,8,8,8) Waltz "The Godfather Waltz"—from The Godfather Safe
Pixie & Trent 43 (7,9,9,9,9) Quickstep "Be Our Guest"—from Beauty and the Beast Safe
Thom & Iveta 38 (7,8,7,8,8) Charleston "New York, New York"—from On the Town Safe
Sunetra & Brendan 40 (7,8,8,9,8) American Smooth "The Way You Look Tonight"—from Swing Time Safe
Mark & Karen 35 (6,6,9,7,7) Paso Doble "Superman Theme"—from Superman Safe
Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Simon & Kristina
  • Bussell: Simon & Kristina
  • Osmond: Simon & Kristina
  • Tonioli: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Simon & Kristina
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Simon & Kristina

Week 4[edit]

Running order
Couple Score[27] Dance Music[28] Result[29]
Frankie & Kevin 32 (8,8,8,8) Cha-Cha-Cha "Call Me Maybe"—Carly Rae Jepsen Safe
Mark & Karen 29 (7,7,7,8) Quickstep "Tiger Feet"—Mud Bottom two
Judy & Anton 22 (4,6,6,6) Tango "Jealousy"—Billy Fury Safe
Simon & Kristina 31 (7,8,8,8) Charleston "My Old Man (Said Follow the Van)"—Kenny Ball Safe
Alison & Aljaž 27 (6,7,7,7) Samba "Bootylicious"—Destiny's Child Safe
Scott & Joanne 15 (2,5,4,4) American Smooth "Total Eclipse of the Heart"—Bonnie Tyler Safe
Steve & Ola 27 (6,7,7,7) Salsa "Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora)"—Harry Belafonte Safe
Pixie & Trent 32 (8,8,8,8) Rumba "Stay with Me"—Sam Smith Safe
Tim & Natalie 19 (3,6,5,5) Paso Doble "The Best"—Tina Turner Eliminated
Sunetra & Brendan 27 (6,7,7,7) Salsa "Turn the Beat Around"—Vicki Sue Robinson Safe
Thom & Iveta 30 (6,8,8,8) Foxtrot "Build Me Up Buttercup"—The Foundations Safe
Jake & Janette 33 (8,9,8,8) Jive "All Shook Up"—Elvis Presley Safe
Caroline & Pasha 33 (8,8,9,8) Quickstep "We Go Together"—from Grease Safe
Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Mark & Karen
  • Bussell: Mark & Karen
  • Tonioli: Mark & Karen
  • Goodman: Did not vote

Week 5[edit]

Running order
Couple Score[31] Dance Music[32] Result[31]
Jake & Janette 31 (7,8,8,8) Quickstep "I'm Still Standing"—Elton John Safe
Sunetra & Brendan 30 (7,7,8,8) Viennese Waltz "Anyone Who Had a Heart"—Cilla Black Safe
Scott & Joanne 19 (4,5,5,5) Charleston "Flash, Bang, Wallop"—Tommy Steele Safe
Thom & Iveta 27 (6,7,7,7) Cha-Cha-Cha "It's My Party"—Jessie J Eliminated
Frankie & Kevin 32 (8,8,8,8) Foxtrot "Daydream Believer"—The Monkees Safe
Alison & Aljaž 23 (5,6,6,6) Tango "Addicted to You"—Avicii Safe
Mark & Karen 33 (8,9,8,8) Samba "That's the Way (I Like It)"—KC and the Sunshine Band Safe
Simon & Kristina 28 (7,7,7,7) Viennese Waltz "Somebody to Love"—Queen Bottom two
Judy & Anton 18 (3,5,5,5) Charleston "Varsity Drag"—Pasadena Roof Orchestra Safe
Caroline & Pasha 34 (8,9,8,9) Paso Doble "Live and Let Die"—Paul McCartney & Wings Safe
Steve & Ola 30 (7,8,7,8) Waltz "I Wonder Why"—Curtis Stigers Safe
Pixie & Trent 35 (8,9,9,9) Samba "I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)"—Edmundo Ros Safe
Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Thom & Iveta
  • Bussell: Thom & Iveta
  • Tonioli: Simon & Kristina
  • Goodman: Simon & Kristina

Week 6: Halloween Week[edit]

Running order
Couple Score[34] Dance Music[35] Result[36]
Sunetra & Brendan 27 (6,7,7,7) Jive "Tainted Love"—Gloria Jones Safe
Alison & Aljaž 26 (5,7,7,7) American Smooth "Wuthering Heights"—Kate Bush Bottom two
Simon & Kristina 29 (6,8,7,8) Paso Doble "Poison"—Alice Cooper Safe
Steve & Ola 26 (5,7,7,7) Charleston "Dem Bones"—Kay Starr Safe
Pixie & Trent 33 (8,8,8,9) Tango "Danger! High Voltage"—Electric Six Safe
Judy & Anton 20 (3,6,6,5) American Smooth "Cruella de Vil"—from One Hundred and One Dalmatians Safe
Jake & Janette 29 (6,7,8,8) Paso Doble "Black Betty"—Ram Jam Safe
Caroline & Pasha 32 (7,8,8,9) Samba "Le Freak"—Chic Safe
Scott & Joanne 21 (3,6,6,6) Foxtrot "The Addams Family Theme"—Vic Mizzy Eliminated
Mark & Karen 35 (8,9,9,9) Jive "Prologue (Little Shop of Horrors)"—from Little Shop of Horrors Safe
Frankie & Kevin 37 (9,9,9,10) Tango "Defying Gravity"—from Wicked Safe
Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Alison & Aljaž
  • Bussell: Alison & Aljaž
  • Tonioli: Alison & Aljaž
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Scott & Joanne

Week 7[edit]

Running order
Couple Score[38] Dance Music[39] Result[40]
Simon & Kristina 33 (7,9,9,8) Quickstep "I Got Rhythm"—Bobby Darin Safe
Caroline & Pasha 31 (7,8,8,8) Waltz "Three Times a Lady"—Commodores Bottom two
Jake & Janette 27 (6,7,7,7) Rumba "Strangers in the Night"—Frank Sinatra Safe
Judy & Anton 18 (3,5,5,5) Paso Doble "I Fought the Law"—The Clash Safe
Sunetra & Brendan 31 (7,8,8,8) Foxtrot "All of Me"—John Legend Safe
Alison & Aljaž 27 (6,7,7,7) Charleston "Friend Like Me"—from Aladdin Eliminated
Mark & Karen 31 (7,8,8,8) Waltz "Weekend in New England"—Barry Manilow Safe
Frankie & Kevin 32 (7,8,9,8) Samba "La Bamba"—Connie Francis Safe
Pixie & Trent 36 (9,10,8,9) Foxtrot "When I'm Sixty-Four"—The Beatles Safe
Steve & Ola 28 (6,8,7,7) Paso Doble "Use Somebody"—Kings of Leon Safe
Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Caroline & Pasha
  • Bussell: Caroline & Pasha
  • Tonioli: Caroline & Pasha
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Caroline & Pasha

Week 8: Blackpool Week[edit]

Running order
Couple Score[43] Dance Music[44] Result[45]
Frankie & Kevin 37 (8,9,10,10) Quickstep "Town Called Malice"—The Jam Safe
Jake & Janette 36 (9,9,9,9) American Smooth "Feeling Good"—Michael Bublé Safe
Sunetra & Brendan 30 (6,8,8,8) Samba "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'"—Scissor Sisters Bottom two
Simon & Kristina 38 (8,10,10,10) Argentine Tango "El Tango de Roxanne"—from Moulin Rouge! Safe
Judy & Anton 24 (4,6,7,7) Viennese Waltz "Let's Go Fly a Kite"—from Mary Poppins Eliminated
Mark & Karen 36 (9,9,9,9) Charleston "We No Speak Americano"—Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP Safe
Pixie & Trent 38 (9,9,10,10) Paso Doble "The Eve of the War"—Jeff Wayne Safe
Steve & Ola 31 (7,8,8,8) American Smooth "Rolling in the Deep"—Adele Safe
Caroline & Pasha 37 (9,9,9,10) Jive "Crocodile Rock"—Elton John Safe
Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Sunetra & Brendan
  • Bussell: Sunetra & Brendan
  • Tonioli: Sunetra & Brendan
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Sunetra & Brendan

Week 9[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Steve & Ola 23 (4,7,6,6) Jive "Little Bitty Pretty One"—Frankie Lymon Eliminated
Caroline & Pasha 33 (7,8,9,9) American Smooth "Mack the Knife"—Robbie Williams Safe
Pixie & Trent 37 (9,9,9,10) Charleston "Sparkling Diamonds"—from Moulin Rouge! Safe
Mark & Karen 32 (8,8,8,8) Tango "Love Runs Out"—OneRepublic Safe
Frankie & Kevin 38 (9,9,10,10) Viennese Waltz "What's New Pussycat?"—Tom Jones Safe
Jake & Janette 38 (9,10,10,9) Samba "Macarena"—Los del Río Safe
Sunetra & Brendan 30 (7,7,8,8) Waltz "Last Request"—Paolo Nutini Bottom two
Simon & Kristina 36 (9,9,9,9) Salsa "Let's Hear It for the Boy"—Deniece Williams Safe
Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Sunetra & Brendan
  • Bussell: Steve & Ola
  • Tonioli: Sunetra & Brendan
  • Goodman: Sunetra & Brendan

Week 10: "Around the World" Week[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Country Music Result
Pixie & Trent 38 (9,9,10,10) Viennese Waltz Netherlands "Tulips from Amsterdam"—Max Bygraves Safe
Mark & Karen 32 (7,8,9,8) Salsa United States "Viva Las Vegas"—Elvis Presley Bottom two
Sunetra & Brendan 27 (5,7,8,7) Rumba Brazil "The Girl from Ipanema"—Michael Bolton Eliminated
Caroline & Pasha 39 (9,10,10,10) Charleston Turkey "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)"—They Might Be Giants Safe
Simon & Kristina 38 (9,10,10,9) Waltz Austria "Edelweiss"—from The Sound of Music Safe
Frankie & Kevin 36 (9,9,9,9) Jive United States "Surfin' U.S.A."—The Beach Boys Safe
Jake & Janette 29 (5,8,8,8) Argentine Tango Greece "Zorbas"—Míkis Theodorakis Safe
Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Mark & Karen
  • Bussell: Mark & Karen
  • Tonioli: Mark & Karen
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Mark & Karen

Week 11: Quarter-Final[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Simon & Kristina 35 (8,9,9,9) American Smooth "Heartache Tonight"—Michael Bublé Bottom two
Caroline & Pasha 39 (9,10,10,10) Argentine Tango "La Cumparsita"—Gerardo Matos Rodríguez Safe
Pixie & Trent 35 (9,9,8,9) Cha-Cha-Cha "Love Shack"—Glee cast Eliminated
Mark & Karen 35 (8,9,9,9) Foxtrot "L-O-V-E"—Nat King Cole Safe
Jake & Janette 38 (9,9,10,10) Charleston "Entrance of the Gladiators"—Julius Fučík Safe
Frankie & Kevin 34 (8,9,8,9) Salsa "Work (Freemasons Remix)"—Kelly Rowland Safe
Jake & Janette
Mark & Karen
Caroline & Pasha
Simon & Kristina
Frankie & Kevin
Pixie & Trent
1
2
3
4
5
6
Waltz-a-Thon "The Last Waltz"—Engelbert Humperdinck
Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Pixie & Trent
  • Bussell: Simon & Kristina
  • Tonioli: Pixie & Trent
  • Goodman: Simon & Kristina

Week 12: Semi-Final[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Jake & Janette 30 (6,8,8,8) Cha-Cha-Cha "Boogie Shoes"—KC and the Sunshine Band Eliminated
31 (7,8,8,8) Viennese Waltz "When a Man Loves a Woman"—Percy Sledge
Frankie & Kevin 34 (7,8,9,10) Rumba "Somewhere Only We Know"—Lily Allen Safe
38 (9,9,10,10) Argentine Tango "The 5th"—David Garrett
Mark & Karen 33 (8,8,9,8) Viennese Waltz "I Got You Babe"—Sonny & Cher Bottom two
33 (9,8,8,8) Rumba "Fields of Gold"—Eva Cassidy
Simon & Kristina 30 (6,9,8,7) Samba "I Like to Move It"—Reel 2 Real Safe
38 (9,10,10,9) Foxtrot "My Guy"—Mary Wells
Caroline & Pasha 35 (8,9,9,9) Foxtrot "Diamonds"—Josef Salvat Safe
40 (10,10,10,10) Salsa "María"—Ricky Martin

For the Dance Off, Jake & Janette chose to dance their Cha-Cha-Cha, while Mark & Karen chose to dance their Rumba.

Judges votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Mark & Karen
  • Bussell: Jake & Janette
  • Tonioli: Jake & Janette
  • Goodman: Mark & Karen

Week 13: Final[edit]

Running order (Show 1)
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Frankie & Kevin 39 (9,10,10,10) Samba "La Bamba"—Connie Francis Safe
38 (9,9,10,10) Showdance "Get Happy"—Judy Garland
Mark & Karen 35 (8,9,9,9) Cha-Cha-Cha "I'm Your Man"—Wham! Eliminated
35 (8,9,9,9) Showdance "Don't Stop Me Now"—Queen
Caroline & Pasha 40 (10,10,10,10) Cha-Cha-Cha "Can You Feel It"—The Jacksons Safe
40 (10,10,10,10) Showdance "Angels"—Beverley Knight
Simon & Kristina 39 (9,10,10,10) Charleston "My Old Man (Said Follow the Van)"—Kenny Ball Safe
39 (9,10,10,10) Showdance "A Little Less Conversation"—Elvis Presley
Running order (Show 2)
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Frankie & Kevin 39 (9,10,10,10) Paso Doble "America"—from West Side Story Runner-up
Caroline & Pasha 40 (10,10,10,10) Charleston "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)"—They Might Be Giants Winner
Simon & Kristina 40 (10,10,10,10) Argentine Tango "El Tango de Roxanne"—from Moulin Rouge! Runner-up


Dance chart[edit]

     Highest scoring dance
     Lowest scoring dance
Couple 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13[52]
Caroline & Pasha Cha-Cha-Cha Tango Rumba Quickstep Paso Doble Samba Waltz Jive American Smooth Charleston Argentine Tango Waltz-a-thon Foxtrot Salsa Cha-Cha-Cha Showdance Charleston
Frankie & Kevin Waltz Charleston Paso Doble Cha-Cha-Cha Foxtrot Tango Samba Quickstep Viennese Waltz Jive Salsa Waltz-a-thon Rumba Argentine Tango Samba Showdance Paso Doble
Simon & Kristina Jive Tango Rumba Charleston Viennese Waltz Paso Doble Quickstep Argentine Tango Salsa Waltz American Smooth Waltz-a-thon Samba Foxtrot Charleston Showdance Argentine Tango
Mark & Karen Cha-Cha-Cha American Smooth Paso Doble Quickstep Samba Jive Waltz Charleston Tango Salsa Foxtrot Waltz-a-thon Viennese Waltz Rumba Cha-Cha-Cha Showdance
Jake & Janette Tango Salsa Waltz Jive Quickstep Paso Doble Rumba American Smooth Samba Argentine Tango Charleston Waltz-a-thon Cha-Cha-Cha Viennese Waltz
Pixie & Trent Jive Waltz Quickstep Rumba Samba Tango Foxtrot Paso Doble Charleston Viennese Waltz Cha-Cha-Cha Waltz-a-thon
Sunetra & Brendan Tango Cha-Cha-Cha American Smooth Salsa Viennese Waltz Jive Foxtrot Samba Waltz Rumba
Steve & Ola Tango Cha-Cha-Cha Quickstep Salsa Waltz Charleston Paso Doble American Smooth Jive
Judy & Anton Waltz Cha-Cha-Cha Quickstep Tango Charleston American Smooth Paso Doble Viennese Waltz
Alison & Aljaž Cha-Cha-Cha Foxtrot Jive Samba Tango American Smooth Charleston
Scott & Joanne Cha-Cha-Cha Tango Samba American Smooth Charleston Foxtrot
Thom & Iveta Waltz Salsa Charleston Foxtrot Cha-Cha-Cha
Tim & Natalie Cha-Cha-Cha Waltz Charleston Paso Doble
Jennifer & Tristan Jive Waltz Foxtrot
Gregg & Aliona Cha-Cha-Cha Charleston
  • Week 1: Cha-Cha-Cha, Jive, Tango or Waltz
  • Week 2: One unlearned dance (introducing American Smooth, Charleston, Foxtrot and Salsa)
  • Week 3 (Movie Week): One unlearned dance (introducing Paso Doble, Quickstep, Rumba and Samba)
  • Week 4: One unlearned dance
  • Week 5: One unlearned dance (introducing Viennese Waltz)
  • Week 6 (Halloween Week): One unlearned dance
  • Week 7: One unlearned dance
  • Week 8 (Blackpool Week): One unlearned dance (introducing Argentine Tango)
  • Week 9: One unlearned dance
  • Week 10 ("Around the World" Week): One unlearned dance
  • Week 11: One unlearned dance and Waltz-a-Thon
  • Week 12: Two unlearned dances
  • Week 13 (Show 1): Judges' choice and showdance
  • Week 13 (Show 2): Couple's favourite dance of the series

Reception[edit]

The series was received positively by both critics and viewing figures. It regularly came first, beating out rival show The X Factor.

Osmond's role as a judge in week three was panned by viewers, as he (unlike the other judges) was not a professional dancer. Viewers also deemed his scoring too inconsistent, as he awarded unusually high marks, including the first ten of the series.[53][54]

Ratings[edit]

Weekly ratings for each show on BBC One. All numbers are in millions and provided by BARB.

Episode Date Official rating
(millions)
Weekly rank for BBC One Weekly rank for all UK TV Share
Live show 1 26 September 8.21 3 4 28.5%[55]
Live show 2 27 September 9.40 1 1 39.0%[56]
Live show 3 4 October 9.93 2 2 43.3%[57]
Results 1 5 October 9.35 3 3 38.3%[58]
Live show 4 11 October 9.74 2 2 39.2%[59]
Results 2 12 October 9.04 3 3 35.2%[60]
Live show 5 18 October 10.30 1 1 43.3%[61]
Results 3 19 October 9.61 2 2 38.8%[62]
Live show 6 25 October 10.65 1 1 42.9%[63]
Results 4 26 October 10.09 2 2 39.7%[64]
Live show 7 1 November 10.93 1 1 44.1%[65]
Results 5 2 November 10.06 2 2 39.2%[66]
Live show 8 8 November 10.52 1 1 42.8%[67]
Results 6 9 November 9.69 2 2 35.9%[68]
Live show 9 15 November 11.46 1 1 44.6%[69]
Results 7 16 November 10.53 2 2 40.8%[70]
Live show 10 22 November 10.33 1 1 38.9%[71]
Results 8 23 November 10.28 2 2 40.1%[72]
Live show 11 29 November 10.76 1 1 42.4%[73]
Results 9 30 November 10.45 2 2 41.3%[74]
Live show 12 6 December 10.97 1 1 43.0%[75]
Results 10 7 December 9.71 2 2 35.2%[76]
Live show 13 13 December 10.98 1 1 42.4%[77]
Results 11 14 December 10.25 2 2 38.3%[78]
Live final 20 December 11.67 1 1 46.4%[79]
Live final results 20 December 11.62 2 2 42.8%[79]
Series average 10.25 N/A N/A '
Launch show 7 September 9.16 2 2 33.7%[80]
Christmas Special 25 December 8.98 3 3 39.7%

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