Strictly Come Dancing (series 3)

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Strictly Come Dancing (Series 3)
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 22
Release
Original network BBC One
Original release 15 October – 17 December 2005
Additional information
Celebrity winner Darren Gough
Professional winner Lilia Kopylova
Season chronology
← Previous
Series 2
Next →
Series 4

Strictly Come Dancing returned for its third series on 15 October 2005 and ended on 17 December 2005. Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly returned to co-present the main show on BBC One, while Claudia Winkleman returned to present spin-off show Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Arlene Phillips returned as judges. The Winners were Darren Gough along with his dancing partner Lilia Kopylova.

Couples[edit]

In the third series there were 12 celebrity dancers, 6 men and 6 women. In order of elimination they were:

Celebrity Known for Professional partner Status
Siobhan Hayes My Family actress Matthew Cutler Eliminated 1st
on 15 October 2005
Jaye Jacobs Holby City actress Andrew Cuerden Eliminated 2nd
on 22 October 2005
Gloria Hunniford Television & radio presenter Darren Bennett Eliminated 3rd
on 29 October 2005
Fiona Phillips GMTV presenter Brendan Cole Eliminated 4th
on 5 November 2005
Dennis Taylor Retired professional snooker player Izabela Hannah Eliminated 5th
on 12 November 2005
Will Thorp Casualty actor Hanna Haarala Eliminated 6th
on 19 November 2005
Bill Turnbull BBC Breakfast presenter Karen Hardy Eliminated 7th
on 26 November 2005
Patsy Palmer EastEnders actress Anton du Beke Eliminated 8th
on 3 December 2005
James Martin Chef & television presenter Camilla Dallerup Eliminated 9th
on 10 December 2005
Zoë Ball Television & radio presenter Ian Waite
Third Place
on 17 December 2005
Colin Jackson Olympic hurdler Erin Boag
Second Place
on 17 December 2005
Darren Gough England cricketer Lilia Kopylova
Winners
on 17 December 2005

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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Darren & Lilia
1 19 30 33 34 28 30 34 30+32=62 35+29=64 36+36=72
Colin & Erin
2 32 36 26 31 32 32 34 36+37=73 37+30=67 39+36=75
Zoë & Ian
3 35 32 29 36 35 36 38 32+36=68 36+33=69 38+38=76
James & Camilla
4 22 29 28 29 29 20 32 20+28=48 33+22=55
Patsy & Anton
5 19 26 34 31 26 31 24 27+31=58
Bill & Karen
6 29 23 20 25 27 17 25
Will & Hanna
7 18 29 25 34 23 28
Dennis & Izabela
8 20 18 22 15 23
Fiona & Brendan
9 11 13 16 20
Gloria & Darren
10 22 17 19
Jaye & Andrew
11 25 21
Siobhan & Matthew
12 15

Average chart[edit]

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

Rank by
average
Place Couple Total Number of
dances
Average
1 3 Zoë & Ian 454 13 34.9
2 2 Colin & Erin 438 33.7
3 1 Darren & Lilia 406 31.2
4 5 Patsy & Anton 249 9 27.7
5 4 James & Camilla 292 11 26.5
6 7 Will & Hanna 157 6 26.2
7 6 Bill & Karen 166 7 23.7
8 11 Jaye & Andrew 46 2 23.0
9 8 Dennis & Izabela 98 5 19.6
10 10 Gloria & Darren 58 3 19.3
11 12 Siobhan & Matthew 15 1 15.0
9 Fiona & Brendan 60 4

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 Best dancer(s) Best score Worst dancer(s) Worst score
American Smooth Colin Jackson 37 James Martin 28
Cha-Cha-Cha Zoë Ball
Colin Jackson
32 Will Thorp 18
Foxtrot Zoë Ball
Darren Gough
36 Fiona Phillips 20
Jive Darren Gough
Colin Jackson
30 Fiona Phillips 16
Paso Doble Darren Gough 36 Dennis Taylor 15
Quickstep Colin Jackson 39 Dennis Taylor 18
Rumba Colin Jackson 36 Fiona Phillips 13
Samba Zoë Ball 38 James Martin 20
Tango Zoë Ball 38 Bill Turnbull 20
Viennese Waltz Zoë Ball 36 Will Thorp 23
Waltz Colin Jackson 37 Fiona Phillips 11

Patsy Palmer, Gloria Hunniford, Jaye Jacobs and Siobhan Hayes are the only celebrities not to land on this list.

Couples' highest and lowest scoring dances[edit]

Couples Highest scoring dance Lowest scoring dance
Darren & Lilia Foxtrot
Paso Doble (36)
Cha-Cha-Cha (19)
Colin & Erin Quickstep (39) Tango (26)
Zoë & Ian Tango
Samba (38)
Jive (29)
James & Camilla Foxtrot (33) Jive
Samba (20)
Patsy & Anton Tango (34) Waltz (19)
Bill & Karen Cha-Cha-Cha (29) Rumba (17)
Will & Hanna Foxtrot (34) Cha-Cha-Cha (18)
Dennis & Izabela Samba (23) Paso Doble (15)
Fiona & Brendan Foxtrot (20) Waltz (11)
Gloria & Darren Waltz (22) Rumba (17)
Jaye & Andrew Waltz (25) Rumba (21)
Siobhan & Matthew Waltz (15) Waltz (15)

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
Darren & Lilia 19 (3,4,6,6) Cha-Cha-Cha "Hot Stuff"—Donna Summer Safe
Patsy & Anton 19 (3,4,6,6) Waltz "Fly Me to the Moon"—Dinah Washington Safe
Colin & Erin 32 (8,8,8,8) Cha-Cha-Cha "Save the Last Dance for Me"—Michael Bublé Safe
Siobhan & Matthew 15 (2,4,5,4) Waltz "When the Girl in Your Arms Is the Girl in Your Heart"—Cliff Richard Eliminated
James & Camilla 22 (4,5,6,7) Cha-Cha-Cha "Something Got Me Started"—Simply Red Safe
Gloria & Darren 22 (4,5,7,6) Waltz "Lady"—Kenny Rogers Safe
Will & Hanna 18 (3,3,7,5) Cha-Cha-Cha "Crazy Chick"—Charlotte Church Bottom two
Jaye & Andrew 25 (6,5,7,7) Waltz "When I Need You"—Leo Sayer Safe
Bill & Karen 29 (7,7,8,7) Cha-Cha-Cha "Love Potion No. 9"—The Searchers Safe
Fiona & Brendan 11 (2,2,4,3) Waltz "Sam"—Olivia Newton-John Safe
Dennis & Izabella 20 (5,5,5,5) Cha-Cha-Cha "Music"—Madonna Safe
Zoë & Ian 35 (8,9,9,9) Waltz "Take It to the Limit"—Eagles Safe

Week 2[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
James & Camilla 29 (6,7,8,8) Quickstep "Luck Be A Lady"—Frank Sinatra Safe
Jaye & Andrew 21 (4,4,7,6) Rumba "How Could an Angel Break My Heart"—Kenny G feat. Toni Braxton Eliminated
Dennis & Izabella 18 (4,5,5,4) Quickstep "I'm So Excited"—The Pointer Sisters Safe
Patsy & Anton 26 (6,6,7,7) Rumba "She"—Elvis Costello Safe
Darren & Lilia 30 (7,7,8,8) Quickstep "Let Me Entertain You"—Robbie Williams Safe
Zoë & Ian 32 (7,8,8,9) Rumba "One Moment in Time"—Whitney Houston Safe
Will & Hanna 29 (7,7,8,7) Quickstep "You Can't Hurry Love"—Phil Collins Safe
Gloria & Darren 17 (2,4,5,6) Rumba "Holding Back the Years"—Simply Red Bottom two
Bill & Karen 23 (5,6,6,6) Quickstep "Do Your Thing"—Basement Jaxx Safe
Fiona & Brendan 13 (1,2,6,4) Rumba "Almost Here"—Brian McFadden feat. Delta Goodrem Safe
Colin & Erin 36 (9,9,9,9) Quickstep "Nice Work If You Can Get It"—Bing Crosby Safe

Week 3[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Zoë & Ian 29 (7,6,8,8) Jive "Part Time Lover"—Stevie Wonder Safe
Bill & Karen 20 (4,5,6,5) Tango "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps"—Doris Day Safe
Dennis & Izabella 22 (4,6,6,6) Jive "Jailhouse Rock"—Elvis Presley Safe
Patsy & Anton 34 (8,8,9,9) Tango "Una Musica Brutal"—Gotan Project Safe
Will & Hanna 25 (6,5,7,7) Jive "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!"—Shania Twain Bottom two
Colin & Erin 26 (7,5,7,7) Tango "Ride It"—Geri Haliwell Safe
Gloria & Darren 19 (3,4,6,6) Jive "Build Me Up Buttercup"—The Foundations Eliminated
James & Camilla 28 (6,7,8,7) Tango "Mein Herr"—Liza Minnelli Safe
Fiona & Brendan 16 (2,4,5,5) Jive "Hit the Road Jack"—Ray Charles Safe
Darren & Lilia 33 (8,9,8,8) Tango "From Russia with Love"—Matt Monro Safe

Week 4[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Colin & Erin 31 (8,7,8,8) Paso Doble "Thriller"—Michael Jackson Safe
Zoë & Ian 36 (9,9,9,9) Foxtrot "Isn't She Lovely"—Stevie Wonder Safe
Dennis & Izabella 15 (2,3,5,5) Paso Doble "Eye of the Tiger"—Survivor Bottom two
Will & Hanna 34 (8,8,9,9) Foxtrot "Dream a Little Dream of Me"—The Beautiful South Safe
James & Camilla 29 (7,8,7,7) Paso Doble "Romeo and Juliet"—Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Safe
Fiona & Brendan 20 (3,5,6,6) Foxtrot "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?"—Robbie Williams Eliminated
Bill & Karen 25 (5,6,7,7) Paso Doble "Carnival de Paris"—Dario G Safe
Patsy & Anton 31 (7,8,8,8) Foxtrot "You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You"—Dean Martin Safe
Darren & Lilia 34 (8,9,9,8) Paso Doble "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"—The Animals Safe

Week 5[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Darren & Lilia 28 (6,7,8,7) Viennese Waltz "End of the Road"—Boys II Men Safe
Dennis & Izabella 23 (5,5,6,7) Samba "La Bamba"—Los Lobos Eliminated
Will & Hanna 23 (4,6,6,7) Viennese Waltz "Somebody to Love"—Queen Bottom two
Colin & Erin 32 (8,8,8,8) Samba "Naughty Girl"—Beyoncé Safe
Bill & Karen 27 (6,7,7,7) Viennese Waltz "Golden Brown"—The Stranglers Safe
Patsy & Anton 26 (6,6,7,7) Samba "Going Back to My Roots"—Odyssey Safe
James & Camilla 29 (5,8,8,8) Viennese Waltz "Mr. Bojangles"—Neil Diamond Safe
Zoë & Ian 35 (8,9,9,9) Samba "Aquarius"—The Fifth Dimension Safe

Week 6[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
James & Camilla 20 (5,4,6,5) Jive "Why Do Fools Fall in Love"—Diana Ross Safe
Zoë & Ian 36 (8,9,9,10) Quickstep "Almost Like Being in Love"—Nat King Cole Safe
Bill & Karen 17 (2,5,6,4) Rumba "Ain't No Sunshine"—Bill Withers Safe
Will & Hanna 28 (6,6,9,7) Tango "Pretty Woman"—Roy Orbison Eliminated
Patsy & Anton 31 (7,8,8,8) Quickstep "Lover Come Back to Me"—Dinah Washington Bottom two
Darren & Lilia 30 (7,7,8,8) Jive "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love"—The Blues Brothers Safe
Colin & Erin 32 (8,8,8,8) Foxtrot "New York, New York"—Frank Sinatra

Week 7[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Bill & Karen 25 (6,6,7,6) Waltz "What the World Needs Now Is Love"—Dionne Warwick Eliminated
Patsy & Anton 24 (6,4,7,7) Cha-Cha-Cha "A Little Less Conversation"—JXL Bottom two
Colin & Erin 34 (9,9,8,8) Viennese Waltz "Stop!"—Sam Brown Safe
Zoë & Ian 38 (9,10,9,10) Tango "Tango Argentino"—Mario Battaini Safe
Darren & Lilia 34 (8,8,9,9) Foxtrot "Big Spender"—Shirley Bassey Safe
James & Camilla 32 (7,8,9,8) Waltz "Together Again"—Buck Owens Safe

Week 8[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Colin & Erin 36 (9,9,9,9) Rumba "You're Beautiful"—James Blunt Safe
37 (9,10,9,9) American Smooth "Me & My Shadow"—Frank Sinatra & Sammy Davis, Jr.
James & Camilla 20 (4,5,6,5) Samba "All Night Long"—Lionel Richie Safe
28 (7,7,7,7) American Smooth "Call Me Irresponsible"—Michael Bublé
Patsy & Anton 27 (6,6,7,8) Jive "Two Hearts"—Phil Collins Eliminated
31 (7,8,8,8) American Smooth "It Had to Be You"—Harry Connick, Jr.
Darren & Lilia 30 (8,7,8,7) Rumba "Beautiful"—Christina Aguilera Safe
32 (8,8,8,8) American Smooth "I Get the Sweetest Feeling"—Jackie Wilson
Zoë & Ian 32 (8,7,8,9) Cha-Cha-Cha "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"—Edwin Starr Bottom two
36 (9,9,9,9) American Smooth "Passing Strangers"—Sarah Vaughan

Week 9[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Darren & Lilia 35 (9,9,9,8) Waltz "Your Song"—Elton John Safe
29 (6,7,9,7) Samba "You to Me Are Everything"—The Real Thing
Zoë & Ian 36 (9,9,9,9) Viennese Waltz "Always and Forever"—Heatwave Bottom two
33 (8,8,8,9) Paso Doble "Manolita"—Tito Schipa
James & Camilla 33 (8,8,9,8) Foxtrot "Beyond the Sea"—Bobby Darin Eliminated
22 (4,6,7,5) Rumba "Home"—Michael Bublé
Colin & Erin 37 (9,9,10,9) Waltz "I Will Always Love You"—Whitney Houston Safe
30 (7,7,8,8) Jive "Footloose"—Kenny Loggins

Week 10: Final[edit]

Running order
Couple Score Dance Music Result
Colin & Erin 39 (9,10,10,10) Quickstep "Nice Work If You Can Get It"—Bing Crosby Runner-up
36 (9,9,9,9) Rumba "You're Beautiful"—James Blunt
N/A Showdance "You're Easy to Dance With"—Fred Astaire
Darren & Lilia 36 (8,9,10,9) Foxtrot "Big Spender"—Shirley Bassey Winner
36 (9,9,9,9) Paso Doble "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"—The Animals
N/A Showdance "A Night to Remember"—Shalamar
Zoë & Ian 38 (9,10,9,10) Tango "Tango Argentino"—Mario Battaini Third place
38 (9,9,10,10) Samba "Aquarius"—The Fifth Dimension
N/A Showdance "America"—from West Side Story

Dance chart[edit]

     Highest scoring dance
     Lowest scoring dance
Couple 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Darren & Lilia Cha-Cha-Cha Quickstep Tango Paso Doble Viennese Waltz Jive Foxtrot Rumba American Smooth Waltz Samba Foxtrot Paso Doble
Colin & Erin Cha-Cha-Cha Quickstep Tango Paso Doble Samba Foxtrot Viennese Waltz Rumba American Smooth Waltz Jive Quickstep Rumba
Zoë & Ian Waltz Rumba Jive Foxtrot Samba Quickstep Tango Cha-Cha-Cha American Smooth Viennese Waltz Paso Doble Tango Samba
James & Camilla Cha-Cha-Cha Quickstep Tango Paso Doble Viennese Waltz Jive Waltz Samba American Smooth Foxtrot Rumba
Patsy & Anton Waltz Rumba Tango Foxtrot Samba Quickstep Cha-Cha-Cha Jive American Smooth
Bill & Karen Cha-Cha-Cha Quickstep Tango Paso Doble Viennese Waltz Rumba Waltz
Will & Hanna Cha-Cha-Cha Quickstep Jive Foxtrot Viennese Waltz Tango
Dennis & Izabela Cha-Cha-Cha Quickstep Jive Paso Doble Samba
Fiona & Brendan Waltz Rumba Jive Foxtrot
Gloria & Darren Waltz Rumba Jive
Jaye & Andrew Waltz Rumba
Siobhan & Matthew Waltz
  • Week 1: Waltz or Cha-Cha-Cha
  • Week 2: Quickstep or Rumba
  • Week 3: Tango or Jive
  • Week 4: Foxtrot or Paso Doble
  • Week 5: Viennese Waltz or Samba
  • Week 6: One unlearned dance
  • Week 7: One unlearned dance
  • Week 8: One unlearned dance and American Smooth
  • Week 9: Two unlearned dances (one Ballroom, one Latin)
  • Week 10 (Final): Favourite Ballroom, favourite Latin, and Showdance

Notes[edit]