AUSTIN HEALEY

Rugby Union player Austin Healey has been capped by both England and the British Lions, and is known for his versatility as a player, being able to play at scrum half, fly half, fullback and wing. He made his debut in the England squad in 1997 in the Five Nations tournament, before touring with the British Lions in the same year. Although retired from full-time professional rugby, Austin now plays for Bishop's Stortford at club level.

Austin competed in Strictly Come Dancing series six, with professional dance partner Erin Boag. Ever the competitive sportsman, Austin started the series with a bang, with a very impressive Waltz scoring 32 points, an incredibly high score for a first dance. He continued to impress with a fast and clean Jive as his second dance, and carried this through the series. As often happens with male celebrities, he hit a rough patch with the Rumba, his only dance in the entire series to score less than 30 points, but came back the next week with a passionate, sharp and dramatic Tango and receiving two 10s from the judges. By the time the series got to the quarter-final stages, the remaining four couples were all dancing at a high level and no-one wanted to go out of the competition, but Austin's American Smooth felt a little safe and didn't have the wow factor, and for the first time the couple found themselves at the bottom of the leader table and subsequently in the dance-off. They just couldn't win the judges over and finished the series in fourth place out of sixteen couples.

 

Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores Total
      CraigArlene/
Alesha*
LenBruno  
1 Waltz The Rainbow Connection 7 8 9 8 32
3 Jive You Can't Stop The Beat 8 8 9 9 34
5 Samba Move Your Feet 8 8 8 8 32
6 Viennese Waltz Send In The Clowns 8 8 9 9 34
7 Quickstep S'Wonderful 8 9 10 9 36
8 Rumba When You Tell Me That You Love Me 5 8 8 8 29
9 Tango Libertango 9 9 10 10 38
10 Cha Cha Cha It's Raining Men 8 9 9 9 35
11 Foxtrot L-O-V-E 8 9 9 10 36
11 Paso Doble Espana Cani 10 10 8 10 38
12 American Smooth The Best Is Yet To Come 8 8 9 9 34
12 Salsa Johnny's Mambo 8 9 10 9 36
Christmas 2009 Paso doble Bohemian Rhapsody 9 9 9 9 36

 

Week 1 - Waltz

 

Week 3 - Jive

 

Week 5 - Samba

 

Week 6 - Viennese Waltz

 

Week 7 - Quickstep

 

Week 8 - Rumba

 

Week 9 - Tango

 

Week 10 - Cha Cha Cha

 

Week 11 - Foxtrot

 

Week 11 - Paso Doble

 

Week 12 - American Smooth

 

Week 12 - Salsa