DENNIS TAYLOR

Sportsman

World Champion snooker player Dennis Taylor is most famous for winning the snooker championship title in 1985 in what is widely regarded as one of the greatest snooker finals in the history of the sport. After retiring from competitive snooker, Dennis has gone on to be a stalwart of the BBC snooker commentary team.

Dennis was teamed up with professional dancer Izabela Hannah for the third series of Strictly Come Dancing. As one of the older celebrities to take part in the competition, although Dennis showed his funky side in the first week's Cha Cha Cha, he did struggle to keep up with his much younger, fitter dance partner throughout his time in the competition. His ballroom hold suffered because of his posture from spending years leaning over a snooker table, but due to his charm and warmth, the public voted to keep in him in the competition until Week 5, when he finished eighth out of twelve couples.

 

Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores Total
      CraigArleneLenBruno  
1 Cha Cha Cha Music 5 5 5 5 20
2 Quickstep I'm So Excited 4 5 5 4 18
3 Jive Jailhouse Rock 4 6 6 6 22
4 Paso doble Eye Of The Tiger 2 3 5 5 15
5 Samba La Bamba 5 5 6 7 23