To call Liverpudlian Tarby a comedian doesn't do his talent justice, as he is an all-round entertainer, with a career ranging from stand-up comedy through to hosting variety programmes such as "Live From Her Majesty's", as well as taking the helm of various quiz shows, including "Winner Takes All", "Full Swing" and "Tarby's Frame Game". He's also known for his love of golf, and is the father of actress Liza Tarbuck.

Jimmy was partnered with Flavia Cacace in the fourth series of Strictly Come Dancing. Their first dance was the Waltz, which even though it scored only 17 points in total and only 2 points more than Nicholas & Nicole's dance, it was a good effort from Jimmy. The public vote kept them in the competition, but a disappointed Tarby was forced to retire from the competition by doctors after a health scare while training for their next dance.


Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores Total
1 Waltz See The Day 3 4 5 5 17