JODIE KIDD

Model

Jodie comes from an aristocratic family, and it was while holidaying in Barbados at the age of 15 that she was spotted by a photographer and introduced to a model agent. She has appeared on the cover of numerous fashion magazines as well as carving out a successful career on the catwalk for the likes of Jasper Conran, Valentino, Gucci and Karl Lagerfeld. Outside of modelling, Jodie is a motor enthusiast and for a while was at the top of the leaderboard on the programme "Top Gear" for the fastest celebrity lap. She has also taken part in several rallies in the Gumball 3000, and took second place in the Trofeo Maserati race at the Bologna motor show in 2005. Her other hobbies include equestrain sports, and in 2006 and 2007 was part of the BBC's presenting team for Royal Ascot, notably in a double act with diminutive ex-jockey Willie Carson.

Jodie was partnered with Ian Waite for the sixth series of Strictly Come Dancing. It was a sticky start to the competition for Jodie, with her foxtrot in the first ladies week leaving her in the bottom two, but a much improved performance resulted in the judges voting to save her. Their next dance was a rumba and didn't impress the judges who scored them just 22 points leaving them second from bottom on the leader board, but the public decided to save them this week, and their American Smooth in week five was a much better dance. But a return to latin followed, with a paso doble that was called competent technically, but both Craig and Len thought it was exciting to watch, and carried them through to the next week, where their Pride and Prejudice inspired waltz received lots of praise, boosting Jodie's confidence for their next dance, the Samba. The song choice for the Samba was the Tom Jones song "Help Yourself", and it was too slow for the song, and Craig told her she crucified the dance and awarded her just 3 points. The public obviously didn't agree and voted to keep the pair in the competition, and their next dance was another ballroom, the quickstep, which was a hit with the judges, and Jodie received 9's from both Len and Bruno, and was again voted back for the next week. Unfortunately, Jodie came down with the flu the next week, which was their jive, which we are constantly told is difficult for tall people, and with only two days partial training, Jodie made a valiant attempt at the routine, and the judges were quite complimentary, but in a high scoring week, the pair were placed fifth out of six couples on the leader board, and resulted in them being in the dance off. It was an unanimous decision from the judges not to save Jodie, and she fnished the competition sixth out of sixteen couples.

Throughout the series, after being in the dance off after her first dance, the pair decided that they would just enjoy themselves and that each week they stayed in the competition was a bonus. The fun they had came across on the show and on It Takes Two, and nearly all the best comedy moments from the series came from Jodie & Ian.

 

Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores Total
      CraigArleneLenBruno  
2 Foxtrot I Got The World On A String 5 6 7 7 25
4 Rumba I Just Can't Stop Loving You 4 6 6 6 22
5 American Smooth Witchcraft 7 7 8 8 30
6 Paso doble Song 2 6 6 7 7 26
7 Waltz Sandy's Song 7 8 8 8 31
8 Samba Help Yourself 3 6 7 7 23
9 Quickstep Mr. Pinstripe Suit 7 8 9 9 33
10 Jive Great Balls Of Fire 7 7 8 8 30

 

Week 2 - Foxtrot

 

Week 4 - Rumba

 

Week 5 - American Smooth

 

Week 6 - Paso Doble

 

Week 7 - Waltz

 

Week 8 - Samba

 

Week 9 - Quickstep

 

Week 10 - Jive