Veteran theatre and television actress Lesley became a household name for her role as Dorien Green in the classic BBC sitcom Birds of a Feather, and at 70 years old is the old contestant in Strictly this year.

Find out more about Lesley's on screen career on her IMDB page: Lesley Joseph

Read more about Lesley on her Wikipedia page: Lesley Joseph

Lesley took part in Series 14 and was partnered with Anton Du Beke.  Age was no barrier to Lesley and each week she performed well technically, with bags of energy and enthusiasm, and embraced her Strictly experience.  A highlight was her week four charleston placing her joint fifth on the leaderboard, but the next week, her tango had a couple of mistakes and Craig said it didn't have the glide across the dance floor that a tango should.  In the bottom two, Lesley had to dance off against a very strong charleston from Daisy & Aljaž and it was a unanimous decision from the judges that sent Lesley home, finishing the competition in 10th place.

Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores TotalLeaderboard
1 Waltz What’ll I Do 5 6 6 6 23 =12th (15)
2 Cha cha cha Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps 6 7 7 6 26 12th (15)
3 Quickstep A Couple Of Swells 6 7 7 7 27 =10th (14)
4 Charleston Won't You Charleston With Me? 7 8 8 8 31 =5th (12)
5 Tango Whatever Lola Wants 5 6 7 6 24 =8th (10)

Week 5 - Tango

Week 4 - Charleston

Week 3 - Quickstep

WEEK 2 - Cha cha cha


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