LOUISA LYTTON

Actor

Louisa studied at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, before winning the role of Ruby Allen in BBC soap "EastEnders". She has since been cast as PC Beth Green on the ITV drama "The Bill".

As the youngest ever celebrity to take part in Strictly Come Dancing, Louisa was only 17 when she was partnered with professional Vincent Simone in the fourth series of the programme. Her bubbly, effervescent personality won the hearts of the public, along with her enthusiasm and determination to do well. When Vincent was injured during the second week of competition, they lost almost three days of training, but come the Saturday night performance, the pair danced a fast, energetic Jive and scored the first 10 of the series from Bruno. Vincent was often criticised by the judges for making the choreography too difficult for Louisa, but the public kept her in, and it was in week ten that she found herself against Emma & Darren in the bottom two in the first ever dance-off in Strictly history, and was voted out of the competition by the public. She finished the competition fourth out of fourteen couples.

Louisa and Vincent danced together again in the 2008 Eurovision Dance Contest. Dancing to "Paint It Black", they performed a routine that was a mixture of Paso doble, Tango and Jive. Despite dancing a fabulous routine, the judges didn't score them particularly highly, and with the public voting from countries going with their close neighbours, as with the Eurovision Song Contest, the UK entry didn't receive many more points from that voting! However, Louisa & Vincent performed very well, and can be proud of representing the UK in this international competition.

 

Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores Total
      CraigArleneLenBruno  
2 Quickstep Don't Get Me Wrong 7 8 6 7 28
3 Jive Smiley Faces 8 9 9 10 36
4 Foxtrot Take Another Piece Of My Heart 7 5 6 8 26
5 Salsa Bailamos 6 8 7 8 29
6 Samba Rhythm Of The Night 8 8 8 8 32
7 Tango Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) 8 9 9 9 35
8 Paso doble Left Outside Alone 8 8 9 9 34
9 Viennese Waltz That's Amore 8 8 8 9 33
9 Cha Cha Cha Rescue Me 9 9 9 9 36
10 American Smooth Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me 7 8 8 8 31
10 Rumba (Everything I Do) I Do It For You 7 7 7 7 28
Christmas 2006 Jive Rockin' Robin 9 9 9 9 36