Scottish singer Lulu started performing professionally in her teens, signed to Decca Records and she was just fifteen when her single "Shout" made it into the top ten in the UK charts and started a long running musical career, both as a singer and songwriter (for which she has received nominations for both Ivor Novello and Grammy awards). She won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1969 with the song Boom Bang-a-Bang, sang the theme to the James Bond film, The Man With The Golden Gun in 1974, and was awarded an OBE in the 2000 Honours List. During the course of her career she has also taken on some acting roles, including early on taking a role in the film To Sir, With Love alongside Sidney Poitier. In 2011, Lulu took part in Let's Dance for Comic Relief, performing a routine to Soulja Boy's Crank That (Soulja Boy).

Lulu will be dancing in the ninth series of Strictly Come Dancing and is partnered with series one champion, Brendan Cole.


Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores Total
1 Cha cha cha I've Got The Music In Me 2 5 5 5 17
2 Foxtrot Breakeven 5 6 7 7 25
3 Rumba All I Ask Of You 5 7 7 7 26
4 Samba Sir Duke 5 6 7 7 25
5 Paso doble Highway To Hell 6 7 8 8 29
      CraigJenniferAleshaBruno Total
6 Tango Kiss 5 8 7 7 27

Note: Jennifer Grey replaced Len as a guest judge in Week 6.


Lulu's introduction video (from