New Strictly Champions page

I realised this morning that I didn’t have anywhere on the site where you could see the list of champions all in one place, so a new page has been born! On the Strictly Champions page, you’ll find the full list of the couples who’ve lifted the glitterball trophy. I’ve added it to the Statistics area of the site - while you’re there, why don’t you have a look at some of the other statistics from our favourite programme?

  • There’s The Perfect Score for all the details of the dances that have scored 10s over the years, how many 10s each of the judge have awarded, and which couples have won the coveted perfect 40.

  • Or perhaps you’d like to see whose received the most 10s? Then you could look at the Celebrity 10s or the Professional 10s league tables.

  • What about the opposite end of the spectrum … who's received the dreaded 1 for their dance? Find out on The Lowly One page.

  • Maybe you’d like to know who has the highest average score or how the current batch of celebrities compare to each other. If so, you can find out all the information you need on the Celebrity Statistics page

  • Want to find out who is the most generous judge with their scores (I think we all know who’s the meanest, don’t we?)? Look at the Judges Statistics page to see how they’ve all scored over previous years.

Semi-final updates (Results spoiler free)

Week 12 was a bit of a mixed bag of scores from the judges, who seemed to me to overmark some dances while giving other realistic marks, but the leaderboard managed to reflect the dances fairly, so it all worked out well in the end.

As usual, I’ve updated the weekly Results pages with all the dances, songs, scores and the leaderboard. The Celebrity pages have updated details of their dances, songs, scores and the videos of their routines will be updated as soon as available, plus the page for each of the Dances have been updated too. The Celebrity Statistics including total points scored, average, highest and lowest scores, with a comparison to all celebrities from all previous fifteen series is also now up to date, plus The Perfect Score page has all the details of the 10s awarded this week, and adds Ashley & Pasha’s American Smooth to the list of dances scoring a perfect 40. This also means there’s updates to the Celebrity 10s and the Professional 10s league tables.

Semi final songs and dances

Think you’ve seen some of the song choices before on Strictly … you certainly have! There’s only one song choice this week that hasn’t been used before on the series, so to save you trying to figure out who has used them before, I’ve listed them all for you here:

 
Couple Dance Song Series
Fiona & BrendanFoxtrotAin't That A Kick In The HeadSeries 3, Week 4
Robbie & OlaFoxtrotAin't That A Kick In The HeadSeries 9, Week 2
Katie & AntonAmerican SmoothAin't That A Kick In The HeadSeries 13, Week 9
Ashley & PashaAmerican SmoothAin't That A Kick In The HeadSeries 16, Week 12
Chelsee & PashaCharlestonFive Foot Two Eyes Of BlueSeries 9, Week 6
Stacey & KevinCharlestonFive Foot Two Eyes Of BlueSeries 16, Week 12
Mark & KarenSambaI Go To RioSeries 4, Week 9
Faye & GiovanniSambaI Go To RioSeries 16, Week 12
David & CamillaTangoLa CumparsitaSeries 1, Week 3
Lisa & BrendanTangoLa CumparsitaSeries 6, Week 7
Ann & AntonTangoLa CumparsitaSeries 8, Week 4
Caroline & PashaArgentine TangoLa CumparsitaSeries 12, Week 10
Faye & GiovanniArgentine TangoLa CumparsitaSeries 16, Week 12
Claire & BrendanJiveNutbush City LimitsSeries 4, Week 3
Lauren & AJTangoNutbush City LimitsSeries 16, Week 12
Joe & DianneArgentine TangoRed Right HandSeries 16, Week 12
Lisa & BrendanSambaRock The BoatSeries 6, Week 9
Lauren & AJSambaRock The BoatSeries 16, Week 12
Abbey & AljažTangoSpectrum (Say My Name)Series 11, Week 4
Ashley & PashaPaso dobleSpectrum (Say My Name)Series 16, Week 12
Harry & AlionaViennese WaltzThis Years LoveSeries 9, Week 11
Kirsty & BrendanViennese WaltzThis Years LoveSeries 13, Week 5
Joe & DianneViennese waltzThis Year's LoveSeries 16, Week 12
Peter & JanetteViennese WaltzYou're My WorldSeries 13, Week 8
Stacey & KevinViennese waltzYou're My WorldSeries 16, Week 12

Musicals week updates (Results spoiler free)

I haven’t done many blog posts with weekly updates this year because the dance videos seem to take longer to be available on YouTube than in previous years, so the final page updates often don’t get finished until Sunday morning. Anyway, there a couple of interesting points in the facts and figures tonight, so I thought I’d post a little blog about it.

Week 11 is Musicals Week which signals over the top sets, extra dancers and probably a bit of over-marking here and there too.

As usual, I’ve updated the weekly Results pages with all the dances, songs, scores and the leaderboard. The Celebrity pages have updated details of their dances, songs, scores and the videos of their routines will be updated as soon as available, plus the page for each of the Dances have been updated too. The Celebrity Statistics including total points scored, average, highest and lowest scores, with a comparison to all celebrities from all previous fifteen series is also now up to date.

A few interesting facts this week for all you stats fans out there:

  • Bruno gave out his 250th ten in the main competition when he awarded Joe a 10 for his salsa. See The Perfect Score for more details.

  • Ashley has moved up the leaderboard of celebrities and is now the 5th highest scoring celebrity of all sixteen series. The full leader

  • board is on the Celebrity Statistics page.

  • Pasha, Kevin and Giovanni were the three male professionals to score 10s tonight and with that perfect 40, Giovanni now joins Pasha and Kevin in the top three positions of the leaderboard for the professional dancers scoring 10s. He overtakes Artem Chigvintsev to take the number 3 spot. Have a look at the others at the Professional 10s page.

So, those are your fascinating facts for the night! We’re getting so close to the end of the competition now, I wonder what the next couple of weeks will throw up?

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Welcome back to the 2018 Ultimate Strictly Advent Calendar.  It’s been a few years since I’ve made a Strictly advent calendar, and I thought it was time to dust off the glitter and bring it back.

For anyone who's found their way here for the first time, each day there will be a Strictly treat, with either a dance from Christmas Specials from the past, or one of Ultimate Strictly’s favourite dances from the Strictly history behind the glitterball.

Click on this link to the Advent Calendar to see what’s behind the first glitterball, and I hope you come back each day and enjoy my Strictly countdown to Christmas.

Movie week updates (Results spoiler free)

Week 3 is Movie Week so that’s the first theme week of the series over with. Not as many props as I was expecting, fewer extra dancers than I was expecting, but just as many dances shoehorned into a theme that didn’t suit the songs as I did expect, but hey, that’s just my opinion.

As usual, I’ve updated the weekly Results pages with all the dances, songs, scores and the leaderboard. The Celebrity pages have updated details of their dances, songs, scores as well as videos of their routines, plus the page for each of the Dances have been updated too. The Celebrity Statistics including total points scored, average, highest and lowest scores, with a comparison to all celebrities from all previous fifteen series is also now up to date.


Welcome back!

Welcome back to Ultimate Strictly for the sixteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing. Did everyone enjoy the first dances from our newest additions to the Strictly family? It was a marathon of a show last night and I wasn’t at home so I was only able to do limited updates, but this morning, everything is now up to date.

Each week, I’ll be updating the weekly Results pages with all the dances, songs, scores and the leaderboard. Each Celebrity also has their own page, with dances, songs, scores and videos of each of their dances. There’s also a page for each of the Dances where you can find more information about the dance style plus the details of every routine ever danced on Strictly. There is a page for the Celebrity Statistics to see an overview of their Strictly statistics including total points scored, average, highest and lowest scores, with a comparison to all celebrities from all previous fifteen series.

There are also a couple more pages that might be updated each week - if any 10s are awarded, you can find out the details on The Perfect Score page, but equally, if there are any 1s given out, then you can see who else has suffered that fate on The Lowly One page.

During the week, the BBC announce what dances and songs will be used the following Saturday, so I’ll update the results page and the celebrity pages with the details, but also there’s a Songs page where you can look to see all the songs every used on Strictly, and see if the choices for each week have been used before.

Thanks for coming back to visit Ultimate Strictly each year, and I hope you find the information here useful, and maybe even entertaining.

Claire

Semi-final updates (Results Spoiler Free)

Double the dances, double the fun!  Alexandra & Gorka smashed it with their perfect 40 Salsa, and dropping only one point on their Viennese Waltz put them squarely at the top of the leaderboard.  It's going to be fascinating to see who ends up in the bottom two tomorrow night, but my votes went to Alexandra and Gemma this week, so fingers crossed neither of them end up there.  As usual the site has been updated with all the dances, songs, scores and stats and the following pages have been updated:

The Week 12 Results page

The Celebrity Statistics page

The Ten pages:

The Dance pages:

The individual celebrity pages with dance details, scores and videos:

Semi final dances and songs

The semi-finals are here, and each couple will have to perform two dances each.  All the dances and songs have been added to the Week 12 results page, and I'll be updating the individual celebrities pages too.  As usual, some of the song choices have been used before, so as well as updating the full list of Songs, here's an extract to see which songs have been used before:

 
Couple Dance Song Series
Rachel & VincentViennese WaltzEverybody HurtsSeries 6, Week 6
Alexandra & GorkaViennese WaltzEverybody HurtsSeries 15, Week 12
Alexandra & GorkaSalsaFinallySeries 15, Week 12
Dennis & IzabellaQuickstepI'm So ExcitedSeries 3, Week 2
Debbie & GiovanniJiveI'm So ExcitedSeries 15, Week 12
Zoe & IanFoxtrotIsn't She LovelySeries 3, Week 4
Debbie & GiovanniFoxtrotIsn't She LovelySeries 15, Week 12
Gemma & AljažRumbaBeneath Your BeautifulSeries 15, Week 12
Gemma & AljažTangoMy SharonaSeries 15, Week 12
Georgina & JamesFoxtrotHave You Met Miss Jones?Series 4, Week 4
Alex & JamesFoxtrotHave You Met Miss Jones?Series 9, Week 2
Joe & KatyaAmerican SmoothHave You Met Miss Jones?Series 15, Week 12
Joe & KatyaArgentine TangoHumanSeries 15, Week 12
Ashley & OlaViennese waltzAngelSeries 11, Week 4
Rachel & VincentWaltzAngelSeries 6, Week 11
Mollie & AJWaltzAngelSeries 15, Week 12
Roger & CamillaSambaWhenever, WhereverSeries 2, Week 5
Susanna & KevinSambaWhenever, WhereverSeries 11, Week 4
Mollie & AJSambaWhenever, WhereverSeries 15, Week 12

Week 11 updates (Results Spoiler Free)

Week 11 was Musicals week.  I've had a splitting headache all day and I'm in a grump, but I still don't like theme weeks so I'll leave it at that.  As usual the site has been updated with all the dances, songs, scores and stats and the following pages have been updated:

The Week 11 Results page

The Celebrity Statistics page

The Ten pages:

The Dance pages:

The individual celebrity pages with dance details, scores and videos:

Week 11 songs and dances

EDITED: Mollie and AJ have tweeted that they are dancing to "Hopelessly Devoted To You" and not "I Dreamed A Dream" as reported on the BBC website.

Oh joy, another theme week.  This week the theme will be musicals, and the songs and dances have been revealed.  I've updated the Week 11 page with the details, as well as the main Songs page, but so you can see which FIVE songs out of the SIX have been used before (including one used just two years ago), there's an extract with the song choices for this Saturday below.  With so many songs being reused, isn't it time to retire this theme and if we must have a theme, try something new?

Couple Dance Song Series
Ann & AntonAmerican SmoothHello, Dolly!Series 8, Week 10
Gemma & AljažQuickstepHello, Dolly!Series 15, Week 11
Mollie & AJRumbaHopelessly Devoted To YouSeries 15, Week 11
Alesha & MatthewViennese WaltzMemorySeries 5, Week 10
Alex & JamesViennese WaltzMemorySeries 9, Week 3
Debbie & GiovanniAmerican SmoothMemorySeries 15, Week 11
Tim & NatalieCharlestonMoney MoneySeries 12, Week 3
Joe & KatyaSambaMoney MoneySeries 15, Week 11
Fern & ArtemCharlestonSupercalifragilisticexpialidociousSeries 10, Week 3
Alexandra & GorkaCharlestonSupercalifragilisticexpialidociousSeries 15, Week 11
Kara & ArtemPaso dobleThe Phantom Of The OperaSeries 8, Week 5
Katie & AntonPaso dobleThe Phantom Of The OperaSeries 13, Week 6
Davood & NadiyaArgentine TangoThe Phantom Of The OperaSeries 15, Week 11
 

Week 10 updates (Results Spoiler free)

Back to Elstree, and week 10 means a group dance which this year was the PASODOBLATHON.  Despite the claim that it could mean turning the leaderboard upside down, based on the scores of their individual dances, it really wasn't going to make much difference, but that won't stop me enjoying seeing all seven couples trying to paso around each other all at once!  Loved Alexandra & Gorka blocking Debbie & Giovanni at the beginning ... it was just like Strictly Ballroom!  As usual the site has been updated with all the dances, songs, scores and stats and the following pages have been updated:

The Week 10 Results page

The Celebrity Statistics page

The Ten pages:

The Dance pages:

The individual celebrity pages with dance details, scores and videos:

Week 10 songs and dances

The dances and songs for this week have been revealed, so I've updated the Week 10 page with the details, as well as the main Songs page, but so you can see which songs out of the seven have been used before, here's an extract with the song choices for this Saturday:

 
Couple Dance Song Series
James & CamillaFoxtrotBeyond The SeaSeries 3, Week 9
Ashley & OlaAmerican SmoothBeyond The SeaSeries 11, Week 2
Susan & KevinAmerican SmoothBeyond The SeaSeries 15, Week 10
Alexandra & GorkaRumbaHaloSeries 15, Week 10
Joe & KatyaQuickstepJumpin' JackSeries 15, Week 10
Diarmuid & NicoleTangoPor Una CabezaSeries 2, Week 3
Tom & CamillaArgentine TangoPor Una CabezaSeries 6, Week 13
Holly & ArtemArgentine TangoPor Una CabezaSeries 9, Week 11
Debbie & GiovanniArgentine TangoPor Una CabezaSeries 15, Week 10
Gemma & AljažSambaThe River Of DreamsSeries 15, Week 10
Mollie & AJQuickstepUmbrellaSeries 15, Week 10
Natasha & BrendanWaltzWith You I'm Born AgainSeries 1, Week 7
Mark & KarenWaltzWith You I'm Born AgainSeries 4, Week 10
Denise & JamesWaltzWith You I'm Born AgainSeries 10, Week 1
Helen & AljažWaltzWith You I'm Born AgainSeries 13, Week 1
Davood & NadiyaWaltzWith You I'm Born AgainSeries 15, Week 10

Week 9 updates (Results Spoiler Free)

Another Strictly Blackpool extravaganza for you tonight, with Alexandra & Gorka stealing the show with their quickstep and Gemma & Aljaž scoring their first 10s of the series with their American Smooth.  As usual the site has been updated with all the dances, songs, scores and stats and the following pages have been updated:

The Week 9 Results page

The Celebrity Statistics page

The Ten pages:

The Dance pages:

The individual celebrity pages with dance details, scores and videos:

Blackpool! Songs and dances revealed

The dances and songs for this week have been revealed, so I've updated the Week 9 page with the details, as well as the main Songs page, but so you can see which songs out of the eight have been used before, there's an extract below with the song choices for this Saturday.  I love nearly all the song choices this week (but could we have a traditional appropriate salsa song at some point, please?) and I'm just going to say ... my favourite contestant on my favourite programme is dancing my favourite dance to my favourite song on my favourite soundtrack from my favourite film. “Listen to the rhythm. Don’t be scared.”

 
Couple Dance Song Series
Alexandra & GorkaQuickstepWe're In The MoneySeries 15, Week 9
Letitia & DarrenPaso dobleLive And Let DieSeries 5, Week 5
Caroline & PashaPaso dobleLive And Let DieSeries 12, Week 5
Davood & NadiyaPaso dobleLive And Let DieSeries 15, Week 9
Debbie & GiovanniSambaWannabe / Who Do You Think You AreSeries 15, Week 9
Gemma & AljažAmerican SmoothDowntownSeries 15, Week 9
Joe & KatyaSalsaRide On TimeSeries 15, Week 9
Louisa & VincentTangoSweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)Series 4, Week 7
Russell & FlaviaTangoSweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)Series 9, Week 4
Sophie & BrendanArgentine TangoSweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)Series 11, Week 7
Jonnie & OtiTangoSweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)Series 15, Week 9
Patrick & AnyaSalsaWingsSeries 11, Week 5
Mollie & AJCharlestonWingsSeries 15, Week 9
Lesley & AntonPaso dobleScott & Fran's Paso DobleSeries 1, Week 4
Mark & KarenPaso dobleScott & Fran's Paso DobleSeries 4, Week 4
Susan & KevinPaso dobleScott & Fran's Paso DobleSeries 15, Week 9

New page for Judges average scores

A few years ago, I decided to remove a lot of statistics on the site, as the weekly updates were taking so long each Saturday night, that it was starting to take away my enjoyment of Strictly itself.  Every now and again, someone will ask me about some stats that have disappeared from the site.  This week, I had a request from Rochelle for the average scores awarded by each judge per series.  As this is something that I can do as a one-off update at the end of each series, I've decided to add these statistics back in.  You can see the average scores awarded by each judge for each series, and at the bottom of the table, the overall average score awarded by each judge over all previous fourteen series.  I will update the table to include the series fifteen average scores at the end of the series.  You can find the page under the Statistics menu called Judges Statistics

Week 8 updates (Results Spoiler Free)

 

Week 8 dances and songs

The dances and songs for this week have been revealed, so I've updated the Week 7 page with the details, as well as the main Songs page, but so you can see which songs out of the nine have been used before, here's an extract with the song choices for this Saturday:

 
Couple Dance Song Series
Jill & DarrenShow danceCan't Take My Eyes Off YouSeries 2, Week 8
Susanna & KevinFoxtrotCan't Take My Eyes Off YouSeries 11, Week 12
Debbie & GiovanniSalsaCan't Take My Eyes Off YouSeries 15, Week 8
Susan & KevinTangoFireworkSeries 15, Week 8
Cherie & JamesAmerican SmoothLaylaSeries 6, Week 5
Laila & AntonPaso dobleLaylaSeries 7, Week 8
Mollie & AJPaso dobleLaylaSeries 15, Week 8
Roger & CamillaQuickstepMack The KnifeSeries 2, Week 2
Caroline & PashaAmerican Smooth Mack The KnifeSeries 12, Week 9
Ruth & AntonFoxtrotMack The KnifeSeries 15, Week 8
Alexandra & GorkaArgentine TangoMi ConfesionSeries 15, Week 8
Joe & KatyaRumbaOneSeries 15, Week 8
Kimberley & PashaFoxtrotSomeone Like YouSeries 10, Week 2
Frankie & KevinWaltzSomeone Like YouSeries 12, Week 1
Jonnie & OtiFoxtrotSomeone Like YouSeries 15, Week 8
Davood & NadiyaCharlestonThe Lambeth WalkSeries 15, Week 8
Gemma & AljažViennese WaltzYou Don't Have To Say You Love MeSeries 15, Week 8

Week 7 updates (Results spoiler free)

Some very unexpected results tonight, with the leaderboard all over the place but seeing Debbie rise to the top with a perfect 40 for her tango, with Alexandra close on her heels with a 39 for her cha cha cha, and unbelievably, Aston second from bottom with only 25 for his Viennese Waltz.  Although, probably the highlight of the night was Ruth & Anton's paso for all the wrong reasons, but without doubt will remain in Strictly memory for a long, long time!  It could be anyone's guess as to who will end up in the bottom two, so I hope you've all voted for your favourites.

As usual the site has been updated with all the dances, songs, scores and stats and the following pages have been updated:

The Week 7 Results page

The Celebrity Statistics page

The Ten pages:

The Dance pages:

The individual celebrity pages with dance details, scores and videos:

Week 7 dances and songs

The dances and songs for this week have been revealed, so I've updated the Week 7 page with the details, as well as the main Songs page, but so you can see which songs out of the ten have been used before, here's an extract with the song choices for this Saturday:

 
Couple Dance Song Series
Joe & KatyaCharlestonAlexander's Ragtime BandSeries 15, Week 7
James & CamillaAmerican SmoothCall Me IrresponsibleSeries 3, Week 8
Letitia & DarrenFoxtrotCall Me IrresponsibleSeries 5, Week 7
Mollie & AJFoxtrotCall Me IrresponsibleSeries 15, Week 7
Ali & BrianCha cha chaI Gotta FeelingSeries 7, Week 9
Debbie & GiovanniTangoI Gotta FeelingSeries 15, Week 7
Lulu & BrendanCha cha chaI've Got The Music In MeSeries 9, Week 1
Alexandra & GorkaCha cha chaI've Got The Music In MeSeries 15, Week 7
Gemma & AljažSalsaSun Comes UpSeries 15, Week 7
Ruth & AntonPaso dobleThe Shady Dame from SevilleSeries 15, Week 7
Michael & NatalieJiveThis Ole HouseSeries 10, Week 2
Susan & KevinJiveThis Ole HouseSeries 15, Week 7
Zoe & JamesFoxtrotThis Will Be (An Everlasting Love)Series 7, Week 4
Lisa & RobinFoxtrotThis Will Be (An Everlasting Love)Series 10, Week 6
Davood & NadiyaAmerican SmoothThis Will Be (An Everlasting Love)Series 15, Week 7
Jonnie & OtiSalsaTurn Me OnSeries 15, Week 7
Aston & JanetteViennese WaltzWho's Loving YouSeries 15, Week 7