Want to know some statistics about Strictly Grand Finals?

There have been 64 competitive dances (both individual couples routines and group dances) in grand finals in the first nine series of Strictly, plus an additional 13 show dances that didn't get marked. Those dances are made up of:

  • 24 ballroom routines
  • 20 latin routines
  • 10 speciality routines
  • 23 show dance routines

The total number of 10s awarded by the judges is a whopping 107, with 11 routines scoring a perfect score of 40 (or 50 in series seven when there were five judges in the final).

The lowest score ever recorded in a final was back in series one, when Chris Parker scored just 17 points for his jive.

Here's the average scores awarded by each of the judges in finals:

  • Craig = 8.7
  • Arlene = 8.6
  • Darcey = 9.3
  • Len = 9.2
  • Alesha = 9.8
  • Bruno = 9.2

The following table gives you all the figures about the individual dances:

Dance Number of times danced Average score Number of 10s Number of perfect scores
Argentine Tango140.041
Cha cha cha338.891
Viennese Waltz238.551
American Smooth337.360
Paso Doble235.500
Lindy Hop234.800


Well, hopefully that's enough statistics about the Strictly Come Dancing series finals for you. I wonder what Saturday will bring this year?