TOM CHAMBERS

Actor

Tom grew up in a small Derbyshire village, and after attending the National Youth Music Theatre for five years, he then completed three years at the Guildford School of Acting. He is probably best known for playing registrar Sam Strachan in the BBC medical drama series "Holby City". No stranger to dancing, Tom can tap dance, so he will have some experience to draw on, and should be able to cope with rhythm and timing, things some celebrities struggle with.

Partnered with Camilla Dallerup, Tom was the first celebritiy to dance in series six of Strictly Come Dancing, kicking off the series with a Cha Cha Cha and earned a respectable 28 points. His first ballroom a few weeks later was an American Smooth which Bruno called "slick, stylish and sophisticated" and put him joint top of the leaderboard. The salsa in week nine was a fantastic routine, but competing against a Tango from Austin & Erin, Tom was still only in third place. A running theme had emerged in the competition between Austin and Tom throughout the series, and Tom & Camilla found themselves in the top three of the leaderboard each week, sometimes above and sometimes below Austin & Erin, but when Austin was voted out in the quarter-final, Tom was the only male celebrity remaining in the competition. A statistical nightmare made a farce of the results in the semi-final, with the BBC deciding that all three remaining couples would return for the final. Tom & Camilla chose to dance their Foxtrot and Salsa again in the final, and although the judges placed them in bottom place on the leaderboard, their Show Dance which isn't scored was by far the most entertaining routine of the three Show Dances, and the public were won over, voting Tom & Camilla the series champions.

 

Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores Total
      CraigArleneLenBruno  
1 Cha Cha Cha Nowhere To Run 6 7 8 7 28
3 Jive Black & Gold 7 8 9 9 33
5 American Smooth Chicago 8 9 9 9 35
6 Viennese Waltz I Can't Help Falling In Love With You 7 9 7 9 32
7 Paso Doble (I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight 8 9 8 9 34
8 Quickstep A Town Called Malice 9 9 9 9 36
9 Salsa Pa Goza Con Fruko 8 9 9 9 35
10 Tango Please Mr Brown 9 9 9 9 36
11 Waltz Moon River 7 9 10 9 35
11 Samba Mr Melody 8 9 9 9 35
12 Foxtrot Here You Come Again 9 10 10 10 39
12 Rumba You Needed Me 9 9 8 8 34
13 Jive Waterloo 8 8 9 8 33
13 Argentine Tango Por Una Cabeza 8 8 9 9 34
14 Foxtrot Here You Come Again 8 9 9 9 35
14 Salsa Pa Goza Con Fruko 9 10 10 9 38
Christmas 2008 Foxtrot Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer 9 10 9 9 37

 

Week 1 - Cha Cha Cha

 

Week 3 - Jive

 

Week 5 - American Smooth

 

Week 6 - Viennese Waltz

 

Week 7 - Paso Doble

 

Week 8 - Quickstep

 

Week 9 - Salsa

 

Week 10 - Tango

 

Week 11 - Waltz

 

Week 11 - Samba

 

Week 12 - Foxtrot

 

Week 12 - Rumba

 

Week 13 - Jive

 

Week 13 - Argentine Tango

 

Grand final - Foxtrot

 

Grand final - Salsa

 

Grand final - Show dance