VINCENT SIMONE

Biography: Italian Vincent was destined to become a dancer - both his parents are professional ballroom and latin teachers. When Vincent became the Italian Youth Championship he knew he would have to move from his home in Southern Italy if he was going to be able to progress in the dancing world, so he moved to the UK and met his professional dance partner Flavia Cacace when they were both taking lessons with the same teacher. They turned professional in 2001 and have been the UK Ten Dance Champions for five consecutive years from 2002 to 2006. They are also specialist Argentine Tango specialists, and have become World Champions in the show dance. Vincent and Flavia first became involved in Strictly when they were asked to choreograph a group dance in the third series, leading to the opportunity to compete in series four onwards. His best finish was in series six when he finished as runner-up with singer Rachel Stevens and continues to take part in the competition.
Speciality: Ten dance/Argentine Tango
Height: 5' 7"
Professional Partner: Flavia Cacace
Favourite dance: Rumba; Argentine Tango
Achievements:
  • UK Professional Ten Dance Champions 2002-2006
  • UK Professional Showdance Champions 2003-2006
  • Negracha club UK Argentine Tango Champions, 2006
  • IDO World Argentine Tango Finalists, 2005/2006 (3rd place overall - winners, Show Tango section)
  • UK Ballroom Champions; World and European Ten Dance and Showdance finalists 2002 – 2006
  • Official Website: http://vincentandflavia.com/

    Strictly Come Dancing HISTORY

    Series Celebrity Last week Position Last dance(s)
    4 Louisa Lytton 10 4th American Smooth; Rumba
    5 Stephanie Beacham 2 13th Quickstep
    6 Rachel Stevens Final 2nd Foxtrot; Rumba; Show dance
    7 Natalie Cassidy 11 5th Rock'n'Roll; Viennese Waltz
    8 Felicity Kendal 8 8th American Smooth
    9 Edwina Currie 2 14th Foxtrot
    10 Dani Harmer Final 4th Tango; Show dance

    Christmas Specials

    Vincent has competed in five Christmas Specials, dancing with Louisa Lytton in 2006, Rachel Stevens in 2008 and 2009, June Brown in 2010 and Charlie Brooks in 2011.