ZOE BALL

Presenter

Zoe has worked on both television and radio, including presenting shows such as Channel 4's "The Priory", BBC's "Live & Kicking" and "Top Of The Pops", and before appearing on Strictly Come Dancing, she presented the reality show "Strictly Dance Fever". On radio, she was the first woman to be the sole presenter of the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show, and has presented documentaries for BBC Radio 2.

Partnered with Ian Waite on the third series of Strictly Come Dancing, Zoe astounded judges and audience alike with a fabulous Waltz in the first week, scoring 35 points and soaring to the top of the leaderboard. The couple went from strength to strength, with only their Jive in week three scoring lower than 30 points. Their first 10 was awarded for the Quickstep in week six, but their best dance of the series was the dramatic Tango in week seven when they got their highest score of 38 points including 10's from both Arlene and Bruno. They made it through to the final of the series, reprising their sizzling Tango as well as their Samba scoring 38 for both dances, putting them top yet again with the judges, but the audience voted them into third place overall in the competition. Zoe & Ian returned to the dance floor for both the 2005 and 2006 Christmas Specials.

 

Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores Total
      CraigArleneLenBruno  
1 Waltz Take It To The Limit 8 9 9 9 35
2 Rumba One Moment In Time 7 8 8 9 32
3 Jive Part Time Lover 7 6 8 8 29
4 Foxtrot Isn't She Lovely 9 9 9 9 36
5 Samba Aquarius 8 9 9 9 35
6 Quickstep Almost Like Being In Love 8 9 9 10 36
7 Tango Argentino 9 10 9 10 38
8 Cha Cha Cha Ain't No Stopping Us Now 8 7 8 9 32
8 American Smooth Passing Strangers 9 9 9 9 36
9 Viennese Waltz Always And Forever 9 9 9 9 36
9 Paso doble Manolita 8 8 8 9 33
Final Tango Argentino 9 10 9 10 38
Final Samba Aquarius 9 9 10 10 38
Christmas 2005 Foxtrot Winter Wonderland 9 9 10 10 38
Christmas 2006 Rumba The Perfect Year 9 10 9 10 38