Open main menu

List of Strictly Come Dancing specials

Since the inception of Strictly Come Dancing in 2004, several special editions of the show have been transmitted by the BBC each year. These have included seasonal specials, charity specials, and variations of the Strictly Come Dancing format.

Contents

Christmas SpecialsEdit

The Christmas Specials of Strictly Come Dancing have been transmitted each year since 2004. Early editions contained a selection of contestants from the most recent and occasionally previous seasons of the show, however from the 2010 special to the 2013 special, the competition has been contested by celebrities who are unable to compete in the main series due to time constrictions, from 2014 onwards, the competition has been contested by previous contestants, known as "All Stars". With their professional dance partners the celebrities perform their chosen Ballroom or Latin dance which is then marked by the judges. The winning couple is chosen by a studio audience vote.

Year
Christmas champions
Runners-up
2004 Jill Halfpenny & Darren Bennett Natasha Kaplinsky & Brendan Cole
2005 Darren Gough & Lilia Kopylova Zoë Ball & Ian Waite
2006 Colin Jackson & Erin Boag Zoë Ball & Ian Waite
2007 Darren Gough & Lilia Kopylova Gethin Jones & Camilla Dallerup
2008 Jill Halfpenny & Darren Bennett Kelly Brook & Brian Fortuna
2009 Ali Bastian & Brian Fortuna Rachel Stevens & Vincent Simone
2010 John Barrowman & Kristina Rihanoff N/A
2011 Charlie Brooks & Vincent Simone
2012 J.B. Gill & Ola Jordan
2013 Rufus Hound & Flavia Cacace
2014 Louis Smith & Aliona Vilani
2015 Harry Judd & Joanne Clifton
2016 Melvin Odoom & Janette Manrara
2017 Katie Derham & Brendan Cole
2018 Aston Merrygold & Janette Manrara

2004Edit

This Christmas special was broadcast live on 22 December 2004, featuring top couples from both of the first two series (with the exception of Christopher Parker and Julian Clary, who were not able to appear). The show was won by Jill Halfpenny and Darren Bennett.

Individual judges scores in the chart below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Craig Revel Horwood, Arlene Phillips, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Celebrity Position on Strictly Professional Judges' scores Dance
Martin Offiah Spring 2004 celebrity competitor Erin Boag 26 (6,6,7,7) Jive
Aled Jones Autumn 2004 celebrity competitor Lilia Kopylova 30 (7,7,8,8) Samba
Lesley Garrett Spring 2004 celebrity third place Anton du Beke 31 (7,8,8,8) Waltz
Natasha Kaplinsky Spring 2004 celebrity winner Brendan Cole 33 (7,8,9,9) Foxtrot
Denise Lewis Autumn 2004 celebrity runner-up Ian Waite 37 (9,9,9,10) Quickstep
Jill Halfpenny Autumn 2004 celebrity winner Darren Bennett 36 (9,9,9,9) Jive

2005Edit

The Christmas special in 2005, broadcast on 24 December, featured the top four couples (Darren Gough and Lilia Kopylova, Colin Jackson and Erin Boag, Zoë Ball and Ian Waite, James Martin and Camilla Dallerup) from the 2005 series competing against two competitors from the US version, Dancing with the Stars, who danced with two professionals from the British series. The two competitors from the US series were Rachel Hunter, who was teamed with Brendan Cole, and Evander Holyfield, who danced with Karen Hardy. Season 2 winner Jill Halfpenny was scheduled to appear with her partner Darren Bennett, but pulled out due to a breakdown in fee negotiations.

Individual judges scores in the chart below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Craig Revel Horwood, Arlene Phillips, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Celebrity Position on Strictly Professional Judges' scores Dance
Evander Holyfield Dancing with the Stars 2005 competitor Karen Hardy 22 (3,5,7,7) Jive
Rachel Hunter Dancing with the Stars 2005 competitor Brendan Cole 36 (9,9,9,9) Rumba
Zoë Ball Strictly 2005 third place Ian Waite 38 (9,9,10,10) Foxtrot
James Martin Strictly 2005 fourth place Camilla Dallerup 37 (8,10,10,9) Foxtrot
Colin Jackson Strictly 2005 second place Erin Boag 35 (9,8,9,9) Cha-Cha-Cha
Darren Gough Strictly 2005 winner Lilia Kopylova 40 (10,10,10,10) Quickstep

As well as winning the 2005 series, Darren Gough and Lilia Kopylova won this Christmas Special, after receiving the full 40 marks from the judges.

2006Edit

The Christmas special in 2006 featured stars from the third and fourth series going head to head to perform their highest-scoring dances. The theme of the programme was black and white, so whether it was wintry white gowns, the little black dress or top hat and tails, the dancers and the dance floor were decked in black and white, setting the stage for some show-stopping performances.

It was a pre-recorded show shown on Christmas Day on BBC One.

Individual judges scores in the chart below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Craig Revel Horwood, Arlene Phillips, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Celebrity Position on Strictly Professional Judges' Scores Dance
Louisa Lytton 2006 celebrity competitor Vincent Simone 36 (9,9,9,9) Jive
Mark Ramprakash 2006 celebrity winner Karen Hardy 36 (9,9,9,9) Salsa
Emma Bunton 2006 celebrity third place Darren Bennett 36 (9,9,9,9) Samba
Matt Dawson 2006 celebrity runner-up Lilia Kopylova 37 (9,9,10,9) Waltz
Zoë Ball 2005 celebrity third place Ian Waite 38 (9,10,9,10) Rumba
Colin Jackson 2005 celebrity runner-up Erin Boag 40 (10,10,10,10) Quickstep

After the combined scores of the judges' marks and the votes of the studio audience, Colin Jackson and Erin Boag won the competition, after getting the full 40 marks from the judges, with Zoë Ball and Ian Waite being runners up. The final places of the bottom four couples was not announced - they were eliminated from the competition in a random order.

2007Edit

The 2007 Christmas Special featured the top four couples from Series Five (Alesha Dixon, Matt Di Angelo, Gethin Jones and Letitia Dean), as well as Darren Gough and Mark Ramprakash (champions of Series Three and Four respectively). The winner was Series Three champion Darren Gough, who received a perfect 40 for his American Smooth, and had the highest score overall when the judges' points were combined with the studio audience vote. Series Five semi-finalist Gethin Jones, who also received a perfect 40 for his Waltz, was runner up. The final place of the bottom four couples was not announced.

It was broadcast on BBC One on Christmas Day (25 December 2007).

Individual judges scores in the chart below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Craig Revel Horwood, Arlene Phillips, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Celebrity Position on Strictly Professional Judges' score Dance
Alesha Dixon 2007 celebrity winner Matthew Cutler 36 (9,9,9,9) Cha-Cha-Cha
Letitia Dean 2007 celebrity competitor Darren Bennett 36 (9,9,9,9) Foxtrot
Mark Ramprakash 2006 celebrity winner Karen Hardy 38 (9,9,10,10) Jive
Matt Di Angelo 2007 celebrity runner-up Flavia Cacace 39 (9,10,10,10) Rumba
Gethin Jones 2007 celebrity third place Camilla Dallerup 40 (10,10,10,10) Waltz
Darren Gough 2005 celebrity winner Lilia Kopylova 40 (10,10,10,10) American Smooth

Darren Gough won his third Strictly trophy after winning series 3 and two Christmas Specials. He and Jill Halfpenny are the only ones to do this.

2008Edit

The 2008 Christmas Special aired on 25 December 2008. Tom Chambers, Rachel Stevens and Lisa Snowdon took on former contestants Jill Halfpenny, Alesha Dixon and Kelly Brook. Brian Fortuna partnered Brook due to her original partner Brendan Cole dancing with his more recent partner Lisa Snowdon. Russell Watson made a special guest appearance.[1] The celebrities, their professional partners and dance were announced on 17 December 2008.[2]

Due to 4 couples coming top of the leader's board with 39 points, head judge Len was given casting vote on how to break the tie. Therefore points from the judge were awarded as follows before the audience vote: Alesha 6, Jill 5, Rachel 4, Kelly 3, Tom 2, Lisa 1. After the audience vote Jill Halfpenny was named the 2008 Christmas Champion with Kelly Brook in second place, meaning that Jill joined Darren Gough in having won two Christmas specials, and her partner Darren Bennett equalled his professional partner and wife Lilia Kopylova's two Christmas special victories.

Individual judges scores in the chart below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Craig Revel Horwood, Arlene Phillips, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Celebrity Position on Strictly Professional Judges' score Dance Song
Lisa Snowdon 2008 celebrity third place Brendan Cole 36 (8,9,9,10) Quickstep "Sleigh Ride"
Tom Chambers 2008 celebrity winner Camilla Dallerup 37 (9,10,9,9) Foxtrot "Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer"
Rachel Stevens 2008 celebrity runner-up Vincent Simone 39 (9,10,10,10) Rumba "2 Becomes 1"
Alesha Dixon 2007 celebrity winner Matthew Cutler 39 (9,10,10,10) Viennese Waltz "White Christmas"
Kelly Brook 2007 celebrity competitor Brian Fortuna 39 (10,9,10,10) Jive "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"
Jill Halfpenny Autumn 2004 celebrity winner Darren Bennett 39 (9,10,10,10) American Smooth "My Favourite Things"

2009Edit

The 2009 Christmas Special aired on 25 December 2009. It featured the top three from Series 7 along with former contestants Gethin Jones, Rachel Stevens and Austin Healey. Craig Revel Horwood, Len Goodman, Alesha Dixon and Bruno Tonioli provided the judging. Darcey Bussell didn't judge. After the audience vote Ali Bastian & Brian Fortuna were declared champions. Rachel Stevens & Vincent Simone were second.

Individual judges scores in the chart below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Craig Revel Horwood, Len Goodman, Alesha Dixon, Bruno Tonioli.

Celebrity Position on Strictly Professional Judge's score Dance Song
Chris Hollins Series 7 winner Ola Jordan 33 (8,8,9,8) Foxtrot "Santa Baby"
Austin Healey Series 6 fourth place Erin Boag 36 (9,9,9,9) Paso Doble "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Ricky Whittle Series 7 second place Natalie Lowe 36 (8,9,10,9) Quickstep "Jingle Bells"
Gethin Jones Series 5 third place Flavia Cacace 38 (9,10,9,10) American Smooth "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
Rachel Stevens Series 6 second place Vincent Simone 39 (10,10,9,10) Rumba "Miss You Most (At Christmas)"
Ali Bastian Series 7 third place Brian Fortuna 40 (10,10,10,10) Viennese Waltz "Please Come Home For Christmas"

2010Edit

The 2010 Christmas Special aired on 25 December 2010. That special, instead of having celebrities from previous years, had five new celebrities who didn't have time to do the full show.

Individual judges scores in the chart below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Craig Revel Horwood, Len Goodman, Alesha Dixon, Bruno Tonioli.

Celebrity Occupation Professional Judges' scores Dance Song
Fern Britton Television presenter Matthew Cutler 30 (7,8,7,8) Jive "Step into Christmas" – Elton John
John Barrowman Actor & singer Kristina Rihanoff 37 (9,9,9,10) Quickstep "Sleigh Ride" – The Ronettes
June Brown EastEnders actress Vincent Simone 28 (6,7,8,7) Tango "Never Do a Tango With an Eskimo" – Alma Cogan
Ronni Ancona Actress & impressionist Anton du Beke 28 (6,8,7,7) Viennese Waltz "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" – Andy Williams
Vince Cable Politician & economist Erin Boag 36 (9,10,8,9) Foxtrot "Winter Wonderland" – Bing Crosby

2011Edit

The full lineup of the 2011 Christmas special, once again featuring five new celebrities who could not commit to the full series, was announced on 23 November 2011.[3]

Individual judges scores in the chart below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Craig Revel Horwood, Len Goodman, Alesha Dixon, Bruno Tonioli.

Celebrity Occupation Professional Judges' scores Dance Song
Barry McGuigan Former professional boxer Erin Boag 36 (8,9,10,9) Quickstep "Jingle Bells"
Su Pollard Comedy actress Anton du Beke 30 (6,9,7,8) Foxtrot "White Christmas"
Simon Webbe Blue band member Katya Virshilas 36 (9,9,9,9) Cha Cha Cha "Merry Xmas Everybody"
Debra Stephenson Actress & impressionist Ian Waite 37 (8,9,10,10) American Smooth "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
Charlie Brooks EastEnders actress Vincent Simone 37 (9,9,9,10) Jive "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"

2012Edit

The full lineup of the 2012 Christmas special, featuring six new celebrities who could not commit to the full series, was announced on 28 November 2012.[4]

Individual judges scores in the chart below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Celebrity Occupation Professional Judges' scores Dance Song
J.B. Gill JLS singer Ola Jordan 39 (9, 10, 10, 10) Jive "Rockin' Robin"
Bobby Ball Comedian Katya Virshilas 29 (6, 7, 8, 8) American Smooth "White Christmas"
Sheila Hancock Actress Ian Waite 36 (8, 8, 10, 10) Foxtrot "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
Fabrice Muamba Former footballer Aliona Vilani 35 (8, 9, 9, 9) Salsa "Christmas Wrapping"
Katy Brand Comedian Anton du Beke 33 (7, 8, 9, 9) Viennese Waltz "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"
Helen Skelton Blue Peter presenter Artem Chigvintsev 37 (8, 9, 10, 10) Jive "All I Want for Christmas Is You"

A musical interlude was provided by the popular singer Rod Stewart.[5]

As a new addition to the Christmas specials, a "Strictly Allstar" group of seven previous contestants from the show returned for a group dance, and appearances from Ann Widdecombe and Russell Grant were also in the programme.

Celebrity Position on Strictly Professional
Kelly Brook Series 5 contestant Brendan Cole
Tom Chambers Series 6 winner Kristina Rihanoff
Chelsee Healey Series 9 runner-up Pasha Kovalev
Chris Hollins Series 7 winner Ola Jordan
Colin Jackson Series 3 runner-up Erin Boag
Natasha Kaplinsky Series 1 winner Ian Waite
Rachel Stevens Series 6 runner-up Vincent Simone

2013Edit

The full lineup of the 2013 Christmas special, featuring six new celebrities who could not commit to the full series, was announced on 25 November 2013.[6]

Individual judges scores in the chart below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Celebrity Occupation Professional Judges' scores Dance Song
Ricky Norwood EastEnders actor Janette Manrara 33 (8, 8, 8, 9) Quickstep "Merry Christmas Everyone"
Elaine Paige Musical theatre singer & actress Pasha Kovalev 39 (10, 10, 9, 10) Cha-Cha-Cha "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
Sara Cox BBC Radio 1 presenter Robin Windsor 33 (8, 8, 9, 8) Waltz "Silent Night"
Rochelle Humes The Saturdays singer Ian Waite 31 (7, 8, 8, 8) Salsa "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
Matt Goss Bros member and solo artist Aliona Vilani 35 (8, 9, 9, 9) American Smooth "Winter Wonderland"
Rufus Hound Comedian & TV presenter Flavia Cacace 38 (9, 10, 9, 10) Tango "Never Do a Tango With an Eskimo"

2014Edit

     Winner

The full lineup of the 2014 Christmas special, which in a change to recent tradition, features six returning contestants, was announced on 13 November 2014.

Most of the celebrities were given new partners, with the exception of Lisa Riley, who was reunited with her dance partner, Robin Windsor.[7]

Individual judges scores in the chart below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Celebrity Position on Strictly Known for Professional Judges' scores Dance Pantomime Song
Chris Hollins Series 7 champion TV presenter Iveta Lukosiute 31 (7,8,8,8) Charleston Dick Whittington "Sleigh Ride"
Rachel Stevens Series 6 runner-up Singer Tristan MacManus 38 (9,9,10,10) Viennese Waltz Peter Pan "Please Come Home for Christmas"
Russell Grant Series 9 contestant Astrologer Joanne Clifton 29 (7,8,7,7) Cha-Cha-Cha Aladdin "Could It Be Magic"
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Series 11 finalist Singer Aljaž Skorjanec 39 (9,10,10,10) American Smooth Sleeping Beauty "White Christmas"
Lisa Riley Series 10 semi-finalist Actress Robin Windsor 32 (8,8,8,8) Jive The Wizard Of Oz "Step into Christmas"
Louis Smith Series 10 champion Olympic gymnast Aliona Vilani 40 (10,10,10,10) Quickstep Jack and the Beanstalk "Jingle Bells"

2015Edit

     Winner

The full lineup of the 2015 Christmas special, which in a change to recent tradition, features six returning contestants, was announced on 19 November 2015.[8]

Individual judges scores in the chart below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Celebrity Position on Strictly Known for Professional Judges' scores Dance Panto Song
Lisa Snowdon Series 6 finalist TV & radio presenter Pasha Kovalev 37 (9,9,9,10) Quickstep Alice in Wonderland "Let It Snow"
Alison Hammond Series 12 contestant TV presenter Robin Windsor 31 (7,8,8,8) Cha-Cha-Cha Hansel and Gretel "Celebration"
Cassidy Little The People's Strictly champion Soldier Natalie Lowe 35 (8,9,9,9) Jive Puss In Boots "Cool Yule"
Abbey Clancy Series 11 champion Model & TV presenter Brendan Cole 39 (9,10,10,10) Waltz Rapunzel "When I Fall in Love"
Harry Judd Series 9 champion Musician Joanne Clifton 40 (10,10,10,10) American Smooth Jack Frost "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
Tom Chambers Series 6 champion Actor Oti Mabuse 40 (10,10,10,10) Charleston Scrooge "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"

2016Edit

     Winner

The celebrity lineup of the 2016 Christmas special, which like the previous year, features six returning contestants, was announced on 7 November 2016.[9] The professional partners were revealed on 11 November 2016.[10] This marks the first time a contestant who wasn't part of the final three won the Christmas special.

Individual judges scores in the chart below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Celebrity Position on Strictly Known for Professional Judges' scores Dance Christmas Movie Song
Ainsley Harriott Series 13 contestant Chef & TV presenter Karen Clifton 35 (7,9,10,9) Jive Home Alone "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree"
Gethin Jones Series 5 third place TV presenter Chloe Hewitt 38 (9,9,10,10) Quickstep The Polar Express "The Polar Express"
Pamela Stephenson Series 8 third place Comedian & writer Pasha Kovalev 39 (9,10,10,10) Cha-Cha-Cha Love Actually "Jump (for My Love)"
Denise Lewis Series 2 runner-up Olympic heptathlete Anton du Beke 38 (9,9,10,10) Viennese Waltz Meet Me in St. Louis "Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis"
Melvin Odoom Series 14 contestant TV & radio presenter Janette Manrara 40 (10,10,10,10) Charleston Elf "Sparklejollytwinklejingley"
Frankie Bridge Series 12 runner-up Singer Gorka Márquez 40 (10,10,10,10) American Smooth Frozen "Let It Go"

2017Edit

     Winner

The full line-up of the 2017 Christmas special, which features six returning contestants and their professional partners, was announced on 6 November 2017.[11]

Individual judges scores in the chart below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Shirley Ballas, Bruno Tonioli.

Celebrity Position on Strictly Known for Professional Dance Judges Score Song
Robbie Savage Series 9 quarter-finalist Footballer Dianne Buswell American Smooth 31 (7,8,8,8) "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"
Judy Murray Series 12 contestant Tennis coach Neil Jones Charleston 31 (7,8,8,8) "Let's Misbehave"
Colin Jackson Series 3 runner-up Olympic hurdler & sports commentator Amy Dowden Rumba 36 (9,9,9,9) "Run"
Jeremy Vine Series 13 contestant TV & radio presenter Karen Clifton Quickstep 31 (7,8,8,8) "All I Want for Christmas Is You"
Katie Derham Series 13 finalist TV & radio presenter Brendan Cole Viennese Waltz 37 (9,9,10,9) "White Christmas"
Kimberley Walsh Series 10 runner-up Singer & actress Pasha Kovalev Jive 39 (9,10,10,10) "Run Rudolph Run"

2018Edit

     Winner

The full line-up for the 2018 Christmas special was announced on 5 November 2018. The routines are inspired by fairy tales and Christmas stories.[12]

Individual judges scores in the chart below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Shirley Ballas, Bruno Tonioli.

Celebrity Position on Strictly Known for Professional Dance Judges Score Fairytale Song
Anita Rani Series 13 semi-finalist Television presenter Neil Jones Foxtrot 35 (8,9,9,9) The Snowman "Winter Wonderland"
Aston Merrygold Series 15 contestant Former JLS singer Janette Manrara Jive 40 (10,10,10,10) The Nutcracker "What Christmas Means to Me"
Ann Widdecombe Series 8 quarter-finalist Former Conservative Party politician Anton du Beke American Smooth 22 (2,6,7,7) Cinderella "Sisters"
Michael Vaughan Series 10 contestant Former England cricketer Nadiya Bychkova Viennese Waltz 30 (6,8,8,8) Peter Pan "Please Come Home for Christmas"
Jake Wood Series 12 semi-finalist EastEnders actor Luba Mushtuk Cha-Cha-Cha 39 (9,10,10,10) The Frog Prince "Could It Be Magic"
Caroline Flack Series 12 champion Television presenter Gorka Márquez Charleston 40 (10,10,10,10) Pinocchio "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"

Strictly Ice DancingEdit

Strictly Ice Dancing was broadcast as a one-off special on 26 December 2004; with Carol Smillie, Jessica Taylor, Scarlett Alice Johnson, Marcus Patric, David Seaman, and Rowland Rivron paired with professional skaters. This was won by David Seaman (who was a late replacement for Paul Gascoigne) and his partner Zoia Birmingham.

In order of elimination, the competitors were:

Celebrity Professional Score
Rowland Rivron Charlotte Clements 10
Marcus Patric Leigh Mack 12
Carol Smillie Oula Jääskeläinen 21
Scarlett Alice Johnson Daniel Whiston 22
Jessica Taylor Robert Burgerman 34
David Seaman Zoia Birmingham 33

Strictly Ice Dancing was identical to the ITV format Dancing on Ice, although details of Dancing on Ice were revealed before Strictly Ice Dancing was commissioned.

Strictly African DancingEdit

A further one-off special was broadcast on BBC One on 9 July 2005 as part of the BBC's Africa Lives season. It featured six celebrities of African descent performing traditional African dances with a professional troupe. The contestants were Tunde Baiyewu, Tupele Dorgu, Robbie Earle, Antonia Okonma, Louis Emerick, and Tessa Sanderson. The programme was presented by Natasha Kaplinsky and Martin Offiah, and the winner was Robbie Earle. Professional dancers Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova, who have appeared on Strictly Come Dancing since the second series, also appeared on this special to perform a traditional African Samba.

In order of elimination:

The London cast of the musical The Lion King, led by South-African actress Brown Lindiwe Mkhize, took part in this broadcast. The company performed the trademark song "Circle of Life".

Sport Relief Does Strictly Come DancingEdit

2008Edit

A Strictly Come Dancing one-off special for Sport Relief was broadcast on 14 March 2008, with Craig Revel Horwood, Arlene Phillips and Len Goodman judging. Five former Strictly contestants related to sport partnered a new celebrity.[13]

The results were as follows:

Contestant Celebrity Judges' scores Dance
Denise Lewis David Ginola 7+7+7=21 Waltz
Roger Black Jade Johnson 8+6+8=22 Cha Cha Cha
Darren Gough Gemma Bissix 7+7+8=22 American Smooth
Matt Dawson Elaine Paige 8+9+8=25 Tango
Mark Ramprakash Kara Tointon 9+9+9=27 Samba

The ranking of the bottom three couples was not announced – they were eliminated from the competition in a random order.

A BBC spokesperson commented: "Sport Relief features Strictly Come Dancing with a difference."

2010Edit

Celebrity Professional Judges' scores Dance
Peter Jones Natalie Lowe 4+7+5=16 Tango
Duncan Bannatyne Lilia Kopylova 2+5+3=10 Cha Cha Cha

2012Edit

Strictly Come Dancing did an underwater special for Sport Relief 2012. The contestants were 2011 champion Harry Judd and runner-up Chelsee Healey. The judges were Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Mark Foster. It was presented by Claudia Winkleman.

Celebrity Professional Judges' scores
Harry Judd Aliona Vilani 9+8+8+10=35
Chelsee Healey Pasha Kovalev 8+8+9+10=35

After the initial scores resulted in a draw, Len (as Head Judge) had the deciding vote. He chose Chelsee and Pasha therefore they won the contest.

2014Edit

Strictly Come Dancing did a Paralympians special for Sport Relief 2014. The contestants were David Clarke, Hannah Cockroft, Nathan Stephens and Martine Wright. The judges were Goodman, Tonioli, Darcey Bussell and Lee Pearson; however, no scores were given. The series was presented by Tess Daly.

Celebrity Professional
David Clarke Karen Hauer
Hannah Cockroft Pasha Kovalev
Nathan Stephens Iveta Lukosiute
Martine Wright Ian Waite

2018Edit

Strictly Come Dancing did a footballers special for Sport Relief, which aired on 23 March 2018. The special was presented by Ore Oduba, and the judges were Revel Horwood, Bussell, and Tonioli; however, no scores were given. The contestants were Alex Scott, Chris Kamara and David Ginola.

Celebrity Professional
David Ginola Karen Clifton
Chris Kamara Anya Garnis
Alex Scott Pasha Kovalev

Children in NeedEdit

2008Edit

A Strictly Come Dancing one-off special for Children in Need was broadcast on 14 November 2008, with Fearne Cotton presenting and Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Arlene Phillips and Craig Revel Horwood judging.

The results were as follows:

Children in Need host Professional Judges' scores Dance
Tess Daly Anton du Beke 36 (9,9,9,9) American Smooth
Terry Wogan Flavia Cacace 29 (7,8,7,7) Waltz

2009Edit

The dancers performed alongside Alesha Dixon singing The Boy Does Nothing at the start of the show and also Ricky Whittle was seen backstage, supporting the Hollyoaks cast who performed and Alesha told him to go back to rehearsals. The presenters and judges did not appear in this unlike the previous year when judges rated Terry's performance.

2010Edit

A Strictly Come Dancing one-off special for Children in Need was broadcast on 19 November 2010, with Tess Daly presenting the show and Craig Revel Horwood, Len Goodman, Terry Wogan and Pudsey Bear judging.

The results were as follows:

Pop star Professional Judges' scores Dance Music
Harry Judd Ola Jordan 35 (9,9,7,10) Paso Doble "Ego"—The Saturdays
Rochelle Wiseman Ian Waite 33 (6,9,8,10) American Smooth "All About You"—McFly

2011Edit

In November 2011, BBC newsreaders Sian Williams, Sophie Raworth, Susanna Reid and Emily Maitlis performed a group dance to Katy Perry's "Firework". Susanna and Robin won with three of the judges' votes. Angela Rippon also made an appearance in the dance, alongside the women. Susanna then went on to compete as a contestant in the eleventh series of the show in 2013.

Newsreader Professional Judges' votes Dance Music Result
Susanna Reid Robin Windsor Sian, Susanna, Susanna, Susanna Cha-Cha-Cha "Firework"—Katy Perry Winner (3 votes)
Sian Williams Vincent Simone Loser (1 vote)
Sophie Raworth Ian Waite Loser
Emily Maitlis Pasha Kovalev Loser

2012Edit

A one-off special for Children in Need 2012 was broadcast on 16 November 2012 with Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly hosting, and judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli. Fan favourites Ann Widdecombe and Russell Grant made a special appearance in a parody of The Queen's Olympic opening ceremony scene with Daniel Craig as James Bond, and danced an "Angels and Demons" routine with their partners Anton du Beke and Flavia Cacace.[14] Bruno voted for Ann and Anton, but Craig, Darcey, and Len all chose Russell and Flavia, who took home the Pudsey-on-a-glitter-ball trophy.

Strictly fan favourite Professional Judges' votes Dance Music Result
Russell Grant Flavia Cacace Russell, Russell, Russell, Ann Medley "Hernando's Hideaway"/"Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel"/"Better the Devil You Know"/"Boogie Wonderland" Winner (3 votes)
Ann Widdecombe Anton Du Beke Loser (1 vote)

2013Edit

A one-off special was broadcast for Children in Need 2013 on 15 November 2013. Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly hosted the show, and was judged by Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli. The show featured professional ice skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, who were partnered with James Jordan and Aliona Vilani. Bussell voted for Chris and Aliona, but Tonioli and Goodman voted for Jayne and James, who won the show and took home the Pudsey-on-a-glitter-ball trophy.[15]

2014Edit

The judges were: Revel Horwood, Bussell, Goodman & Tonioli. There were two teams with one children couple and one of the shows professional as a couple, Team Glitter's pros were Natalie Lowe & Anton Du Beke and Team Sparkle's pros were Aliona Vilani & Tristan MacManus. Team Glitter took home the trophy.

2015Edit

On 13 August 2015, it was announced that Call the Midwife actors Jenny Agutter, Laura Main, Stephen McGann and Jack Ashton would appear on the 2015 Children in Need special. Tess Daly hosted the show, along with former presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth in what was Forsyth's final formal television appearance prior to his death in 2017.

Actor Professional Judges Vote Dance Result
Jenny Agutter Ian Waite Laura & Brendan Medley Loser
Laura Main Brendan Cole Winner
Stephen McGann Joanne Clifton Loser
Jack Ashton Oti Mabuse Loser

2016Edit

On 18 November 2016, British olympians Canoeist Joe Clarke, Hockey player Hollie Webb, Taekwando athlete, Lutalo Muhammad and Rower Helen Glover competed in the 2016 Children in Need Special. Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman presented the show, making it the first Children in Need not co-presented by Sir Bruce Forsyth.

Olympian Professional Judges Vote Dance Result
Joe Clarke Janette Manrara Lutalo & Karen Medley Loser
Hollie Webb Neil Jones Loser
Lutalo Muhammad Karen Clifton Winner
Helen Glover Pasha Kovalev Loser

2017Edit

The BBC announced that former and current Blue Peter presenters would take part in the 2017 special.[16]

Presenter Professional Judges Vote Dance Result
Anthea Turner Brendan Cole Mark & Amy Group Jive Loser
Diane-Louise Jordan Pasha Kovalev Loser
Konnie Huq Neil Jones Loser
Mark Curry Amy Dowden Winner
Radzi Chinyanganya Chloe Hewitt Loser
Tim Vincent Dianne Buswell Loser

2018Edit

The BBC announced that the current members of Boyzone would take part in the 2018 special.[17]

Boyzone singer Professional Judges Vote Dance Result
Keith Duffy Nadiya Bychkova Shane & Luba Medley Loser
Mikey Graham Katya Jones Loser
Ronan Keating Gordana Grandosek Loser
Shane Lynch Luba Mushtuk Winner

The People's Strictly for Comic ReliefEdit

On 11 September 2014, the BBC announced that a special non-celebrity version of the show would air for Comic Relief 2015.[18] It featured six inspirational heroes who underwent four weeks of training before performing live in the studio.

The series began airing on 25 February 2015 over four pre-recorded episodes, the first two episodes introduced the contestants, the third episode on 5 March followed their training and preparation for the show. The fourth episode on 11 March saw the couples take to the dance floor, with the winner decided via an online public vote and announced live on Red Nose Day 2015 on 13 March.[19]

The series was hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, and judged by Bussell, Tonioli and Goodman alongside guest judge Anton du Beke. Craig Revel Horwood did not take part as a judge due to prior commitments. The judges' scores were for guidance only.

Inspirational hero Professional Judges' scores Dance Music
Philip Barnett Janette Manrara 40 (10,10,10,10) American Smooth "Big Spender"
Trishna Bharadia Aljaž Skorjanec 35 (9,9,9,8) Jive "Runaround Sue"
Anna Kennedy Robin Windsor 40 (10,10,10,10) Charleston "Charleston"
Cassidy Little Natalie Lowe 40 (10,10,10,10) Paso doble "O Fortuna"
Heather Parsons Ian Waite 36 (9,9,9,9) Viennese Waltz "She's Always a Woman"
Michael Pattie Aliona Vilani 33 (8,8,9,8) Tango "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps"

The Weakest Link Special 2008Edit

On 27 December 2008, a special episode of The Weakest Link was broadcast on BBC One featuring participants of Strictly Come Dancing. The game was won by series 6 celebrity Mark Foster, who beat professional dancer Anton du Beke in the final. Participants in order of elimination were:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Russell Watson to appear on Strictly Special". Network TV Programme Information BBC One Weeks 52/53. BBC Press Office. 12 October 2007. Retrieved 5 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Strictly Christmas Special". BBC. 17 December 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2008.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Media Centre - Strictly Come Dancing reveals Christmas line-up". BBC. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Media Centre - Strictly Come Dancing announces celebrity line-up for Christmas Special". BBC. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Strictly Come Dancing". Series 10. 25 December 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2012. Missing or empty |series= (help)
  6. ^ "Media Centre - Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special line-up confirmed". BBC. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Old favourites including Lisa Riley and Russell Grant to return for the Christmas special | Metro News". Metro.co.uk. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2015 celebrity line-up revealed - Media Centre". BBC. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Strictly Christmas Special line-up revealed - Media Centre". BBC. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  10. ^ Morris, Lucy (11 November 2016). "Strictly Come Dancing's just announced its full Christmas lineup". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  11. ^ "BBC Blogs - Strictly Come Dancing - Strictly Christmas line-up announced". BBC. 6 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  12. ^ "The Strictly Christmas line-up". Strictly Come Dancing. 5 November 2018. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Strictly Sport Relief". BBC. 15 January 2008. Archived from the original on 19 January 2008. Retrieved 18 January 2008.
  14. ^ "Strictly Come Dancing – Children in Need 2012". Ballet News. Archived from the original on 19 November 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  15. ^ "Torvill and Dean do 'Strictly Come Dancing' for Children in Need – video – Strictly Come Dancing News – Reality TV". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 18 November 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  16. ^ "BBC - Here's one they rehearsed earlier! Six Blue Peter stars take to the Strictly ballroom for Children in Need - Media Centre". www.bbc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 24 November 2017. Retrieved 4 May 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  17. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06rx26f
  18. ^ Lee, Ben (11 September 2014). "The People's Strictly announced by BBC for Red Nose Day – Strictly Come Dancing News – Reality TV". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  19. ^ Lee, Ben (8 January 2015). "The People's Strictly for Comic Relief confirms contestants – Strictly Come Dancing News – Reality TV". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 4 March 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)