The series has rewarded viewers with some of the finest dancers in the world. It is no doubt that this show has helped launch many different celebrities worldwide. Here are eight TV stars who started on Strictly Come Dancing.
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“It was my Mum’s idea! I said, ‘I can’t dance. I’m not coming’. It was the only thing she said to me when I left Popstars: ‘Mum, thanks so much for sending in my application. Can you please stop sending them in?’ Then she went, ‘I think you should go on Strictly.’
I then thought about it and realized that I do love to dance, I just can’t dance on a floor. Dancing with a partner is completely different. It was really good fun.”
“I’ve seen it from the outside and always thought it looked wonderful and lovely, but of course has been part of it, I am even more of a fan. You don’t have to be a good dancer to do it. It’s just about having fun and doing something that you love.”
“I know I can dance, but it’s not the sort of thing I’ve ever done in public before. So yes, I am nervous about being judged but you have to get on with it or you wouldn’t be able to do anything. I’m going to have a good time. It is going to be a challenge, but that’s what life is all about.”
Some of the benefits of watching and participating in this competition include:
-Finely honing their skills
-Gaining confidence and becoming more comfortable with dancing
-Finding love among the contestants and professional dancers
-Broadening their dance knowledge and improving skills
-The many workout options that watching Strictly Come Dancing offers.
Strictly Come Dancing has been aired for 13 seasons, from 2004 to 2016. It is one of the most successful television shows, having won 10 BAFTA awards and receiving a high viewership rate.
Strictly Come Dancing is not only a competition but also a variety show. For six weeks, viewers will be allowed to view the different stars and watch them perform in lavish costumes and on-point dance moves. This spectacular event brings together people from all walks of life; including professionals and amateurs, students and teachers.
There are those young and those who have aged, those from rich backgrounds and those from poor. All of the contestants have one thing in common: a love for dance.
The first season of Strictly Come Dancing aired from 2004 to 2005 on the British television station BBC. The show premiered with a viewership rating of 11 million viewers, an increase from the 9.9 million viewers that watched Come Dancing. The contestants featured in this season were:
-Jonathon Wilkes (30):
He is a musical theatre performer who has starred on London’s West End and appeared as part of the original cast for several British films such as Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia! and others.