Strictly Come DancingPAST WINNERS
As is true of all reality formats, it is not always the most technically able that win, contestants have to show humour, humility and enthusiasm and as was displayed in the 2009 series Chris Hollins was certainly not more technically able than his fellow finalist Ricky Whittle, but had progressed so much from the outset and was so personable when critiqued by the judges that he was a clear winner with the public.
Celebrities are drawn from the world of acting and broadcasting and after Darren Gough's seal of approval for the genre has also become a natural draw to sportsmen and women keen to promenade their artistic side. It has also been widely publicized that the programme requires a level of fitness and dedication that is unparalleled in the world of Celebrity TV, so those entering are forewarned of the impact that the training regime will have on both their schedules and bodies.
It is rarely clear who will shine and who will flop, actors and actresses who are used to performing have been known to freeze in a genre that is not their own and Sportsmen and women whilst fit, so stiff and inflexible that they never find their 'right' foot.
Personality is everything, warmth is vital and a healthy dose of humility and humour will secure the public vote.
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LIST OF ALL PAST WINNERS AND THEIR PROFESSIONAL PARTNERS
|SERIES 12 2014||Caroline Flack||Pasha Kovalev|
|SERIES 11 2013||Abbey Clancy||Alijaz Skorjanek|
|SERIES 10 2012||Louis Smith||Flavia Cacacce|
|SERIES 9 2011||Harry Judd||Aliona Vilani|
|SERIES 8 2010||Kara Tointon||Artem Chigvintsev|
|SERIES 7 2009||Chris Hollins||Ola Jordan|
|SERIES 6 2008||Tom Chambers||Camilla Dallerup|
|SERIES 5 2007||Alesha Dixon||Matthew Cutler|
|SERIES 4 2006||Mark Ramprakash||Karen Hardy|
|SERIES 3 2005||Darren Gough||Lilya Kopilova|
|SERIES 2 2004||Jill Halfpenny||Darren Bennett|
|SERIES 1 2003||Natasha Kaplinsky||Brendan Cole|
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