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Anton Du Beke finally addresses major Strictly Come Dancing fail: 'It's not my fault! The 51-year-old has been on Strictly Come Dancing since it first hit screens back in 2004. But during his time on the BBC One show, the professional dancer has never got his hands on the coveted Glitterball trophy. And his failure to win was the major talking point when he appeared on Saturday Kitchen this morning.

Strictly's Kristina Rihanoff admits child with Ben Cohen was not planned Former Strictly dancer Kristina Rihanoff has opened up about her relationship with Ben Cohen as she revealed her one-year-old daughter with the rugby star was not planned.

Strictly star Debbie McGee says she won't dance again Debbie McGee wants to take to the floor with her Strictly Come Dancing partner Giovanni Pernice one more time before hanging up her dancing shoes for good. Debbie, the wife of the late Paul Daniels, doesn't think she'll keep up her newly found skill because no one will be as good as Giovanni.

'It's way in the past. We've dealt with it. We're a family' - Kristina Rhianoff opens up on relationship with Ben Cohen after Strictly Kristina Rhianoff has opened up about her relationship with rugby star Ben Cohen, who she met while partnered together on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013.

Gemma Atkinson accidentally flashes cleavage in eye-popping video And the Gemma Atkinson Instagram profile caused a stir once again earlier today, as the 33-year-old unintentionally bared her assets in an up-close-and-personal video. Taking to her profile story, the blonde updated her 588k followers with behind-the-scenes footage of her latest photoshoot.

Joe McFadden has hilariously awkward moment on live TV Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden had a hilariously awkward encounter with a fan live on Sport Relief. Err, we think she was a fan? Joe made a surprise appearance during Friday's live BBC charity appeal to surprise a woman named Debbie, who'd helped raise money for Sport Relief as party of a year-long charity campaign.

Alex Scott crowned winner of Sport Relief's Strictly Come Dancing special Women's footballer Alex Scott has emerged triumphant in Sport Relief's Strictly Come Dancing special after showing off her ballroom a skills with Pasha Kovalev.

Why Shirley Ballas missed Strictly's Sport Relief show Strictly Come Dancing put the world in motion fort Sport Relief this year… without Shirley Ballas anywhere in sight. The Strictly head judge wasn't on the panel for Friday night's, leaving the evaluating of the night's all-athlete lineup to her co-judges Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell.

Find out who won Strictly's Sport Relief 2018 special Strictly Come Dancing has crowned women's footballer Alex Scott as the champion of its Sport Relief 2018 special. The 33-year-old Olympian competed for the judges' top marks in the bi-annual special on Friday night against football pundit Chris Kamara and former men's footballer David Ginola.

Strictly Come Dancing: Shirley Ballas MISSING from Sport Relief special As the Strictly Come Dancing judges took their seats, Shirley Ballas was missing. Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell were all there for the special. There seems to be a simple answer for Shirley's absence as the Sport Relief edition was filmed on the tour, of which she wasn't a part of anyway.

Who is Pasha Kovalev? Strictly Come Dancing 2017 professional and Rachel Riley's boyfriend In the 2012 series, Pasha lifted the Glitterball trophy with partner Caroline Flack - they historically scored four "perfect 40s", a feat unmatched in the history of the show. Pasha describes his teaching style as "patience, patience, patience". When he's not dancing, Pasha says he enjoys reading, films, travel and food.

What time is Strictly Come Dancing Sport Relief on BBC One tonight, who's in the line-up and who are the professional dancers? STRICTLY Come Dancing Sport Relief is back for another year and brings with it a new batch of celebrities to compete. We tell you who is taking part and what time you can catch the charity special. This one-off Strictly special will air during Sport Relief, which starts from 7pm on Friday, March 23, 2018.

Who is Charlotte Hawkins? Good Morning Britain presenter and Strictly Come Dancing contestant who danced with Brendan Cole Here's the former Sky News host's story… Charlotte Hawkins is a 42-year-old newsreader and co-host of Good Morning Britain on ITV, who lives in Surrey. Born in Chichester, West Sussex, Charlotte began her career as a newsreader for ITN in 1999 and also as a reporter for LBC Radio.

Strictly Come Dancing star Joanne Clifton is appearing in Flashdance at De Montfort Hall - and we've spoken to her "I'm used to being in a dress and doing waltzes, now I'm in knickers, rolling around the floor!" Joanne, who grew up in Lincolnshire, has been dancing most of her life.

Strictly Come Dancing's Shirley Ballas sparks concern with absence from Sport Relief special - but there's an explanation Shirley Ballas has sparked concern for Strictly Come Dancing fans with her absence from tonight's Sport Relief special. The head judge was the only person missing from the panel which included her co-stars Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell.

Strictly Come Dancing: Karen Clifton wraps legs around footballer amid split from Kevin Karen Clifton, 35, who was paired with Sunday Brunch host Simon Rimmer on Strictly Come Dancing last year, seemed in high spirits as she danced alongside the footballer in a frisky Ballroom routine which also featured Pasha Kovalev with Arsenal ladies' Alex Scott, Anya Garnis and pundit Chris Kamara.

Who is Karen Clifton? Strictly Come Dancing professional splitting from her husband Kevin KAREN Clifton has been a big hit since joining Strictly as one of the professional dancers alongside her husband Kevin in 2012. Together the couple have become two of the ballroom show's biggest stars - however, their relationship has hit the headlines in recent months.

Strictly's Debbie McGee reveals why she's quit dancing No-one quite expected Debbie McGee to be as fabulous as she was on Strictly Come Dancing, and now - equally unexpectedly - the fan-favourite has revealed that she won't keep dancing. Y'know that's the whole message of the show, Debbie?

'We didn't think it would work' Strictly stars doubted Gemma Atkinson and Gorka romance Fellow Strictly lovebirds Katya and Neil Jones said they didn't think it would work between the pair at first. Talking at OK! Magazine's 25th Birthday event at The View from The Shard, pro-dancer Katya, 28, said she thought the distance between Gemma and Gorka would be a problem.

Debbie McGee says people treat her differently since Strictly Come Dancing It was much tougher than I thought it would be, but because people have got to know me through it, I'm being treated differently when I'm out and about than I was before. I don't even do the gardening without my make-up on, so doing Pilgrimage was completely out of my comfort zone.

Gemma Atkinson goes braless in sheer bodysuit slashed to navel For her most recent sizzling body reveal, the 33-year-old shared a picture of her new Fabulous magazine cover. Looking every inch the small screen siren, the Manchester native poured her lithe physique into a tighter-than-skin bodysuit.

Strictly Come Dancing 2018 line-up: Coronation Street star sets sights on Kevin Clifton Hayley Tamaddon, 41, who has starred on Coronation Street and Emmerdale, revealed that despite her Strictly Come Dancing dream, she is yet to be asked to appear on the show, but said it's something she would love to do "before she gets older".

Strictly Come Dancing: Matt Johnson makes SHOCK revelation about Strictly curse Implying he hoped that he would find love on the show, he added: "You never know!" It came just weeks after comedian Russell Kane revealed that his wife had banned him from the BBC One show over fears of the supposed Strictly curse.

Debbie McGee enjoys dinner date with mystery man after ‘amazing’ moment with Giovanni Debbie McGee was all smiles as she enjoyed a night out with a television producer from The One Show, after she appeared in an episode of the daily programme. The Strictly Come Dancing star was spotted dining with the gentleman at an Italian restaurant in central London, after telling fans she was ready to date again.

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