Craig – Also known as Mr Nasty but he’s not really in real life! This picture was taken at the Strictly tour in 2014 in Birmingham after the show, Craig just happened to be out speaking to some people he knew and I was on my way towards the front to get my picture taken in front of the huge glitter ball when I noticed Craig leaving so I called him (he almost didn’t turn around) and I asked him for a picture and that’s all that happened, I didn’t get to speak to him because he seemed to be in a rush (they did have another show to do as it was a matinee).
Dresses – Strictly has some of the best costumes IN THE WORLD. One of my absolute favourites ever was Susanna Reid’s Foxtrot dress and I actually went to a dress maker to see if I could have one made to wear to my prom but it would have been too expensive *cries*. Below is a collage of my all time favourite strictly dresses.
Final – The most exciting/sad night of the competition, I both love and hate the final because the for last 4 months, my life has been (even more than usual) Strictly ALL THE TIME and I hate when it ends (can we please have 2 seasons like DWTS?). The last final has been my favourite for a while because… MY FAVOURITES WON!!! This hasn’t happened since Harry Judd won in 2011 so I was SUPER excited and I’m sure if I was on gogglebox when this happened, it 100% would have gone viral! So let’s re-live that wonderful moment now.
Jive – One of my favourite dances (this changes on a regular basis!). I love the speed and the energy the jive has so for this clip I’m taking it back to vintage Strictly for this phenomenal professional jive.
Len – In honour of this year being the first series without Len, I wanted to include two clips for this one, the first being Len’s best bits through his 14 series and the second is the dance the professionals did in the final for him. I will really miss Len this year and his one liners but I still believe that the show will continue to be incredible.
Natasha and Brendan – The first ever winners of Strictly and, along with Anton, Brendan is the longest serving pro. Honestly, I don’t remember much of series 1 because I was so young (my first memory of Strictly is series two but that’s a story for another day😂). The clip below of two of their dances really shows how the standard of dancing has improved over the years as I’d be surprised if a dance of this level got to the halfway point now!
Showdance – The most exciting dance of every series is the Showdance. This is where the professionals can really show off their choreography skills without having any rules/a type of dance to stick to. For me, there are 2 show dances that are miles ahead of the rest and they are Kellie and Kevin and Ore and Joanne. They are so different from many of the other showdances, Kellie and Kevin’s was the first lindy-hop/Charleston type showdance and the energy was just at 1000000 all the way through. Ore and Joanne’s showdance was so unique because of the section on the drums where they kind of tap danced the rhythm of the song. It really was Joanne at her best because she’s was the world ballroom showdance champion and Ore was the perfect partner for her to really show off what she can do. Other stand-out showdances for me are Caroline and Pasha’s which was the first contemporary dance on the show and Tom and Camilla’s from series 6. It was a very difficult for me to decide which show dance to include so I’m just going to use Kellie’s and Ore’s😂.