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Dancing with the Stars 10 Year Anniversary Party

Len Goodman - Dancing with the Stars 10 Year Anniversary Party at Greystone Manor - West Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 22nd April 2015

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Len Goodman

10th Anniversary Of "Dancing With The Stars" Party

Len Goodman - A variety of stars from all the series of "Dancing With The Stars" were snapped as they attended 10th Anniversary Party for the show, which was held at Greystone Manor in West Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 21st April 2015

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Celebrities at the ITV studios

Len Goodman - Len Goodman outside ITV Studios - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 20th November 2014

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Len Goodman
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Len Goodman

'Strictly Come Dancing 2014' launch - Arrivals

Len Goodman and Darcey Bussell - 'Strictly Come Dancing 2014' launch at Elstree Studios - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel Horwood

Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship - Day 2

Len Goodman - Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship held at Nailcote Hall - Day 2 - Coventry, United Kingdom - Tuesday 5th August 2014

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Abbey Clancy Crowned 'Strictly Come Dancing' 2013 Winner


Strictly Come Dancing Abigail Clancy Sophie Ellis-Bextor Bruce Forsyth Len Goodman

Abbey Clancy was named the winner of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday (21 Dec.) night, earning her and professional dancer Aljaz Skorjanec the glitter ball trophy. Clancy emerged victorious from an all-female final, beting actress Natalie Gumede, newsreader Susanna Reid and singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor to the grand prize.

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Clancy and ex-Corrie star Natalie Gumede were the best performers on the night

BBC Breakfast presenter Reid had been the bookie's favourite to take home the award, but after a valiant display from Clancy in the final episode of the season, the viewers at home voted Mrs Peter Crouch to be the Dancing Queen, also preventing Reid from being the third BBC presenter to win the contest. Clancy later called Strictly "the most perfect experience I've had" and her professional partner Skorjanec, who made his debut on the series this season, said: "I can't believe this; it's just mad."

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Who's Boogying Their Way Into The Final On 'Strictly Come Dancing'? [Pictures]


Strictly Come Dancing Mark Benton Craig Revel Horwood Darcey Bussell Bruno Tonioli Len Goodman Abigail Clancy Sophie Ellis-Bextor Natalie Gumede Susanna Reid

With the semi-finals set to hit our screens in a couple of weeks, we look at our favourites among the 'Strictly Come Dancing' six remaining contestants.

Yesterday (December 1st 2013) saw 'Waterloo Road''s  get voted out of the competition in their tenth week after landing in the bottom two with Ashley Taylor Dawson and Ola Jordan following their lively 'Lion King' routine. They performed a samba to the popular Disney hit 'I Just Can't Wait To Be King' complete with lion inspired costumes and, alas, face paint.

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Mark Benton and Iveta Lukosiute perform 'The Lion King' inspired dance

Continue reading: Who's Boogying Their Way Into The Final On 'Strictly Come Dancing'? [Pictures]

'Dancing With The Stars' Season 17 Premiere: Amber Riley & Corbin Bleu Take The Lead


Valerie Harper Amber Riley Leah Remini Jennifer Lopez Corbin Bleu Bill Nye Keyshawn Johnson Sharon Osbourne Len Goodman Carrie Ann Inaba Bruno Tonioli Elizabeth Berkley

Dancing with the Stars premiered last night (Monday 16 September) and featured such celebrities as Corbin Bleu, Amber Riley, Elizabeth Berkley, Leah Remini and Jack Osborne. Judged by former professionals and celebrities, the show features inexperienced famous faces paired with professional partners. The judges for season 17 of the dancing competition are Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

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Amber Riley dazzled the judges with partner Derek Hough.

If you missed the season 17 premiere of Dancing with the Stars, here are a few highlights:

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First ‘9’ On Dancing With The Stars, Courtesy of Sabrina Bryan


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Dancing With The Stars Season 15 had its first ‘9’ score last night (October 1, 2012), courtesy of girl band singer Sabrina Bryan. Her routine, with Louis Van Amstel, had the judges in rapture, especially Carrie Ann Inaba who said she’d never seen such lines of Dancing With the Stars before, according to People magazine. Bruno Tonioli awarded Sabrina 8.5 and compared her to Ginger Rogers, at the height of her career: “a true dazzler.” Len Goodman was equally full of praise for The Cheetah Girls star, remarking on her upper body control and legwork: “the hits just keep on coming,” he said.

At the other end of the scale was Bristol Palin who went home with the lowest score of the evening – a paltry 18, which was less than last week’s score of 19.5. “You were not in hold enough,” Bruno told her, as her Western-inspired routine failed to impress. Palin explained that she had taken her dancing partner Mark Ballas to a shooting range to give him an insight into her world but that sadly hadn’t translated into chemistry on the dance floor.

It was the second episode of the show and tonight, someone will be going home, in the Dancing With The Stars results show. One dancer unlikely to exit tonight is Kirstie Alley, who proved to the judges that her age should not be an obstacle to her progressing n the competition. “Age is just a number and you just proved that to us,” said Carrie Ann, whilst Bruno told her “Experience counts, and you showed it. You blended beautifully.”


Dancing With The Stars Week 2: The Pressure Rises!


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The Dancing With The Stars contestants didn’t show any signs of slacking as the show entered its second week, reports CBS News.

The first episode of DWTS usually features an impressive bow: the stars having had three weeks to prepare their routines, but as the show continues, they only have one, which in the past, has caused standards to drop. But not this time; Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, Comic actress Kirstie Alley and Girl band singer Sabrina Bryan all delivered confident, sparkling performances to increase the pressure on their rivals. "I have something no one else can do, it's like my secret weapon," said Johnson, a gold medal-winning gymnast, using her considerable and bendy talents to her advantage. The quality now is astounding, and any weak dance will be punished quickly, as there’s no room for mistakes. Fellow Olympian Apolo Ohno put the pressure on sports stars competing to succeed: "As an Olympian, if you're not in the top 3, you're not on the podium," he said, before delivering a composed performance. "Speed with control," said judge Len Goodman. Determination, focus and hard work!" lauded Bruno Tonioli. “Someone put on his competitive pants today!” Joked Carrie Ann Inaba. It was a popular dance indeed.

Elsewhere, French actor Gilles Marini showed incredible synchronization, staking his claim for a continued presence on the show, and shaking off the effects of a strained hamstring, which was the cause of some backstage rehearsal drama. Next week the stars "will take creative control," explained chief judge Goodman. "We want eye-popping stuff".


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