Len Goodman announced his departure from the show after 12 years earlier this month.
Former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judge Alesha Dixon has ruled out retuning to the show, after head judge Len Goodman leaves next year. Dixon, a former Mirrorball trophy winner, joined the ‘Strictly’ judging panel in 2009 before leaving the show for 'Britain's Got Talent’.
Alesha Dixon has ruled out a return to ‘Strictly’.
Speaking at the AOL Build UK event on Friday, Dixon said: “No I'm certainly not going back. For me it's about moving forward and actually I'm really sad that Len is leaving but I totally understand. I had a great catch up with Bruno Tonioli recently and it's a massive deal because he's been there from the start.”
The series will see celebrity competitors paired with family or friends to perform iconic dance routines.
ITV is reportedly gearing up to challenge the BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, with a new rival dance series called ‘Dance Dance Dance’. The channel is said to be pumping millions into the show, which is set to air in early 2017, giving it an all-star line-up and “mind blowing” special effects.
‘Strictly Come Dancing’ hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.
A source told The Sun: “For the past 12 years ITV has seen Strictly pull in massive ratings and gain a huge fan base of all ages. But ITV have finally decided it’s time to hit back and splash the cash on a super flashy show called ‘Dance Dance Dance’, which they bought from the company behind ‘The Voice’.”
Continue reading: ITV To Launch New Dance Show To Rival 'Strictly Come Dancing'
Ben and Kristina, who met on 'Strictly Come Dancing' in 2013, welcomed a baby girl earlier this week.
Kristina, 38, and former England rugby international Ben Cohen, 37, are the parents of a baby girl after she gave birth earlier this week.
A statement from the couple’s representatives to Hello! magazine on Wednesday (July 13th) read: “Ben and Kristina are delighted to confirm they are the parents of a beautiful baby girl. They would like to thank friends and family for all their kind wishes at this happy time.”
Continue reading: Kristina Rihanoff And Ben Cohen Welcome First Child Together
Goodman has been a judge on the BBC series since its debut in 2004.
Len Goodman has announced he will be leaving ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ after its next series. Goodman has served as the show’s head judge for 12 years, even appearing on the US spin-off 'Dancing With The Stars', but the 72-year-old says its now time to hand over to someone else.
Len Goodman is leaving ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
In a statement Goodman said: "This adventure began when I was 60 and now that I've reached my 70s, I've decided after this year it's time to hand the role of head judge to someone else. I’m looking forward to my last series very much and to whatever comes next.”
Wallace, who was voted off in the second week of the 2014 series of 'Strictly', blamed it on the fact that Aliona Vilani didn't like him.
Gregg Wallace has blamed his early exit from ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ two years ago on the fact that his dancing partner didn’t “like” him, he has claimed in a new interview.
Speaking to OK! Magazine this week, the 51 year old ‘MasterChef’ presenter recalled his short-lived time on the BBC One Saturday night favourite back in 2014, and claimed that, although he isn’t a good dancer, he would have lasted longer on the show if his professional partner, Aliona Vilani, had liked him.
“I didn't particularly enjoy ‘Strictly’,” he admitted. “I love dancing but if I were paired with somebody who liked me, then I would have done better.”
Giovanni Pernice , Georgia May Foote - Loved-up Strictly Come Dancing stars Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice are seen smiling while heading to the shops before heading to the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. at Birmingham, Strictly Come Dancing, Barclaycard Arena - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Saturday 23rd January 2016
Frankie Bridge , Karen Clifton - Frankie Bridge and Karen Clifton seen heading to Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour at The Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. at Birmingham, Strictly Come Dancing, The Barclaycard Arena - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Saturday 23rd January 2016
Frankie Bridge , Karen Clifton - Strictly Come Dancing 2016 Tour cast seen heading to the Live Tour shows in Birmingham. at Strictly Come Dancing - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Saturday 23rd January 2016
Georgia May Foote , Giovanni Pernice - Strictly Come Dancing stars seen arriving back to their hotel after the first live show performance in Birmingham. at Strictly Come Dancing - London, United Kingdom - Friday 22nd January 2016
Georgia May Foote , Giovanni Pernice - 'Strictly Come Dancing' stars arrive back at their hotel after the opening night of the 'Strictly Come Dancing' arena tour at the Barclaycard Arena at Birmingham, Strictly Come Dancing, Barclaycard Arena - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Friday 22nd January 2016
Rihanoff and her boyfriend Ben Cohen (her former dance partner on 'Strictly') are expecting their first baby in 2016.
The 36 year old Russian-born star, who entered the CBB house just four days ago with 15 other contestants, revealed the she and her boyfriend, former England rugby union star Ben Cohen, are expecting their first child together.
At around 8pm on Thursday night (January 7th), she shared her happy news with the rest of the house. “There was something [that] happened in my life before I came into the house over Christmas.”
Continue reading: Kristina Rihanoff Reveals On 'Celebrity Big Brother' That She's Pregnant
Her husband, DJ Norman Cook, has already forgiven her and knows it was a "silly" kiss, according to reports.
Drunken shenanigans at the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ production wrap party in London’s Soho this week, as married presenter Zoe Ball was snapped locking lips with a boyband member half her age on the dancefloor.
45 year old Zoe, who presents the BBC2 spin-off show ‘It Takes Two’, has been married to DJ Norman Cook (who of course goes by the stage name Fatboy Slim) for 16 years, and has two children with him – 15 year old Woody and five year old Nelly.
Zoe Ball was pictured kissing a guy 23 years younger than her at the 'It Takes Two' Christmas party
Twitter users reacted with disbelief to the public vote for the dance-off, which placed favourites Helen and Georgia against each other, meaning one had to go home.
‘Strictly Come Dancing’ fans took to social media last night to express their dismay at the shock result of the public vote this weekend, which pitted contestants Helen George and Georgia May Foote together in the dance-off despite many regarding them as the most talented contenders in the competition.
It meant that ‘Call the Midwife’ actress Helen George exited the competition on Sunday night (December 7th), despite earning the highest accumulative score from the judges of the series so far the previous evening. She and her professional partner Aljaz Škorjanec danced a paso doble to music from 'Les Miserables', but were edged out by Georgia and her partner Giovanni Pernice’s foxtrot to 'Beauty and the Beast'.
Helen George exited 'Strictly', to the shock of many who regarded her as one of the best dancers
Following Ola Jordan and Jamelia speaking out, ‘Strictly’ bosses are trying to prevent any further embarrassments.
Contestants on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ could be facing gag orders from the BBC, following recent ‘fix’ accusations by dancer Ola Jordan and contestant Jamelia. According to reports, celebrities and professional dancers will now have to sign a clause banning them from giving unauthorised interviews or speaking negatively about the show online.
Former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ pro Ola Jordan.
An insider told The Mirror: “Some of the outbursts have been outrageous and completely unfounded, and can’t be allowed to happen again. For people employed by the show to be making such claims is unfair, and won’t be allowed to continue.”
Continue reading: 'Strictly Come Dancing' Stars May Be Gagged By BBC After Show Criticisms
The veteran judge could be set to waltz off the series as part of a panel shake-up.
‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judge Len Goodman is reportedly facing the axe from the BBC series, in a bit to shake up the show and keep ratings high. Recently fans have been questioning the relevance of the 71-year-old judge, who also appears on the panel of US spin-off ‘Dancing With The Stars’.
Could Len Goodman soon be leaving the ’Strictly’ judging panel?
The Daily Star reports that producers may drop Goodman from the judging panel as part of plans to keep the show ahead of 'The X-Factor'. BBC bosses are responding to calls from fans who have been criticising the judge during the show’s most recent series.
Continue reading: Is Len Goodman Facing The Axe From 'Strictly Come Dancing'?