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Karen Clifton and Ore Oduba at the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour Photocall held at Birmingham Genting Arena - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Thursday 19th January 2017

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'Strictly' Finalist Danny Mac To Star In 'Sleepless In Seattle' Musical


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The job offers are coming in for the defeated ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ finalist Danny Mac, as it has been revealed that the actor will be starring in a new musical theatre adaptation of Sleepless In Seattle alongside his fiancée Carley Stenson.

28 year old Danny is best known for his role as Mark ‘Dodger’ Savage in Channel 4 soap ‘Hollyoaks’, but he’ll be taking up the role of Sam in ‘Sleepless the Musical’ when it opens at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on April 1st 2017, alongside his partner Carley as she plays Annie.

The production will then move to week-long stints at Salford and Dublin prior to a run in the West End in late May.

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Ore Oduba Wins 'Strictly Come Dancing'


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BBC sports presenter Ore Oduba and his partner Joanne Cliffton have been crowned the winners of this year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

The couple beat fellow finalists Louise Redknapp and her partner Kevin Clifton and actor Danny Mac and his partner Oti Mabuse to lift the coveted glitterball trophy during Saturday night's grand finale.

Len Goodman Says Will Young Didn't Quit 'Strictly' Over "Turn Up Shut Up" Remark


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Len Goodman has said he doesn't believe his ‘turn up, shut up’ comment to Will Young was the reason the singer quit ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

Young pulled out of the BBC competition in the week following Goodman’s comment, which came after the singer had answered back to the judge when he criticised his Bollywood routine for not including enough salsa.

Len GoodmanLen Goodman says Will Young’s ‘Strictly’ exit was not because of their clash

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Ed Balls Eliminated From 'Strictly Come Dancing' After Unlikely Run


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After a memorable three months of awkward dad-dancing that has seen him become something of an improbably cult hero, former Labour politician Ed Balls has been eliminated from ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

The ex-shadow chancellor had progressed deep into the competition, regularly saved by the public vote in the face of increasingly low marks awarded by the judges. However, Balls’ luck eventually ran out, and he was sent home after losing a dance-off against Judge Rinder on Sunday night (September 27th).

Ed Balls Katya JonesEd Balls with his 'Strictly' pro partner Katya Jones

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Greg Rutherford Defends Ed Balls After Strictly Success


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In the weird world of 2016, it seems anything is possible and it looks like that could include Ed Balls as the winner of Strictly Come Dancing. The former Labour shadow chancellor has been storming through the weeks of the BBC One reality show and his former rival, Greg Rutherford, has come out in defence of the controversial dancer.

Ed & Katya seen at the Pride Of Britain AwardsEd & Katya seen at the Pride Of Britain Awards

Olympic athlete Greg was the celebrity that bit the dust last weekend (Sat, November 19) but it seems he bears no ill will against Balls, 49 - who has previously wowed audiences at home with a salsa to Psy's Gangham Style.

Continue reading: Greg Rutherford Defends Ed Balls After Strictly Success

Daisy Lowe Opens Up On 'Strictly Curse' That Led To Split From Boyfriend


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Daisy Lowe has opened up on her split from boyfriend Bradley ‘Frankie’ Wade, blaming the pressures of competing on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

The model had vowed not to be the latest victim of what’s known as the ‘Strictly curse’, but said hours of rehearsals left her with ‘nothing left to give’ the relationship.

Daisy LoweDaisy Lowe is single again thanks to the ‘Strictly curse’

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'Strictly Come Dancing's' Anton Du Beke Expecting Twins


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'Strictly Come Dancing' professional Anton Du Beke has announced he’s expecting twins with girlfriend Hannah Summers, after years of trying to conceive.

The 50-year-old star of the BBC One dancing competition has been dating Summers, the head of a telecommunications firm, for six years.

Anton Du BekeAnton Du Beke is expecting twins with long time girlfriend Hannah Summers

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Former 'Strictly' Star Ben Cohen Left "Devastated" After Sex Tape Leak


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Former England rugby international and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star Ben Cohen has been left “devastated” after a private two-minute sex tape was leaked online.

The footage, which was apparently when the 38 year old was single, was stolen and published without his knowledge this week. Still images have been shared via social media and Cohen, who has since settled down with current girlfriend Kristina Rihanoff – whom he met on ‘Strictly’ in 2013 – and has had a baby daughter with her, is said to be mortified.

Ben Cohen Kristina RihanoffBen Cohen with current girlfriend Kristina Rihanoff in March

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Claudia Winkleman, Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly at the 'Strictly Come Dancing' launch held at Elstree Studios, London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Claudia Winkleman, Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly

Ballroom Instructor Gary Edwards The New Rumoured Replacement For Len Goodman On 'Strictly'


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Ballroom dance instructor Gary Edwards is the latest name to be linked with the vacant judging chair on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ when head judge Len Goodman steps down after the end of the current series.

A BBC source has reportedly revealed that Goodman and fellow judge Bruno Tonioli are both good friends with 50 year old Edwards, a holder of over 30 international ballroom dance titles and who once instructed Michael Jackson. Tonioli has apparently raised Edwards’ name to the ‘Strictly’ producers as an idea for whom to choose to replace Goodman for the 2017 series.

Len GoodmanLen Goodman is stepping down from 'Strictly' at the end of the current series

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Laura Whitmore arrives for 'Strictly Come Dancing' rehearsals with her dance partner Giovanni Pernice - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 19th October 2016

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Laura Whitmore and Giovanni Pernice
Laura Whitmore and Giovanni Pernice

'Strictly Come Dancing' Race Row Intensifies After Naga Munchetty's Exit


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BBC competition ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ has found itself at the center of a ‘race row’ after a third non-white contestant left the show on Sunday.

BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty was eliminated by public vote last night, after finding herself in the bottom two with singer Anastacia. She is now the third non-white contestant to be voted off, after Tameka Empson and Melvin Odoom.

Daisy Lowe on her way to rehearsals for 'Strictly Come Dancing' in primrose hill, London, United Kingdom - Thursday 6th October 2016

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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

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