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'Guys And Dolls' Press Night At Savoy Theatre

Tom Chambers - 'Guys and Dolls' press night at Savoy Theatre at Savoy Theatre - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 6th January 2016

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Charlotte Richie and Tom Chambers
Charlotte Richie and Tom Chambers

23rd Raindance Film Festival - Meet Pursuit Delange: The Movie

Stefan Booth , Tom Chambers - 23rd Raindance Film Festival - 'Meet Pursuit Delange: The Movie' premiere - Arrivals at Vue Cinema Regent Street - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 1st October 2015

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Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2015 - Opening Night

Camilla Dallerup, Tom Chambers and Craig Revel Horwood - Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2015 at the Barclaycard Arena Birmingham - Opening Night at Barclaycard Arena, Strictly Come Dancing - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Friday 16th January 2015

Camilla Dallerup, Tom Chambers and Craig Revel Horwood
Camilla Dallerup, Tom Chambers and Craig Revel Horwood
Camilla Dallerup, Tom Chambers, Zoe Ball and Craig Revel Horwood

Strictly Come Dancing Photocall

Craig Revel Horwood, Zoe Ball, Camilla Dallerup and Tom Chambers - The Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour Photocall at The Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham at Strictly Come Dancing - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Thursday 15th January 2015

Craig Revel Horwood, Zoe Ball, Camilla Dallerup and Tom Chambers
Craig Revel Horwood, Zoe Ball, Camilla Dallerup and Tom Chambers
Alison Hammond, Aljaz Skorjanec and Craig Revel Horwood
Alison Hammond, Aljaz Skorjanec and Craig Revel Horwood
Alison Hammond, Aljaz Skorjanec and Craig Revel Horwood
Alison Hammond, Aljaz Skorjanec and Craig Revel Horwood

Camilla Dallerup And Tom Chambers In London

Tom Chambers and Camilla Dallerup - Camilla Dallerup and Tom Chambers seen at ITV Studios in South London - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 7th January 2015

Tom Chambers and Camilla Dallerup
Tom Chambers and Camilla Dallerup
Tom Chambers and Camilla Dallerup
Tom Chambers and Camilla Dallerup
Tom Chambers and Camilla Dallerup
Tom Chambers and Camilla Dallerup

Tom Chambers: 'I Was Not Posh Enough For Downton Abbey'


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British actor Tom Chambers was turned down for a coveted role in hit period drama Downton Abbey because producers decided he was not posh enough for the job.

The 36 year old, who hails from a village in the Midlands region of England, auditioned for the part of Lady Mary Crawley's new love interest, and admits he was devastated to lose out on on the role.

He tells the Birmingham Mail, "I was told I didn't have enough blue blood in me to join the series. I was extremely eager to get the role, so it was disappointing, but you have to become very thick-skinned about the things that don't come your way."

Continue reading: Tom Chambers: 'I Was Not Posh Enough For Downton Abbey'

Strictly Winner Camilla To Quit Show

By on 04 January 2009

Tom Chambers Brendan Cole

The professional dance partner of Strictly Come Dancing's 2008 winner Tom Chambers is to quit the show.

Camilla Dallerup told the News of the World her win had drawn a line under her six years of performing on the BBC1 programme.

"It's seen my highest and lowest points," she told the tabloid.

"I've had an amazing time and met some fantastic people, but all great things eventually have to come to an end."

The 34-year-old's victory with Holby City star Chambers is not the reason for her departure, however.

She said she had been considering the move for several months and finally decided before the controversial semi-final in which she and Chambers were nearly barred from the final because of a voting controversy.

"I need to give other things a go before I settle down and have a family," she explained.

"Winning the show was just the icing on the cake. I've always been told to leave a party when you're having a good time."

In the show's first series winner Natasha Kaplinsky's romance with dance partner Brendan Cole, Dallerup's boyfriend at the time, marred her view of the show, she revealed.

"It took three years before I could enjoy it again because of the bad memories. But this win has put a full stop on that chapter of my life," she added.

Continue reading: Strictly Winner Camilla To Quit Show

Strictly Champion Tom: I Want To Be Next Fred Astaire

By on 29 December 2008

Tom Chambers Rachel Stevens

Strictly Come Dancing winner Tom Chambers has revealed he is close to fulfilling a long-held ambition of emulating his screen idol Fred Astaire.

The 31-year-old says he is close to giving up his television career in favour of pursuing his own dance film project.

According to the Sun, the Holby City actor has already turned down two new TV offers from the BBC.

"I could stay at Holby forever but my ambition is to do an old Fred Astaire-style film," Chambers told the tabloid.

"I've been writing one for five years. My idols are Fred and Ginger Rogers. They inspired me when I was a little kid."

Chambers, who has played Dr Sam Strachan in Holby for the last two years, won Strictly with dance partner Camilla Dallerup after controversially being given a bye into the final when a voting mix up meant it would be impossible for the public to save him from being kicked off.

In the final however his foxtrot and salsa knocked Rachel Stevens and Lisa Snowdon into second and third place respectively.

Continue reading: Strictly Champion Tom: I Want To Be Next Fred Astaire

Strictly Christmas Special Hit By Voting Mix-up

By on 23 December 2008

Len Goodman Rachel Stevens Tom Chambers

The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special had to be halted during recording after the judges' votes left four couples in joint first place.

The four-way tie would have prevented the remaining two couples competing in the one-off edition of the BBC1 show from winning the contest.

Audience members - though not viewers watching at home - were asked to recast their votes after head judge Len Goodman had re-ranked the couples whose scores were tied.

Though the Christmas edition did not involve a public telephone vote, the mix-up is the second time this series Strictly Come Dancing has been affected by a problem with the voting set-up.

Holby City actor Tom Chambers - who won the sixth series of the show on Saturday - was allowed through to the final earlier this month even though fellow contestants Lisa Snowdon and Rachel Stevens had been awarded identical scores by the judging panel.

That meant that whatever happened in the audience vote, Chambers and his dancing partner Camilla Dallerup would have had to face the dance-off and that was deemed to be "unfair" by the show's producers.

Almost 1,800 people complained over the scoring mix-up and the BBC has promised a review of the system to prevent future anomalies.

"During the course of filming the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special, there was a four-way tie at the top of the leader board after the judges had voted," said a BBC statement issued today.

"In these circumstances Len Goodman, as head judge, ranks the tying couples and that is what happened on this occasion.

"In order to allow for this contingency the show was stopped to give Len an opportunity to reach a considered decision and for producers to brief the presenters and dancers on the changed running order."

The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special can be seen on BBC One on Christmas Day at 1900 GMT.

Continue reading: Strictly Christmas Special Hit By Voting Mix-up

Chambers Dances To Strictly Victory

By on 20 December 2008

Tom Chambers Brendan Cole Rachel Stevens S Club 7

Holby City actor Tom Chambers has been crowned this year's winner of Strictly Come Dancing.

The 31-year-old and dance partner Camilla Dallerup beat former S Club 7 star Rachel Stevens and Vincent Simone to the show's crown after Lisa Snowdon finished third, despite scoring highest on the first two dances.

"I just had the best time of my life," Stevens said after the result was announced. "Everyone is amazing. Vincent – I've adored dancing with you."

Winner Chambers jumped to thank his wife before Dallerup, saying "I just can't wait to be newly-wed". He departs on his honeymoon in the new year.

But after some tactful prodding from host Bruce Forsyth on the BBC1 show he managed to compliment her, telling her "you deserve this more than anyone".

Chambers' show dance may have clinched it after the show's elaborate – and controversial – voting processes boiled down to a straight vote by the public.

Whereas Stevens fell over at the end of her dance Chambers used comedy and some nifty spats to wow the judges.

"I liked Rachel's but this was something else," said a grinning Len.

And Craig Revel Horwood added: "You're like Bisto gravy, darling – you saved the best till last."

Earlier in the evening Snowdon and her dance partner Brendan Cole had won the opening two dances with maximum marks.

Rachel and Vincent dropped just one mark from the possible 80 while Tom and Camilla, thanks to a slip-up in their opening dance, scored 73.

Continue reading: Chambers Dances To Strictly Victory

Bbc U-turn On Refunds For Strictly Come Dancing Voters

By on 16 December 2008

Rachel Stevens Brendan Cole Tom Chambers

The BBC has confirmed that it will offer refunds to viewers disgruntled with the outcome of the Strictly Come Dancing semi-final.

Lisa Snowdon, Rachel Stevens and Tom Chambers all progressed to the final show after producers decided to put everyone through when two of the couples were left tied after the judges' scoring.

That meant that whatever happened in the audience vote, Chambers and his dancing partner Camilla Dallerup would have had to face the dance-off and that was deemed to be "unfair" by the show's producers.

Almost 1,800 people complained over the scoring mix-up and the BBC has promised a review of the system to prevent future anomalies.

The corporation had earlier said viewers' vote would be included in the final show next Saturday and there would be no refunds.

But speaking to the dance show's spin-off programme It Takes Two, BBC head of entertainment production Jon Beazley clarified move implemented for unhappy viewers.

"[Saturday's] votes will count and that's really important. They have been registered on Saturday and will roll forward," he explained.

"What's also important to say as well is that if somebody is really unhappy about that and they feel very strongly that they want to have a refund from their voting last Saturday, then we will refund that call cost."

A BBC statement later confirmed that the combined scores of the judges and the audience will be carried over to the first show of the final.

"This was confirmed by an independent adjudicator as the fairest option," a statement explained.

In the interests of transparency, the BBC will take the "unprecedented step" of revealing the marks allocated during last Saturday's audience vote, it added.

Snowdon and her partner Brendan Cole, and Stevens and partner Vincent Simone each earned 75 marks from a possible 80 after the ballroom dance, meaning each couple earned three points ahead of the audience vote.

Chambers and Dallerup only earned one, meaning that even if the Holby City actor had won the audience vote, he would have been unable to avoid a place in the dance-off.

Details of how to claim refunds will be available on the Strictly Come Dancing Website on Tuesday.

Continue reading: Bbc U-turn On Refunds For Strictly Come Dancing Voters

Bbc Promises Review After Drama On Strictly Dancefloor

By on 15 December 2008

Rachel Stevens Brendan Cole Tom Chambers

The BBC will move to revamp the scoring system used for Strictly Come Dancing after a voting tie in the semi-final drew viewer complaints.

In a surprise twist, Lisa Snowdon, Rachel Stevens and Tom Chambers all progressed to the final show after producers decided to put everyone through when the first two were left tied after the judges' scoring.

That meant that whatever happened in the audience vote, Chambers and his dancing partner would have had to face the dance-off and that was deemed to be "unfair" by the show's producers.

Viewers' votes will be included in the final show next Saturday, the BBC has stressed, after more than 100 complaints were received over the incident.

"[The producers) are going to look at ways in which they can avoid this situation happening again, definitely," a spokesman said.

"Exactly what's going to happen is yet to be debated and agreed, but that process will begin soon."

While viewers of the dance show were able to claim refunds after John Sergeant left the show last month, they will be unable to claim their money back this time round.

"Viewers were asked to vote for their favourite dancer and they will all be going through," the spokesman explained.

"Nobody's vote has been disregarded, in fact, quite the opposite."

Snowdon and her partner Brendan Cole, and Stevens and partner Vincent Simone each earned 75 marks from a possible 80 after the ballroom dance, meaning each couple earned three points ahead of the audience vote.

Chambers and his partner Camilla Dallerup only earned one, meaning that even if the Holby City actor had one the audience vote, he would have been unable to avoid a place in the dance-off.

The progression of three couples to the final does, however, mean a reversion to the BBC's original plans for the Saturday entertainment show.

Three couples were due to appear in the final until the exit of people's favourite John Sergeant - who left the programme due to the "real danger" that he could win - led producers to opt for a two-couple final.

Continue reading: Bbc Promises Review After Drama On Strictly Dancefloor

Viewers Not To Be Refunded After Strictly Twist

By on 14 December 2008

Rachel Stevens Tom Chambers

Viewers who voted in Saturday night's Strictly Come Dancing semi-final will not be refunded, even though none of the couples were voted out of the competition.

In a surprise twist, Lisa Snowdon, Rachel Stevens and Tom Chambers all progressed to the final show after producers decided to put everyone through when two of the couples were left tied after the judges' scoring.

That meant that whatever happened in the audience vote, Chambers and his dancing partner would have had to face the dance-off and that was deemed to be "unfair" by the show's producers.

Viewers were assured the votes they cast last night would be included in the final show next Saturday.

The BBC released a statement following the live show last night clarifying the situation.

"Due to the unprecedented outcome of the judges' vote... the audience vote could not have saved one of our couples from the dance off," the broadcaster claimed.

"We took the decision that all the votes cast tonight should stand and be carried through to next week's final.

"So the audience has had the usual chance to vote on the performances of all our semi-finalists. All the votes cast tonight will be rolled over. Tonight's vote has been independently verified."

While viewers of the dance show were able to claim refunds after John Sergeant left the show last month, they will be unable to claim their money back this time round.

"Viewers were asked to vote for their favourite dancer and they will all be going through," a BBC spokesman said, adding: "Nobody's vote has been disregarded, in fact, quite the opposite."

The BBC's controller of entertainment production, Jon Beazley, described the situation as "really unfortunate" but claimed there were "exceptional circumstances at play".

Continue reading: Viewers Not To Be Refunded After Strictly Twist

All Three Couples Into Strictly Final

By on 14 December 2008

Rachel Stevens Tom Chambers

All three couples in BBC's Strictly Come Dancing semi-final have gone through to the grand final.

In a surprise twist, Lisa Snowden, Rachel Stevens and Tom Chambers will all appear in the final show after producers decided to put everyone through with two of the couples tied after the judges' scoring.

That meant that whatever happened in the audience vote, Chambers and his dancing partner would have had to face the dance-off and that was deemed as "unfair".

Viewers were assured the votes they cast last night would be included in the final show next Saturday.

The BBC released a statement following the live show last night clarifying the situation.

"Due to the unprecedented outcome of the judges' vote... the audience vote could not have saved one of our couples from the dance off," the broadcaster claimed.

"We took the decision that all the votes cast tonight should stand and be carried through to next week's final.

"So the audience has had the usual chance to vote on the performances of all our semi-finalists. All the votes cast tonight will be rolled over. Tonight's vote has been independently verified."

Continue reading: All Three Couples Into Strictly Final

Last Waltz For Austin On Strictly Come Dancing

By on 07 December 2008

Len Goodman Bruno Tonioli Rachel Stevens Tom Chambers

Austin Healey has missed out on a semi-final spot in the latest Strictly Come Dancing having lost in a dance-off to Lisa Snowdon.

The former England rugby player danced off the BBC1 reality show after his climactic salsa failed to impress the judging panel.

Though Austin and partner Erin Boag received a total score of 70 out of a possible 80 points for their two dances on Saturday, they were left in the bottom two and left the ballroom programme following the judges' verdicts.

"It was good, but I was slightly bored during the first part. I felt like you didn't invest in the Hollywood pizzazz," Craig Revel Horwood had said after their first dance on Saturday.

And Arlene Philips added: "When you're dancing with Erin your performance is electric, it's masterful, but sometimes when you're left on your own there's just that little bit of timidity."

Head judge Len Goodman was more positive, saying: "Typical sportsman attitude - you get knocked in your first dance and come back stronger, more vibrant. I absolutely loved it. I thought it was great, well done."

And Bruno Tonioli said Austin and Erin had "really pushed the entertainment value".

After being eliminated on Sunday Austin said: "I'd like to say three thankyous, firstly to everyone at Strictly for giving me the chance to be in something so amazing. Secondly, to Erin, she's been such amazing partner, and thirdly and most importantly, to my wife.

"I have four beautiful daughters and the best woman in the world in my wife."

Erin added: "I would just like to say that I've had the time of my life and it's all down to having such a great person to dance with, so thank you Austin."

Lisa, singer Rachel Stevens and Holby City actor Tom Chambers are the final three celebrity contestants for this year's show.

Continue reading: Last Waltz For Austin On Strictly Come Dancing

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