The power of 10 - Strictly Statistics - From week 8 of It Takes Two 2012

Friday 23 November 2012, 12:12

BBC Strictly Gemma BBC Strictly Gemma Online team

The following statistics are correct up until the end of the day on Wednesday 21st November 2012.

First up, let's look at which of our couples have done the most training this week:

Week training hours - top Weekly training hours - bottom

What does this mean to the overall training hours for this series? Well let's have a look at who is in the lead for series 10 training hours:

Overall training - top Overall training hours - bottom

The power of 10

Finally Wembley week 2012 saw our first tens for this series. However the overall number of individual tens awarded by any of the judges who have sat on the panel stands at... 288!

And here are how many times each of the judges from this series have awarded a ten since they started:

Judges awarded at 10

Darcey may only have awarded seven tens but this is because she awarded six tens as a guest judge in series 7 and only been a full time judge since series 10.


The amount of tens that have been awarded over each series is very interesting. This graph shows the power of ten across Strictly:

Number of 10s per series

In series 1 the only ten of was awarded to Natasha Kaplinsky for her Samba. 


In the past 9 series, the celebrities who scored the most amount of tens are:

Top of the tens - top Top of the tens - bottom

Zoe Ball, presenter of It Takes Two, was placed 14th with seven tens - the most awarded to any celebrity in series 3. It's also interesting to note that series champions Jill Halfpenny, Mark Ramprakash and Darren Gough only ever got 1 ten!


The earliest ever ten awarded was in week 3 back in series 4. This was awarded to Louisa Lytton for her Jive with Vincent Simone. The ten was given by Bruno Tonioli.


An finally the dance that has seen the most tens in 9 series has been:

Dance with most 10s - quickstep

Well that's our Strictly Statistics for this week. We'll have more very soon and if you want to revisit any of our other stats then you can read about the deadliest dances or most successful professions of celebrities.


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    Comment number 1.

    Message for STRICTLY GEMMA can you pass on the message to someone that when anyone tries to leave a message for Kimberly and Pasha you always end up on the site of Dani and Vincent's site. I think the wires must have got somehow crossed would it be possible to fix this please? Thankyou so much! xx

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    Comment number 2.

    all the couples had a fantastic wembley last wk.end,no problem. and yes,all the remaining 8 couples are traing manic hours now,as the final 4weeks left of the best sat.night show,is drawing to a close(aawwwwwww). lets hope that nobody puts 1step wrong,or its farewell. i cant vote for individual couples,as those remaining are brilliant. am glad am not a judge,as this 1 is a tooooooo close to call.ITS ANYBODYS,GOODLUCK TO ALL.CHRIS,BLACKPOOL.

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    Comment number 3.

    Loved watching the old clips, especially Vincent and Louisa Lytton.

    Could the BBC please consider repeating the old series of Strictly, starting from series one?
    It would be so good to watch them again.

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    Comment number 4.

    Flatfeet - Where are you trying to access the Kimberley and Pasha page from? Can you send a link please?

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    Comment number 5.

    Oh, what a FANTASTIC idea! Maybe a compilation show, with say, the best quicksteps, foxtrots etc, it would be really popular. How can we bribe the powers that be?


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