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  1. Abbey Clancy Wins Strictly 2013

    Saturday 21 December 2013, 21:53

    Abbey Clancy, Queen of the Catwalk has won the Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Final to become Queen of the Strictly Ballroom. Abbey with her partner Aljaz Skorjanec lifted the Glitter Ball Trophy, beating the three other finalists Susanna Reid, Natalie Gumede and Sophie Ellis-Bexter in a spectacular final...

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  2. Strictly Final 2013: Live Show

    Saturday 21 December 2013, 18:00

    After 13 weeks of dazzling displays of dance-floor action we have finally arrived at the climax to Strictly Come Dancing 2013. And this year is extra special as we have the first all-female final in the history of Strictly. The level of competition is going to be exceptionally high with Abbey, Sophie...

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  3. The Final: Strictly In Step

    Friday 20 December 2013, 20:17

    With a mere 24 hours until the four remaining couples take to the Strictly Ballroom floor for the very last time, we’ve decided to find out just how well our pro-dancers have got to know their celebrity partners.

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  4. Strictly Final: In Training

    Thursday 19 December 2013, 17:48

    Our four remaining couples have done brilliantly to reach Saturday’s Strictly Grand Final, but with the glory of reaching the series climax, comes the added pressure of learning and practicing three dances in just one week.

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  5. Leaderboard: Semi Final 2013

    Saturday 14 December 2013, 21:57

    Wow wow wow, what a Semi Final! With a place in next week’s Strictly Grand Final up for grabs, our five remaining couples really did pull out all the stops. With each pair performing two dances on the night, there was double the fun, double the entertainment and double the jeopardy…

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  6. Semi Final: Live Show 2013

    Saturday 14 December 2013, 18:00

    It’s Saturday night and the Strictly semi-final is upon us. Our five remaining couples are in sight of next week’s Grand Finale and the pressure and intensity is almost becoming unbearable. Last week saw the elimination of Ashley and Ola following a rather feisty Dance Off, so expect more fireworks...

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  7. Semi Final 2013: Dress Rehearsal

    Saturday 14 December 2013, 16:25

    With only hours to go until the 2013 Strictly semi-final gets underway away, our five remaining couples take to the dance-floor for one last practice in Saturday’s dress run.

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  8. Strictly Competitive

    Friday 6 December 2013, 17:56

    With the quarter-finals upon us, and the competition intensifying to a white hot level, we caught up with our Strictly  celebs and pro-dancers to find out just how competitive they really are!

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  9. Week 11: Strictly Songs Revealed

    Wednesday 4 December 2013, 13:08

    Our six remaining couples have only just caught their breath following the Strictly Musical spectacular, and now they’re plummeted into Quarter-Finals Week.

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  10. Dress Rehearsal: Week Eight

    Saturday 16 November 2013, 15:00

    Our nine remaining couples have made the pilgrimage to the beautiful Blackpool Ballroom for what promises to be the most glitzy, glamorous and downright spectacular show of the series so far!

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  11. Leaderboard: Week Seven

    Saturday 9 November 2013, 21:09

    With a tantalising trip to the spiritual home of Ballroom, Blackpool for those who make it through to next week, the pressure was really on for the nine remaining couples.

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  12. Live Show: Week Seven

    Saturday 9 November 2013, 18:02

    It’s nearly time to grab those glitterballs, plump those cushions and make those favourite snacks and drinks easily accessible, because Strictly’s on its way!

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  13. Freaky Friday Feeling

    Friday 1 November 2013, 18:46

    As Saturday's Fright Night draws ever closer, we catch up with some of our scary celebs and despicable dancers to find out some frightening facts about them!

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  14. Leaderboard: Week Five

    Saturday 26 October 2013, 21:34

    Yet another dramatic, exciting and nerve-shattering show saw the battle to stay in Strictly 2013 become hotter than ever. Natalie and Artem set the standard early on with their sizzling Samba to the Gypsy King’s Bamboleo. Their score of 35 was even more amazing considering Artem received a nasty blow...

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  15. Breaking News: Broken Nose!

    Saturday 26 October 2013, 17:29

    We have some important BREAKING news this afternoon, poor Artem has had his conk broken by Natalie’s flying elbow in dress rehearsal. The tough Russian will bravely continue through the pain and will dance in Saturday’s live show.

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  16. Week Five: Strictly Songs Revealed

    Wednesday 23 October 2013, 16:37

    It’s already Week Five of Strictly 2013 and with three celebrities already gone, and the standard of dancing getting higher with each show, the competition is hotting up nicely.

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  17. In Training: Week Four

    Thursday 17 October 2013, 18:06

    As the clock ticks down to another crunch show on Saturday, our 13 stressed Strictly couples have been working hard all week rehearsing their new dances. 

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  18. Support Team 'PatAnya'

    Tuesday 15 October 2013, 17:18

    Team PatAnya are Casualty star Patrick Robinson and dance partner Anya Garnis. A formidable pairing, at the age of 49, Patrick has already declared that he wants to be the oldest winner of SCD, and from his early performances he may just stand a chance.

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  19. Support Team 'Nartem'

    Tuesday 15 October 2013, 17:17

    Team Nartem have got it all - beauty, grace and style…and that’s just Russian hunk Artem Chigvintsev. But in all seriousness his pairing with the gorgeous actress Natalie Gumede has made them one hot, hot couple. 

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  20. Support Team 'Marketa'

    Tuesday 15 October 2013, 17:16

    From the outside the pairing of gregarious, funny, warm, and dare we say cuddly, actor Mark Benton and frosty Lithuanian ice queen Iveta Lukosiute, looked to be a huge mis-match. BUT these two have not only been getting on like a house on fire – they’ve been setting the dance floor alight as well...

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