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  1. In Training: Halloween Special

    Thursday 30 October 2014, 19:03

    It’s fright night this weekend as we get hell-bent on Halloween and our demonic duos come over all danse macabre in the spooky Strictly ballroom. But who’s finding the Tango terrifying, the Paso petrifying, and the Foxtrot a frightening phantasmagoria? Find out in our spooktacular exclusive video...

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  2. Leaderboard: Week Five

    Saturday 25 October 2014, 20:53

    Another stunning, staggering and stupefying Strictly Show on Saturday saw the standard of dancing reach new levels as our 12 remaining couples took to the Ballroom once more.

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  3. Week Five: Live Show

    Saturday 25 October 2014, 15:56

    It’s the fifth Live Show of the series, and with the elimination of the lovely Tim Wonnacott and his dance partner Natalie last week, we’re now down to just a dozen daring duos fighting for the Glitterball Trophy.

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  4. Tim Wonnacott leaves Strictly

    Sunday 19 October 2014, 18:55

    Bargain Hunt presenter and antiques expert Tim Wonnacott is the third contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing 2014.

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  5. Leaderboard: Week Four

    Saturday 18 October 2014, 21:03

    So another fabulous, fun-packed and feisty Strictly Show has ended with very contrasting fortunes for some of our dazzling dancers.

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  6. Week Four: Live Show

    Saturday 18 October 2014, 15:57

    Comment along during Week Four's show

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  7. Support Team Trixie!

    Friday 17 October 2014, 17:46

    Our lovable blondes, Pixie and Trent, received the ultimate assurance they’re a match made in heaven when Judge Craig informed them in Week Two: “You guys make a fantastic partnership; you really suit one another.”

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  8. Support Team Brenetra!

    Friday 17 October 2014, 17:37

    Brendan is Sunetra’s New Zealand dream of a dance partner and Sunetra – or Doctor Dance - has scrubbed up well in sequins and made her partner proud already.

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  9. Support Team Sytina

    Friday 17 October 2014, 17:28

    Siberian pro-dancer Kristina Rihanoff wasn’t feeling Blue after her pairing with pop-star Simon Webbe.

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  10. Backstage: Week Four

    Friday 17 October 2014, 16:18

    Go backstage with our exclusive behind the scenes video from week four.

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  11. Movie Week: Live Show

    Saturday 11 October 2014, 16:39

    With all the glamour of a Hollywood Oscar party in full swing and the tension and drama of an Alfred Hitchcock thriller, Movie Week has arrived at the Strictly Ballroom!

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  12. Strictly Backstage: Movie Week

    Friday 10 October 2014, 17:06

    Movie Week has arrived at the Strictly Ballroom, and we’ve snuck backstage to find out how our couples are feeling ahead of their starring roles on Saturday night.

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  13. Week Three: Music and performances revealed

    Wednesday 8 October 2014, 12:39

    If you thought Strictly couldn’t get any more sparkly - then think again! This week is Movie Week, with all the glitz, glamour and razzamatazz of Tinsel Town thrown into the mix.

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  14. Leaderboard: Week Two

    Saturday 4 October 2014, 20:59

    With a bumper show featuring all 15 couples, Strictly Come Dancing really came to the boil on Saturday night as our celebrities faced the fear of the first elimination weekend.

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  15. Strictly Live Show Blog: Week Two

    Saturday 4 October 2014, 17:15

    Strictly’s back and this time it’s serious! All 15 of our couples are dancing on the same night, with the knowledge that one pair will not be returning next week. So the stakes couldn’t be higher as theyface the judges for the first elimination weekend. 

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  16. In Training: Week Two

    Thursday 2 October 2014, 18:18

    With our couples facing the first elimination show of the series, we catch up with them in the training room to find out how they’re getting on with their second dance.

    Will Scott and Joanne improve on their Cha Cha from Week One which left

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  17. Strictly Week One: Leaderboard

    Saturday 27 September 2014, 20:22

    The 12th series of Strictly Come Dancing returned to our screens with a double whammy of sparkly spectaculars this weekend. Friday’s show saw six of the couples perform their nerve-shredding first dance in front of the judges, whilst Saturday saw the remaining nine couples take the dreaded walk on...

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  18. Get ready for your Second Strictly instalment!

    Saturday 27 September 2014, 17:37

    It’s almost time the second Strictly show of the weekend, so it’s time to don your shiny spandex outfits (if you bothered to take them off from last night), plump those sequined cushions up, get the canapés out of the fridge, poor yourself a drink and prepare for the remaining nine nervous couples...

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  19. First Steps: Tim & Natalie

    Wednesday 24 September 2014, 15:03

    Bargain Hunt’s Tim Wonnacott makes a ‘bid’ for Strictly glory as he begins his training with pro-dancer Natalie Lowe. Will antiques expert Tim feel he is undervalued as a dance partner, or will Natalie realise she has a real bargain on her hands?

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  20. First Steps: Judy and Anton

    Tuesday 16 September 2014, 15:48

    Watch Judy Murray's first day of training with Anton for Strictly Come Dancing.

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