Every weekend our Strictly pro dancers perform in front of millions but their look of perfection doesn't come easily.

Hours of preparation and bottles (and bottles and bottles) of hair spray and fake tan, go into getting our couples looking so glam!

Over the last nine series the hair and make up team have got through the following...

  • 108 litres of liquid glitter
  • 315 mascara sticks
  • 360 full heads of hair extensions
  • 720 bottles of nail varnish
  • 1,764 sets of fake eye lashes
  • 4,536 cans of hairspray
  • 6,300 tissues (or 700 tissues a year)
  • 33,390 hair pins (if strung together these hair pins would stretch over a mile - 1.72km!)

And that's just been for Anton Du Beke! We joke, we joke!

It's interesting to note that in one series of Strictly, an average of 504 cans of hairspray is used. That's 252 litres! Enough to fill a very large bath or 6 Mini Cooper petrol tanks...full up!

Ola Jordan holds the record for hair extensions. She had 3 sets weighing 10lbs in total for the Halloween special in 2011. 

Eight hairdryers are used per show with 220 degree heat (phew!). If the heat output of all the hairdryers were combined that would equal 1760 degrees! Around four hairdryers on average blow up per series

236 rollers and hot sticks are used for each show.

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  • Comment number 6. Posted by cliffan

    on 22 Dec 2012 11:15

    Does anyone know how many times professional dance partners have been in the final together??

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  • Comment number 5. Posted by dancybloke

    on 15 Dec 2012 19:18

    How about a Strictly Special of our all time favourite dances? (My vote Zoe's Tango)

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  • Comment number 4. Posted by Aurorabutterflymoon

    on 11 Dec 2012 19:40

    How do you nominate someone to be on Julien's Fashion Magic on It Takes Two? My daughter is a police officer with long hours and her 3 year old daughter would love to see mummy dressed up like Strictly. She loves the programme already.

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  • Comment number 3. Posted by lucy

    on 9 Dec 2012 12:10

    Love the dancing but about time you changed Bruce and his side-kick. Jokes and chatter are awful and spoil a good programme.

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  • Comment number 2. Posted by Mistyhoney

    on 9 Dec 2012 03:46

    @ Dogsallowed That is so nasty! Lisa has been amazing to watch! She is bubbly and full of fun, she deserves to be on this show, she has worked her butt off. Or are you just drooling @ the skinnies and you cannot see past her weight! Get over it sunshine.

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  • Comment number 1. Posted by DOGSALLOWED

    on 8 Dec 2012 19:38

    Why do they keep Lisa in, she's clumsy and painful to watch, leave it to the ones who can dance elegantly! Enough already!

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