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Strictly Come Dancing
Bruce Forsyth

Strictly Come Dancing series four

Facts and figures

Since the start of Strictly Come Dancing in 2004, the dancers have used 169 bottles of fake tan – that's one per couple per show - they have donned 330 costumes, using over 3m sequins and 73 set of false eyelashes.


Most importantly, there have been 4225 hours of dancing. Over five million votes were cast, and over ten and a half million viewers tuned in to the final show of series three to see Darren Gough and Lilia Kopylova crowned 2005 Strictly Come Dancing champions, raising £1.5 million for Children in Need.


Dance schools across the country have reported a surge in attendance since Strictly Come Dancing started and since Darren Gough's win in 2005 more men have decided to give dancing a go.


Series One


TX Channels: BBC ONE and BBC THREE

TX dates: 15 May 2004 to 3 July 2004


Contestant Profession Dancing partner Ranking
Natasha Kaplinsky Newsreader Brendan Cole 1
Christopher Parker Actor Hanna Karttunen 2
Lesley Garrett Opera singer Anton du Beke 3
Martin Offiah Rugby player Erin Boag 4
Claire Sweeney Actress/presenter John Byrnes 5
Veronica Joseph Actress Paul Killick 6
David Dickinson Presenter Camilla Dallerup 7
Jason Wood Comedian Kylie Jones 8


Winning couple: Natasha Kaplinsky and Brendan Cole


Series Two

TX Channels: BBC ONE and BBC TWO

TX dates: 23 October 2004 to 11 December 2004


Contestant Profession Dancing partner Ranking
Jill Halfpenny Actress Darren Bennett 1
Denise Lewis OBE Athlete Ian Waite 2
Julian Clary Presenter Erin Boag 3
Aled Jones Singer Lilia Kopyova 4
Roger Black MBE Athlete Camilla Dallerup 5
Sarah Manners Actress Brendan Cole 6
Diarmuid Gavin Presenter Nicole Cutler 7
Esther Rantzen OBE Presenter Anton du Beke 8
Carol Vorderman MBE Presenter Paul Killick 9
Quentin Willson Presenter Hazel Newbury 10


Winning couple: Jill Halfpenny and Darren Bennett


Series Three


TX Channels: BBC ONE and BBC TWO

TX dates: 15 October 2005 to 17 December 2005


Contestant Profession Dancing partner Ranking
Darren Gough Cricketer Lilia Kopyova 1
Colin Jackson Athlete Erin Boag 2
Zoe Ball Presenter Ian Waite 3
James Martin Chef Camilla Dallerup 4
Patsy Palmer Actress Anton du Beke 5
Bill Turnbull Presenter Karen Hardy 6
Will Thorpe Actor Hanna Haarala 7
Dennis Taylor Sportsman Isabella Hannah 8
Fiona Phillips Presenter Brendan Cole 9
Gloria Hunniford Presenter Darren Bennett 10
Jay Jacobs Actress Andrew Cuerden 11
Siobhan Hayes Actress Matthew Cutler 12


Winning couple: Darren Gough and Lilia Kopyova

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