Find out how Sid scored each week
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Having played hapless, hen pecked mechanic, Ricky Butcher for nearly 25 years until his exit from EastEnders in 2012, Sid Owen is one of the most recognisable actors on British TV screens. He may be more used to donning oily overalls than sequins and spats, but Sid is poised to prove himself in front of the Strictly judges this year.
I am so excited to do Strictly, because if I get married, I won’t look a numpty when I do my first dance.Sid Owen
Sid grew up in Sutton, south west London but began attending the famous Anna Scher Drama School in Islington. There, Sid’s natural talent and charisma saw him land a role in a BBC adaptation of Oliver Twist. He also met Patsy Palmer at the school, who later would go on to be his onscreen wife.
Sid’s big break came in 1985 when he as cast as Ned, Al Pacino’s son, in the film Revolution when he was 14. Two years later aged 16, Sid auditioned for the role of Ricky in the soap EastEnders. His performance as the lovable but under the thumb mechanic made him instantly recognisable on the streets of Great Britain, whilst his wife Bianca coined him a household catchphrase, as the nation yelled “Rickkkkkay!”.
Sid left EastEnders in 2000 in order to pursue a pop career. He released a cover of Sugar Minott's 1982 single, Good Thing Going. The song reached No. 14 in the UK Singles Chart in June of that year.
Sid returned to EastEnders in 2002 until 2004 and then again in 2008, before retiring from the show in 2012. Sid appeared in a number of other television dramas, including prison drama Bad Girls. Having sized up the competition already, will Sid be Tangoing his way to the top of the leaderboard or will he be getting the first bus back to the East End?
- Sid and Ola dance the Cha Cha to 'Ghostbusters' Duration: 01:43 Series 10, Week 4
- Sid & Ola dance the Salsa to 'Hips Don't Lie' Duration: 01:42 Series 10, Week 2
- Sid Owen & Ola Jordan dance the Waltz to ' I Won't Give Up' Duration: 01:54 Series 10, Week 1 - Show 2
- Sid Owen: Teaser trail Duration: 00:20 Series 10
- First steps: Sid and Ola Duration: 01:30 Series 10
- CELEBRITY REVEAL : Sid Owen Duration: 01:06
- Colin Salmon Left in Week 5
- Dani Harmer Left in the Grand Final
- Denise Van Outen Runner up
- Fern Britton Left in Week 6
- Jerry Hall Left in Week 3
- Johnny Ball Left in Week 2
- Kimberley Walsh Runner up
- Lisa Riley Left in Week 11
- Louis Smith Winner of 2012
- Michael Vaughan Left in Week 9
- Nicky Byrne Left in Week 10
- Richard Arnold Left Strictly in Week 7
- Sid Owen Left in Week 4
- Victoria Pendleton LEFT IN WEEK 8