Harry Judd

Harry Judd

Biography

Self-taught drummer Harry Judd shot to fame when his band McFly took the charts by storm with their first single 5 Colours In Her Hair. The track, as well as their debut album, went straight to number one.

The 25 year old is not shy of the dancefloor either, having notched up a victory on a special edition of Strictly Come Dancing for Children In Need, alongside partner Ola Jordan.

I love a challenge and this will certainly be the biggest challenge I've taken on.Harry Judd

Career

After seeing an advert in NME, 17 year old Harry auditioned for a part in a new pop band, and despite forgetting his drumsticks, went on to become a member of McFly.

The band's debut album Room On The 3rd Floor went into the charts at number one, earning the boys a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the youngest band to do so.

Since then they've gone on to release another four studio albums, Wonderland, Motion in the Ocean, Radio:Active and Above The Noise, alongside a greatest hits album in 2007.

The band has clocked up eighteen consecutive top twenty singles, seven of which reached number 1 in the UK Singles Chart, and scooped a Brit Award for Best Pop Act in 2005.

Background

Harry was born in Chelmsford, Essex.

His McFly bandmates are Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones and Dougie Poynter.

Harry has also travelled to India to play in charity cricket matches for Sport Relief's All Out For India and recently climbed Ben Nevis with bandmate Tom Fletcher to raise funds for underprivileged children.

Trivia

As well as the drums, Harry also plays the trumpet and the piano.

He loves cricket and almost played for England, but chose to focus on his drumming skills instead.

His favourite actor is Jim Carrey

Harry is obsessed with cleaning and is very tidy. According to his brother he has a real obsession with cleaning wipes and is bordering on being obsessive/compulsive.

Before auditioning for McFly he appeared in Busted's music video for their single Crashed the Wedding.

His favourite food is his mum's Spaghetti Bolognese as he says nobody can cook it quite like her.


Dancing partner

Aliona Vilani and Harry Judd

Harry Judd is dancing with Aliona Vilani.

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Harry's progress

Harry and Aliona were voted the winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2011.

Grand Final

Argentine Tango

40/40

American Smooth

39/40

Show Dance

37/40

Quickstep

40/40

Semi-final

Charleston

39/40

Viennese Waltz

39/40

Week 10

Rumba

36/40

Week 9

Quickstep

39/40

Swing-a-thon

7/7

Week 8

Salsa

34/40

Week 7

Argentine Tango

37/40

Week 6

Samba

33/40

Week 5

Tango

34/40

Week 4

Waltz

35/40

Week 3

Jive

33/40

Week 2

Foxtrot

27/40

Week 1

Cha Cha Cha

28/40

Judges' comments

Bruno Tonioli

High point

"It had class, it had romance, it had style and I'm telling you, you're dancing royalty"

Craig Revel Horwood

Low point

"I would just move your head slightly to the left a little bit more"

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