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Darren Gough

Winner of series three in 2005

Cricketer Darren Gough won the third series of Strictly, despite never finishing top of the judges’ leaderboard. He and his partner, Lilia Kopylova, defeated athlete Colin Jackson and presenter Zoë Ball in the final.

I didn't realise he was so light on his feet. I'm used to him charging when bowling, not dancing.
Freddie Flintoff

Darren and Lilia paired up again for the Christmas Specials in 2005 and 2007. The duo received top marks on both occasions for their Quickstep and American smooth respectively.

Darren retired from cricket in 2008; he has since gone on to co-present a weekday radio show on talkSPORT.

Darren's Strictly Stats

Week 1 – Cha Cha Cha: 19 points

Week 2 – Quickstep: 30 points

Week 3 – Tango: 33 points

Week 4 – Paso Doble: 34 points

Week 5 – Viennese Waltz: 28 points

Week 6 – Jive: 30 points

Week 7 – Foxtrot: 34 points

Week 8 – American Smooth: 32 points,  Rumba: 30 points

Week 9 – Waltz: 35 points, Samba: 29 points

Week 10 – Foxtrot: 36 points, Paso Doble: 36 points

Clips

SCD Champions - Series 3

Watch the winning couple of Strictly Come Dancing 2005, Darren Gough and Lilia Kopylova, perform at the final.

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