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Mark Ramprakash

Winner of series four in 2006

Mark Ramprakash became the second consecutive cricketer to win Strictly; he and his partner, Karen Hardy, pipped rugby player Matt Dawson and partner Lilia Kopylova to the crown.

I'd never say I was confident going out to dance because it can take one small lapse in concentration and you can go wrong.
Mark Rampakash

Mark and Karen became the first couple to re-start a routine after the couple's initial attempt saw Mark’s mic get caught in Karen’s dress during a salsa dance – they still managed to achieve the highest score of the night.

In 2008, Mark appeared on a Strictly Come Dancing episode of The Weakest Link; he was voted off in the firth round.

Mark's Strictly Stats

Week 1 – Cha Cha Cha: 27 points

Week 2 – N/A

Week 3 – Tango: 32 points

Week 4 – Paso Doble: 35 points

Week 5 – Salsa: 36 points

Week 6 – American Smooth: 33 points

Week 7 – Rumba: 27 points

Week 8 – Viennese Waltz: 36 points

Week 9 – Foxtrot: 28 points, Samba: 36 points

Week 10 – Waltz: 36 points, Jive: 27 points

Week 11 – Quickstep: 34 points, Argentine Tango: 39 points

 Week 12 – Tango: 34 points, Salsa: 40 points, Samba: 36 points


SCD Champions - Series 4

Watch the winning couple of Strictly Come Dancing 2006, Mark Ramprakash and Karen Hardy, perform at the final.

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