STRICTLY Come Dancing bosses have been forced to reveal the full voting results of last year's competition which saw Holby City star Joe McFadden crowned winner. Producers will have to disclose within 35 days which order Alexandra Burke, Gemma Atkinson and Debbie McGee came in the grand final, after a furious fan of the show submitted a request under the Freedom Of Information Act. While it was revealed at the time that 42-year-old actor Joe and dance partner Katya Jones had triumphed, viewers were left in the dark about who had made it into second, third and fourth places. Many fans - who had paid 15p a phone call to vote - became angry after the final in December, and some even suggested the results were a fix. At the time viewers took to social media to slam the lack of transparency. One wrote: "As ever, the real #Strictly scandal is 'who came second?' #scd" However, thanks to one fan, bosses may now be made to disclose the full order. Back in December, they wrote: "Under the FOI … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing bosses forced to reveal last year’s voting results in full after furious complaints from viewers
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JOHN Sergeant is a veteran British journalist perhaps best remembered for his spell on Strictly Come Dancing. Here's what you need to know about the seasoned broadcaster - and how he fared in the ballroom... Who is John Sergeant? John Sergeant is a 74-year-old British journalist who started his career as a correspondent for the Liverpool Echo. Prior to that, he graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford, where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He went on to join the international desk at the BBC as a radio reporter, covering stories in more than 25 countries. He married Mary Smithies in 1969 and they have two children including Mike, who is also a journalist. When was John Sergeant on Strictly? Sergeant competed with partner Kristina Rihanoff in the sixth series of the hit show in 2008. He consistently finished bottom of the leaderboard but the public keep voting him through to the next round. The TV star voluntarily left the show in Week 10 following a farewell dance, … [Read more...] about How old is John Sergeant, when was he on Strictly Come Dancing, who’s his wife and what TV shows has he presented?
ALONGSIDE Tim Lovejoy, Simon Rimmer forms one half of weekend telly's cheekiest mid-morning presenting pair. The Sunday Brunch host was on the dancefloor for the last series of Strictly Come Dancing partnered with Karen Clifton – but he got voted off in week six after a nailbiting dance-off. Here's the full lowdown on the celebrity chef... Who is Simon Rimmer? Simon Rimmer is a chef and restaurateur who rose to TV fame as co-host of the anarchic weekend show Sunday Brunch. Born in Merseyside in 1963, he taught himself to cook after initially studying fashion and textiles. He opened vegetarian restaurant Greens in Manchester in 1990, and it quickly became one of the most exciting new eateries in the country. The 54-year-old followed that up with his second restaurant – Earle, in Greater Manchester, which has met similar acclaim since opening in 2006. Beyond his TV work, Simon has published five cookbooks, and regularly crops up writing in food mags. He is married … [Read more...] about Who is Simon Rimmer? Celebrity chef, Sunday Brunch and Britain’s Favourite Food presenter and Strictly Come Dancing contestant
WE limber up with the JLS star, 30, and chat getting married, going solo and becoming a dad. Where: Base Dance Studio, London. Congrats on your son Grayson Jax, now three months! How are the sleepless nights? He sleeps, which is amazing. Maybe twice a week he wakes up in the night because he’s hungry. But for five nights he’s passed out from 11pm until about 6.30am. What’s been the biggest challenge? It’s heartbreaking leaving in the morning. My fiancée Sarah [Richards, 34, a dancer] has been amazing. Grayson has been at my tour rehearsals every day at the studio. I’m touring and releasing music, but in my head it’s for him and us as a family. I need to make sure everything falls into place. What’s been the best moment? Watching Sarah pregnant for all those months, happily dancing and teaching and being able to do everything. I’m so in awe of women in general and how amazing the human body is! Aston Merrygold reveals on This Morning … [Read more...] about Aston Merrygold talks becoming a first-time dad, his shock Strictly Come Dancing exit and going solo
STRICTLY Come Dancing is gearing up for another series in 2018 and fans just can't wait! But who's taking part and which professional dancers will be returning to the hit Saturday night show? Which celebrities are rumoured to be on Strictly Come Dancing 2018? Here are the stars that are being tipped to join the line-up: Anneka Rice The Sun exclusively revealed that TV veteran Anneka is being lined up for this year’s Strictly. The 59-year-old — famed for her jumpsuit-clad bum in Eighties hit Treasure Hunt — had a meeting at the BBC’s London HQ in early April 2018 after show chiefs contacted her. Cheryl If head judge Shirley Ballas gets her way, Cheryl will be joining the show. The 57-year-old said: "I think Cheryl would be amazing.” However, if the ballroom-based competition really do want the star, they might be in for a fight – after it was revealed that fans desperately wanted her back on rival show, The X Factor. Nadiya Hussain 2015 … [Read more...] about Who is in the Strictly Come Dancing 2018 line-up and when does it start? Latest rumours on celebrities and pros