|No. of episodes 26|
Celebrity winner Louis Smith
Number of episodes 26
|Original network BBC One|
Professional winner Flavia Cacace
Country of origin United Kingdom
|Original release 15 September (2012-09-15) (Launch Show)
5 October 2012 (2012-10-05)
– 22 December 2012 (2012-12-22)|
Winners Flavia Cacace, Louis Smith
Strictly Come Dancing returned for its tenth series and began with the launch show on 15 September 2012. The live shows commenced on 5 October. Fourteen celebrities took part - the same number as the previous year. Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly returned to present the main show on BBC One and Claudia Winkleman returned to present the results show with Daly. Zoë Ball returned to present spin-off show Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. Judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood all returned and were joined on the judging panel by series 7 guest judge Darcey Bussell, who replaced Alesha Dixon.
- Scoring chart
- Average chart
- Highest and lowest scoring performances of the series
- Weekly scores and songs
- Launch show
- Night 1 – Friday
- Night 2 – Saturday
- Week 2
- Week 3: Hollywood Week
- Week 4: Halloween Night
- Week 5
- Week 6
- Week 7: Wembley (Dance Through the Decades)
- Week 8
- Week 9
- Week 10: Dance Fusion
- Week 11: Semi Final
- Week 12: Final
- Show 1
- Show 2
- Dance chart
On 20 June 2012, it was announced that Katya Virshilas would not be returning to the show as a professional. On 23 June 2012, it was announced that Karen Hauer of Burn the Floor fame would replace Virshilas.
The show was broadcast from Wembley Arena on 17 November with all proceeds going to the BBC charity, Children in Need. The show on 10 November was hosted by Daly and Winkleman while Forsyth took a break before the Wembley Arena show.
Olympic gymnast Louis Smith and professional partner Flavia Cacace won the series on 22 December 2012. The final was also notable as Pasha Kovalev became the second male professional dancer to reach two consecutive finals, equaling the record of Ian Waite, Erin Boag, Lilia Kopylova and Aliona Vilani.
As with last series there will be 14 celebrities taking part, the professionals were revealed on 23 June 2012. The full line-up was revealed on 10 September 2012 on The One Show.
Johnny Ball was originally partnered with Aliona Vilani; however, following an injury sustained in training before the first live show, Iveta Lukosiute was hired as a replacement partner. This was officially intended as a short-term measure until Vilani was able to return; however, since Ball was voted out with Lukosiute in week 2, Vilani did not return competitively.
Scoring chartindicates the couple eliminated that week indicates the couple that was in the bottom two that week but not eliminated indicates the couple withdrew from the competition that week indicates the winning couple indicates the runner-up couple indicates the third-place couple Red text the couple(s) with the lowest score for that week Green text the couple(s) with the highest score for that week "—" indicates the couple(s) did not dance that week
This table only counts for dances scored on a traditional 40-point scale.
Highest and lowest scoring performances of the series
The best and worst performances in each dance style according to the judges' scores are as follows:
Weekly scores and songs
Unless indicated otherwise, individual judges scores in the charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.
Night 1 – Friday
Night 2 – Saturday
Week 3: Hollywood Week
Week 4: Halloween Night
Week 7: Wembley (Dance Through the Decades)
Broadcast live from Wembley Arena
Week 10: Dance Fusion
Week 11: Semi-Final
Week 12: Final
Dance chartHighest scoring dance Lowest scoring dance
Weekly ratings for each show on BBC One. All numbers are in millions and provided by BARB. Series average excludes the launch show.