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Strictly Come Dancing (series 12)

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No. of episodes  29
Celebrity winner  Caroline Flack
Number of episodes  29
Original network  BBC One
Professional winner  Pasha Kovalev
Country of origin  United Kingdom
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Original release  7 September (2014-09-07) (Launch Show) 26 September 2014 (2014-09-26) – 20 December 2014 (2014-12-20)
Winners  Pasha Kovalev, Caroline Flack

Strictly Come Dancing returned for its twelfth series beginning from 7 September 2014 with a launch show, with the live shows starting on 26 and 27 September. Tess Daly returned to present the main show on BBC One alongside Claudia Winkleman, who has been promoted to co-presenter in addition to the results show after Bruce Forsyth decided to leave the show after the eleventh series; however, Forsyth will continue to host the Christmas and Children in Need specials. Zoë Ball returned as presenter of spin-off show Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two on BBC Two. Judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Darcey Bussell also returned.

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In the third week entertainer Donny Osmond joined the four regular judges, making the maximum score that week 50 points. The shows from 1 to 16 November were hosted by Daly and Zoë Ball, after one of Winkleman's children was involved in an accident. Winkleman returned to co-host the show on 22 November.

The series was won by Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev on 20 December. Flack holds the record for the most maximum scores of 40 by any contestant. (This record is later equaled by Danny Mac, runner-up from series 14.) She became the first celebrity to score the maximum 40 from the judges in all three of her dances in the final, and second to get the highest scores possible in the final after Lisa Snowdon did in series 6, and also set the record for the longest consecutive run of 40 marks, with four, since her second dance in the semi-final had also scored 40, breaking Snowdon's record of three. Kovalev also became the second strictly professional to reach the finals three times, after Brendan Cole.

Couples

On 1 June 2014, it was revealed that James Jordan, Artem Chigvintsev (who took a break to appear on Dancing with the Stars) and Anya Garnis would not be returning as professionals, but that Garnis would still be part of the choreography team. They would instead be replaced by two new professionals, Joanne Clifton and Tristan MacManus, who had previously appeared on Dancing With the Stars, in addition to Natalie Lowe who would return after withdrawing from the last series due to a foot injury. On 6 August, it was announced that Robin Windsor would not be competing as a professional in the series as previously announced, due to back injury. He was replaced by Trent Whiddon.

Frankie Bridge was announced as the first contestant on 13 August, with more celebrities being announced throughout the month. The full line-up was revealed by the BBC on 29 August.

Scoring chart

     indicates 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

Average chart

This table only counts for dances scored on a traditional 40-points scale (Donny Osmond's scores from week three and the scores from the Waltz-a-Thon in week eleven are not included).

Highest and lowest scoring performances of the series

The highest and lowest performances in each dance according to the judges' scale are as follows (scores given by guest judges are deducted from the total).

Gregg Wallace, Alison Hammond, Steve Backshall and Sunetra Sarker are the only celebrities not to land on this list.

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.

Launch show

  • Musical guests: 5 Seconds of Summer—"Amnesia" and Smokey Robinson & Imelda May—"Get Ready"
  • Week 1

    Running order (Night 1 – Friday)
    Running order (Night 2 – Saturday)

    Week 2

  • Musical guests: Jamie Cullum and Gregory Porter—"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
  • Running order
    Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Jennifer & Tristan
  • Bussell: Jennifer & Tristan
  • Tonioli: Jennifer & Tristan
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Jennifer & Tristan
  • Week 3: Movie Week

    Individual judges scores given in the chart below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Donny Osmond, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

  • Musical guest: Donny Osmond—"Moon River"
  • Running order
    Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Simon & Kristina
  • Bussell: Simon & Kristina
  • Osmond: Simon & Kristina
  • Tonioli: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Simon & Kristina
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Simon & Kristina
  • Week 4

  • Musical guests: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett—"Anything Goes"/"It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"
  • Running order
    Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Mark & Karen
  • Bussell: Mark & Karen
  • Tonioli: Mark & Karen
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Mark and Karen.
  • Week 5

  • Musical guest: Culture Club—"Karma Chameleon"
  • Running order
    Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Thom & Iveta
  • Bussell: Thom & Iveta
  • Tonioli: Simon & Kristina
  • Goodman: Simon & Kristina
  • Week 6: Halloween Week

  • Musical guest: Annie Lennox—"I Put a Spell on You"
  • Running order
    Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Alison & Aljaž
  • Bussell: Alison & Aljaž
  • Tonioli: Alison & Aljaž
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Scott & Joanne
  • Week 7

  • Musical guest: Katherine Jenkins—"We'll Gather Lilacs"
  • Running order
    Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Caroline & Pasha
  • Bussell: Caroline & Pasha
  • Tonioli: Caroline & Pasha
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Caroline & Pasha
  • Week 8: Blackpool Week

  • Musical guests: Shirley Bassey—"Goldfinger" and McBusted—"Air Guitar"
  • Running order
    Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Sunetra & Brendan
  • Bussell: Sunetra & Brendan
  • Tonioli: Sunetra & Brendan
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Sunetra & Brendan
  • Week 9

  • Musical guest: Barry Manilow—"Copacabana"/"What a Wonderful World"
  • Running order
    Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Sunetra & Brendan
  • Bussell: Steve & Ola
  • Tonioli: Sunetra & Brendan
  • Goodman: Sunetra & Brendan
  • Week 10: "Around the World" Week

  • Musical guests: André Rieu and Alfie Boe—"Volare"
  • Dance guests: Michael Flatley & Lord of the Dance
  • Running order
    Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Mark & Karen
  • Bussell: Mark & Karen
  • Tonioli: Mark & Karen
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Mark & Karen
  • Week 11: Quarter-Final

  • Musical guest: OneRepublic—"Counting Stars"
  • Running order
    Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Pixie & Trent
  • Bussell: Simon & Kristina
  • Tonioli: Pixie & Trent
  • Goodman: Simon & Kristina
  • Week 12: Semi-Final

  • Musical guest: Paloma Faith—"Changing"
  • Running order

    For the Dance Off, Jake & Janette chose to dance their Cha-Cha-Cha, while Mark & Karen chose to dance their Rumba.

    Judges votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Mark & Karen
  • Bussell: Jake & Janette
  • Tonioli: Jake & Janette
  • Goodman: Mark & Karen
  • Week 13: Final

  • Musical guest: Take That—"Greatest Day"/"These Days"/"Never Forget"
  • Running order (Show 1)
    Running order (Show 2)

    Dance chart

         Highest scoring dance      Lowest scoring dance
  • Week 1: Cha-Cha-Cha, Jive, Tango or Waltz
  • Week 2: One unlearned dance (introducing American Smooth, Charleston, Foxtrot and Salsa)
  • Week 3 (Movie Week): One unlearned dance (introducing Paso Doble, Quickstep, Rumba and Samba)
  • Week 4: One unlearned dance
  • Week 5: One unlearned dance (introducing Viennese Waltz)
  • Week 6 (Halloween Week): One unlearned dance
  • Week 7: One unlearned dance
  • Week 8 (Blackpool Week): One unlearned dance (introducing Argentine Tango)
  • Week 9: One unlearned dance
  • Week 10 ("Around the World" Week): One unlearned dance
  • Week 11: One unlearned dance and Waltz-a-Thon
  • Week 12: Two unlearned dances
  • Week 13 (Show 1): Judges' choice and showdance
  • Week 13 (Show 2): Couple's favourite dance of the series
  • Reception

    The series was received positively by both critics and viewing figures. It regularly came first, beating out rival show The X Factor.

    Osmond's role as a judge in week three was panned by viewers, as he (unlike the other judges) was not a professional dancer. Viewers also deemed his scoring too inconsistent, as he awarded unusually high marks, including the first ten of the series.

    Ratings

    Weekly ratings for each show on BBC One. All numbers are in millions and provided by BARB.

    References

    Strictly Come Dancing (series 12) Wikipedia


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