|Country of origin United Kingdom|
Original network BBC One
Professional winner Aliona Vilani
|No. of episodes 29|
Celebrity winner Jay McGuiness
|Original release 5 September (Launch Show)
25 September 2015 – 19 December 2015|
Winners Aliona Vilani, Jay McGuiness
Strictly Come Dancing returned for its thirteenth series on BBC One with a launch show on 5 September 2015, with the live shows starting on 25 September 2015. Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman returned to present the launch show and the live shows while Zoë Ball returned to present Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two on BBC Two. Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood returned as judges for their thirteenth series, along with Darcey Bussell who returned for her fourth series as a judge.
- Scoring chart
- Average chart
- Highest and lowest scoring performances of the series
- Weekly scores and songs
- Launch show
- Week 1
- Week 2
- Week 3: Movie Week
- Week 4
- Week 5
- Week 6: Halloween Week
- Week 7
- Week 8
- Week 9: Blackpool Week
- Week 10
- Week 11: Musicals Week
- Week 12: Semi Final
- Week 13: Final
- Dance chart
The series was won by The Wanted band member Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani on 19 December. McGuiness became the first celebrity since Louis Smith in series 10 to win the show without falling into the bottom two dance-off during the series, as well being the first since Kara Tointon in series 8 to win without achieving a perfect 40 score during the competition. Vilani also became the first professional in the show's history to win the show for a second time, after previously winning with Harry Judd in series 9. This series also saw long standing professional Anton du Beke reach the final for the first time, with Katie Derham, and Kevin Clifton becoming the first professional dancer to reach three consecutive finals.
On 23 April 2015, the list of professionals who were returning for the thirteenth series was revealed. Professionals from the last series who will not return include Trent Whiddon and Iveta Lukosiute. Robin Windsor, who did not return last series due to an injury, will also not return for this series, though it was revealed that he will be involved in the spin-off show It Takes Two. Alongside Windsor, Joanne Clifton too will be involved in the spin off, and appear in the Children in Need and Christmas specials later in 2015. She will also be taking part in the group dances during the series. Three new professional dancers were introduced: Russian dancer Gleb Savchenko (from the American, Australian, and Russian versions of Dancing with the Stars), South African dancer Oti Mabuse (from Germany's Let's Dance) Replaced Iveta Lukosiute and Italian dancer Giovanni Pernice Replaced Trent Whiddon & Robin Windsor.
On 10 August 2015, broadcaster Jeremy Vine was the first celebrity announced for the series, with more celebrities being revealed throughout the month. The lineup was completed on 27 August 2015 on The One Show.
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-points scale. The additional points gained in the Week 10 "Quickstep-a-thon" 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).
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.
Week 3: Movie Week
Week 6: Halloween Week
Week 9: Blackpool Week
Week 11: Musicals Week
Week 12: Semi-Final
For the Dance Off, Anita & Gleb chose to dance their Salsa, while Katie & Anton chose to dance their Waltz.
Week 13: 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.