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Strictly Come Dancing (series 13)

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Country of origin  United Kingdom
Original network  BBC One
Professional winner  Aliona Vilani
No. of episodes  29
Celebrity winner  Jay McGuiness
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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.

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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.

Couples

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 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. 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).

  • Ainsley Harriott and Daniel O'Donnell 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: Jess Glynne—"Don't Be So Hard on Yourself" & "Hold My Hand" and Gregory Porter—"Puttin' On the Ritz"
  • Week 1

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

    Week 2

  • Musical guest: Rod Stewart—"Please"
  • Running order
    Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Jamelia & Tristan
  • Bussell: Jamelia & Tristan
  • Tonioli: Jamelia & Tristan
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Jamelia & Tristan.
  • Week 3: Movie Week

  • Musical guest: Andrea Bocelli—"Don't Cry for Me Argentina"
  • Running order
    Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Ainsley & Natalie
  • Bussell: Ainsley & Natalie
  • Tonioli: Ainsley & Natalie
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Ainsley & Natalie.
  • Week 4

  • Musical guest: Will Young—"Joy"
  • Running order
    Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Kirsty & Brendan
  • Bussell: Kirsty & Brendan
  • Tonioli: Kirsty & Brendan
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Kirsty & Brendan.
  • Week 5

  • Musical guest: Bryan Adams—"Brand New Day"
  • Running order
    Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Jamelia & Tristan
  • Bussell: Jamelia & Tristan
  • Tonioli: Jamelia & Tristan
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Jamelia & Tristan.
  • Week 6: Halloween Week

  • Musical guest: James Morrison—"Demons"
  • Running order
    Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Jamelia & Tristan
  • Bussell: Jamelia & Tristan
  • Tonioli: Jamelia & Tristan
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Jamelia & Tristan.
  • Week 7

  • Musical guest: Seal—"Every Time I'm With You"
  • Running order
    Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Kellie & Kevin
  • Bussell: Kellie & Kevin
  • Tonioli: Kellie & Kevin
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Kellie & Kevin.
  • Week 8

  • Musical guests: Years & Years—"King" and Brandon Flowers—"Still Want You"
  • Running order
    Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Jamelia & Tristan
  • Bussell: Jamelia & Tristan
  • Tonioli: Jamelia & Tristan
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Jamelia & Tristan.
  • Week 9: Blackpool Week

  • Musical guests: Anastacia—"I'm Outta Love" and Take That—"Hey Boy"
  • Running order
    Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Peter & Janette
  • Bussell: Peter & Janette
  • Tonioli: Peter & Janette
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Jamelia & Tristan
  • Week 10

  • Musical guest: Adam Lambert—"Another Lonely Night" and Il Divo—"¿Quien Será? (Sway)"
  • Running order
    Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Kellie & Kevin
  • Bussell: Kellie & Kevin
  • Tonioli: Kellie & Kevin
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Kellie & Kevin
  • Week 11: Musicals Week

  • Musical guests: Josh Groban—"Over the Rainbow"
  • Running order
    Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Georgia & Giovanni
  • Bussell: Georgia & Giovanni
  • Tonioli: Georgia & Giovanni
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Georgia & Giovanni
  • Week 12: Semi-Final

  • Musical guest: Kylie Minogue—"I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter"
  • Running order

    For the Dance Off, Anita & Gleb chose to dance their Salsa, while Katie & Anton chose to dance their Waltz.

    Judges' votes to save
  • Revel Horwood: Anita & Gleb
  • Bussell: Katie & Anton
  • Tonioli: Katie & Anton
  • Goodman: Katie & Anton
  • Week 13: Final

  • Musical guest: Ellie Goulding—"Love Me like You Do"
  • 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, Quickstep and Salsa)
  • Week 3 (Movie Week): One unlearned dance (introducing Paso Doble and Rumba)
  • Week 4: One unlearned dance (introducing Samba and Viennese Waltz)
  • Week 5: One unlearned dance
  • Week 6 (Halloween Week): One unlearned dance
  • Week 7: One unlearned dance (introducing Argentine Tango)
  • Week 8: One unlearned dance
  • Week 9 (Blackpool Week): One unlearned dance
  • Week 10: One unlearned dance and Quickstep-a-thon
  • Week 11 (Musical Week): One unlearned dance
  • Week 12 (Semi Finals): Two unlearned dances
  • Week 13 (Show 1): Judges' choice and showdance
  • Week 13 (Show 2): Couple's favourite dance 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 13) Wikipedia


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