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How well do you really know Strictly Come Dancing?

As this years’ season of the popular TV show Strictly Come Dancing is now well underway, we’ve taken a look back over past seasons and created a quiz to test your knowledge on how well you really know the show.

Jo Foster
5 Oct 2023

From history-makers to current stars and past winners, give it a go and let us know how you get on by tagging us on Instagram @evolve_talent_speakers

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1/6: Which celebrity won the show in 2006?

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Cricket Speakers

We’re impressed if you got this one correct – a true Strictly fan! Former English cricketer and cricket coach, Mark Ramprakash MBE, won the fourth series of the show back in 2005. Partnered with professional, Karen Hardy, he stole the show and captivated the eyes and hearts of the nation.

A talented batsman, Mark Ramprakash played 52 Test Matches and 18 ODIs and became one of the most prolific run scorers of his generation over a 25-year career. Since his retirement, he has worked as a coach for a number of high-profile sides and his down-to-earth personality has kept his popularity with the public.

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2/6: Who is the current head judge on the show?

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Entertainment and TV Speakers

Shirley Ballas! One of the world’s most famous Latin and Ballroom dancers, Shirley Ballas has excelled in her role as head judge on Strictly Come Dancing.

Her knowledge and lovable personality have resulted in her being adored by the public and a favourite member of the judging panel on the show. Unsurprisingly, she is a much-loved TV personality and has starred in the likes of Taskmaster, Saturday Kitchen, Loose Women and The Great British Sewing Bee, to name a few.

If you’re looking for a professional with great audience experience and an ability to engage any crowd, Shirley Ballas is the speaker for you! To book for your event, contact us today.

3/6: Which celebrity was in the first same-sex couple on the show?

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Diversity Speakers

We can’t believe it’s been three years since boxing champion, Nicola Adams OBE, graced our screens with Strictly Come Dancing professional, Katya Jones.

Already the first female boxer to become an Olympic champion, she then became a part of the first same-sex couple on Strictly Come Dancing. Nicola Adams’ history-making has inspired many women around the globe. An advocate for diversity and inclusion, female empowerment and the LGBT+ community, Nicola Adams is one of the most popular speakers in the industry.

To book Nicola Adams as a sport, motivational, inspirational, diversity and inclusion or LGBT speaker, get in touch with us here at Evolve Talent & Speakers today.

4/6: Which professional dancer won the glitterball trophy during a fantastic final in 2017?

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Entertainment and TV Speakers

Paired with actor, Joe McFadden, Strictly Come Dancing professional, Katya Jones taught Joe a wide range of different dance styles and established the pair as the most popular on the series as they won the iconic Glitterball trophy.

Having three years later gone onto make history as being in the first same-sex couple to ever compete on the show, Katya Jones is one of the most recognised professionals on Strictly Come Dancing. Also taking part in the shows nationwide tour, it is no surprise she makes for an incredibly popular speaker.

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5/6: As well as being a professional dancer on the show, who took on the additional role of head judge for Poland’s Dancing With The Stars in 2018?

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Entertainment and TV Speakers

A mesmeric professional and media personality, Ola Jordan took on the additional role of head judge for Poland’s Dancing With The Stars in 2018, whilst also being a professional dancer on the UK’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Ola Jordan was a professional on the show for over 9 years and never failed to capture the hearts of the nation. Since her departure from Strictly Come Dancing, she has remained a popular media personality, being the face of Freemans and appearing regularly on ITV shows including Loose Women. Ola Jordan has also recorded Celebrity Coach Trip for E4 with her husband and fellow dancer, James; writes a weekly column for Hello magazine online; and runs a dance business Dance Shred.

If you’re looking for a famous face from the dancing world, Ola Jordan is an exceptional choice. To book, get in touch with Evolve Talent & Speakers today.

6/6: Who was the first-ever Welsh professional dancer on the show?

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Event Hosts

A much-loved professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing, Amy Dowden is one of the highest-ranking Ballroom and Latin American professional dancers in the UK.

A four-time British National Finalist and having reached the semi-final of the World Championships in 2015, her talent is undisputed. Making it to the Strictly Come Dancing grand final in 2019 and having a strong run to the quarter-final of the show in 2020, Amy Dowden is a highly recognised and adored personality from our screens.

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