• Kevin Clifton receives the sweetest message from Susan Calman after Strictly performance

    Kevin Clifton and Stacey Dooley performed a cha-cha for their second dance on Strictly Come Dancing, which was received with mixed reactions from the judges. And while Kevin thought that Stacey did well, there was another person who was just as proud of the award-winning journalist – Kevin's former dance partner Susan Calman. Following the judges' scores, Susan took to Twitter to back up Stacey. She wrote: "Watched @kevinclifton and @staceydooley open the show. They killed it. Apologies to Stacey though, it seems that Craig still thinks he's marking me. You were amazing." Kevin then retweeted Susan's message, and

  • Exclusive! Strictly's Vick Hope admires Meghan Markle for this amazing reason

    In an exclusive shoot and interview with Hello! magazine, Strictly Come Dancing contender Vick Hope has revealed that she only stopped straightening her trademark curly hair a year ago. Vick explained: "There is a level of confidence you need before the day comes when you realise that what makes you different is really the greatest thing. When I was growing up all I ever wanted was straight hair as you want to be the same as everyone else but then last summer a hairdresser friend said, 'let's stop straightening this and keep it curly', and I've never looked back." Vick and

  • Brendan Cole: who will be the first voted off Strictly Come Dancing? 'It will be soul destroying'

    Hi everyone, what a show last night! The Strictly pro dancers and celebrities will all be feeling the pressure ahead of the first vote on Sunday night, and you may be wondering who I think will leave first after Saturday's performances? Right now so early on in the competition, it really could be anyone – as it's all about popularity at the moment. I suspect those at the bottom of the leaderboard like Katie Piper and Susannah Constantine will be fine though as they will have viewers getting behind them for the first few weeks. Its those in the

  • Susannah Constantine first to leave Strictly after cheating accusations from judge

    Susannah Constantine and her dance partner Anton Du Beke are the first couple to leave Strictly Come Dancing, after the judges voted to save Lee Ryan and Nadiya Bychkova following the dreaded dance off. The decision comes after judge Craig Revel Horwood made a comment about Anton using heavy smoke during Saturday night's performance to hide Susannah's footwork. After they performed the Foxtrot to They Can’t Take That Away From Me by Frank Sinatra, Craig said: "Even the smoke, sadly couldn't cover that complete dance disaster." The pair performed the same dance against Lee and Nadiya who repeated their

  • Strictly surprises viewers by doing this for the first time in 14 years

    In a Strictly first, the incredible opening dance featured same-sex dancing partners in the choreography! Sunday's sequence showed AJ Pritchard and Gorka Marquez give a fiery performance as they showed off some impressive together while linking hands. Neil Jones and Kevin Clifton also made a powerful duo, as did Katya Jones and Nadiya Bychkova, and Aljaz Škorjanec and Pasha Kovolev. It looked amazing, and fans praised the show for making the move in this year's season. One fan account wrote: "SAME SEX DANCING FROM THE PROS! About time too!," while another said: "That pro dance was amazing AND same-sex