Season 8

The eighth series of Strictly Come Dancing began with a red carpet launch show on 11 September 2010, and the competitive live shows began on 1 October. The series concluded on 18 December when Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev won the competition. According to BARB data, this series was the consistently highest rated of the show to date, peaking at 14.28 million viewers. There are 14 couples in this series and three new male professionals, Artem Chigvintsev, Robin Windsor and Jared Murillo. For series 8 the set has been totally revamped to try to attract more viewers to the programme, the backstage room where scores were given has been replaced by a tower above the dancefloor so the couples can watch as their team mates perform. In week 8 of the competition the live show was transmitted from the Blackpool Tower Ballroom. This series is presented by Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly on Saturday. On Sunday, for the results show, Daly is joined by It Takes Two presenter Claudia Winkleman. The celebrities did not know their professional partners until they were introduced to each other at the launch show.

Season episodes list 8

S08E01

S08E01 : Launch show (aired on 09/13/2010)

The Launch Show introduces the 14 new celebrities as they meet their professional partners for the…
S08E02

S08E02 : Week 1, Part 1 (aired on 10/02/2010)

n the first live show of the new season, in a brand new set, seven of the contestants (Felicity,…
S08E03

S08E03 : Week 1, Part 2 (aired on 10/03/2010)

The remaining seven contestants (Jimi, Ann, Gavin, Kara, Michelle, Peter and Tina), and their…
S08E04

S08E04 : Week 2 (aired on 10/09/2010)

All 14 couples perform against each other for the first time this season, dancing either a Salsa or…
S08E05

S08E05 : Week 2 Results (aired on 10/10/2010)

Claudia joins Tess as co host of this seasons results shows. There is music from special guest…
S08E06

S08E06 : Week 3 (aired on 10/16/2010)

Tina can't compete this week, as she has chickenpox, but the remaining 12 couples perform either a…
S08E07

S08E07 : Week 3 Results (aired on 10/17/2010)

There are two professional dances, including Flavia in a 'Tango Unleashed'. Special guest Peter…
S08E08

S08E08 : Week 4 (aired on 10/23/2010)

Week four sees the 12 remaining couples perform either a Tango or a Charleston. Michelle Williams…
S08E09

S08E09 : Week 4 Results (aired on 10/24/2010)

In the week 4 results show there are two pro-dancer performances, one a 1940s based Jive, the other…
S08E10

S08E10 : Week 5 (aired on 10/30/2010)

In this Halloween Special, the remaining 11 couples perform a spooky version of either a Jive, Paso…
S08E11

S08E11 : Week 5 Results (aired on 10/31/2010)

There is a pro-group dance to 'Ghostbusters', and a Viennese Waltz from the Show-Dancers. Special…
S08E12

S08E12 : Week 6 (aired on 11/06/2010)

For the first time this season, the 10 remaining couples each perform a different dance. Kara and…
S08E13

S08E13 : Week 6 Results (aired on 11/07/2010)

In the week 6 results show there is a Rock'n'Roll show dance, plus a Pro-dance Foxtrot. There is…
S08E14

S08E14 : Week 7 (aired on 11/13/2010)

The remaining 9 couples each perform a different dance. Scott and Natalie find themselves at the…
S08E15

S08E15 : Week 7 Results (aired on 11/14/2010)

In the week 7 results show, there is a pro-dance American Smooth, plus music from The Soldiers,…
S08E16

S08E16 : Week 8 (aired on 11/20/2010)

In a Vegas themed special from the famous Tower Ballroom in Blackpool, the remaining 8 couples…
S08E17

S08E17 : Week 8 Results (aired on 11/21/2010)

In the week 8 results show, from the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool, there is a pro-dance from the…
S08E18

S08E18 : Week 9 (aired on 11/27/2010)

The remaining 7 contestants perform a Jive, American Smooth, Charleston, an Argentine Tango or a…
S08E19

S08E19 : Week 9 Results (aired on 11/28/2010)

In the week 9 results show there is a pro-dance Jive, a raunchy Rumba from James and Ola, and music…
S08E20

S08E20 : Week 10 (aired on 12/04/2010)

Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly host a movie night special, as the six remaining stars try to put on…
S08E21

S08E21 : Week 10 Results (aired on 12/05/2010)

There is a group show dance to ABBA tunes, Erin and Anton perform a classic Hollywood Waltz to the…
S08E22

S08E22 : Week 11, Part 1 (aired on 12/10/2010)

In the first show of the semi-finals, each couple perform two dances, an individual dance and a…
S08E23

S08E23 : Week 11, Part 2 (aired on 12/11/2010)

In the second show of the semi-finals, the couples perform their third dance. There is also music…
S08E24

S08E24 : Week 11 Results (aired on 12/12/2010)

In the Semi-Final results show there is a group dance from the Strictly Show Dancers, plus music…
S08E25

S08E25 : Grand Final - Part 1 (aired on 12/18/2010)

In the first part of the Grand Final, the 3 remaining couples perform their highest scored dance of…
S08E26

S08E26 : Grand Final - Part 2 (aired on 12/18/2010)

At the start of the season finale, Pamela and James get voted off, having received the lowest…
S08E27

S08E27 : Christmas Special (aired on 12/25/2010)

Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly host a Christmas spectacular as five new celebrities take up the…