A dance competition where celebrities compete to be crowned the winner. Who is kicked out of the competition each week is decided by the judges scores and viewer votes.




15   14   13   12   11   10   9   8   7   … See all »
2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   … See all »
18 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Comedy | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

British reality series presented by Ant and Dec in which 12 celebrities are abandoned in the Australian jungle. In order to earn food, they must perform Bushtucker Trials which challenge them physically and mentally.

Stars: Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, Joel Dommett
Pointless Celebrities (TV Series 2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Celebrities try to find the most obscure answers to win money for their chosen charities.

Stars: Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman, Barry Chuckle
Come Dine with Me (TV Series 2005)
Game-Show | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of five strangers, each an amateur chef, compete to host the best dinner party, each party solely for the competitors and to be held on consecutive evenings. With a set amount of ... See full summary »

Stars: Dave Lamb, Lesley Joseph, Bill Buckley
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A game show hosted by Ant and Dec filled with stunts, sketches, and special guest appearances.

Stars: Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, Haydn Reid
The X Factor (TV Series 2004)
Music | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

British singing competition in which contestants sing cover songs to try and impress judges and voting viewers.

Stars: Louis Walsh, Simon Cowell, Dermot O'Leary
Countdown (TV Series 1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The long-running words and numbers game.

Stars: Carol Vorderman, Richard Whiteley, Susie Dent
Pointless (TV Series 2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A game show where contestants aim to score the fewest points possible by guessing the least popular answers given by people in polls on various subjects.

Stars: Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman, Lisa Jay Jenkins
Top of the Pops (1964–2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.

Stars: The Ladybirds, Pan's People, Jimmy Savile
Gogglebox (TV Series 2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Some of Britain's most opinionated and avid TV viewers comment freely on the best and worst television shows of the past week, from the comfort of their sofas.

Stars: Ralf Woerdenweber, Josh Tapper, Alex Michael
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The original British version of the quiz show that's become a worldwide hit. Host Chris Tarrant asks hopeful contestants a series of questions, each more difficult than the last. As the ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Tarrant, Eamonn Holmes, Stephen Fry
Catch Phrase (1986–2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Game show in which contestants try to guess well-known phrases or sayings from animated picture puzzles.

Stars: Roy Walker, Nick Weir, Stephen Mulhern
Coronation Street (TV Series 1960)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The UK's longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: Helen Worth, William Roache, Simon Gregson


Series cast summary:
Craig Revel Horwood ...
Alan Dedicoat ...
 Himself - Announcer 350 episodes, 2004-2017
 Herself - Host / ... 338 episodes, 2004-2017
David Arch ...
 Himself - Bandleader 303 episodes, 2006-2017
Brendan Cole ...
Anton du Beke ...
 Himself / ... 277 episodes, 2004-2017
Ola Jordan ...
 Herself / ... 198 episodes, 2006-2015
 Himself - Pro Dancer / ... 185 episodes, 2011-2017
 Herself / ... 181 episodes, 2008-2015
Natalie Lowe ...
 Herself / ... 179 episodes, 2009-2016
Darcey Bussell ...
Erin Boag ...
 Herself / ... 171 episodes, 2004-2012
Aliona Vilani ...
 Herself / ... 161 episodes, 2009-2016
Karen Clifton ...
 Herself - Pro Dancer / ... 160 episodes, 2012-2017
James Jordan ...
 Himself / ... 154 episodes, 2006-2013
 Herself - Host / ... 153 episodes, 2008-2017


A dance competition where celebrities compete to be crowned the winner. Who is kicked out of the competition each week is decided by the judges scores and viewer votes.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Sweeping the nation off its feet. See more »





Release Date:

15 May 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Strictly  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


The use of "Strictly" in the title is both a knowing reference to Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom (1992) film, with its underlying earlier similar plot concept of a Pro and a Beginner dancer paired in Competition, and to denote it's difference from yet similarity to the BBC TV series Come Dancing (1949), which is the strictly professional with professional Dance Competition format. See more »


Julian: You wouldn't know a Paso Doble if you sat on one!
See more »


Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 25 November 2016 (2016) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

I'd rather wander the streets alone at night than watch this.
14 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

With shows like this spanning two hours of a Saturday evening, it's no wonder people go out and turn to drink. I'm appalled by the fact that by paying my TV license I'm helping fund garbage like this. Surely there's a better way to keep families entertained than two hours of people dancing and then cardboard cutout caricatures of judges play the crowd? I swear, the audience is only interested in hearing numbers of increasing value being shouted out, no matter how good or bad the performance was, and if one of the judges threw out the rules just for a moment and gave a contestant a mark of 11 out of 10, the audience would scream so gleefully loud that they'd all tear not only their vocal chords, but also a hole in space and time itself.

"Oh, but you simply must see (insert celebrity name here) do the Charleston!" I hear you say. No. No, I simply must not waste another second of my life watching this show with almost zero entertainment value. This is more the standards of ITV than BBC. In fact, I'm almost certain that this is actually a nationwide experiment for girlfriends and wives to test the patience and loyalty of their partners to the extreme. Can you sit through this without drifting off and staring at the wall for long periods of times? Without completely zoning out to the point of slipping into a coma? Try it. I dare you.

Fortunately for me I have to work Saturday nights. Unfortunately, with the wonders of catch-up, iPlayer and being able to record TV, I now have to witness it at any other moment in time as it's no longer restricted to its allocated slot. However, I do occasionally manage to slip through the net and avoid seeing around 90% of the show if I'm lucky.

I gave it a score of 2 out of 10. It gets one star/point for me and my partner still somehow being together, despite this show. It also gets a second star/point for my TV still being fully intact, no matter how strong the urge is to put my foot through the screen.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

'Black Panther' Costume Creations

"The IMDb Show" visits Ironhead Studio founder Jose Fernandez, who reveals how the stunningly detailed Black Panther costume was created.

Watch now