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The series has been accused of homophobia by LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) activists for not including same-sex dancing partners.
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Kelly Brook pulled out of the show due to the death of her father.
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Claudia Winkleman took over from Bruce Forsyth as the host for one show, when Forsyth had fallen ill with flu but then took over his role in the show when he retired from it in 2014.
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Brian Capron claimed in a interview that he found the experience of taking part in the show in 2007 "humiliating". Because he was booted off the show in the first elimination and his poor performance was due to him being sick with flu.
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Bruce Forsyth left the show in 2014 because he felt it was right for the show and had very mixed emotions about leaving the dance show.
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Natasha Kaplinsky, who won the first series, presented part of the second series with Bruce Forsyth, while Tess Daly took maternity leave and gave birth to her daughter Phoebe.
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The catchphrase at the end of each show, which Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly would say was "Keep dancing!".
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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.
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While BBC TV Centre, in West London, is being re-configured, they have temporarily moved Studio to Elstree (Film) Studios' huge George Lucas Sound Stage. This choice of Studio location also gives the "Movie" themed episodes a beautiful edge especially when they feature movies made at Elstree, such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones. It's rumoured they may stay on in Elstree (Film) Studios after BBC TV Centre is re-configured.
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