Flavia Cacace's Biography
Flavia Cacace moved to England from Naples when she was just four, whereas Vincent Simone, who is also from Italy, was sixteen when he moved to England in 1995.
They both had the same dance teacher and they started as a pair in the mid-nineties.
Based in Guildford, as well as performing, Vincent and Flavia also train dancers.
Dance Sport Info lists many of their impressive results.
Flavia and Vincent continued to regularly appear in their own West End shows such as The Last Tango.
Flavia's Strictly Come Dancing Record
In 2012, Flavia Cacace was paired with Louis Smith and they managed to win the series. It was Flavia's first time as Strictly Come Dancing champion.
In series 9 of Strictly Come Dancing, Flavia Cacace was partnered with Russell Grant.
Flavia and Russell did very well to come eighth, more due to the high entertainment level than the dancing skill.
In series 8 of Strictly Come Dancing, Flavia Cacace partnered Jimi Mistry.
Flavia Cacace and Jimi Mistry were the fifth couple to be voted off Strictly Come Dancing in 2010.
In series 7 of Strictly Come Dancing, Flavia Cacace partnered Craig Kelly.
Flavia and Craig were eliminated in week 8.
In series 6 of Strictly Come Dancing, Flavia Cacace partnered Phil Daniels.In series 5 of Strictly Come Dancing, Flavia Cacace partnered Matt Di Angelo.
Whereas Flavia and Matt reached the final in 2007, Flavia and Phil Daniels were eliminated in the first round of Strictly Come Dancing in 2008.
Matt and Flavia had real ups and downs, struggling one week and getting a maximum 40 out of 40 the next.
Matt and Flavia made it into the Strictly Come Dancing final up against Alesha Dixon and Matthew Cutler.
However, Matt and Flavia finished runners-up in a very close final full of great dancing.Flavia Cacace was partnered with Jimmy Tarbuck in the fourth series of Strictly Come Dancing.
However, Jimmy Tarbuck, who had thanked Flavia for "trying to turn this old carthorse into a proper dancer", had to pull out of the competition for health reasons.
Flavia Cacace and Jimi Mistry have two dogs - a cockapoo and a mongrel rescue dog.
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