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Biogs provides biographies of all the contestants, their dance partners, judges and presenters on Strictly Come Dancing. They are accessible from our left panel.

In 2012, Strictly Come Dancing was won by Louis Smith and Flavia Cacace.

In 2011, the ninth series of Strictly was won by Harry Judd and Aliona Vilani.

In 2010, Kara Tointon won Strictly Come Dancing, partnering Artem Chigvintsev.

The 2009 Strictly Come Dancing series started in September. It was won by Chris Hollins partnering Ola Jordan, who had scored only 23 with their quickstep in the first week of the show.

In 2008, 13 million people watched Tom Chambers and Camilla Dallerup win the title of Strictly Come Dancing Champions.

On 22 December 2007, Strictly Come Dancing was won by Alesha Dixon and Matthew Cutler.

In December 2006, Mark Ramprakash and Karen Hardy won the fourth series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Over 12 million people watched Ramprakash and Hardy beat Matt Dawson and Lilia Kopylova in the final of the fourth series.

On December 17, 2005 Darren Gough and Lilia Kopylova won the third series of Strictly Come Dancing. The final night of the series saw 5 million votes cast and £1.5 million raised for Children in Need.

Series 2 of Strictly Come Dancing proved very popular as former EastEnders actress Jill Halfpenny partnered by Darren Bennett danced to victory. Whilst series one saw Natasha Kaplinsky partnered by Brendan Cole romp home.

The BBC's Strictly Come Dancing site provides additional information.

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