Tom and Eleri Flanagan watched one of its series finales the night before Gwen Cooper and Owen Harper's visit to their home. The winner was "that newsreader", whom Owen described as having "legs up to her armpits". (TV: Ghost Machine)
Behind the scenes
Strictly Come Dancing has twice featured Doctor Who themed dances:
- In 2015, Jay McGuiness danced in character as the Eleventh Doctor with Aliona Vilani to Dr Jazz by Jelly Roll Morton.
- In 2018, Stacey Dooley danced in character as the Thirteenth Doctor with Kevin Clifton as a Cyberman to an original version of the Doctor Who theme.
- In Dermot and the Doctor, the Doctor's TARDIS briefly appears backstage on Strictly Come Dancing in the year 2111. There, Dermot O'Leary finds that Bruce Forsyth is "still here".
- The episode playing on Clara's television in The Time of the Doctor appears to be the 2012 Christmas Special. Though unnamed, professional dancer Ola Jordan and her celebrity partner JB Gill are briefly seen on screen.
- In How to Win Planets and Influence People, the Monk states that he once appeared on "that dancing show". When he says it, tango music plays, a clear reference to Strictly Come Dancing. The Fourth Doctor later told him that he voted for him.
- Monk actor Rufus Hound did in fact dance the tango in the 2013 Strictly Christmas special, which he won. Other contestants with Doctor Who connections include Lynda Bellingham, Mark Benton, Colin Salmon, Verona Joseph, Will Thorp, Felicity Kendal, Zoe Ball, Matt di Angelo, Don Warrington, Davood Ghadami, Sunetra Sarker, Natalie Gumede and Bill Bailey.