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Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing, also simply called Strictly, was a television programme featuring "long-legged ladies" (PROSE: Taking the Cure) who danced. (PROSE: The Way Through the Woods, Dead of Winter)

Martha Jones' grandfather watched Strictly Come Dancing. (PROSE: Wetworld) Carole made her husband Frank take up tango because of Vincent on Strictly Come Dancing. (PROSE: The Way Through the Woods)

On 26 March 2005, Ross Bevan was looking forward to the new series of Strictly Come Dancing. (AUDIO: One Rule)

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)

When Amy Pond saw the Familiars dancing with the patients of St Christophe, she wondered if they were up against an alien version of Strictly Come Dancing. (PROSE: Dead of Winter)

Jared Ramon, who hated dancing, stopped watched the series after Holly Valance left. (AUDIO: Cortex Fire)

Clara Oswald and her family always watched the Christmas edition of Strictly Come Dancing. (TV: The Time of the Doctor)

When Clara danced with the Twelfth Doctor during celebrations over the liberation of Paris in 1944, she remarked, "we should apply for Strictly Come Dancing". (COMIC: Trust)

In 1756, Flip Jackson sarcastically mentioned Strictly when Titus Craven invited her to the Grand Ball in Bath. (AUDIO: The Behemoth)

Trinity Wells hoped to appear on Strictly, but was declined as they went for a politician instead, concluding that they were more fun than newsreaders. (AUDIO: Driving Miss Wells)

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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.

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