Type
Reality/Game Show
Premiered
May. 15, 2004
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
80 min.
Country
UK
Network
BBC One TV Network

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Strictly Come Dancing (UK)

A number of well-known faces from the worlds of entertainment and sport put on their dancing shoes as they turn into celebrity dance contestants (each with a professional dancer), mastering a different dance for each episode and compete for the votes of the audience (lowest votes received is eliminated).The judges often make harsh comments.

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Tess Daly - Host Strictly Come Dancing (UK)
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Helen Elizabeth "Tess" Daly (born April 27,1969) is a British model and television presenter, ...

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Tess Daly has co-presented Strictly Come Dancing since the show started back in 2004. Dubbed 'Miss Sunshine' by Bruce, she brings extra elegance and a touch of warmth to the show.

Tess was brought up in Derbyshire by a hard working family who encouraged her to learn ballroom dancing as a child. Her career started with modeling and appearing in music videos after being approached by a talent scout in Manchester. She has worked in Paris, New York and Japan, and graced many magazine covers but her life changed in 1999 when she was given her big break as presenter of The Big Breakfast's 'Find Me A Model' competition.

Tess went on to present shows such as Children in Need, The Royal Variety Performance, Just The Two Of Us (with husband Vernon Kay), SM:tv (interviewing guests such as 'Hugh Grant') and The National Lottery: This Time Tomorrow. In 2008 Tess won a special version of Strictly Come Dancing against 'Terry Wogan', where she was partnered with a delighted 'Anton du Beke'.

Tess is involved in a number of charities including Help For Heroes. She is also a patron for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Tess is married to Vernon Kay and they have two daughters, Phoebe and Amber.



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11x26 - Series 11, Final
Season 11, Episode 26
03x12 - Week 6 Results
Season 3, Episode 12
06x11 - Series 6, Show 5 (Result)
Season 6, Episode 11
06x01 - Series 6 Preview
Season 6, Episode 01
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