10 Top Strictly Come Dancing Facts

Strictly Come Dancing

In Georgia, Dancing with the Stars is filmed inside a circus tent due to lack of studio space.

In 2011, President Obama rescheduled a major speech on Libya to avoid clashing with Dancing with the Stars on television in the US.

In Italy, a member of Royalty won series five of Ballando con le Stelle (Dancing with the Stars, 2009) as Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy scooped the glitter ball trophy with Russian professional dancer Natalia Titova.

In the UK, professional dancer Flavia Cacace married the British actor Jimi Mistry in December 2013, after they danced together on Strictly Come Dancing in 2010.

Aged 80, American astronaut Buzz Aldrin remains the show’s oldest contestant (Dancing with the Stars U.S, 2010)

In Finnish the show’s name translates to Tanssii Tähtien Kanssa, in Polish it’s Taniec z Gwiazdami, in Vietnamese it’s Bước nhảy hoàn vũ.

In one series of Strictly Come Dancing in the UK, an average of 504 cans of hairspray are used and with those 252 litres, you could fill six Mini Cooper petrol tanks.

The world-famous Indian Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit has judged two seasons of Dancing with the Stars in India, known as Jhalak Dikhhla Ja.

Following American professional dancer Derek Hough’s musical tribute in the 2013 series of Dancing with the Stars in America, the dancer was awarded an Emmy for ‘Outstanding Choreography’ from his routine which honored hit TV shows including Breaking Bad and Mad Men.

1.5 million people applied for audience tickets for Strictly Come Dancing in the UK in 2013.