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Erin

Erin loses THREE STONE after giving birth

When heavily pregnant Strictly Come Dancing star Erin Boag stood on the scales and saw the alarming numbers, she sobbed. The dancer had piled on a whopping FOUR STONE. And she was terrified of forever losing the svelte figure that had wowed the show’s audiences for a decade.

But today we can reveal how the 39-year-old professional dance champion found the answer to her fears at the end of a 'Rainbow'. And it has helped her shed a ­remarkable THREE STONE since giving birth to 7lb 6oz baby Ewan by ­unplanned Caesarean 12 weeks ago.

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Len Goodman

Len: 'I'm saddened Bruce isn't doing Strictly'

Strictly judge Len Goodman has told What's On TV how much he's going to miss Bruce Forsyth being host of Strictly Come Dancing when the hit BBC1 show returns this autumn hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.

"I'm looking forward to the show. Of course the rest of us haven't got Brucie's cheekiness, but I'm sure it'll work fine, and as much as I'm saddened that Bruce isn't doing it any more, it's a really gruelling job.

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Strictly judges confirm their return

Strictly Come Dancing's familiar judging panel has signed up for a further series ahead of the BBC One show's return in the autumn.

Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood - who have been with the programme since its inception - will be joined once again by Darcey Bussell, who will be on board for her third series.

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James Jordan Hits Out At BBC

Strictly Come Dancing pro James Jordan has slammed the BBC after it was confirmed that he will not be returning for the 2014 series. The dancing star, who has been on the show for eight series, told his Twitter followers that the BBC didn’t make the reason for his departure clear.

He wrote: “Yes it's true I WILL NOT be returning to 'BURN THE FLOOR'.... “Sorry, I mean 'Strictly Come Dancing' However........” “Do not believe everything the BBC have written in their statement."

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James Jordan and Artem Chigvintsev quit show

Strictly Come Dancing star James Jordan will not be returning to the hit show - but his wife Ola has signed up for another season, BBC bosses have confirmed. Jordan's departure comes after reports he had a series of clashes with show judge and tour director Craig Revel Horwood.

Jordan, 36, was offered a slimmed down role which would have seen him dropped as a celebrity partner, but still appear in show specials such as the Children in Need edition. But Jordan, who has starred on the programme for eight years, turned down the offer.

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BREAKING NEWS

The BBC have announced Strictly 12 will have 2 new Pro Dancers in town. Please welcome Tristan MacManus and Joanne Clifton to the Strictly family.

Also coming back to the dancefloor this year is Natalie Lowe.

Sadly both Artem Chigvintsev and James Jordan will not be returning to the series, alongside Anya Garnis who will not partner a celebrity, but will remain part of the choreography team.

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Bruno Tonioli

Bruno Tonioli leaving ‘Dancing With the Stars'?

When Len Goodman casually announced on the “Dancing With the Stars” season finale that he might not be coming back, fans were worried. Now there appears to be another judge who is considering leaving the show as well.

Bruno Tonioli might not be coming back in the fall either. According to Enstarz on Friday, the “Dancing With the Stars” judge has always made it well known that if Len Goodman leaves he would too.

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Ashley Taylor Dawson and Ola Jordan

Ola says she will return to Strictly

Strictly Come Dancing beauty Ola Jordan has told BBC bosses she WILL return to the hit show but insists the judging panel needs a shake-up, writes Katie Hind in the Sunday People. Her future in the series appeared in doubt after her husband James was sacked. Now she has agreed terms with the BBC.

But she said some of the judges need to move on because the current four – Len Goodman, 70, Darcey Bussell, 45, Bruno Tonioli, 58, and Craig Revel Horwood, 49 – are too old.Ola, 31, said: “It’s time to shake up the judges. They are too comfortable in those seats. They need to bring someone young and fresh on the panel.”

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Len Goodman

Len Goodman leaving Dancing with the Stars?

Len Goodman has suggested he is leaving 'Dancing with the Stars'. The 70-year-old ballroom dancer admitted during last night's (20.05.14) finale of the US celebrity dance contest that the 18th season - which was won by figure skater Meryl Davis and professional partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy - could be his last.

Speaking after the couple danced for the final time, he said:''This might be my last season, and if it is, I couldn't wish for a better dance to watch to finish up with.''

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Erin

Strictly's Erin shows off bouncing baby boy

Strictly star Erin Boag shows off the bouncing baby boy for whom she quit the hit BBC1 show. The mite, named Ewan, was delivered by Caesarean on Erin's husband Peter O'Dowd's 50th birthday

Explaining her decision to leave the show last year, first-time mum and professional dancer Erin told Hello! magazine: "We went to see producers in early June and I said 'thank you very much, but no thank you'.

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Dancing on Ice News

Dancing on Ice 2014

DOI 14 - And the winner is…Ray Quinn

From the moment Ray Quinn paddled across the ice on a surf board in his first dance of the last-ever final of Dancing on Ice he had the title won: he was Champion of Champions. Wearing just a pair of board shorts and his tattoos, Ray - with partner Maria Filippova - scored a perfect 40 with the routine.

"Hoo-Ray!" shouted juge Robin Cousins. "It's one thing to have bravado but you need to be able to back it up - and you can back it up." "If I could, it would have been an 11 from me," beamed Karen Barber.

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Sam narrowly misses out on DOI final

Actor Sam Attwater may have missed out on a place in the Dancing On Ice final, but having met his fiancee on the show he said he feels like the winner.

The former EastEnders star and his real-life partner Vicky Ogden lost the skate-off in the semi-final to competition favourite Ray Quinn and his partner Maria Filippov. It was the first time actor Ray has been in the skate-off, but it was Sam's fifth appearance - and the judges voted unanimously to send Ray into next week's grand final.

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Dancing on Ice semi-final roundup

The Dancing on Ice 2014 semi-final was an explosive show, filled with flying, tears and surprises - perfect Sunday night viewing.

Ray Quinn, Sam Attwater, Beth Tweddle and Hayley Tamaddon were determined to show off their ultimate skating skills in a bid to make it through to next week’s final, but with the added pressure of having to fly, it was never going to be a walk / skate in the park.

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Kyran Bracken's DOI dream is over

Kyran Bracken has missed out on a place in the Dancing On Ice semi-final after he becme the latest celebrity to be eliminated from the all-star series. The rugby ace had already survive two previous skate-offs, seeing off competition from Zaraah Abrahams and Suzanne Shaw.

However he was unable to make it third time lucky when he found himself in the bottom two alongside Sam Attwater. And after both had performed their 'save me' skates - with Kyran skating to Snow Patrol's Chasing Cars and Sam reprising his Riverdance routine - the verdict from the judges was unanimous.

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DOI quarter final roundup

As the show progresses, the Dancing on Ice judges and coaches keep raising the bar. And, don't you know it, the celebrity skaters just keep upping their game and tonight was no exception.

The five remaining contestants - Ray Quinn, Hayley Tamaddon, Sam Attwater, Beth Tweddle and Kyran Bracken - had to complete two routines and one of them was...dun dun duuuuun....all by themselves.

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Dancing on Ice 2014

DOI week 7 shock as Suzanne Shaw axed

Suzanne Shaw became the latest celebrity to skate off Dancing on Ice tonight (February 16*, after finding herself in the bottom two against Kyran Bracken.

The singer and actress suffered a shock defeat after winning a brilliant score of 37 points out of a possible 40 after her individual skate, putting her in second position on the leaderboard just behind Ray who got a clean sweep with a full 40 points.

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Ray Quinn’s top scoring routine

Dancing on Ice’s Ray Quinn scooped his second perfect score of the series – and left judge Karen Barber in tears in the process.

The former X Factor singer and actor gave an emotional performance to Ed Sheeran’s Lego House, skating beautifully with partner Maria Filippov. For their effort, the pair got only the second 40 of the series, after previously scoring 40 for a sexy flamenco routine in week four.

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Torvill and Dean gear up for emotional Bolero

Torvill and Dean are gearing up for an extra special performance tonight, as they get set to skate their iconic Bolero routine, 30 years after they won gold at the Winter Olympics.

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean have been invited to Sarajevo to perform at the Olympic Hall Zetra (now Olympic Hall Juan Antonia Samaranch, after the former International Olympic Committee President) by the Mayors of Sarajevo and East Sarajevo and they have been practicing all day to ensure they recreate the magic of the routine the world fell in love with, back in 1984.

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