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Harry

Harry Judd: 'I'm hooked on fake tan'

Harry Judd has admitted he is planning on keeping up his fake tan treatments when the Strictly Come Dancing tour is over.

The McFly drummer and dancing champ is going on the road with the band straight after the Strictly live tour finishes, but revealed he might need to keep having his weekly tan top-ups. Harry confessed: "You know what, you get quite hooked on the fake tan. When they start everyone's like, 'I don't want to do the tan, no' but then once you have it there's no going back.

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Russell

Russell's Wizard night on stage

Russell Grant hasn't stopped dancing since he took part in last year's Strictly. And now he's waltzed all the way onto the West End stage, for his new role in the Wizard of Oz musical.

But his old Strictly friends haven't forgotten him, and they turned out in force for Russell's first appearance on the London Palladium stage as the Wizard.

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Russell

Is Russell Grant off to Ozpital?

Russell Grant has suffered a new injury after he fell and dislocated his kneecap — just hours before he is due to open in the West End's Wizard Of Oz. The Strictly star — who suffered knee problems on the BBC1 show last year — may need an emergency op.

He hurt himself during rehearsals for the Andrew Lloyd Webber production at London's Palladium theatre where he begins a 12-week stint as the Wizard tonight. An insider said: "Russell fell on stage and was in agony.

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Audley

Harrison: I'll retire if I lose

Audley Harrison insists he will hang up his gloves for good if he cannot beat Ali Adams. Harrison, 40, has not been seen in a boxing ring since his limp performance against former WBA heavyweight world champion David Haye last November.

The Olympic gold medallist was urged to retire after being crushed inside three rounds by the Hayemaker. But he vowed to give it one last crack and went some way to rebuilding his image by impressing on BBC TV programme Strictly Come Dancing.

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Tess

Tess Daly wants Alan Carr as new judge

Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly has revealed that she would like Alan Carr to join the judging panel. She thinks he should be brought in to replace Alesha Dixon, who quit the show to join Britain's Got Talent.

The 42-year-old said she has previously wanted the comedian to be a contestant on the show but now thinks he would make a great judge. She told the Daily Star: "He was on my list for ultimate contestants and now he's my number one judge.

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Russell

Russell takes to the stage

Having waltzed on to our screens on last year's Strictly Come Dancing, Russell Grant is now taking to the stage in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The World Of Oz next week.

Speaking to Day & Night, Russell, 61, tells us that while he is nervous about his three-month stint taking over from Michael Crawford he believes every actor needs to experience stage fright.

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Bruno Tonioli

Cowell tried to poach Tonioli too!

In the wake of Alesha Dixon's move to Britain's Got Talent from Strictly Come Dancing, it has emerged that Simon Cowell tried to persuade Bruno Tonioli to work for him as well.

He's known for his fiery and passionate comments and hip swivelling moves as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing, so it's no wonder Simon Cowell has tried to lure him to work on one his talent shows.

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Nancy

Frock horror for Strictly’s Nancy

Glamorous Nancy Dell'Olio has made a surprising fashion faux pas — she has been pictured wearing the same dress three times. The high-maintenance Italian squeezed herself into a corseted rubber dress that barely contained her curves this weekend.

The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant first donned the eye-popping frock at the Erotica Festival in London in November. And then Nancy showed off her bust with the plunging black outfit for a second time a month later at the Kamiliya single launch party, which was also in the capital.

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Chelsee Healey and Pasha Kovalev

Chelsee finally wins the glitterball trophy

Strictly Come Dancing star Chelsee Healey made a triumphant homecoming to the Manchester Arena – brushing aside her celebrity rivals including Harry Judd and Robbie Savage to win the glitterball trophy for the first time on the live tour of the hit BBC show.

Waterloo Road star Chelsee was at the Manchester Arena for the first of two nights of the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour. And she brushed the competition of six other celebrity dancers to one side on the opening night - by winning the audience vote and lifting the glitterball trophy for the first time on the tour. She beamed: "I feel dead daft, but I'm made up."

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Len Goodman

Len: Kara would be great on Strictly

Len Goodman thinks Kara Tointon would be "great" on the 'Strictly Come Dancing' judging panel. The 67-year-old star - who is joined on the BBC One show by Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli - thinks the former 'Strictly' winner could bring a "different dynamic" to the series if she takes over from Alesha Dixon after she defected to rival ITV1 show 'Britain's Got Talent'.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I think she would be great. We've all got our roles to play and myself, Bruno and Craig have all got strong personalities and different fields of expertise. To get somebody who is an ex-competitor does bring a different dynamic to the thing.

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Len Goodman

Len: 'Cowell was spiteful poaching Alesha'

Len Goodman has blasted Simon Cowell for poaching Alesha Dixon, and declared: "Shame on you." The Strictly Come Dancing judge branded the media mogul's actions "spiteful" after Simon said he brought Alesha to Britain's Got Talent to hurt his dance rival.

Len - who is an acquaintance of the talent show boss - told Radio 5 Live that he was "disappointed" in Simon if that was his motivation. And he accused him of spoiling the pleasure of millions of viewers.

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Alesha Dixon

Simon Cowell plays Cupid for Alesha

Fuming Alesha Dixon was forced to move hotel rooms — after Simon Cowell and David Walliams turned Cupid. The new Britain's Got Talent judge could be forgiven for believing she was in for an easy ride after a barrage of criticism during her stint on the panel of Strictly Come Dancing.

But it looks like the singer will have her hands full — after she was left furious by her fellow judges' matchmaking stunt. The pair claimed Alesha was desperate to find a man — and during auditions in Cardiff over the weekend, the troublesome twosome told a rapper her hotel and room number in front of the entire TV audience.

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Anton

Strictly Come dance ace to help air heroes

One of the stars of Strictly Come Dancing, Anton Du Beke, will be appearing in Buxton in March in support of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA).

The event will be hosted by High Peak MP Andrew Bingham and is a chance to get cheek to cheek with one of the nation’s favourite entertainers while enjoying a complimentary drinks reception and a three course meal at Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens.

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Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon’s Strictly fear

Alesha Dixon did not go to the National Television Awards on Wednesday because she feared Strictly would win a gong and she would have to stay seated, friends claimed yesterday.

A source close to the singer, who dumped the show to become a Britain's Got Talent judge, said: "Strictly had a great year and was tipped to win so it would have been really awkward for her.

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Bruce

Let’s get ready to rhumba

Ant and Dec are getting Ready To Rhumble at tonight's National TV Awards – by dusting off their singing skills. The Geordie duo — who had a short-lived career as singers PJ and Duncan — have been in secret talks with producers about resurrecting their famous double act.

And now the pair will be singing at the NTAs with TV legend Sir Bruce Forsyth, who is already lined up to perform. The Strictly Come Dancing host is flying in from his winter home on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico to sing Nat King Cole's Let There Be Love at the top of the show.

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Russell

Russell to star as the Wizard of Oz

Strictly Come Dancing star Russell Grant is to replace Michael Crawford in Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End musical The Wizard of Oz.

Grant will play the part of the wizard from 14 February for a 12-week run. The actor and astrologer will be coached by former Strictly judge Arlene Phillips before he takes to the stage.

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Alesha Dixon

Alesha is like Kelly Brook.. but with a brain

Amanda Holden has backed new judge Alesha Dixon to last longer on the Britain's Got Talent panel than Kelly Brook — because she has a "brain". Simon Cowell secretly hired Kelly in 2009, but axed her after two days, saying the show was too slow with four judges.

But this year the four-judge format has returned with Alesha, 33, and 40-year-old Little Britain funnyman David Walliams joining Cowell and pregnant Amanda.

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