Strictly Come Dancing: Winning contestants then and now

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Strictly Come Dancing: Winning contestants then and now

From Natasha Kaplinsky to Jay McGuiness...

Strictly Come Dancing Series 14 starts soon and we cannot wait!

So we thought we'd look back at all the winners since the BBC show began back in 2004 to see what they're up to now.

Series 1 winner – Natasha Kaplinsky

Natasha was our first EVER Strictly winner. The television presenter graced our screens in 2004 alongside her dancing partner Brendan Cole.

She won the show dancing the Quickstep (36 points), the Samba (31 points) and the Showdance (35 points).

Natasha has since returned to presenting and you can see her on ITV news.

Series 2 – Jill Halfpenny

Jill is an actress who has previously starred in EastEnders, Coronation Street and Waterloo Road.

Jill won series two with her dancing partner Darren Bennett. She won the show dancing the Foxtrot (34 points) and the Jive (40 points).

She has since returned to acting.

Series 3 – Darren Gough

In 2005 Darren became the first man to win Strictly.

He won the show dancing the Foxtrot (36 points) and the Paso Doble (36 points) alongside his partner Lilia Kopylova.

Darren and Lilia also won the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special in 2005.

He retired from cricket in 2008 and has since been co-presenting a radio show on talkSPORT.

Series 4 – Mark Ramprakash

Mark won the BBC show in 2006.

With his partner Karen Hardy they won the show dancing the Tango (34 points), the Salsa (40 points) and the Samba (36 points).

Mark is now the England cricket team's batting coach.

Series 5 – Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon won series five of the show in 2007.

The singer won the show dancing the Waltz (39 points), the Cha Cha Cha (38 points) and the Jive (35 points) alongside her partner Matthew Cutler.

Alesha later became a judge on the show during series seven, eight and nine.

She has continued making music and you may see her on ITV's Britain's Got Talent.

Series 6 – Tom Chambers

Tom won series six of the show in 2008.

With his partner Camilla Dallerup he won the show dancing the Foxtrot (35 points) and the Salsa (38 points).

Since the show, Tom has continued acting.

Series 7 – Chris Hollins

The news presenter won the show in 2009 during the seventh series.

Alongside his partner Ola Jordan, Chris won the show dancing the Foxtrot (46 points), the Charleston (50 points), the Lindy Hop (44 points) and the Showdance (46 points).

Chris has continued presenting and recently co-presented the TV show, Secret Britain.

Series 8 – Kara Tointon

The former EastEnders actress won series eight of Strictly in 2008.

Kara won the show dancing the Rumba (39 points), the Showdance (36 points), the Waltz (38 points) and the American Smooth (37 points) with her partner Artem Chigvintsev.

Kara has continued acting and has since starred in the movie Let's Be Evil.

Series 9 – Harry Judd

The McFly drummer won series ten of the BBC show in 2012.

With his partner Aliona Vilani he danced the Quickstep (40 points), the Showdance (37 points), American Smooth (39 points) and the Tango (40 points) in the final.

Harry has since returned to the band McFly who announced in April (2016) that they were going to tour.

Series 10 – Louis Smith

The Olympic gymnast won the show in 2012.

With his partner Flavia Cacace he won the show dancing the Salsa (39 points), the Charleston (39 points) and the Showdance (40 points).

Since winning Strictly, Louis has continued to represent Great Britain in the Olympics.

Series 11 – Abbey Clancy

The Britain's Next Top Model runner up won Strictly in 2013.

With her partner Aljaz Skorjanec, she won the show dancing the Waltz (40 points), the Showdance (38 points) and the Quickstep (38 points).

Since the show, Abbey has returned to Britain's Next Top Model (she came second in 2006) as a head judge.

Series 12 – Caroline Flack

The former X Factor presenter won Strictly in 2014.

In the final along with her partner Pasha Kovalev, she danced the Cha Cha Cha (40 points), the Showdance (40 points) and the Charleston (40 points).

Since the show Caroline has presented The X Factor, Text Santa and Love Island.

Series 13 – Jay McGuiness

The Wanted boyband member won the BBC show in 2015.

With his partner Aliona Vilani, Jay danced the Quickstep (36 points), the Showdance (35 points) and the Paso Doble (39 points).

Jay will star in Big the musical in 2017.

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