Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, or simply, Strictly: It Takes Two, is a British television programme, the companion show to the popular BBC One programme Strictly Come Dancing. It is broadcast on weeknights during the run of the main show on BBC Two at 6:30pm. Claudia Winkleman originally presented the show, however she left in 2011 and now presents the main show. Since then, the presenter has been previous contestant and finalist on the series Zoë Ball.
Before 2010, BBC Two Scotland did not broadcast the show on Thursdays, when locally produced Gaelic language programming aired in the slot instead, though during the 2008 and 2009 series the Thursday night show was carried as an alternative digital stream via BBC Red Button.
It Takes Two started to broadcast during the second series of the main show, replacing the companion show to the first series, Strictly Come Dancing: On Three, which had been broadcast on the digital channel BBC Three.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two - Strictly Come Dancing (series 12) - Netflix
Strictly Come Dancing returned for its twelfth series beginning from 7 September 2014 with a launch show, with the live shows starting on 26 and 27 September. Tess Daly returned to present the main show on BBC One alongside Claudia Winkleman, who has been promoted to co-presenter in addition to the results show after Bruce Forsyth decided to leave the show (He made his final regular appearance on this series' launch show) after the eleventh series; however, Forsyth continued to host the Christmas and Children in Need specials. Zoë Ball returned as presenter of spin-off show Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two on BBC Two. Judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Darcey Bussell also returned. In the third week entertainer Donny Osmond joined the four regular judges, making the maximum score that week 50 points. The shows from 1 to 16 November were hosted by Daly and Zoë Ball, after one of Winkleman's children was involved in an accident. Winkleman returned to co-host the show on 22 November. The series was won by Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev on 20 December. Flack holds the record for the most maximum scores of 40 by any contestant. (This record is later equaled by Danny Mac, runner-up from series 14.) She became the first celebrity to score the maximum 40 from the judges in all three of her dances in the final, and second to get the highest scores possible in the final after Lisa Snowdon did in series 6, and also set the record for the longest consecutive run of 40 marks, with four, since her second dance in the semi-final had also scored 40, breaking Snowdon's record of three. Kovalev also became the second strictly professional to reach the finals three times, after Brendan Cole.
Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two - Highest and lowest scoring performances of the series - Netflix
The highest and lowest performances in each dance according to the judges' scale are as follows (scores given by guest judges are deducted from the total). Gregg Wallace, Alison Hammond, Steve Backshall and Sunetra Sarker are the only celebrities not to land on this list.
Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two - References - Netflix