As Strictly Live waltzes into Brum we take a look at how Midlands contestants have performed on the show - The Solihull Observer

As Strictly Live waltzes into Brum we take a look at how Midlands contestants have performed on the show

Solihull Editorial 20th Jan, 2017 Updated: 23rd Jan, 2017   0

THE STARS of Strictly Come Dancing will be heading to Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena this weekend as the Strictly Live tour gets into full swing.

Ahead of the shows, money-saving website has delved into 12 years of the show to look at the performances of the seven stars from our region to perform.

They celebrities who have appeared are:

• Alison Hammond (TV personality – series 12) – Birmingham

• Jamelia (Singer –series 13) – Birmingham

• Sarah Manners (Actor – series 2) – Birmingham

• Denise Lewis (Athlete – series 2) – Birmingham

• Goldie (DJ – series 8) – Walsall

• Felicity Kendal (Actor – series 8) – Olton

• Helen George (Actor – series 13) – Birmingham

The average number of dances completed in a series by the Birmingham stars is 8, the average number of pits scored per series is 219 and the average score per contestant is 27.6 out of 40.

DJ Goldie scored the lowest with just 20 points – just one lower than Jamelia at 21 and two lower than Alison Hammond with 22.

Only two of our celebrities managed to score a perfect ten from at least one of the judges – Denis Lewis who achieved two 10s and Helen George who bagged three maximum marks.

Overall rankings best to worst:

1. Helen George

2. Denise Lewis

3. Jamelia

4. Felicity Kendal

5. Alison Hammond

6. Sarah Manners

7. Goldie

Ten Things You didn’t know about Strictly Come Dancing:

1. Alesha Dixon was the most successful singer in the show’s history.

2. Despite Alesha Dixon winning a seat on the judging panel, Natalie Gumede has the highest average judges’ score in history.

3. TV presenter Quentin Wilson is the worst scoring dancer in Strictly history with a miserable average score of just eight points out of a possible forty per dance.

4. Soap stars are historically successful, with Hollyoaks taking the title of the highest achieving soap with an average of 34 points per dance.

5. Eastenders has provided almost half – a whopping 45 per cent – of soap contestants ever to take part in the competition.

6. Rugby players on average have finished two places higher than footballers on the show.

7. Singers and musicians perform best on the show.

8. Until this year’s show, former MPs averaged a dismal 10th place in the competition.

9. Politicians are the worst performing contestants with an average score of just 17 points per dance.

10. At 23 points per dance, Ed Balls exceeded expectations and bucked the trend of former politicians, who have scored the lowest points with the judges.

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