Tom Parker, Max George, Jay McGuiness, Nathan Sykes and Siva Kaneswaran are reforming, seven years after they split.
Danny Mac is the latest Strictly star to turn from straight drama (Hollyoaks for 4 years prior to Strictly) to musical theatre, being snapped up for the lead role of Sam in new musical Sleepless in Seattle, based on the Tom Hanks film. Queen of all, Alesha Dixon was a former member of R&B girl band Mis-Teeq when she debuted on Series 5 in 2007. With a faltering solo career and a relationship breakdown to contend with, her bubbly personality and magical partnership with pro partner Matthew Cutler won over both public and judges as much as her dancing skills.
Aliona Vilani is expected to rejoin Strictly Come Dancing, just seven months after quitting the show to start a family with husband Vincent Kavanagh. The professional dancer is reportedly in talks to return to the BBC dance contest as a choreographer, and is the first on the substitute bench to step in if another dancer encounters an injury. Additionally, the Kazakhstan-born performer is also set to open the series by dancing with Jay McGuiness, who she waltzed to victory with last year.
Earlier this week it was confirmed that Strictly Come Dancing professional, Aliona Vilani, had quit the show after dancing her way to victory with The Wanted’s Jay McGuiness on Saturday. Y’see, according to new sources, Aliona is really just desperate to start a family with her husband, sales director Vincent Kavanagh. The insider dished: “Aliona loves children and is ready to have a family.
Poor Jay McGuiness may still be basking in the glory of his Glitterball Trophy win, but the Strictly Come Dancing judges don’t think he should have walked away with the prize. Darcey Bussell has admitted she felt EastEnders star Kellie Bright was the rightful winner of the BBC One show on Saturday night. Asked if Kellie should have won, Darcey said: “Definitely — without fail.
In case you missed it because you were too busy eating your own body weight in mince pies or doing some other Christmassy activity, Jay McGuiness won the viewers’ hearts and votes in the weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing final and was crowned champion. There’s been a sprinkle of controversy surrounding the win, with some viewers calling it a ‘fix’ (what’s new) and others saying Kellie Bright should’ve won after being awarded perfect scores in her tango and showdance. Jay was awarded 110 points overall.
Well there we have it, after months of excitement and anticipation The Wanted’s Jay McGuiness has been crowned this year’s Strictly Come Dancing winner. It has been reported that Jay has already been approached to star in the West End next year, with a source revealing: “Jay isn’t rushing any decisions but the future is certainly looking very good.
Jay McGuiness not only won the title of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ 2015 champion on Saturday, he also became the nation’s new sweetheart (sorry, Cheryl Cole). The Wanted singer’s adorable speech had viewers n’awwwing all over the place as he lifted the glitterball trophy with professional dance partner Aliona Vilani. The tears of joy on Jay and Aliona’s faces were a touching end to a series that’s been hit by controversies and (constantly denied) allegations of fixes.
Your Strictly Come Dancing 2015 champions are Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani! The couple waltzed off with the Glitterball Trophy after beating Kellie Bright and partner Kevin Clifton, as well as Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice, in the final dance-off. Earlier in the results show, BBC Radio 3 presenter Katie Derham and dance partner Anton Du Beke finished the competition in fourth place.
Jay McGuiness may be one of four celebs vying for the Glitterball Trophy in the Strictly Come Dancing final tonight, but he’s already thinking about his next steps. Speaking to Yahoo Celebrity and other press, he said: “I took a year and a half off [before Strictly] just having fun. Meanwhile, fellow finalist Kellie Bright admitted she feels “broken” after juggling the hectic Strictly schedule with her equally unforgiving schedule on EastEnders.
The line-up for next year’s Strictly Come Dancing Live! has been completed, with Jay McGuiness, Helen George and 2014′s Jake Wood all signing up to keep dancing. Jay is just as excited to carry on his dancing, admitting: “I’m used to performing in front of massive crowds when touring with The Wanted, but performing with Aliona on the Strictly Live Tour will be a totally different experience.
Slowly but surely Jay McGuiness has been winning over the hearts of the nation as he competes on BBC show Strictly Come Dancing, with his moves on the dancefloor impressing viewers and judges alike. Tom admits that he’s spent the past year hidden away in the studio as he works on his new music, coming back to the scene as a producer, but now that he has perfected his sound he is back in the game and we couldn’t resist nabbing him for an exclusive chat at the very swanky Lights Of Soho. Speaking about Jay’s mass success on Strictly, Tom told us that although fans of the show might have been surprised by the star’s talent, his bandmates were already more than aware - although they had told him to forget about dancing when they first hit the music scene.
Former Wanted singer Jay McGuiness has become a hot favourite on the latest series on Strictly, with his dance partner Aliona Vilani, but it seems things are going less well backstage. It’s alleged that the pair have been ‘isolating’ themselves from their fellow celebrities and dancers, preferring to spend time alone. A source told Closer magazine: “The female pro dancers usually change together in one big dressing room.
Jay McGuiness has joked that the Strictly producers were ‘scraping the barrel’ when they picked out this year’s contestants. Speaking to Alan Carr on Chatty Man, The Wanted singer said that having been on air for ten years, Strictly is struggling to make decent bookings. “After ten years of Strictly they’re scraping the barrel for who they can get to do it,” the 25-year-old says.
Strictly Come Dancing’s Mr Nasty himself, Craig Revel Horwood, has revealed the three celebrities he reckons could make it to this year’s big final. Sadly, not all the hopefuls made the grade, with Craig claiming a few of the celebrities are not destined to be the next Fred or Ginger. Grading the contestants in the Radio Times, the harsh critic picked out three celebrities who he thinks could come within touching distance of that glitterball trophy.
Peter Andre’s had quite the year - from marrying Emily MacDonagh to releasing new album ‘Come Fly With Me’ to competing in Strictly Come Dancing, topping the leaderboard at the weekend with his amazing charleston. It wasn’t all good news for Peter at the weekend though, with reports claiming Jay McGuiness had ‘snapped’ at him when he suggested ‘toning down his relationship with Alioni Vilani’.
Strictly Come Dancing favourites, Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani, are reportedly both battling with injuries after a week of difficult rehearsals. Apparently Aliona was left “dazed and disorientated” after The Wanted singer managed to kick her in he head twice, and now the Argentine Tango has cause Jay’s old knee injury to play up. A source from the hit BBC show explained: “It has all been going very smoothly for Jay and it looked like he would foxtrot to the final.
A BBC source has denied claims that Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani have been having ‘blazing rows’ on Strictly Come Dancing. Reports claimed that Aliona was ‘on the warpath’ after seeing Jay messaging his Strictly friends Kristina Rihanoff, Ola Jordan and Georgia May Foote. A source told The Sun: “Aliona hit the roof when she found out Jay had been messaging Georgia May Foote, Ola and Kristina.
Anthony Ogogo became the second celebrity to be voted off ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, and he wasn’t leaving without a fight. The boxer drew attention to some of his fellow celebrities’ past dance experience, vocalising what a lot of viewers have complained about too. Although Carol Kirkwood was below both of them on the judges’ leaderboard, Anthony was in the bottom two with Ainsley Harriott on Sunday night results show, and all four judges chose to save the chef.
If you watched Jay McGuiness’ Pulp-Fiction-inspired dance in last night’s Strictly Come Dancing, you’re probably not surprised to hear that the former Wanted star has overtaken Peter Andre as the favourite to win the BBC show. Prior to last night’s show, Jay went from odds of 3/1 to an impressive 11/10 and is now the firm favourite at 11/8 - overtaking the initial fave to win, Mysterious Girl crooner Peter Andre. Surely the only way is up, eh Jay?
Get sewing those sequins and buffing those dancing shoes, because The Wanted’s Jay McGuiness and presenter Anita Rani are the tenth and eleventh celebs to join the Strictly Come Dancing line-up. First to announce that he was ready to dance his socks off to get his mitts on that glitterball trophy was Jay McGuiness, who surprised listeners during a game of ‘Real or No Real’ with Matt Edmondson on BBC Radio 1.