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Strictly Come Dancing waltzed back onto our scenes on Saturday night, bringing a whole host of celebrities who took to the dancefloor to show off their ballroom moves. But how much do you know about the hit BBC show?Superfans can test their Strictly knowledge by taking our quiz - and find out if you deserve to lift the glitterball trophy for yourself.Season 20 will see the likes of Helen Skelton, Ellie Simmonds and Will Mellor gracing the ballroom floor in the hopes of being crowned the Strictly champion.And what better way to welcome the show back than to remember iconic contestants and tear jerking performances from the past 19 years? From previous winners to movie week madness, prove that you’re the ultimate Strictly Come Dancing fan by taking our quiz!If you can't see the quiz on your browser, you can find it HERE.Once you've cha-cha-cha'd your way through the quiz, quickstep into the comments and let us know how many questions you got right!And don’t forget to sign up to our TV newsletter to get all of the latest gossip on the show straight to your inbox.

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Helen Skelton exclaims 'Jesus Christ' over 'intense' issue with Gorka amid Strictly injury
Helen Skelton, 39, has shared a painful moment alongside her Strictly Come Dancing partner Gorka Marquez.The star posted a short clip of Gorka adopting a strange pose over a table in their rehearsal space. The dancer was hanging over a kitchen counter with his legs flung over the table top as he balanced himself with his hands. Helen was filming her partner's bizarre antics, and shared the "intense" moment with her 340,000 followers. She could be heard saying: "You alright mate?" as her co-star responded affirmatively, although the Spanish dancer was clearly in some pain. The star then strolled with her phone over to a mirror before panning down towards her sore feet, while adding the caption: "It's intense."She then could be heard muttering: "Jesus Christ", under her breath as she showed fans her bruised feet from weeks of hard training. It follows as she took to the picture-sharing platform earlier this week to share snaps of her "bloodied" and "bruised "trotters."Helen shared the snaps shortly before her second performance with Gorka on Saturday night. She captioned the post: “And the aim of the game is to be sexy..."Not with these trotters” followed by laughing face emojis and the hashtag #nopainnogain.Despite the difficult physical element of the show, she said she was nevertheless "loving every part of the journey."Posting a smiling selfie with Gorka, the 39-year-old wrote: “Feet on fire and head exploding but loving every second of this journey.”She also shared a video of Gorka jumping out on people as a practical joke.Helen said: “Somehow @gorka_marquez finding time to prank everyone."She added: “It’s been a big old week of training so far and still a lot to do...
Strictly's Giovanni Pernice hails Richie Anderson the 'perfect student' amid 'tension'
Strictly pro Giovanni Pernice has called his dance partner Richie Anderson a "perfect student" as rumours of tension rumble on.The duo are dancing together in the BBC ballroom contest in a same-sex partnership.And just days into the competition there is already speculation about what's going on behind the scenes, with a source telling The Sun that Giovanni and Richie "haven't clicked".READ MORE: Helen Skelton tried to do runner from Strictly by fleeing through fire door before showHowever, there was no sign of that as they unveiled a cute video on Instagram of them dancing.In the clip, Gio introduces the Radio 2 presenter by saying: "Ladies and gentlemen it's Giovanni and Richie here, and today my perfect student now slash best teacher in the world is going to teach you a Cha Cha Cha."Richie then showed off his moves, bouncing through a Cha Cha Cha and demonstrating what to do with your knees and hips as Giovanni looked on proudly."Shoulders back, arms out, point your toes," said Richie, muttering "pesto, pasta, pesto..." to help him keep time.Smiling, he asked Giovanni if he gave him a score of 10."Eleven!" the dancer replied.At the end, the pair clutched hands in a traditional ballroom stance as they urged fans: "Keep dancing!"Strictly viewers were charmed by the video, calling it "too cute" and saying that Giovanni and Richie had "got this"."I hope the rumours are false," said one fan.Rumours of backstage troubles have been swirling for days, with The Sun quoting a source as saying: "The pair haven't clicked.
Helen Skelton issues plea as On the Farm co-star backs her to win Strictly
Helen Skelton, 39, begged for broadcaster Jules Hudson to not get ahead of himself in regards to how far Helen will get in the BBC competition. Having spoken openly about finding Strictly training hard, Helen, who is partnered with Gorka Márquez, 32, urged Jules to only go “one week at a time please” after he tweeted that she was “in the race to be crowned Strictly Champion.”The pair’s brief interaction via social media started when Jules, who has worked on numerous shows like Escape to the Country and This Week on the Farm, which Helen has also presented, tweeted in support of his “chum”.Alongside a picture of Helen and Gorka as they posed in their Strictly costumes, Jules wrote to his 12,500 followers: “So excited for my old chum now in the race to be crowned Strictly Champion of 2022! Come on Helen!! X @HelenSkelton @BBCOne @BBCiPlayer @SCD2022UK.”Thanking her friend and work colleague for his support, Helen then replied, explaining that followers should not be getting ahead of themselves when it comes to her ability on the ballroom floor.She wrote: “One week at a time please but you’re always good at flattering my ego! See u soon huds.” (sic)Despite her hesitation towards her dancing capabilities, almost immediately some of Helen’s 136,000 followers took to supporting her in the comments of her tweet.User @DominicUppiah wrote: “Go on Helen!! You got this.”And @MatthewTatler1 echoed this by writing: “You will smash it Helen and will dance your way to victory.
'I don't get it right most of the time': Helen Skelton in home life admission after split
Helen Skelton, 39, wowed both the judges and audience as she made her debut on Strictly Come Dancing.The lovable presenter took to the dancefloor alongside her professional partner, Gorka Marquez, 32, and performed a beautiful American Smooth to Sam Cooke’s You Send Me. Helen managed to impress the judges and was awarded a respectable score of 26, which placed her in the middle of the leaderboard.Already, bookies have named the BBC star as one of the hot favourites to take home the coveted Glitterball trophy at the end of the series.However, despite the glitz and glamour we may see on Saturday nights, Helen devotes the majority of her attention to her three young children: Ernie, seven, Louis, five, and nine-month-old Elsie.She shares her little ones with her husband, rugby player Richie Myler.A post shared by Helen Skelton (@helenskelton)After marrying in 2013, the pair called their relationship quits earlier this year and Richie has since moved on with his new girlfriend, Stephanie Thirkill.In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Helen opened up about how she is navigating life at home with her three children while balancing her numerous work commitments.She said: “That’s just parenting, you are trying to split yourself in a million different ways.“Someone said to me, one is like having a baby, two is like having a farm and three is like having a zoo; and I know what they mean! A post shared by Helen Skelton (@helenskelton)“It’s good though, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I am very lucky that my boys love their little sister.”As well as competing in Strictly Come Dancing and taking on the gruelling training sessions, Helen is also continuing her numerous presenting gigs including her BBC Radio 5 Live show