The BBC dance show’s most epic dances ever

Strictly Come Dancing hits theaters this week, and Hollywood is coming to the BBC ballroom for one of our favorite episodes of the season – Movie Week.

However, this year’s stars certainly have a lot to offer if you watch the dances of Movie Week from previous years.

There are so many corkers out there that we struggled to make our list.

Read on for our top picks of all the Strictly Movie Week dances ever and see if your favorite is among them.


Jay and Aliona’s Strictly Jive was a movie week treat (Credit: BBC)

Strictly Movie Week: Jay and Alionas Jive

One of the most epic dances in Strictly history was surely Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani’s Jive in 2015.

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They danced to Misirlou / You Never Can Tell from Pulp Fiction.

And not only did they look good, they also scored points with the jury.

They received 37 out of 40 points – the highest number of points in week 3 in the history of the competition.

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Ore and Joanne danced America smoothly in Movie Week (Credit: BBC)

Joanne and Ores American smoothie

Ore Oduba, who won the series in 2016, channeled his inner Gene Kelly for his Movie Week routine.

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He and his partner Joanne Clifton performed an American Smooth to Singing ‘in the Rain from the film of the same name.

The audience, the audience at home and the jury were thrilled – the dance scored 35 out of 40 points.

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Alexandra Burke scored 39 points for her Charleston (Credit BBC)

Strictly film week: Alex is supercalifragilistic

Alexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez performed one of the dances of the 2017 season during Movie Week.

They channeled Mary Poppins and Burt and danced the Charleston to Supercalifragilistic by Mary Poppins.

And it was a pleasure, the judges gave her 39 out of 40 points.

As much as we liked it, the home audience didn’t seem to be as Alex battled for her place in Movie Week.

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There was an additional judge at Movie Week 2014 which means Frankie got 45 points (Credit: BBC)

BBC Strictly: Frankie Bridge and Kevin Clifton’s Paso

Frankie Bridge and Kevin Clifton danced the Paso Doble to America from the West Side Story in Movie Week 2014.

Donny Osmond was guest judge that week, so the scores were given out of 50 points.

Frankie secured a whopping 45 and a spot in our Movie Week Hall of Fame.

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Caroline Flack’s lovely rumba earned her 42 points (Image: BBC)

Strictly movie week sizes: Caroline and Pasha

Caroline Flack was nothing short of spectacular when she performed a sultry rumba to Don’t Want to Miss a Thing from Armageddon at Movie Week 2014.

Donny Osmond was on the panel and that meant she was rated 50 points.

How she only got 42 points is a mystery to us – it’s one of our favorite strictly dances of all time!

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Kellie Bright as Princess Leia in Film Week 2015 (Image: BBC)

Kellie and Kevin win the award for the best costume

And the award for the best costume goes to EastEnders star Kellie Bright.

In 2015 she performed a Charleston for Movie Week with partner Kevin Clifton.

They danced on the theme of Star Wars, with Kellie dressed up as Princess Leia wielding a light saber.

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Ed Balls channeled his inner Jim Carrey at Movie Week (Credt: BBC)

BBC Strictly: Ed Balls as Jim Carrey in The Mask

Somebody stop him!

Well, they tried Movie Week 2016, but Ed Balls lived to dance another day.

Ed and Katya danced samba to the Cuban Pete from Jim Carrey’s film The Mask, with Ed in green face-paint and a yellow suit.

The judges weren’t exactly thrilled with the routine, giving them 24, but the audience loved it.

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