Strictly Come Dancing has returned to our screens for its 21st series as a group of much-loved celebrities took to the famous dance floor for the first time on the weekend.

The BBC hit dance competition first started in 2004 and over the years viewers have seen hundreds of stars impress the judges and fans in hopes of taking home the Glitterball Trophy.

But only 20 of those celebs have ever got their hands on the famous trophy. Here is a full list of each winner and their pro partners from first ever champion, Natasha Kaplinsky back in 2004, to reigning Strictly champ Hamza.

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Strictly 2022 winners Hamza and Jowita

Series 20 (2022) – Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal

Wildlife cameraman Hamza Yassin won last year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing with his dance partner Jowita Przystał, who has won the Glitterball for the first time she had a celebrity partner.

Series 19 (2021) – Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice.

Eastenders actor Rose Ayling-Ellis was the first deaf contestant to perform on Strictly and ended up winning the series with dance partner Giovanni Pernice.

The pair scored 40 for their tango in week six, which was the earliest “perfect score” in the show’s history. The duo stunned the audience again in week eight during their couple’s choice dance which featured a period of silence – included as a tribute to the deaf community.

Series 18 (2020) – Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse

Comedian Bill Bailey became the 18th and oldest contestant to win Strictly, taking the Glitter Ball Trophy with dance partner Oti Mabuse last December.

At the time, discussing his success on the show, he said: “It makes me smile to have confounded people’s expectations”.

Masked Dancer judge Oti winning Strictly with Bill Bailey
Masked Dancer judge Oti winning Strictly with Bill Bailey

Series 17 (2019) – Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse

Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher and partner Oti Mabuse won the competition in 2019. The soap star immediately impressed with possibly the greatest opening samba in the history of the show, after being brought in to replace reality TV star Jamie Laing, who had to withdraw with a foot injury.

Series 16 (2018) – Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton

Investigative journalist Stacey Dooley won series 16 of Strictly with dance partner, and now boyfriend, Kevin Clifton. The couple are still together now and recently welcomed their first child, Minnie, in January 2023.

Series 15 (2017) – Joe McFadden and Katya Jones

Actor Joe McFadden and partner Katya Jones became the 15th winners of Strictly in 2017, the first series with Shirley Ballas as head judge in place of Len Goodman.

Series 14 (2016) – Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton

Sports presenter Ore Oduba and pro dancer Joanne Clifton won series 14. After lifting the trophy in tears, he called the competition “the most incredible experience of my life”.

Joanne Clifton and Ore Oduba with the glitterball trophy after they won the final of the BBC1 show, Strictly Come Dancing. Photo credit: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire

Series 13 (2015) – Jay McGuinness and Aliona Vilani

The Wanted singer said at the end of the series: “It’s been one of the most special things I’ve done and with the most special person.”

Series 12 (2014) – Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev

TV presenter Caroline Flack and dance partner Pasha Kovalev won series 12 of the competition, the first without Sir Bruce Forsyth. Commenting on her showdance, Darcey Bussell said: “That was like watching a beautiful contemporary ballet for me, and you’d be in my company any day”.

Series 11 (2013) – Abbey Clancy and Aljaz Skorjanec

Model Abbey Clancy became the 11th winner of Strictly in 2013, alongside partner Aljaz Skorjanec. Despite having started the series with no formal dance training, her confidence and abilities quickly grew.

Series 10 (2012) – Louis Smith and Flavia Cacace

Gymnast Louis Smith took home the Strictly Glitterball with his partner Flavia Cacace beat singer Kimberley Walsh and presenter Denise Van Outen in the final, making the most of his athleticism to pull off some impressive moves.

Series 9 (2011) – Harry Judd and Aliona Vilani

McFly drummer Harry Judd and his partner Aliona Vilani defeated actors Chelsee Healey and Jason Donovan in the last round of series nine.

Since the show wrapped Judd hit the dancefloor again for Strictly specials in 2012 and 2015, winning the latter with Joanne Clifton.

Harry Judd and Aliona Vilani
Harry Judd and Aliona Vilani

He has also appeared on Celebrity Juice, The Million Pound Drop Live and Celebrity The Chase, and published a book, Get Fit Get Happy.

Series 8 (2010) – Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev

Actor Kara Tointon won series eight with her dance partner Artem Chigvintsev, beating TV presenter Matt Baker in the final. A consistent performer, she scored the highest mark for eight out of the 13 dance styles on the show that year.

Series 7 (2009) – Chris Hollins and Ola Jordan

Journalist Chris Hollins and his partner Ola Jordan were the champions in 2009 – a series initially overshadowed by the contentious decision to replace Arlene Phillips on the judging panel.

Series 6 (2008) – Tom Chambers and Camilla Dallerup

Actor Tom Chambers won the sixth series of Strictly with partner Camilla Dallerup, marking the pro dancer’s final appearance in the competition.After winning, he told Dallerup: “Tonight really is about you, because you actually deserve this more than anybody I can think of.”

Series 5 (2007) – Alesha Dixon and Mathew Cutler

Former Mis-Teeq singer Alesha Dixon won Strictly in 2007 alongside partner Matthew Cutler, finishing just two points ahead of actor Matt Di Angelo in a tightly contested final.

Series 4 (2006) – Mark Ramprakash and Karen Hardy

Mark Ramprakash won the fourth series with partner Karen Hardy. They notably became the first couple to restart a routine after a wardrobe malfunction left Ramprakash’s microphone tangled in Hardy’s dress during a salsa.

Series 3 (2005) – Darren Gough and Lilia Kopylova

Cricketer Darren Gough was the first man to win the competition, with pro dancer Lilia Kopylova. Although he never came top of the judges’ leaderboard, he managed to defeat athlete Colin Jackson and presenter Zoë Ball in the final.

Series 2 (2004) – Jill Halfpenny and Darren Bennett

Actor Jill Halfpenny won the second series of Strictly alongside partner Darren Bennett when the show returned in the autumn of 2004.

She was the first celebrity in the competition’s history to achieve a perfect score of 40, for a jive in the final. Bruno Tonioli said of her: “Jill is a cracker of a performer. She doesn’t just dance. She explodes on the dancefloor!”

Series 1 (2004) – Natasha Kaplinsky and Brendan Cole

Newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky was the first celebrity to ever take the Strictly crown, with partner Brendan Cole.

She received the highest mark for eight of the ten dances featured in the series and eventually finished 39 points ahead of the other finalist, actor Christopher Parker. Arlene Phillips said of her: “You are the coolest, the hottest, you are a Strictly Come Dancing ballroom star”.

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