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Show Details

Broadcaster: SABC2 
Show Genre: Reality Competition
Season Premiere: Thursday, May 24, 2007
Season Finale: Thursday, July 12, 2007
Time: 19h30 - 22h00

Show Summary

Strictly Come Dancing is a South African reality dance competition television series produced for SABC2 by Rapid Blue and based on the British show of the same name in which celebrities are partnered with professional Latin and Ballroom dancers and must work each week on perfecting a dance routine, with public voting deciding a weekly elimination.

The series was broadcast live from the Carlton Centre Ballroom, Johannesburg for the first five seasons. In Season 6 the venue changed to the Renaissance Centre.

The series premiered in South Africa on SABC2 on Saturday 4 February 2006, at 20h00. After five seasons it was discontinued but in 2013 it was revived on SABC3. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

The third season of Strictly Come Dancing aired on SABC2 from 24 May to 12 July, 2007, on Thursdays at 19h30.

Season 3

Featuring eight new celebrity dancers who stutted their stuff with their professional dance partners, the show was broadcast in a new time and date format.

Instead of being on on Saturday nights between 20h00 and 21h30 as previous seasons were, the show was on Thursday nights at 19h30 for an initial hour episode in which each couple performed their dance for the week.

There was an hour break from 20h30 to give viewers time to vote and the show resumed for a half an hour results episode at 21h30.

Tyrone Watkins, Salome Sechele, Dave Campbell and Lillian Phororo returned as the judges of the competition as did hosts Ian von Memerty and Sandy Ngema.

The celebrity contestants included an Olympic medallist, a journalist, a rapper, an Afrikaans music superstar and a wildlife television host.

They were:

Candice-Anne Moodley (presenter of the Indian magazine show Eastern Mosaic)
Erald Felix (host of the SABC2 wildlife show 50/50)
Hezekiel Sepeng (Olympic silver medallist)
Lesley Mofokeng (journalist for the Sunday Times)
Hip Hop Pantsula (award-winning rapper)
Patricia Lewis (one of South Africa's top-selling Afrikaans female singers)
Lieschen Botes (Wonderbra model)
Thembisile Ntaka (winner of the 2003 Popstars reality show)

The celebrities and their partners were eliminated in the following order:

Episode 1: Premiere - no elimination
Episode 2: Lesley Mofokeng and Sara Els
Episode 3: Thembisile Ntaka and Thabo Moloto
Episode 4: Patricia Lewis and Marcel Vilonel
Episode 5: Lieschen Botes and Ryan Hammond
Episode 6: Hezekiel Sepeng and Lindsey Muckle
Episode 7: Erald Felix and Mary Martin

The finale took place at the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg on 12 July, 2007. The two couples who danced the finale were rapper HHP and his partner Hayley Bennet versus television presenter Candice Moodley and her partner Quintus Jansen.

The judges scored HHP and Hayley 108 out of a total of 120 points and Candice and Quintus were scored 95. In conjunction with the audiences higher votes, HHP and Hayley Bennet won the competition, winning the title and R20,000 each.

It was the first season of the show that the winning couple had won a cash prize. The R40,000 was sponsored by the SABC.

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Weekly Episode Recaps and Pictures

Episode 1: Strictly Come Dancing - Episode 1
Episode 2: Lesley Is The First Casualty
Episode 3: A No-Vote For Thembisile
Episode 4: Patricia Dances Out
Episode 5: No Ole For Wonderboobs
Episode 6: Hezekiel Misses Out On A Medal
Episode 7: And Then There Were Two
Episode 8: SCD Finale: HHP And Hayley Are The Champs!

Weekly Episode Commentaries

Episode 1: Lurved Strictly Come Dancing!
Episode 2: A Real Tear Jerker!
Episode 3: A Travesty I Tell Ya!
                 What's Up With Bawling SCD Celebs?
Episode 4: What Went Down
Episode 5: I Swallowed A Bitter Pill
Episode 6: Finally Hezekiel Gets The Dancing Shoes!
Episode 7: They ranted, they raved and their votes were counted!
Episode 8: The Finale


South African celebrities are partnered with professional Latin and Ballroom dancers and must work each week on perfecting a dance routine.

Each week during a live show viewers are asked to vote for their favourite couple, and one couple (with the least votes) is eliminated.

In the season finale, two couples dance off to win the title and a cash prize of R40,000 (R20,000 per partner). The cash prize was first introduced for the third season.

Through sms voting, viewers vote who should stay and who should go, the results of the poll being combined with the ranking of the panel of judges.

For example: with 4 contestants left, the judges' favourite would receive 4 points, 2nd favourite 3 points, and so on, and similarly with the viewers' rankings. The two scores added together make the final score.

The show is broadcast live on SABC2 on Thursday evenings and is hosted by Ian von Memerty and Sandy Ngema.

The judging panel consists of Lilia Phororo, Dave Campbell, Salome Sechele and Tyrone Watkins. Each judge gives the performance a mark out of ten, giving an overall total out of 40.

Broadcast Times

Each Thursday there are two broadcasts: the first is from 19h30-20h30, during which the celebrities do their weekly dance routines and are given marks out of 40 from the judges.

Thereafter follows an hour-long break to give viewers a chance to vote for their favourite couple, after which the second broadcast - the Results Show - is aired, from 21h30-22h00.

During the Results Show the results of the viewer voting are announced. The viewer votes are combined with the judges' votes and the two couples with the least amount of votes are forced into the Dance-Off.

Shortly before 22h00 the judges decide who they want to eliminate.


Season 1: Zuraida Jardine and Michael Wentink
Season 2: Riaan Venter and Hayley Hammond
Season 3: HHP and Hayley Bennett
Season 4: Emmanuel Castis and Lindsey Muckle
Season 5: Rob van Vuuren and Mary Martin
Season 6: Zakeeya Patel and Ryan Hammond


Season 1 (8 episodes)

Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 4 Feb 2006 | Finale: 25 Mar 2006 | Saturdays, 20h00

Season 2 (8 episodes)

Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 5 Aug 2006 | Finale: 23 Sep 2006 | Saturdays, 20h00

Season 3 (8 episodes)

Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 24 May 2007 | Finale: 12 Jul 2007 | Thursdays, 19h30

Season 4 (8 episodes)

Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 31 Jan 2008 | Finale: 20 Mar 2008 | Thursdays, 19h30

Strictly Come Dancing: The Story So Far (1-hour special)

Channel: SABC2 | Aired: 25 September 2008 | Thursday, 19h30

Season 5 (10 episodes)

Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 2 Oct 2008 | Finale: 4 Dec 2008 | Thursdays, 19h30

Season 6 (10 episodes)

Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 10 Jul 2013 | Finale: 11 Sep 2013 | Wednesdays, 20h00

Show Trivia

Strictly Come Dancing 3 was repeated weekly - on Saturdays at 22h00.

Cast & Characters

Character Actor
Host - Herself Sandy Ehrenreich
Host - Himself Ian von Memerty
Judge - Himself Dave Campbell
Judge - Herself Lilian Phororo
Judge - Herself Salome Sechele
Judge - Himself Tyrone Watkins
Celebrity Dancer - Herself Candice Moodley
Professional Dancer - Himself Quintus Jansen
Celebrity Dancer - Himself Erald Felix
Pofessional Dancer - Herself Mary Martin
Celebrity Dancer - Himself Hezekiel Sepeng
Professional Dancer - Herself Lindsey Muckle
Celebrity Dancer - Himself Lesley Mofokeng
Professional Dancer - Herself Sara Els
Celebrity Dancer - Himself HHP
Professional Dancer - Herself Hayley Bennett
Celebrity Dancer - Herself Patricia Lewis
Professional Dancer - Himself Marcel Vilonel
Celebrity Dancer - Herself Lieschen Botes
Professional Dancer - Himself Ryan Hammond
Celebrity Dancer - Herself Thembisile Ntaka
Professional Dancer - Himself Thabo Moloto
Announcer - Himself Malcolm Gooding

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