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Show Details

Broadcaster: SABC2 
Show Genre: Reality Competition
Season Premiere: Saturday, August 05, 2006
Season Finale: Saturday, September 23, 2006
Time: 20h00 - 21h30

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.

Season 2

The second season of Strictly Come Dancing premiered on SABC2 on Saturday 5 August, 2006 at 20h00.

In the second season eight new South African celebrities coupled up with their own patient, professional dancers and attempted to win the ballroom dancing showdown.

Celebrities for the season included soapie actors, a kwaito muso, a handyman, a beauty queen, a radio jock and a soccer star.

They were:

Babalwa Mneno (model)
Dingaan Mokebe (actor)
Freedom Hadebe (actor)
Grethe Fox (actress)
Jeannie D (radio DJ, television presenter)
Mark Fish (former soccer player)
Riaan Venter (television handyman)
Tamara Dey (kwaito-pop star)

Their dance skills were put to test in front of the same four strict judges from Season One and every Saturday night, for the duration of the show, they strutted their stuff in front of a live studio audience.

Once more the the judges score was combined with votes from viewers to determine who went home and who became the dance champion.

Ultimately it came down to 7de Laan actor Freedom Hadebe and his partner Mary Martin against television handyman Riaan Venter and his partner Hayley Hammond.

On Saturday 23 September, 2006, Riaan Venter and Hayley Hammond won the show.

The musicians in the second season were: Keith Hutchinson, Randal Skippers, Concord Nkabinde, David Klassen, Alistair Coakley, Bez Roberts, Sydney Minisi, Godfrey Mgcina and Adam Howard.

The vocalists for the season included Innocent Modiba, Nonhlanhla Mdluli and Idols runner-up Brandon October.

Weekly Columns

Epsiode 1: Cha Cha Cha! Celebs Start Strictly Dancing
Episode 2: Babalwa Bites The Dancefloor Dust
Episode 3: Grethe Thangos Out - With A Pig
Episode 4: Sadly Fish Leaves Too Soon
Episode 5: Dingaan Should Not Have Been Whacked
Episode 6: Banks Breathes New Life Into Von Memerty's Manual
Episode 7: The Biggest TV Suck-Fest Ever
Episode 8: Nutsman Wins Strictly Come Dancing II

Perfect 40

Tamara and Brandon's Cha Cha Cha broke SCD history during Episode 6 when they scored a 10 from all four of the judges. Here it is:

(You can stream it or right click and choose Save Target As to download)

Weekly Leaderboard

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Week Eight (Ballroom & Latin)

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Week Eight (Overall Final Competition Scores)

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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.


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

Cast & Characters

Character Actor
Host - Himself Ian von Memerty
Host - Herself Sandy Ehrenreich
Judge - Himself Dave Campbell
Judge - Herself Lilian Phororo
Judge - Herself Salome Sechele
Judge - Himself Tyrone Watkins
Celebrity Dancer - Herself Babalwa Mneno-Mandel
Professional Dancer - Himself Thabo Moloto
Celebrity Dancer - Himself Dingaan Mokebe
Professional Dancer - Herself Phemelo Mabuse
Celebrity Dancer - Himself Freedom Hadebe
Professional Dancer - Herself Mary Martin
Celebrity Dancer - Herself Grethe Fox
Professional Dancer - Himself Harold van Buuren
Celebrity Dancer - Herself Jeannie D
Professional Dancer - Himself Anthony Krotz
Celebrity Dancer - Himself Mark Fish
Professional Dancer - Herself Hayley Bennett
Celebrity Dancer - Himself Riaan Venter-Garforth
Professional Dancer - Herself Hayley Hammond
Celebrity Dancer - Herself Tamara Dey
Professional Dancer - Himself Brandon Eilers Le Riche
Announcer - Himself Malcolm Gooding

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