10 Strictly shockers and dance floor dazzlers

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With Strictly almost ready to light up our Saturdays once again, let's look back at the best and worst dances from 13 years of the hit BBC1 series

Strictly Come Dancing is about to shimmy back on onto our screens, so let's just remind ourselves of a selection of hot-to-trot celebrity sizzlers from the past... and some routines that desecrated the dance floor.

Hot to trot! We're off to a hot, hot, hot start with EastEnders' Jake Wood and Janette Manrara doing the salsa in 2014


My two left feet Astrologer Russell Grant experienced more of a bumpy ride than a smooth one, with partner Flavia Cacace back in 2011


Cha-cha-ching! Britain's Got Talent judge and singer Alesha Dixon and Matthew Cutler got some crazy scores for this stunning routine in 2007.


Mr Bumble Journalist John Sergeant's presence dragged on a bit in the 2008 series with dance partner Kristina Rihanoff. The public kept on voting while John kept on bumbling...


Schwingers! Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Brendan Cole turned on the charm with their Charleston in the 2013 series.


Mixed doubles! Andy Murray's mum Judy and Anton du Beke didn't court the judges' favour in 2014, but again the public kept them in for a  laugh week after week.


Movie stars Champion duo of last year Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani amazed viewers and judges alike with their Pulp Fiction-themed jive in Movie Week.


Disorder in the house! Former MP Ann Widdecombe and Anton du Beke performed the American not-so-Smooth in 2010. Woeful.


Scene stealers Actress Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev stole the show – and each other's hearts – with this sensual Argentine tango in 2010.


Sea sick! In 2014, DJ Scott Mills managed to claw his way through the samba with Joanne Clifton. So awkward it hurt.


Strictly Come Dancing 2016 premieres on BBC1 on Friday, September 23.