Vincent Simone

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Vincent Simone
Born(1979-03-15) 15 March 1979 (age 35)
Foggia, Italy
NationalityItalian
OccupationProfessional dancer
Known forStrictly Come Dancing (2006–2012)
Partner(s)Susan Duddy
ChildrenLuca Simone, Mateo Simone
 
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Vincent Simone
Born(1979-03-15) 15 March 1979 (age 35)
Foggia, Italy
NationalityItalian
OccupationProfessional dancer
Known forStrictly Come Dancing (2006–2012)
Partner(s)Susan Duddy
ChildrenLuca Simone, Mateo Simone

Vincent Simone (born 15 March 1979) is a professional dancer born in Italy. He moved to Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom when he was 17. His professional dancing partner is Flavia Cacace, and they perform under the brand name Vincent and Flavia.

Early life[edit]

Simone was born into a family of professional dancers and his parents are Latin and ballroom dancers. His sister is a dance teacher. His partner, Susan Duddy, a former flight attendant, gave birth to their son Luca in 2009 and Matteo in September 2013.[1]

Strictly Come Dancing[edit]

He has appeared on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing since the fourth series, when he danced with Louisa Lytton as his celebrity partner. They were knocked out in week 10, scoring 31 out of 40 for their first dance and 28 for the second. This gave them a total of 59 points, which left them in last place. Simone returned for the fifth series in 2007, partnering with actress Stephanie Beacham, but the pair were eliminated in the second week, losing to Letitia Dean and Darren Bennett in the dance off. One judge, Arlene Phillips, voted to save Beacham and Simone, but was outvoted by the other three judges.

After their success in the Strictly Live Tour! 2008, Simone and Lytton were chosen to take part in the Eurovision Dance Contest 2008 in September 2008.[2] Dancing to '"Paint it Black" by Lee Mead, they were ranked ninth out of fourteen couples by a professional jury, and finished ninth overall when the results of the public vote had been added.

In the sixth series of Strictly Come Dancing he partnered singer Rachel Stevens. They reached second place in the final, losing out to Tom Chambers and Camilla Dallerup.

Simone was partnered with actress Natalie Cassidy in the seventh series of the show. The couple were voted off on 28 November 2009, coming in fifth place.

In the eighth series, 2010, he partnered Felicity Kendal; they were voted off on 14 November, finishing in 8th place.

In September 2011, Simone returned as one of the male professional dancers in the ninth season. On the launch night of SCD, which was broadcast on 10 September, Simone was revealed to be the professional dance partner to former MP, author and broadcaster, Edwina Currie. However, the couple were eliminated first on 9 October 2011, and came in last place.

In 2012, Simone partnered Tracy Beaker actress, Dani Harmer. They reached the final and came fourth. Vincent's professional partner Flavia Cacace won the series in partnership with Louis Smith.

On 1 June 2013, Cacace announced that she and Simone would not be competing in Strictly Come Dancing that year so they could work on other shows.[3]

Louisa Lytton[edit]

Week No.Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
HorwoodPhillipsGoodmanTonioliTotal
2Quickstep / Don't Get Me Wrong786728Safe
3Jive / Smiley Faces8991036Safe
4Foxtrot / Piece of My Heart756826Safe
5Salsa / Bailamos687829Safe
6Samba / Rhythm of the Night888832Safe
7Tango / Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)899935Safe
8Paso Doble / Left Outside Alone889934Safe
9Viennese Waltz / That's Amore
Cha-Cha-Cha / Rescue Me
8
9
8
9
8
9
9
9
33
36
Safe
10American Smooth / Do Nothing Until You Hear From Me
Rumba / (Everything I Do) I Do It for You
7
7
8
7
8
7
8
7
31
28
Eliminated
Live Tour in BirminghamArgentine Tango / Por Una Cabeza

Jive/Smiley Faces

9

10

10

10

10

10

-29

30

2nd in overall tour

Stephanie Beacham[edit]

Week No.Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
Craig Revel HorwoodArlene PhillipsLen GoodmanBruno TonioliTotal
1Group Swing Dance, Group Blues/Swing Dance/"It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"/"I Just Want To Make Love To You"/"Grace Kelly"Group Performance - Not Judged
2Quickstep/"Suddenly I See"666624Eliminated, chosen to be saved by Arlene Phillips

Rachel Stevens[edit]

Week No.Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
Craig Revel HorwoodArlene PhillipsLen GoodmanBruno TonioliTotal
1Cha Cha/"Lady Marmalade"Group Performance - Not Judged
2Salsa/"No Puedes Comprar Mi Amor"788831Safe
3Swing/"Choo Choo Cha Boogie"Group Performance - Not Judged
4Quickstep/"Little Green Bag"889833Safe
5Samba/"Hips Don't Lie"778830Safe
6Viennese Waltz/"Everybody Hurts"888832Safe
7Jive/"Sweet Soul Music"788932Safe
8American Smooth/"I Got A Woman"899935Bottom two
9Rumba/"You Do Something to Me"910101039Safe
10Foxtrot/"Close to You"1010101040Safe
11Waltz / "Angel"910101039Bottom two
Paso Doble / "The Final Countdown"788932
12Tango / "Here Comes The Rain Again"910101039(First place) Safe - 76
Cha-Cha-Cha / "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours"9991037
13Argentine Tango / "When Doves Cry"910101039Safe
American Smooth / "Mandy"9981036
14Foxtrot / "Close to You10101010402nd place overall
Rumba / "You Do Something to Me"910101039
Showdance / "Flashdance... What a Feeling"----
Christmas Special 2009Rumba/"Miss You Most (at Christmas Time)"9101010392nd

Natalie Cassidy[edit]

Week No.Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
Craig Revel HorwoodLen GoodmanAlesha DixonBruno TonioliTotal
1Group MamboGroup Performance - Not Judged
2Tango / Spider Of The Night666624Safe
Cha Cha Cha / "Bang Bang"677626
3Paso Doble / "Malaguena"678728Safe
4Salsa / "You'll Be Mine (Party Time)"787729Safe
5Viennese Waltz / "At Last"777627Safe
6American Smooth / "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone"787729Safe
7Jive / "Good Golly Miss Molly"787830Safe
8Quickstep / "Tu Vuo' Fa L'Americano"788831Safe
9Foxtrot / "Magic Moments"899834Safe
10Samba / "Holiday"67852626
11Rock and Roll / "Long Tall Sally"577726Eliminated

Felicity Kendal[edit]

Week No.Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
Craig Revel HorwoodLen GoodmanAlesha DixonBruno TonioliTotal
1Cha-Cha-Cha – “Sunny457723None
2Foxtrot – “Somethin' Stupid666725Safe
3Rumba – “True Colors778729Safe
4Tango – “Czardas777829Safe
5Viennese Waltz – “Waltz No. 2”676726Bottom Two
6Paso Doble – “Habanera687829Safe
7Salsa – “All Night Long577726Bottom Two
8American Smooth – “Me and My Shadow778830Eliminated

Edwina Currie[edit]

Week No.Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
Craig Revel HorwoodLen GoodmanAlesha DixonBruno TonioliTotal
1Cha-Cha-Cha – “Build Me Up Buttercup"255517None
2Foxtrot – “Buona Sera”455519Eliminated

Dani Harmer[edit]

Week No.Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
Craig Revel HorwoodDarcey BussellLen GoodmanBruno TonioliTotal
1Waltz – “Open Arms"556521None
2Salsa - "Mama Do the Hump"767727Safe
3Foxtrot - "Over the Rainbow"768829Safe
4Cha Cha Cha - "Scooby Doo"668727Safe
5Jive - "Dance with Me Tonight889833Safe
6Tango - "Rumour Has It"889934Safe
7Quickstep - "You Can't Hurry Love"999936Safe
8Samba - "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"999936Safe
9Viennese Waltz - "That's Amore"889934Safe
10Quickstep/Charleston Fusion91091038Safe
11American Smooth / "Haven't Met You Yet"889934Safe
Argentine Tango / "Libertango"99101038

I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here![edit]

Simone competed in the thirteenth series of ITV's thirteenth series in 2013. He joined 'camp' on Day 5 with Annabel Giles and finished in 10th place, being the third celebrity to leave in a double elimination on Day 17 on 3 December).\[4][5]

Titles[edit]

Career titles he and his partner Flavia Cacace have earned from competitions:

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Matt Di Angelo and Flavia Cacace
Strictly Come Dancing runner up
(with partner Rachel Stevens)

Series 6 (2008)
Succeeded by
Ricky Whittle and Natalie Lowe