How the Nutcracker became a Christmas classic
29 Nov 19
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Strictly Come Dancing has become an icon within British television culture, with the Guinness Book of Records recently declaring it to be the world’s most successful reality TV format. The format has been exported to over 40 other countries, licensed by BBC Worldwide, and led to a modern dance-themed spin-off Strictly Dance Fever and Dancing with the Stars.
Head judge of Strictly Come Dancing Shirley Ballas branded the show format as “magical”, further commenting: “I think it’s got everything, it’s funny, it’s got glitz and glamour. You watch these people go through this emotional journey every single week and what you see is real. It’s not staged.”
BBC Worldwide has described profits from the overseas versions of Strictly Come Dancing as "excellent." Australia was the first country to adapt the show and the format has become hugely popular in the United States where it is now in its 11th season. Other countries to have picked it up include Albania, Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Israel, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Turkey and Ukraine. In Sweden, the spin-off show Just Dance peaked at two million viewers, a record for channel TV4. In China that figure regularly tops 14 million. More than a quarter of a billion people are believed to have watched an international version of the programme since it was launched.
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