Despite only coming 3rd when she appeared in the 4th Strictly series back in 2006 it is Emma Bunton who is the winner of the public vote to find the best Strictly celebrity.
Just in case you can’t remember the 2006 series it was eventually won by cricket star Mark Ramprakash and his professional dance partner Karen Hardy. Mark became known as something of a Latin specialist with his and Karen’s Salsa getting a maximum score of 40 from the Strictly judges. In one of the early weeks of the competition they made history when they had to restart a live routine after Mark got his stage microphone caught up in Karen’s dress. He gallantly stopped the dance to avoid Karen being splashed all over the media with a live prime time wardrobe malfunction.
Emma Bunton, sometimes better known as Baby Spice, was of course one of the Spice Girls and is now working as a radio presenter for the Heart Breakfast Show. She was always very popular when the Spice Girls were at the peak of their fame and it seems that her personality is still a winner as far as the readers of the Radio Times are concerned.
Since her Strictly appearance in 2006 38-year old Emma has had 2 sons. The first was born the year after her stint on Strictly and her youngest son was born 4 years later in 2011.
The Radio Times list shows that it is not just about winning as far as the Strictly viewers are concerned with several of those in the Top 10 not featuring in the list of those lifting the Strictly glitterball trophy.
For example from this last year’s series there is no place on the list for winner Abbey Clancy whereas Susanna Reid is voted onto the list of best ever strictly celebrities despite finishing as a runner-up in the final.
Here is the full Top 10 list of the best ever Strictly celebrities as voted for by Radio Times readers:
- Emma Bunton
- Kara Tointon
- Jill Halfpenny
- Mark Ramprakash
- Matt Baker
- Alesha Dixon
- Harry Judd
- Susanna Reid
- Tom Chambers
- Natalie Gumede