1. Welcome to Strictly 2013.
2. Bruce did a forward roll.
3. The contestants ranged from popstars to golfers.
The 2013 contestants are: Abbey Clancy, Ashley Taylor Dawson, Ben Cohen, Dave Myers, Deborah Meaden, Fiona Fullerton, Julien Macdonald, Mark Benton, Natalie Gumede, Patrick Robinson,Rachel Riley, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Susanna Reid, Tony Jacklin, Vanessa Feltz.
4. There were five new professional dancers.
The new additions were: Anya Garnis, Iveta Lukosiute, Janette Manrara, Kevin Clifton and Aljaz Skorjanec.
5. Deborah Meaden wasn’t keen on being picked up.
6. Rachel Riley however, loved it.
7. Jessie J made good use of the dancers available.
8. Ashley Taylor Dawson played dead.
9. Dave Myers learned a way to count the cha cha.
10. Rod Stewart popped by.
11. As did reigning champions Louis Smith and Flavia Cacace.
12. Len deemed the new pairings acceptable.
- Three major U.S. airlines — Delta, American, and United — have banned the transport of big game trophies after the illegal killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.
- In 2011, the death of Mark Duggan - an unarmed black man - at the hands of police officers in north London sparked nationwide riots.
- Two people were killed and at least 22 injured after a circus tent collapsed amid stormy weather Monday evening in New Hampshire.