Due to the popularity of ballroom and latin dancing the BBC decided to do something similar but incorportate African culture to raise awareness and money for African Aid.
Twelve celebrities dance the Cha Cha Cha or a Waltz to avoid becoming the first to be voted off.
12 couples have danced by one of them is about to be voted off.
After Siobhan Hayes' elimination, 11 remain to avoid the vote off.
11 couples become 10 as another couple get voted off Strictly Come Dancing.
10 contestants remain to dance the Tango or Jive to remain in the competition.
10 couples will become 9 as another couple are about to be voted off.
Another contestant has gone as those remaining must perform a Paso Doble or Foxtrot.
The votes are in as it is announced who is the next to leave.
With 8 celebrities remaining, they must perform a Viennese Waltz or Samba to avoid the next vote off.
The votes are in as 8 celebrities become 7.
The 7 celebrities that remain have to do a dance none of them have done before to avoid the next vote off.
7 celebrities are about to become 6 as the results are announced.
The tension is mounting as another couple must be knocked out of the competition tonight.
This week it was the turn of Bill and Karen to leave.
Len and Arlene agreed that Colin and Erin stood out this week, Bruno thought Darren and Lilia dazzled with their Foxtrot, and Craig thought James and Camilla had improved no end.
Meanwhile, Bruno, Len and Arlene thought Bill was the weakest link, but Craig was most disappointed with Patsy, but just who would be leaving the dancefloor this week?
Once again Tess and Bruce announced (in no particular order) the couples who would be going though, leaving two couples in the spotlight - the ones who had come bottom in the overall vote - Patsy and Anton and Bill and Karen.
But in the end it was Bill and Karen who were announced as the couple leaving the competition.
The remaining five sets of partners lay their rhythmic reputations on the line in the pro-celebrity contest. Their aim is to keep their places in the competition by convincing the judges and viewers they can trip the light fantastic.
Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly add the results of the viewers' vote to the verdict of the judges to reveal the eighth couple to be knocked out of the contest.
The three remaining celebrities perform for the last time with their partners hoping to be crowned the series champions.
As the pro-celebrity dance competition draws to a close, Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly announce the overall winner. Having performed their final routines and heard the verdict of judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Arlene Phillips and Craig Revel Horwood, the contestants' fate now lies in the hands of the voting public.
Zoë Ball, Darren Gough, Evander Holyfield, Rachel Hunter, Colin Jackson and James Martin gather at Christmas to compete.