Now Strictly Come Dancing is back in full swing, we thought we’d remind you of some of the standout hotties from pervious series' in order of appearance date, not hotness (we just couldn’t make such a decision)…

1. Ray Fearon


The Coronation Street and Harry Potter star (Firenze the centaur, if you missed him) appeared in the fourth series of the show. He and partner Camilla Dallerup came eighth in the show, getting kicked out in week six. It wasn’t all bad news for Ray, though, as he went on to date supermodel Elle Macpherson.

2. Mark Ramprakash


Sportsmen go one of two ways on SCD – stiff and shy or footloose and fancy free – and cricketer Mark Ramprakash and his seemingly liquid hips were very much the latter. Paired with Karen Hardy in the fourth season, he went on to win, beating fellow sportsman Matt Dawson in the final.

3. Gethin Jones


Welsh dreamboat and ex-Blue Peter presenter Gethin Jones was paired with Camilla Dallerup during series five, and the pair came third, losing out to runner-up Matt Di Angelo and winner Alesha Dixon.

4. Gavin Henson


Another Welsh boy! Go Cymru! Gavin Henson appeared in the eighth series with pro dancer Katya Virshilas. He came fifth on the show in the year Kara Tointon won.

5. Harry Judd


Don’t tell anyone, but he’s our number one in this list. Together with partner Aliona Vilani, he won the ninth series – and the heart of every woman watching…

6. Thom Evans


Series 12 was the best for eye candy, with gorgeous rugby boy Thom Evans and Mark Wright (more of him later) spoiling us. Sadly, we didn’t get to see too much of Thom as he and dance partner Iveta Lukosiute only made it to 12th place.

7. Mark Wright


A contestant who wasn’t averse to the SCD levels of tanning, Mark Wright did way better than expected, reaching a very respectable fourth place with Karen Hardy.