Vincent Simone is a professional dancer born in Italy, who has starred on the BBC1 show Strictly Come Dancing from 2006 until 2012 as a popular profession dancer to the celebrity contestants.
Vincent’s dance partners on the show have included: Louisa Lytton, Stephanie Beacham, Rachel Stevens (reached 2nd place in the final), Natalie Cassidy, Felicity Kendal and Edwina Currie.
Vincent also appeared on the ITV show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in 2013.
In 2013, Vincent left Strictly to concentrate on other work.
Vincent’s West End show Dance ‘Til Dawn with partner Flavia Cacace enjoyed a 10 week run at the Aldwych Theatre from October 2014 and received rave reviews (5 star in The Express “not since West Side Story have I seen such spectacular dancing and inventive choreography on the London stage”, 4 star in The Independent…)
Dance ‘Til Dawn was directed by Olivier Award winning choreographer and director Karen Bruce who also directed Vincent and Flavia’s Olivier Award nominated show, Midnight Tango.
They then embarked on a 13 week tour with the show across the whole country.
Recent TV appearances have included:
Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV1
You’re Back in the Room, ITV1
Sunday Night At The Palladium , ITV1
This Morning, ITV1 (interviews & performances)
British Soap Awards, ITV1
Lorraine (Kelly), ITV1
ANT & DEC’S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY (March 2015):
Hello Magazine did the exclusive of Vincent’s wedding in July 2015.
HELLO MAGAZINE (his wedding at Castle Leslie):
Vincent’s tour with dance partner Flavia Cacace, The Last Tango, started in September 2015 & was so successful it ran until July 2016. The show then went into the West End (Phoenix Theatre) from 19th September 2016 to 3rd December 2016.
LAST TANGO tour trailer:
The most recent tour Tango Moderno (which was critically acclaimed) started in September 2017 and finished in April 2018.
Career titles Vincent & Flavia have achieved in competitions:
UK Professional Ten Dance Champions 2002-2006
UK Professional Showdance Champions 2003-2006
Negracha club UK Argentine Tango Champions, 2006
IDO World Argentine Tango Finalists, 2005/2006 (3rd place overall – winners, Show Tango section)
UK Ballroom Champions
World and European Ten Dance and Showdance finalists 2002 – 2006