16 British Reality Shows That Are Seriously Worth Watching

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Strictly Come Dancing


Sure, Dancing With The Stars is great, but there's nothing quite like its original British counterpart. Strictly Come Dancing is a staple of winter Saturday night TV in the UK. When it starts each September, you know that Christmas is coming. The format is simple: fifteen celebrities are matched with professional dance partners. Each week, they have to turn it out on the dancefloor or risk being in the dreaded Dance-Off. The four judges score them out of ten, and their total is combined with the public vote to decide who stays and who goes. Each week, one more couple is eliminated until the finalists battle it out for the Glitterball trophy. Italian firecracker Bruno Tonioli falls off his judge's chair at least once per season. It's utter TV gold.