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Matthew Cutler was born in Chelmsford, Essex.
When he was 
four, his family moved to Southend on Sea, Essex, where he went to Earls Hall Primary School and Cecil Jones Secondary School, now Cecil Jones College. He started dancing classes in a church hall in Southend and took part in school competitions and other competitions in Chelmsford. By the age of ten, he was winning most competitions and a judge suggested that he entered more challenging competitions. He then decided to take it more seriously and took ballroom lessons in Birmingham and Latin classes in Hendon and took part in open competitions, supported by his parents. He won the World Amateur Championship with Nicole Cutler in 1999 and went on to win most other competitions:



Matthew has twice received the Carl Alan Award for an outstanding contribution to dance.


  • Strictly Come Dancing champion (partnered with singer Alesha Dixon), 2007
  • World, Open British, International and UK Professional Latin finalist, 2000 - 2005
  • International Professional Latin finalist, 2004
  • World and European Professional Latin finalist, 2005
  • British Closed Professional Latin Champion, 2004
  • UK Closed Professional Latin Champion, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005
  • World Masters Professional Latin Champion, 2000


  • UK Open Amateur Champion 2000
  • Open British Amateur Champions 1997, 1999
  • World, European & International Amateur Champion 1999
  • Closed British Amateur Champions 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999
  • Closed UK Amateur Champions 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
  • Dutch Open Amateur Latin Champions 1998, 1999
  • South African Open Amateur Champions 1990, 1994

Strictly Come Dancing

In series 7 of Strictly Come Dancing, Matthew Cutler partners Martina Hingis.

In series 6 of Strictly Come Dancing, Matthew Cutler partnered Christine Bleakley. Matthew and Christine ended up fifth.

Matthew Cutler, who partnered Siobhan Hayes in Strictly Come Dancing series 3 has a strong record in dance competitions, but was unfortunately voted off in the first week.

In the fourth series of Strictly Come Dancing, Matthew Cutler partnered Carol Smillie. They got as far as the ninth show, but in spite of receiving their best scores of the series, they were voted off.

In the fifth series of Strictly Come Dancing, Matthew Cutler was paired with Alesha Dixon and they beat Matt Di Angelo and Flavia Cacace to take the Strictly Come Dancing title.

Random Fact: Len Goodman was a judge when Matthew Cutler won the British junior championship.


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