Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will present Strictly Come Dancing, the BBC announced today, putting weeks of frenzied speculation to rest.
So no Anton, no Barrowman and no Norton. Not even a Corbett!
I can’t say that Claude was my number one choice, or my tenth – what do you think?
I really wanted the BBC to surprise me with a presenter I hadn’t even thought of. Something to mix it up a bit and to make it feel fresh.
I count myself as a feminist (although it’s a dirty word these days; no I don’t burn my bras or refuse to walk through a door if a man opens it, yes I do expect equal pay), but I for one am not going to make out that the ‘forward thinking’ Beeb have made a revolutionary decision to have a…wait for it…ALL WOMAN LINE UP!!!
Are they just using this an an antidote to the spate of sexism rows over the past few years? See, we’re not sexist, we’ve got an All Woman Line-up.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I think all All Woman Line-ups don’t work, I just don’t think this all woman line up works. It’s a personal preference I suppose and I’m sure there are loads of you who are happy with the choice – and I’m happy for you! I just think they’re a bit..daft.
I had my heart set on a few others. Sob.
As soon as the dancing starts I’ll forget all about it. Probably.