Strictly Come Dancing 2014

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Tens all round! The judges break out the big scores for Blackpool Strictly Come Dancing!

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Fruity Headgear and Fiery Footwork in Strictly Come Dancing Week Five

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I’m aware that this is more exciting for me than anyone else reading, but this time next week I will be in the Strictly Come Dancing audience – for my absolute favourite, Halloween week!

Unless I’m the victim of a very elaborate trick or treat stunt, in which case this time next week I will be going Michael Myers on someone’s arse! Keep your eyes peeled for me though – I’ll be the one giving a standing ovation if Brendan’s trousers give out again and looking at Pixie with distain. Or maybe I’ll be enchanted by her in the flesh – who knows?


Crocodile Tears And A Total Eclipse Of The Heart; emotions run high at SCD

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Before we start, can we have a respectful moment of silence for all the dances featuring Tristan’s delightful hairy chest that we will now never get to watch.

A rug-ged rhumba, a fur-bulous foxtrot, who knows what we would have seen from the man who rejected wax, to the max. That’s a pretty good slogan actually. If he comes back next year I might have some t-shirts printed.

Thank goodness there’s no Donny this week, he was a judge too far for my liking. More sparkles tonight please, less smarm.


Lights, camera, action – Strictly Come Dancing goes to the Movies!

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Ooh, I love Strictly Come Dancing movie week! Only topped by Halloween week, and possibly Blackpool week, but I do love it! I wish they did more routines based around the films I liked; maybe a Nightmare on Elm Street themed paso, or a Shining samba, instead of Dirty bloody Dancing or Ti-bloody-tannic, but that’s my only gripe.

Now that Gregg’s gone we’ll be missing out on an Edward Gropey-hands tribute, but I’m excited to see what the others have to offer.

First we get to meet tonight’s special guest judge, acclaimed movie (?) and dance (?) expert Donny Osmond. Ah, a singing expert and Dancing With the Stars veteran. Not a wig expert though, is he? That thing on his head is less convincing than when Bruno gets his words muddled up and ‘accidentally’ swears.

Anyway, first up…


The 9s are out already in Strictly Come Dancing week 2!

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I’m sure there are 15 very nervous celebs waiting in the wings for this evening’s Strictly to get underway – but will nerves get the better of them as they face – eeek! – the phone vote for the first time? They may be dreading it, but I can’t wait. So, let’s meet…the stars of our show!

Well, the first star is poor old Tess’s very sparkly shoe! Every time anyone descends the SCD stairs of doom I hold my breathe a little bit because I know, without a doubt, I would be hurtling down those bloody things face first if I went within a metre of them, so thank goodness she only lost her footing, not her dignity!

Thom & Iveta

Thom and Iveta week 2

I must be in a good mood this evening because Thom strikes me as endearing, rather than annoying (although it still tickled me when he droned “Tonight is the salsa, so I can really let loose” in a tone only slightly less loose than the vest he’s wearing for this evening’s performance). It’s sad he feels disappointed with his waltz from last week, I thought he was very debonair.

He throws himself into the salsa with some hip action that is a wonder to behold. However, he makes a bit of a boo boo with one of the tricky turns quite early on and from then on starts concentrating so hard that his face doesn’t really shout ‘party time’. Unless it was one of Gregg’s swingers parties, then your face would totally look like that. For a horrible second at the beginning of the lift it went a bit wobbly and I thought we might see poor Iveta hurtling to the ground, but he’s a strapping lad and it ended up very impressive.

I imagine it’s a tough call for a rugby lad to throw himself so wholeheartedly into a hip-shaking number like this, so kudos to him on that score. The judges don’t love it, but I think this pair will be safe this week.

5, 7, 7, 6 – 25


First Tango in Elstree

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Group week 1

Aw, watching the first episode of Strictly makes me nostalgic about being there myself this time last year. I can almost smell the gallons of false tan and see the mountains of sequins – and that was just me, before we even reached the studio!


Simon Webbe and Thom Evans are first Strictly Come Dancing boys

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Thom Evans Simon Webbe

Ex-rugby player Thom Evans  and Blue’s Simon Webbe are the first boys to confirm they will be in Strictly Come Dancing.

Thom said: “I’m so happy to be doing the show, I cannot wait to get started. I’m really looking forward to my Strictly makeover – bring on Strictly and bring on the spandex!”


Alison Hammond is third celeb to confirm for Strictly Come Dancing

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TV presenter and ex-Big Brother contestant Alison Hammond is the third celebrity to confirm she will be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this autumn.

She announced it on ITV’s This Morning earlier today.


Alison made her name as a contestant on the third series of ‘Big Brother’ back in 2002. Before that she was a child actress, holiday rep and cinema usherette.


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