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Strictly a little bit of magic – the Waltz Tango

Tweet Strictly Come Dancing 7 – 16th October 2009 At last – a little bit of magic. Like two proud, elegant birds of prey locked in a mating dance, Vincent and Flavia captivated the eye and lifted the spirit with their Waltz Tango – which is a new one on me. The apparent contradiction of […]

Strictly Game Dancing 6 – BBC and the semantic tap-dance

Tweet Strictly Game Dancing 6 – BBC Oct 11th 2009 Tired: me or the format? Not sure. A week to rest more on the pleasure in the company of those you watch it with than the show itself. Chris minced; Jo/Joe escaped again; Craig got lucky; Tuffers wriggled out of post-operative DVT; Laila forgave; Rugged […]

Strictly meets the Wizard of Woz

Tweet Strictly Come Dancing 5 – BBC 3rd October Strictly and the Wizard of Woz. Alesha Dixon to Joe Calzhage: “I’m impressed by how strong you woz for Kris”. There is no way an intelligent, accomplished, successful woman, and Alesha is all three, speaks so badly and lazily on national TV because she doesn’t know […]

Walnuts, thighs, doing a ‘hockey stick’ and watching your core

Tweet Strictly Come Dancing 2 – BBC Saturday 19th September Is Strictly, strictly, ‘reality’ TV? I pose the question because it seems to me that those occasions like the first programme on Friday when it is easiest to write about, are precisely those where the ‘reality’ element is strong. On Friday pretty much everybody was […]

They came: they danced: they “gave it their hole”

Tweet Strictly Come Dancing 1 – BBC: September 18th The Exorcist has many scary scenes: but none more than when Satanically possessed schoolgirl Linda Blair’s head rotates anti-clockwise through a full 360º. Old Nick seems to have worked the same trick on the professional guy dancers on Strictly: I swear the top halves and the […]

Addictively Plum Prancing – BBC Friday 18th Sept

Tweet Strictly Come Dancing – BBC Heads up Friday 18th Sept 2009 Nicknames may change according to circumstances Dancers Ali ‘Old Bill’ Bastian – Brian ‘Snakehips’ Fortuna Lynda ‘Gravyboat’ Bellingham – Darren ‘Gordon’ Bennett Kristina ‘Serge’ Rihanoff – Joe (I’m not taking the p*** with this one) Calzaghe Natalie (Hopalong) Cassidy – Vincente ‘Where my […]

Strictly Come Dancing – Saturday 22nd November

TweetStrictly Come Dancing – Saturday 22nd November The tension – unbearable. The competition – fierce. We were all, well some more than others perhaps, on the edge of our seats from the opening seconds of this week’s Strictly: which would triumph, how would the intense conflict be resolved? Yes of course I speak of the […]