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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Happy Paws2, Sep 1, 2020.


  1. Happy Paws2

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    Tbh I’ve lost interest in the show and even used to watch on catch up to avoid all the nonsense between the dancing ;)
     
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    I wait for it come on then put it on hold, then go and get the tea, then start to watch it on delay so I slowly catch up with it so if I want to vote on-line I can.
     
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    So far the line up is totally boring and won't bring young people into the show, which they need, so I hope there is going to be someone whose an actual celebrity
    It almost feels like it's starting to be wound down
    But then that's 2020 for you I guess
    Some will tune in just to complain about the same sex couple, I do feel they've wimped out doing two girls, far easier to put a female in a tux than a bloke in a skirt, not that I'm suggesting they would, as it would trivialise the statement, but people are more accepting re two girls dancing, than two men, one only has to look at the outcry last year to see that.
    I find myself almost wishing, like so many other things, they'd scrapped this year, same as I do with iacgmooh.
     
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    I do really like Clara Ampho...so far she's the only reason I'd watch - and I've always loved SCD.
     
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    I wonder if they've been able to do two women this time as one Nicola Adams suggested it and two she has the strength to do lifts.
    I don't know what the capabilities are of a female dancer, obviously good core strength but maybe not upper body to be able to do the lifts that she probably can.
    Me too!
    Plus often people I'd not really heard of before turn out to be my favourites, off the top of my head Caroline Flack and Jay McGuiness.
     
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    If they partner Nicola with Karen, blimey! Karen is a scarily strong woman...that could make for some interesting routines. I see they’ve gone for older lady (please don’t give her to Anton!), ex pop star (maybe Dianne), NFL dude (Nadiya, as she’s tall)...what I’d really like is a super-driven sports star who had rhythm to be partnered with Oti - that would be a hard working pair but given she won last year, she will probably get someone terrible. Actually I think Clara and Johannes could be fun!

    I’m happy Gorka is back from his “punishment” year, also REALLY happy AJ isn’t and Kevin I’m not bothered about. I’d be gutted if Aljaz left, or Johannes (thought he was brilliant last year). As far as the female pro dancers go, there’s only really Janette and Oti that I really like now.

    So that’s me :)
     
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    I hope they don't as well, but she the sort he nearly always gets landed with.
     
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    Looking forward to it
    Just watching lorraine now and an ex marine jj chalmers is on it. Been badly injured but likes a challenge. Good luck to him.
     
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    Bill Bailey!?
    ok, we've found the next John Sargeant
     
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    Bill Bailey, that's my Saturday nights sorted for a few weeks!
     
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    Now, if they give HIM to Anton... ;)
     
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    Bill Bailey is a musician though so I assume he has rhythm. He might surprise.

    Or he'll be an idiot all the way through it.

    It's a toss up that one.
     
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    Ahh I like Caroline Quentin. Loved her in the Jonathan Creek series.
     
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    Not impressed with this year class, only really know 3 of them, I'm not such about same sex pairing, I didn't like Dancing on Ice with the lads skating together it just didn't look right, so I'm watching the first one and that may be the last.
     
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    When does strictly start this year? I know its going to be shorter than other years
     
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    Just found this....

    It's been reported that the show will miss its usual start date in September for a later premiere on Saturday 24th October and continue until 19th December, the weekend before Christmas.
     
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    Thank you. Did wonder if they would leave it until a bit later so it would end around Christmas
     
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    Did anyone watch it tonight? I enjoyed it, but do find it sad how they had to keep explaining the covid precautions they were taking. I'm guessing it's to try and prevent complaints, but it almost felt like they were having to apologise for doing the show this year.
     
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    Yes i watched with my daughter. They all seem to be pretty good dancers already apart from jacqui smith. Bill bailey can really move! I dont know that 19yr old from eastenders but she was really confident and looking like she will do well - and nicola adams was good too.

    We were laughing though when nicola adams first came on and they showed her first meeting katia - did you notice she greeted everyone with her boxing fists!
     
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