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Post  diamondsandpearls on Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:02 pm

mauveangel09 wrote:I don't mind T ess either - and I know that her remit is to be supportive to the couples as they get 'mauled' by the judges - but some of her comments are patronising. B rucie was at his best when up at the judges table I think, and to me T ess doesn't have the class that B rucie had on the rare occasions that he cut the judges down to size -  his  'well you're my favourites' comment was classic.

Different strokes etc... To me, Tess is in the same mould as some of my dearest female friends - warm, kind and supportive, professional yet human. I don't think C lauds is any less patronising - but then I don't find either of them patronising. I find Our Shirl's, and now C raig's, fauning and lauding and hugging of Joe far more uncomfortable.
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Post  mauveangel09 on Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:48 pm

I think C laudia is very witty, could get away with saying a lot and would never sound patronising but T ess is not a comedian - she is an ok presenter when she isn't interrupting at inappropriate moments, she was great with B rucie - I don't mind her at all but for me she is better when she is playing it straight and is just being supportive and as you say Diamonds, warm and friendly.

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Post  TANGOLERO on Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:43 pm

If we're talking the show without any personal angles, I know Bradley Walsh spends more time on T.V than Toyota adverts, but he would be a great compere for Strictly alongside Claudia. Tess can't do the straight guy (totally in the comedy sense) and her attempts at laughter are so false and unconvincing. Bradley does dead-pan brilliantly, can sing and is a very funny guy. He would also be more than a match for certain judges. I reckon he could do the job if he hasn't signed his life away with the other lot.
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Post  mauveangel09 on Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:03 pm

He would be brilliant!

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Post  diamondsandpearls on Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:05 pm

mauveangel09 wrote:He would be brilliant!

*Gathers her gaudets, tosses her tiara and flounces off in her sequinned slippers....*
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Post  allsewnonbyhand on Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:31 pm

Don't forget that looking back at Br.ucie involves a fair pinch of nostalgia- in his heyday he was peerless, but I found him getting a bit cringey towards the end.
I've always made no secret of the fact that I'm a huge Claude fan right back from ITT days. Genuinely funny and can do off the cuff deadpan brilliantly. No bimbo either despite the kookie persona. I'm neither one way nor to'ther regarding Tess. I don't see the need to replace Br.ucie with another comedian type. Let Tess do the links and let Claude do the comedy. It's about the dances (allegedly) not the presenter.
PS great flouncing D&P!
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Post  TANGOLERO on Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:46 pm

diamondsandpearls wrote:

*Gathers her gaudets, tosses her tiara and flounces off in her sequinned slippers....*

Worry not D&P, Tess will win that one hands down.. The Beeb never do anything in accordance with fans wishes and Bradley Walsh hasn't got the legs for split skirts.
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Post  CaledonianCraig on Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:40 am

Yes Bradley Walsh would be superb as compere but as TANGOLERO says I cannot see it happening.
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Post  diamondsandpearls on Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:10 pm

CaledonianCraig wrote:Yes Bradley Walsh would be superb as compere but as TANGOLERO says I cannot see it happening.

Oh dear. I think I should get me coat.... I am very much on my own with this one I can tell. I accept that dear old Tess isn't everyone's cup of tea, but Bradley Walsh????!! He is one of the most irritating people ever to have to have sullied our TV screens and the thought of him on one of my favourite programmes ever makes my eye not just twitch but go into spasm!

* stuffs her sleeve wafts sadly into a corner, disconsolately discards her sequins and feather boa, and trails bereft and barefoot out of the door, diamond tears glistening...* Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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Post  saxonsiren on Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:17 pm

Mmmm I'm not quite convinced Bradley Walsh be a good replacement. Paul O'Grady for me a fantastic compere, I hope Diamonds I've not created a Fabulous styled Flounce from you Razz Very Happy .I'm still chuckling from that image. Thank you for that Diamonds as it's been a bleak few weeks in this household flower

I think the main problem lies with the person who writes the autocue jokes and dire script for T.ess and C.laudia...Not sure if Tess can adlib off her own back? C.laudia has no problems mad as a box of frogs and I love her style...

Going to try this week to be pro active here as need an outlet... biggest hugs to all and how fabulous to see each year the forum pop to life again. king
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Post  allsewnonbyhand on Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:31 pm

saxonsiren wrote:Mmmm I'm not quite convinced Bradley Walsh be a good replacement. Paul O'Grady for me a fantastic compere,  I hope Diamonds I've not created a Fabulous styled Flounce from you Razz Very Happy .I'm still chuckling from that image. Thank you for that Diamonds as it's been a bleak few weeks in this household flower

I think the main problem lies with the person who writes the autocue jokes and dire script for T.ess and C.laudia...Not sure if Tess can adlib off her own back? C.laudia has no problems mad as a box of frogs and I love her style...

Going to try this week to be pro active here as need an outlet... biggest hugs to all and how fabulous to see each year the forum pop to life again. king
**waves** lovely to hear from you Sax- I think D&Ps flounce is the post of the season. Glad we can bring a little bit of light in what has been a dismal few weeks for you I love you
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Post  diamondsandpearls on Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:12 pm

saxonsiren wrote:Mmmm I'm not quite convinced Bradley Walsh be a good replacement. Paul O'Grady for me a fantastic compere,  I hope Diamonds I've not created a Fabulous styled Flounce from you Razz Very Happy .I'm still chuckling from that image. Thank you for that Diamonds as it's been a bleak few weeks in this household flower

I think the main problem lies with the person who writes the autocue jokes and dire script for T.ess and C.laudia...Not sure if Tess can adlib off her own back? C.laudia has no problems mad as a box of frogs and I love her style...

Going to try this week to be pro active here as need an outlet... biggest hugs to all and how fabulous to see each year the forum pop to life again. king

Glad to be of service Sax - but so sorry that you've had such a dark time. Hopefully things will get a little brighter soon. Hugs and good vibes to you I love you

Oh, and whilst I;ve got you here Sax, who is that chap who writes a hilarious blog each week, including their (sex) faces when they get through...

And can you shout out to our lovely S id - we need his half time report!

Take care Sax xx
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Post  allsewnonbyhand on Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:23 pm

diamondsandpearls wrote:
Oh, and whilst I;ve got you here Sax, who is that chap who writes a hilarious blog each week, including their (sex) faces when they get through...
It's  Monkseal - here's a link
https://monkseal.wordpress.com/2018/11/05/strictly-come-dancing-16-week-7-performance/#more-11300
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Post  diamondsandpearls on Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:46 am


Thanks for that Alls - I think! I stayed up until nearly 2am chortling my way through his recap of the weekend's events plus this weeks ITT..... Shocked

One thing I found an interesting point is what he said about Kev n Stace's dance. Like me, I think he was a bit underwhelmed (what is it with that clip they keep showing and marvelling at of them just standing legs akimbo and waggling their hips? It's like an Uncle-Gerald-showing-he's-really-down-with-the-kids move and really not at all hard or technical. Oh, I'm digressing. Again.) and he seems to think that maybe the routine had a lot of more interesting choreo removed due to Stace's booooorrrrrin' rib injury. I think I buy that. I hope that is the case as I can't believe the invisible and unacknowleded (yes the great and mighty Mr Monkseal noticed that too) specialist choreographer put together something so tame.

I now have the whole day day free to catch up with his previous 6 weeks recaps of the show, the results and ITT.... Laughing
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Post  TANGOLERO on Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:26 pm

Oh, what a lovely war. Now Danny John's partner is in tears accusing him of foul language and bullying. May I point out here that we are talking ballroom dance and it's supposed to be rock and rollers that are the villains.... lol!
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Post  diamondsandpearls on Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:46 pm

Well they've all had their spats - even Zoe and Ian. Originally they would just air them (I remember one woman just storming out of the training room in tears), and Brendan certainly had the bullying accusation levied at him in the early days when he was a bad boy, then they turned to all the cutesie wootsie VTS and everyone being the vewy bestest of fwends ALL the time. So now any tanty which is leaked is a 'shock, horror' meeja sensation.

So I am sure Danny lost his temper and swore, I'm sure Amy got upset and went off in tears, but I'm equally sure after some blood sugar-increasing sustenance apologies were given and acceoted, little pinkies were shaken and training re-commenced.

Not that I'm saying bullying is right - at all. Just that if they showed the footage like they used to then everyone can make an informed decision as to whether is is just frayed tempers caused by tiredness and low blood sugar, or genuine bullying.
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Post  TANGOLERO on Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:45 pm

diamondsandpearls wrote:Well they've all had their spats - even Zoe and Ian.  Originally they would just air them (I remember one woman just storming out of the training room in tears), and Brendan certainly had the bullying accusation levied at him in the early days when he was a bad boy, then they turned to all the cutesie wootsie VTS and everyone being the vewy bestest of fwends ALL the time.  So now any tanty which is leaked is a 'shock, horror' meeja sensation.

So I am sure Danny lost his temper and swore, I'm sure Amy got upset and went off in tears, but I'm equally sure after some blood sugar-increasing sustenance apologies were given and acceoted, little pinkies were shaken and training re-commenced.

Not that I'm saying bullying is right - at all.  Just that if they showed the footage like they used to then everyone can make an informed decision as to whether is is just frayed tempers caused by tiredness and low blood sugar, or genuine bullying.

Ha, D&P, I'm quite sure you're right, As you say, they'll probably be all lovey-dovey come Saturday, but Danny J may suffer in the voting because of the publicity. I'm pretty sure it'll be a "Woman's World" (Four Aces version) soon anyway as I can only see the Doc and a.n. other male in the dance off.
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Post  saxonsiren on Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:04 am

Diamonds I have twittered our Sid and sent a message too.I hope Sid pops in with our half time report...Sid had been active re spat about Danny and Amy advising in his lovely way what a lot of made up tosh Shocked Very Happy
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Post  diamondsandpearls on Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:21 pm

'Ha, D&P, I'm quite sure you're right, As you say, they'll probably be all lovey-dovey come Saturday, but Danny J may suffer in the voting because of the publicity. I'm pretty sure it'll be a "Woman's World" (Four Aces version) soon anyway as I can only see the Doc and a.n. other male in the dance off.'

Yes, I thought that Danny may suffer due to that - and he seemed to be holding on to all sorts of emotion when he was listening to the comments- like.. a lid on a simmering pot.

'Diamonds I have twittered our Sid and sent a message too.I hope Sid pops in with our half time report...Sid had been active re spat about Danny and Amy advising in his lovely way what a lot of made up tosh Shocked Very Happy'

Oh thank you Sax I love you I do hope he responds... bounce bounce
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Post  TANGOLERO on Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:41 pm

What an interesting week was Week 8.

There are, I must admit, one or two things bothering me overall about the show right now. The change in format, ie adding Contemporary, Street dance etc, means that they are a little hard to assess for those not totally familiar with them (I put myself in this category because of the comparisons in judging between a basic waltz and something like Ashley Roberts's contemporary showpiece tonight) I know good dance, but unless it's like for like, how can it be fairly judged? It was almost a contemporary rumba that Ashley and Pasha did, and how many of the others could have done that? It's impossible (for me at least) to dislike Ashley, but she is so very good that she's almost in a league of her own. It's very difficult.  Add to that the somewhat weird musical choices that some contestants get and it's almost a  guessing game picking winners fairly.

The standard of dance is very improved all round, so much so that a fault-free, elegant, black-tie quickstep from Kate and Alijaz, described as "delightful" by Darcy, had the second lowest marks of the evening.  (30). A clear indication of standard. I hope it doesn't result in Kate not getting to Blackpool.

Danny John Jules and Amy. Dance wise, a very good attempted samba with a very great deal of it out of hold but done with bags of rhythm, got the nights lowest marks. 27. Much depends om the G.B.P mood with that one.

Ashley and Pasha's score says it all for them. To dance with such abandon shows not only Ashley's dance skills, but also her implicit trust in her pro partner. 39.

Graeme and Oti's Salsa was totally enjoyable and in any previous week would have gone down a bomb. It was complex with a great deal of content and with great synchronisation. They got decent marks, 31, but whether it will be enough remains to be seen. I hope so as Graeme is a real trier.

Faye and Giovani. A jive to a rock and roll classic in Jackie Wilson's "Reet Petite" and a cracking jive at that. Faye really threw herself at it and wa s sharp and full of energy. Not sure why Shirley chose to be the lowest marker, although 8 can hardly be called low. Silver tongued Italian Stallion's 10 balanced that scale and their 36 was next to top score   after Ashley. Faye is a real contender.

Stacy and Kev. Moon River is probably one of the best known waltz tunes ever, so simple that it must be hard to make it anything else. Kev did a good job in trying and turned out a stylish and elegant waltz that 32 was maybe a little mean for. Stacey is very much in there too.

Joe and Diane. Samba. I think if Joe danced a little tighter instead of trying for long strides and extended movement, he'd probably edge a couple more marks. He's a small guy, but so is his partner and their dance would be more natural if he loosened up a little. Only Foxtrot Tango and Quickstep need to cover any great amount of floor space and Samba certainly doesn't need to. You could nearly dance it on a snooker table. Their 31 might make for questions.

Lauren and A.J. I'm full of admiration for what A.J has achieved with Lauren. She's a happy, confident dancer with decent skills and their 34 for the Vienese Waltz was well deserved. A really likeable couple.

Charles and Karen. I thought I was watching a sort of contemporary salsa mixed up with a Charlston here. It was well done and went down very well with the judges ( a bit strangely, I thought, but that may just be me) but they deserved their 35 because what they did was so well carried out.

And that's about how I saw it all. I await your own views with interest.  Wink
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Post  diamondsandpearls on Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:07 pm

Well!  I've watched almost live for once. At least on the same night....

I found Ashley's and Lauren's dances equally as affecting, for different reasons.  Ashley gave everything and it was both raw and beautiful.  Lauren finally let go too, not in showing us raw emotion, but actually feeling the dance, and it was lovely and touching. Both beautiful dances, though very different. And lurved, lurved lurved Lauren's beautiful sticky-out dress.  We haven't had many of those since the divine Sophie. More please.

Both the sambas left me wanting.  Danny really is still too tight.  He needs to find his inner loosey goosey.  But he was clearly wound up like a coiled spring and looked ready to go off at any time when the judges were commenting. He was seething. I feel it won't do him any favours.  Joe's was neither better or worse - as usual there was so undermarking and some overmarking.  Joe's 32 felt like it should have been 30 tops and Danny's though tight, had more finesse and deserved a few more marks taking him to 29 or 30.

The wedding gallop was joyous, but we've had better Quicksteps and it's a crowded market out there now, wiht so many people in the early 30s arena (if we count Danny who should have been), so I wonder how Kate will get on in the final analysis.

Stacey's waltz was predictable - in a good way.  It was what you would expect to that tune.  Her hair wisps were annoying me - they aren't usually so shy with the hairspray...  Her dress was nice and I'm glad it lost the greyness, but I still felt it lacked something.  

Funnily enough I agreed with Our Shirl about Faye's Jive.  I thought as it was actually happening that she was placing her feet exactly and everything was sharp and at a racing pace and she was doing very much what had been thrown at her by Gio, but she didn't seem to be really getting into the dance - she needed to get more down in the ground (as I call it - can't describe it any more than than). If you compare her to Gio, though she was spot on with her timing and technique and speed, she lacked what he has, which is basically getting down and almost dirty.  And yes, he's a pro and he's had a gazillion years of experience, but I would have preferred Faye to be less Little Miss Perfect and just let her hair down a little.  A bit of easing up on the content and the pace by Gio - Our Shirl's light and shade - I think may have helped let go a little. It was a little uptight.

I am sure I am the only one in the whole of Strictly World who didn't like Graeme's Samba.  I absolutely hated the routine - the choreography, the theme/concept, the styling.  It was awful and a dreadful Salsa. I didn't even enjoy Oti's performance and that is an absolute first. At least the blame can't be lain at Oti's door. I keep saying this, but Gorka is your Salsa man. Anyway, Graeme gave it everything performance-wise and did his best wiht what he got, but it wasn't a good rendition.  Overmarked for me.  I want him to stay, beacuse as Tango says, he's a trier and a lovely bloke with a very entertaining partnership with Oti, but that Salsa was an eyesore.

Charles' Chareleston was, as Tango says more of a fusion with street dance - but wiht that song it was possibly the best way forward. Which is why I didn't get why a modern winda cleana needed a twenties bob - it was hedging your bets which displays a lack of confidence in the concept.  Anyhoo, though it twasn't exactly a charleston, it was a good dance.  I note when Charles is doing a much less structured dance, ie this and his street dance, he and Karen almost mirror each other in their style of dancing.  The thing is, I'm not sure who is following who - I have a sneaky suspicion that Karen is copying Charles... I thing structure is Charles' downfall.  Give him this kind of dancing and he wows - he has great timing, he feels the music, he gets into the dance, and yes, he gets down into it.  I don't think not mastering a clean Waltz or sharp jive means you can't dance - it just means your expression and musicality gets lost in technique and structure and that style of dancing isn't for you.  Having said that, he's not exactly bad at the ballroom or latin is he? No worse than Graem or even Joe.

Week 8 is usually a good week - everybody upping their game for Blackpool and the ridiculousness of Halloween left far behind, and this was no exception.  I am hoping that Lauren has had a genuine breakthrough (I thought she did deserve a couple of 9s - though it all seems a bit scripted with AJ begging for them for his birthday which was nearly a week ago....) and will start to feel every dance and let some musicality shine through.  I would prefer to have her in the final to either Joe or Stacey - Joe because he is overhyped (though I like him), and Stace because she gets on my wick.

We shall see.
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Post  Sid on Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:42 am

Hi guys!

Hope you’re all good. Just stopping by to post my half-term report.

I must say although I’m not *not* enjoying the series, nor is it completely grabbing me and refusing to let go. Like I’ve only watched half the shows Live and it’s not the end of the world if dinner doesn’t coincide with It Takes Two.

But tonight was a bit of a turning point, mainly because of Lauren suddenly announcing her arrival with a beautifully poignant ballroom number that I never saw coming. These are the moments I watch for.

I do find Stacey very watchable, and Joe too (how did that happen?!). But I’m not invested in anybody to the point where I’ve run out of finger nails to bite in nervous anticipation or where I’m remortgaging the house to pay for the phone bill.

It hasn’t helped that the atmosphere this series has been marred slightly by behind-the-scenes controversies. First the grim Seannnnnnnnnn stuff and now the tabloids gunning for Danny. Personally, I’ve found Danny quite refreshing because he’s not a FUN FUN FUNNITY type who gives standard replies to Zoe laden with lots of forced joviality. He’s always quite honest and thoughtful. At the same time I imagine he might be difficult to train with 12 hours a day because he seems quite intense (and a bit of a diva?) and frustration probably creeps in. But for The Sun to make the leap from a minor disagreement to DANNY THE MONSTROUS BULLY WHO DID COMMUNITY SERVICE IN 2008 ON FINAL WARNING is just shit-stirring for the sake of it and really peed me off.

Also, I’m very bored by Faye - and Giovanni is just impossible to like!


On that note…I need my bed x
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Post  B4p on Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:46 am

cheers Welcome back Sid cheers
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Post  CaledonianCraig on Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:20 am

First up welcome back Sid. Nice to see you here again.

As for last night's show there was certainly a good standard but some dances worked for me and some didn't.

Kate and Alijas's Quickstep had a bi of faffing at the start but once underway it was very good. She had precise and neat footwork and managed to keep up and looked elegant. One of her best dances. 8

Danny and Amy's Samba. Well I wasn't sure about his hip movement at the start. It had some nice stuff but his staccato style was there again and it ruined the flow of the dance. 6.5

Ashley and Pasha's Contemporary Dance began with what looked like a stumble at the start. It was a little wild for me but when watching I was sure it would score maximums and it did. Meh. 8.5

Graeme and Oti's Salsa. Hmm I wasn't sure about this routine. Like Danny though it had some nice stuff but it felt like a fitness workout rather than a dance routine. The judges seemed to like it though. 7

Faye and Giovanni's Jive. Well to me there seemed to be a couple of clear hesitations on her kicks and some of the shaping of he legs were ugly - quite bow-legged. But what do I know? The judges loved it. Meh. 6.5

Stacey and Kevin's Viennese Waltz was very nice. Aside from one moment when she had slight balance issues and not quite finishing arm movements it was another solid dance.8

Joe and Dianne's Samba seemed a bit wooden on the walks but that aside he had very good musicality and timing throughout. Should be safe. 7.5

Lauren and AJ's Viennese Waltz was very good. She started with a very good topline but later she lost her posture a bit but in hold this was lovely. B.runo's comments were spot on about watching her learn and love to learn to dance being what the show is about. 7.5

Charles and Karen's Charleston had a bit of faffing at the start but once underway it had great lifts and tricks. Thought the swivel could have been a bit better at times but very good. One of his best. 8

Very tough to call who will be in the dance-offs. I think Danny's dance was of the lowest standard (not to say it was a poor dance though) so feel he may be in the dance-off. Going by popularity vote then it could be Charles or Graeme again to join him.
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Post  mauveangel09 on Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:33 am

Sid wrote:

I must say although I’m not *not* enjoying the series, nor is it completely grabbing me and refusing to let go. Like I’ve only watched half the shows Live and it’s not the end of the world if dinner doesn’t coincide with It Takes Two.
But I’m not invested in anybody to the point where I’ve run out of finger nails to bite in nervous anticipation or where I’m remortgaging the house to pay for the phone bill.

Personally, I’ve found Danny quite refreshing because he’s not a FUN FUN FUNNITY type who gives standard replies to Zoe laden with lots of forced joviality. He’s always quite honest and thoughtful. At the same time I imagine he might be difficult to train with 12 hours a day because he seems quite intense (and a bit of a diva?) and frustration probably creeps in.

Pretty much sums up me too this year S id Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy I'm enjoying the standard of dance, the improvement that the 'beginners' have made in this series and I've liked the music more this year but I'm still not invested particularly in any one of the couples. I agree about Danny - he is a bit different and I'd like him to get further - I'm enjoying Amy too - I think she is a bit of a female Gio - who will always push their partner. I think we have had other actors/actresses on the show over the years who have proved to be a bit tricky on the ego front - seems to come with the territory, and there must be tons of spats behind the scenes with everyone that we never hear about - again comes with the territory especially at this point where people must be starting to get tired.

I enjoyed last night's show much better than last week - very difficult to know who should not be at Blackpool. I found myself giving out lots of '8's - I thought the judges were more on point last night as well - except once again Joe was overmarked (it is spoiling it a bit for me and I don't think I would be so 'agin' him without this). I felt his was one of the weakest dances of the night.

Kate and Alijaz - 8 - Lovely QS much improved and enjoyable to watch - there was some gapping I agree. Hope she doesn't get 'forgotten' as it was at the start. Good to hear the judges being nicer to her but I do wish Alijaz would rein it in a bit off the floor - what's happened to him this year? Very Happy

Danny and Amy - 8 - not worth as low as '27' in my book. Out of the two Sambas this was the better one for me. It was faster and was a more complex routine. Danny's problem seems to me that he just can't get any hip action and is always stiff in the upper body from the rear end upwards and this dance really showed this as it resulted in a staccato feel which the judges commented upon. His feet and legs are always precise - I think that's why he excelled in the jive and I think he would be a good tap dancer, but the body movements are what he needs to work on. At least he didn't fall back on his trademark spins and kicking his legs up - he had actually tried to learn the technique this week I think.

P asha and Ashley - 10 - What can you say? A great routine from two professionals. There is no way you can learn some of those moves in 3 to 4 days - whoever you are - you need the training. That said, like Mr T I find it impossible not to like Ashley - she is fun, down to earth and this was a heartfelt performance.

Graeme and Oti - 8 - As CRH said, it was possibly the oddest Salsa routine ever seen on SCD but I found myself really liking it! I thought it was clever and the theme did not detract from the Salsa content and flow for me. It must have been hard to co-ordinate all those moves and props without going spectacularly wrong and I thought Graeme did really well. Not the 'Dad dance' that some feared it would be. Hope GBP felt the same.

Faye and Gio - 9 - Liked it a lot - not sure if I loved it. I kind of agreed with Shirley a bit. Faye always delivers a performance. I liked the fact that she was wearing proper shoes as opposed to the trainers that many have opted for in the jive this year - but I think I would have liked the whole thing to have been more looser and 'into the floor'. Faye seems quite tall and that can be a challenge in the jive. Nevertheless, a great performance to great music.

Stacey and Kevin - 7.5- Didn't really blow me away as much as Graeme's waltz last week and I am very attached to this piece of music. I always find Kevin's waltzes are not that smooth - always loads of pivots and a bit jerky - not flowing and soft. That said, Stacey's working hard on the footwork, the dress worked and I liked that it was fairly 'theme free'.

Lauren and AJ - 9 Really enjoyed this - better than expected. She is just getting better and better in ballroom. I liked the start of the routine - her good posture also struck me. Lovely dance all round.

Jo and Dianne - 7 -For me this was a 'carefully' danced Samba. The music did not help as it made it too slow I think and I think that he would have found it easier not to do the long strides (as pointed out by D+P) with a faster piece. She had taught him some good content but for me it was not his dance (as he said himself) and was a basic dance school samba. For that reason alone it was worth nowhere near a '9' for me - what on earth is B runo playing at?? There is no need to big him up as he seems to be getting plenty of votes. Other judges comments were more realistic this week but only CRH's '7' hit the mark for me.

Charles and Karen - 9 - Really enjoyed this as a routine and Charles to me is a great dancer who deserves to still be in the contest. They seem to do well as these sort of dances - once again there was a lot of side to side and in parts it was very similar to their Couples Choice routine I thought. I did feel there was a Charleston in there and I thought that some of the lifts were a bit 'Katya-esque' I wondered if they'd been to see her...…... Very Happy





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