Have we got our dancing shoes on yet?
Good summing up there BtB
My summing up!
Watcher TopSec - top summing up. I’m a cricket fan too and have always had a soft spot for Michael Vaughan. He was psychologically astute as a captain, and is a good communicator - might not seem like dance skills but in competition terms will certainly help. Probably won’t be plagued with Vicky style self doubt. Hope I warm to Natalie as a dancer - I kind of hoped Vaughnie would get one of my favourites, which she's not. Too chinny. How unreasonable can I get? Very. Like you I love Vicky P. I don’t think she whinges - many of her criticisms about the cycling set up have been on hold till now. She’s surprisingly supportive of other women. She tries to be true to herself which gathers opprobrium when it doesn’t conform with stereotypes and I can’t help loving her for that. Gorgeous, fantastically physically talented, articulate, hard working …and plagued with self doubt - what’s not to like?OH Raffo and I both agreed about Richard Arnold. Possibly so annoying because he insists on making not very amusing quips all the time? Get rid!So you don’t reckon Daniiiii will be another Chelseeeeeeeee. A poster elsewhere said her two girls were delighted by the Beakerette’s presence as she was only celeb they recognised. Also surprised Colin S isn’t partnered by one of the taller dancers. I thought Natalie too, or Erin - who always strikes me as quite tall. Might not be though.
xine if you look in again and have time can you say what about Singin in the Rain you didn't like?
Any more darrrrrnce news fellow twinkletoes?
sharkie - sorry about late reply! I was mainly unimpressed with the quality of acting in Singin In The Rain, which I thought was unbelievably hammy (obviously musical theatre is generally OTT, but other productions manage to do it with charm, this didn't), and too few dance numbers. I thought it would actually be a more 'dancey' interpretation of the film, certainly some of the early reviews gave me that impression. The actual rain dance at the end of first act was quite good, so perhaps if you can get cheap tickets just leave during the interval.
Seperate post to break it up, my early thoughts:
Ahh! Lost the end of my post! To finish up ...
* Louis Smith - my favourite! I think he'll do very well and I'm excited to see what Flavia comes up with now that she's got a partner with real potential. But I think it's harder for the male celebrities because they don't have the advantage of it being acceptable to be led around the dancefloor by their partner. He'll need to look in control of the dances to be in with a shot at the glitterball.
Roll on the 5/6th October - only 17 days to go!
Had a email from the NIA yesterday to say that priority booking for the Live show was starting tomorrow. Friday is the day for everyone else.
Just thought the thread needed bouncing as we are getting near
Watched some of the training clips on BBC and most of them are looking OK, think this years is going to be a tough one
I haven't watched many of the training videos but I saw an early snippet of Kimberley and Pasha. I'm pleased that she's got the cha cha as her first dance, should showcase her talent nicely and also gets it out of the way early in the competition as the judges get much harsher when judging it as the weeks go by.
I think this is going to be a tough one to call, but if I was going to bet it would be on Louis and Denise to reach the final with Denise to just snatch the win.
No news on my audience tickets yet - looks like I will be watching it all from the sofa
I wouldn't normally watch something like Strictly, but I think I'll tune in for Victoria Pendleton
Really can't stand Bruce Forsyth, so I'm going to have to record it and fast-forward through the bits where he tells his "jokes".
Oh oh oh oh oh I'm SOOOO excited
Crumbs Len - did you read my notes ???? I agree with everything
Haven't seen any training snippets or anything else as stupid hours at work currently and not even sure will be able to watch Friday
I'm not a huge fan of Brucie by any means but I prefer him to Tess and can appreciate the old fashioned skills he brings to the job which means he doesn't fall to pieces and stand there looking gormless when things to pear-shaped!
*shimmies into thread*
I have red wine and a Gu chocolate pud for tonight. V. excited
I'd forgotten it all kicks off tonight! I don't have anywhere near enough glitter ready!!
You can never have too much glitter!
I'm hoping that Colin will dance as beautifully as he sounds, such a gorgeous voice
I can pop to the shops in my lunch break and buy more glitter. And maybe one of those sparkly feather boas, too
What's the format for tonight then? Do we know who's dancing yet? I can't believe I don't know these things already!
Ahh, so excited! Two consecutive nights of Strictly
TopSec - I think we're overdue a female winner and I reckon that Denise might just do it. I agree she'll get a bit of the "previous dance experience" critique but I think Louis will also suffer from the "dancing isn't gymnastics" criticism that seems to crop up around 3/4 of the way through the series, usually from Len, asking for proper dance steps and less flashy cartwheels. BUT who knows, at this stage any of them could be the wildcard.
Right, off to buy some glitter
sarah the bookworm wrote (see)
I can pop to the shops in my lunch break and buy more glitter. And maybe one of those sparkly feather boas, too What's the format for tonight then? Do we know who's dancing yet? I can't believe I don't know these things already!
+1 - does anyone know who is dancing tonight? Do you think it'll be a mix or will they do boys tonight, girls tomorrow. Oh the excitement!
Do you think I'll be ok with just glitter or do I need to get a ridiculous spray tan too?
According to the website, six are dancing tonight. It doesn't say who though!
Spray tan and tooth whitening kit added to the shopping list
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