Back again! I've been on holiday in the States for a couple of weeks and going through Strictly withdrawals, so glad I've caught up now
This year seems better all round, better dancers, much better costumes, even Dave Arch and his wonderful, wonderful orchestra aren't committing quite so many crimes against music.
Julien is very annoying but I really like his dance partner, which mitigates the annoyingness slightly. I love the Hairy Biker guy, he's a terrible dancer but he's hilarious and Karen is my new favourite female pro while Natalie is injured. Kevin from Grimsby is my new favourite male pro
Natalie, Ashley and Sophie are my front runners. I think the judges are being overly harsh with their ciriticism of Rachel - it really annoys me when they have to go through this story arc with at least one very good contestant each year.
No celeb that makes me want to throw something at the TV. I wasn't expecting to like Abby much but I've been able to ignore her so far (apart from those blinding Tippex-ed white teeth!). Her and her partner look like a pair of dancing cyborgs, good looking and good dancers, but no chemistry, no personality and just bland bland bland.
So glad someone has started a Strictly thread already
I'm gutted that I missed out on applying for tickets, I thought I had a couple more weeks. Oh well ...
Sad that Vincent, Flavia and Natalie aren't joining this year. Is Erin still there? I went out on Saturday night so only saw half the show (I need to start planning my social life around Strictly for the rest of Autumn)