And yes, we do both agree that it was the worst dance of the entire weekend.
The only thing I will add is that dressage itself is more for the purpose of testing and showcasing the athletic ability of the horse, not necessarily the rider, although the rider has to provide the right aids (or instructions to the horse through the reins, use of leg, seat, balance etc) to encourage the horse to move in the way it should be doing, which I can confirm is quite difficult to learn!
But anyway, back to the dancing!!!! Do we think the judges (or indeed the show itself) will acknowledge the outrage of viewers regarding 'Dance-off Gate'? And who do we think will be in the dance off this week - hopefully it'll be Peter Andre and Helen. Think Helen got through by the skin of her teeth last week.
On this occasion Brooks, I'll have to disagree with you (politely of course), I didn't spot much jive content to be fair and I used to do jive so like to think I can identify the moves.
Also, gymnastics and dressage (including any equestrian sport) are valid sports - the amount of work, training and sheer physical strength and fitness required to compete in these disciplines is immense. People think that the horse does all the work, but if you have ever ridden a horse you would know that this is absolutely not the case. (they really struggle on the parallel bars..... )
Now, darts, snooker and pool on the other hand....................................they're games, not sport.
A travesty, that's what it was!!!!! Jamelia was way better in the dance off than Peter - his Jive didn't even resemble a jive, lazy and poor choreography there I think. He was also heavy legged and flat footed - at one point he was just jumping on the spot, it was terrible!
Feel sorry for Jamelia - no, she may not have got much further in the competition but she was better on the night than Peter, but he got the votes because he's 'the more popular celebrity' - shocking decision and judges should be ashamed of themselves. What's more, they obviously knew they were screwing Jamelia over by the sheepish expressions they all had! Disgraceful conduct!!
Right, as for the others, all brilliant with the exception of Helen - she just didn't 'get' the dance for me, like Craig said far too clean and precise, not enough slapstick and certainly not enough quirk. Think she was lucky to avoid the dance off.
Back to Peter - I disagree that he's a good dancer. I think he tries hard, but he's just not in the league of the remaining dancers and if he stays in beyond the next two weeks then I shall be making a formal complaint!!!!!
Thought Anita and Gleb's paso was amazing - he's really bringing a breath of fresh air with his alternative choreography. Can't wait to see their Rumba - I think (if he pitches it right) it'll be sensational.
I think Corbyn's ideas on warfare would have worked well a couple of hundred years ago when people duelled with swords and fought in a gentlemanly manner!!
And I'm not being vengeful, but frankly if he's in charge, we're all dead meat. Shooting to kill is a safer option for innocent bystanders and also the armed forces. Unfortunately a 'gentle chat and slap on the wrist' of these nut jobs isn't going to do the trick. For those terrorists that have already died, either at their own hands or the hands of the military/armed forces, I say thank goodness for less murdering psychopaths (because that's what they are) on the street!!