Beth Roberts

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No Strictly this year

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 13:29

I agree with you Brooks regarding the music, there have been some very very odd choices this year!!  

I'd be interested to find out who chooses the music, is it the pro dancers themselves or someone else who knows f*ck all about dancing???  

I also preferred Anita's salsa and thought the lifts were spectacular, but I can also appreciate that Katie and Anton were good.  Doesn't mean I have to like the outcome.

No Strictly this year

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 13:08

Disappointing for me really - thought Anita and Gleb were better overall and their show dance would have been amazing, so really sad we won't get the chance to see that.  Anita has been one of my favourites from the start, she seems to be a really lovely, genuine person and (I think) the only one with no acting or dancing training to speak of, so to see her get this far has been fantastic, it's just a real shame for her that other people's agenda's have spoiled her chances.

I agree also with Skinny Fetish Fan that Gleb's choreography has been fantastic, he's really shaken things up a bit which to be honest was what the show needed and still needs more of.  There is definitely room now to get some more new pro dancers in and get rid of some of the old school - not to mention getting in some judges with actual integrity.

I do think that there was an element of 'getting Anton to the final come what may', but what's done is done and obviously there is no way to change this.

Think Katie and Anton might be first out and think the win will be between Kellie and Jay.  

running in the rain

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 13:09

Never ever put your trainers in the washing machine - the detergent and water temperature degrade the adhesive used to put them together (I used to work for a trainer manufacturer) and they tend to fall apart.  Also, doesn't really do your washing machine drum much good.  

Take the insoles out, give them a rinse with clean water, and then stuff them with newspaper before putting near, never on or too close to, a radiator.

No Strictly this year

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 13:47

Haven't seen the results show yet, but obviously I know who's out as it's all over social media. 

So, Saturday - I thought Jay and Aliona did a great job with a very difficult dance, particularly for the male celebs.  I agreed with the judges and thought Jay was absolutely brilliant.  

Kellie and Kevin - really good performance, but too much fannying about for me and not enough Viennese waltz content - they only went round once! 

Anita and Gleb - lovely choreography and I really do like these two but have to agree again with the judges, it wasn't as crisp as it should have been.  Surprised, but pleased, they weren't in the dance off.

Georgia and Giovanni - A lovely dance, obviously technically very very good. But it was just a bit boring.  Didn't light my fire I'm afraid.

Helen and Aljaz - The worst dance of the night for me.  She's just too stiff to get the right Spanish shapes. Again, a good overall performance, but thought Helen wasn't really 'on it' and to be fair I thought the same last week.  

Katie and Anton - Brilliant, loved it and glad they're still in.

Overall, the right result as far as I'm concerned, but I know that's all down to personal choice. 

Looking forward to next week!

No Strictly this year

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 14:59

Fair comment, taken on board.  

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.

No Strictly this year

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 12:58

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. 

No Strictly this year

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 13:18

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.


Paris marathon insurance

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 13:40

Exactly. Well said Franz.

Paris marathon insurance

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 13:48

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!!   

Paris marathon insurance

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 13:13

To be fair Sid, I don't see him being the leader for very long, even his own party don't support his ideals! 

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