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Strictly Speaking week 11

What’s worse than a limp theme show? A limp theme show at a crucial stage of the competition. We might arguably have had the same quarter-final elimination without it – paso was always going to expose Princess Helen’s lack of versatility – but at least it would have resulted from a fair test of ballroom […]

Strictly Speaking – week 8

We need to talk about music. Strictly precariously straddles the worlds of ballroom and entertainment, so it can’t – and shouldn’t – be wall-to-wall Victor Silvester, but we’ve reached a crisis point. Song and theme choices (as I understand it, some suggested by pros, but producers hold sway) are now actively handicapping couples, who can […]

Strictly Speaking week 7

Phew! A return to form following last week’s Halloween hellscape, with some great performances, the series’ first multiple 10s, and Jeremy Vine riding a horse. All that, AND copious amounts of genuinely informative training footage? You’re spoiling us, Mr Ambassador. As we’re now at the halfway stage, it was no surprise to see genial duffer […]

Strictly Speaking week 5

Let me start this Strictly recap by stating that whatever pain meds Len “8s for everyone!” Goodman is on, I want some. Perhaps they would have enlivened a rather dreary mid-series outing, in which everyone seemed to be pacing themselves for the Halloween insanity to come. It wasn’t until the final three dances (otherwise known as […]

Strictly Speaking week 4

It’s almost worth having bonkers Strictly theme shows just to make us really appreciate the relative sanity of a non-theme show. Well, almost. We’re into “I keep whacking myself with a hammer because it feels so good when I stop” territory, and there was still some bludgeoning to endure this weekend. For one, ludicrous music choices […]

Dance Power for the British Red Cross

Dance Power, a gala starring dancers from Strictly Come Dancing to The Royal Ballet, will raise funds for the British Red Cross. Held at London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on October 11, it will be hosted by Strictly’s Anton du Beke, who will perform with his dance partner Erin Boag.

Dance Power for the British Red Cross

Strictly dancer Anton Du Beke will be among the stars taking to the stage for one night only to raise funds for the British Red Cross.

Dance for Comic Relief

Strictly Come Dancing champion Caroline Flack and presenter Davina McCall are the latest celebrities to have to join the line-up for the Comic Relief Danceathon, a six hour non-stop dance frenzy, held on March 8 at the SSE Arena, Wembley to raise money for Red Nose Day 2015.

February 2015 issue!

  Our February edition is a beauty of an issue, from Flavia Cacace’s new tanning range and style tips by leading Amateur ballroom dancer Stefanie Bossen to cover star Janette Manrara’s glowing positivity…              

Strictly Christmas stars!

Strictly Come Dancing has announced the line-up for this year’s Christmas special, bringing back six very popular contestants for a special festive battle for the glitterball.

Strictly speaking

Week 7 We’ve reached the Strictly halfway mark, and the judges are getting tough. Well, sort of. Sometimes. Consistency is like, so hard, you guys. Particularly FOR THE MEN.

Strictly speaking

Week 6 Oh Strictly Halloween Week, how do I hate thee? Let me count the ways…

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