Strictly alumnae Denise Van Outen and Kimberley Walsh will star with Kerry Ellis and Michael Xavier in Sweet Charity in concert, with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, at Cadogan Hall from August 19 to 22.
Arlene Phillips, Kimberley Walsh, Alex Jones and Sheridan Smith are among the famous faces taking part in BBC Children in Need’s BearFaced day on Friday, November 8. The fundraising campaign asks women to swap their make-up for a Pudsey Pawprint for one day, asking friends and colleagues to sponsor them. The money raised will help […]
If you’re pining for Strictly sequins and the autumn seems too long to wait, a showstopping Strictly Come Dancing costume exhibition at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, might be just the tonic.
Week 12 And then we came to the end. Not the world (sorry, Mayans!), though to loyal sequin superfans or anyone not seduced by Louis’s “guns”, it may feel that way. Still, we now have our Strictly champions after an action-packed night featuring three gosh-no-not-at-all-trained girls and one acrobat with his top off.
Week 11 Last night’s hotly-contested Sports Personality of the Year was a showcase not just of achievement (and facial hair), but of the qualities we look for in our heroes: grace under pressure, perseverance in the face of overwhelming obstacles, commitment, humility and passion in your pursuit – a passion shared with others. Not to […]
This week’s Strictly caused almighty (con)fusion. Did the gimmick bring something new to the show? Yes. Did it work? Um…not exactly.
Week 9 The message of this week’s Strictly is that we must beware the ballroom gods. Sometimes they are benevolent, and bestow sequinned favours upon us, but sometimes we invoke their wrath. And the wrath of the ballroom gods is a terrible thing to behold. Thus it came to pass that Kimberley, with her array of […]
Week 8 The only good thing about Strictly‘s disaaaahstrous Wembley Week is that the following show, bathed in the rosy light of Television Centre, automatically becomes one of the best of the series. We can hear human speech! The mob is not roaring outside the gates! No one feels the need to feign the gift […]
Week 7 Ah, Strictly’s Wembley Week – a party to which the TV viewers are not invited. “It’s a brilliant atmosphere here!” people howled at us with increasing levels of desperation (and from the bottom of a lake in 1964 if the sound was anything to go by). In order to reassure us that this was […]
Week 5 Phew! After last week’s horror fest – in execution more than premise – Strictly got back on track with a theme-free weekend, bar the occasional grating fireworks gag (mainly bleated out by Tess during links. Has Bruce rubbed off on her, or can they not even trust him with the puns these days?). […]
Week 4 Something wicked this way comes… Two theme shows in a row, and sadly Strictly went from bad to totally crackers.
The celebrity line-up for this year’s “Strictly Come Dancing” has been announced, a cast that runs from Olympic gold medallists to actors and singers. Audiences will get their first glimpse of the stars in action in the launch show this weekend, which will also reveal which professional dancer will partner which celebrity.