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Strictly speaking

Week 9  There are great episodes of Strictly, there are terrible episodes of Strictly, and there are those so generic, so lacklustre, so totally devoid of meaning that they fail to make any discernable impression whatsoever. The Ed Milibands, if you will.

Strictly speaking

Week 7, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways: 1. Claudia! 2. No theme! 3. Actual dancing! 4. Bye bye, Dave! 5. After 10 million references to Blackpool, Darcey still confused it with Brighton! (I can’t judge – I’m hazy about anything outside Zone 2.)

Strictly speaking

Well, look – we all know Halloween Week is godawful. There’s just no getting around it. Unfortunately, some deluded producer seems determined to keep it on the schedule, so for their sake, let us go through the top ten blindingly obvious reasons why it is an abomination and should never see the light of day […]

Strictly speaking

This week on Strictly Come Casualty, Craig’s hip op gifted him a giant Bond villain sparkly throne, a garbled Bruce seemingly dipped into Craig’s meds, and from among the assorted dance injuries emerged a clutch of wildly confused dances. Has Fusion Week come early? From Spanish sambas to Vienneso dobles, with a dose of furniture […]

Strictly speaking

Strictly speaking Week 4 mercifully spared us an official theme, but Len-lovers might well it christen it Messin’ Abaht Week. The VT field trips grew increasingly pointless, training footage increasingly elusive, and the routines and music choices increasingly bizarre. No wonder Bruno fell off his chair in a fit of mild hysteria. It could have been […]

Save Semley

Semley Dance Studio, where many world Latin champions have trained, is to be sold. Director of Semley, Peter Maxwell, writes on Facebook: “After more than 30 years and having reached and past 60, I’ve decided that the time has come to sell the Semley Studio. 
The Semley is without a doubt the most iconic, legendary […]

Strictly speaking

Strictly speaking And so to Luuuuuurve Week, meaning the set became a nauseating shrine to DIY bargain-basement tackiness. Why? Truly, we may never know. It’s up there with the great mysteries of the age, like what was really in that briefcase in Pulp Fiction.

Strictly Come Dancing celebrities revealed!

by Marianka Swain After weeks of speculation and tortuous One Show padding, the full line-up of Strictly Come Dancing 2013 has finally been unveiled. This year’s crop of contestants includes glamour pusses Sophie “Murder on the Dancefloor” Ellis-Bextor, WAG/model Abbey Clancy, Countdown’s Rachel Riley and BBC Breakfast’s Susanne Reid, who won the newsreaders’ Children in Need […]

Quickstep through the week

Get out your diaries and your dancing shoes – here are a few events to look out for in the coming week or so…

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