Strictly Come Dancing 2018

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Ms T, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. Rebelda

    Rebelda Nearly as bad as Badgers

    Maybe it was a drop-in purely to gauge public reaction ahead of Saturday's show. Like, stick them on for 5 minutes have them apologise and see what happens on Twitter so we can decide what to do with them at the weekend.
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  2. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Except they were one of the three couples on the show, and the odd bit where footage of two other couples was shown after they had been announced.
  3. Rebelda

    Rebelda Nearly as bad as Badgers

    Sorry, I don't follow.

    I mean, I wonder if they've used a tiny live appearance without all the usual coverage to assess the public reaction. If there's a huge backlash to a small appearance they can pull them from Saturday's show. I.e. (and I've got a very cynical pr hat on here) if they'd given them a whole section as usual and public reaction had been furious 'why have you got them cheating scum on your show!!!!!!' that would have been trickier to backpedal from.
  4. marshall

    marshall Well-Known Member

    This. Because you're not directly voting someone off, there's always a chance they could stay. But they can't. It's just too awkward, best sweep them under the carpet and let the good times continue. Anyway, pair of snakes. :)
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  5. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I think ITT were in an impossible position. Not having them on at all would have been weird; having them on and not mentioning it at all also weird. They did look mortified. :D
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  6. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    I didn't think Seann looked sorry at all. More like he was angry that he needed to be there.
  7. BoatieBird

    BoatieBird Well-Known Member

    I think the public will vote for them because they want the whole 'are they/aren't they' thing to continue.
  8. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    He's got to do a charleston. :D :D
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  9. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I agree they had to mention it, but they made a big thing of it by now even talking about their next dance. That was what made it really weird.
  10. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I thought they did mention it briefly. We saw them in training on yesterday’s ITT, looking terribly serious.
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  11. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    See, that’s what’s a bit weird. Part of the vibe of Strictly is this “are they/aren’t they” thing. The judges fuel it by saying “the chemistry between you is so-o-o-o believable!” and things like that.

    But like when Niles and Daphne finally do get together, everyone goes off them.

    “Yeah. They’re shagging. Bored now”.

    It doesn’t really become us to get all judgy about it.

    (Leaving aside for now the allegations about Sean(n)’s character).
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  12. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    But Ian made us Waite until the last couple to analyse their Charleston. Which definitely had me thinking “I wonder when they’ll mention the snoggers” all the way through everyone else’s training footage.
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  13. BoatieBird

    BoatieBird Well-Known Member

  14. Rebelda

    Rebelda Nearly as bad as Badgers

    The dance of shame :D :D
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  15. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    It's going to be excruciating :D
  16. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Not really, only at the end where Zoe said something like "and it is also about the dancing" and Katya replied that they were doing the charleston and were working very hard. And that was it.

    The whole thing was just weird.
  17. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    Friday panel was a bit awkward there. It was like they’d been told “don’t say anything”. So they didn’t.
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  18. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara pleasantly caving in

    Finally caught up with last Saturday's show, just in time for tonight. Loved Stacey, Kate, Faye, Graeme, Vick, Ranj, Ashley. Thought Katie did better this week (I am a total sucker for La La Land anyway). Joe and Danny okay.

    Seann's dance was excellent, to the point where I enjoyed watching him despite him clearly being a massive wanker. Quite pleased, in a way, to find my baseless instant dislike of him actually has a basis after all :D I always love Katya's choreography though.

    Lee was shit and quite weird to watch, not sorry he's gone.

    I have to say, the Dave Arch wunnerful orchestra had a bad night last Saturday. Power of Love was particularly lifeless.
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  19. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    They couldn't find their flux capacitor.
  20. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    Tess’s run of nice frocks has stalled. I was trying to work out if my prejudice against jumpsuits was to blame, when I noticed the sequin chevron stripe from the legs, had been employed as a neck-warmer, with all the finesse of a ten year old in a disco dancing costume.
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  21. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Both Tess and Claudia have ghastly outfits tonight.
  22. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    And I like a jumpsuit.
  23. felixthecat

    felixthecat are we there yet?

    Prefer Tess's dodgy jumpsuit to the ill fitting horror that Claudia's wearing tonight.
    She must have badly upset someone to be stuck with that monstrosity
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  24. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Wow. Faye was a-ma-zing.
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  25. felixthecat

    felixthecat are we there yet?

    She's good. Very good.
  26. trashpony

    trashpony Ovaries and tings

    What’s with all the one shoulders tonight?

    Faye was great. No one gets good scores in the rumba
  27. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I like Katie but she's rubbish at dancing. Gorka also made that routine super-easy.
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  28. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    This. I really like her but that wasn't great.
  29. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    Again I really like Lauren but she's not that good!
  30. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    I've only just got into this after being forced to watch it at my parents last week.

    Would folks say it's advisable to tape it and fast forward to dances and comments?
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