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It's back! It will be a very strange affair this year and I'm not referring to the infamous affairs of the past!

This year's "celebs" are below. The pairings will be released on the show but the contestants are furious that they've alreadybeen leaked on social media (which I avoid like the plague).

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Needs more totty.

Maisie is delightfully delectable

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I have only heard of three of them. :lol: Terrible thing, old age.
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Kahu wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:40 pm Needs more totty.

Maisie is delightfully delectable

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Let's see how the female pros look like this year!
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Varsity Way wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:45 pm I have only heard of three of them. :lol: Terrible thing, old age.
Same here. If any of them are "YouTube sensations" then I haven't a clue
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Not seen the social media leak but there's a rumour that Nadiya isn't getting a partner this year ! That's knocked some points off for me.
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She's not on the pairing list, which I'll post on Sunday. She's out with Graziano Di Prima, Neil Jones and Nancy Xu.

Poor old Anton gets another "Widdecombe", paired with Jaqui who is odds on to be out first. But she looks as though she might beat those odds.

Bill gets Oti! That could be fun. He doesn't look too bad actually. JJ gets Amy Dowden.

Next week is the first dance trial and Ranvir and Giovanni get the Paso Doble. Tough start.
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Well, that was much better than I thought. They've coped with the virus restrictions very well and the usual blogs have been praiseworthy.

I'll post the scoresheets for week 2 when I've got the dances and music up. in the meantime here are the pairings.
"Celeb" Pro
Jacqui Smith Anton Du Beke
HRVY Janette Manrara
Maisie Smith Gorka Marquez
Jamie Liang Karen Hauer
JJ Chalmers Amy Dowden
Bill Bailey Oti Mabuse
Nicola Adams Katya Jones
Clara Amfo Aljaž Škorjanec 
Ranvir Singh Giovanni Pernice
Max George Dianne Buswell
Jason Bell Luba Mushtuk
Caroline Quentin Johannes Radebe
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It's a one horse race tbh. Why do they do this?
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Just to add, I thought Ashley Banjo was going to be the fourth judge but it was only Craig, Shirley and Motsi in the chairs.

Dave Arch is still going great guns.

Some of the background music for the pairs introductions was reall well chosen for the venues where they met.
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Varsity Way wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:19 am It's a one horse race tbh. Why do they do this?
Who's the winning "horse"?
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Just checked the odds. Maisie is 6/4, HRVY is 9/2. Unsurprisingly Jacqui is 200/1.
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Pairs, Dances, Music and Artists to follow.
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Full line up for Saturday.
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Results

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Unsurprising but HRVY nudges Maisie to top spot. Caroline does exceptionally well and Jacqui lounges at the bottom.

Overall the standard was very high. No peoples vote till next week but the judges score rolls over.
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Saturday's line up with dances and music.

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High standard in week 1. Nicola and Katya get the first "couples choice". Be interesting to see and compare the two Paso Dobles from Caroline and JJ.

Crikey! Jacqui has got the Samba, arguably the most difficult dance. Look out for the Botafogos!

My likely favourite to watch on the night is Jason and Luba, because of the music choice.

The original line up for Daft Punk - Get Lucky (Rehearsal Version) - Live @ the Grammys 2014 (below) is stunning. Nile Rogers, Steve Wonder and one of the best drummers in the world, Omar Hakim. (Been trying to catch him up, no chance.)

Also Steve is playing a Marcodi made Harpejji. I'd love one but the K24 is an eye watering £4.5K! See Paul McCartney applauding at the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcShIVoA-gs
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Judges' marks after Saturday. Marks from last week to be taken across, but there's the public vote to come.

I don't see Jacqui surviving.

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No great surprises. Jacqui is eliminated having lost to Jamie in the dance off.

Standard still very high. Next week is "Film Night". I'll pop up the usual when the detail is known.

This is a great diversion from the lockdown.

In the meantime do enjoy Sir Humpmhrey explaining Brexit to the Prime Minister.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFBgQpz_E80
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Fridays line up.

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Not sure who will hit the buffers.

The Strictly curse may have started off with HRVY been seen with his arm round Janette apparently.

Caroline has had a tiff with Johannes.

Bill is a sure fire get through.

Any thoughts?
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Looks surprisingly that Jason might fall with only 12. He just could not smile his way through a Paso.

Ranvir is up there now!

Public vote tonight.
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Week 4 line up, dances and music.

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Not sure about Bette Midler for JJ and Amy. Here's the original.

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (from Company B)

Dave Arch, band and singers have their work cut out!

Jamie and Karen have got the Samba, possibly the hardest dance technically.

Not sure who's due for the drop. Given they were in the dance off last week, it might be Nicola and Katya.
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globus wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:05 am Any thoughts?

The sooner Karen and Jamie are gone, the better.
Nicola is crap but is getting all the breaks with the prime slots and relatively easier dances to start off. I wouldn't be surprised if Katya has a "fling" with her to get her face in the papers.
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Leinsterman wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:32 pm
globus wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:05 am Any thoughts?

The sooner Karen and Jamie are gone, the better.
Nicola is crap but is getting all the breaks with the prime slots and relatively easier dances to start off. I wouldn't be surprised if Katya has a "fling" with her to get her face in the papers.
No way is the same sex couple going this early, just sayin'.
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She was in the dance-off last Saturday. She's one of the weakest dancers.
She's going to end up in the D/O facing a stronger dancer very soon and they'll have to get rid of her. They've made their statement so it'll be no big deal if she's voted out. If she was popular she wouldn't have been in the D/O last Saturday.
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johnstrac wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:29 pm
Leinsterman wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:32 pm
globus wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:05 am Any thoughts?

The sooner Karen and Jamie are gone, the better.
Nicola is crap but is getting all the breaks with the prime slots and relatively easier dances to start off. I wouldn't be surprised if Katya has a "fling" with her to get her face in the papers.
No way is the same sex couple going this early, just sayin'.
They are OUT. Katya has been tested positive. Nicola is devastated. The show can still go on with the rest.

Personally, I thought them pretty weak and would not have survived too long.
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Latest. Down to nine now. Judge Motsi in isolation after a visit to Germany with her husband. Their dance school there was apparently broken into. Anton steps in.

Bill looks good. All to play for.

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Judges scores, week 4.

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Clara really pulled it out of the bag. 29! in week 4!

JJ didn't. He got controversial support from (Prince) Harry as a morale booster but given Harry's beef with the BBC it looked out of place. Looks for the drop but the public might save him with a sympathy vote.

The rest are there, or thereabouts. Bill was my star of the night. What can this man not do? Amazing.
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An "interesting" stat are the judges overall scores.

Craig 61 (unsurprising)
Shirley 73 (balanced)
Anton 77 (currying favour?)
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Couldn't be happier for Bill. Thrown himself completely into it and I'd say is collaborating well on the routines, music choice etc.

HVRYYY, the lovely Ranvir, Quentin and mediapersonalityguy have done the same, great to see.
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Anton would have been handing out 10s like confetti if he thought he could get away with it.
Time to ditch JJ. He's playing the military card too much and it's becoming ever so slightly nauseating.
Jamie pulled it out of the bag with the one dance that Karen is vaguely competent at.
Same with HRVY. You'd have been disappointed if his had been crap. Salsa is Janette's speciality.
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You can see Anton's just fcuking with it for two weeks. No chance he's getting tenure.

Between Max and JJ for the drop. If public don't intervene reckon it's the latter.
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lemonhead wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:01 pm You can see Anton's just fcuking with it for two weeks. No chance he's getting tenure.

Between Max and JJ for the drop. If public don't intervene reckon it's the latter.
The public has spoken! JJ is reprieved and Max goes.

Bit surprised that Maisie went to the dance off. I suspect the voting public, who are largely female, wanted some kind of revenge through jealousy.

Standard still high. I wonder what next Saturday brings. When I get the line up, I'll post it.
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Here's a classic get you in the mood for Latin.

Quiz. Pick the dance to it and the language!

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Week 5 Judges Scores - Public to vote.
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Crikey! Clara goes from top to bottom. Maisie has recovered and the rest are there or thereabouts.

Bill should easily survive.
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globus wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:56 pm Here's a classic get you in the mood for Latin.

Quiz. Pick the dance to it and the language!

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The lambada dance from northern Brazil. Great song sung in portuguese
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Leinsterman wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:51 am
globus wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:56 pm Here's a classic get you in the mood for Latin.

Quiz. Pick the dance to it and the language!

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The lambada dance from northern Brazil. Great song sung in portuguese
Big tick. A must for the disco I used to run.
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Caroline gone.
Big surprise is how unpopular Maisie is with the British public.
JJ has finished with the military fetish and is wearing a kilt next weekend to appeal to the Scottish voters possibly.
Jamie has yet to dance a ballroom number, it's all been Latin or couples choice. Karen is shite at ballroom so I can see him struggling next Saturday.
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So Caroline gets the bullet, gracefully. Maisie is clinging on with her fingernails.

Not sure why she is unpopular. I'm guessing that the jealousy factor amongst the ladies of this country is possibly it.

In the dance off again. Every time she's in the dance off, the judges will probably save her.

But again. The standard is incredibly high.

We say goodbye to Anton as a judge as Motsi returns. Thought he might be given fourth slot.

See you later in the week. I think Bill is doing the Jive and HRVY the Quickstep.
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Leinsterman wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:02 am Caroline gone.
Big surprise is how unpopular Maisie is with the British public.
JJ has finished with the military fetish and is wearing a kilt next weekend to appeal to the Scottish voters possibly.
Jamie has yet to dance a ballroom number, it's all been Latin or couples choice. Karen is shite at ballroom so I can see him struggling next Saturday.
I concur LM.
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