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  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 7,390
    For show number 1 , I thought it went well , some with potential and some no hopers 
    I thought scoring to high , the only way could be down 
    Next week should be interesting 
  • I think that the judges are on a hiding to nothing trying to score Will Bailey everyone can admire his determination but how do the judges ignore his disabilities. The rest were a mixture of talent Kelvin and Saffron Barker looking very competent, Mike Bushell and Michelle Visage were better than I had expected and the younger unknowns looked full of enthusiasm and willing to learn, I fear for James Cracknell but who knows he may turn into a Graeme Swann.
  • Get Rylan Clark off of take two on one please, what is this are the Essex mafia trying to taken over the BBC, Gemma Collins and now Rylan? Keep them on ITV where they belong.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 21,865
    edited September 2019
    I like Rylan Clarke and was beginning to find Zoë a bit too gushy and gimmicky and fawning.  I hope we still get choreography critiques.  I'd missed the move to BBC 1 before the news so only caught the last 5 mins of Monday's ITT and haven't yet seen last night's.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 6,939
    @Biker , l agree. I was surprised by how good he was, especially as he had less training time than the others. I have just seen a bit of the training for next week's waltz on It takes two and that looks good even at this early stage. I thought he might be a bit too "muscular" around the neck but apparently Oti is making sure he keeps his shoulders down! 
    Have to say l like Michelle Visage's attitude. 
  • Some good dancing again tonight. Also some  rather random scores.
    Really wish they'd stop the time wasting at the beginning of some of the dances, especially the pancake flipping. The judges used to really moan about that and to many lifts.
    Shirley is completely different now Darcy has left......perhaps the rumours were true.
    Have a few favourites, the chap from Emmerdale being one.
    So who's going tomorrow 🤔🤔🤔
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 6,939
    I confess that I didn't enjoy it as much as the previous week. I think the shorter training time has made a few of them realise what they have taken on !
    I could hear Len's voice in my head saying "Stop all the faffing about" when it came to the pancake tossing ! 
    I just wish the audience would stop clapping along, l don't know what it's like in the studio but it's annoying me at home ! As far l can tell it's only the front couple of rows that seem to keep it up all the way through. 
    I enjoyed Kelvin's and Anneka's dances , but had no clue what Mike and Katya's dance was supposed to be. Had to rewind to discover it was an American smooth . I really thought he was going to drop her a couple of times.
    I think James Cracknell and David James are the most likely bottom two, but you never know.
  • Len used to say "stop all that flatulating", I think that Shirley appears different because she looks 10 years younger but her flirting with young boys is a bit ott. The best bit of the show has to be the professionals.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 21,865
    There was some good dancing last night - Michelle and Karim stood out for me.  Once again the costume department didn't do any favours to people like Mike Bushel and I don't think he had the best choreography or tune for that dance.    I thought I'd misheard and he'd break out into a Charleston.   That Paso from David was embarrasing but comedian Chris was a pleasant surprise.

    I do think it's way too early in the season for some of the more demanding dances.  They should let the contestants have th etime to grasp rhythm and posture and basic steps and footwork before they have them doing full on Paso and dances with lifts and I can't remember the last time I saw anyone do a salsa that looked even midly authentic.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 7,390
    Over over all a good TV show 
    Do agree , more messing about at the start of the dances 
    A couple of wooden performances and I found the Cowboy 🤠 dance a rather strange America Smooth !
    Looking forward to results tonight 
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