Posts Tagged ‘rachel stevens’
What did I say about Bruce Forsyth throwing all his old catchphrases into Strictly? In his intro to last night’s show, he referred to Barack Obama, with the words, “Didn’t he do well?” What was that one even from? Was it the Generation Game? I used to love that… when Larry Grayson presented it (yes, I am that old).
I know you know Rachel Stevens – she’s on this series of Strictly Come Dancing and before that she was in S Club 7 (and in between the two, she was mostly in FHM), but do you know Nanette Newman? She was an actress in the sixties. She’s Emma Forbes’s mum (you know Emma Forbes, don’t you?) and her hands are presumably still soft from all those Fairy Liquid adverts. But did you know they look like they could be mother and daughter? Well, they do. Check it out over the cut.
I had to watch this week’s Strictly on the iPlayer since my husband watched the football last night. It’s handy because I can skip Bruce Forsyth’s between-dance blether, which is good because I’m a bit bored of Brucie-bashing. Particularly since, apparently, he’s not retiring after all. So I’m going to have to just learn to love him. Or at least tolerate him. Anyway, this week’s dances were the paso doble (which I love) and viennese waltz (which is only okay). How would they all cope?
I’ve already reached the point where, on a Saturday, when I remember Strictly is on, I get a bit overexcited. I just love it. And, like every single person to appear on It Takes Two in the past week, I was extremely excited to see the women competing against the men.
This week’s dances were either the samba or the american smooth. Dancing With the Stars also had the samba this week and they were wearing far fewer clothes. In fact the most boobage on show in the UK version was from Mark Foster.
One of the funny things about Strictly Come Dancing is how some of the professionals have actually become more famous than the supposed celebrities. Each year, I look forward to seeing Brendan, Anton, Camilla, Lilia and, oh, yes, Ola (although probably not as much as some people). But my favourite, by far, is Vincent Simone.
So Strictly week two and I was still up for it, despite being subjected to four and a half hours of its US counterpart, Dancing With the Stars, the previous night. Anyway, after the group dances of last week, I had little confidence in the female contestants, but, after seeing a fair bit of their training footage on It Takes Two during the week, the only one I’m still worried about is Gillian Taylforth…
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It’s back, back, back! (As Smash Hits used to say.) And how excited am I? Very. Very excited. Although marginally less excited by the first episode focussing solely on the male celebs – in previous series, the men have begun poorly (and then, often, gone on to win).
Anyhoo, this is Strictly’s biggest season yet, with 16 so-called celebrities fighting for that coveted mirrorball trophy.
Although the BBC have yet to announce the line-up for the best reality TV show ever (in my opinion), The Sun reckons its got the goods…