Strictly Come Dancing 2016 - Glitterballs ready?

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SheHasAWildHeart Mon 08-Aug-16 09:17:43

First 'celebrity' confirmed:
Ed Balls

MrsJayy Mon 08-Aug-16 10:04:51

Urgh Ed balls never mind there is always 1 I spose.

BlackAmericanoNoSugar Mon 08-Aug-16 10:08:15

I hope there will be an Olympian or two. I always enjoy watching the athletes on Strictly, you can never tell at the beginning which ones are going to remain stiff and wooden and which ones will suddenly 'get' it and be great dancers.

SheHasAWildHeart Mon 08-Aug-16 13:04:21

I wonder who Ed's dance partner will be.
Is he short? I'm thinking Kevin's wife or sister - can't remember their names!

TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross Mon 08-Aug-16 13:21:04

Ed Balls...

<hums Things Can Only Get Better>

Mind you, this time last year I had NO idea who Jay McGuiness was, and by the final I was screaming for him to win!

I don't think Ed Balls is going to have the same effect on me, having said that grin

CotswoldStrife Mon 08-Aug-16 13:25:27

angry Ed Balls angry

I read about this earlier, I hope he has feet of flames 'cos he's not that popular otherwise ...

SheHasAWildHeart Mon 08-Aug-16 15:06:03

Ed Balls needs to be voted out before they get to the Rhumba lol!

UseMeUntilMyBottomWearsOut Mon 08-Aug-16 18:11:42

Well, Ann Widdecombe did turn out to be a favourite with the public. A terrible dancer mind...

CotswoldStrife Wed 10-Aug-16 00:06:37

Will Young.

panegyricS1 Wed 10-Aug-16 07:47:28

Will Young also confirmed? I can see him going a long way.

MrsJayy Wed 10-Aug-16 07:58:49

I really like will young he has been in musicals so i can see us either liking him or tutting that he has professional training grin

Chipstick10 Wed 10-Aug-16 08:01:18

The only thing that could've been worse is if it had been MRs Balls. And I can't stand Will Young

ElspethFlashman Wed 10-Aug-16 08:05:28

Ooh marking place.

Will Young - is he a ringahhhh? I'm not sure as now that I think about it, I don't remember him doing much more than hip wriggling.

Ilovewillow Wed 10-Aug-16 08:07:25

Mmm interesting so far, Will Young good and maybe Ed Balls will be a hidden talent!??

MrsJayy Wed 10-Aug-16 08:16:46

Wonder who the eastender will be ? and I reckon it will be a hollyoaks man this year

homebythesea Wed 10-Aug-16 08:17:32

Shamelessly marking my place.

Love Will Young- wondering if he is the poshest contestant yet?

IHaveBrilloHair Wed 10-Aug-16 08:19:09

Ooh, I love Will Young

BitOutOfPractice Wed 10-Aug-16 08:24:22

The thing is, re Ed Balls, you can never tell who you're going to end up really liking.

I loathe Jeremy Vine but I thought he came over great last year

I've gone back to loathing him again now mind twat

LunaLoveg00d Wed 10-Aug-16 08:26:26

The woman who plays Kim Fox has been rumoured for Strictly this year.

MrsJayy Wed 10-Aug-16 08:31:05

Katie Durham was the poshest contestant to date so maybe Will can take over. Oh i hope it is her she is hilarious in eastenders.

SheHasAWildHeart Wed 10-Aug-16 08:33:43

Thing is re: Will Young I think he's been in musicals and might have had some dance training. But I think after all these series we have to just accept that there are going to be some people on there with more experience than others. And I'm not sure how many of the previous winners have actually been contestants with substantial dance experience - I think most often it is the one who's been on a "journey" that wins. If Will is clever (like Jay) he'll hide his dance training, pretend to be embarrassed and then suddenly surprise everyone. And as Monkseal pointed out, he'll (hopefully) be the first gay celebrity to not have been included as the joke contestant.

Monkseal is doing a poll on his blog on all the pro dancers (apparently Neil Jones with be the 50th pro on SCD!) I was amazed at how many names I'd already forgotten and had to Google.

There isn't anyone recently who has left EE that I can imagine in SCD. Fat Boy is already on CBB. Pretty sure Paul is signed up for a few upcoming movies. I'm not sure Andy who just left is a big enough name. I am increasingly convinced that either Grimshaw or Kylie from Corrie will be on.

I wonder whether they'll wait until the series has ended to announce who is replacing Len?

MrsJayy Wed 10-Aug-16 08:41:01

Jake wood and Kellie bright were still working and in SCD so they dont have to have left if they work at the beeb,

coldcanary Wed 10-Aug-16 08:54:35

Not convinced will young is going to be much good even with dance training. I saw him doing 'Wilkommen' from Cabaret at an awards show and he moved like he had 3 left feet.
Ed Balls is physically pretty fit I think, he's done a few marathons but dancing? Could be the comedy performance this year!

SheHasAWildHeart Wed 10-Aug-16 09:06:53

MrsJayy I'd forgotten about them! Now need to figure out who from the current cast would be good - I think Kim would be great, maybe Denise?

MrsJayy Wed 10-Aug-16 09:11:00

I remember seeing jake wood in EE with a bit of a tan thinking yip strictly day

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