Strictly Come Dancing 2012 Thread 3. Keep on Dancing.......

(992 Posts)

Sparkly new thread.....

forehead Sat 03-Nov-12 20:09:05

Good jive

SuffolkNWhat Sat 03-Nov-12 20:12:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

cocolepew Sat 03-Nov-12 20:13:05

I love Dani and Vincent, I think they've been very consistent.

cocolepew Sat 03-Nov-12 20:13:42

No Bruce next week, woohooooooo grin

AmIthatScary Sat 03-Nov-12 20:14:05

I'll post this on the new thread then grin

FWIW my views from tonight

Loved Pasha oh and Kimberley too

Denise - stop doing that stupid/annoying, vote for me, phone thing with your hand. Guaranteed to lose a vote from me.

Kristina - you're the pro NOT the celeb. Stop showing off and being so irritating. and you too with the "point to the number" vote for me shite

Forsyth -STFU, please

I enjoyed everything else, including Louis's arse. Very nice blush

LetUsPrey Sat 03-Nov-12 20:14:58

Amen to that last comment AmIThatScary

Liking your views AmI but no mention of Artem's chest. grin

LetUsPrey Sat 03-Nov-12 20:15:17

<note to self: don't drink and comment on SCD at the same time>

thenightsky Sat 03-Nov-12 20:18:29

Logging in so I don't lose you guys.

RedZombie Sat 03-Nov-12 20:19:30

My first vote of the year and I've voted for Artem's pec. I'm so shallow.

I vote for Louis nice arse

digerd Sat 03-Nov-12 20:21:20

Louis has the perfect dancers body, just needs to perfect his moves.

iklboo Sat 03-Nov-12 20:24:03

Marking place so I can find the thread. Getting ready to watch tonight's recorded episode.

outtolunchagain Sat 03-Nov-12 20:26:09

We've just voted for the first time too. , the children chose and they love Dani so we voted for them.I probably would have gone for the same , Denise really annoys me , liked Kimberly ,Victoria whinges too much

Oodthunkit Sat 03-Nov-12 20:26:58

Marking place. Got bored tonight and wandered off to look for chocolate blush

They need to put the ones I like at the start grin

sassythebloodFIRSTy Sat 03-Nov-12 20:34:14

Didn't enjoy tonight too much. Poor musical choices and all a bit meh. Except Artem's chest, natch.

Kids voted for Victoria tho she can't go out too soon IMO.

Dani - for a pretty slim girl, she has unfortunate legs, no? <shallow>

I agree with all of your points sassy. The music is getting beyond ridiculous.

Princessdivaaa Sat 03-Nov-12 20:37:30

Ooh not watched the show yet.. I have to record it and watch it on my own minus kids and hubby who talk and moan all the way through...

Looking forward to it though..

LetUsPrey Sat 03-Nov-12 20:37:56

Agree re the music. From what I can recall, only Michael's foxtrot, Louis's samba and Fern's paso had proper music. At least I think there was music with that paso ... I was a bit distracted.

I may sound old fashioned but why can't they just play a track of 'proper' music without lyrics?

FrankelDeBeauvoir Sat 03-Nov-12 20:48:49

Logging in quickly. Haven't seen tonight's show yet as we've been out, but I've recorded it and will be back!

LetUsPrey Sat 03-Nov-12 20:52:33

Frankel - knock this real life stuff on the head will you, it's far too disruptive!grin

dementedma Sat 03-Nov-12 20:52:45

Victoria seems to be completely neurotic. Brendan is getting pudgy round the middle. Loved robins tails.artem? Phwoar!

Ooh I have RL stuff to do next Saturday. sad i will have to Sky Plus and watch or not depending on the comments on this thread. grin

Teahouse Sat 03-Nov-12 21:10:32

I like Fearn, she does really well for an older woman...must be so much harder for than the younger ones. She won't win but I hope she does well

I love see Louis do a paso ) and Artem gets my vote tonight for lots of reasons all of them shallow grin

cocolepew Sat 03-Nov-12 21:23:08

Brenda is usually so bad tempered and a hard task master, but he is treating Victoria like she's a precious, delicate doll confused

thenightsky Sat 03-Nov-12 21:35:47

I reckon Victoria can out-diva Brendan and he knows it grin

Oodthunkit Sat 03-Nov-12 21:43:04

I think he can't criticise her for effort , her problem is nerves/confidence. He doesn't want to rock that.

Finallygotaroundtoit Sat 03-Nov-12 22:10:13

Victoria seems very 'fragile' - not fun to watch sad

Fern and Lisa's dresses were awful - both accenuated less flattering aspects of their 'fuller figures' and both looked like they could do with a well fitting, supportive bra (especially running up the stairs)

Dani was great grin

dementedma Sat 03-Nov-12 22:12:37

Agree about Victoria - its not easy to watch. She seems very vulnerable. I believe she has a history of self-harming and I worry about her. Fearn is growing on me.

AndiMac Sat 03-Nov-12 22:16:14

I don't care much for Denise, but she nailed that dance tonight. No one was in her league. Dani was good, and the jive is hard, but Vincent (ehhh, Vinnie!!) was the only one with personality in that.

But I can't believe no one has mentioned the BULGE in Nicky's trousers at the start of his rumba!! I know it's the dance of love, but that made it look a lot more like lust...

cocolepew Sat 03-Nov-12 23:09:08

The spoiler is on Digital Spy now.....

kiwibella Sat 03-Nov-12 23:23:38

only caught the end of the show but checked the spoiler! Can't wait to watch it back tomorrow after reading some of your comments.

Agree re Victoria and Brendan. He is being so uncharacteristically gentle with her.

That result will do me.

AmIthatScary Sat 03-Nov-12 23:28:22

................and me

WrathdePan Sat 03-Nov-12 23:32:21

Ah so it's DvO.

threesocksfortheguy Sat 03-Nov-12 23:34:06

disclaimer I know nothing about dancing And have not be watching this forever.
so a beginner. this is year 2.
but does DVO and Kimberly have a head start as they have done 'dance" before.

Oodthunkit Sat 03-Nov-12 23:34:30

grin would be happy with that!

Just got in. Can someone pm me the results pls. I was going to watch it but ds1 has just been brought home legless so looks like I'll be busy tomorrow. hmm


RedZombie Sun 04-Nov-12 00:01:33

Stop with the spoiler hints please.

Threesocks - All the drama school types have a head start over the non performers. At least Kimberley has the grace to admit that she's had some dance training and it might give her a head start, unlike DVO
Who tells us how hard it is for her how difficult she finds it and how little dancing she did when she was starring in west end musical.

NapOfTheDamned Sun 04-Nov-12 00:36:37

I am sad about the exiting sleb.

And I haven't even watched the show yet. <slaps self, it's like reading the last page of a book before you've finished.
I hear professional dancer DVO and her partner James Jordan did marvelously

I predict final three will be Lewis (win), Kimberley (runner up) and DVO vs Lisa for third place with Lisa getting many more votes but judges keeping DVO. Causing huge backlash and much teeth gnashing.

NewGirlInTown Sun 04-Nov-12 01:15:01

Victoria seems ridiculously needy and high maintenance
She needs to go.

God, Artem... Kara Tointon is a lucky girl!

AmIthatScary Sun 04-Nov-12 01:50:10

I am totally missing the Artem thing. He does nothing for me at all. I think he looks very camp, rather than hot.

Pasha, on the other hand wink

notyummy Sun 04-Nov-12 08:19:39

I enjoyed Louis' bottom too. Pretty good samba I thought. Also liked Artems topless effort, although dont rate his face. DVO was very good. Victoria scared and uncomfortable. Richard A to go? Wouldn't have thought he would have loads of people voting for him.

dementedma Sun 04-Nov-12 08:51:57

Richard makes me laugh. Would prefer Nicky to go. Or Victoria.

Artem's teeth are a bit of a distraction. Simon Cowell school of teeth whitening. sad

Thank you Coco.

Charliefox Sun 04-Nov-12 10:03:48

It's the voice with artem. If he did his strict, bossy, cross tone with me, he'd be getting flung round the bedroom tout suite.

cocolepew Sun 04-Nov-12 10:05:31

No probs, hope your DS isn't in too much of a mess this morning.

Mrsjay Sun 04-Nov-12 10:05:47

oh lovely new thread sparkling grin just watched it this morning , just wanted to say yesterday i said Kian was boring I meant nicky still boring just the wrong bland westlife person confused I really dont like Victoria at all she is too I dunno but she is meh, I love Dani and Vincent and kimberly and pasha I think Kimberley might win, and I did like artem and erm whats hername I LIKED ARTEM [BLUSH]

Mrsjay Sun 04-Nov-12 10:06:48

DVO face tripped her the whole night she did try to force a smile but couldn't

Mrsjay Sun 04-Nov-12 10:11:17

That result will do me.

not looking call me old fashioned but i like to watch it usually in FF mind but still like to know on the night

can i ask a question.
about the voting.

the judges score the dancers, the public score the dancers. then they have two at the bottom. which score are they using?
then they have the dance off and the judges chose?

Mrsjay Sun 04-Nov-12 10:18:39

they use the combined judges/phone votes then they do the dance off so it is the judges final decision if it is a tie Len gets the final say ,

oh thanks.

Louis does have incredibly long arms!

Mrsjay Sun 04-Nov-12 11:04:40

Be all that gymnastic stretching them grin he has a wonderful hip action i noticed

i love louis,

Mrsjay Sun 04-Nov-12 11:08:38

Yes I am starting to like him he is improving and getting into it now he was really shy at the start ,

awaynboilyurheid Sun 04-Nov-12 13:53:08

Just watched it too! time for Fern to go really she did look like she was dusting with her dress and needs put more in to the dance not just facial expressions, will miss Artem tho, and cant take denise seriously because it felt like she already was a dancer even at the beginning, loved the jive with vincent and Dani they should have got higher marks for that , and I just want to be Flavia in my head I think I am confused

LivesInJeans Sun 04-Nov-12 16:30:53

Agree with everyone's comments re Victoria. She has flashes of brilliance but is basically undone by what is going on in her head. I feel equally sorry and irritated. I think she will go soon

Mrsjay Sun 04-Nov-12 16:52:18

I feel equally sorry and irritated. I think she will go soon

I do she over thinks it then gets agitated , no fern cant go yet artem can dust her about for a few weeks more I do think the paso have got them into next week we are that shallow imo

digerd Sun 04-Nov-12 16:53:19

I'm with you - Pasha cute and hunky !! And a natural masculine dancer.

Oodthunkit Sun 04-Nov-12 18:55:24

Anyone else NOT do the spoilers?

WrathdePan Sun 04-Nov-12 19:03:23

Oh lots of us like to wait for the drama of a Sunday night.

A while back we agreed to NOT do the speculating prior to the results show as too many 'clues' were give-aways - can we go back to that?

Oodthunkit Sun 04-Nov-12 19:05:27

So far the 'clues' haven't been obvious. Only that they have been fairish results but yes I don't want any proper clues.

Oodthunkit Sun 04-Nov-12 19:23:30

Wow at the male dancers !

cocolepew Sun 04-Nov-12 19:23:52

How old is Pacha? I'm 44 on wednesday, am I too old to be perving over him?

AndiMac Sun 04-Nov-12 19:24:42

I haven't looked either at the spoilers.

And yes, WOW at the male dancers! Lucky Darcy!

AndiMac Sun 04-Nov-12 19:26:31

Pascha is nearly 33, I think you're fine. ;)

LivesInJeans Sun 04-Nov-12 19:27:01

I prefer the single sex group dances

Oodthunkit Sun 04-Nov-12 19:30:53

Pascha is the same age as me shock

This is the first time I know the result. I usually wait but ds1 came home in a bit of a state late last night and I didn't know how he would be today.

LivesInJeans Sun 04-Nov-12 19:33:09

It's because Kristina is blousy wink

Pascha and artem and louis.
(( dribbles at the thought))

doinmummy Sun 04-Nov-12 19:39:29

Ha ha at Len's lens

LivesInJeans Sun 04-Nov-12 19:41:51

Len's lens grin

Loving his attempt at sympathy with Arnold exposed as bad tempered old man

doinmummy Sun 04-Nov-12 19:43:47

Boo I want Victoria to go.

cocolepew Sun 04-Nov-12 19:44:56

33? Excellent grin

cocolepew Sun 04-Nov-12 19:45:33

Lisa needs a better bra.

DameEnidsOrange Sun 04-Nov-12 19:47:02

Anyone else getting annoyed at the way Richard keeps kissing Erin at every opportunity? I think she looks really uncomfortable with it but keeps smiling cos the cameras are there.

I am however very glad that Artem is still in <<shallow>>

AndiMac Sun 04-Nov-12 19:48:41

That's quite a lift Pascha is doing with Karen!

LivesInJeans Sun 04-Nov-12 19:49:11

I agree Dame. I also think Natalie looks very uncomfortable.

Brendan always looks like he's having a cheeky grope of V's bum as well

cocolepew Sun 04-Nov-12 19:49:32

He kissed her full on the mouth there, though I think it might have been accidental grin

cocolepew Sun 04-Nov-12 19:52:30

Here's the strumpet on.

LivesInJeans Sun 04-Nov-12 19:52:59

Erin not Natalie doh

Colin and Christina look soooooo awkward dancing

Oodthunkit Sun 04-Nov-12 19:54:31

Colin & Kristina look really mismatched,

coffeeinbed Sun 04-Nov-12 19:54:48

Oh here you are..

LivesInJeans Sun 04-Nov-12 19:55:05

Isn't the height obvious stood next to each other. Why have they put Kristina with him?

cocolepew Sun 04-Nov-12 19:55:54

Poor Colin sad

Oodthunkit Sun 04-Nov-12 19:56:22

sad I liked Colin but bad pairing hasn't helped him.

Oodthunkit Sun 04-Nov-12 19:56:58

Well said (((Colin)))

Nooooooooooooo! I luffs Colin! shock

digerd Sun 04-Nov-12 20:00:31

Fern still in !!!! And Colin gone - not right, But Colin did make a mess of his dance in the dance off.

LetUsPrey Sun 04-Nov-12 20:02:06

Catching up. Just watched the opening dance. Very enjoyable grin. Checked the results last night.

AndiMac Sun 04-Nov-12 20:03:22

I didn't think Colin did as well in his second dance as his first time. But I do wonder a bit if they saved Richard because compared to how awful his first go, he looke stellar the second time and Colin suffered by that comparison, rather than by their dances alone.

AmIthatScary Sun 04-Nov-12 20:06:44

cocolepew you are never too old to have a Pasha perv.

I bought my tickets last night, front row grin for his tour in April. I will most definitely be unashamedly perving.

RedZombie Sun 04-Nov-12 20:07:56

Wow I didn't think Richard would stay.
I think I've gone off kristina. What she's crying for? You'd think they were going to take him out the back and shoot him the way she's carrying on.

coffeeinbed Sun 04-Nov-12 20:09:55

She was draped on his chest in a very dramatic manner...

Idontknowhowtohelpher Sun 04-Nov-12 20:24:57

In last night's show Darcy did a joke about Colin channeling John Cleese (silly walks reference) and it got no real response from the audience at all. When they showed it again tonight, her "joke" got a huge amount of laughter from the audience.
It's a miracle! grin

Oodthunkit Sun 04-Nov-12 20:31:21

grin didn't notice that!

kiwibella Sun 04-Nov-12 20:53:35

does anyone know the date of the final show? I've been trying to find this online for myself smile

VillaEphrussi Sun 04-Nov-12 21:35:44

Yes Idon'tknowhow they make the audience do spontanteous bits of choreographed laughing and clapping and laughing turning into clapping etc. so that that can slot it in when needed! Also Darcy doesn't have the aid of Bruce's 'when I lift my hands up you must laugh' technique which saves so many of his 'jokes' smile

I was quite happy with the result and thought it was arrogant of Colin to say in his final speech something along the lines of "for all those who might question it, these judges have so much knowledge in a field that none of us can begin to understand". Expecting public outcry much?

Pasha totally gorgeous but I wish they'd stop cutting his hair grin

VillaEphrussi Sun 04-Nov-12 21:38:35

AmIthatscary what's Pasha's tour what what? envy

TheDailyWail Sun 04-Nov-12 21:43:13

I will miss Colin.

Finallygotaroundtoit Sun 04-Nov-12 23:03:09

Colin looked like he was dancing with a child on his shoes.

They really need to recruit another tall female dancer to join Natalie. And Ian really really needs to come back - Jerry may have got further with him.

AmIthatScary Sun 04-Nov-12 23:06:40

Bye bye Kristina, with your ego and your tears.

But I will miss Colin, it's a shame he didn't have a different partner.

Villa tour info here.

I went last year and it was absolutely fantastic. We got to meet them at the end and I shook his hand a couple of times and got a couple of pics of DD with the pair of them.

He is very good looking in the flesh, and katya was absolutely stunning.

ScatterChasse Mon 05-Nov-12 00:03:19

I quite like Richard actually (probably because Erin's one of my favourites), and I'm glad he's still in, but he does seem to be taking every possible opportunity to cop a quick feel!

LivesInJeans Mon 05-Nov-12 07:42:41

Sorry if this has been discussed previously... Has anyone been to the SCD live tour? I'm thinking of a ticket as a Christmas present but imagine back of the O2 is not going to be worth it?

Animation Mon 05-Nov-12 08:34:47

Don't remember Kristina being quite so dramatic as she was in his series - even in that goodbye dance at the end confused - What's it all that about?

Glad Richard stayed - he gave a courageous dance off. Yes, he keeps giving Erin big smackeroo kisses and very tight squeezes which look like they might hurt a bit!

ppeatfruit Mon 05-Nov-12 09:53:54

Hello new threadersgrin i've read the bleedin' lot BTW and *Finallygotroundto it*I'm still laughing aloud at Colin looking" like he's dancing with a Child on his shoes" you've nailed it' it's SOOOO true grin

Agree also about Lisa and Fern needing good supportive bras!!

Agree with you VillaEphrussi Why are they cutting the men's hair like tablecloths? please tell the barber to stop!!! I fancy Pasha and James but they've caught Louis's hairstyle grin

ppeatfruit Mon 05-Nov-12 09:55:24

I meant the men's hair looks like table 'tops' not cloths grin

LadyClariceCannockMonty Mon 05-Nov-12 10:16:55

Won't really miss Colin but I do love Kristina.

Kimberley was sexy but that wasn't a proper salsa.

Louis OK but a bit deadpan.

Denise and James excellent, fab song, even though I don't like her and her hard eyes.

Dani and Vincent overmarked; her feet in her kicks were awful, not pointed at all.

Fern dull. Artem is v squat and solidly built. Not a fan. Although he has a nice face.

Lisa and Robin not great, but I like them anyway.

Can't remember anyone else. Underwhelming.

Oh yeah. Victoria needs to take the miserable stick out of her arse and man up.

ppeatfruit Mon 05-Nov-12 10:26:00

Yeah Louis needs a personality transplant IMO lady hello BTW smile

Colin is CUTE shame he went; better than Richard IMO (though they both looked wooden at times) what was it with it with kristina's tears?

Apparently Vict has real self esteem problems an op was saying so needs handling gently grin

LadyClariceCannockMonty Mon 05-Nov-12 10:34:28

Hi ppeat!

I'm sorry but Victoria just makes me impatient. If you've that bad self-esteem, why go on Strictly where you're setting yourself up for potential failure?

2rebecca Mon 05-Nov-12 11:34:22

I find Richard creepy and smarmy so am disappointed he is still there. DVO shouldn't be in the show, she's too good, they should just have people who haven't danced much. agree they need more tall female pro dancers.
It would be interesting to know how they weight public v panel votes, I suspect the public vote counts for less than 50%.
I bet dani wants to punch bruno for his snide comments about her height every week.

AndiMac Mon 05-Nov-12 11:52:33

I'm with LadyClarice about Victoria. If you can't handle the pressure, don't go into the competition! All the slebs go into it for the money and to raise their profiles. If I was a producer looking for a new sports face and watching Strictly, I'd think about Victoria, "Well, she's pretty, but she'd be hell to work with, especially if anything goes wrong". I honestly don't think she's doing herself any favours.

I like Fern, but has anyone else noticed that every week she does the splits and picks up her dress and swishes it about like a flamenco dancer.

DvO, still dislike, but that dance was good. It should be with her experience though.

Colin was at a disadvantage being paired with a short dancer, perhaps he should have got Erin or Natalie as he is the tallest. I think Colin could have been a contender, given the chance.

I think Victoria looks the part, but is a crap dancer, however, the judges don't seem to tell her this. They are all too nice to her IMO, the others would get harsh remarks, but she is brave for standing on the judges desk. hmm She does do the fluttery lash thing a lot.

I want Kimberley, Dani or Louis to win.

Right after much pondering


Not Bothered

ppeatfruit Mon 05-Nov-12 13:31:17

Hi LittleAbruzz* smile I like Fern too she tries really hard but I'm not sure she's got the staying power she must be nearly 60 or so. grin She needs to be sat at home with a brew and her feet up watching it IMO. Before I get flamed for being ageist I'm 61 !

Louis is physically good but not up to dancing with any real personality that dance on Sat. was supposed to be SEXY fgs he couldn't manage it IMO. Even with the gorgeous and very sexy Flavia.

Danni or Lisa to win. They are really improving all the time while Kim and DVO are already dancers. Lady i agree about Vic, perhaps she was advised badly.

Hi pp! I do like Lisa too, I think she had a not so good week, but it would be nice to see her flourish again next week. I love watching Flavia dance so that's part of my reason for Louis staying, I agree that he has no personality. I do think the line-up is not as good this year, IMO, where normally I am really rooting for four celebs. Nice to see Vincent still in this year as well, he has a shot with Dani. I'm fed up with the rude comments about her height too, although in the past the judges have been rude about tall girls too.

Lottapianos Mon 05-Nov-12 14:18:28

'Won't really miss Colin but I do love Kristina'

Yay! Me too. I think she seems like a really lovely person and why shouldn't she have a blub - they all work their butts off and as professional dancers they are not used to training for second place! She gets a load of hate on here from the haters hmm

I want to like Victoria but just find her irritating instead blush

Denise gets on my thrupennies with her 'dizzy blonde' act when she so obviously has a core of pure steel. And yes LadyClarice, she does indeed have hard eyes! Well spotted wink

I honestly didn't notice one single second of Fearne's dance - barely even registered that she was there blush wink

I'm another one who would love to be Flavia and thinks that I could be if only given the opportunity. Am clearly demented. She is so gorgeous I would like to bite her!

Hello everyone!
Agree with comments about Victoria. I watched a documentary on her and it was one of the most depressing programmes I've seen. Almost shows how much of a natural talent she is at cycling, as she does't seem to have that drive or competitive hardness that most Olympians seem to have.

LadyClariceCannockMonty Mon 05-Nov-12 15:33:15

<<links arms with Lotta>>

Kristina is gorgeous and she obviously really feels for her and her partner's fortunes.

I think she's a wonderful dancer too.

Someone on here said a while ago that Denise's smile never reached her eyes, so I watched and by Jove they were right. I really wouldn't like to be a junior member of staff on the receiving end of her wrath.

notyummy Mon 05-Nov-12 15:57:52

Agree about the comments to Dani - so bloody patronising. I am tall and if someone constantly passed remarks about the fact I am 5ft 10 I would be seething. And the undertone that she is basically a little girl/so cute etc. Urgh.

I do like watching Louis dance, but agree he hasn't made the leap to being expressive enough. He has a lot going for him (fit/has rhythm etc) but may not go all the way if he can't let go.

And yes to Lisa needing a better bra. My DH was talking to the screen at the elimination last night - 'Pull your shoulders back. Posture.' when he was looking at her. (He is a military man if that is any excuse.....)

ScatterChasse Mon 05-Nov-12 16:42:30

Louis doesn't present at all really, does he? I think I might quite like him if he did, he just seems a bit boring (and with a stupid haircut).

The only dance of his I can really remember is his Viennese waltz, and that's because Flavia threw everything in in terms of the music and staging.

<marks place>

Animation Mon 05-Nov-12 18:46:46

I agree that Kristina is a beautiful dancer. I don't understand then why she did the histrionics - because it made her come across attention seeking, which was unnecessary and spoilt her. There was no need as her dancing and teaching speak for themselves.

LetUsPrey Mon 05-Nov-12 18:48:22

Louis needs a Gethin-style breakthrough.

Rather liked the way that wardrobe had designed the back of his shirt so that the patterned V of fabric drew your eyes to his bum. grin Please tell me I wasn't the only one to notice/think this blush

I too can dance like Flavia in my head. Real life - not do much.

WrathdePan Mon 05-Nov-12 19:37:34

Really can't understand all of this flak given to Kristina for being a tart. Don't see it meself. I do see a really hard-working, professional dancer with lots of emotion and a gorgeous bod.

Victoria - I try to make her my favourite, but she is getting on my tits with all the fey, 'I'm so vulnerable' stuff. Forget you're an Olympian, and get on with Brendan's excellent tutelage. If I was him she'd be over due a bit of a shouting at. [firm task-master emocion]

Mrsjay Mon 05-Nov-12 19:39:48

I like kristina too I watched her on BBC2 tonight and I thought she was lovely and she seemed really to be upset and gutted she realley bonded with colin,

Animation Mon 05-Nov-12 19:45:13

Folk are saying Kristina is a tart? Tart? Are they?? grin

She's a bit affected this series that's all - and getting on viewers nerves/tits with it.

VillaEphrussi Mon 05-Nov-12 19:51:14

Thank you so much AmI thanks And he's coming to a town near me smile

WrathdePan Mon 05-Nov-12 19:52:29

I think 'blousey' has been used as a

awaynboilyurheid Mon 05-Nov-12 19:53:06

LOTTO Ha! knew I wasnt the only one! stayed in a hotel where Flavia and Vincent were staying and couldnt eat my breakfast for watching her in the dining room. OH thinks I'm nuts

VillaEphrussi Mon 05-Nov-12 20:21:33

Hi ppeat smile I wondered what a tablecloth hairstyle was..! I think they did it from before the very start of the series because on the opening show where they meet their partners I noticed that they had ruined Pasha's hair. I hoped it was for a themed dance and that it would grow out, but no, they keep cutting it back again! It's such a horrible look, makes me think of fascists, not at all how I imagine Pasha to be (in my imaginary world where he's my lovely dance partner and I've miraculously transformed from sahm to sleb...).

I like Kristina btw. I warmed to her after reading about her childhood. soft

Phoebe47 Mon 05-Nov-12 20:22:05

Agree with what LittleAbruzzenBear said about Colin. I think he would have done better with a taller partner - just looked akward dancing with someone so very much shorter than him. Can't stand Denise and Victoria is just plain irritating. Also can't warm to Richard. I think Lisa dances really well and clearly enjoys herself. I would like to see her do well. Sorry to see Colin go.

Isthisme Mon 05-Nov-12 21:03:27

I like Kristina, won't forget John Sergent dragging her round the dance floor.

Love love Flavia. The only thing I vaguely have in common with her is hairstyle.

2rebecca Mon 05-Nov-12 23:28:07

Am amazed at the strong emotions some folk have for these dancers. People I don't know never affect me like that. I can admire Louis's physique and get irritated by some of them but never "love" any of them, or really hate them either. They're just an evening's entertainment.

ppeatfruit Tue 06-Nov-12 08:27:03

2becca IMO People use the word without any deep meaning attached to it .

Mrsjay Tue 06-Nov-12 08:56:32

IMO People use the word without any deep meaning attached to it .

^ ^ this however I really really really love Artems chest [grin

Mrsjay Tue 06-Nov-12 08:57:01

TUT this grin

ppeatfruit Tue 06-Nov-12 09:03:59

grin Mrsjay

forehead Tue 06-Nov-12 10:31:13

Kristina is lovely, just very emotional. Herself and Colin got on very well.
I really can't take to DVO and i really don't know why. I thought i was the only
one who wasn't to keen on her, until i read mumsnet.
Really not liking Louis, i hope he warms up a bit as i think Flavia is great.
Fern annoys me, the is only sixty fgs not eighty. Pamela Stepehenson did a fantastic job and she was an older woman. Fern is lazy.
Think Pasha was great with Chelsee , not so great with Kimberley.
However, i want Kimberley's body.

ppeatfruit Wed 07-Nov-12 10:44:43

I thought that Natalie seemed nice on TT yesterday. Julien was a bit more controlled; but it must be me 'cos Karen Hardy speaks without thinking so gets a lot of her words mixed up grin Zoe was wearing a skirt shock

That reminds me what WAS Tess wearing on Sunday ? It looked like a bib to cover up her nipples hmm She's bit too tall for that 60s babydoll look IMO.

Skillbo Wed 07-Nov-12 13:04:26

Here's my tuppenceworth...

I really like Louis, Kimberley and Lisa although I thought Lisa's face when she was waiting to find out if she was in the dance off was a picture - just totally devoid of any kind of awareness, but like DvO's eyes grin. I think Louis is just shy - as I have said on previous threads - he is only young and not used to the sort of attention that something like Strictly brings. He does need to let loose though and then I think there would be no-one to touch him - DvO is so universally disliked that I can see almost anyone else winning over her!

I really dislike Michael (please, please, please get voted off - if he has Latin this week, which I presume he does, it may happen!!), DvO for obvious reasons and I would also like to see Nicky do th eoff although I think Westlife fans will keep him in for a few more weeks - and he is sort of pretty (not in Artem's league though!!!)

Wouldn't be fussed if they left - it's all the rest really. I am sad that Victoria seems so vulnerable as I pictured her with a core of steel which she certainly doesn't have although I think Brendan pushing her more might get more out of her... I don't know... I am trying to remember who else is in, oh yes - Richard, Fern and Dani! They're ok but don't mind if they go..

My favourite pro is Pascha though although I think Flavia has choreographical (is that a word?) skills like none of the others - I just keep thinking back to the free dance she did with Matt D'Angelo and am just in awe - love her!

ppeatfruit Wed 07-Nov-12 13:20:20

I reckon Lisa was REALLY upset to be nearly in the dance off her mouth was hanging open oddly maybe she thought she wasn't on camera (I hate all that ridiculous' waiting forever to hear the results' lark).

Lottapianos Wed 07-Nov-12 13:55:25

I wonder why DVO is so vehemently disliked on here. I'm no fan of hers by the way - she has always irritated me because she plays the cute ditzy blonde act when in fact I would be certain that she has a core and nerves of steel and is extremely ambitious. There's nothing wrong with being ambitious but acting like a total twit to cover it up is really grating.

ppeatfruit Wed 07-Nov-12 14:29:46

lottapianos I think she's disliked for a few reasons;-

1. She 's obviously a trained dancer and performer but she says she isn't or has not done much. Whereas the others who are trained admit to it..

2. There was a thread about celebrities who were unpleasant and she featured on that thread.

3. You mentioned a couple more reasons grin

LadyClariceCannockMonty Wed 07-Nov-12 14:36:52

Lotta, I think you've answered your own question. grin

ppeat (Hi!), because Lisa and Robin were the last ones called 'safe' does that really mean they only narrowly escaped the dance-off? Do they always call out the lowest-scoring safe couple first? I always thought they did them in random order score-wise but in the order of most drama possible e.g. someone who scored v low with the judges but was saved by the public will get called safe first so we can all see the looks of disbelief and joy on their faces!

Lottapianos Wed 07-Nov-12 14:40:43

'There was a thread about celebrities who were unpleasant and she featured on that thread''

Ooh, didn't see that - can you remember any specific goss?

I guess most people share my feelings about her then. Was just interested to see if there was a range of irritations or if it was mostly the 'ditzy blonde' act. Also agree that she has waaaaaay more dance experience than anyone else in the competition and shouldn't be there.

ppeatfruit Wed 07-Nov-12 14:59:13

Lady Hello grin Your guess is as good as mine 'cos i only got into SCD at the end of the last one (with the gorgeous Harry Judd and Aliona) I have to admit I don't vote either !

Lotta My computer doesn't do links so I can't link to it; someone could though probably. It was long and very interesting; sometimes you can guess certain 'stars' are not pusycats grin

ppeatfruit Wed 07-Nov-12 15:01:35

I can spell 'pussycats' correctly!! I've met a few celebs including Fern who is LOVELY BTW smile

Lottapianos Wed 07-Nov-12 15:06:48

I'm glad Fern is lovely! I always thought she seemed nice. I vaguely remember the thread but can't remember any details. Who else have you met ppeatfruit?

ppeatfruit Wed 07-Nov-12 15:14:13

Well DH is in the biz as are DDs 1 and 2 (who used to act on telly) On Lovejoy etc. So i've met lots (don't want to boast emoticom).

Lottapianos Wed 07-Nov-12 15:23:14

Jealous emoticon + smile

ppeatfruit Wed 07-Nov-12 16:21:01

grin They're only people like us grin

Lottapianos Wed 07-Nov-12 16:22:58

Well yes, but I've always been quite fascinated with 'famous people' and do get very starry eyed.

ppeatfruit Wed 07-Nov-12 17:06:09

Unless they're very lucky and in the right place at the right time with the right 'look' and or know the right people like Keira Knightley. They need to be highly motivated ,driven people who tend to 'walk over' others to get what they want.

DD1 decided she preferred to be controlling not controlled. She's an editor at Channel 4 now. When she got older she couldn't bear to be competing for work, she's too sensitive IMO to be refused a part due to her height or voice or whatever; it is terribly personal so you need a very thick skin to cope.

Then if you become a 'star' you need a thick skin to cope with mean lying journos and jealous stalkers, twitterers etc.

Lotta -can't remember the thread but someone ' in the know ' said that the 3 most horrible-in-real-life celebs were DVO, Ulrika & V Feltz.

Lottapianos Thu 08-Nov-12 08:42:41

Ooh thanks NQP. Surprised at Vanessa, a mate met her very briefly at an awards thing and said she was lovely. Not surprised about DVO or Ulrika though.

Oodthunkit Thu 08-Nov-12 10:44:47

Place marking

lakeofshiningwaters Thu 08-Nov-12 12:25:41

Ooo, love a good Strictly chat!

I'm really trying to like DVO, as I've got no real reason to dislike her - nice enough woman, very attractive, lovely dancing - but... she irritates me, like fingernails down a blackboard!

Victoria is soooo painful to watch. Not only is she wobbling all over the place, but her eyes look like she's about to shatter into pieces inside. Not entertaining imo. It's hard to equate her with the Olympian who is so disliked by others in her field.

Loved Dani & Vincent's jive this week - was so fun (unlike the comedy VT that came before it!).

Fern is trying so hard - I disagree with the poster who said she's lazy, I think she's worn out! You can't compare her with Pamela Stephenson who'd been having dancing lessons for years, even several from Bruno (god, can you imagine what he'd be like as a teacher!).

I like Louis - I like his dry sense of humour, and the fact he's not buying into the melodrama and the 'it means everything to me' hype. I sometimes take my son to the gym where he trains and Louis in real life is very polite, and lovely with the younger ones. Plus, he has the awesome Flavia! I too am Flavia in a parallel universe, with amazing beauty, poise and dancing skills - my girl crush just gets stronger every year!

I loved Pasha and Chelsee last year so much, and really wanted to like Kimberley too, but she is just so dull. Chelsee is a hard act to follow; after starting off as favourite to go out Week 1, seeming like an airhead then winning everyone around with her partnership with Pasha, and her great personality.

Sad that Colin went out, could listen to him talk all day, but won't miss Kristina and her routines designed to make herself look sexy - a sexy cat fgs!

Richard out next I reckon, though I quite enjoy his dancing. How long till Saturday?

LadyClariceCannockMonty Thu 08-Nov-12 14:15:06

I think the absolute most horrible sleb according to MN is Cilla Black. Not one single good word for her, literally.

AndiMac Thu 08-Nov-12 14:49:20

Did anyone catch Wednesday's It Takes Two? Along with being able to compare the comfort levels of both Olympians, Louis did some hilarious impressions of the other male pro dancers. They were really good!

That was hilarious wasn't it Andi. I really laughed. Then DVO came on with lots of slap on and DH and I sat there trying to work out why we weren't keen on her. We still have no idea.....

Yes I saw the impressions too - they were ace weren't they! I'd never really noticed that they actually looked different when they danced iyswim but you could absolutely see where he was coming from. And I thought it must take quite a lot of dance skill to be able to impersonate the dancers!

ppeatfruit Thu 08-Nov-12 17:36:18

Yes they were clever esp. the one of the smallest pro who dances with Danni Louis did the eyebrows Funny grin I take back what I said about a lack of personality and he's SOOOO cute!!!

LetUsPrey Thu 08-Nov-12 22:19:31

Just watching tonight's ITT. Good grief but I really want to dance with Ian Waite! His paso training with DvO is fantastic.

Looking forward to Louis and Flavia's waltz. They seem to be getting on well and he's coming out of his shell a bit more. He needs to do a Gethin. Without the coming third part robbed by Matt di Angelo.

Lottapianos Fri 09-Nov-12 08:13:45

I want to do all sorts of things with Ian Waite!

ppeatfruit Fri 09-Nov-12 09:43:41

The other thing that was funny about Louis was the typical teenager but older way of speaking about his mum grin

Hi all, massive strictly fan here, been lurking for a bit.

Loved louis and flavia - she is completely my fave pro.
DVO and James were brill, and honestly, DVO - is lovely in RL, met her once, and she is nice, but yet she has a core of steel, which I think is good in celeb land!

Dani and Vincent also really good.

Not taken by Nicky or Michael or even Kimberly, but I love Pasta Pasha and Artem.

My DSis has met the pro's and says James was the nicest and most friendly.

AndiMac Fri 09-Nov-12 10:18:49

Just because I think it's so funny, here's the iPlayer link to Louis doing the impersonations of the pros. Go to 17:30

Thanks Andi that's really funny smile x

Animation Fri 09-Nov-12 17:52:59

Favourite celebs are Pasha and Kimberly. Pasha's impersonations and funny mum talk means he's coming out of his shell I think, That's a good sign. Now would like more chemistry with Flavia!

Flavia has always been my favourite pro. Love to watch her dance the Argentine Tango. Would like to see her do it with Pasha.

ppeatfruit Sat 10-Nov-12 08:05:40

Animation I think you're talking about Louis! As they say in Downton AbbeyI hear that he isn't a 'ladies man' so maybe difficult for a chemical reaction with Flavia grin

suburbandream Sat 10-Nov-12 10:28:21

AndiMac - thanks for that link, haven't had a chance to see ITT this week. I love Louis, those impressions were brilliant grin. Flavia is my favourite pro dancer too but I wish she'd get rid of that awful bowl cut hairdo.

Article about Louis and his friend JLS's Aston here Evening standard
I hate all this speculation about him, being a gymnast takes such a huge amount of time and energy it's no wonder he's had no time to have any relationships!

notyummy Sat 10-Nov-12 13:16:09

Yes I will look at that clip too! Agree that what relationships he has or hasn't are up to him- if he is gay fair enough. Speculation must be wearing for him.

ppeatfruit Sat 10-Nov-12 15:26:40

It must be very difficult for celebrities to cope with all the speculation and questions agree notymmy .I only commented 'cos someone was asking about chemical reactions.

Agree about Flavia's haircut suburbandream Thanks for the link too.

Animation Sat 10-Nov-12 17:27:58

ppeatfruit - yes I meant Louis is my favourite. smile And what you say about him maybe not being a ladies man could explain the chemistry difficulty - thanks.

WrathdePan Sat 10-Nov-12 18:34:17

flicks tails through back of chair and sits....

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 18:34:35

<settles down on settee>

ScatterChasse Sat 10-Nov-12 18:34:43

Anybody else about? smile

cocolepew Sat 10-Nov-12 18:34:47

Yay! No bruce grin

Shoshe Sat 10-Nov-12 18:35:08

Oh good no Brucie cant stand the man grin

ScatterChasse Sat 10-Nov-12 18:35:20

X-post grin

Thought some of you would be about!

cocolepew Sat 10-Nov-12 18:36:12

Claudia has copied my hair.

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 18:36:16

I love Claudia!

Tess ... not so much

cocolepew Sat 10-Nov-12 18:37:24

Tess appears to have copied my DDs mangled Girls Worlds hair.

ScatterChasse Sat 10-Nov-12 18:37:51

Brendan's hat is...quite something.

WrathdePan Sat 10-Nov-12 18:38:01

Louis has copied my body...

I love Claudia but her pale lips annoy me <shallow>

ScatterChasse Sat 10-Nov-12 18:39:36

Their poppies are really wonky too. You'd think somebody would have sorted that.

SuffolkNWhat Sat 10-Nov-12 18:39:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Animation Sat 10-Nov-12 18:39:59

I'm here sat in front of roaring fire - popcorn not opened yet. Might have a glass of merlot first. smile

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 18:40:50

I love watching Ian dance. Just not with DvO.

Animation Sat 10-Nov-12 18:41:03

Oh, it's started!

RedZombie Sat 10-Nov-12 18:42:11

Yy Artem's got his baps out again. Oh dear, Fern mustn't be much cop at this one.

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 18:43:19

The lighting was too dark. I couldn't see her feet properly.

cocolepew Sat 10-Nov-12 18:44:00

The lights were too red, she blended in.

cocolepew Sat 10-Nov-12 18:44:23

Oh great minds.....

SuffolkNWhat Sat 10-Nov-12 18:45:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ScatterChasse Sat 10-Nov-12 18:46:43

I really liked it.

I thought she kept looking down though, but I think it's actually the eye make up.

WrathdePan Sat 10-Nov-12 18:46:44

I think I'm going to be sick.

cocolepew Sat 10-Nov-12 18:47:42

She was good but its not my favourite dance.

forehead Sat 10-Nov-12 18:47:52

DVO was good, but i cannot abide her.
I wish they would bring Ian back. They need a tall male dancer.

EdgarAllanPond Sat 10-Nov-12 18:47:58

Love IT!!

GO DVO!!!!!!!!!!

WrathdePan Sat 10-Nov-12 18:48:32

She simply shouldn't be there. <folds arms>

Fiderer Sat 10-Nov-12 18:48:37

Why sick Pan?

<and what happened to your fave bedding?>

<oh so hard not to ask why you needed it dry by tonight>

WrathdePan Sat 10-Nov-12 18:49:34

<remains firmly tight-lipped>

EdgarAllanPond Sat 10-Nov-12 18:52:18

No Bruce tonight - hooray!!
Tess looks much happier whilst she's not being groped.

cocolepew Sat 10-Nov-12 18:52:37

Erin looks lovely tonight.
Isn't the charleston a stupid dance?

ScatterChasse Sat 10-Nov-12 18:54:13

Yes it is.

digerd Sat 10-Nov-12 18:54:23

DVO did a very good job but can hear Arlene saying " there should have been more feeling coming from within" She does have very good legs, body and long lines, but could have been more expressive for me

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 18:54:47

Wembley begging this week hmm

Horsemad Sat 10-Nov-12 18:55:08

I love the Charleston, my fave dance!

LittleBairn Sat 10-Nov-12 18:55:10

Gosh just seen Fern in the background she really has a great figure!

EdgarAllanPond Sat 10-Nov-12 18:55:30

i thought it was DVos footwork that less perfect - her expression was gfine

Fiderer Sat 10-Nov-12 18:55:56

Righty ho, Pan.

The line-up this year was good enough without DVO, will never understand why the BBC brought her in.
Also hate the "let's all boo Craig" shite. It's past pantomime now.

What colour is Claudia's skin? hmm

Loved Ian - more please.

The comic Charleston - less please.

ScatterChasse Sat 10-Nov-12 18:55:59

Not the same as Blackpool Tower Ballroom is it? I'm dancing there this year

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 18:56:08

I didn't particularly mind Richard at first. Going off him.

Louis next!

cocolepew Sat 10-Nov-12 18:56:30

Fern has lost a lot of weight.
Ohhhh Flavia <swoons>

ScatterChasse Sat 10-Nov-12 18:58:05

Oh goodness, it's Aliona's bloody swing!

Fiderer Sat 10-Nov-12 18:58:25

I do love Flavia <sigh>
Wonderful song too.

Shoshe Sat 10-Nov-12 18:58:51

Love Flavias dress

thenightsky Sat 10-Nov-12 18:59:15

Oh God... I LOVE Flavia's dress envy

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 18:59:38

That was lovely!smile

EdgarAllanPond Sat 10-Nov-12 19:00:25

love Flavia.

Horsemad Sat 10-Nov-12 19:00:27

Love Flavia's dress - beautiful.

FrankelDeBeauvoir Sat 10-Nov-12 19:00:34

Sweet waltz, but I thought Louis was rolling his shoulders forward at times <picky>

Didn't see much sway either, but that could be down to the camera work hmm

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 10-Nov-12 19:00:40

Turned on a bit late.
Who was before Richard Arnold? Anyone?

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 19:00:45

Look at those little puppy dog eyes

WrathdePan Sat 10-Nov-12 19:01:04

DvO Olivia.

forehead Sat 10-Nov-12 19:01:11

There is so much Flavia love on this site.

ScatterChasse Sat 10-Nov-12 19:01:28

I liked the dress and the song (and proper tails!).

Not sure how keen I was on the dance though...the camera work made me feel vaguely seasick!

EdgarAllanPond Sat 10-Nov-12 19:01:35

she just Killed a Tango

babbas Sat 10-Nov-12 19:01:42

Delurking in celebration Of there being no brucie. Thank god. But too much bloody tess. Stopped watching SCD for years as cannot abide either of them.

DVO - hard eyes. Botox overload. Shouldn't be there. Of course she's got good lines Bruno, she's a bloody trained dancer.

Love louis, kimberley, Lisa. Even warming a bit to fern. Love live love the pro dances in the results shows. Missing ola.

thenightsky Sat 10-Nov-12 19:01:42

liv twas DVO

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 19:01:45

DvO was first, then Richard, now Louis. Don't think anyone else has been on.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 10-Nov-12 19:01:45

Was she any good Pan?
Also please can someone find out from whence Darcey for her Fab U Lous necklace?

FrankelDeBeauvoir Sat 10-Nov-12 19:01:54

DvO got 9s across the board.

cocolepew Sat 10-Nov-12 19:02:14

I loved the song, Louis' facial expression was a bit of putting.

forehead Sat 10-Nov-12 19:02:51

Darcey is growing on me. Good constructive advice.

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 19:03:27


EdgarAllanPond Sat 10-Nov-12 19:03:31

as usual Tess dress : dire (with silly belt) - what's with the teeny collar?

Claudia : fine

good to see no Mr Wandering Hands. Tess very obviously can't bring herself to be near him.

cocolepew Sat 10-Nov-12 19:03:57

Shut up when Craig is speaking angry

He knows more than Darcy.

FrankelDeBeauvoir Sat 10-Nov-12 19:04:57

Nah, Darcey is still grating on me with her "ya?". She's been making some dance-technique errors as well.

Have to say I'd have given 7 or 8, so am a bit surprised by the 9s

digerd Sat 10-Nov-12 19:05:01

I love Flavia more than ever before, her smile is so genuine and she dances beautifully. Louis had a strange Craig-like expression on his face and held his chin up too high, but I loved the dance

ScatterChasse Sat 10-Nov-12 19:05:32

Think that total is probably far.

Fiderer Sat 10-Nov-12 19:05:42

<snort> at Olivia asking Pan if DVO was any good grin

ScatterChasse Sat 10-Nov-12 19:05:58

Fair even.

EdgarAllanPond Sat 10-Nov-12 19:07:13

Salsa: a tough one.

LittleBairn Sat 10-Nov-12 19:07:33

Lol is such a miserable bastard. grin

babbas Sat 10-Nov-12 19:07:35

Tess spanx showing through silly buttons. Love Claudias style.

WrathdePan Sat 10-Nov-12 19:08:23

Olivia - her lines were fine, some problems with footwork but well-acted.<snort bk at Fids>

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 19:08:38

Fern has great legs but the top part of the dress is less then flattering at the back

forehead Sat 10-Nov-12 19:08:50

Fern looks hot

EdgarAllanPond Sat 10-Nov-12 19:08:54

not a well fitted costume

FrankelDeBeauvoir Sat 10-Nov-12 19:09:35

Fern started really well, but looked to lose some impetus towards the end. They could have done without all the faffing at the start, they wasted a good 20s of dance time.

thenightsky Sat 10-Nov-12 19:09:45

Aw. I like Fern smile

cardibach Sat 10-Nov-12 19:09:59

I haven't heard her say 'Ya' since the first week, Frankel. I think her comments are the most technical.

babbas Sat 10-Nov-12 19:10:12

Feckin hell. Fern looks proper thin.

cocolepew Sat 10-Nov-12 19:10:34

Back hamsters, craig didn't look impresed at the duster bit grin

Boobies <snort>

babbas Sat 10-Nov-12 19:10:44

But old.

FrankelDeBeauvoir Sat 10-Nov-12 19:11:03

Edgar, salsa is not hard. It's the easiest of the Latin style dances. The timing is very simple and there are no rules about footwork or room alignments.

ScatterChasse Sat 10-Nov-12 19:11:09

Somebody's just waiting to dash out and sweep those up aren't they!

babbas Sat 10-Nov-12 19:11:17

Oh dear. Back fat.

LittleBairn Sat 10-Nov-12 19:11:18

I'm really liking Fern, she doesn't take it to seriously.

Just sat down. Can anyone give me a summary? Who's been on and were they good?

LittleBairn Sat 10-Nov-12 19:12:02

Babas it was some sort of bra and her mike not her back.

forehead Sat 10-Nov-12 19:12:02

Marks were a bit too generous

digerd Sat 10-Nov-12 19:12:23

Very impressed with Fern, she has strength, stamina and very good legs. Not keen on the hair style, though - really enjoyed it

cocolepew Sat 10-Nov-12 19:12:41

Ohh quickstep is my favourite.

thenightsky Sat 10-Nov-12 19:13:04

I don't think it was back fat on Fern... I reckon she has lost so much weight that it is loose skin.

Just been googling old pics of her and she used to be twice that size.

Fiderer Sat 10-Nov-12 19:13:20

Tess is dressed as cheapo-bar waitress.
Fern is pissed at wedding dancer.
Craig may be hungover.
I don't like the faff in dances, like swings and this series' trend of approaching the judges' desk for some gimmick or other.

ScatterChasse Sat 10-Nov-12 19:13:30

Proper ballroom, yay!

ScatterChasse Sat 10-Nov-12 19:14:03

Well, I hope it will be...

WrathdePan Sat 10-Nov-12 19:14:10

yes Fids - the getting on the desk is a bit rubbish.

babbas Sat 10-Nov-12 19:14:25

Prefer fern to DVO.

LittleBairn Sat 10-Nov-12 19:14:28

Oh Vic looks very glam.

EdgarAllanPond Sat 10-Nov-12 19:14:50

DVO: tango - great!!! real FIRE - slight footwork errors
Richard : charleston: not done well - didn't feel his heart was in it
Louis - waltz - lovely though technique errors - i feel personally he lacks expression and looks too distant when he dances (though obv this ws fine when he was a zombie!)
Fern: Samba - some really good bits - great commitment, some parts not right

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 10-Nov-12 19:15:04

ooh VP's dress is gorgeous
Normally don't like ball room dresses

EdgarAllanPond Sat 10-Nov-12 19:15:09

I love that dress. Love it.

Thanks Fiderer if that was for me. grin

forehead Sat 10-Nov-12 19:15:23

Victoria looks like a 50's movie star. Absolutely beautiful.

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 19:15:30

They need to shorten the dresses and/or sort the lighting out/sort the camerawork out - I can't see the footwork properly.

Brendan still looks like he's dragging Victoria round a bit.

FrankelDeBeauvoir Sat 10-Nov-12 19:15:32

Cardi, I've heard "ya" several times tonight already! She gives good technical advice, but some of her "technique" advice has been wrong. A case in point was a few weeks ago when she was advising on one lady's neckline. She told her to pull up and lean away, which is the lazy way of doing it! She failed to mention the rotation the lady needs and "leaning back" only creates further problems with management of head weight, etc.

babbas Sat 10-Nov-12 19:15:36

Does anyone else think Bruno is high every week?

thenightsky Sat 10-Nov-12 19:15:50

Vics dress is gorgeous.

Thanks Edgar.

Fiderer Sat 10-Nov-12 19:16:23

Fern loves it and it shows. Much prefer her to DvO.

More desk gimmickery hmm

Horsemad Sat 10-Nov-12 19:16:50

Thought DVO did Paso? Loved Victoria's dress!

babbas Sat 10-Nov-12 19:17:07

Stop bloody whining vic.

WrathdePan Sat 10-Nov-12 19:17:11

Vic - nice earrings.

cocolepew Sat 10-Nov-12 19:17:13

First time I liked Victoria, did Brenda trip by accident or was it part of the dance?

thenightsky Sat 10-Nov-12 19:17:57

My heart is in my mouth watching VP dance. I so want her to do well.

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 19:18:26

Was thinking the same thing about Victoria's earrings Pan. I'm looking for a pair of earrings like that for a Christmas party.

cocolepew Sat 10-Nov-12 19:19:26

Oh it was a trip, bwahaha.

WrathdePan Sat 10-Nov-12 19:20:08

isn't Claudia just brill at this??

DilysPrice Sat 10-Nov-12 19:21:08

Just checking in - loving Bruce-free Strictly - I think Tess is fine as the main presenter and Claudia brilliant at the free-form Claud 9 bit.

I thought Fern was great - and phenomenal when you consider she's not really dance-trained and competing with Olympic athletes half her age.

Was I the only one who yelled a rude word when I saw that James had recovered? I'd set my heart on Ian dancing with Denise.

Love Claudia. I'd love her to be a permanent addition.

babbas Sat 10-Nov-12 19:21:14

Judges love vic.

thenightsky Sat 10-Nov-12 19:21:16

Pan yes... Claudia is 100% class.

SuffolkNWhat Sat 10-Nov-12 19:21:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

digerd Sat 10-Nov-12 19:21:55

Victoria's best dance - lovely dress.

EdgarAllanPond Sat 10-Nov-12 19:22:08

there was a designer locally that did a wedding dress like that. next time i get married...

forehead Sat 10-Nov-12 19:23:24

I wish they would use proper Tango music fgs.

Loved that and love Danni.

thenightsky Sat 10-Nov-12 19:23:59

I liked Danni's Tango smile

EdgarAllanPond Sat 10-Nov-12 19:24:06

some lovely bits though i feel this dance is going never going t be her best - i think the slow-motion leg trails (what are they called?) were fantastic

cocolepew Sat 10-Nov-12 19:24:25

Loved it.

Horsemad Sat 10-Nov-12 19:24:34

Nice tango!

FrankelDeBeauvoir Sat 10-Nov-12 19:24:52

Big risk dancing a tango in a short skirt.

Love the story-telling and some very good parts. I'm a little concerned that Vincent's right hand on Dani's back was so low - it's usually a sign that the man is having to steer quite hard!

DilysPrice Sat 10-Nov-12 19:25:01

I may be shallow but I couldn't see Dani's dancing for the awfulness of that outfit.

forehead Sat 10-Nov-12 19:26:13

Don't come back Brucie, pleeeease

EdgarAllanPond Sat 10-Nov-12 19:26:19

yes i think a bare midriff isn't good - makes her look shorter and rounder than she is.

EdgarAllanPond Sat 10-Nov-12 19:26:57

No Use For Bruce!!

ScatterChasse Sat 10-Nov-12 19:26:59

Nat and Kimberley had similar in Hollywood week. The very high full skirt and bra style top. Somebody at DSI must like the style I think.

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 19:27:08

Like Dani, liked the dance. Didn't like the outfit.

Fiderer Sat 10-Nov-12 19:27:43

I like it when they (and posters here) talk about the choreography. As just now with Vincent and Dani.

And yes, more Claudia!

babbas Sat 10-Nov-12 19:28:01

Agree dilys. She's so skinny but so stocky. Bizarre.

WrathdePan Sat 10-Nov-12 19:28:14

Brucie who??

digerd Sat 10-Nov-12 19:28:53

Pity about the inappropriate costume which did nothing for her or her lines - not a dress for the Tango.

EdgarAllanPond Sat 10-Nov-12 19:29:00

Don't like Darcys necklace, sorry.

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 19:29:30

Just realised what Tess's dress reminds me of. Remember the Chippendales in the 90s? No top but still wearing a shirt collar and cuffs?

Horsemad Sat 10-Nov-12 19:29:56

Dani us quite short limbed isn't she?

Fiderer Sat 10-Nov-12 19:30:51

Still think Karen's all MeMeMe&MyCareer.

Nicky would have done better with another dancer.

babbas Sat 10-Nov-12 19:31:01

Pls get rid of tess. Claudia is brill. Don't like kian from west life. Bore off.

Horsemad Sat 10-Nov-12 19:31:08

Yy LetusPrey

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 19:31:41

I thought Nicky did quite well then!

ScatterChasse Sat 10-Nov-12 19:32:06

Fiderer she is excellent at hunt the camera isn't she? grin

forehead Sat 10-Nov-12 19:32:18

LOL at Chippendales comparison.

FrankelDeBeauvoir Sat 10-Nov-12 19:32:28

Nicky did a darn good job there. Foxtrot is the hardest ballroom dance to get right. My only criticism would be that his frame was very fixed, allowing no room for swing and sway.

WrathdePan Sat 10-Nov-12 19:33:22

Nicky still just looks right through her, as if she just isn't there, or some object. Weird.

digerd Sat 10-Nov-12 19:33:29

Love the Foxtrot and he was really good - at last

forehead Sat 10-Nov-12 19:33:31

I don' t really like Nicky. He irritates me.

cocolepew Sat 10-Nov-12 19:33:44

grin at chippendales.

Really like Nicky this week shock

Fiderer Sat 10-Nov-12 19:34:45

Scatter very much so and the VTs of training are v telling.

WrathdePan Sat 10-Nov-12 19:35:16

Never looked at her once. Really weirdy. Obv having an affair....

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 19:35:37

Pan - that's exactly right! They just don't seem to dance together do they? He did well but he's yawny.

cocolepew Sat 10-Nov-12 19:35:46

Oh Pacha <goes for a lie down>

EdgarAllanPond Sat 10-Nov-12 19:35:58
digerd Sat 10-Nov-12 19:36:29

!970s Chippendales WOW

Fiderer Sat 10-Nov-12 19:37:01

Nah, no affair. They just can't stand each other.

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 19:37:20

Oh look, impromptu "Happened to visit you at work, let's have a quick training session" VT.

thenightsky Sat 10-Nov-12 19:38:15

Love that dress! Have they got a new wardrobe lot this year coz the dresses seem so much better than last year.

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 19:38:54

Loving Kimberley's dress, but that dark underskirt does make it look a little bit like she's trailed her dress in a puddle.

Lovely dance.

thenightsky Sat 10-Nov-12 19:39:15

Was that a very short VW or is it just me? [puzzled]

Horsemad Sat 10-Nov-12 19:39:22

Gorgeous dress!

babbas Sat 10-Nov-12 19:39:36

Kimberley just tooo beautiful.

cocolepew Sat 10-Nov-12 19:39:54

Lovely dress, lovely dance.

ScatterChasse Sat 10-Nov-12 19:40:12

DSis thought she looked like a salmon hmm

forehead Sat 10-Nov-12 19:41:00

Kimberely is gorgeous.

FrankelDeBeauvoir Sat 10-Nov-12 19:41:03

See, I thought she was over-exaggerating the neckline, there was little rotation in her posture.

WrathdePan Sat 10-Nov-12 19:42:06

Frankel - well spotted pre-viewing Craig on the neck thing!

ScatterChasse Sat 10-Nov-12 19:42:37

thenightsky they all seem to have been by the same people recently (at least the last two series). Look here.

FrankelDeBeauvoir Sat 10-Nov-12 19:42:37



Fiderer Sat 10-Nov-12 19:42:48

DvO doing her grimaces upstairs at K doing well.

Shoshe Sat 10-Nov-12 19:42:58

God Cheryl watching where the camera was.

Chubfuddler Sat 10-Nov-12 19:43:01

I'm sure this gas been covered but how on earth does darcey know so much about ballroom? I saw Len look at her like " ooh get you love".

cocolepew Sat 10-Nov-12 19:43:38

Ermmm, it's kimberleys night not cheryls hmm

digerd Sat 10-Nov-12 19:43:53

Very nicely danced. She did the attitude turns perfectly in training, but lost her balance tonight - shame.

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 19:43:57

Who's left?

Michael then Lisa. Anyone else?

forehead Sat 10-Nov-12 19:44:04

I've really enjoyed SCD today, because Brucie is absent. The BBC should put Brucie out to pasture.

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 19:44:58

Michael Vaughan has gone to a salsa club. In a cardigan.

FrankelDeBeauvoir Sat 10-Nov-12 19:46:11

Kimberley's dress reminds me of Rachel Steven's Foxtrot dress

cocolepew Sat 10-Nov-12 19:46:20

Oh dear.

LittleBairn Sat 10-Nov-12 19:46:46

Knickers before the watershed!

WrathdePan Sat 10-Nov-12 19:46:46

"Michael Vaughan has gone to a salsa club. In a cardigan."

worth a re-tweet.grin

FrankelDeBeauvoir Sat 10-Nov-12 19:47:14

Eek, mistake <hides behind hands>

He recovered, Natalie looked more flustered than a professional should.

digerd Sat 10-Nov-12 19:47:26

Oh dear, he just can't do the leg work in this dance, and his footwork is non-existent. Shane

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 19:47:27

That wasn't the complete disaster it would have been a few weeks ago I think.

First thing I thought Frankel when I saw her dress!

Horsemad Sat 10-Nov-12 19:47:43

Natalie has cold eyes.

forehead Sat 10-Nov-12 19:47:55

Was that Ramps in the audience?

EdgarAllanPond Sat 10-Nov-12 19:48:27

"The BBC should put Brucie out to pasture."

i find the sight of him tightly grasping his female co-presenter most unedifying. Get Rid.

thenightsky Sat 10-Nov-12 19:48:43

The lack of Brucie is very refreshing.

NorbertDentressangle Sat 10-Nov-12 19:48:45

....has anyone danced to Seven Nation Army yet tonight?


babbas Sat 10-Nov-12 19:49:25

Ooh knickers!!! Tiny weeny bum. Lucky Natalie.

FrankelDeBeauvoir Sat 10-Nov-12 19:49:31

Norbert, yes. DvO did her Paso too it

EdgarAllanPond Sat 10-Nov-12 19:49:49

He got a bit lost through that, i thought/ not great.

FrankelDeBeauvoir Sat 10-Nov-12 19:50:20

to it

EdgarAllanPond Sat 10-Nov-12 19:50:24

7s seem generous to me

thenightsky Sat 10-Nov-12 19:50:26

Claudia is so fast witted. She is amazing.

<girl crush>

digerd Sat 10-Nov-12 19:50:32

oops shame as I like him

FrankelDeBeauvoir Sat 10-Nov-12 19:51:22

Clauds reminds me of my bessie mate. She comes out with some equally random statements grin

Fiderer Sat 10-Nov-12 19:51:44

yy to Claudia saying "It's illegal" to do the phone gesture grin

Chubfuddler Sat 10-Nov-12 19:52:38

Lisa and fearn both have such slender legs. It's most strange. I'm very pear shaped but thin up top....

chipstick10 Sat 10-Nov-12 19:53:00

I just cant take to Dvo she irritates the hell out of me.

NorbertDentressangle Sat 10-Nov-12 19:53:41

Cheers Frankel - its just DS was going on and on and on about how someone was dancing to it tonight, DD didn't believe him, we only tuned in half way through...etc etc. so I had to find out to stop them bickering about it

<pours another wine and drowns out bickering DC>

thenightsky Sat 10-Nov-12 19:53:42

Lisa glides on air!

chipstick10 Sat 10-Nov-12 19:54:11

I love love love claudia

WrathdePan Sat 10-Nov-12 19:54:52

Fab-u-lous?? Lisa!

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 19:55:10

Love Lisa!

Horsemad Sat 10-Nov-12 19:55:13

Lisa looks totally different with her hair loose in the VT.

NorbertDentressangle Sat 10-Nov-12 19:55:29

Meant to add....shame DVO danced to it as its a great song and she is irritating as hell.

cocolepew Sat 10-Nov-12 19:55:29

Lisa has tiny feet!

FrankelDeBeauvoir Sat 10-Nov-12 19:57:05

Love Len, the F Factor grin

LetUsPrey Sat 10-Nov-12 19:59:16

I'm going to have to 'phone vote for Louis again this week.

"The other people ... in the middle"grin

Oh my god. Just seen DvO. She's scary looking tonight. shock

digerd Sat 10-Nov-12 20:00:46