SCD 2013 #2: Love Week and onwards...

(1002 Posts)
PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 12-Oct-13 18:32:42

To carry on from the first thread

Another awful dress worn by Tess - someone really hates her ...

coffeeinbed Sat 12-Oct-13 18:36:57

Whoever did Vanessa's hair ought to be shot.

Noseynoonoo Sat 12-Oct-13 18:38:30

Oh dear, Abbey's teeth!

Fiderer Sat 12-Oct-13 18:38:33

Tess is aiming for the Ancient Egyptian slave girl look.

MrsBramleyApple Sat 12-Oct-13 18:38:43

I thought that re The Feltz's hair!!

PumpUpMyVolume Sat 12-Oct-13 18:38:59

Right - we're all pyjama'd up and ready for dancing! Glad to see Ashley has his assets on display... Gooooo Darren!

MrsBramleyApple Sat 12-Oct-13 18:39:41

Going on the Ferry Cross The Mersey is on my Bucket List!

MrsBramleyApple Sat 12-Oct-13 18:40:42

Do we have to see her knickers??? Twas bad enough see Natalies the other week!! hmm

Fiderer Sat 12-Oct-13 18:40:42

Dear lord what is she wearing?

Passthesaltdear Sat 12-Oct-13 18:41:01

Abby's teeth are like tombstones

Fiderer Sat 12-Oct-13 18:43:11

I think she's a bit clunky.

<technical term>

AmIthatHot Sat 12-Oct-13 18:43:15

The socks shock

coffeeinbed Sat 12-Oct-13 18:43:54

Fiderer of course.
Seeing as Brucie is at least as old as the pyramids it's quite fitting.

HRHwheezing Sat 12-Oct-13 18:44:29

Bit ironic Abbie Clancy dancing to money can't buy me love.

What attracted you to the millionaire Peter crouch.

Craig's right about taking ages to start to dance too.

thistlelicker Sat 12-Oct-13 18:44:45

Why the fuck does Abby Clancy keep flicking her hair !!!!!!angry

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 12-Oct-13 18:45:09

She was really heavy I thought, it looked such hard work.

And her toe heel swivels weren't just missing swivel...some toes and heels would have been handy too!

ilovesooty Sat 12-Oct-13 18:45:11

Those socks did her no favours.

ilovesooty Sat 12-Oct-13 18:46:04

8 for that?

Fiderer Sat 12-Oct-13 18:46:23

grin coffee

That booing when Craig speaks is really irritating.

thistlelicker Sat 12-Oct-13 18:46:57

I can't wait for the week with Argentine tangos !!!! My absolute favourite dance ever. My favs by pascha and Chelsea and Harry and aliona !

Noseynoonoo Sat 12-Oct-13 18:47:31

Always trust Craig to tell the truth.

AmIthatHot Sat 12-Oct-13 18:47:48

I love Craig. He doesn't go in for the sugar coated, sucking up stuff.

CMP69 Sat 12-Oct-13 18:49:46

The socks made her look like she was dancing in white wellies, I think that's why she looked so stampy
The votes are ridiculous imo this early in the series angry

Impomea Sat 12-Oct-13 18:50:04

Love this song !

HRHwheezing Sat 12-Oct-13 18:50:19

Such a handsome dance

thistlelicker Sat 12-Oct-13 18:51:53

Darcy has dangly ears !!!

elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 18:52:06

Abbey needs to try harder, she's acting like she's 'too cool for school' IMO, like she just can't be arsed. She could be great if she put the effort in.

Patrick really good I thought!

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 12-Oct-13 18:52:26

Was the piano really necessary?

ilovesooty Sat 12-Oct-13 18:54:19

Dave - Paso! grin

elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 18:54:53

Polkadots - I KNOW! I hate the props confused

Fiderer Sat 12-Oct-13 18:55:05

There hardly seems to be a dance without unnecessary props & guff.

thistlelicker Sat 12-Oct-13 18:55:10

Why so I think paso will suit Dave ha he's a stomper !!!!

Fiderer Sat 12-Oct-13 18:55:54

And please, VTs of training, not bollocky gimmicky crap.

HRHwheezing Sat 12-Oct-13 18:56:21

Genius music

AmIthatHot Sat 12-Oct-13 18:56:49

I can't stop laughing at Dave's face

ilovesooty Sat 12-Oct-13 18:57:42

Loved it!

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 12-Oct-13 18:57:53

I so hoped they were going to dance to this!

HRHwheezing Sat 12-Oct-13 18:58:09

Dance of the series, maybe ever

MissStrawberry Sat 12-Oct-13 18:58:34

I'd like to join in but I am on glass number 2 so best just read you lot grin.

thistlelicker Sat 12-Oct-13 18:58:36

Hahahahahaha hahahaa Craig's face

AmIthatHot Sat 12-Oct-13 18:58:40

DD has just announced that he is getting her vote

MrsBramleyApple Sat 12-Oct-13 18:58:43

Not too sure about that! Love the bulldog eating pickles remark!

Gooseysgirl Sat 12-Oct-13 18:58:57

I am PMSL, best laugh I had all day grin

peppapigmustdie Sat 12-Oct-13 18:59:24

Loved loved loved it, made me cry with joy.

AmIthatHot Sat 12-Oct-13 19:00:16

I'm still laughing grin

ilovesooty Sat 12-Oct-13 19:00:18

Karen is enjoying herself so much!

PumpUpMyVolume Sat 12-Oct-13 19:00:21

I also can't believe they're giving out 8's.. what are they going to offer when they actually start improving hmm

Didn't really get that I'm afraid - quite like him but not that dance!

thistlelicker Sat 12-Oct-13 19:01:28

Don't u think that the female dancers dresses are stunning !???

Noseynoonoo Sat 12-Oct-13 19:01:48

It's great that Karen gets the joke.

ilovesooty Sat 12-Oct-13 19:03:36

I think I've enjoyed that more than I'm going to enjoy Ben's rumba.

elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 19:03:44

Brilliant! Love Dave smile

Gooseysgirl Sat 12-Oct-13 19:03:50

Hope Anton has tamed the wild beast this week wink

FHS Sat 12-Oct-13 19:04:33

Merrily chatting to myself on the old thread! grin
Thanks Polka smile

PumpUpMyVolume Sat 12-Oct-13 19:05:08

Goosey - lets hope so envy (that's queasy face btw!)

ilovesooty Sat 12-Oct-13 19:05:09

The idea of Anton's wild beast makes me feel rather nauseous.

coffeeinbed Sat 12-Oct-13 19:05:32

Long jacket.

TeamEdward Sat 12-Oct-13 19:05:40

Hello, can I come in and join the party?

I quite like Fiona, and I wasn't expecting to.
I hope Anton gets far this year!

MrsBramleyApple Sat 12-Oct-13 19:05:51

I LOVE this song from my most favourite film!!!!!!

Noseynoonoo Sat 12-Oct-13 19:06:10

Not sure why they keep giving her 'older lady' hair. Always ages her.

ilovesooty Sat 12-Oct-13 19:07:18

I like Fiona. Shame I loathe Anton.

MsInterpret Sat 12-Oct-13 19:07:42

Did we get the scores for Dave's Paso? Seemed to me they jumped straight to Anton? But on laptop and a bit jumpy so maybe just me...

elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 19:07:53

Fiona looked like she was getting dragged around a bit at first bit got into it more as the dance went on I thought.

I think Fiona & Anton make a nice couple, I hope they stay in a few more weeks at least.

thistlelicker Sat 12-Oct-13 19:08:02

It's good to see Anton with somebody who can dance Nt the joker of the pack !

ilovesooty Sat 12-Oct-13 19:08:14

16. Craig gave it 2.

coffeeinbed Sat 12-Oct-13 19:08:18

What's with the hair?
Ola and Susannah last week, and Vanessa this.

MsInterpret Sat 12-Oct-13 19:08:33

Also, HI everyone! Just checked in mid-dd1's bedtime grin

Impomea Sat 12-Oct-13 19:08:57

Pure class and my Dad's fave song .

peppapigmustdie Sat 12-Oct-13 19:09:14

2 5 5 4 Daves scores.

elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 19:09:31

Nosey - yes! They always put her in long sleeves too, she's hardly got bingo wings?!

MsInterpret Sat 12-Oct-13 19:09:33


Thanks sooty

FWIW, I thought it was great, v entertaining and not THAT much worse than some of the others!

MsInterpret Sat 12-Oct-13 19:10:16

Thanks peppamustdie.

Anyone missing Vincent and Flavia?

ilovesooty Sat 12-Oct-13 19:12:43

I think Pasha forgot to get dressed. grin

PumpUpMyVolume Sat 12-Oct-13 19:14:07

I didn't recognise Rachel - she looks gorgeous shock

AmIthatHot Sat 12-Oct-13 19:14:15

I'm no expert but I think we won't see gorgeous Pasha in the final this year sad

thistlelicker Sat 12-Oct-13 19:14:36

I don't think Rachel was that good :-/

Horsemad Sat 12-Oct-13 19:14:52

Hello everyone, bit late grin

elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 19:15:01

I miss Vincent and Flavia, I loved them both. hmm

Why has has Rachel done Latin for 2 weeks? Don't they usually alternate between ballroom/Latin?

Horsemad Sat 12-Oct-13 19:15:30

Thought Rachel looked a bit cautious.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 12-Oct-13 19:15:41

She's basically Christine Bleakley/Alex Jones isn't she? She'll probably come 4th/5th.

CMP69 Sat 12-Oct-13 19:15:46

Bless her she tries hard but she doesn't seem to have any rhythm

thistlelicker Sat 12-Oct-13 19:16:26

I think she is gorgeous but more suited to ballroom

thistlelicker Sat 12-Oct-13 19:17:46

What's with Tess proxy fake put on accent !!!

AmIthatHot Sat 12-Oct-13 19:18:07

Oh be quiet

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 12-Oct-13 19:20:38

That skirt's gorgeous, but I don't like the top.

PumpUpMyVolume Sat 12-Oct-13 19:21:06

Mark looks so happy!

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 12-Oct-13 19:22:50

Actually, the top's nice, it just doesn't look like it matches.

Horsemad Sat 12-Oct-13 19:23:41

I like Mark.

elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 19:24:20

I like him too

ilovesooty Sat 12-Oct-13 19:25:25

So do I.

CMP69 Sat 12-Oct-13 19:26:34

And me grin

MrsBramleyApple Sat 12-Oct-13 19:26:50


Late arrival here!

MrsBramleyApple Sat 12-Oct-13 19:27:44

Oh no.........This Adele song reminds me of my errant ex bf........... sad

HRHwheezing Sat 12-Oct-13 19:27:51


RussiansOnTheSpree Sat 12-Oct-13 19:28:18

And me.

ilovesooty Sat 12-Oct-13 19:28:51

Oh bless. He's apologising.

Blimey! That was quite passionate!

Impomea Sat 12-Oct-13 19:29:38

OH la la Ben

elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 19:29:41

Go Ben! Massive improvement! smile

ilovesooty Sat 12-Oct-13 19:29:48

He did well.

digerd Sat 12-Oct-13 19:30:56

DD just called in and thought as I did that Rachel looked a bit like a bambi.
Oh, yes, Ben's rumba was lovely and so was she.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 12-Oct-13 19:31:35

I liked that, even though I don't usually like 'fast' rumbas smile

Did he completely miss her leg before the upright splits?

Fiderer Sat 12-Oct-13 19:31:45

I liked that, Kristina looks so chuffed grin

Horsemad Sat 12-Oct-13 19:32:44

Missed Ben, will watch later.

Fiderer Sat 12-Oct-13 19:33:05

Dunno about his missing the splits - my eyes were watering at how supple she is.

ilovesooty Sat 12-Oct-13 19:33:07

Yay. Sophie and Brendan!

MrsBramleyApple Sat 12-Oct-13 19:33:48

I luff Ben I do!! Such a good role model for young deaf people!!! smile

PumpUpMyVolume Sat 12-Oct-13 19:33:50

For a non-actor he got into the lust rather well! Love CRH though grin

ProphetOfDoom Sat 12-Oct-13 19:34:50

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elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 19:35:18

I really like Kristina, I hope she wins soon.

PumpUpMyVolume Sat 12-Oct-13 19:36:30

Sophie's DH is just lovely!

thistlelicker Sat 12-Oct-13 19:37:44

Sophie can dance!!! Her charleston last week was amazing

Horsemad Sat 12-Oct-13 19:37:48

Didn't like that.

elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 19:38:01

Sophie is great but I wish she's SMILE! She looks like she's concentrating hard. Difficult routine though I thought, and she coped with it really well!

ProphetOfDoom Sat 12-Oct-13 19:38:30

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ProphetOfDoom Sat 12-Oct-13 19:39:09

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Horsemad Sat 12-Oct-13 19:39:25

It was good but didn't feel relaxed

AmIthatHot Sat 12-Oct-13 19:39:31

Loved Ben, but don't like his partner unfortunately

I didn't think I would like Sophie, but I am really warming to her

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 12-Oct-13 19:39:44

Have they made her tattoo glittery?

thistlelicker Sat 12-Oct-13 19:40:13

I can't warm to bens partner either!!!

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 12-Oct-13 19:41:16

<puts earplugs in>

ilovesooty Sat 12-Oct-13 19:41:44

Oh no. I hope Julian and Janette get voted off this week.

elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 19:42:26

Can anyone tell me Sophie's score please? The baby woke up so I missed it confused

Fiderer Sat 12-Oct-13 19:43:07

I'm really warming to Brendan this year, also notice there were also a couple of positive comments from the judges re his choreography.

I'd love a segment from the judges each week about the pros and their choreography for the celebs.

ilovesooty Sat 12-Oct-13 19:43:25


Fiderer Sat 12-Oct-13 19:43:37

7 8 8 8

AmIthatHot Sat 12-Oct-13 19:44:16

I hope this pair go too. Not sure which of the two is the most annoying

thistlelicker Sat 12-Oct-13 19:45:05

Does anyone know when Natalie is back! Her elegance is stunning

PumpUpMyVolume Sat 12-Oct-13 19:45:09

I know lots of people don't like Julian but i really enjoyed that!

RedPencils Sat 12-Oct-13 19:47:38

Don't like Julien at all. He's annoying

RussiansOnTheSpree Sat 12-Oct-13 19:48:02

The think about Julien is, he really loves Strictly. So I hope he stays in.

PumpUpMyVolume Sat 12-Oct-13 19:48:10

Having said that - 7!!! REALLY!!!

RussiansOnTheSpree Sat 12-Oct-13 19:48:26

Thing about. Not think about.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 12-Oct-13 19:48:50

<removes earplugs>

His timing's rubbish.

I love the way they mess around at the back when Tess is talking grin

RussiansOnTheSpree Sat 12-Oct-13 19:48:54

I love Kevin-from-grimsby.

AmIthatHot Sat 12-Oct-13 19:48:59

Aw. Now it's lovely wee Kevin. Good addition to the show. Loved his impressions on ITT

RedPencils Sat 12-Oct-13 19:50:06

Aww Kevin's a cutie. He's all keen and new.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 12-Oct-13 19:51:55

And proper tails smile

Horsemad Sat 12-Oct-13 19:52:06

I missed Julian - the bloody cat crapped in the hall! shock

Passthesaltdear Sat 12-Oct-13 19:52:14

She is lovely

elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 19:53:49

Thanks sooty & fiderer

ilovesooty Sat 12-Oct-13 19:54:11

I missed Julian - the bloody cat crapped in the hall!


Fiderer Sat 12-Oct-13 19:54:29

The fleckles are back grin

What is a fleckle? Fleckel?

elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 19:55:06

Suzanna & Kevin are really good, they'll last the distance I reckon!

ProphetOfDoom Sat 12-Oct-13 19:55:20

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RedPencils Sat 12-Oct-13 19:56:12

i missed Julian - the bloody cat crapped in the hall!.

The cat was better [bitchy]

thistlelicker Sat 12-Oct-13 19:56:18

Ohhhhh I love James Jordan!!!! Wasn't keen on him with Denise, that's because I'm not keen on Denise

elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 19:56:24

Did someone say last week that Kevin is engaged to Karen (Dave's partner) or did I completely imagine that?

froomeonthebroom Sat 12-Oct-13 19:56:41

Vanessa looks like Pat Butcher tonight grin

elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 19:56:53

Red grin

peppapigmustdie Sat 12-Oct-13 19:56:59

Where is Natalie?

Some celebs have really connected with their partners ...

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 12-Oct-13 19:57:34

Fleckerl. Basically go round on the spot crossing behind and in front and hope your partner doesn't stand on your foot ...

MrsBramleyApple Sat 12-Oct-13 19:57:44

Cant stand VF!

Natalie is off with a foot injury

ilovesooty Sat 12-Oct-13 19:58:07

I like James. Can't see him lasting long though.

thistlelicker Sat 12-Oct-13 19:58:12

Karen is engaged to Kevin!!!

I was asking about Natalie Lowe, she broke her ankle

elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 19:58:39

I can't take this tango seriously because of Vanessa's hair confused

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 12-Oct-13 19:58:51

Yep, Kevin and Karen are engaged. He proposed at the end of a Burn the Floor show.

RedPencils Sat 12-Oct-13 19:59:04

Vanessa's got herself a hottie there.

Natalie was injured in rehearsals before they started. Aliona was brought back to replace her. She's supposed to be back for pro dancers towards the end of the series.

thistlelicker Sat 12-Oct-13 19:59:23

Tango isn't Vanessa dance she better in hold ;-)

Chipstick10 Sat 12-Oct-13 19:59:25

I cannot stand susanna. Omg she really makes me see red.

MrsBramleyApple Sat 12-Oct-13 19:59:35

Clomp Clomp Clomp! That about covers VF!

peppapigmustdie Sat 12-Oct-13 19:59:58

Thanks justaflesh

elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 20:00:09

Thistle, I knew I'd read it last week smile

Ohh I really like Natalie Lowe, I just assumed she'd left the show.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 12-Oct-13 20:00:14

Oops, did I link then? This was what I meant to link.

elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 20:01:17

Red, so Aliona had left then?

Fiderer Sat 12-Oct-13 20:01:24

Thanks Polka I'd love to learn more about the steps. You really get a sense of what the celebs have had to learn and what makes each dance different.

Chipstick10 Sat 12-Oct-13 20:02:32

Hate James. Hate Anton. Hate Julian. Hate dave. Hate susanna. And breath.

Does anyone else think Susanna might be preggo? She seemed a bit stiff and untrusting and kept shielding her lower belly...

<runs off to start rumour>

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 12-Oct-13 20:03:31

This is quite a good site for looking up steps. It list the footwork for the ladies as well as the men, so if you want to have a go it's quite easy to follow grin

elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 20:04:13

Ooh interesting humpty! Will be watching her closely from now on grin

elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 20:06:01

How amazing does Ashley's DP look considering she have birth last week? My hair hadn't yet seen a brush at that stage!

RedPencils Sat 12-Oct-13 20:07:16

Elcranko - she wasn't asked back for this series and was a bit arsey about it on twitter. That's why she got Tony and had a face like a slapped arse the whole time.

AmIthatHot Sat 12-Oct-13 20:07:34

Ashley's GF is gorgeous, isn't she. Lovely looking couple

RedPencils Sat 12-Oct-13 20:08:49

He's good. and hot

Fiderer Sat 12-Oct-13 20:09:59

I'd like to see Abbey's face at the others getting 8s and 9s.

Is it just me, or does Ola look like she's had a boob reduction?

elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 20:11:06

Red, I think I'm going to have to twitter stalk them all from now on then, I love the behind the scenes gossip smile

HRHwheezing Sat 12-Oct-13 20:11:16

How much surgery has ola had?
Amazing what blonde hair does for you!

Fiderer Sat 12-Oct-13 20:13:10

Cringe at that VT. Poor sod.

I can't take to Natalie at all.

thistlelicker Sat 12-Oct-13 20:13:27

Artem is fit!!!!!!

areyoubeingserviced Sat 12-Oct-13 20:13:32

Both Ola and James look better now

thistlelicker Sat 12-Oct-13 20:14:27

Why does it feel like Natalie g is a professional dancer

areyoubeingserviced Sat 12-Oct-13 20:14:29

I dont like Natalie either. I am not sure why. Deffo this years DVO

Gooseysgirl Sat 12-Oct-13 20:14:36

I can't take to Natalie either

Thurlow Sat 12-Oct-13 20:15:03

I have NO problem at all that Pasha forgot to get dressed today grin

Noseynoonoo Sat 12-Oct-13 20:15:22

Thank you for linking to the proposal video. They are lovely. smile

coffeeinbed Sat 12-Oct-13 20:15:22

I'll agree.
She's a bit smug.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 12-Oct-13 20:15:27

That switch when she was in fan position shock

Still think her hips aren't great though.

Noseynoonoo Sat 12-Oct-13 20:15:38

Thank you for linking to the proposal video. They are lovely. smile

ilovesooty Sat 12-Oct-13 20:15:43

Well, that's tonight's top mark sewn up.

Horsemad Sat 12-Oct-13 20:15:45

Can't take Natalie seriously as she's practically a pro.

thistlelicker Sat 12-Oct-13 20:15:57

I remember when Natalie was on Twitter last year watching she was critiquing like she was a professional

areyoubeingserviced Sat 12-Oct-13 20:15:58

She will get to the final, but she won't win
Love Artem

elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 20:16:10

Anyone think that Artem & Natalie's rumba was really similar to Artem & Kara's a few years back?

Not that that's a bad thing, both were lovely!

HRHwheezing Sat 12-Oct-13 20:16:30

I know that was good but I didn't feel it

I don't think she'll win though.

It'll be worth 9's though

Horsemad Sat 12-Oct-13 20:16:31

The dance WAS good though!

A bit unfair when someone has so obviously had training ...

Fiderer Sat 12-Oct-13 20:18:35

HRH "I know that was good but I didn't feel it"


PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 12-Oct-13 20:19:30

Robin's shoulders seem to get wider every week!

The dance was good, but it left me a bit cold. I like to be moved, or even turned on, by a rumba.

areyoubeingserviced Sat 12-Oct-13 20:20:16

I don't even think Artem likes Natalie that much tbh. She appears to be rather bossy.

Fiderer Sat 12-Oct-13 20:20:53

She may be technically far better than Ben but his and Kristina's dance was far more moving.

Horsemad Sat 12-Oct-13 20:21:29

Best rumba I've seen on SCD was Vincent & Rachel, it was very sultry.

digerd Sat 12-Oct-13 20:22:16

Because she looks like a profi. Her ballet training is obvious and she has talent. She presents and performs as only stage dance trained people can do naturally.
Her rumba should have had more snake-like hip movement. It was too balletic, but looked lovely.

ilovesooty Sat 12-Oct-13 20:22:27

My favourite rumba was James and Cherie.

I like Deborah. I also think the costume designers like her - look how elegant she looks, compared to VF.

RedPencils Sat 12-Oct-13 20:22:59

I'm not keen on Natalie. She's so brilliant, bit like DVO, you just know its going to be good. Kara was also really good (and trained) but she had had the good grace to have a few duff weeks.

ilovesooty Sat 12-Oct-13 20:23:18

I thought Deborah did well there.

Horsemad Sat 12-Oct-13 20:23:35

Lovely to see Deborah's obvious enjoyment from dancing.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 12-Oct-13 20:24:05

I liked Denise much more than I like Natalie. Natalie just seems a bit... cold or something.

HRHwheezing Sat 12-Oct-13 20:25:04

Can I say I agree withfiderer

I much preferred Ben and kristina's.

James and cherie's rumba was fab

ilovesooty Sat 12-Oct-13 20:25:15

Julien and Vanessa for the dance off I'd say. However the number of tied scores mean almost anything could happen.

digerd Sat 12-Oct-13 20:26:54

I suspect the lovely Ashley has also had stage dance training - he too has a talent for dancing.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 12-Oct-13 20:28:38

You know how we were talking about unnecessary props earlier? Well I think Kevin and Susanna's random autumnal tree probably beats the piano...

Fiderer Sat 12-Oct-13 20:30:34

Vanessa had a table, set with rose etc. which was in use for 3 secs and then vanished.

HRHwheezing Sat 12-Oct-13 20:31:09

Do any of you wait for tomorrow's show or find out on twitter/ digital spy later?

I don't know why they keep up the facade of the episode tomorrow

Fiderer Sat 12-Oct-13 20:32:06

It's laughable, esp when someone slips up and says "Tonight..."

PumpUpMyVolume Sat 12-Oct-13 20:33:17

Have to third that James & Cherie's rumba was amazing - always remember it when they start doing the rumba's!

Missed Artem & Robin as DD flaked badly but from the snippet in the round up - Deborah seems to take such pleasure... Natalie just looked too good for 3 or so weeks in...

Ashley my favourite as-always, don't think he's had training but as an actor i guess there's a strong chance he's been to performing arts school or the like. If I'm honest though, couldn't care less grin

AmIthatHot Sat 12-Oct-13 20:34:08

I'll be on digital spy from about 10.30. But I promise I won't tell grin

PumpUpMyVolume Sat 12-Oct-13 20:34:28

And agree - vanessa & julian in the dance off with my preference of vanessa to go!

ProphetOfDoom Sat 12-Oct-13 20:35:07

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Noseynoonoo Sat 12-Oct-13 20:36:04

Where aboutson digital spy do you find the result. Tried to find it last week.

Fiderer Sat 12-Oct-13 20:37:47

Funny I don't care as much about training if I like the person and he/she doesn't do that "Oh it's so HARD" schtick.

Fiderer Sat 12-Oct-13 20:40:32

I went looking for ITT on YouTube during the week and couldn't find any. Did find last week's dances though and by accident muted them. Much easier (for me) to concentrate on the dancing.

SEB still looked amazing but Abbey was v halting/clunky and looked ill at ease.

RedPencils Sat 12-Oct-13 20:41:09

Go to the strictly page on the forums. There's usually a thread there for the spoiler.

HRHwheezing Sat 12-Oct-13 20:42:57

Digital spy
Strictly there will be a spoiler thread

elcranko Sat 12-Oct-13 20:43:03

Agree that it'll probably be Julian and Vanessa in the dance off. Hopefully Vanessa will go this week.

I don't look at digital spy. I still enjoy watching the results show and not knowing who it's going to be smile

pinkteddy Sat 12-Oct-13 20:45:39

Nosey if you can't find it later - post on here and I will link it. I think Vanessa and Julien will be in dance off. I really like Julien though...

Horsemad Sat 12-Oct-13 20:46:21

I read Digital Spy as I can't wait until the next day. A few years ago I used to read Digital Spy unbeknownst to DS & then have a bet with him the next day as to who would be in the Dance Off! grin

RedPencils Sat 12-Oct-13 20:49:36

No no no. Don't link on here. I won't be able to resist.
And no hints either.

dementedma Sat 12-Oct-13 20:56:03

Robin Windsor -
That shirt
Those trousers
That body

I don't care how gay he is he floats my boat. that boy can dance!

Plus3 Sat 12-Oct-13 21:08:26

Well I liked Natalie & Artem's rumba & thought it deserved top marks for the night. Pleased that Ben did well though. Love how happy dancing makes Deborah, and thought that Sophie was too cool to samba.
Liking Kevin from Grimsby (but not Susanna so much..) and Dave.... He makes my children laugh. Which is nice.

Plus3 Sat 12-Oct-13 21:09:26

My favourite rumba though was Artem & Kara's (pink) just beautiful.

RedPencils Sat 12-Oct-13 21:14:25

Robin is one of my favourites. Always gets on well with his slebs, they always look like they're having a good time. He's a sweetheart.

dementedma Sat 12-Oct-13 21:15:35

Robin is very sweet to his slebs. Remember him and Lisa last year having a total blast.

sophieandbrendantowinstrictly Sat 12-Oct-13 21:16:58

I don't want Vanessa to leave as I lurve James! It was very sweet how ola and James got a cake.

Snowstorm Sat 12-Oct-13 22:42:17

Was it just me or did 'Kevin From Grimsby' look pretty gorgeous when he danced tonight? blush.

AmIthatHot Sat 12-Oct-13 22:44:16

Not just you, he is pretty lovely. I'd rather shag him than Aliajz to be honest

<but only if Pasha was busy>

megcleary Sat 12-Oct-13 22:46:47

Artem ....sigh

RedPencils Sat 12-Oct-13 23:03:42

Kara tointon is a lucky lucky lady.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 12-Oct-13 23:47:48

I like Kevin too. He doesn't really look like a Kevin though, does he?

Artem doesn't do anything for me.

LazyGaga Sun 13-Oct-13 00:30:00

Kevin is transformed with those glasses on, wish Jeff wear them when dancing.

Ashley is my favourite so far, have loved his dances. Just hope he doesn't crash and burn trying to keep too many plates spinning like Scott Maslen did.

Christina is extremely bendy, she was practically on pointe with one foot on Ben's shoulder which is quite an achievement when he's about 7ft tall.

LazyGaga Sun 13-Oct-13 00:32:09

Ha who the Jeff put Jeff there?! Wish Kevin would wear the glasses when dancing.

sophieandbrendantowinstrictly Sun 13-Oct-13 08:47:09

Found the bit on digital spy but won't say where! Thank you to whoever said too look there x

CloudOfStarlings Sun 13-Oct-13 08:50:29

Just been catching up..I can never join in the live chat as I watch after both my ds are in bed.. have to agree nat's rumba left me cold, Ben's was v impressive! Vanessa just terrible - those kicks! And really messing up the head movements. Bless her she just isn't a natural dancer is she.

Best rumbas for me - Cherie & James, Kara & Artem, Colin & Erin, Gethin & Camilla.. love a good rumba! I'm glad they've brought it in early again this year as last year the front runners never got to do them (Denise, Kim, Louis, Dani) apart from in a fusion.

Also agree re stupid props, they make me rage at the Tele..and stupid time-wasting VTs, Grr!

fiderer do you watch itt? Karen Hardy's choreo analysis on a tues is fab.. gets better as the series goes on & she can say more about each couple.

Maryz Sun 13-Oct-13 10:53:28

I had to watch on catch up last night, so missed the thread.

A couple of points:

Vanessa and James are annoying.

Julien and Janette are really annoying.

I love Ben blush

Maryz Sun 13-Oct-13 10:54:46

And talking about props - wtf was it with those girls pretending to maul James so Vanessa could pretend to be all masterly?

Just [bleurgh]

Snowstorm Sun 13-Oct-13 10:54:53

After that surprisingly raunchy rumba, I was hoping that Ben would stop kissing Christina on top of her head afterwards ... know it was probably relief and that they're all pretty familiar with their dance partners by now but if I'd been his wife watching that, I'd have been thinking 'enough already ... step away please'.

Was also thinking that Christina looks much prettier and less trashy this series - maybe she's a different shade of blonde that suits her better or something, I'm not sure.

Fiderer Sun 13-Oct-13 10:57:18

Cloud I do watch ITT - I missed Weds & Thurs and can't get iPlayer. I love Karen Hardy and (I may have said this 84 times before on SCD threads) I think she'd be a brilliant judge. Her CC is exactly what I'd like to see more of, pity it's always so rushed.

YY to the VTs. I much preferred it (again I may have mentioned this before grin ) when you mostly saw only training. You learned much more about the individual dances and what had to be in them and as there were only 2 dances per week, it was imo a lot fairer. It's all a bit hopscotch for me these days.

digerd Sun 13-Oct-13 11:24:47

My impression of Ben's rumba was not raunchy but very romantic, like Romeo and Juliettesmile

Noseynoonoo Sun 13-Oct-13 11:26:12

I can't find the digital spy spoiler thread...

coffeeinbed Sun 13-Oct-13 11:27:59

What days of the week is Karen on?

All I seem to catch is the costume designer.

digerd Sun 13-Oct-13 11:33:20

I didn't bother to watch Vanessa or Julian and missed Anton's waltz as DD just arrivedsad.
The best male dancer is Ashley and Natalie the best female.
Wonder if they will make the final ?

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sun 13-Oct-13 11:34:08

I tend to catch up on Tuesdays and Wednesdays if I'm short for time. Karen's on Tuesdays and then Ian does training footage on Wednesdays,

I didn't realise Ola and James had been married quite so long. She's only thirty one!

And I agree Kristina looks better this year. She looks much softer or something somehow. I wonder whether it's because her hair's a bit longer/less styled? In her first series she pretty much had a perm, and I didn't think it really suited her.

Noseynoonoo Sun 13-Oct-13 11:40:55

Ooh I found it...

There's some really promising dancers this year, high scores early on. Dave does make me laugh, and I loved Natalie and Asley too. I still can't warm to SEB. It's a bit unfair to complain that some people have had training - most TV personalities will have had SOME sort of training and/or performing experience, it can never be a level playing field.

Ola looks much better now than she did in her wedding photo.....

coffeeinbed Sun 13-Oct-13 11:47:55


digerd Sun 13-Oct-13 12:36:15

It doesn't really matter sometimes that they have had dance training at stage school as some do not have a natural talent for it. Some things cannot be taught, as Craig and others say. And as Arlene said the feeling must come from within .
Must say that Christina showed more feeling than her usual show type style. Didn't recognise her - thought she danced the rumba beautifully.

PumpUpMyVolume Sun 13-Oct-13 12:40:11

What time is the results show this evening?

digerd Sun 13-Oct-13 12:44:02


PumpUpMyVolume Sun 13-Oct-13 13:03:59

Thanks - might just about manage to catch the dance off then! Always across bath/bedtime, most awkward!

CloudOfStarlings Sun 13-Oct-13 14:24:26

fiderer totally agree with you..I'm all for the show going back to basics in all those respects. I was moaning last night that it's week 3 & we haven't had a proper ballroom pro dance yet..apparently we're getting a vw tonight though I think. I HATE the tacky showy dances they're making the pros do now, it so doesn't show them at their best angry

I'm going to see the live tour in Birmingham..anyone know when they'll announce the lineup?

birdbrain21 Sun 13-Oct-13 16:50:40

marking place to watch results show on catch up later, really hope dave goes out he's sooooo annoying. I like ben cohen but kristina drives me mad with her 'look at how good I am' choreography so don't mind if they go out soon either. Apart from that I haven't found anyone too annoying yet...

digerd Sun 13-Oct-13 17:27:46

2 hours to wait. I hope none of the good/promising dancers are in the dance off.
Patrick, Ben and Ashley are the best men. Vanessa just isn't in the same league as all the other ladies. I think her time to go has come, but will she? It could be 2 men ?

thistlelicker Sun 13-Oct-13 17:53:00

I've just watched Ben and Kristina Smirnoff ..... I just can't take to her at all!!!!!

Minimammoth Sun 13-Oct-13 18:43:18

Nipping in to mark place. See ya later.

MrsBramleyApple Sun 13-Oct-13 18:47:18

For fellow Ben Cohen fans............. Ben doing the Levis Ad laundrette strip!!! grin

HRHwheezing Sun 13-Oct-13 18:49:47

I didn't think that kara and Artem were an item. That's hard to say.

I looked on ds last night so found out the result.

trinitybleu Sun 13-Oct-13 19:26:52

What is Claudia wearing????

Fiderer Sun 13-Oct-13 19:29:51

Claudia's off to a committee meeting in that outfit.

trinitybleu Sun 13-Oct-13 19:30:59

Looks huge on her. Like the work experience girl has borrowed something from her mum.

elcranko Sun 13-Oct-13 19:31:48

I would seriously love to see Claudia in a sparkly dress.

elcranko Sun 13-Oct-13 19:32:59

Aw Julian hmm

Not surprised though.

thistlelicker Sun 13-Oct-13 19:35:36

Is this pre recorded on a sat or Sunday?

AmIthatHot Sun 13-Oct-13 19:38:04

Pre-recorded. Those who wanted to know the result already know

DameEdnasBridesmaid Sun 13-Oct-13 19:41:54

Beyond description lol

DameEdnasBridesmaid Sun 13-Oct-13 19:43:48

Vanessa's hair is beyond description.

thistlelicker Sun 13-Oct-13 19:44:45

Is it pre recorded straight after the live show or like this afternoon?

It is pre-recorded at about 9/9.30pm. The voting lines shut about 30 mins after the show finishes so while they are waiting for the votes to be counted they film the other performances in the results show, etc.

PumpUpMyVolume Sun 13-Oct-13 19:48:32

C'mon Julian!

Minimammoth Sun 13-Oct-13 19:48:59

I'm for venessa

elcranko Sun 13-Oct-13 19:49:35

I don't know the result. I hope that Vanessa goes but I think it will probably be Julian.

AmIthatHot Sun 13-Oct-13 19:49:59

hmmm, think Vanessa misjudged how her comments to Craig would be received. Craig bashing is tedious beyoned belief <I'm still looking at you Audley Harrison>

Wonder how professionally that Janette will behave tonight

Minimammoth Sun 13-Oct-13 19:50:04

Although I do like Julian's partner.

PumpUpMyVolume Sun 13-Oct-13 19:50:49

Yup - still like that and prefer him over vanessa by a mile!

digerd Sun 13-Oct-13 19:51:48

V & J in the last 2..
J did very well indeed. He can dance much better than Dave .
He will be saved.

PumpUpMyVolume Sun 13-Oct-13 19:52:27

That tango was shit! Felt nothing...!

elcranko Sun 13-Oct-13 19:53:07

Is it just me or was Vanessa even worse in that dance off than she was on last nights show?

Please save Julian!

Minimammoth Sun 13-Oct-13 19:53:23

The answer is duct tape.grin

Minimammoth Sun 13-Oct-13 19:54:12

I bet James is relieved though.

PumpUpMyVolume Sun 13-Oct-13 19:54:14

Right result from the dance off (and the main show tbf!)

elcranko Sun 13-Oct-13 19:55:00

Yay! grin

DameEdnasBridesmaid Sun 13-Oct-13 19:55:20

Aw I like Vanessa ( not her dancing though )

trinitybleu Sun 13-Oct-13 19:55:22

Feel sorry for James going out on his anniversary though ...

AmIthatHot Sun 13-Oct-13 19:55:54

I wonder if Julien and Janette were spoken to after last week's performance, because they behaved impeccably tonight grin

Minimammoth Sun 13-Oct-13 19:56:04

Right result I agree.

MrsBramleyApple Sun 13-Oct-13 19:56:09

Yippee she's gone!

mrsjay Sun 13-Oct-13 19:57:02

Gutted I love J J pity he had to have vanessa I dont think the judges liked her all that much regardless of her dancing,

digerd Sun 13-Oct-13 19:59:14

Julian's Tango was awful, but the Jive he did tonight was good. Didn't watch him last night as didn't expect it to be any good.

digerd Sun 13-Oct-13 20:01:55

Just remembered how teary Lisa got me when she was voted off - that was so emotional.

digerd Sun 13-Oct-13 20:02:39

Last year, I mean.

CMP69 Sun 13-Oct-13 20:11:13

Yeay The Feltz has gone grin

MissStrawberry Sun 13-Oct-13 20:17:39

Threads I'm on is rubbish.

Saved results to watch tmw as watched Corrie instead and now I know the result sadhmm.

pinkteddy Sun 13-Oct-13 22:17:51

Why did you look missstrawberrry?? confused

Place marking. smile

MissStrawberry Mon 14-Oct-13 08:32:16

pinkteddy because I wanted to check other threads I was on of course.

Did anyone see how Bruce reacted when Ben Cohen ran up and gave Craig a hug for the positive comments he made about their dance? Bruce was faffing about, waving his cue cards and looking in Craig's direction (as if he had done something wrong, and he hadn't).

I thought Tess & Claudia did a good job of hosting the show together when Bruce was out sick so I don't know why they don't do that every couple of weeks and give him a break and then make it a permanent one. He is WAY past it at this stage. (I realise I'll probably get flamed for saying it but he was great when Mark & Karen got tied up in their mic wires, not so good now).

As for the dances, I thought Natalie's Rumba, Deborah's Quickstep and Suzanna's Waltz were just brilliant.

I'm delighted to see the "9" paddles making an appearance in Week 3.....

Do we know yet what the dances are for next Saturday???

mrsjay Mon 14-Oct-13 08:58:28

Bruce can never cope when things go off script he flaps about and panics I guess he feels out of control,

mrsjay he does, doesn't he? He was great though back when Mark Ramprakash was doing his dance with Karen Hardy (the Salsa I think) back in 2006 he coped really brilliantly with the impromptu disruption but now, in 2013 he just isn't able to manage with anything that isn't scripted to the hilt. It's a pity as I was a massive Brucie fan but now it's getting painful to watch.

mrsjay Mon 14-Oct-13 11:49:18

he really needs to retire I think bless him it is all too much now

mrsjay Mon 14-Oct-13 11:49:54

I remember he hit a Mcfly when harry Mcfly won he ran on to lift him up brucie battered him with a prompt card grin

TheHeadlessLadyofCannock Mon 14-Oct-13 14:18:04

Can't believe they kept in Julien over Vanessa! He has no timing or rhythm at all, whereas she upped her game in the dance-off. I can't stand him, the shrieking fool.

Abbey over-rated, as was Patrick –he looked like Lurch.

LOVED Susanna, Natalie and quite liked Hollyoaks man (can't remember his name).

Bit tired of Dave now although he's a nice guy. Loved Mark and am really warming to Yveta.

Deborah v sweet and her love of dancing is infectious.

Sophie is too cool for school and rather cold and self-conscious.

Countdown woman is just wet.

Wish someone would force Claudia into a decent outfit. She looked lovely in that green and black dress the other week.

Listmaker Mon 14-Oct-13 14:30:38

Just read that Robin and his fiance have split. Poor Robin. I love him!

Loved the dancing this weekend and was sad to see Vanessa go.

What was Claudia wearing though? Awful.

Shame Bruce was back. He really is spook past it!

Listmaker Mon 14-Oct-13 14:31:37

Sooooo past it.....Damn auto correct!

mrsjay Mon 14-Oct-13 14:35:36

I am actually in love with Robin Windsor I know he isn't on my bus but he is adorable grin poor robin

I am not feeling that girl who was in corrie she looks too good already and looks very smug.

RedPencils Mon 14-Oct-13 15:29:56

Was hoping it was going to be Julian rather than Vanessa, neither of them are my good but Julian is way more annoying. Love vanessa normally but her pre- prepared rant at Craig was cringey.

Wtf was claudia wearing? I'd wear that for work, and I work in IT.

mrsjay Mon 14-Oct-13 15:44:30


mrsjay Mon 14-Oct-13 15:44:44

oops sorry caps locked

birdbrain21 Mon 14-Oct-13 16:27:27

missstrawberry I had the problem I also saw on 'threads I'm on' sad
Can't believe that out of all the gorgeous dresses I see when I go shopping that I wish I had an occasion to buy for neither tess or claudia ever seem to manage to find somethingdecent to wear!
Mark and Iveta both seem to be really lovely and geniune shame they probably won't make it too far as middle of the leaderboard never seem to get remembered!

Has anyone else heard the controversy over Natalie's CV?

RussiansOnTheSpree Mon 14-Oct-13 18:11:11

CV's will always push the envelope of the truth. Mine states that I am a confident public speaker. I do a lot of public speaking. Never failed to throw up beforehand. Doubt I ever will.

CloudOfStarlings Mon 14-Oct-13 18:26:57

frankel, interesting but tbh I get a bit bored of someone getting this treatment every yr.. people are saying she shouldn't be doing it because she's not a beginner.. I don't think the show ever claimed to be specifically about beginners learning to dance. Yes she does have an advantage but whether it's unfair or not is questionable. I'm more concerned that she make herself a bit more likeable to the public.. when Claudia interviewed her straight after she was saved she should've really given a quick thank you for votes.

whatcha apparently there are 3 scheduled shows that Claudia will present instead of Bruce, so you may get your wish! Not sure when they are.

As for SEB seeming cold, I genuinely think that's lack of confidence..she comes across as quite guarded so I hope she'll just open up a bit over the next few weeks cos she's clearly a fab dancer. plus I adore Brendan

digerd Mon 14-Oct-13 18:33:49

They left out the obvious ballet training. She was very balletic in her lovely rumba. Darcy appreciated her skills and her style too. The fact remains for Latin, her hip movements were lacking and looked more like a pas de deux than an authentic latin rumba. < elegant and graceful>

digerd Mon 14-Oct-13 18:38:44

Ps Her American smooth and Foxtrot should be good.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Mon 14-Oct-13 19:12:39

I think stage dance training is to be expected from a lot of them, but having done Latin American before is a bit hmm

Although having said that, if you were offered the chance to go on it I can imagine you'd jump at the chance to be taught by some of those pros and not really think too much about what people would say.

(Also, contralto is singing voice not dancing isn't it?)

mrsjay Mon 14-Oct-13 19:38:06

viewers don't vote for people they dont like Denise van outen was a dancer she didnt win and with actresses you are always going to get them being able to dance I am sure Sophie has had a few lessons in her time ,

mrsjay Mon 14-Oct-13 19:39:19

and tbf they don't say they need to be non dancers just not professional , I still think she has a smug face though I am sure she is lovely and all that and she is dancing with artem so the longer she stays in the better imo <shallow>

mrsjay Mon 14-Oct-13 19:40:57

I like SEB and she says she wont wear fake tan cos she says she would look daft and she has to dance to murder on the dance floor one of the weeks she just has too grin

RedPencils Mon 14-Oct-13 21:04:41

I don't like it when they're too good from the start, it's a bit boring. You just know she's going to be brilliant. I prefer the one who have a few rubbish weeks and go on to be good.

Although, I love artem so want her to stay in till the final.

mrsjay Mon 14-Oct-13 21:08:35

no I don't either it is a bit boring isn't it you sort of wish a bad week on them blush

LazyGaga Mon 14-Oct-13 21:42:50

What dance do you reckon for Murder On The Dancefloor? I think it would suit a quickstep.

mrsjay Mon 14-Oct-13 21:43:26

or maybe a tango ?

LazyGaga Mon 14-Oct-13 21:46:34

Yes yes you're right! Maybe for the Halloween special, murder and all that.

mrsjay Mon 14-Oct-13 21:48:02

oh yes thlsmile

tablefor4 Tue 15-Oct-13 14:55:25

Ooohh ---- jumping back to the bit about Bruce not being in control.

He said in an interview I saw that he loves it when things go wrong and really camps it up showing there was an issues rather than smooth it over. In his view the audiences love a bit of drama and he likes to play it up if possible.

tablefor4 unfortunately though that isn't how it is coming across anymore. Pity.

Monkseal's Love Week performance blog is up

digerd Wed 16-Oct-13 10:51:11

When they have had training I am especially critical as expect very high standards. Being stage dance trained is not Ballroom trained, but all Ballroom dancers now do basic ballet and stage dance training.
I was ballet trained but could never dance well in high heels. My sis couldn't do "pointe " work in the ballet so gave it up, but had no problem dancing in high heels in the Ballroom and Latin.
Show dancers on the stage wear high heels.

I love to see the untrained with potential improve dramatically over the weeks - especially the men, like HARRY did < wow>. And Ramps,<wow>

mrsjay Wed 16-Oct-13 10:54:30

unfortunately though that isn't how it is coming across anymore. Pity.

yes it is coming across as a bit awkward and cringy

PumpUpMyVolume Wed 16-Oct-13 22:04:27

This weeks Monkseal blog

[[ I totally love Iveta]]

PumpUpMyVolume Wed 16-Oct-13 22:05:14


I do love Iveta though smile

PumpUpMyVolume Wed 16-Oct-13 22:07:01

After all that, Ishallwearmidnight beat me to it!

RedPencils Wed 16-Oct-13 23:24:54

Monkseal is brilliant.

CloudOfStarlings Fri 18-Oct-13 14:31:42

Monkseal is the essential companion to any Strictly viewing. Brilliant. Yesterday I totally neglected my kids while I stood in the kitchen reading it on my phone & giggling grinblush

RedPencils Fri 18-Oct-13 14:46:41

I only discovered it last year and spent a whole fay reading about past series. It's sooooo funny.
He/She (can't tell which?) must do nothing but watch telly all the time.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Fri 18-Oct-13 16:10:52

Natalie has a compressed disc and sciatica apparently, ouch!

birdbrain21 Fri 18-Oct-13 16:26:30

ouch!!!will she have to withdraw?!

CloudOfStarlings Fri 18-Oct-13 21:31:23

She said on itt that she'll still dance but might not be promising for rest of the series?! secretly hoping someone withdraws so we get a 3 person final

red monkseal is a gay man I think?

CloudOfStarlings Fri 18-Oct-13 21:32:02

Sorry, to be clear...she didn't say the part about not promising for the rest of the series! That was me..

mrsjay Fri 18-Oct-13 21:40:37

who is Kristina Parterned with Ashley ?

Kristina is with Ben (rugby bloke)

Ashley is with Ola

mrsjay Fri 18-Oct-13 22:03:58

so he is

TBH i forgot that ben was there blush

digerd Sat 19-Oct-13 07:17:54

How could you forget the gorgeous Ben?
Patrick is looking better now in his Salsa training, but he must get up on his toes more.
Looking forward to the dances tonight.
Hope Natalie is OK. She said she had an epidural for the pain.

mrsjay Sat 19-Oct-13 10:31:50

I am too bust drooling of Atrems pecs to notice everybody else grin

mrsjay Sat 19-Oct-13 10:32:00

busy* blush

Fiderer Sat 19-Oct-13 11:16:42

<snort> at mrsjay's drooling bust grin

mrsjay Sat 19-Oct-13 11:37:04

blush I cant even blame auto correct just bad typing

Fiderer Sat 19-Oct-13 12:03:45

Could have been a bit Freudian too grin

Natalie - a compressed disc and sciatica, blimey, how can she walk, let alone dance?

I do hope we don't hear "Oh with your back" in every comment to her this weekend.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 13:09:49

If it was so bad she had an epidural for the pain I'm not sure dancing will really be a very good idea!

Is it quickstep she has? I'd have thought trying to get a nice shape in hold would be absolutely excruciating.

Maryz Sat 19-Oct-13 18:00:39

I watched ITT this week, every programme.

It's mostly a load of shite isn't it? Apart from the Karen Hardy bit and some of the clips of them training. I wish it was less interview-y and more explanatory about the actual dancing.

I agree Fids - either she is fit to dance, and should be left to get on with it. Or she isn't and should take time off. tbh, if they said they would give her two weeks' grace, I'd be ok with that because she is so far ahead she isn't going to be voted off yet. And then she would know for sure if she could see out the series.

Am I the only one who really doesn't like Patrick - I think he looks very awkward.

ilovesooty Sat 19-Oct-13 18:31:54

I quite like Tess' dress.

elcranko Sat 19-Oct-13 18:33:39

Me too, I think she looks lovely this week.

ilovesooty Sat 19-Oct-13 18:34:03

What has Rachel got on her head?

MrsBramleyApple Sat 19-Oct-13 18:36:48

I say it every week! I LUFF BEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 18:36:54

I love how unconvinced she sounded when she said that grin

RedPencils Sat 19-Oct-13 18:37:03

Robin's got his baps out, and Kev's rocking the sexy Clark Kent look.

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 18:40:33

I am loving Brendan & Sophie's partnership - and am finding Brendan very hot this year blush Sophie does look sooo pale compared to Brendan (and suzannah looks scary tanned tonight!)

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 18:41:12

Aargh, I'm having to re-tune! Tell me if anything exciting happens.

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 18:41:30

Loved SEB & Brendan's dance.

Noseynoonoo Sat 19-Oct-13 18:41:41

DCs chatting so missed the hip business. Is Craig going to be off for a while?

elcranko Sat 19-Oct-13 18:44:08

Love Sophie and Brendan smile

NomDeOrdinateur Sat 19-Oct-13 18:45:46

Sophie and Brendan were great, and I love her look tonight - 20s clearly suits her! I missed her score though - can somebody tell me, please?

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 18:47:06

What sort of rhumba is this???

coffeeinbed Sat 19-Oct-13 18:47:14

I'm getting really tired with them talking about Fiona being a Bond girl.
yes we know.
enough with the bond mentions.

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 18:48:02

Oh - and Sophie scored 35

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 18:48:14

Odd rumba...

Yes, what was Sophie's score please?

Monstermuncher Sat 19-Oct-13 18:49:39

I switched on halfway through and I couldnt figure out what the dance was. I agree - a very odd rumba

ProphetOfDoom Sat 19-Oct-13 18:50:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 18:50:09

Missed FF - will have to watch later.

elcranko Sat 19-Oct-13 18:50:30

Weird rumba. It made me cringe a bit actually confused

NomDeOrdinateur Sat 19-Oct-13 18:50:53

Thanks FushandChips! Agreed, Fiona's dance just didn't work...

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 18:51:31

Pretty dress though.

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 18:52:43

As much as i don't particularly rave about Anton's dancing - hrs is always sooo nice about his partners.. he was lovely there!

digerd Sat 19-Oct-13 18:53:04

Very disappointing Rumba by Anton and his choregraphysad

pinkteddy Sat 19-Oct-13 18:53:05

Nom score was 3 x 9s and 1 x 8 for Sophie.

Monstermuncher Sat 19-Oct-13 18:53:15

Bog off Brucie ..

Fiderer Sat 19-Oct-13 18:53:29

Sophie got 8 9 9 9 - I thought it was lovely.

What was Darcey trying to say about Fiona's performance? She seems to often spout positive sounding comments which don't amount to much.

NomDeOrdinateur Sat 19-Oct-13 18:53:30

Mark and Iveta's dance promises to be... novel... confused

digerd Sat 19-Oct-13 18:53:43


PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 18:55:15

I like her leopard print jazz shoes!

NomDeOrdinateur Sat 19-Oct-13 18:55:16

(Ooh, and thank you Pinkteddy and Fiderer for the breakdown of Sophie's scores - I missed your posts! I'm glad she's picked up again from last week, I loved her waltz and Charleston but not the samba smile.)

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 18:55:19

i love Iveta grin

digerd Sat 19-Oct-13 18:56:00

Perfect shaped legs has Dave's partner envy

NomDeOrdinateur Sat 19-Oct-13 18:56:50

I take it back, that was fab actually grin.

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 18:56:51

OMG - that is probably my favourite Strictly routine EVER!

That was fab-u-lous!

Monstermuncher Sat 19-Oct-13 18:58:13

he really went for it bless him. He seems like a lovely bloke

elcranko Sat 19-Oct-13 18:58:20

Amazing dance! I hope Mark stays in for ages, I love him! And Iveta seems lovely too.

HRHwheezing Sat 19-Oct-13 18:59:12

I really like Iveta. She's doing a good job there.

ilovesooty Sat 19-Oct-13 18:59:20

I loved that!

We are watching Strictly for the first "proper" time. Loved Mark.

Can someone answer a question for me thiugh please?

pinkteddy Sat 19-Oct-13 18:59:45

Loved that! smile

ilovesooty Sat 19-Oct-13 18:59:47

What did Fiona get?

NomDeOrdinateur Sat 19-Oct-13 19:00:07


AmIthatHot Sat 19-Oct-13 19:00:11

[geprin]. Not sure that was a cha cha, but man it was funny

Although I can't look at Iveta without thinking about minkseal's blog

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 19:00:14

Well, it'll probably balance out about right...

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 19:00:27

Well - that divided the judges somewhat grin

ilovesooty Sat 19-Oct-13 19:00:28

Oh Craig! It was better than that.

digerd Sat 19-Oct-13 19:00:53

I'll do that again in english
Dave's partner has perfectly shaped legs envy

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 19:01:17

The "cold hard Lithuanian woman" you mean? grin

AmIthatHot Sat 19-Oct-13 19:01:22

Shit. Monkseal. Monkseal

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 19:01:24

Hearts - what's your question?

Fiderer Sat 19-Oct-13 19:01:26

Fiona got 4 6 6 6 I think

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 19:01:46

Amazing dance by Mark.

AmIthatHot Sat 19-Oct-13 19:01:58

Yes. Am laughing thinking about it.


I always assumed that one night would rumba night, and they would all do a rumba. Following week would be waltz, and they would all do a waltz. And so on. But this seems to be a complete mishmash, samba, rumba, foxtrot, hip hop. How does it work? It seems as though they are comparing apples and oranges... And how do they decide who does what dance each week?

Sorry for the newbie questions smile

Pinupgirl Sat 19-Oct-13 19:02:23

Mark was brilliant-one of the best routines ever! My dd and I were in hysterics.

elcranko Sat 19-Oct-13 19:02:31

I'm really looking forward to seeing Ashley & Ola dance. He's one of my favourites so far smile

Fush fast moving thread grin

Chipstick10 Sat 19-Oct-13 19:03:49

I find ashley quite camp.

AmIthatHot Sat 19-Oct-13 19:03:58

Wow. Ashley is physically perfect. <shallow>

One of my favourite songs but distracted by the fact that they've cut huge chunks of the lyrics.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 19:04:07

She's singing right across her break isn't she? Either that or there's something very dodgy with her microphone.

NomDeOrdinateur Sat 19-Oct-13 19:04:11

This one is beautiful...

ilovesooty Sat 19-Oct-13 19:04:13

Thanks Fiderer

digerd Sat 19-Oct-13 19:04:14

Was it Mark, then? Must be losing my marbles.
Ashley is very graceful.

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 19:04:41

Amazing dance by Mark. Ashley & Ola - lovely.

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 19:04:47

Love Ashley but not a big fan of the viennese waltz.. can be so romantic but that one.. meh!

areyoubeingserviced Sat 19-Oct-13 19:05:09

Loved Mark and Iveta,
,Think Iveta is lovely

AmIthatHot Sat 19-Oct-13 19:05:16

Ashley reminds me of a shorter version of Calvin Lovely Harris

directoroflegacy Sat 19-Oct-13 19:05:56

It used to be just 2 dances a week, this year it's more than that.

elcranko Sat 19-Oct-13 19:06:26

I really enjoyed Ashley's dance, he's improving so much each week. He's going to be really good I think.

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 19:07:11

Hearts - it used to be everyone did one ballroom or they did one Latin... i personally prefer that but for some reason this year, they're throwing any dance in anywhere...

I don't know why - they had jives in week one which made me shock

What is Bruce going on about.. vest!

Thanks Fush!

Ashley is pretty fine looking, vest or no vest.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 19:08:41

I think he means waistcoat. Why he's gone all American though... confused

Where have the tails gone? I live the tailsuits.

digerd Sat 19-Oct-13 19:08:52

Judges were not keen on Ashley's dance.

Hearts, the used to do something similar. Each week the celeb would dance either a ballroom or a Latin. Half would dance a waltz and half would dance a paso. The following week you would get a Latin if you'd had ballroom the previous week and vice versa. It did mean that you judged like against like. They changed it a while back. I also hate the dance off. Judges have had their say angry

Monstermuncher Sat 19-Oct-13 19:08:57

DH came in and chatted all the way through Ashley and Ola grrrrr

Bruno goes to my gym.

ilovesooty Sat 19-Oct-13 19:09:21

Oh God. Julien next.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 19:09:52

I thought that joke about the herbs was pretty good grin

Fiderer Sat 19-Oct-13 19:10:00

Hearts In earlier series they did only 2 dances (I seem to remember - may be wrong) and the viewers learned a lot about the dances/steps.

Not sure how they now decide who dances what, I think it's all a bit hopscotch, I really enjoyed the "What's important in a Foxtrot/Tango" element.

Monstermuncher Sat 19-Oct-13 19:10:44

Julien's teeth are sooo white

Fiderer Sat 19-Oct-13 19:11:24

dazzling yy they alternated ballroom & Latin.

Thanks dazzling! I think this way the TV audience gets a bit more variety, but I would actually see 6 different versions of the same thing personally - be able to compare and contrast and learn a bit. But we are really enjoying the show tonight!

Chipstick10 Sat 19-Oct-13 19:12:19

Why does old macdonald talk like he's reading his lines? It's most disconcerting

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 19:12:52

Julian not tooo bad!

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 19:13:10

Julian loves dancing doesn't he! it wasn't great but he is so happy to be there (aware i could be a lone voice here though!)

Monstermuncher Sat 19-Oct-13 19:13:17

Glad you are enjoying it Hearts! Strictly is ace

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 19:14:30

He's not popular but he's trying hard and enjoying himself.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 19:15:23

He isn't really very endearing though...

pinkteddy Sat 19-Oct-13 19:15:57

I agree Fush, don't know why people are so hard on him - he's really trying and he obviously loves it.

X post Fiderer!

Would be nice to learn a bit more, but then again I could always look stuff up myself...

Monstermuncher Sat 19-Oct-13 19:16:26


AmIthatHot Sat 19-Oct-13 19:16:32

Not endearing at all. Neither is his partner, in my humble opinion.

And I wish that doddery fool would STFU

ilovesooty Sat 19-Oct-13 19:16:56

I can't forgive his (and her) antics in the first dance off.

pinkteddy Sat 19-Oct-13 19:17:15

He apparently puts one of the highest amounts of time into training as well...

AmIthatHot Sat 19-Oct-13 19:17:23

blush. Pasha now. Everything is bright again. I love Pasha

digerd Sat 19-Oct-13 19:17:46

I feel Julian was over critised by the judges.sad

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 19:17:59

This one (RR) leaves me cold. She has no charisma. At All.

ilovesooty Sat 19-Oct-13 19:18:04

Rachel just isn't that good though.

ilovesooty Sat 19-Oct-13 19:18:49

The wardrobe department has done her no favours.

Fiderer Sat 19-Oct-13 19:19:02

Blimey were Julien & Janette really better than Fiona & Anton?

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 19:19:44

Mind you, her bum looks good!!

Monstermuncher Sat 19-Oct-13 19:19:49

awful outfits for Pasha and Rachel

HRHwheezing Sat 19-Oct-13 19:19:56

He looks like he's throwing her around.

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 19:20:14

Oh dear - and i love Pasha sad

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 19:20:40

Those trousers are awful.

My teacher always used to make me practise in leggings for the first few times of a dance, and when I put a skirt on I'd be pleasantly surprised how much better it looked grin

directoroflegacy Sat 19-Oct-13 19:20:55

Where did I put my pin cushion?!

ilovesooty Sat 19-Oct-13 19:21:05

Craig agrees with you HRH grin

AmIthatHot Sat 19-Oct-13 19:21:08

I am sad this year that Pasha will be out before the final

Poor girl, she is obviously the clumsy sporty one from secondary school, all full of hockey and lacross sticks and netball nets.

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 19:22:28

I missed the first dance off but understand J&J did themselves no favours..

grin Craig was proper belly laughing there when bruno fell off his chair!

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 19:22:43

Pasha is so cute!

bridgetsmum Sat 19-Oct-13 19:23:03

What did Len say?

JaneEyresHeir Sat 19-Oct-13 19:23:03

Waltzes in, sits down gracefully and arranges sequinned and fringed layers in a ladylike manner grin
Sophie and Brendan were fab - but there were hints of gurning again while she was waiting for the judges' comments.
Loved Fiona's dress.
Mark and Iveta - brilliant - so entertaining.
Julien - his teeth are dazzling, and he's very erm enthusiastic.
Oops - missed Ashley searching for this thread!
Rachel's improving.
Oi - careful, Bruno!

directoroflegacy Sat 19-Oct-13 19:25:12

Len said hope you clench yr bum cheeks when they're taking yr hip out tomorrow

MrsBramleyApple Sat 19-Oct-13 19:25:40


bridgetsmum Sat 19-Oct-13 19:27:32

Thanks Director,
Missed it and my sky+ is knackered

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 19:27:54

Wow Ben!!!!!!!

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 19:28:07

Ben is very attractive but... well, not much of a mover!

ilovesooty Sat 19-Oct-13 19:28:18

Not much hip action there.

HRHwheezing Sat 19-Oct-13 19:28:20

Ben Cohen my new crush!

tapdancingmum Sat 19-Oct-13 19:28:40

Wow - I really enjoyed that and by the sounds of it so did Craig!!

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 19:29:04

My friend's son looks like Ben.

coffeeinbed Sat 19-Oct-13 19:29:17

He didn't really dance much, did he?

<dabs brow with embroidered sequinned hanky>

Goodness me.

JaneEyresHeir Sat 19-Oct-13 19:29:42

How fab would it be to be flung about that body!
Ticks every box indeed, Craig.
Wow. Just. Wow.

MrsBramleyApple Sat 19-Oct-13 19:29:43

My dog is very unimpressed with my screaming when Ben took his shirt off!!!!!

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 19:29:44

JaneEyre - the gurning thing.. do you think SEB is up to no good? Or she's just a bit of a state?

ilovesooty Sat 19-Oct-13 19:30:16

I don't think he did much actual dancing either. He threw her around a lot.

DH looked like that when we first met. Course he was 21 at the time. grin

directoroflegacy Sat 19-Oct-13 19:30:39

10/10 for throwing Kristina around!

ilovesooty Sat 19-Oct-13 19:31:19

I think that's been overmarked really.

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 19:31:21

WHAT! i mean, that was ridiculously overscored...

wetaugust Sat 19-Oct-13 19:31:31

I agree with Sooty.

Over-marked for what he did.

MrsBramleyApple Sat 19-Oct-13 19:32:23

Horsemad I would like to meet your friends son!!! grin

digerd Sat 19-Oct-13 19:33:38

Ben!! got palpitations and must calm down. He lifted her from sitting on the floor into his arms with ONE HAND with ease. Shame about his white vest.

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 19:33:53

MrsBramley, he's gorgeous! smile

Fiderer Sat 19-Oct-13 19:34:04

I thought Craig's scoring was fairly consistent but an 8 for Ben and for Sophie?

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 19:34:31

Ooooh this does not look good.

Monstermuncher Sat 19-Oct-13 19:34:54

dear gawd

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 19:35:12

Why isn't she in proper shoes?

My thoughts exactly polka dots. It would have helped her feet look better.

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 19:36:09

I do sometimes think the pro's should tone down how amazing they are - Deborah really didn't have the bounce that Robin had there... I do like her though - LOTS!

directoroflegacy Sat 19-Oct-13 19:36:19

Oh no.
I like her hair though!!

ilovesooty Sat 19-Oct-13 19:36:24

Her shoes looked like orthopaedic sandals. Shame.

JaneEyresHeir Sat 19-Oct-13 19:36:26

Don't really care if he didn't dance much - didn't notice tbh <shallow>

Fush I presume Sophie's grimaces are down to nerves. She's very good and looks fab - especially when her eyes are made up with bright, glittery colours.

tapdancingmum Sat 19-Oct-13 19:36:47

She obviously wasn't comfortable with this dance but gave it a go. She suits ballroom much better.

Monstermuncher Sat 19-Oct-13 19:37:20

I like Deborah more than I thought I would

directoroflegacy Sat 19-Oct-13 19:37:38

Dd just said her shoes are yukky!!
Don't they usually wear bowling type shoes for jive?

ilovesooty Sat 19-Oct-13 19:38:34

I think she'll need some votes tonight.

JaneEyresHeir Sat 19-Oct-13 19:38:53

I love Robin - but that wig! He looks like Shaggy in Scooby Doo.

JaneEyresHeir Sat 19-Oct-13 19:39:44

Me too Monstermuncher

MrsBramleyApple Sat 19-Oct-13 19:40:12

Can't stand this woman! Please don't give her the sympathy vote!!!

GinAndIt Sat 19-Oct-13 19:41:08

God, she's just really bloody good isn't she?

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 19:41:21

No, proper Latin shoes are normal. If you're a competitive dancer you don't usually get to come off the floor between dances, so one pair of shoes has to do for all five!

Sneakers are more for rock and roll I would say.

digerd Sat 19-Oct-13 19:42:01

Natalie looks veyr much a profi - 9s and 10s I reckon.

GinAndIt Sat 19-Oct-13 19:42:20

She doesn't need a sympathy vote - she already has the miles better than the rest of them vote.

It's a bit of a shame really because she is so far ahead of the rest of them. Bit boring!

digerd Sat 19-Oct-13 19:42:20


Gooseysgirl Sat 19-Oct-13 19:42:21

I'm not a fan of Natalie but oh my god I thought that was brilliant!

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 19:42:31

Considering she missed two days - holy moly!

Not sure about her or his outfits though!

JaneEyresHeir Sat 19-Oct-13 19:42:45

Great routine, fab costume combo.

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 19:42:56

It looked good as it should.

directoroflegacy Sat 19-Oct-13 19:43:15

If she's having back problems, why include jumping at the start and a star jump halfway through.
Don't the celebs have any say in what they do?

Lens pet hate is messing around at the start. He might mark down

ilovesooty Sat 19-Oct-13 19:43:59

I think this might be a situation where she gets to the final and doesn't win.

bridgetsmum Sat 19-Oct-13 19:43:59

Just can't warm to Natalie.
Don't watch Corrie so don't know her, maybe that's why

MrsBramleyApple Sat 19-Oct-13 19:44:03

She shouldn't be on there!! So unfair on all the others!!! angry

areyoubeingserviced Sat 19-Oct-13 19:44:19

Thought Natalie was great. She is obviously very determined

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 19:44:27

Ah, phew, JaneEyre.. I didn't think there was anything going on and agree she is gets very nervous! No need though as her & Brendan look great... could even be his year!

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 19:44:31

She practically skipped out of that clinic in the VT.

areyoubeingserviced Sat 19-Oct-13 19:45:18

She won't win though

areyoubeingserviced Sat 19-Oct-13 19:45:18

She won't win though

MrsBramleyApple Sat 19-Oct-13 19:45:42

She needs to buy a decent bra too!! hmm

tapdancingmum Sat 19-Oct-13 19:46:06

Why is James in the background?

digerd Sat 19-Oct-13 19:46:09

That was far superior to Sophie's and she got 35.

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 19:46:44

Patrick's lovely but won't have the fan base voting for him.

Chipstick10 Sat 19-Oct-13 19:46:55

I can't warm to her either as she's this years DVO, however at least she just kind of faces it out unlike DVO who always did that phone thing and desperate pleady face. Yuck.

Pan Sat 19-Oct-13 19:46:59

oh Anya.[heart] <sends Aliona out shopping>

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 19:48:32

Yes, I don't know why they all have bouncing busts! In every dress I've ever worn there's no movement at all up there, and they have ones made to measure confused

digerd Sat 19-Oct-13 19:49:20

Ben is too flat-footed, but better than he was.

AmIthatHot Sat 19-Oct-13 19:49:42

None of them are doing that irritating phone thing this year. I half expected Julien to, but fair play, he hasn't

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 19:50:08

See, for some reason i like Patrick - he's stiff as a board but he has his moments..

Sounds like the judges disagree with me though hmm

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 19:50:33

As in they think he dances really well... hmmmm

Mrscaindingle Sat 19-Oct-13 19:50:57

Really good dance from Patrick, I luffs him.

Getting really tired of Brucies jokes tho even more than usual.

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 19:50:59

Patrick can move!

Monstermuncher Sat 19-Oct-13 19:51:05

is Patrick from Casualty?

digerd Sat 19-Oct-13 19:51:09

I am definitely senile tonight - I mean Patrick.

GinAndIt Sat 19-Oct-13 19:52:14

9?? C'mon Len, it was good but not 9-good.

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 19:52:16

I'm finding the scoring really odd tonight?

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 19:52:28

Yes Monster

Pinupgirl Sat 19-Oct-13 19:52:48

Her outfit was stunning but she is so obviously a trained dancer. Patrick was great-so likeable. I hope he goes far.

Monstermuncher Sat 19-Oct-13 19:53:08

thanks Horsemad. I am annoyed that Abbey is as good as she is

digerd Sat 19-Oct-13 19:53:09

Patrick caught my eye with his good body moves on the opening night in the show dance.

GinAndIt Sat 19-Oct-13 19:53:42

Well, she'll have the tango pout sorted anyway hmm

JaneEyresHeir Sat 19-Oct-13 19:54:15

Fush - I think Sophie and Brendan are a great partnership. I know he's not popular with everyone but I love watching him and think he's a great choreographer. I loved how protective he was with Jo Wood when she was struggling and being slated. Thought he and Lisa Snowden were terrific - that was my first ever Strictly.

Absolutely agree with you about Patrick grin

GinAndIt Sat 19-Oct-13 19:54:47

I had to wear a bridesmaid dress like that, in 1978.

directoroflegacy Sat 19-Oct-13 19:54:58

Even though he has a weird face, Aliosh (?) completely does it for me!!

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 19:56:15

I enjoyed that - abby has the right face for the tango...

MrsBramleyApple Sat 19-Oct-13 19:56:29

She looks like she has had an accident in a make up bag............Whoever did her makeup needs sacking! hmm

Pan Sat 19-Oct-13 19:56:34

He was throwing her around far too much?

JaneEyresHeir Sat 19-Oct-13 19:56:42

Just can't warm to Abbey at all.

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 19:56:44

Nice tango from Abbey.

digerd Sat 19-Oct-13 19:57:37

Very good performance and high leg movements from Abbey.

ilovesooty Sat 19-Oct-13 19:57:52

I liked that but I think she should have put her hair up.

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 19:58:03

Pan! Read your comment about sending Aliona shopping! grin Fickle!!

GinAndIt Sat 19-Oct-13 19:58:47

She's not got her hands tucked down his waistband like she did last week.

Pan Sat 19-Oct-13 19:59:31


missed all the series so far but the judges seem to be going soft!

Excellent. Dave grin

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 19:59:41

Goodness - she could've been a bit happier with a bloody 9 from Craig shock

And yes, JaneEyre - got it all crossed for Brendan

TheCountessOlenska Sat 19-Oct-13 20:00:38

State of Abbey Clancy! SUCH a coke head!!

Love Patrick

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 20:01:17

Come on Dave!

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 20:02:19

Dave doesn't look comfortable at all!

JaneEyresHeir Sat 19-Oct-13 20:02:44

Oh dear.
Well at least his peely white chest is covered up this week.

Pinupgirl Sat 19-Oct-13 20:03:22

I love dave.The end.

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 20:03:45

He looks like a porn star with that hair tied back.

Monstermuncher Sat 19-Oct-13 20:05:00

he's getting better

MrsBramleyApple Sat 19-Oct-13 20:05:31

Countess It's amazing how her drug past has been airbrushed isn't it!??!

AnyoneButLulu Sat 19-Oct-13 20:05:56

Dropping in late. Kristina really is clever isn't she? If ever there was a dance that Ben was going to make a hash of it was the Salsa and she turned it into a triumph by making him stand on the spot and throw her around.

Poor Rachel was the victim of Pasha's brilliant but over-optimistic choreography.

I hope Deborah will survive the jive debacle, because she's so nice and I'm sure she has a couple more decent dances in her.

Bored with hairy Dave now. Nice bloke but has come to the end of the road.

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 20:06:58

Aww, sweet Dave.

ilovesooty Sat 19-Oct-13 20:07:39

If Fiona ends up in the dance off she can lay a lot of the blame on Anton's rotten Latin choreography.

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 20:07:47

My DH is in Grimsby tonight!

HRHwheezing Sat 19-Oct-13 20:09:02

I agree about kristina. Very good.

Aren't suzanna's boys gorgeous. Don't like kids on tv though.

FushandChups Sat 19-Oct-13 20:09:58

Kevin trousers shock

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 20:10:28

Susanna is a bit like a rag doll.

Monstermuncher Sat 19-Oct-13 20:10:48

that was a bit scary

Agree HRH I don't like it when slebs splash their real family about the airwaves.

ilovesooty Sat 19-Oct-13 20:11:09

I loved that!

coffeeinbed Sat 19-Oct-13 20:11:14

That was Anton again...with the trousers.

AmIthatHot Sat 19-Oct-13 20:11:51

While Aliajz is considered the new hottie, I would far rather have Kevin. He is gorgeous

<only when I've finished with Pasha though>

Pan Sat 19-Oct-13 20:12:47

Agree with Craig - wasn't crisp/sharp at all. just 'fine'.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 20:13:01

I like Kevin. Lovely jawline and bum

Horsemad Sat 19-Oct-13 20:13:51

Kevin suits glasses.

So when is the results show?

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 20:16:32

His sister is amazing, here if you want a look.

ilovesooty Sat 19-Oct-13 20:16:35

A lot of tied scores there.

HRHwheezing Sat 19-Oct-13 20:16:35

She was under marked then. Off to watch Ben again I think....

JaneEyresHeir Sat 19-Oct-13 20:24:21

Darn. Lost wi-fi.
Love Kevin in the geek chic glasses.
Pondering whether to check the Digital Spy link before tomorrow (oh, the things I've learnt on MN!).

digerd Sat 19-Oct-13 20:25:10

The results show is tomorrow 7.15 - 8pm.

Thanks digerd