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to hope they replace Brucie with Claudia once he finally retires? Or if not, at least with another woman.

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MardyBra Mon 07-Oct-13 13:47:04

I'm still catching up on catch up, but I'm really enjoying having two women presenters and Claudia is really sweet and funny.

Anyway, I'm fed up with the main male and sidekick female format of so many programmes - whether as presenters or in drama.

Sirzy Mon 07-Oct-13 13:48:32

I don't particlary like her TBH.

As long as they are decent presenters I don't really care about the sexes either.

YDdraigGoch Mon 07-Oct-13 13:51:15

I hope they replace Tess with Claudia, with or without Brucie

EdithWeston Mon 07-Oct-13 13:51:43

I'd like to see a seasoned hoofer.

Perhaps Lionel Blair? Or Angela Rippon? Or Leslie Judd?

MardyBra Mon 07-Oct-13 13:52:16

Yes, Tess is bland.

Seeline Mon 07-Oct-13 13:52:16

It was a joy to watch this week without Brucie mucking everything up. Claudia is brill and she and Tess are great together.

MardyBra Mon 07-Oct-13 13:53:00

Oh yes, Angela and Claudia does it for me. Lionel Blair would be great even if not technically a woman.

MardyBra Mon 07-Oct-13 13:54:48

As long as it's not that dreadful Anthony Beak.

FrankelInFoal Mon 07-Oct-13 13:54:55

My money is on it being Anton - a familiar face, good relationship with the other dancers and knows what he is talking about.

FrankelInFoal Mon 07-Oct-13 13:55:45

X-post Mardy grin

Ghirly Mon 07-Oct-13 13:55:52

I don't mind Bruce but Tess is awful. She is very robotic reading her cue cards.
Claudia seems much more at ease interviewing the dancers and her sense of humour appeals to me! I'd replace Tess with Claudia...... I'd accept Bruce still plodding along if I got Tess to resign!

nennypops Mon 07-Oct-13 13:56:00

I mostly just want Brucie to retire, preferably today. Saturday's programme went so much better than usual, mostly because we didn't have to sit through all Brucie's non-jokes, struggles with reading cue cards, and false hysteria about things like standing ovations.

But yes, I agree that two female presenters would be fine. The other reason why Saturday's programme went well was, quite simply, that Tess and Claudia did a good professional job, which was a really refreshing contrast to what we normally get from Forsyth.

LessMissAbs Mon 07-Oct-13 13:56:16

Bruce Forsyth and a much younger woman in a dress is a formula that hasn't changed since the 1970's.

Claudia is good though, I like her.

Can't stand Strictly though. I guess its the fact that Bruce and Tess take it sooooo seriously that makes people watch.

MardyBra Mon 07-Oct-13 13:56:27

He's like all the cheesy bits of Brucie reincarnated.

QuenellefireAndDamnation Mon 07-Oct-13 13:56:28

I agree. I'm really glad they didn't look for another male to replace Bruce on Sundays or when he's ill.

I think Tess and Claudia both do a good job. In fact I think Tess is better in Bruce's role than in her usual one.

Who got kicked out yesterday BTW? We don't bother watching the Sunday one.

EdithWeston Mon 07-Oct-13 13:56:29

I don't mind if it's a man or woman. But I would like it to be someone with some background in dance.

Ghirly Mon 07-Oct-13 13:57:22

Am I the only person who loves Anton? blush

I've met him a couple of times and he honestly is lovely.

MardyBra Mon 07-Oct-13 13:57:43

"Who got kicked out yesterday BTW?"

Please don't say. I'm still watching.

MardyBra Mon 07-Oct-13 14:01:25

I find it really odd that Anton is still dancing tbh. They have all these hot young guys in their 20s, and he's like some gentleman walker for the elderly contestants.

Sirzy Mon 07-Oct-13 14:02:51

Ghirly - I like him to. I think he would be a good presenter for it.

FrankelInFoal Mon 07-Oct-13 14:03:29

There's an SCD thread in Telly Addicts where you can see the result.

I like Anton too. He's a great ballroom dancer & the people I know who have met and worked with him say he's lovely and particularly good at teaching kids to dance.

MardyBra Mon 07-Oct-13 14:04:36

What about Anton's racist incident?

bearleftmonkeyright Mon 07-Oct-13 14:06:40

Antons fab, I saw his and Erins show about a year ago and it was amazing. I love Claudia as well. She has always been extremely entertaining.

Ghirly Mon 07-Oct-13 14:08:34

We have good taste bear

ShadeofViolet Mon 07-Oct-13 14:09:49

Fuck off with all your Anton hate.

What has he ever done to any of you? ignore that awful wall programme

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