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Even more new Strictly Pros!

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PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Wed 28-Aug-13 12:59:41


I noticed Emma Slater's gone (perhaps they realised she was British!).

Fifteen seems an odd number though, I like equal numbers of men and women. And I suppose a pro will be left without a partner for group dances. I think it might be Anton, but I was hoping he'd be put with Iveta, and we'd get some ballroom for once.

I'm getting excited now, I've had my e-mail about applying for tickets for the launch shows grin

(Oh, and for anybody who dances and is after some new shoes, the IDS sale has just started.)

Noseynoonoo Wed 28-Aug-13 13:04:02

Yes you are right that they probably noticed she was British and that just wouldn't do. I find it extremely hard to believe that there are no suitable British female dancers who would like the gig.

CeliaFate Wed 28-Aug-13 15:13:40

Just saw on Twitter that Strictly starts a week Saturday 6th September. Cannot wait. Not keen on the look of Janette Manmarra, she reminds me of Kat Slater!
I think Anton should have gone when Erin did.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Wed 28-Aug-13 17:39:57

She only started formally studying ballroom at 19?! Flipping heck, that's older than I was when I started.

CeliaFate Thu 29-Aug-13 19:34:11

Vanessa Feltz announced as the first celebrity. I'm not overly keen on her but I'll reserve judgement.

FrankelInFoal Thu 29-Aug-13 19:54:43

Marking my spot ready for 6th Sept grin

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Fri 30-Aug-13 01:12:05

She had to get around to Strictly eventually I suppose grin

I think Artem will be praying he's not paired up with her, after Fern Britton!

(Oh Frankel, I've been meaning to say congratulations smile I've seen you on a couple of threads, but didn't want to look stalker-ish!)

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Fri 30-Aug-13 01:17:42

Bother, I've nc-ed again, so you'll have no idea who I am and I probably do sound very stalker-ish! I was HairpinsAndLacquer last time I spoke to you smile

FrankelInFoal Fri 30-Aug-13 06:57:26

Thanks Polkadots/Hairpins grin. It's bringing my dancing to a bit of a hiatus - I was due to take my Latin teaching exam in October, but I'm happy to wait until after this little person arrives grin

saintmerryweather Fri 30-Aug-13 07:10:08

have all the new dancers been in burn the floor? it seems to be their recruiting grounds for the pros! im still gutted that aliona has gone, i luffs her, and flavia

CloudOfStarlings Fri 30-Aug-13 15:03:33

No aliona will be back! She tweeted yesterday that she was coming back, then the tweet mysteriously disappeared later in the day. Rumour is she's replacing an injured pro.

Fiderer Fri 30-Aug-13 16:22:58

FrankelInFoal That'll teach me to read usernames fully shock

Many hoofy congratulations grin grin

Gigondas Fri 30-Aug-13 16:24:34

All very exciting- is there going to be any announcement before next week or is it a surprise?

Gigondas Fri 30-Aug-13 16:25:35

blushSorry see its on Mondays one show

Ellenora5 Fri 30-Aug-13 17:22:18

Vanessa Feltz, well it was only a matter of time I suppose, wonder who else will be there, I love strictly, can't wait for it to come backsmile

FrankelInFoal Fri 30-Aug-13 17:49:53

I saw an article suggesting Susanna Reid had signed up.

And thanks Fiderer grin

CloudOfStarlings Fri 30-Aug-13 17:52:03

Yep Susanna Reid has confirmed she's doing it I think? I am beyond excited for it to start.. highlight of my year grin

member Fri 30-Aug-13 17:57:15

Re the fifteen pro dancers - there are to be 15 celebs too this year

CeliaFate Fri 30-Aug-13 19:35:14

Tony Jacklin has now been announced. Not impressed by the two so far!

Noseynoonoo Fri 30-Aug-13 21:29:45

Apparently Abby Clancey - if true I am furious that the BBC think a fake-breasted, trout-pout WAG is appropriate. Really scraping the barrel.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Fri 30-Aug-13 21:33:30

Yes, I don't know why they are having an odd number, it doesn't make sense!

CeliaFate Fri 30-Aug-13 21:41:05

After last year I thought they'd really upped their game with celebs that everyone knows. This year? confused Has the budget been cut?!

CloudOfStarlings Fri 30-Aug-13 22:28:03

member I think people were questioning the odd number of pros cos it means the pros can't all partner up for their own numbers.. talk on twitter that Anton won't be in some group numbers cos of no Erin.. but nothing known for sure as bbc are being annoyingly quiet about it all!

FrankelInFoal Sat 31-Aug-13 09:09:52

I wonder if they've got an extra celeb in because of worries about drop outs. If one goes due to injury/personal reasons then it screws up the numbers in the final rounds.

I'll have to quiz my dance teacher on the new pros to see if she knows them. She's got quite annoyed with them not using proper Latin/Ballroom specialists when there are so many great dancers out there. They seem to favour jazz/modern dancers instead, which is a great shame as you never then see the dances danced as well as they can be.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 31-Aug-13 10:18:58

Iveta's good, but I don't know the rest at all.

I was hoping we'd have a couple of new ballroom specialists though, I feel it's been a bit sidelined recently in the pro dances.

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