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Diets on the Dancefloor,,,anyone watched it....

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3andnomore Sat 19-Jul-08 16:17:05

and what did you think?
I was a bit disappointed, really. I was hoping it would be better....and more dancing would be shown...but hopefully that will come with the number of contestants reducing....

LostGirl Sun 20-Jul-08 20:12:50

I agree, was strange how little of the dancing they showed, but did like the idea of them assessing them and kicking them out based on fitness as well as dancing ability. Will persevere and hope it improves! Was it just me or did a couple of them look like they didn't really need to diet much anyway?

3andnomore Mon 21-Jul-08 11:04:48

Lol, I suppose they could not really choose truely severely obese people, could they....unlike in say the biggest loser....but yeah a lot of them just looked normal...and that ex-footie player had a very good point....after he heard he was obese...when he said....well, if you think of an obese person you think of , well, very big people that find it hard to move, etc....(something along those lines)....and that is so true....!

But yes, it's good that they look at all aspects, teh fitness, the dancing aswell as the weightloss....

LostGirl Mon 21-Jul-08 13:07:30

GUess you're right. Am currently watching Biggest Loser on some obscure sky channel at some ungodly time in the morning, so have that size imprinted on my mind! Am secretly jealous of contestants though as I would love to have the time to be taught how to dance by professionally trained dancers... trying to do tae bo and a few sit ups with dd2 hanging off my ankles isn't proving very effective! Couldn't bring myself to have it filmed for tv though grin

3andnomore Mon 21-Jul-08 16:21:20

Lostgirl...yeah, that kinda programme, from it's idea, would appeal to me, too.....
Tae Bo with a little one hanging of you sounds potential ys run straight into my foot when I did a kick....and I truely hadn't seen him until it was to late...he just run into, small children and tae bo sometimes not the greatest combo, lol

LostGirl Thu 24-Jul-08 10:14:57

3andnomore did you give it one more week? What did you think? Or am I the only one on MN sad enough to still be watching this blush?

3andnomore Thu 24-Jul-08 12:33:11

lol, I watched it last night, and whilst still not overly impressed, I am holding out hopes for improvement when there will be less people....surely that would then give more airtime for the dancing....[hopeful emoticon]

LostGirl Thu 24-Jul-08 13:50:52

I know it feels like they're not actually showing enough of anything, you don't really get to know the contestants much, you hardly see any dancing and it is so annoying when they just show little bits interspersed with the judge's comments, like last night it was abvious that Amy must have managed to do her lift before they even showed it because they showed one of the judges comments, very strange editing. Could really do two shows a week: one with the training and more about the contestants and another showing ALL of the dancing.

Ok, well I've clearly spent too much time thinking about this!!

3andnomore Thu 24-Jul-08 14:01:04

but yeah, you are right, at the moment it's hard to really know what's going on and what the people are like and stuff.
And the editing is ratehr strangely done.

3andnomore Thu 24-Jul-08 14:03:34

Oh, the guy that went out, well, they showed him at the beginning in a studio doing some singing...and well, he was kinda god awful...and then they talked about how he was refused as a boyband member due to his physical appearance . Well, dh and I looked at eachother and both simultaniously said: hm, the singing doesn't help him much neither...does it...because...well.......

LostGirl Thu 24-Jul-08 16:37:50

Even my dh can carry a tune better than he could! Thought it was a bit mean to kick him out though, considering he had shingles!! You're lucky though, my dh refuses to watch these sort of programmes with me! Do you have a favourite? I like Amy but I think that's only because she's the only one that we really know anything about (dumped before wedding etc etc).

3andnomore Thu 14-Aug-08 10:23:19

well...week 5 yeasterday....and hasn't really gotten much better, has it?

I am ready to give up on!

It does seem a completely halfway programme....possibly, because they have to fit it all in around their normal lifes....well, the dancing is just not improving and I think they should have done a full commitment for a fair few weeks to get a better dancing standard...because, it's not much fun to watch people dancing so

glad that whingebag girl is out...she was really annoying me.....all she did seemed whinge, whinge, whinge.....boring.
Only thing I liked about her, was that she kept standing up to the Stylist guy...because, she really did know better what suited her best....he styles them he is the one that styles Tess Daly (is that her name)...that does Strictly come dancing, would make sense

Lost girl...have you given up on it already?

LostGirl Thu 14-Aug-08 10:31:32

No, I'm still hanging in there, but mainly because I think I used to go to school with one of the contestants so that makes it slightly more interesting! Agree with you about it being a halfway programme, it could have been done SO much better, and I can't stand the two dance judges either, and the stylist is clearly really abd at his job: that sparkly sequin union jack thing last night: poor girl! It's a shame really as I still think it's a good concept for a programme.

3andnomore Thu 14-Aug-08 10:35:20

yes, the concept is great

They should have done the "living in a mansion" kinda thing, shouldn't in Biggest Loser, where the people could focus for a while on learning to dance (well, in this case it would be learning to dance).

I was surprised that Marlon was in the "bottom 2 " yesterday...I felt he danced better than Amy and was on the same level as Mark....and I thought that he was improving his fitness...and going back to an old sport of his....I actually felt sorry for him last night....

LostGirl Thu 14-Aug-08 10:39:14

I agree, the judges make some weird decisions, he really seemed to be making an effort, and it's much harder for the men I think. It's easier for the women as they can just be whirled around and made to look good sometimes. Glad that girl left though, she was really annoying. At least they've stopped editing judges comments in halfway through the dance routine clips which is a slight improvement! We just need to know more about the contestants so that you actually give a damn about them. We got to know a bit about the bloke that quit (Dale?) and we know Amy was dumped before her wedding but that's it.

3andnomore Thu 14-Aug-08 10:42:57


3andnomore Thu 14-Aug-08 10:43:42

btw. do you think we are the only mn'ers that watch it, or are we the ony ones openly admitting to it, lol...

LostGirl Thu 14-Aug-08 10:47:03

I think we must be the only ones!!! I have joined discussion groups on here of far more embarassing programmes that a few of us has admitted to watching, believe it or not! Well, now you are leaving it I will be left the only one blush

3andnomore Thu 14-Aug-08 11:17:55

well...I probably will continoue to watch it, just in the hope it is getting!

3andnomore Sat 23-Aug-08 11:45:35

mised it this week...who went?

LostGirl Sat 23-Aug-08 13:07:49

Ah, you see, you do care really!! You try and stop watching but the lure of terrible costumes and bad editing draws you back in grin

Amy went this week, being considered the worst dancer once again, Laura was in the bottom for fitness.

3andnomore Sat 23-Aug-08 13:15:21


so, what went on between Amy and that ex-footie guy? They showed a scene of a possible argument or break up...and him not being happy

used2bthin Sat 23-Aug-08 13:30:18

Oh please tell me about Marlon as I know him and haven't got the channel to watch this (knew he was in it as he is using his facebook to advertise it hmm he is always v sleazy whats he like on the show?

LostGirl Sat 23-Aug-08 19:29:45

3andnomore: Amy told him that she didn't think their 'relationship' could go anywhere once the show had finished as they live so far away from each other. It also didn't help that he had turned completely orange from deciding to get a fake tan, and she couldn't stop laughing at him!!

used2bthin: They haven't actually showed much of the different people to be honest so even though the series has nearly finished I don't really have an opinion on any of them. He doesn't seem to have come across as sleazy IMO (might have made the programme far more entertaining if he had!).

LostGirl Sat 23-Aug-08 19:30:33

I got all excited then thinking that someone else was actually watching it, but no, still just us two 3andnomore!

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