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    This programme will be back on BBC1 in September! :yahoo:   The first contestant was announced this morning; Katie Piper. Great, good, old fashioned family entertainment!

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    #402121

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    She is such a courageous girl!

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    I’ve never watched it. Any TV programme with ‘celebrities’ in it is not for me.

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    Me too ,the word celeb and I turn off!

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    Marie and marion you are both missing some good entertainment with your preconceived ideas. Google Katie Piper, a lass who had acid thrown into her face and is now blind in one eye. Celebrity never. There have been folk like Si King a down to earth cook and John Sergeant. Video below :-

    Not afraid of looking foolish!

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    #402151

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    I thought the word celebrity, pertained to someone famous or someone who had done something famous. It used to be applied to people who most of us had heard of. Nowadays people are so called celebrities because they know someone famous.

    BE, I am not with these comments refering to the young lady you mention.

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    I shall say again; non of the contestants claim to be celebrities. Here’s Ann Widdicombe ex MP. Fast forward to 0.44 seconds.

     

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    Hmmmm…..still not convinced it’s worth watching.

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    Personally, we both enjoy Strictly.  Very entertaining and no adverts every 10 minutes like there are in X Factor! :good:

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    Hmmmm…..still not convinced it’s worth watching.

    I’ve just posted a couple of the “losing” couples chosen for their entertainment value to show that is not a “celeb fest”.

    Here you are Ore Oduba winner in 2016 an amateur when he started. Bet you have to Google who he is!

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    I like it and last year I persuaded Mr. F. to watch it too, it depends who is in it for him so some years I have to record it and watch later. The professional dancers are brilliant but if it’s not your scene then it’s not, I wouldn’t try to convince someone else to watch it, they make their own choice. I just like it when someone who has never danced before improves steadily and can become pretty amazing and is the same reason I like Dancing on Ice.

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    I think the program has gone well past it’s  sell by date.Katie Piper has done various TV programs so could be classed as a ‘celebrity ‘.They are running out of ‘names’ to use now.

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    Edited out by BE.

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    Regardless of what has been said, they are all what is now considered to be celebrities, that is anyone who once got into the news or on television.

    I saw a bit of the show once. That was enough for a lifetime. It’s what I regard as trivia or trash TV. A bit like most of the rest of the stuff they keep entertaining you folks with. That’s why I haven’t watched TV more than 10 times in the last 5 years, except when I am in someone else’s house, and then it’s in French.

    I’d rather drive nails into my hands! Now where did I put my hammer?

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    :yahoo: :good:

    Love my yearly fix of ‘Strictly’ – I’m not bothered how well/little/not known the competitors are. For me its  not about the celebrity its about people having a go and finding they have a talent, or just having fun.

    I also enjoy Masterchef,  Bakeoff, Great British Menu, Sewing Bee etc etc (though not particularly X Factor or Britain’s Got Talent). They entertain me.

    I do enjoy lots of other tv too – dramas, cookery series, documentaries, some quizzes (University Challenge, Only Connect, Mastermind which exercise my brain).

    I don’t like the soaps, though, or programmes showing operations, long lost relatives, or people airing their dirty laundry  :unsure:

    Lippy

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    Regardless of what has been said, they are all what is now considered to be celebrities, that is anyone who once got into the news or on television. I saw a bit of the show once. That was enough for a lifetime. It’s what I regard as trivia or trash TV. A bit like most of the rest of the stuff they keep entertaining you folks with. That’s why I haven’t watched TV more than 10 times in the last 5 years, except when I am in someone else’s house, and then it’s in French. I’d rather drive nails into my hands! Now where did I put my hammer?

    Why doesn’t this surprise me. :scratch:

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    Well, we like the French version, Danse avec les Stars, they aren’t necessarily ‘celebrities’ or ‘stars’ as such, they are people who have some success in their particular field. Was impressed by Ann Widdicombe, not so much her style but her willingness to do it. Has she lost a lot of weight or am I just thrown by the longer hair?

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     trash TV A bit like most of the rest of the stuff they keep entertaining you folks with.

    That comes over as rather pompous  JD.  It is what YOU regard as trash TV and you have a perfect right to your opinion, there was another member once who didn’t even own a TV and perfectly within his rights to not do so. Good luck to anyone who can live their lives in such a way, we did for 18 months when we first moved to France and were perfectly fine without it, however, we now have mod cons like electricity and we do watch the TV.

    There are lots of programmes that I have no desire to and wouldn’t watch and which I would probably regard as trash TV but I wouldn’t criticise anyone else for doing so, lumping people that I have never met in a broad statement of  “you folks” as if I were considerably better in some way. I understand that you were speaking to those of us that have stated a liking for the programme, which the post is about, perhaps when you said “you folks” but it came at the end of a sentence which generalised about “trash TV and “the rest of the stuff”. Each to his own I say.  :yes:

    (I hope you found your hammer, do you need any nails?)  ;-)

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    Have to say, JD, my experience of French TV was 99% crap!

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    John Doe wrote, “Regardless of what has been said, they are all what is now considered to be celebrities, that is anyone who once got into the news or on television.” According to John Doe I am a celebrity!!!!! Whoop, whoop, whoop!!!!! I’ve been on TV! I’ve been on Blue Peter! 1969! :yahoo:   :yahoo:   :yahoo:   :yahoo:   :yahoo:   :yahoo:

    Have to stop because I’ve used up today’s supply of exclamation marks, oh there’s one left!

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    I’ve just heard that Boris Johnson is on Strictly. He is dancing with a lady in a burqa.

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    Steps member Faye Tozer and Red Dwarf star Danny John-Jules are the latest contestants to be announced for this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing.

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    I’m also a fan of Strictly, although I’d wish they’d give a mark on improvement and not just on dance ability,

    some of the recent contestants have had significant dance tuition in their past, Debbie Mcgee springs to mind,

    and almost all of the ex pop stars have had some sort of dancing history, unlike most of the sports stars,  politicians etc who obviously havent.

    even Dany John-Jules has had recent dance tuition from Ashly Banjo as he appeared in last years full Monty

     

    @Bald Eagle I dont think Si King has ever appeared, you probably mean our local celeb Dave Myers

     

     

     

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    Have to agree, some of the celebrities do have a considerable amount of dance experience.

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    I can’t wait for my annual fix of GBBO. Love it but I do miss Mel and Sue. Sandi and Noel just don’t have that same natural banter.

     

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    I love Mel and Sue. They mix together so well. Sandi Toksvig great ( as in QI) Noel not so sure.

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    BE, nice to know that you are a celebrity. Me too. I was once the principal guest on a British discussion programme hosted by Roger Bolton. The show started with the camera crew in my house filming me explaining my situation, and I was then interviewed during the show itself. I’ve also been on the national news on one of the major French TV channels, but I had to go to a French house to watch myself. Despite my celebrity status, I have consistently refused on principle to accept many invitations to appear on Strictly. Besides, on the day after International Left-Handers Day, I have to admit that I have two left feet! I assume that BE has also refused to participate.  :yahoo:

    As to my use of the words ‘you folks’, I didn’t intend to sound pompous or patronising. I simply meant those of you who watch TV as opposed to the small minority like myself who choose not to. I do make exceedingly good cakes, though!

    Finally, I must agree with Tigre that, from my limited experience of French TV, it is crap. It seems to rely to a large extent on imported American soap and crime series dubbed very badly into French, and those appalling shows in which a group of celebrities discuss interminably the merits (or lack of) of mediocre singers and performers. On the other hand, they do seem to have some rather good home-grown dramas.

    I’ve found my hammer, but where on Earth have I put the nails! (That’s my daily allocation of exclamation marks used up)

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    Typical thread drift and sarcasm.  Should be a “?” mark not a “!” in the last sentence, also you forgot the last full stop. Apart from that I shall enjoy myself basking in the knowledge of knowing yet another celebrity. Life cannot get better. :-)

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    Sarcasm from BE. Never! It was a rhetorical question, not requiring a reply. Wikipedia says “Depending on the context, a rhetorical question may be punctuated by a question mark (?), full stop (.), or exclamation mark (!), but some sources argue that it is required to use a question mark for any question, rhetorical or not”. So I ask myself rhetorically, which mark should I use here! It depends on which source I am relying on. I like sauces!

    Should the full stop be inside or outside the brackets?

    Shall we dance?

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    It is said that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, I guess I’m pretty lowly then as I use it a lot and when anyone else does, it nearly always makes me laugh! I must admit JD’s wit often makes me chuckle, when he isn’t erring on the side of pompousness! (that’s two exclamation marks I’ve used up – better watch myself)

    Does one have to have appeared on TV to be deemed a celebrity? I ask as I have performed at The Royal Albert Hall – does that count? I don’t think it can as I haven’t been approached for SCD so have not had the opportunity to refuse any invitations as JD has. Probably a smart move JD you would do a dancing partner extreme damage with all those nails sticking out of your hands. I’m so pleased that you found your hammer by the way, personally, I don’t think you’ve made much of an effort to find the nails and are just delaying the inevitable.

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