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    Andrea Turner
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    If you are talking about being a celeb then I am one too!!!
    Was on Look North Yorkshire back in 1976 discussing with the showjumper Graham Fletcher the wages of stable girls. I was paid £11.00 per week with bed and board included whilst he said he paid his stable girls £20.00 a week and even offered me a job but I went back to working in Libraries and became a Librarian and had my own horses.End of celeb status lol

    As for strictly – can take it or leave it and the same with X factor but still watch them at the beginning.

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    A couple of thoughts from me. SCD improved, for me, when Bruth Forsyth died. His style of patter and presenting made me cringe. When Len Goodman left we lost a very professional person, to replace him with the ghastly Shirley Ballas was truly appalling.

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    Joe Sugg and Danny John-Jules – never heard of them. :unsure:

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    Danny John-Jules was CAT in Red Dwarf an English comedy series about space.

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    #402427

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    FC, you don’t have to be on TV, but it helps. Performing at the Royal Albert Hall sounds impressive.

    Got to go now as I have a busy day ahead. Need to mow the lawn, sand an old oak door, and I’ve got a manicurist coming round to cut my nails!

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    #402545

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    So far I’ve found out the following amateur dancers for this year.

    Katie Piper
    Faye Tozer
    Danny John Jules
    Joe Sugg
    Vick Hope
    Graeme Swann

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    #402556

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    Well I’ve only heard of Katie Piper!

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    #402560

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    Exactly. They are not celebrities.

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    Well I’ve only heard of Katie Piper!

    Well FC you know one more than me. Personally I have not really watched Strictly since Brucie left. I had huge admiration for this guy. He had been hosting shows since I was about 4 years old. In his eighties he was not as sharp maybe but he made Strictly his show. He was a comedian, he could dance, sing, play the piano and had huge stage presence. I think Strictly needs a male and female presenter, the Tess and Claudia combination don’t do it for me. My choice to take Brucie’s place would been Bradley Walsh but it is what it is. I am sure some people prefer the new format and everyone has the choice to watch or not :-)

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    JP Katie Piper is not really a celebrity as in TV or such but a very courageous girl who, despite horrific burns and disfigurement to her face, has made it her goal to show that life can go on and she is an inspiration to others with similar injuries. As for SCD, to be honest, I doubt I shall worry about watching it this year as I haven’t got a clue who anyone else is and although I like to see how some non-dancers gradually become fairly proficient, even very good, dancers by the end it makes it more interesting if I know who they are. The jury is out on that at the moment  :-)

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    #405114

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    Not long to go now. Got my sequined dress out ready for the off.

    Strictly

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    Well, since I last posted on this thread the programme has gone on to be even better entertainment. A lady “celeb” as folk on here refer to them performed to a song from Les Miserables, Stacey Dooley. Not a dry eye in our house. Sheer magic! :good:

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    #434572

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    Never heard of her, is she a celeb ?

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    Crikey you must have been waiting to reply to my postings! No she isn’t a “celeb” just a hard working career lady.

    Stacey Jaclyn Dooley MBE is a British television presenter, journalist, documentary film maker and author. Since 2009, she has made social-issue-themed television documentaries for BBC Three concerning child labour and women in developing countries.

    She has TV  programmes on at the moment concerning prostitution,child abuse etc in poorer countries.

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    Very courageous in some of her reporting too

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    #435025

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    Another excellent, entertaining programme. It is getting interesting because of the voting system. Ashley Roberts gets the judges best score virtually every week. However, she is not a hit with the voting public because she is a professional dancer.

    From bing :-

    Ashley Allyn Roberts is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, model, presenter, and television personality, best known as a former member of the modern Burlesque group and dance ensemble The Pussycat Dolls.

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    #435027

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    Surely that’s ‘cheating’ ?  :unsure:

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    Exactly BE, a professional dancer and not fair on the non-dancers.  Hope she goes next week.

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    Never heard of her.

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    With a lot of the shows that are determined by public votes, the end winner is usually the right choice even if the elimination of competitors is not always in the right order so, hopefully, Ashley will not be there at the end, it needs to be one of the complete amateurs who has just slogged and learned by sheer hard work as the others have done.

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    Totally agree FC. 💃 🕺

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    Well now I’m safely out of my man-flu bed I’m pleased to say it was yet another great hour or so of entertainment. Glad to say that the professional woman, Ashley Roberts, is going to be distraught when she doesn’t win the final. As said previously she isn’t liked by the public and will be an also ran. Waiting for the wise guys and other ne’er do wells to write, “BE said etc”, if she does win. B-)

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    Pleased to hear you are better BE  :rose:

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    I had thought previously that it was supposed to be a window for the artistry, skill and mastery of the medium of dancing but I have come to realise over the years that it is in fact just a popularity contest. You can be the best dancer by far but have no chance of winning because the public don’t like you. Its laughable that Ashley has been in the bottom two for the last two weeks when she is clearly the best as confirmed by the judges scores and any idiot can clearly see it. But no, she cannot win and we will have someone lovely win it. Why not call it ‘Most Improved But Nowhere Near The Best Dancing’ or better still forget the actual dancing and have a sort of contest where they all tell their stories and you decide who you like the best.

    If it is designed as an example of who has improved the most you should then surely start with a level playing field. I assume they put people like Ashley in to raise the standard before destroying them and people like Anne Widdicombe and Russel Grant in just for a laugh. Neither has a cat in hells chance of winning so it is rather cruel and pointless if you ask me.

    Personally I’ve always believed in striving for excellence but that is no longer the mode in these days of all inclusive dumbing down.

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    Stacey Dooley gets my vote from me to win.  A total amateur dancer and she deserves to take the glitter ball.  :good:

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    I’m with you there kate!

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    Ashley is a wonderful dancer, I couldn’t fault her dancing last weekend and of course she deserves to be in the final on her skill. Unfortunately, whocares is right about the popularity part of people voting, which sometimes leads to some good dancers leaving the competition too soon, however, it is usually one of the best dancers that wins.

    My personal choice would be Stacey, not because she is lovely (though she is of course) but because I think she has worked her socks off to become the good dancer that she now is from being unable to dance a step before. It is indeed a window for mastery over the medium of dance and I feel she has shown mastery because of her complete lack of knowledge before she entered the competition. Just my own opinion of course.

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    I completely agree Fruity. Stacey gets my vote.  :good:

    Lippy

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    Having had ballroom dancing  lessons in my younger days from the fabulous  Brighton Regent Theatre  which had a copper sprung  floor to  dance on, I can assure you the level of skill  that is achieved from nothing  to get to do each dance almost perfect in a week is amazing, it’s blooming difficult !!   Especially , pure Tango etc. 💃🕺

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    I saw Stacey Dooley on a documentary last night. All to do with Mexicans trying to get into USA. She’s a really nice girl. Haven’t seen strictly this year, but heard that alot of you (including me), didn’t know who she was. I do now  :good:

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