Following hot on the (Cuban) heels of departing Doctor Who Matt Smith, this week saw the mass exodus from Strictly Come Dancing of long-standing and, in some cases, long-suffering professionals Erin Boag, Vincent Simone, Flavia Cacace and Aliona Vilani.
Can the newbies possibly follow in their nimble footsteps? We’re looking for a slightly uncomfortable national stereotype, a sphinx with killer abs, a whirl of self-absorption and someone with survival instincts to rival Bear Grylls. After all, she’ll be dancing with Anton.
Let us all raise a glitterball in tribute to our fallen comrades. Or, alternatively, sit back and enjoy their three most memorable moments on the show.