Category Archives: TV

Strictly Speaking: Week 5

Well that’s more like it. After a rather exhausted, grouchy hangover show last week, Strictly was back on form with several really impressive routines, a scattering of 10s, a new bread-based-ography, and the judges wandering idly down memory lane.  Read my full … Continue reading

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Strictly Come Dancing 2021, week 5

Three celebrities score 10s in a high-standard show, and it’s a shock visit to the dance-off for Rhys Stephenson. Read my Telegraph talking points for the main show and results show

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The BBC’s A-List attempt to fix Britain’s Eurovision problem is doomed

There are few constancies in our turbulent world, but one certainty, cemented over the past decade, is that the UK will always bomb at Eurovision. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Strictly Speaking: Week 4

Ah, the theme week hangover. Saturday’s show was very much the bleary, old contact lenses stuck to eyelids, two Alka-Seltzers dissolved in ginger ale, nibbling at cold leftover pizza while moaning softly morning-after to Movie Week’s night of ecstatic clubbing. … Continue reading

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Strictly Come Dancing 2021, week 4

Greg Wise bows out after a Macarena samba, while Sara Davies tangos to the top. Read my full Telegraph talking points from the main show and results show

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Strictly is more gruelling than anyone imagines – as Robert Webb just found out

The actor has withdrawn from the competition on health grounds. But he’s far from the first – or last. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Strictly Speaking: Week 3

Ah, Strictly theme weeks: synonymous with high drama, rampant scoring inflation, and a heady mix of glamour and the dredges of a three-year-old’s dressing-up box. Read my full Dancing Times blog here

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Strictly Come Dancing 2021, week 3 results

Saturday night saw two celebrities scoring 10s on a triumphant night of cinematic routines, but it was a flop of a foxtrot for Katie McGlynn. Read my Telegraph talking points here

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Strictly Come Dancing 2021: Week 3

There was plenty of drama, comedy and some costume tragedy as Strictly delivered big-screen thrills for Movie Week.  Read my Telegraph talking points here

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Strictly Speaking: Week 2

Welcome to the Thunderdome! Week 1 was all pats on the back for even finding your way into the studio; now, the real Strictly judging begins. Read my full Dancing Times blog here

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