Tag Archives: ballroom

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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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 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 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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Strictly Come Dancing 2021, Week 2

Tilly Ramsay cooks up a leaderboard-topping Charleston, and Nina Wadia is the first to leave the ballroom. Read my Telegraph talking points for the main show here and results show here

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Same-sex partnerships and lead swapping could revolutionise ballroom – and that is no bad thing

When John Whaite and Johannes Radebe took to the Strictly floor last weekend, they made history as the first ever all-male couple. But their triumphant tango contained an added twist: they swapped the lead. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Strictly Speaking: Week 1

We’re off! This opener had everything we love about Strictly: dance, drama and dance-drama; a bewildering costume lottery; Tess patronising people to within an inch of their lives; scoring that began sane and then descended into utter chaos; and, most important, … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Launch show

Hurrah, we’re back! Hello, fellow Strictly watchers – I’m so glad that our Saturday nights are sparkly once more.  Read my full Dancing Times blog here

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Strictly Come Dancing is late to the party with same-sex couples: men have been dance partners for centuries

This year’s sequin-splattered contest to win the coveted glitterball trophy will feature a Strictly debut, as the show introduces its first all-male pairing. Read my full The i Paper article here

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Audio memory and good vibrations: how Strictly’s first deaf dancer might take home the glitterball

Deaf choreographer Mark Smith and deaf dancer Billy Read explain how Rose Ayling-Ellis will fare when she makes British TV history. Read my full Telegraph article here

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