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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 2021 Launch

Catch up with my talking points from Saturday’s exciting opener – including our first all-male pairing and the return of champion Bill Bailey. Read my full Telegraph article 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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Strictly should be congratulated for introducing an all-male pairing – but is it fair?

This weekend, 15 new celebrities will waltz into the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom. Among them will be Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite, who will form one half of the programme’s first all-male pairing.  Read my full Telegraph article here

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This year’s golden Strictly line-up might result in its best show yet

I must confess that I was worried about this upcoming series of the BBC ballroom behemoth. How could it possibly live up to the 2020 edition, which saved an entire nation from Covid gloom? Read my full Telegraph article here

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Pose, series 3 review: is it inspirational? Yes. Subtle? Good God no

Strike a final pose. The climactic season of this love letter to New York’s underground “ball” scene, and its pioneering queer, trans and racially diverse community, is the most melodramatic yet.  Read my full Telegraph review here

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Showbiz is back – and in full swing: a jubilant Broadway bonanza at the Proms

Musical theatre hasn’t had much cause for celebration this past year, nor the Proms, which were moved online in 2020. Thankfully, both are now reunited with live audiences, as jubilantly demonstrated at Saturday night’s Broadway bonanza. Read my full Telegraph … Continue reading

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Jodie Whittaker deserved better than Chris Chibnall’s Doctor Who boys’ club

Who will be the new stars of Who? It was announced today that Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to ever play the Doctor, and showrunner Chris Chibnall will step down after next year’s special episodes of the BBC juggernaut. Read my full … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: The Final

What an extraordinary end to the series. The Strictly final aired just hours after Boris Johnson made his latest screeching u-turn, announcing that millions of people would have to cancel their festive plans and spend Christmas separated from loved ones. … Continue reading

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Mesmerising Bill Bailey has last laugh as he seals Strictly Come Dancing victory

Coming into this series, many expected Bill Bailey to be pure comic relief. Well, he’s certainly had the last laugh, not only making it to the Strictly final, but lifting the Glitterball trophy. Read my full Telegraph article here

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