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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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Like the rest of us, Strictly must learn to live with Covid

Series 19 of Strictly had a fab-u-lous first competitive show on the weekend, but the new battle in the ballroom was swiftly overshadowed by the grim news that pop singer Tom Fletcher and his professional partner Amy Dowden have tested positive for Covid. … Continue reading

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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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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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Beverley Knight: ‘I’m a black Fairy Godmother, for all the little girls who look like me’

Beverley Knight is already the Queen of British Soul. This year, she’s set to add the title of Queen of Christmas. Read my full The i Paper interview here

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Strictly Speaking: Week 6

A rather mediocre performance week, with some improvement in scoring, and alas still some glaring biases. However, poor Clara Amfo really doomed herself with an error-strewn jive that was actually marked quite kindly, yet cemented her place in the dance-off. … Continue reading

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Maisie Smith’s footwork was this week’s real Strictly triumph

This week saw Clara Amfo try to shake her tail feather in a redemptive Tina Turner jive. But she hit the (Nutbush City) limits of her recovery skills when an early mistake tripped her up – and a deluge of errors … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Week 4

This was quite the Bizarro World Strictly, with a sadly absent Nicola and Katya, Motsi joining Bruno in Zoom purgatory, and Anton du Beke finally wearing the producers down and getting his shot at judging – the equivalent of a … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Week 3

You know what I didn’t need during a week where I’ve barely slept, my body now programmed to wake up at 3am, lunge for my phone and frantically check the Philadelphia count? The absolute, unadulterated nightmare fuel that was Strictly … Continue reading

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