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Strictly Speaking: The final

A dramatic twist, a brilliant duel, and a fab-u-lous winner. Read my full Dancing Times blog here

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Strictly Speaking: Week 12

Well, what a semi-final! Usually doubling the dances means halving the standard, at least, but everyone delivered here – even if the judges did get overexcited with the 10s.  Read my full Dancing Times blog here

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Strictly Speaking: Week 11

Thank the Strictly gods for that! Yes, our long national nightmare is over – Dan Walker has finally exited the ballroom. Read my full Dancing Times blog here

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Strictly Speaking: Week 10

Can you believe it’s nearly the quarter-finals already? Dan Walker is still here, so I certainly can’t. Read my full Dancing Times blog here

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Strictly Speaking: Week 9

You can always count on Strictly’s Musicals Week for some decent drama, although most of it was off the floor on this occasion – from Craig’s COVID-19 test to some excitable overmarking and a mildly controversial exit.  Read my full Dancing … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Week 7

Happy halfway mark, Strictly watchers! I can normally tell we’ve reached this stage because I’m genuinely surprised to see some of the celebrities in the opening titles.  Read my full Dancing Times blog here

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Strictly Speaking: Week 6

Have I just lowered my expectations so much that we’ve hit 3,000 feet below sea level, or was this Halloween show actually…kind of bearable? Read my full Dancing Times blog here

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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 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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