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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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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The actor has withdrawn from the competition on health grounds.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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Swan Dive by Georgina Pazcoguin review: this is ballet’s MeToo moment

In every company class, New York City Ballet dancer Georgina Pazcoguin would be greeted by principal Amar Ramasar making a suggestive comment and tweaking her nipples. Read my full Telegraph book review 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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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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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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