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Strictly Shirley

Shirley Ballas, new head judge of Strictly Come Dancing, on what makes a great routine and who she’d like to dance with on the show. Read my full Dancing Times interview here Advertisements

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Judgement time

As Shirley Ballas joins the Strictly Come Dancing panel, we delve into the world of ballroom judging. Read my full Dancing Times article here

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Strictly Speaking: The final

There was something of an elegiac feel to this year’s final, as Len Goodman, Strictly institution, finally hung up his “Seh-ven!” paddle, gave us one last scrambled metaphor and waltzed off to the great golf course in the sky. We … Continue reading

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More Strictly chat on Georgey Spanswick

I joined Georgey Spanswick again on her BBC radio show to talk Strictly. Click here to listen to the interview (I’m on at about 2hr 9min)

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BWW Interview: Russell Grant

The actor and astrologer talks Strictly and new show The Golden Age of Dance. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Strictly Speaking: Launch show

Sci-fi nonsense, ringer protestations and Ed “Glitter” Balls: our introduction to the class of 2016. Read my full Dancing Times blog here

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Strictly preview, Cuban flop and switching lead

My articles in the September issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: Strictly Speaking Farewell to Len Goodman and hello to new pros in our Strictly preview Vamos Cuba! Nilda Guerra’s new Sadler’s Wells show is oddly uninspired Stepping Out Tackling the thorny topic of switching lead New in … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: the final

Never question the commitment of boyband voters. A final that zigzagged between possible winners (well, apart from Katie) ended up feeling somewhat redundant as Jay’s fans carried him over the finishing line regardless of his distinctly underwhelming performance. Aliona’s dubious … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: semi-final

Ah, two dances. Either double the fun, or a gruelling reminder that these people have lives and jobs and adding a cha cha to a Viennese waltz at the end of a long series is just asking for a nervous … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Week 10

Ah, post-Blackpool Week – Strictly’s annual hangover show. Lower the lights, pass the Berocca, and for god’s sake don’t make too much noise. Not generally a vintage night, and so it proved, with several celebs stuck with styles that didn’t … Continue reading

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