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Same-sex partnerships and lead swapping could revolutionise ballroom – and that is no bad thing

When John Whaite and Johannes Radebe took to the Strictly floor last weekend, they made history as the first ever all-male couple. But their triumphant tango contained an added twist: they swapped the lead. 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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Nicola Adams’ ruthless Covid axing is the beginning of the end for Strictly 2020

After landing in the dreaded dance-off last week, Nicola Adams confronted the terrible possibility of leaving Strictly Come Dancing. Now, the worst has happened, but for a completely different reason: her professional partner, Katya Jones, has tested positive for Covid-19, taking them … Continue reading

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Socially Distanced Strictly

This year’s show looks very different with Covid regulations, but the spirit remains the same. Read the full Dancing Times article here

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Strictly Speaking: Week 1

This first proper competitive show gave us a chance to assess the ‘new normal’ on Strictly – and, for the most part, it worked absolutely fine. Yes, the performances felt a little muted without a raucous studio audience, but that … Continue reading

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Strictly Come Dancing 2020: launch show – who impressed on the dance floor? Who was ‘horribly wooden’?

We got our first chance to assess the Series 18 celebrity hopefuls in the launch show’s group dance – and it’s great news. Not only is it a treat to have Strictly back, but this year’s cast is seriously promising. Read my full … Continue reading

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With Honour

Jacky Logan talks about being awarded the first Medal of the Order of the British Empire for Same-sex Dancing. Read my full Dancing Times article here  

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Strictly Speaking: Week 7

Right, hands up if you know how to perform an exorcism? For clearly the evil spirit is still in possession of this series of Strictly, keeping Ginger Neil on the bench, taking poor Will Bayley out of the competition altogether, even … Continue reading

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Strictly Come Dancing – with its first same-sex dance tomorrow, is the show keeping in step with the modern dance world?

Bereft fans of popular new professional Johannes Radebe, who departed Strictly Come Dancing with partner Catherine Tyldesley after a controversial dance-off last week, will at least get to see him make history on tomorrow night’s results show. Read my full Telegraph article … Continue reading

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