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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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Strictly Come Dancing 2021 Launch

Catch up with my talking points from Saturday’s exciting opener – including our first all-male pairing and the return of champion Bill Bailey. 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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Audio memory and good vibrations: how Strictly’s first deaf dancer might take home the glitterball

Deaf choreographer Mark Smith and deaf dancer Billy Read explain how Rose Ayling-Ellis will fare when she makes British TV history. Read my full Telegraph article here

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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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Strictly Speaking: Week 8

Can we believe we’ve only got one show to go? Sob! Anyhow, this was – understandably – not a vintage semi-final. It feels like the celebs have barely begun, and yet here we are asking them to learn two dances. … Continue reading

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The usually indomitable HRVY met his match in the Strictly semi-final

Two dances usually equals double trouble on Strictly – and so it transpired on this early semi-final. Ranvir Singh was good, but not great, in her ballroom number, and she simply couldn’t survive the jive. It knocked her down to the bottom … Continue reading

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