Strictly Christmas Special

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What an all star line up for the Strictly Christmas Special

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Jeremy Vine and Karen Clifton 

danced a quickstep to a cover of ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ by The Puppini Sisters 


Jeremy and Karen always bring the fun factor .

Katie Derham and Brendan Cole 

danced a Viennese Waltz to ‘White Christmas’ by Otis Redding 

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My favorite dance of the night. Excuisite!

Colin Jackson and Amy Dowden 

danced a Rumba to ‘Run’ by Leona Lewis 


Colin and Amy danced a beautiful Rumba .He hasn’t lost it .

Robbie Savage and Dianne Buswell 

danced  an American Smooth to a cover of ‘ Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Michael Buble 


Loved the story of the dance. The lifts were brilliant . An impressive performance from Robbie.

Judy Murray and Neil Jones 

danced a Charleston to ‘Let’s Misbehave’ by Trevor Ashley


Neil brought out the playful side of Judy’s personality in this dance. A joy to watch!

Kimberley Walsh and Pash Kovalev

 danced a Jive to ‘Run Run Rudolph’ by Kelly Clarkson 


                  They are so cute.

 The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Champions Are: 

   KATIE DERHAM  and BRENDAN COLE

It’s all over for another series , but what a series it has been.

Roll On Strictly 2018!

THE STRICTLY CAST DANCE GROUP DANCE

They took a trip to Buckingham Palace for a very special tea dance hosted by The Duchess of Cornwall and music from The Kaiser Chiefs . 

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Hope you are all having a lovely Christmas or Happy Holiday

and

I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your presence here on my blog.

 Let me take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year . Let’s dance with life in a happy and healthy way with style and grace in 2018!

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The Strictly Grand Final 2017 

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It was so close it had us hanging off the edge of our seats …but their could only  be one winner of

 🎇 STRICTLY COME DANCING 2017 🎇

The show opened in spectacular style

to showcase the fab four finalists.

THE FINALISTS DANCED THREE DANCES

Alexandra and Gorka

THE COUPLES CHOICE: 

The Jive.

THE JUDGES CHOICE:

 The American Smooth to Wouldn’t it be lovely from My Fair Lady

THE STRICTLY SHOWDANCE: 

There’s No Business Like Show business by Ethel Merman

Alexandra and Gorka could not have done anymore . They poured their heart and souls  into each performance . Brilliant!

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Debbie and Giovanni

THE COUPLES CHOICE:

The Argentine Tango

THE JUDGES CHOICE:

The Salsa  to Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You by Boys Town Gang

THE STRICTLY SHOWDANCE: 

 One Day I’ll Fly Away by Vaults

Debbie and Giovanni have such a sweet connection and I have enjoyed watching their strictly journey . Their showdance was breathtaking.

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Gemma and Aljaz

THE COUPLES CHOICE:

THE JUDGES CHOICE: 

 The Paso Doble to Viva La Vida by Coldplay

THE STRICTLY SHOWDANCE:

 Show Me How To Burlesque by Christina Aguilera

Gemma has grown into a beautiful dancer and excelled in the final. Loved their showdance.👏

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Joe and Katya

THE COUPLES CHOICE: CHARLESTON 


THE JUDGES CHOICE:

The Viennese Waltz to Somewhere My Love .

 

THE STRICTLY SHOWDANCE: 

You Make My Dreams by Hall & Oats

Joe and Katya final three dances were spectacular . Katya’s choreography this season has been amazing .

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It was such a close final as each couple raised the bar but there can only be one winner.

THE STRICTLY COME DANCING 2017 WINNERS ARE

CONGRATULATIONS

JOE AND KATYA 

Well done to all the couples and the entire Strictly team that make the show so amazing. And not forgetting “IT TAKES TWO” team also. Thank you all for yet another Spectacular Strictly Season.

THE CLASS OF 2017 PERFORM TOGETHER FOR THE LAST TIME.

If you are as sad as I am to see the end of another Strictly series😐 Do not despair 

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special is on Christmas Day

@ 18:30 BBC ONE 🎅🎄🎉

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for reading my blog each week which has allowed me to share my passion and love of dance/Strictly as well as my other interests.

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It’s The Final !

So Mollie King and AJ Pritchard made it to the semi-final and left the

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 in style.

Here is their Strictly Journey.

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It’s the STRICTLY COME DANCING FINALISTS!

What a journey it has been for these fabulous four couples

Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice

Gemma Atkinson and Aljaz Skorjanec

Joe McFadden and Katya Jones

Alexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez

But the final is upon us here are

THE FINAL SONGS AND DANCES 

the couples will be dancing to

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THE FINALISTS WILL BE PERFORMING 3 DANCES

1: A SHOWDANCE

2: THE COUPLES CHOICE

3: THE JUDGES CHOICE 

THE SHOWDANCE

ALEXANDRA and GORKA will showdance to There’s No Business Like Showbusiness by Ethel Merman

DEBBIE and GIOVANNI will showdance to One Day I’ll Fly Away by Vaults

GEMMA and ALJAZ will showdance to Show Me How To Burlesque by Christina Aguilera

JOE and KATYA will showdance to You Make My Dreams by Hall & Oats

 THE COUPLES CHOICE

We will have to wait until Saturday Night 6.30pm BBC One to find out.

THE JUDGES CHOICE.

ALEXANDRA and GORKA will dance the American Smooth to Wouldn’t it be lovely from My Fair Lady

DEBBIE and GIOVANNI will dance a Salsa  to Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You by Boys Town Gang

GEMMA and ALJAZ will dance the Paso Doble to Viva La Vida by Coldplay

JOE and KATYA will dance the Viennese Waltz to Somewhere My Love from Dr Zhivago

Here they are in training for the Strictly Showdances

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My Next Blog will be the final review revealing  Strictly Come Dancing Winner 2017✨

Who would you like to see lift the 2017 Strictly Come Dancing Glitterball Trophy?

The Strictly Come Dancing 2017 Final  is on BBC One Tonight  @ 18:30

until then

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Thank you for reading my blogs❤

Strictly Semi-Final

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We said goodbye to Davood and Nadiya in Musicals Week.

The remaining five couples danced their hearts out for a place in the Strictly Come Dancing Final 2017

Each couple performed two dances in the semi-final.

Alexandra and Gorka Danced The

Salsa to Finally by Cece Peniston 

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A red hot Salsa from a red hot couple. That routine was on fire. The lifts were amazing. Alexandra is a fierce lady who puts 100% into every performance.

Viennese Waltz to Tina Arena’s version of R.E.M’S Everybody Hurts

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There is no denying that Alexandra can dance. I do hope they are not in the dance off after those amazing performances. They deserve to be in the final.

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Debbie and Giovanni Danced The

 Foxtrot to Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder

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Isn’t she lovely … this dance was made for Debbie and Giovanni.  A Hollywood style foxtrot. Debbie is such a graceful and elegant lady. A lovely performance.

 Jive to I’m So Excited by The Pointer Sisters

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An energetic Jive . Debbie smiles throughout her dances no matter how challenging.

Joe and Katya Danced The 

 American Smooth to Have You Met Miss Jones by Robbie Williams

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A sophisticated dance which oozed style . Katya creates such outstanding routines and The lifts were smooth. Joe delivers every time.

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Strictly Musical Week Review

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This is proof that learning to dance, can change your life.

OH! WHAT A NIGHT, WE EXPERIENCED DANCES INSPIRED BY THE MUSICALS THAT TOTALLY EXCEEDED OUR WILDEST IMAGINATION AND 

WHAT AN OPENING NUMBER…

 

The fabulous Five couples danced for a place in the Semi-Final.

Here are my thoughts on Musicals Week .

Alexandra and Gorka danced the Charleston to Supercalifragillistic from Mary Poppins

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A show stopping performance . The swivels were so precise. Alexandra is a natural performer.

Debbie and Giovanni danced the American Smooth to Memory from Cats

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One Word PURRRRFECT!!! Giovanni choreographed to showcase Debbie’s strengths. A memorable routine that will remain with us for a long time.

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Davood and Nadiya danced the Argentine Tango to The Phantom of the Opera

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What a captivating couple . This is a difficult dance for the male celebs . Davood got the characterization of the dance but did not appear as confident at leading Nadiya , but it was still a dramatic powerful performance.

Gemma and Aljaz danced the Quickstep to Hello Dolly! from Hello Dolly

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Well hello Gemma! Gemma looked amazing . A hollywood style performance. Aljaz pulled out all the stops again with his choreography.

Joe and Katya danced the Samba to Money Monday from Cabaret

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Loved everything about this dance , it really drew you in . From Katya’s clever choreography to Joe’s facial expressions were class. Joe and Katya deserve to be in the final. He has progressed beautifully throughout his Strictly journey.

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Mollie and AJ danced the Rumba to I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables

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Loved the romantic / sweet story of the dance. This dance had more of a contemporary feel . Beautiful. Made me feel 16 again. 💞

The Strictly Leader Board Musicals Week 

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Well done to the BBC Strictly team. A 1st class entertainment show, showcasing amazing talent like we have never seen before.

Who will make it to the SEMI-FINAL ? Who will go home?

Find out on

 STRICTLY COME DANCING RESULTS SHOW @19:20 BBC ONE

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH ALL THINGS STRICTLY DURING THE WEEK ON

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Mon-Fri 6.30pm Friday 6-7m on BBC Two 

STRICTLY COME DANCING SEMI-FINAL IS NEXT SATURDAY , CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?

Check back soon to find out more…

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Strictly Week Ten Review

 

We said goodbye to the inspirational Jonnie Peacock and Oti Mabuse in Blackpool .

It’s week 10 and what an emotional journey for the Strictly Couples it has been.

The Magnificent Seven Couples Danced Their Hearts Out.

Here are my thoughts on Strictly Week Ten!

Alexandra and Gorka danced the Rumba to Halo by Beyonce

I don’t think this was Alexandra’s best dance but a beautiful performance none the less.

Debbie and Giovanni danced the Argentine Tango to Por Una Cabeza by Carlos Gardel and Alfredo Le Pera

WOW!! What a woman and what an amazing dancer and those legs. Debbie deserves her place in the final after that performance.

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Strictly Blackpool Week Review

It’s Blackpool week on Strictly!!

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What a spectacular opening to the show 

They all lit up the Blackpool Tower Ballroom with that circus themed opening dance.

Here are my thoughts on Strictly in Blackpool 

Alexandra and Gorka danced the Quickstep to The Gold Diggers Song (We’re In The Money) from ’42nd Street

Alexandra and Gorka struck gold with this amazing routine. Their floor craft was excellent  They looked like two stars form a Hollywood film.  A joyous dance to watch. A class act!

Debbie and Giovanni danced the Samba to Spice Girls Medley (Wannabe/ Who Do You Think You Are)

Debbie is not as comfortable in this dance. I feel maybe Debbie is concentrating so much on getting everything perfect, she is not allowing herself to loosen up and feel the dance more. The samba rolls were excellent . Debbie is still a great dancer and it was an enjoyable performance.

Gemma and Aljaz danced the American Smooth to Downtown by Petula Clark

Gemma and Aljaz’s American Smooth was exquisite. Beautiful, graceful and smooth. A gorgeous song choice, routine and Gemma’s topline …gorgeous.

Mollie and AJ danced the Charleston to Wings by Little Mix

Mollie looked sensational in white .They did some difficult lifts. They had good energy from beginning to end.

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Strictly Week Eight Review

Well that was a shock elimination in week seven. Aston and Janette will be dearly missed. I would loved to have seen them dance in Blackpool.

Here is my favorite dance from them .

The heat is on to see who will make it to Blackpool…

Here are my thoughts on Strictly Week Eight

Alexandra and Gorka danced the Argentine Tango to Mi Confession by Gotan Project

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An outstanding performance. Alexandra and Gorka are the perfect partnership this series of Strictly. The best Argentine Tango I have seen on Strictly from a celebrity. The choreography was amazing.

Debbie and Giovanni danced the Salsa to I Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You by Boys Town Gang

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We could not take our eyes off them. Debbie is one fearless lady, the ways she throws herself into the lifts.

Gemma and Aljaz danced the Viennese Waltz to You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me by Brenda Lee

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A beautiful couple and a beautiful song and dance despite Gemma slipping out of her shoe mid way through the dance. She handled it like a pro.

Mollie and AJ danced the Paso Doble to Layla by Derek and the Dominoes

This dance has the intensity and drama . You can see Mollie is working hard and putting 100% into the dance.

Ruth and Anton danced the Foxtrot to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin

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This wasn’t a foxtrot like I am familiar with . I expected a slow foxtrot with slows  but I did enjoy the opening.

Susan and Kevin danced the Tango to Firework by Katy Perry

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Susan looked beautiful in red tonight. Another great routine by Kevin. Susan’s footwork was good. Well done Susan.

Davood and Nadiya danced the Charleston to The Lambeth Walk by The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Davood has improved so much since his first dance. Loved their cheeky Charleston. Full on uplifting routine that he executed very well. They received two well deserved 10’s. They have to dance in Blackpool.

Joe and Katya danced the Rumba to One by U2 and Mary J. Blige

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A tough dance for Joe as a male celebrity.  Joe led Katya well throughout the dance. Loved the choreography .

Jonnie and Oti danced the Foxtrot to Someone Like You by Adele

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Loved  the story of the dance and the song. Jonnie is an inspiration and doing well on his Strictly journey.

The Leaderboard Week Eight !

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Who will be dancing in Blackpool next Saturday who will be going home ?

All will be revealed in the results show Sunday 19:15 BBC One

Thank you for reading

until next time

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