As we previously reported, Simon Webbe from Blue is amongst the troope of British celebs taking to the dancefloor for the latest series of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. Given his Eurovision pedigree, he should fit right in. After all Strictly is essentially a not so distant cousin of our beloved contest – camp dance routines, glitter, dodgy costumes, ropey live vocalists, and buckets of fake tan…. check, check, CHECK! May is still over half a year away, and we need some sparkle in our lives, so we’ve decided to follow the ins and outs of Simon and the other famous folk as they dance towards the glitterball trophy. And if you think the Eurovision link is too tenuous, may I suggest you go pickle your walnuts (Strictly in joke 😉 )
Dance of the Night
Tonight’s opener was very much a show of two halves. Six of the 15 celebrities took to the floor. Three were excellent, and three were… well, we’ll come to them shortly. Eastenders actor Jake Wood and pop singer Pixie Lott were both impressive, but for us the star of the show was most definitely Caroline Flack. Harry Styles’ former belle was the first out, and set the standard for the evening. She and her dance partner Pasha made everything look effortless, as they cha cha-ed around the studio. Although they didn’t come top with the judges, they gave the most rounded and entertaining performance of the night. She’s one to watch.
Needs To Go
It’s very tight at the bottom. Andy Murray’s mother Judy was wracked with nerves during her Scottish themed waltz, while radio dj and Eurovision commentator, Scott Mills‘ routine was all over the place. However, for us the one who needs to go is antiques expert and daytime tv personality, Tim Wonnacott. He stomped across the floor like a constipated elephant (Craig Revel Horwood claimed he looked like he was wearing a soiled nappy) and his little pre-dance skit was cringe worthy.
It’s the turn of the nine remaining celebs, including Simon Webbe, Frankie Bridge from the Saturdays and rugby hunk Thom Evans (Google image him!). And as this is the first week, no one is being sent home and all scores are carried forward to the next show. So until tomorrow evening – keep dancing!