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Anyone else underwhelmed by the list of "celebrities" this year - in fact has anyone even heard of most of them?

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We gave it a miss last year and will probably do so again.
For me, it’s had it’s day but I know millions love it.


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I think it’s reached the end of the road.

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david63 wrote: 04 Sep 2020, 10:34 Anyone else underwhelmed by the list of "celebrities" this year - in fact has anyone even heard of most of them?
I do believe similar comments have been made for the past couple of years, but it still gets top viewing figures.
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I've heard of some of them. Probably about the same percentage as usual.

And to be fair most of them have never heard of me either.

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It bothers me not Who is on it, it won’t be getting air time in our humble abode.
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towny44 wrote: 04 Sep 2020, 11:14
david63 wrote: 04 Sep 2020, 10:34 Anyone else underwhelmed by the list of "celebrities" this year - in fact has anyone even heard of most of them?
I do believe similar comments have been made for the past couple of years, but it still gets top viewing figures.
It certainly does John.
We’ve given up on all of those shows.
Don’t bother with BGT anymore.
With sky, netflix and amazon we don’t watch that much terrestrial tv anymore.

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screwy wrote: 04 Sep 2020, 13:22 It bothers me not Who is on it
Would that be The Doctor? :crazy:

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We've never watched after the first series. I know lots of people watch it but we like to watch a film on a Saturday evening (we use Amazon)

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barney wrote: 04 Sep 2020, 13:31
towny44 wrote: 04 Sep 2020, 11:14
david63 wrote: 04 Sep 2020, 10:34 Anyone else underwhelmed by the list of "celebrities" this year - in fact has anyone even heard of most of them?
I do believe similar comments have been made for the past couple of years, but it still gets top viewing figures.
It certainly does John.
We’ve given up on all of those shows.
Don’t bother with BGT anymore.
With sky, netflix and amazon we don’t watch that much terrestrial tv anymore.
Without any of thoses we find plenty to watch on terrestrial tv across the dozens of channels on Freeview. But mostly drama and documentaries. We do like Strictly but other "talent" shows rarely feature and, as for "reality" tv, I can't understand how it got its name. What part of Big Brother or Love Island has any relationship to reality?

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Mobietta will possibly tune in but I think it's time to give it a miss when same sex couples are doing the dancing. Gives me the creeps and that's deffo not my idea of Saturday evening viewing and especially not if live footy is on or we have recorded a decent film to watch.
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I might give it a look. I'm not holding my breath for a second weeks viewing though.

It all when down the pan for me when Len threw in the towel and we lost good old Brucie, may he rest in peace.

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Stephen wrote: 04 Sep 2020, 16:34 I might give it a look. I'm not holding my breath for a second weeks viewing though.

It all when down the pan for me when Len threw in the towel and we lost good old Brucie, may he rest in peace.
I agree on Len but have to disagree on Brucie. He was a great talent in his day but I thought he had lost it sometime before he bowed out.

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I'll be watching it but I'm in agreement with Moby and don't go along with same sex couples dancing together so it will give me time to make a coffee. I suppose things have to change. We miss Len but I was never a great fan of Brucie and towards the end of his career he was almost embarrassing. We'll have a look and if it's changed too much we will find something else to watch.

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I wasn't holding out too much hope for this years show, but was pleasantly surprised.

Two or three were obvious candidates for the chop early in, but I could see allot of potential in some of the others......even if I didn't know most of them. We shall see

Keeeeeep dancing :thumbup:

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I suspect poor old Caroline Quentin will be for the early exit, despite her early years ballet lessons.
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You’ve got to feel sorry for Anton as he seems gets more than his fair share of the duffers… at least he shouldn’t have to suffer for too long.

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Onelife wrote: 17 Oct 2020, 23:03 You’ve got to feel sorry for Anton as he seems gets more than his fair share of the duffers… at least he shouldn’t have to suffer for too long.
Didn't he get to the final last year?
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towny44 wrote: 17 Oct 2020, 23:11
Onelife wrote: 17 Oct 2020, 23:03 You’ve got to feel sorry for Anton as he seems gets more than his fair share of the duffers… at least he shouldn’t have to suffer for too long.
Didn't he get to the final last year?
And the previous years?

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I think that HRVY lad could do quite well providing he doesn't get too cocky.

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Had to watch (SWMBO)

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Caroline Quentin voice got on my nerves.
Afraid I switched off half way through.
You would have bet money on Anton getting the former home secretary.
Probably watch the actual dancing next week.

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Well ....

Sorry but I thought it was a load of old rubbish albeit I hadn't seen an intro program before.

Without a hooting cheering audience I fear the ' performers ' will fall well short, I also believe that it should have been axed for this year. Mobietta tells me that there will be an audience when it starts in earnest but I do wonder why this should be the case given that an audience is not permitted in the vast expanse of an out in the fresh air football stadium.

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Shame they couldn’t get Bruno judging via zoom or another platform...I turned off halfway through... it’s getting a bit same old same old after all these years
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I don’t think it matters whether or not I’ve previously heard of the contestants, as you get to know them throughout the series.

However, I haven’t really watched for a couple of years. I think it could do with a break for a few years
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Whynd1 wrote: 18 Oct 2020, 07:59 Caroline Quentin voice got on my nerves.
Afraid I switched off half way through.
You would have bet money on Anton getting the former home secretary.
Probably watch the actual dancing next week.

There were a few voices/personalities that grinded on me, none more so than that of Shirley Bollas.

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Another reason to turn the box off.
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I see my thread got hijacked, but forgot there was one already started.

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It could have been condensed into a half hour show. I am no great fan of all the padding which goes on in the show showing granny coming to watch them train or some of the setup scenarios which are so contrived they are ridiculous. I would much rather they focus more on the dancing and indeed training. Last night was dragged out by the silly meeting of dancers and celebrities which had obviously been rehearsed and were so contrived as to be totally unbelievable.
I do like Strictly but wish they would cut out the nonsense.

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What was amazing is that most, if not all of the contestants said they got the partner they had hoped for.....see there are bigger fibbers than onelife :) .

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I thought we'd jumped straight to the final last night after watching HRVY. My earlier prediction was right. Second week and he comes out dancing like that.

Let's hope he's not a one trick pony.

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I must confess that Caroline Quentin surprised me, but I will reserve judgement until I have seen her do a fast latin dance, however Jacqui Smith should be the first to go.
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There were a few plodders last night weren't there?
Sorry but Nicola and Katya didn't do it for me. When I watched them I could not help recalling Joyce Grenfell's "Stately as a galleon" song and think about how old ladies always danced together. Must bring myself into the 21st century I suppose but you can't teach an old dog new tricks.

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oldbluefox wrote: 25 Oct 2020, 09:43 There were a few plodders last night weren't there?
Sorry but Nicola and Katya didn't do it for me. When I watched them I could not help recalling Joyce Grenfell's "Stately as a galleon" song and think about how old ladies always danced together. Must bring myself into the 21st century I suppose but you can't teach an old dog new tricks.

Nor me. Looked like a couple of dykes.
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Nicola didn't knock me out either, nethertheless, l think she'll go 5 rounds at least.

I can see three posible podium contenders.....Maisie, that little twerp HIV and the dark horse Jason, who will come into his own with the ballroom dan2ces.

Oops! I meant HVRY :)
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Not very PC but my sister reckoned Nicola and Katya looked like a couple of black and white minstrels. I can't say I disagree.

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oldbluefox wrote: 25 Oct 2020, 12:11 Not very PC but my sister reckoned Nicola and Katya looked like a couple of black and white minstrels. I can't say I disagree.

I'm no oil painting, but that Katya Looks like her mouth was an after thought.
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Stephen wrote: 25 Oct 2020, 12:36
oldbluefox wrote: 25 Oct 2020, 12:11 Not very PC but my sister reckoned Nicola and Katya looked like a couple of black and white minstrels. I can't say I disagree.

I'm no oil painting, but that Katya Looks like her mouth was an after thought. More teeth than a row of condemned houses.
Get's my vote :wave:
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Manoverboard wrote: 25 Oct 2020, 12:38
Stephen wrote: 25 Oct 2020, 12:36
oldbluefox wrote: 25 Oct 2020, 12:11 Not very PC but my sister reckoned Nicola and Katya looked like a couple of black and white minstrels. I can't say I disagree.

I'm no oil painting, but that Katya Looks like her mouth was an after thought. More teeth than a row of condemned houses.
Get's my vote :wave:
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Manoverboard wrote: 25 Oct 2020, 12:38
Stephen wrote: 25 Oct 2020, 12:36
oldbluefox wrote: 25 Oct 2020, 12:11 Not very PC but my sister reckoned Nicola and Katya looked like a couple of black and white minstrels. I can't say I disagree.

I'm no oil painting, but that Katya Looks like her mouth was an after thought. More teeth than a row of condemned houses.
Get's my vote :wave:
That’s cruel Moby…..I thought a bit of airbrushing with a vacuum cleaner might improve things a little :thumbup: :D

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Onelife wrote: 25 Oct 2020, 15:13
Manoverboard wrote: 25 Oct 2020, 12:38
Stephen wrote: 25 Oct 2020, 12:36


I'm no oil painting, but that Katya Looks like her mouth was an after thought. More teeth than a row of condemned houses.
Get's my vote :wave:
That’s cruel Moby…..I thought a bit of airbrushing with a vacuum cleaner might improve things a little :thumbup: :D

It sort of worked for you so I'll give it a go :thumbup:

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