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Androids and animals out. Thoughts on 2014.

Well, the old adage of not working with children or animals can be updated this year to add androids to that list. Two of my favourite new shows got axed this year. They were worlds apart in premise, originated in different countries and on different networks but what they had in common was the most important thing of all, they were good, really good and their fans loved them, enough to petition their respective axers to bring them back. I doubt that FOX or the BBC will take any notice as they obviously know what’s best for us 😕

My thoughts on these series and many more in 2014 follow … (Click on ‘read the rest of this entry’ and each page number below)

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Strictly Christmas special

Couple Dance Song Scores (see *)
Chris and Iveta Charleston Sleigh ride 7,8,8,8=31
M 7
Rachel and Tristan Viennese waltz Please Come Home for Christmas 9,9,10,10=38
M 9
Russell and Joanne Cha Cha Cha Could It Be Magic? 7,8,7,7=29
M 5
Sophie and Aljaž American Smooth I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas 9,10,10,10=39
M 10
Lisa and Robin Jive Step Into Christmas 8,8,8,8=32
M 6
Louis and Aliona Quickstep Jingle Bells 10,10,10,10=40
M 10
* Scores: 4 numbers showing the scores from Craig, Darcey,Len and Bruno in order with total. The next number shown as M is my score.

Opening number

Bruce arrived in a taxi and arrived at the West End theatre where supposedly (in theory) the Strictly pantomime was being held. Joanne and Aliona were trimming the tree. Bruce joined them along with other pros Natalie, Iveta. Tristan and Aljaž then joined the group along with Robin and Ian.
Opening number “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” leading into “All I Want For Christmas is You”

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Strictly new presenter announced

And, drum roll please. It’s

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Bruce Forsyth steps down from Strictly

The BBC have just announced that Bruce Forsyth is to step down as host of Strictly Come Dancing after a decade.

I’m not surprised to be honest. Forsyth had been taking a week off here and there in previous series and didn’t do the Results show.

He is an entertainment legend and it’s best to go whilst at the top.

The question now is whether the pairing of Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will become permanent or whether the BBC feel the need to get a ‘name’ to take Bruce’s place.

I think Claudia did a great job when Bruce was away and I love her quirky humour.

I’d like to see her and Tess given the job permanently.


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