Strictly Come Dancing 2010

Ann WiddecombeI’ve always been a fan of these kind of programmes. Strictly, X Factor, Dancing on Ice etc, but this year something strange has happened and I seem to be finding them all dull and boring. Is it just me, or are these shows getting worse?

Ann Widdecombe Photo courtesy of BBC

This year on Strictly Come Dancing 2010 we have the usual line up of sport stars, actors, actresses, musicians (and a magician) including:

  • Jimi Mistry
  • Kara Tointon
  • Scott Maslen
  • Patsy Kensit
  • Ann Widdecombe
  • Felicity Kendal
  • Gavin Henson
  • Paul Daniels
  • Pamela Stephenson
  • Peter Shilton
  • Tina O’Brian
  • Goldie
  • Michelle Williams
  • Matt Baker

Whilst this is actually a surprisingly ‘OK’ line-up for Strictly it doesn’t really deliver when you watch the show. The judges comments have become predictable, and quite what Alisha Dixon is even doing on the show I’m just not sure! Bring back Arlene I say, at least she gave constructive advice and knew what she was talking about!

The whole show seems to be made worse by the fact that instead of playing the original track when the couple is dancing, we have a badly voiced band shouting their way through the songs. I find myself spending more time listening to how out of tune they are than I do watching the dancing that is actually taking place on screen. Maybe it’s just me being picky but I do wish that the producers would just shell out a few extra bucks and pay up for the use of the original music.

There have been the usual rumoured relationships going on between contestants and the professional dancers; no I’m not talking about Anne Widdecombe and her partner, I’m of course referring to Kara Tointon (she used to play Dawn in Eastenders) and her blatant attraction to her dance partner. Is it real, or all for the cameras and viewers votes? I’m not sure!

With the final approaching, it really is anyone’s guess as to who will win this year and I certainly can’t call it. Can you?

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