Strictly 2015 – Voting Time!

We love Strictly as it gives young and old the chance to vote for their favourites and use their democratic right week after week.

Our class of 2015 haven’t even taken to the floor yet but we want to know who you think will have what it takes to lift the glitterball. Maybe you’ve seen them boogie or know they have rhythm. It could be that they have stamina, enthusiasm or courage to lift the sparkly trophy. 

We’re also voting for the pro dancer you think will lift the glitterball this year. 

All you need to do is vote in the polls below to let us know. We’ll reveal the results on Saturday just before the Launch Show. Get voting people:

Cassie πŸ™‚ 


Strictly News at Ten(ish) – It’s nearly here!

We’re more excited than a child on Christmas Eve as there are just 5 more sleeps until Strictly is Back! *jumps up and down in excitement* 

Strictly will also be appearing on our Red Buttons on Wednesday evening with a red carpet preview. We have a feeling that when we press the Red Button on our remote control it may turn glittery and cannot wait for Strictly to be back on our screens again. 

Today, we had a sneaky peak at something from the launch show, which to us looks truly fab-u-lous:

We also learnt that rehearsals moved to Elstree in time for tomorrow’s Red Carpet Launch. There seemed to be much excitement in the world of Strictly too (understandable):

All in all, it’d seem that today was an uh-may-zing day on Planet Strictly. We cannot wait until Saturday and there are now just:

We’ll be here tomorrow from 8pm for our weekly quiz and then again on Wednesday night following along with the Red Button. We hope you can join us then.

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly Support Group – All Aboard the Strictly Express! Choo Choo! πŸš‚πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹πŸš‹

There are now just 7 sleeps until Strictly returns to our Saturday nights, and our lives return to normal! We heard earlier this week that next week’s launch show will be train themed, so tonight we jumped on board the Strictly express to bring you a Launch Show/Train themed chat!

We began our chat by asking, We know that the Strictly express will be sparkly and magical, but who on the train would be your driver, who would be the train guards and who would be the on-board entertainment? You gave us some uh-may-zing answers. Here are our favourite answers tonight:

We loved the suggestions for the Strictly Express. They were fab-u-lous. For our next question, we asked Train journeys are full of surprises, just like the Strictly Launch Show. What surprises do you think will happen next week? 

For our third question we asked Train journeys are all about meeting new people. Who do you think will be paired with whom on Strictly 2015?

We loved these suggestions, so moved our chat on to ask Strictly is like a long train journey. Who for you on strictly has had the longest journey and who do you think will have the longest journey this year?

We agree 100% Chris!
For our next question we asked this:

You gave us some amazing answers like these:

If you can think of any other train-related choreography that could happen on Strictly, let us know by commenting below or tweeting @scd_support.

For our penultimate question we asked this: We rarely travel First Class on the train. Who out of all the celebrities and professionals on Strictly has been first class for you and why?

And finally tonight we asked you all this… next weekend the cha cha cha will become the choo choo choo during the Strictly 2015 Launch. If you could dance any routine on a train what would it be? 

We loved the sound of these and have been known to quickstep along the carriages, and do the crab when trying to get through the carriage. 

That ended tonight’s chat. We hope you all enjoyed it. If you didn’t get the chance to take part, don’t worry! You can still join in by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

We’re back on Tuesday from 8pm for a red carpet themed quiz and will be back next Saturday from 7pm tweeting along with the Launch Show as it happens. We hope you can join us then.

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly News at Ten (ish!) – We’ve got that Friday Feeling!

For many, this weekend is the Bank Holiday Weekend. This means one thing in our books; we have an extra long weekend. The Strictly Launch Show is just a week away and we cannot wait!

Onto tonight’s news bulletin and the headlines:

*Bong* Strictly Pros become nocturnal and turn up to film very early in the morning. If this is somehow involved in the launch show, it sounds intriguing and we can’t wait! We think they deserved lots of coffee and bacon sarnies today! β˜•οΈπŸ”β˜•οΈπŸ”

*Bong* We also saw some top secret paparazzi pictures from rehearsals yesterday and must say, everyone looked fab-u-lous:

*Bong* We also saw the first sneak-peek at the Strictly Advert and we cannot wait to see all of this year’s celebrities being paired up with their professionals next Saturday. They all look fab-u-lous and seem to get on like a (sparkly) house on fire. (No houses were harmed in the writing of this post:)

And finally… Now all our celebrities have been revealed, we’ve been hard at work, playing a little bit of match-making and wondering who our celebrities will be paired with! Here are our ideas so far:

Jeremy Vine and Aliona Vilani – Team Jerona has a great ring to it, and Girona is one of our favourite places ever, so this would definitely work.

Ainsley Harriot and Karen Clifton – He’s a chef and she loves cooking (and really deserves to be on Masterchef.) We saw Karen work wonders with Hairy Biker Dave, so are sure that she can help us see that chefs can dance!

Kellie Bright and Tristan MacManus – Looking at these two, these two look like a match made in heaven. We think Kellie will be brilliant on the dancefloor and would love to see more of Tristan, after his early exit from Strictly last year.

Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice – Possibly the most adorable Strictly pairing ever! Enough Said

Katie Derham and Pasha Kovalev – We’re not sure why, but think this partnership would work, especially if Katie bribed Pasha with chocolate. 

Carol Kirkwood and Anton Du Beke – Team Carton has a great ring to it. Cartons of milk are an important part of any breakfast and she’s a fab-u-lous addition to the BBC Breakfast team. Matching a Breakfast TV legend with a Strictly Legend can only be the makings of something good!

Peter Andre and Janette Manrara – We know that Peter would love to dance with Ola, however think that these two will make the perfect pairing. They’re both petite, energetic and we think Janette deserves a good partner. Her choreography is creative and we want to see more this year.

Daniel O’Donnell and Kristina Rihanoff – Pairing the King Of Swing with the very glamourous and lovely Kristina seems a great pairing. We think they’ll be fearsome in the ballroom.

Antony Ogogo and Ola Jordan – We’re not sure why but have the feeling this partnership will work!

Jay McGuiness and Otlile Mabuse – Looking at these two together, they really look adorable and think they’ll be the pair we want to hug through our TV screens week after week.

Anita Rani and Brendan Cole – Last year we had Team Brenetra, so why not have team Brenita this year! Anita seems enthusiastic and think with focus, Brendan and her could be contenders.

Jamelia and Aljaz Skoranjec – She’s tall and he’s tall, dark and handsome! If there ever was a dance partnership blind date show, these two would be the perfect partners.

Helen George and Kevin Clifton – Kevin has choreographed some of the most original and traditional dances over the last 2 years. Helen has an elegant 50s glamour and having watched her dance on Call the Midwife, we think that Kevin’s choreography would suit this lady perfectly. We also think that Team Heven has a heavenly ring to it!

Iwan Thomas and Natalie Lowe – He’s tall, very tall and would be best paired with Natalie for this reason!

Kirsty Gallacher and Gleb Savchencko –  These two just look perfect together. We think they’ll be a dream partnership. 

Those are our ideas. We’ll be here tomorrow from 7pm for our weekly chat and will be chatting about all things Launch Show related. We hope you can join us then!

Cassie πŸ™‚

Strictly News at Ten (ish) – Line-up complete, Let’s Dance! πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸŒπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸŒπŸ’ƒπŸ»

Earlier this evening we learnt the identities of the final two celebrities competing on Strictly 2015. It’s these two lovely people:

Kirsty Gallacher and Iwan Thomas complete the class of 2015 line-up. They both showed on The One Show that they can move which has made us extremely excited to see them joining the other 13 fab-u-lous celebrities taking to the floor this year.

We also got a sneak peek behind the scenes at Strictly 2015. We must say that this year’s line-up seem to love it even more than other line-ups and we’re sure this series will be the best yet!

Here are the fab-u-lous fifteen taking part on this year’s show:

We want to know, who you’d like to see each of them paired with and who you think has what it takes to lift the glitterball?

Comment below or tweet @scd_support to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.

There are now just 9 more sleeps until Strictly is back. We cannot wait!

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly News at Ten(ish) – Let the sparkly madness begin! πŸŽ‰

There are now only 10 more days until Strictly Sambas back onto our screens. To say we’re excited would be the understatement of the year!

Today our celebrities, professionals and hosts met up for the very first time this year. It was the first day at Strictly School. There was much excitement all around and we learnt that the boys know how to shake what their mamma gave them:

It’d seem it was a very fun day! We also had some exciting news that Strictly will launch on our screens on Sparkle-day – Saturday 5th September 2015 at 7pm on BBC One! We cannot wait!

There was also some fab-u-lous It Takes Two News. Zoe, Ian and Karen will be back and Zoe will have two sidekicks. Robin Windsor and Joanne “from Grimsby” Clifton will be joining the It Takes Two team. This does mean that Joanne won’t be competing on the show, but will be presenting, becoming a dance expert and taking part in the pro dances. It Takes Two will also be on for an hour every Friday, which will make us even more excited for the weekend, and there’ll be a live audience too! (OMG – Oh My Glitterballs!) Congratulations to these two on their new roles. Their excitement makes us sure they’ll be fab-u-lous:

Onto our final news tonight. Tinkerbell has officially joined the Strictly Ballroom. Yes, actress Helen George was revealed as the 13th Contestant on Strictly 2015. Having seen her dancing on Call The Midwife we think she’ll be fab-u-lous, and can’t wait to see who she’s paired with. The final two celebrities will be revealed tomorrow night from 7pm on The One Show. Who do you think Helen will be paired with and who else would you like to see fill the final two places on Strictly 2015? Comment below or tweet @scd_support to let us know.

All this talk has got us super excited and we can now officially say Let the Sparkly Madness Begin! Strictly is nearly here.

We’re back tomorrow night from 7pm to reveal the winners of our back to school giveaway as well as the reveal of the final 2 members of the cast of Strictly 2015.

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly News At Ten(ish) – There must be some kinda superstar in our midst!

*Sings on top of her voice* We don’t know what it is, that make us feel like this, we don’t know who you are, but you must be some kinda superstar!

*Realises she’s supposed to be reading a news bulletin so stops singing and pretends that she is a newsreader by ruffling some papers.*

Yes today, Jamelia was revealed as the twelfth superstar to be taking to the floor this year. We cannot wait to see her dance and are sure she’ll be fab-u-lous. Pop stars always do well. She’s musical, looks fab-u-lous and will be popular with the viewers at home.


Our resident Strictly poet laureate, Joanne Clifton, came up with this (e-yo e-yo)

It got us thinking, what is Jamelia’s Disney Code name? Who would you like to see her paired with on Strictly 2015? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting @scd_support. 

We also learnt there are 3 more celebrities to be announced on Strictly 2015. Who do you think they’ll be? Let us know. If you guess correctly there may be prizes up for grabs.

In other news, we also learnt that today was the last day of pro rehearsals. Tomorrow the pros meet the celebs which means the Strictly madness begins. We cannot wait:

With 10 more sleeps to go we can officially say that Strictly is coming and that

That ends tonight’s bulletin. We’re back tomorrow night same time for our next news bulletin. Hope to see you then.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Strictly News at Ten(ish) – It’s the Final Countdown (dadada-da!)

*Gets her cape out and starts recreating the Christopher Parker Paso Doble* With just under 2 weeks until Strictly Sambas Back onto our screens, today the lovely folk at Strictly treated us to not just one, but 2 celebrity reveals. (*puts on a French accent* But monsieur Strictly, you are zee spoiling us!)

First thing this morning, to relieve us from our Monday “all-time low” we were treated to one of the most wanted Strictly announcements. Yes, we heard that Jay from the Wanted will be the next celebrity to appear on Strictly. His Disney code name was Buzz Lightyear so we hope he’ll go “to infinity and beyond” on Strictly 2015.

There was much excitement, with several non-strictly people fighting to be his partner….

We also learnt he’ll be quite the poet on Strictly…

Wonder if these two will be paired together. They could form the Strictly Poet’s Society!

We were also treated to a reveal on The One Show, when it was revealed that Anita Rani would be on Strictly 2015. We are extremely excited to see her dance. She seems lively, bubbly and a perfect addition to the Strictly Cast. Countryfile and The One Show also have great Strictly Form. Matt Baker was runner-up in 2010, Alex Jones and Christine Bleakley also did fab-u-lously on the show, so we’re rooting for her!

We wonder what her Disney Codename is and also who she’ll be paired with on Strictly 2015. Let us know who you’d like to see her paired with. Let us know by commenting below or tweeting @scd_support. We look forward to hearing from you.

Elsewhere in the world of Strictly. It may have been dull, but our fab-u-lous pros turned up to rehearsals looking uh-may-zing:

It’d seem our pros also had the perfect way to make us smile on a Monday morning. (We love these two and needed them in our Office first thing this morning)

We also learnt that there were lots of sparkly events today and these will continue throughout the rest of this week. *squeals excitedly*

We cannot wait and are very much looking forward to this year’s Strictly. We’re sure it’s going to be Fab-u-lous!

We’re back tomorrow night same time for our next Strictly News Bulletin and our quiz. We hope you can join us then.

Goodnight everyone!

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly Support Group – *Polishes Halo* An angelic chat!

It has been Be an Angel today. We know that Strictly is the sweetest, most sparkly show and the glitterball itself is most deserving of a halo. Tonight we polished and repositioned our halos for an angelic chat. We have to say you were all on form tonight and were complete angels.

We began our chat by asking who you thought was the most angelic πŸ˜‡ on Strictly and who has been a little devil 😈 on Strictly for you. You gave us some wonderful answers. Here are our favourites:

We loved your suggestions and we agree with your choices completely. For our next question, we asked what has been the most angelic moment on Strictly for you and why?

We loved these moments and then asked what has been the most devilish moment for you on Strictly? Here were your devilishly good answers:

We came to this conclusion, the most devilish moments are caused by this fearsome foursome. We wonder if they like their new accessories.


We then asked you’re invited to a fancy dress party and asked to dress up as an angel. Whose strictly outfit would you wear? We had some truly wonderful suggestions which gave us serious dress envy:

We think these dresses could make an angelic catwalk show. For our next question we centred on 3 very famous TV and film angels to ask you who on Strictly would most be like them. You gave us some fab-u-lous answers:


We then asked who’s most like Teen Angel (From Grease?) Here are your amazing suggestions:

We then moved over to this TV series and asked who on Strictly is your hot heartthrob Angel:


For our penultimate questions, we asked who out of our new pros and the nine celebrities so far announced for Strictly 2015 do you think will be most angelic? We had an overwhelming pro support for Giovanni. For celebrity wise, we had some great suggestions:

For our final question, we gave you the opportunity to perform on Strictly. We have to admit, you have been angelic so deserved a treat. We asked, if you could perform an angelic dance on Strictly what would you perform, who would you perform with and which song would you perform your ideal dance to?

That ended our angelic chat tonight. We hope you all enjoyed it. If you didn’t get the chance to take part, don’t fear! You can still take part by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.

Our next event is our weekly quiz on Tuesday from 8pm. Hope to see you then!

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly News at (Ten) ish – Strictly 2015 is going to be a Knockout *rings bell*Β 

We’re not boxing fans, however today got some great news. Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo has become the 9th person to join the class of 2015.

Sportsmen always do well on the show. Their stamina and fitness levels always help. We can’t wait to see him dance *imagines the fan posters saying Go Go Ogogo and him dancing jive to Wake me up before you o-gogo*

We think Craig Revel Horwood should be worried. After all, Anthony has a mean Left and Right Hook which could cause some damage. If you’re reading this, Craig, please ensure Anthony is scored well (i.e. nothing lower than a 6.)

Antony already has an olympic medal, which will compliment the Glitterball perfectly. We wonder if he’ll take the prize home this year. We do have several questions:

1) What is his Disney Code Name?

2) Who would you like to see him paired with?

Let us know what you think by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

That ends tonight’s News at Ten(ish.) We’re back tomorrow from 7pm for our weekly Strictly Support Group. We hope to see you then.

Cassie πŸ™‚