Strictly Support Group – The One With All The Polls!

If last night’s Strictly Support Group was an episode of Friends, it would be The One With All The Polls.

In preparation for Strictly 2017, a time when we exercise our democratic right and vote for our favourites week after week, in the hope they will lift the glitterball, tonight we hosted a poll-filled chat!

We began by asking you this:

Two names led the way, Alexandra and Aston, but all will be revealed when they finally take to the dancefloor this year!


For our next poll we asked you this:

One pro came out on top. It was, the one, the only, Mr Kevin (from Grimsby) Clifton! My 7 year old is campaigning for #JusticeForKev. Surely it must be fifth time lucky for him this year!

For our next question, we asked you to tell us which pros you thought would be partnerless this year. We had 2 names suggested (different to the names that  our game of Snap revealed the other day! Click here to find out more!)

Our next question focused on the Dance of 2017! If you didn’t get a chance to vote, here’s the poll for you to help us decide:

At the moment the Charleston is in the lead, but who knows, last year a sensational Samba left us speechless!

For our final question, we asked you to help us decide what you thought may happen in 2017:

If you didn’t get the chance to vote last night, don’t worry! These polls will be remaining open for a very long time. Keep your votes coming and keep dancing!

We’ll be back next Saturday from 7pm for a Launch Show themed chat. We hope to see you then.

Cassie πŸ™‚ 


Strictly Support Group – A Game Of Pairs!

When the final line-up for Strictly 2017 was announced on Monday, one little Strictly Superfan in our house, started plotting and planning the pairings for this year’s show.

She became a little stuck with who to pair with whom, so decided to play a game of cards! Despite the cards not giving her the desired results (poor Kevin was partnerless twice – #justiceforkev) on the third attempt she got a result she was happy with!

Please note this is light-hearted and not serious in anyway, although we’d love to see Brendan paired with a unicorn at some point!

Here’s what happened when Bella and I let the cards decide this year’s partnerships *gulps*

We’d love to hear your partnership predictions for this year’s show! Comment below or tweet @scd_support to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Strictly 2017 – Our Partnership Predictions!

On Monday, we learnt the final 5 celebrities who will be taking to the floor on this year’s Strictly. It filled us with excitement as it meant we could finally start our predictions on the partnerships this year.

My little Strictly Superfan, Bella helped me decide who should be paired with whom! Here are our predictions for partners on Strictly 2017:

Mollie and Gorka

Dawood and Dianne

Ruth and Aljaz

Gemma and Giovanni

Richard and Katya

Joe and Karen

Simon and Oti

Aston and Janette

Susan and AJ

Brian and Amy

Charlotte and Pasha

Chizzy and Kevin

Debbie and Anton

Jonnie and Chloe

Alexandra and Brendan

That leaves Neil and Nadiya without partners this year. Let us know what you think of our partnership predictions. Do you agree? Tweet @scd_support or comment below to let us know! If anyone gets all 15 pairings correct, we will award you with a sparkly prize!

Cassie πŸ™‚



Monday Makes – The Cardboard Cut-Out Edition

Long have we wondered in our house what it would be like to have a cardboard cut-out of a certain professional dancer *dreams of Pasha.*

On Saturday, me and my 7 year old had a bit of a creative day where we made lots of sparkly creations. I had an idea this year that we’d play a little game where we matched the celebrity to the pro dancer before the launch show.

When I suggested the idea, my very creative 7 year old said “but mummy, we can’t do that until we make cardboard versions of the strictly people!”

She found some shapes and got creating and designing with sparkly gems, glitter, glitter glue, ribbons, glitter pens, string and stickers! Here is the end result in a video form:

We will be making the celebrity dancers as they are named and then will move onto the pros before playing a game of “Strictly pairs” before the launch show!

If you have an idea for a Monday Make, let us know. You can comment below or tweet @scd_support to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cassie and Bella πŸ™‚

Strictly Support Group – A Tribute to Bruce chat

Tonight, on our twitter feed (@scd_support) we paid tribute to our favourite Bruce (who passed away yesterday) with a Brucie themed chat. It was nice to see all of you (to see you nice) and like Brucie, you all did well!

Last night, we wrote this tribute to Brucie!

For tonight’s chat, we began by asking you to pick 3 words to describe Brucie’s time on our screens and on Strictly in your opinion! We had some great answers and suggestions. Here are our favourites:

For our second question we asked you to tell us the Strictly moment you will best remember Bruce for. Here are some of your wonderful answers:

Brucie was super supportive of celebs and always called them his favourites. We asked for our next question who do you think was Brucie’s true favourite on Strictly? Here are some of your suggestions:

For our penultimate question we asked If you could have asked Bruce one question, what would it have been? Here are some of your fab-u-lous answers:

Here at the Strictly Support Group, we love a good poll, so for our final question of the night, we asked this:

And with that our chat ended. Bruce, thank you for all the memories. You may be gone but you will never be forgotten. We’re pretty sure you’ll be looking down and watching our celebrities this year, encouraging them to keep dancing.

Thank you for all who took part tonight. We have one final word, and that is….

Keep Dancing!

We’ll be back on Tuesday from 8pm for our weekly Strictly Support Group. If you didn’ t get a chance to take part tonight, don’t fear! You can still join in by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly Support Group – RIP Brucie

This afternoon we received some saddening and shocking news. After having spent the afternoon watching 42nd Street (a show my 7 year old ironically told me reminded her of Brucie) we learnt that the legend and Mr Strictly himself had passed away.

For us Brucie encompassed everything Strictly was about. He was a pro and a true entertainer. He made us smile and got the nation dancing.

He was not just popular with the grown ups but kids loved him too. Earlier my little Bella put things into perspective, calling him her TV Grandad. For us, he was like a grandad; a person we looked up to and admired. He had such a warm soul and we were all his favourites.

Brucie, Keep Dancing, wherever you are. Here’s a tribute to you from all of us.

We’d love to hear your favourite Brucie moments. Comment below or tweet @scd_support to let us know. We’d like this post to become a little tribute to him.

Also, tomorrow night from 8pm we’ll be hosting a Brucie themed Strictly Support Group chat on twitter in tribute to the legend that was Bruce Forsyth.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Strictly 2017 – News at Ten-ish!Β 

It’s that time of the week. Time for our News at Ten!

Over the weekend, the cheeky (and sparkly) monkeys on Planet Strictly decided to reveal 2 more celebrities to get us in the mood for Strictly! On Saturday, we had *goes weak at the knees* Holby City’s Joe Mc Fadden revealed and yesterday chef Simon Rimmer was named as the 7th celebrity on the show.

Today, we had even more exciting news that Aston Merrygold will be competing on this year’s show.

Although we’re eagerly waiting for a lady to be named next, here is the line-up so far:

It’d seem they’re all looking forward to being on the show, and have been welcomed by the pros in true Strictly Style. We’ve already had our quote of the week from one of this year’s celebrities:

In other news, it was another day in rehearsals and an old friend came along to say hello:

This evening we also had an exciting facebook live featuring cute fluffiness:

And finally, Strictly Is officially coming….

We had this sneak peek earlier:

That ends tonight’s news bulletin. We’ll be here tomorrow same time for our next News Bulletin. Hope to see you then.

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Monday Makes – Glittery T-Shirts

You know that old saying “Been there, done that, got the t-shirt!” Well, every year we watch the Strictly Come Dancing live tour, it’s become “the law” that we have to buy a Strictly T-Shirt.

Earlier this month, I came across some fab-u-lous glittery fabric paint in TIGER. It was only Β£1, and, knowing how much my little Strictly fans see themselves as future Fashion Designers, I bought a couple of packs.

We found black t-shirts and decided to customise them for our Strictly fan wants!

The pens are very easy to use. Luckily, having bought multiple packs we had enough glitter paint to make the t-shirts sparkle!

The only downside with these pens is that they take 3 days to dry *watches her 7 year old looking on patiently to find out when she can wear her t-shirt.* The overall quality and effect of the paint is brilliant and did the job perfectly.

In Blue Peter Style, here’s one we made earlier:


Then… this happened….

Think I have a future Strictly Seamstress in the making.

If you have attempted a glittery fashion creation, let us know! You can tweet @scd_support or comment below. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cassie πŸ™‚



Strictly Support Group – A Strictly 2017 Themed Chat!

After 2 weeks on our hollibobs, tonight we came back with a bang with a Strictly Support Group chat. Over the last few weeks we’ve heard some fab-u-lous news from the world of Strictly, as pro rehearsals started and we also learnt the first 6 celebs to be taking to the Strictly Dancefloor this year.

We began our chat by asking what your thoughts were about the line-up so far?

Here are some of our favourite answers of the night:

For our next question we asked Of the 6 celebs who have been announced, which pro would you most like to see them paired with?

For our next question, we asked you to tell us who you’d like to see announced next on Strictly? Here are some of your wonderful suggestions:

Our next question focused on the Strictly Pros. We asked which dance style would you like to see the Strictly Pros perform this series? Here are some of your wonderful suggestions:

Our final question of the evening concentrated on Theme Weeks. We asked We’d love to see a Disney theme week. If you were to see a theme week this year, what would be your dream theme week? Here are some of your wonderful answers:

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

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly 2017 – News at Ten-ish

Good evening, and welcome to tonight’s Strictly news bulletin!

The headlines:

*Bong* The third celebrity is revealed in the cast of 2017

*Bong* There are some strange goings on in the rehearsal room (it must be the weather)

And Finally A Safety notice brought to you by one of the pros

Firstly tonight’s main news story. Earlier today, on This Morning we heard that the third celebrity taking to the floor this year will be Ruth Langford. *inserts picture of her getting ready for her time on Strictly*

This is one announcement we’re very excited about. It’ll be very interesting to see if Eamonn Holmes does also take to the floor. If he does, we predict the husband and wife team will be paired with either the Joneses’ the Cliftons or maybe the newlyweds Aljaz and Janette!

Anyway, Ruth’s announcement on the show was met with much excitement from the Strictly Pros and Twitterverse.

Here’s what Ruth had to say on being part of Strictly 2017:

We cannot wait to see what she brings to the show.

Elsewhere in the rehearsal studios, there were some very strange goings on. We predict this was down to the weather!

There were some cute selfies:

There was an impromptu Salsa lesson for Giovanni:

And it all got too much for one pro, who decided he needed a nap:

And finally, we had some advice from one of the pros this morning. It is sound advice for you all.. Thanks Brendan for looking out for us! 

That ends tonight’s News Bulletin. The Next Celebrity taking to the floor on Strictly 2017 will be announced on tomorrow’s BBC Breakfast show. We can’t wait to hear who it is. 

Goodnight everyone!

Cassie πŸ™‚