We love reading all blogs, especially when they’re #Strictly related. Yesterday we read a blog from @Strictly_Emma on twitter which you can read if you click this link .
It got us thinking. My whole family are Strictly superfans. I’ve watched the show from the very beginning, and my 7 year old has watched the show every week since she was 3!
A lot of things have changed from the very beginning, and since my little girl has watched, Strictly has been a different programme to the programme many fans fell in love with, 13 years ago, when it started.
Yesterday night, I dug out an episode of Strictly from 2006 and decided to watch it with Bella to see what she thought of it compared to Strictly now. It was week 5, where “microphone gate” occurred during Mark and Karen’s Salsa.
Here are her thoughts on the show in her own words comparing it to Strictly 2017:
Strictly in the old days was a lot of fun, but nowadays they have more theme weeks, which make it even more fun. The results show was on a Saturday and not on a Sunday meaning that we and the couples don’t have to wait a whole day to see if they’re safe. I think this is a lot fairer.
There weren’t as many dances are there are now on each show. I like seeing lots of different dances, but in the olden days you could see the people who were really good dancers and see the people who weren’t as good dancers, so the judges scoring didn’t seem as weird as it does now. Maybe they should make everyone do either one latin dance or one ballroom dance.
The judges look really young then and now Bruno and Craig look older. I like Arlene and think she should come back onto Strictly. It was nice to see Brucie too. I miss him but he must be in heaven looking down and watching everyone this year. It’s nice to see Karen Hardy dancing, I liked her doing Choreography Corner but she was a brilliant professional (avoids showing her the Gary Rhodes footage.)
I like the outfits nowadays. They were good before I was here, but now they’re even sparklier and more glittery than ever. The costumes look more fun nowadays and keep getting more magical than unicorns.
Nowadays they take the people out during the week to do something fun linked to their dance, but in those days all the bit before the dance was just from the training room. That’s a little boring really, isn’t it?
There was no dance-off in those days and it was decided on the public vote. I like the dance-off because it means the people in the dance-off can make their performance even better and get safe to the next week. Without a dance-off, someone could have had a bad dance because they were nervous and get voted off without having a chance to perform their dance better a second time round and show the judges how uh-may-zing they really are.
Bella’s verdict made a lot of sense. I asked her to tell me whether she preferred Strictly 2017 or Strictly 2006.
Her answer Strictly 2017 is a million, billion, trillion, gazillion times better now. I would like them to show the results show on the same day though and bring back just two dance styles every week.
So it’d seem that although Strictly 2006 was magical for many, for my little Strictly Superfan, it’s nothing on Strictly 2017.
Do you agree with Bella? Comment down below to let us know what you think. We look forward to hearing from you.