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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™‚ 


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™‚ 

Strictly 2017 – News at Ten-ish

It’s time for your daily fix of Strictly related news.

The headlines:

*Bong* Strictly Pro celebrates her birthday with some wonderful messages

*Bong* The Second Strictly 2017 celebrity is revealed

*Bong* Some exciting developments on this year’s Strictly

And finally some Pics to cheer you up!

Our headline tonight, the wonderful Oti celebrated her birthday today. We understand there was a lot of cake, and learnt that there was a celebration over the weekend, which was no way as expensive as The Sun suggested! *reads everything from certain newspapers with a pinch of salt*

There were also some wonderful messages to the birthday girl, including these:

Around lunchtime, we also had some exciting news, when the wonderful people on Planet Strictly revealed the second celebrity (and first male) to be taking their place on the Strictly Dancefloor:

He was welcomed in true Strictly style, with a great tweet from Mr Kevin from Grimsby:

Don’t worry Dhavood. Just like Kevin, we’re pretty sure you can dance. *Chants* Believe good old Al Cohol.

We also learnt that the good old people at Strictly love Snap Chat or as we’re now renaming it Snap Cha Cha Chat! *Signs up faster than a Strictly Sequin Stitcher*

And finally we learnt our pros had some fun in rehearsals ( as is to be expected)

Neil wore leggings #MenInTights – if you don’t believe me watch Katya’s instagram stories.

The three musketeers were chilling after a long day in rehearsals:

And Janette proved she really is small and mighty! (Note, we already knew this after this moment last series)

And that ends tonight’s news bulletin. We’ll be back tomorrow for more news from Planet Strictly.

Goodnight!

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly 2017 – News at Ten-ish!

We’ve always thought the News at Ten would be a lot more interesting if it was Strictly themed, and today there was a lot of Strictly-themed news for us Strictly fans.

It all began this morning, when Nick Grimshaw revealed Mollie King as the first celebrity to be taking to the floor in 2017. We must say we think she’ll be fab-u-lous, and it looks like she’s already been preparing for her time on the show by dressing up like a Glitterball:

In true Strictly style, the pros and former stars who’ve appeared on the show, welcomed Mollie to the Strictly fold:

But one pro appeared to wish to dance with her mum. Oh Anton, we love you:

https://twitter.com/theantondubeke/status/894504395932659714

It’d seem that Mollie is excited about Strictly too. Bring on those sequins and the glitter:

https://twitter.com/bbcpress/status/894454964935905280

Elsewhere in the world of Strictly…

We learnt that one of the new pros is a very lucky girl:

And we introduced the newest member of our Strictly Zoo, which went down well with his namesake:

That ends our news bulletins tonight. We’ll have another bulletin tomorrow with more news on the 2nd celebrity taking to the floor this year. Who do you think it’ll be? Comment below to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie πŸ™‚ 


Strictly News At Ten-ish – Day 5

It’s the end of the first week of Strictly Pro Rehearsals and it would seem that things have gone swimmingly (without any swimming whatsoever!)

Earlier today we had this lovely group shot of the pros:

As well as dancing, our pros have been resting too:

We also saw that one of our new pros is settling into the Strictly family very well too:

We also had some exciting news which is this….

Strictly is officially on its way! We cannot wait but are pretty sure the 1st celebrity will be a yoof! Who do you think it’ll be?

Tell us by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

That’s it for the first week. We’re back on Monday for our next bulletin. Hope you can join us then! 

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly 2017 – Strictly News at Ten-ish – Day 4

It’s Day 4 of Pro Rehearsals and this morning we woke to some very exciting news.

First, we learnt that the announcement for the first Celebrity of 2017 is fast approaching:

https://twitter.com/elliot_gonzalez/status/892993203133181952

We also had 2 pieces of baby news from a former Strictly Pro as well as news from the Reigning Strictly Champ *gets very broody*

https://twitter.com/hellomag/status/893095414504861698

In the rehearsal rooms there were some strange goings on with post-it notes πŸ€”

And we also learnt that the pros were (as always) best of friends:

Even if one of them does use his instagram specs a lot:

(Nice sneaky filming there Neil!) 😝

That ends tonight’s bulletin. We’ll be back tomorrow night for another news bulletin. We hope to see you then.

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly 2017 – News at Ten-ish – Day 3

It’s Day3 of the Pro Rehearsals and today we had the first group photo of our Pro Dancers looking truly fab-u-lous:

There has been much excitement and what seems to be a reunion (of the 3 musketeers and Gorka) taking place in Pro Rehearsals:

We’ve also had wedding gifts for our newlyweds:

There has been celebration after rehearsals too (and they sure deserve it after a day full of dancing:)

That ends tonight’s bulletin! We’re back tomorrow for another News at Ten-ish!

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly 2017 – News at Ten-ish – Day 1

It’s Day 1 of the Strictly Pro Rehearsals, which means one thing… time for our daily news bulletins bringing you the latest from the world of Planet Strictly!

Although there weren’t too many tweets today from Planet Strictly, there seemed to be a lot of excitement:

There also seemed to be some confusion too #AreWeIn2017? 

*realises that if this is the case Tristan and Gleb are still on #Strictly* 😍

That ends today’s news bulletin. We’ll be back with more news from Planet Strictly tomorrow.

Good Night everyone!

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly 2017 – Our Very First Strictly Overheard

Strictly Fever has well and truly struck our house with my two tiny Strictly Superfans getting very excited about this year’s series.

Earlier today (after “borrowing” mummy’s iPad) Bella asked me this “Mummy, who would you like to see on Strictly 2017?” 

πŸ€”πŸ™„πŸ€” After some thought I came up with two names David Tennant or Miranda Hart.

I then asked Bella who she’d like to see on Strictly *watches her pull out her Strictly notebook – yes she really has got a Strictly notebook – with a list of everyone she’d like to see on the show*

“Well, first mummy, I must point out this is not a real list, so these people may not be on Strictly, but if they are I’ll be a very happy girl:

1) Perrie or Jade from Little Mix, because they’re my favourites

2) Peppa Pig, because Elodie would like to see her on Strictly

3) The Lady from Britain’s Got Talent who’s doggy went to heaven, I can’t remember her name (She means Ashleigh)

4) Emma Watson because she is really pretty and danced as Belle in Beauty and the Beast and I liked her as Hermione in Harry Potter too.

5) Ed Sheeran, because I like him a lot.

6) Len Goodman, I’ll miss him saying Sev-ern so he should be dancing on the show instead

7) Will.i.am because he’s really funny.

8) Hacker.T.Dog 

9) Sam and Mark or Dick and Dom from CBBC

10) Mummy *acts shocked 😱*  but I don’t really want you to be on Strictly because then I won’t be able to watch the show with you at home.  *breathes a sigh of relief as I really can’t dance* 

So there you have it, Bella’s list of who she’d like to see on Strictly 2017. Who would you like to see on Strictly this year? Tweet us @scd_support or leave a comment below to let us know. We’ll leave this post as it’ll be interesting if any of Bella’s predictions – although unlikely – come true! 

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Thursday Thoughts – The Strictly Pro Line-Up 2017!

So for many weeks we have waited eagerly for the Strictly Pro announcement for 2017. Yesterday, when we least expected it, Strictly surprised us with the professional line-up 2017!

We already heard that Natalie would no longer be on Strictly, however there were some surprises as we heard that Joanne Clifton and Oksana Platero would not be returning to the floor. Jo will be pursuing a new adventure in the world of musical theatre (having watched her in Thoroughly Modern Millie, we’re pretty sure she’ll be spectacular wherever she goes.) Natalie will be going on a new tour called Rip It Up (which we are very excited about seeing.) and Oksana has chosen not to return to the Strictly dancefloor. My 7 year old is convinced she’s going to turn into a butterfly (following her Paso Doble with Judge Rinder Last Year!)

We heard there’ll be 3 new girlies joining the Strictly Professionals. The first is Dianne Buswell (currently touring on Giovanni’s Dance is Life Tour and a former Burn the Floor Alumni, as well as a former Dancing with the stars Australia professional.) Nadiya Bychkova who is a 2-time world and european Ballroom and 10-dance champion and Amy Dowden who is current British champion and one of the highest ranking UK dancers.

We were happy to read that all the other Strictly pros will be returning to the show and in our eyes Strictly 2017 is going to be truly epic. Although we are sad to see three of our favourite professionals bid farewell to the show, change is good and Strictly continues to evolve and amaze us each series with dances that get bigger, better and even more fab-u-lous than ever before.

Some things will stay the same. We are really thrilled to see that the two legends of Strictly – Anton and Brendan are returning to the show. We do however  have a couple of  big questions this year. The first is Will Kevin win the Glitterball? He is the only pro Ever to have reached 4 finals, but have been pipped to the post for the Glitterball *gives Kevin a consolatory hug.* Surely, if any pro deserves a glitterball for their hard work, it has to go to this man for his hard work and dedication to the Strictly cause.

The second is will all the professional dancers have a partner this year? We really hope so, but have a feeling there may be a couple of pros who are partnerless. After watching Chloe partner Gethin in the Christmas Special, we’d love to see her get a partner, and we really want to see Neil partner a celebrity this year too! 

What do you think? Tell us by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below, to let us know. We’d also like to hear what you think of this year’s pro line-up.  We’ll also be hosting a special Strictly Pros themed and 2017 themed Strictly Support Group Chat, this Saturday from 8pm. We hope to see you then.

In case you missed the news yesterday, here are the pros for this year’s series of Strictly

Cassie