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Anton and the Glitterball – A Story By Bella (aged 7 1/2)

Earlier this week, Bella was asked by her teacher to write a story about something Strictly related at school. She got really excited and decided to write a short story about what happened when the glitterball fell into Anton’s hands. She wanted to share it with you all, so here is Bella’s story about Anton and the Glitterball!

Once upon a time, on a sparkly planet called Planet Strictly, there was a professional dancer called Anton. Anton had lived on Planet Strictly for a very very long time. He loved living there, but wanted one thing. He had come close to touching it but had never got to keep it in the whole of his time there. It was the Glitterball. It sparkled and shone and looked really pretty. 

One day before a Strictly live show, Anton saw the Glitterball briefly. He thought to himself “I wonder how I can get to touch it!” He sneaked into the secret Glitterball room where it was stored and found it was everything he thought it would be and even more. There were sparkly lights everywhere, glitter and more importantly the Glitterball. 

For once, Anton was able to touch the Glitterball. He held it with both his hands and cuddled it like a teddybear. He thought “I’ll just borrow it for a few hours, nobody will notice!”

The next day, Anton was late. He hurried to the studio (forgetting the glitterball!) He spied Kevin Clifton who told him that Len had called a meeting.

At the meeting Len told all the dancers “The Glitterball has disappeared. It was here yesterday but it has gone. If you’ve seen the Glitterball, let me know, because Strictly cannot go on TV without the Glitterball.”

All the dancers were worried. Kevin started a search party with Giovanni and Aljaz and Betty was taken too to help sniff out the Glitterball. The glitterball was nowhere to be found.

Anton hid away from Len and the other dancers. He felt really bad that he had forgotten the Glitterball, but he loved looking after it. He’d come so close but had never been lucky enough to keep it. 

The dancers really needed some help to find the glitterball, when along came Susan, dressed as Wonder Woman! She had magical superhero powers ready for her performance that night. She predicted the Glitterball wasn’t too far, but was not in the studios.

The dancers went off on a hunt. They went around the town, to the station, to the dance studios, to the shops and to the school. The smell of glitter got stronger and stronger with every step they took. They tiptoed through the library looking for it, but it was not to be found there. Then they reached somewhere where the scent was even stronger. Betty barked. When they looked up, they realised, they were at Anton’s house! 

“Why would Anton ever steal a glitterball?” Asked Giovanni. 

“I guess he just wanted to see what it would feel like to win!” Said Kevin.

The found the glitterball and used their magical dancer powers to pull it out of the house. They then took it back to the studios. Everyone was relieved. They could now dance on Strictly.

Anton was given a punishment of a score of no more than 2 from Craig Revel Horwood every week. The low scores didn’t put the people at home off voting for him, as he ended up winning that series and finally taking the Glitterball home!

The End!

Well, I don’t know about you, but I think that story from Bella is truly awesome! Mummy awards you a Glitterball Boo!

What did you think of Bella’s story. Comment down below to tell us  what you thought.

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

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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 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!

https://strictlysupportgroup.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/strictly-support-group-rip-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:

 https://twitter.com/lovejoclifton/status/898991881538981889

https://twitter.com/joycejo49834475/status/898991756871704581

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:

https://twitter.com/denguyett007/status/899005177088413697

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 – 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?

https://twitter.com/joycejo49834475/status/896453674444214272

https://twitter.com/48robinsonceli/status/896463732863369217

https://twitter.com/dollyglasses/status/896455106689892353

https://twitter.com/gemmaoneill8/status/896454371822751745

https://twitter.com/ryan7abbott/status/896476824242446337

https://twitter.com/emmaconnolly16/status/896465120162918402

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:

https://twitter.com/joycejo49834475/status/896455431882670080

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:

https://twitter.com/joycejo49834475/status/896465654127177728

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 Support Group – A Girl Power Chat!

So, last night, in honour of it being 21 years since the Spice Girls released Wannabe (yes it really has been *feels old*)  and Johanna Konta getting further than any British women’s tennis player in Wimbledon (hashtag Go Jo), we hosted a Girl Power themed chat. It was ladies’ night (but gentlemen were welcome to take part!) 

We began our chat by asking this:

The Spice Girls invented the term Girl Power, but who for you on Strictly has shown the most Girl Power and which dances showed this:

We had some brilliant answers. Here are our favourites:

For our next question we asked this:

If Strictly were to do a tribute to the spice girls, who would be in the line-up out of the current and past previous cast? We had these wonderful answers from you all:

We loved all these answers but in our eyes one person would have to be scary (even after his lovely Who Do You Think You Are? Episode this week) …. Craig Revel Horwood!

For our next question we asked Which Female Celebrity has shown the most Girl Power (been the most brilliant and strongest) during their time on the show? We had some great answers with some of our favourite ever celebrities mentioned. Here they are:

For our penultimate question we asked Which routine from a female celebrity showed that Sisters are Doing it For Themselves? We had some brilliant answers but this was the most popular suggestion:

Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) reached the semi-final in 2006 and Mel B has appeared on Dancing With The Stars in America. For our final question, we asked IF you could see another member of the Spice Girls on Strictly, who would it be and who would be their partner? Here are some of your answers:

That ended our Girl Power chat. We hope you all enjoyed it. If you didn’t have a chance to take part, don’t fear! You can still join in by tweeting @scd_support or leaving a comment below this post. We look forward to hearing from you.

We’ll be back tonight from 8pm to reveal the winning dance in our Strictly Couples Week and to reveal the next couple in the spotlight!

Hope to see you then. Before we go, we’ll leave you with a routine full of Spice from Blackpool last year:

Cassie πŸ™‚ 


Strictly Support Group – A Sports Themed Chat πŸŽΎβš½οΈπŸ’ƒπŸ»βš½οΈπŸŽΎ

Strictly is our sport. Whilst many may follow a football team or rugby, we prefer to watch couples take their journey every week across the Strictly dancefloor!

Over the past few weeks we have seen many sporting events, such as the British Lions test series and most recently Wimbledon. Tonight, we hosted a sports themed chat on our twitter feed.

If you missed it, don’t fear! Here is a recap of the action from tonight’s chat!

We began our chat by asking you this Many Sportspeople have taken to the Strictly floor. Who has been your favourite and why? We had some brilliant suggestions. Here are our favourites:

We agreed 100% with all your answers. For our second question of the evening, we asked you Who has been the best sport on #Strictly in your eyes and why? Here are some of your suggestions:

For our third question of the evening we changed sport to golf and asked you which couple have had the most “holes in one” (Great performances) in your opinion? We had some great answers. Here are our favourites:

For our next question, we moved to rugby πŸ‰ and asked this question.. The British Lions have filled us with pride during their time in New Zealand. Who or what has made you proud to be a Strictly fan? Here were some of your brilliant answers:

https://twitter.com/florencef1/status/883783857249673216

 https://twitter.com/lovejoclifton/status/883794539877683200

For our penultimate question, we turned the chat to tennis 🎾. We asked who for you had the advantage (best start) during their journey on Strictly? Here are some of our favourite answers from you:

For our final question of the night, we asked you to tell us The Strictly Routine, most deserving of a “World Cup of Strictly?” Here are your suggestions in playlist form:

That ended our chat! Thank you all for taking part, we think you’re truly amazing. It you missed out, don’t fear! You can still join in by tagging us in a tweet @scd_support or commenting below. We’d also like to hear which sports person you’d like to see on Strictly 2017? . Comment below to let us know. WE look forward to hearing from you.

We’re back at 8pm tonight to reveal the next couple in the spotlight as part of our Strictly Couple Weeks series. Hope to see you then!

Cassie πŸ™‚ 






Strictly Support Group – A Ballet-Themed Chat

So, earlier this week, my little Ballerina Bella sat her Primary Ballet exam. She came out of it and told me that she had fun and didn’t fall over, and she thinks it went very well. After her ballet exam, she asked if I’d let her host a Ballet themed chat. Last night, that’s exactly what we did. Bella gave you some brilliant ballet-related questions to answer.

She began her chat by focusing on the most famous Ballerina on Strictly, Darcey! For her first question, she asked you to tell her your favourite Darcey moment. Here are some of your fab-u-lous answers:

For Bella’s next question, she asked Ballet is all about being Graceful and Elegant. Who have been the most elegant and graceful couple for you on Strictly? Here are your answers:

She then asked you to tell her The Performances which have been most graceful in your opinion. Here are your answers in a handy playlist:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbpw-gqR2K3aACT-Vno2S3ilbiN7MUfGe

For her next question, Bella asked you for the moments which have been En Pointe (awesome) in your opinion. Here are your answers in another handy playlist:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbpw-gqR2K3ar341flLWluWTCggyYSNGj

For her final question of the night, Bella asked you to tell her who you thought best summed up this quote during their journey on strictly:

Here are your answers:

That ended tonight’s chat! Thank you all who took part, we hope you enjoyed it. If you missed the chat tonight, don’t fear! You can still join in by commenting below or tweeting @scd_support. We’d also like to hear, if you could see a ballet-themed Strictly routine, which ballet would you choose and for which dance!

We’re back tonight from 8pm to reveal the next couple in the spotlight as part of our Strictly Couple Weeks. We hope to see you then.

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly Support Group – A Strictly Pros Inspired Chat!

Earlier this week, we heard the Strictly Pro line up for this year. Whilst it got us excited that Strictly is coming, we also were a little sad as we sad farewell to three of the professionals, Natalie, Joanne and Oksana who will not be back this year. We have three new replacements and are pretty sure they will be fab-u-lous too!

In honour of the news, tonight we hosted a Strictly Professionals themed chat! We began our chat by asking you:

What do you think of the new professional line-up? Here were some of your wonderful answers:

We then moved our discussion on to talk about the pros who are leaving Planet Strictly for new pursuits. We first focused on the lovely Joanne from Grimsby and asked you this:

What do you think Joanne has brought to the world of Strictly and what will you remember her best for? We had some great answers. Here are our favourites:

https://twitter.com/joycejo49834475/status/878697352881737729

We couldn’t agree with you more. For us, Joanne’s energy, positivity as well as her brilliant choreography and dancing will be remembered for many years to come. That and that Crabby Samba with Scott Mills!


For our next question, we focused on the lovely Natalie Lowe, who is leaving the show after 9 years! We asked you to tell us What has Natalie brought to the Strictly dancefloor in your opinion?  Here are some of your wonderful answers:


We then moved the chat on to talk about the lovely Oksana Platero who is also leaving the show. Although she was only on Strictly for 1 series, she provided us with many memorable moments and brought the best out of Judge Rinder. For us this is one of their best dances:


We asked you to tell us your favourite Oksana and Judge Rinder moment. here are your suggestions in playlist form:

For our next question, we asked you to tell us what you’d like to see happen on #Strictly2017. For us, after 4 years of missing the glitterball, we’d like it to be 5th time lucky for Kevin from Grimsby. We’d also like to see Chloe and Neil get celebrity partners. Here are your answers:

https://twitter.com/annakennedy1/status/878711364482727937

For our final question, we headed over to Instagram for a little game devised by my 7 year old, Bella! If you haven’t yet played her game, here it is just for you:

I must point out, this is all for fun! 

That ended tonight’s chat. Thank you all for taking part, we hope you enjoyed it. We’ll be back at 8pm tonight (Sunday) to reveal the next couple in the spotlight for our Strictly Couple Weeks series. We hope to see you then.

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly Support Group – A Summer Time Chat!

It has been an absolutely glorious day with some beautiful weather and even if it doesn’t last more than 24 hours, we thought it a great idea tonight to host a Summer themed chat!

The sun was shining, birds were singing and we sat down earlier with a glass of something chilled and refreshing to bring you our chat.

We began by asking you this:

Which Strictly Moment reminds you most of summer? Here are your answers in playlist form:

If you can think of any other dances you’d like to see added to this list just let us know and we’ll add them just for you.

For our next question we asked you who’s had the sunniest disposition for you during their time on Strictly? We had some excellent suggestions. Here are our favourites:

For our next question we asked There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer’s day than a cool drink or an ice-cream. Which #Strictly moment was most refreshing for you? Here are your answers in a playlist form:

We love to be beside the seaside in Summer, so for our next question, we asked you to tell us the routine that first comes to mind when you hear the word Blackpool Strictly. We have made you a little collage with all your answers:


For our final question, we asked you to tell us this:

If you were jetting off on holiday to somewhere exotic, whose Strictly costume would you like to take with you to ensure you sparkled and shone like a glitterball? Here are your wonderful answers:

https://twitter.com/_bee_eeb_/status/873637217629069312

 https://twitter.com/jomac39/status/873637499314331648

That ended tonight’s chat. Thank you all who took part. If you didn’t get a chance to, 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 tomorrow night from 8pm (Sunday) to reveal the winning dance from Katie and Anton week and to unveil the next couple in the spotlight. Hope to see you then!

Cassie:) 


Strictly Support Group – A Traditions Themed Chat!

Earlier this week, we read in the news that British TV watching habits are changing and that more people watch our favourite TV show Strictly Come Dancing than watch The Queen’s Speech. For a little fun this evening we hosted a Traditions themed chat.

We began our chat by asking you to tell us your traditions and habits when watching Strictly Come Dancing. We had some wonderful answers. Here are some of our favourites:

For our next question  we asked you to tell us who is most traditional on Strictly in your opinion. We had some wonderful suggestions. Here are our favourites:

For our third question, we asked you to tell us the moment on Strictly that kept to tradition most in your opinion. Here are your suggestions in playlist form:

For our next question, we asked you to tell us what has made Strictly one of our TV viewing traditions. We had some great answers. Here are our favourites in playlist form:

https://twitter.com/joycejo49834475/status/868563172365660160

For our final question we asked what traditions would you like Strictly to keep on the show this year. Here are some of our favourite answers:

That ended tonight’s chat. Thank you all who took part, we think you’re truly amazing! We’ll be back on Monday from 8pm to reveal the results of our Team Glita Poll (to be revealed tomorrow!)

If you didn’t get a chance to take part, don’t fear! You still can join in by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Cassie πŸ™‚