Category Archives: Strictly Support Group Chats

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 🙂 

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 🙂 



Strictly Support Group Does Eurovision!

Ever since we heard this on It Takes Two:

We’ve wondered what would happen if Strictly met Eurovision. Well tonight, we found out exactly what happened as we hosted a Strictly meets Eurovision chat.

We began our chat by asking this question:

Eurovision is all about breaking down barriers and bringing nations together through song! Who on Strictly did this best for you and with which dance? We had some brilliant suggestions. Here they all are just for you:

For bringing us contemporary dance (and also causing us to be entirely responsible for flash flooding due to the amount of tears cried)

For proving that you can Salsa to Gangnam Style:

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For showing us the true origins of Samba:

For being fearless and fab-u-lous *still wonders how amazing their showdance could have been*

Those were just some of your suggestions. If you can think of others, just tweet @scd_support or comment below to let us know! We look forward to hearing from you.

For our second question of the evening we asked:

If you could ask one person from Strictly to represent us at the Eurovision Song Contest, who would it be? 

We had two very popular answers, in the form of these wonderful pros:


We agree that both these pros not only dance beautifully but have the voices of angels *demands a Joanne Anton partnership on next year’s Eurovision* 
For our third question of the evening we asked you this:

You’re asked to choose one Strictly dance to represent the UK at the Eurovision song (and dance) contest.  Which dance would you pick?

We had some brilliant answers. Here are our favourites of the night in playlist form:

If you can think of any others, please let us know and we’ll add them to the playlist just for you.

For our next question we asked you this question:

We know that getting one of these from this judge is about as rare as Unicorn poo! If Craig had to give Douze points to one dance on Strictly, which dance do you think he’d pick?

You gave us some wonderful answers. Here are some of our favourites:

For our final question of the night, we asked you this. Strictly is broadcast in many nations throughout Europe. We all know that our version is the best (obvs) but which other version has been uh-may-singly fab-u-lous in your opinion? Here are some of your suggestions:

https://twitter.com/dizzzyb/status/863486778120036353

For us, we’ll always love Stricty here in the Uk, but there’s another version of Strictly which has impressed us, just because of this dance. Yes, it’s Strictly from Norway:

That ended our chat. Thank you all for taking part. If you didn’t get the chance to take part, fear not! You can still join in by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

We’ll be back tomorrow (Sunday) from 8pm to reveal the winning dance in our Team GG week. We’ll also be revealing a bit of the fun which will be taking place on Monday in honour of Strictly Day! Hope you can join us then.

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly Support Group – A #DoctorWho and Space Themed Chat 🌍🚀🛰

We’re not sure if the same applies in your house, but in our house, one young Strictly fan has found a programme to help fill the Strictly void. Yes, Bella has started watching Doctor Who. Although she may find some of the monsters scary, she kindly asked mummy to host a Doctor Who and Space Themed chat, which took place earlier tonight! 

We began with the Doctor Who section of our chat. For our first question tonight we asked:

If you could travel back in time to any Strictly series, which series would you choose to relive and why?

We love every series and would have to pick every series! Here are some of your wonderful suggestions:

For our second question, we asked this: The Doctor travels across time and space in his TARDIS. Who for you on Strictly “travelled furthest” during their journey on the show? 

We had some wonderful suggestions. Here are our favourites:

https://twitter.com/f00dieface/status/860928180370255872

For our next question, we asked you to tell us Which Doctor Who character/actor would you like to see on the Strictly dance floor? We had two very popular choices from you! We’d love to see both these people on Strictly! Would you?

We then moved our chat on to be space-themed! For our next question, we asked you to tell us the Strictly moment which was out of this world for you! Here are your suggestions in playlist form:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbpw-gqR2K3Y2-pnG0NSHztybPVAiI_rb

For our next question, we shared one of our favourite quotes and asked you to tell us who on Strictly summed this up for you perfectly. Here is said quote and your suggestions:

For our final question, we asked you to tell us If you went to Planet Strictly, what would you bring back as a souvenir? We had some great answers. Here are our favourites:

https://twitter.com/rubyeyelashes/status/860944939378724864

And that ended tonight’s chat! Thank you all who took part! 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 soon.

We’re back tomorrow night from 8pm to reveal the next couple who’ll be in the spotlight as part of our Strictly Couple Weeks.

Cassie 🙂 





Strictly Support Group – An International Dance Day Themed Chat.

It has been International Dance Day today, and a chance to celebrate the wonder of dance worldwide! In honour of this special occasion, tonight we hosted an International Day Of Dance themed chat! In case you missed it earlier, here’s a little recap of what happened!

We began our chat by asking you this: International Dance Day is a chance for dance to be celebrated all around the world. Which Strictly moment made you celebrate most?  Here are some of your wonderful suggestions:

For our second question we asked you this: International Dance Day is also a chance to celebrate dance worldwide. Which Strictly moment has been world-class for you? Here are some of your suggestions:

For our next question we asked you to tell us which Strictly person you would name the International Day Of Dance Ambassador! Here are your suggestions in picture form:


We then asked you to tell us the Strictly dance you would choose to commemorate International Dance Day. Here are your suggestions in playlist form:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbpw-gqR2K3Zdx0NBrXayZq7yAEYgNmN6

For our final question, we went around the world to ask which Country’s version of Strictly you would most like to see. We had some great suggestions from you. Here are our favourites:

 https://twitter.com/florencef1/status/858419162993098752

That ended tonight’s chat! As a little bonus question on our blog, we’d like to hear if Strictly were to revive the Around the World Week theme, which country’s dances would you like to see on the show? Tell us by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

If you missed tonight’ chat, don’t fear, we’d love to hear what you think. Just comment below or tweet @scd_support. 

We’ll be back tomorrow night from 8pm to unveil the next couple to be part of our Strictly Couple Weeks! Hope to see you then.

Cassie 🙂 


Strictly Support Group – An Easter Eggstravaganza, filled with talent!

It’s Easter tomorrow, and whilst Bugs the Easter Bunny does his rounds delivering the nation’s Easter eggs, Fred and Ginger have been preparing for their moment in the spotlight, auditioning for Britain’s Bunnies have Got Talent!


In honour of Britain’s Got Talent which started tonight and Easter tomorrow, we mixed both themes during tonight’s Strictly Support Group. You could say we got scrambled eggs, but we really didn’t. Here’s a recap of what happened.

We began our chat by asking you to tell us the Strictly Moments which have been Eggciting and Cracking in your opinion. Here are some of your fabulous answers:

For our second question, we asked you to tell us which type of Easter egg reminds you most of Strictly and why? Here are some of your brilliant suggestions:

For our third question in the Easter theme, we asked you to tell us The Strictly Moment which would make the Easter bunny most proud and why? Here are some of your suggestions:

For our final question of the Easter theme, we asked you to tell us the Strictly dance you would perform as part of an easter parade. Here are some of your wonderful suggestions:

Our Easter part of tonight’s chat was now over, so we hopped over and started talking about talent in honour of Britain’s Got Talent. For our first question, we asked this:

Here are some of your wonderful answers:

In case you needed reminding of their talent, here are some of their routines:

For our next question, we asked you to tell us the Strictly star who has shown the most natural dance or performance ability and talent. Here are your answers:

https://twitter.com/allenriverlove/status/853355383804633088

For our third question in this section, we asked you this. Many Britain’s Got Talent auditions leave us feeling a little confused. Have you ever felt confused watching Strictly? Here are some of your answers:

On Britain’s Got Talent, judges can give someone a golden buzzer to help them get straight to the live finals. For our next question, we asked based on their first dance, which Strictly celeb would you have liked to see reach the final? Here are your answers in picture form:


For our final question, we asked you to tell us If you could show a Strictly routine at the Royal Variety performance, which dance would you pick? Here are some of your suggestions:

That ended tonight’s chat. Thank you all who took part. If you didn’t get a chance to join in, fear not! You can still take part by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. 

We’ll be back on Wednesday from 8pm for our weekly quiz. We hope to see you then.

Until then, we wish you all a very Happy Easter! 

Cassie 🙂 











Strictly Support Group – Bella’s Super Strictly 7️⃣ Themed Chat!

Last Sunday Bella turned seven! Whilst one mummy here is still getting used to having a 7 year old in the house, said 7 year old decided that she’s now old enough to host a challenge on our blog but also to host a Strictly Support Group all by herself (with a little help from mummy!)

Earlier tonight, Bella took over for One Night Only, hosting her Strictly Super 7 Themed Chat! 

She began her chat by asking you to tell her the 7 things that you love most about Strictly. Here are her answers:

Here are some of your wonderful suggestions:

For Bella’s next question, she asked you to tell her the moments that left you in Seventh Heaven. Here are some of your wonderful suggestions:

https://twitter.com/courtneycfc1997/status/850778261328207872

For Bella’s next question, she learnt all about the Magnificent Seven (thanks to her daddy) but she asked you to tell us who your magnificent seven are on Strictly. Here are her suggestions in picture form along with some of yours:

For Bella’s 4th Question she focused on the number 7. It’s Len’s favourite number, and she asked if you could give a 7 to any Strictly moment, what would it be? Here are some of your brilliant ideas:

For Bella’s penultimate question, she asked you to give 7 words you would use to describe Strictly to an alien, or someone who hasn’t watched the show before (yes, they do exist!) Here are some of your wonderful suggestions:

For Bella’s final question, earlier this week she managed to blow out all the candles on her cake. She also asked you to tell her your wishes and opens for Strictly 2017. Here are your hopes for this year’s show:

That ended Bella’s Seventh Birthday chat! Thank you all for taking part, she did a brilliant job and really enjoyed it.

We’ll be back tomorrow night from 8pm to reveal the results of our #DisneyDanceOff! Hope to see you then.

Until tomorrow, Keep dancing!

Cassie (and Bella) 




Strictly Support Group – Severrnth Heaven!

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past 24 hours, you’ve probably realised that a Strictly Superfan (Bella) turned seven yesterday!


To celebrate her reaching Len’s favourite age (she got a birthday card with this picture on) but she also decided to reveal her seven favourite Strictly moments.

Here are her top seven #Strictly dances of all time (bear in mind she has only watched the show since 2013):

Earlier today she also asked you to tell her your top 7 Strictly Moments! Here are all your suggestions in one handy playlist:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbpw-gqR2K3ZRBKPk7RcN1HXVIGvkDKA1

What are your favourite Strictly moments? Those moments that have left you feeling in seventh heaven? Tell us by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie (and Bella! ) 

Strictly Support Group does International Day Of Happiness 😄 meets Mother’s Day 👩‍👧‍👧 Chat!

It’s Mother’s Day today, so whilst we mums get spoilt rotten by our lovely offspring, it’s time for us to have a recap of what happened during last night’s Strictly Support Group.

Last night, we had a mash-up of themes, combining International day of Happiness and Mother’s Day themes *imagines lots of happy mums* Here’s what happened during our chat last night.

We started off with our International Day of Happiness theme and asked you to tell us what is it about Strictly that makes you feel happiest? We had some wonderful answers. Here are some of our favourites:

We agreed with all your answers 100%, so for our next question we asked you to tell us The Strictly Moment or Dance that left you feeling happiest. Here are some of your wonderful answers in a playlist form and also some of your tweets:

For our third question, we asked you to tell us who on Strictly woul be your King or Queen of Happiness, your Little Miss Sunshine or Mr Happy? We had some wonderful answers. These are our favourites:

For our next question and the final question in our Happiness section *sad face* we asked you this:

Here are some of our favourite answers:

It was then time to move onto our Mother’s Day Chat. We began by asking you who on Strictly best sums up this picture:

Here are some of your wonderful answers:

We then moved on to ask you who had been the yummiest mummy on Strictly. Here are some of your answers:

For our final question, we asked you Lots of Mums (including me) are huge Strictly fan. If you could treat your mum to a strictlified surprise for Mother’s Day, what would it be? Here are some of your wonderful suggestions:

*nudges her 6 year old and husband to give hints for her Mother’s Day present next year* That ended our Strictly Support Group chat. From all at the Strictly Support Group, we wish all you mums a very Happy Mother’s Day! 

We’ll be back on Tuesday from 8pm (on twitter) with a Catchphrase style quiz!

Hope to see you then.

Cassie 🙂