Foxtrot Friday

For today’s Friday Strictly Fix, we went back to 2010 to relive the romantic, charming and elegant foxtrot from Pamela Stephenson and James Jordan.

We love the foxtrot but this one stood out to us as it had beautiful choreography, costumes and music. Pamela was the dark horse of series 8 and we loved watching her dance as she always looked like she was having fun.

This dance made us smile and feel all warm and fuzzy inside and that’s quite possibly the best feeling you can experience on a Friday. We want you to feel the same love we felt for this dance, so here it is as our gift of the day to you.

We hope you enjoy it:

We’d love to hear how that dance makes you feel. Tweet @scd_support or comment on the post below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Great Minds Think Alike – Caption Competition

Earlier tonight, us and the lovely people @team_deborah proved there is a telepathic connection between us Strictly Fans, as we both chose to hold Caption Competitions for our fun tonight.

Your answers really made us smile and have set us up in a good mood for the tomorrow and the weekend.

We asked you gaw-jus people to guess the caption to go with the pictures we showed you, so here are the pictures we chose and some of our favourite answers:

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Following on from this fun, we were already in stitches, but the chat moved over to @team_deborah, where we had some captions relating to our favourite dragon.

Here are some of our favourite captions and comments from their caption competition:

We have to admit, all your tweets really made us smile and some of you should have a career in caption writing. Deborah Meaden Fans (@team_deborah) are going to try and hold caption competitions every Monday and Thursday. We’ll try and hold them every Thursday.

We hope you can join us for our next Caption Competition next week.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Throwback Thursday

For today’s Throwback Thursday we’re taking you all for a trip to the seaside, Blackpool in fact. We’re so glad you could join us, we’ve even bought you an ice cream and some rock too 🍦🍭 to help you get in the holiday spirit.

Blackpool is the home of Ballroom Dancing and when Strictly went back to Blackpool last year something truly magical happened. It rained 10s for our 3 finalists, records were broken (the loudest ever cheer on TV) and our eyes were glued to our TV screens as we soaked up the atmosphere on our sofas at home.

For today’s Throwback Thursday, we’re taking an all-expenses paid trip to Blackpool/Seville (Ole!) to see Susanna and Kevin (The Grimsby Matador)’s phenomenally dramatic and passionate Paso Doble.

This dance made us feel like we were in Spain, not least because it was beautifully choreographed, danced and performed by Susanna and Kevin. They both deserved 4 10s for this dance (we like to think Craig left his 10 paddle at Elstree that week!)

So here it is, especially for you, Susanna and Kevin’s wonderful Paso Doble. We hope you enjoy it (and your ice cream and rock too.) Video credit to Simply Pasha.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Our Wednesday Midweek Chat

Following on from our Wednesday Weekly Warm-Up we thought we’d ask what you thought has been the best ever Charleston on Strictly Come Dancing.

Although we’ve only seen the Charleston over the last 5 series, we’ve grown to love its cheeky and quirky nature. Β For us, our favourite ever Charleston has to be Kimberley and Pasha’s, (not just because we love him) because it was one of those magical moments on Strictly that we’ll remember for many more years to come. We also loved Natalie and Artem’s Will-I-Am inspired Charleston as well as Denise and James’s Egyptian Charleston. Who could also forget Susanna and Kevin (The Grimsby Werewolf)’s Charleston from this series for sheer fun and entertainment?

We thought we’d ask you what you thought has been the best ever Charleston in Strictly history. Here are some of our favourite tweets from this afternoon’s discussion:-

Don’t worry if you missed the chat this afternoon. We’d still love to hear from you. Tweet your answer to @scd_support or comment on this post below.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Wednesday’s Weekly Warm-Up

I think we can all safely put our hands up and say πŸ™‹”I love Strictly and It Takes Two, especially Waite’s Wednesday Warm-Up,” so we thought we’d try and emulate a little bit of our favourite show, by devoting a post a week to warming you up, ready for the weekend, in true It Takes Two style.

We see this post as a way of curing your hump day blues, so what better dance to choose than the cheeky and charming Charleston from Ali Bastian and Brian Fortuna.

When we saw this dance, we thought it was under-marked and deserved 4 10s. It was full of tricky footwork but Ali made it look effortlessly quirky as the Charleston should be.

So here it is, especially for you. We hope it makes you smile.

Cassie πŸ˜€

Shrove Tuesday Chat.

If there’s one thing Shrove Tuesday is good for, it’s for treating yourself to a delicious delight, so last night we ate our body weight in glittery and apple and cinnamon pancakes, which were truly yummy and left us stuffed. Β We didn’t feel too bad as we’d just been learning the quickstep (note to self – never eat before learning the quickstep – all that bouncing around can leave you feeling a little green at the gills.)

Throughout the day yesterday we asked you some tough Shrove Tuesday Questions, which a lot of you replied to. Here are some of our favourite tweets and discussion from yesterday, especially for you. We hope you enjoy reading them:

So, did anyone else try glittery pancakes, or add a little stricly magic to their Shrove Tuesday experience? We’d really love to hear from you. Tweet @scd_support or comment on the post below.

Cassie πŸ™‚

A Very Tempting Tango Tuesday

This post comes with a warning – If you don’t like pancakes look away now!

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Now we got your attention! With it being Shrove Tuesday, we’re basking in a plethora of pancake delights (more on that later) and could have almost forgotten it was Tango Tuesday. 😳

Luckily, living in a dance and strictly-obsessed household we remembered *breathes a huge sigh of relief* and for today’s Tango Tuesday fix we went back to 2007 to relive the dramatic tango from Alesha Dixon and Matthew Cutler to “Jealousy.” Having just learnt to dance some (very basic) Tango, we’ve fallen in love with the dramatic nature of the dance and this Tango captures that perfectly.

It’s a slightly tenuous link too, but as it’s pancake day, the colour of Alesha’s dress reminds us of the treats we’ll be making, tossing and eating later. We hope you enjoyed watching that dance and have a wonderful, treat-filled Tango Tuesday.

Cassie πŸ™‚

All-Stars Strictly?

We saw this tweet from Kimberly Walsh and Kristina Rihanoff earlier and couldn’t help but think this would be an amazing idea:

We then asked you who you would like to see on an all-star version of Strictly. Here are some of our favourite tweets from last night:

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If you can think of anyone you’d like to see on an all-star strictly, tweet @scd_support or comment on this post below. We’d love to hear from you.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Magical Memory Monday

We may be alone in saying this, but here at the Strictly Support Group we love Mondays. They give us the chance to relive some of our favourite strictly moments.

We’re feeling a little magical (having had a conversation with a 3 year old about unicorns 🐴 (don’t ask!) so for today’s memory Monday strictly fix, we’re going back to 2010 to relive Pamela Stephenson and James Jordan’s beautiful and perfect Viennese Waltz. Pamela looked like a princess and they both danced this perfectly. The music and feel of the dance moved us to tears as it was one of those magical strictly moments.

So here it is, especially for you with a side order of tissues. We hope you enjoy it:

*wipes tears from her eyes* We’d love to find out what you thought of that dance. Tweet @scd_support or comment on this post below.

Cassie πŸ˜€

Life After Brucie

This morning we read this article in The Sunday TimesΒ speculating Bruce Forsyth may not return to present the show next series.Β We felt it only fair to ask our lovely twitter followers who they thought could replace Brucie if he were not to return.

Here are some of our favourite tweets of the day:-

We loved your discussion today. If you didn’t get the chance to take part, please tweet us @scd_support or comment on this post. We’d really like to hear from you. It seems Claudia seems the overwhelmingly popular choice to replace Bruce. πŸ™‚

Cassie πŸ™‚

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