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Strictly 2017 – Farewell Team Charcole

Tonight we waved goodbye to Team Charcole (aka Charlotte and Brendan) whose embers on the Strictly dancefloor may have died out but will sparkle, glimmer and shine on for a long time on the Strictly floor.

Charlotte brought joy and enthusiasm with every step she took. She wowed us with a fab-u-lous Foxtrot in Week 1, made us want to give her a hug in Week 2 with the Cha Cha Ch-argh, made us feel goosebumps in Week 3 with their tango and made us feel joy on Saturday night with the Jive.

They may not have won over the judges all the time, but we looked forward to seeing each and everyone of their dances, week after week.

Brendan said that “Dancing with Charlotte had been a pure joy and had been one of the best experiences ever in the 15 series of Strictly he had done.” She is a little ray of sunshine so it’s easy to see why he said that.

We love every couple this series, so saying goodbye is getting more and more difficult as the weeks pass.

We will miss seeing Charlotte on the Strictly dancefloor but would like this post to become a tribute to them. Here are their best bits in picture form:

Comment down below with your comments and messages of support for them. We’ll make sure they see them.

Cassie 🙂 


Strictly Couple Weeks – Sophie and Brendan – Day 7 and Poll!

Over the past 7 days, we’ve shared dances from one of our favourite finalists, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and her partner Brendan Cole.

We started the week off with THAT Charleston, the week 2 dance which truly wowed us, and earlier this morning shared their beautifully elegant American Smooth *attempts to slide down the stairs in her house*

Now, we’ve watched all the dances, it’s time for you to vote for your favourite. All you need to do is watch the dances below, then vote for your top three in the poll just beneath that:

Now for the Terms and Conditions. Please ask Bill Payer’s permission before you vote (we don’t want him to get angry now, do we?) You can vote for up to 3 dances. Voting will close at 8pm tonight and we’ll then reveal the next (and final) couple in the spotlight as part of our Strictly Couple Weeks series!

See you at 8pm tonight folks! Get Voting!

Cassie 🙂


Strictly Couple Weeks – Sophie and Brendan – Day 1

Over the years on Strictly there have been many memorable series and our couple in the spotlight this week come from 2013, the year when Girl Power reigned supreme and 4 female celebrities reached the final.

Yes, last night, we announced Sophie and Brendan as our next couple in the Spotlight as part of our Strictly Couple Weeks series.

During their time on the show, Sophie performed some brilliant dances and achieving a score of 36/40 in Week 2 for one of the best Charlestons we have ever seen.

Always oozing class and Elegance, the ballroom was her forte and she performed some of our all-time favourite ballroom routines of all time.

For our Monday Motivation and Day 1 of our Sophie and Brendan week, we’re reliving their Charleston. For a week 2 performance it surprised and amazed us. The choreography was daring, the dancing near perfection and the performance cool, laid-back and just brilliant!

It was one of those perfect moments that we loved. In case you missed it earlier, here are Sophie and Brendan with their wonderful Charleston: 

We’d love to hear what you thought of this dance. You can either tweet @scd_support or comment below to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cassie 🙂

Strictly 2015 – Goodbye Kirsty and Brendan!

It’s always hard saying goodbye to couples and as we love every single couple this year, it’s becoming even harder week after week to see another couple go home! Tonight’s elimination was no exception.

From the moment we heard that Kirsty and Brendan were paired together we fell in love with this partnership. They looked brilliant together, got on well as friends and showed great promise.
They have had a rollercoaster of a run on Strictly. Having been in the dance-off three times, dressing up as dogs on live TV and performing a beautiful Viennese Waltz which we will remember forever!

As a dancer, Kirsty did her best with every performance and showed a vast improvement over the 6 weeks she was in the competition. Brendan’s choreography suited her strengths and helped her become a beautiful dancer! We’re sure they’ll remain friends forever!

We all know that Strictly is a lovely place where all the couples get on and it’d seem (unsurprisingly) that Kirsty and Brendan will be missed by all the couples on this year’s show as these tweets earlier showed:

Kirsty and Brendan, you will be missed! If you ever miss your time on Strictly, just holler and we’ll be there!

We’d love this post to become a tribute to Kirsty and Brendan. Comment below with your messages for them and we’ll make sure they see them.

The Strictly Support Group

Smooth Sunday – A Lovely Dance To Sooth You This Sunday!

We have to admit that in the run up to Father’s Day us mums and daughters are always running around like headless chickens, so today’s dance is the perfect antidote for those of you needing a calming influence this Sunday.

We’re watching the lovely, elegant American Smooth from Sunetra Sarker and Brendan Cole. This dance was performed during movies week and for us evoked all the hollywood glamour of the 1940’s. It was classy, elegant and just the sort of dance that made us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It showed Sunetra’s progress and the performance was wonderful. In our opinion it deserved 9s and 10s!

It’s the perfect antidote for anyone in need of some chill-out time, so, if you’re feeling a little on edge, or like a headless chicken, we recommend watching this dance.

Here are Sunetra and Brendan with their fab-u-lous American Smooth. We hope you enjoy watching it to:

We’d love to hear what you thought of that dance. Tweet us @scd_support or comment below to let us know what you thought of it.

For all the dads we wish you a Happy Father’s Day and we hope the rest of you all have a wonderful Sunday Afternoon.

Cassie 🙂 

👸 Bella’s A to Z of Strictly – B is for….

I really enjoyed yesterday, so mummy has let me come back today to continue my 30 Day Challenge! Today is brought to you by the letter B.

B is for Bella, bunnies Bruno, Brian and Brendan!

Mummy asked me to think long and hard about what I wanted B to stand for. When I’m older, I want to be on Strictly, so hopefully B will stand for Bella. I found it really hard to choose but have picked 3 of my favourite things on Strictly.

B is for Bruno!

I’ve chosen Bruno, because he is funny! Daddy says he’s like me when I eat lots of sweeties, and I think he’s right. Maybe Len needs to stop him eating so many sweeties before every Strictly show. My favourite Bruno moment was when he fell off his chair. I hope he didn’t hurt himself. Here it is to remind you again:

B is also for Brian
Before I was ever here (that must be a long time ago) mummy tells me there was a handsome and kind Prince on Strictly called Brian. He was a great dancer, teacher and choreographer. As he was a Prince, I think he may have also liked unicorns. He also danced with a Princess Ali on Strictly and they reached the semi-final in 2009. As it’s a Tuesday, mummy said I need to show you a Tango. I’d prefer to show you a Jive *stomps feet* but this dance looks great. Here are Ali and Brian with a wild Tango:

B is also for Brendan
Like Anton, Brendan has danced for 11 years on Strictly. That’s a long time! I hope he’s not too tired after all that dancing. Mummy says he used to be naughty, but Len told him off and he’s been good ever since. He is a great teacher and dancer. This is my favourite dance of his:

What does B mean on Strictly for you? Comment below or tweet me @scd_support to let me know.

All this blogging is hard word, so I’m off for a nap now. I’ll be back tomorrow for my next blog post.

Bella 🙂

Strictly Support Group – The Election (Day 7!) Polling Day is Here!

Earlier this morning, we revealed our final two candidates in our Strictly Support Group General Election! We love the Charleston and today’s two candidates were pure gold! One triumphed for having a cool, laid-back vibe and the other was quirky, cheeky and pure entertainment! They are Sophie and Brendan’s and Chris and Ola’s fab-u-lous Charlestons!

Watching these dances, it’s easy to see why they both deserve their places in the Election:

1) Every election needs a peoples’ champion, and this dance helped Chris and Ola win Strictly 2009. It was cheeky, quirky and captured Chris’s personality perfectly. Both he and Ola looked adorable, in fact more adorable than your favourite politician holding a baby or a puppy or a kitten or something cute!

2) Being a politician is all about remaining cool under pressure and Sophie and Brendan did this perfectly. There

were risky lifts, acrobatics and super fast choreography. All of these were performed perfectly in WEEK 2! The whole routine was brilliant and is deserving of a place in our election for being the leader of the pack. We loved both of them and hope you will too, so here are both dances we showed earlier:

Sophie and Brendan’s Charleston

Chris and Ola’s Charleston.

Now you’ve seen all our dances, here’s a reminder of the candidates (in video form):

You’ve watched and now all that needs to be done is to vote. We are pleased to reveal that voting is now OPEN! *Does a dance like our pros do on Claud 9* You have until 3pm tomorrow to cast your vote for our Strictly Support Group Prime Minister. Just choose your favourite from the poll below. We’ll reveal the result tomorrow evening from 7pm. Get voting people!


Chief Returning Officer of the Strictly Support Group

Monday Memory – Another Terrific Thirty Moment For You All!

Yesterday I entered my thirties with a surprise Strictlified party, being showered with presents and spoilt rotten by my family.

For yesterday’s Smooth Sunday, I started off my 30th Year, showing you one of my favourite ever American Smooths from Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev. 

For today’s Monday Memory, earlier I showed you Victoria and Brendan’s classy quickstep, straight from the Big Apple.

We loved this dance as it was effortless, elegant, sophisticated, classy and gorgeous. In our opinion, it deserved 4 10s (if anything for Brendan’s fall at the end), but it scored a magical score of 30.

As a treat for you this monday, I’ve compiled a Youtube Playlist with some of my favourite Terrific Thirty Moments. Just click this link to see which dances feature:


If you can think of another dance to have scored 30, which you’d like to see featured on our Playlist, let us know and we’ll add it. You can either tweet us @scd_support, or comment below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Have a wonderful start to your week.

Cassie 🙂

Foxtrot Friday – We love all of this dance (even the little mistake!)

For today’s Foxtrot Friday, we’re watching a dance that although not perfect it connected with us for the pure emotion of the music, choreography and dancing.

Today, we’re watching Sunetra and Brendan’s fabulous Foxtrot to one of the most beautiful songs ever, John Legend’s All of Me.

We loved the song (it’s so beautiful it made us cry tears of happiness and raid our kleenex tissue collection.) We also loved the choreography and give credit to Brendan for choreographing a wonderful routine. Sunetra danced it really well and her costume lit up the Dancefloor.

We loved this routine and hope you do too. Here are Sunetra and Brendan with their beautiful foxtrot:

Let us know what you thought of that dance. Tweet us @scd_support or comment below. Look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie 😊

Au Revoir Sunetra and Brendan

Tonight Team Brenetra were given a one way ticket home, when they were voted out of Strictly 2014.

Over the last 10 weeks, Sunetra’s progress, enthusiasm and joy in every dance have made us smile and we think she’ll have persuaded many ladies to take up dancing. Sunetra has been a true star and has shone in every performance. She has really grown on her journey which has taken her right around the world of dance.

Brendan’s choreography has suited Sunetra to a tee and his teaching has been brilliant.

We will miss seeing this couple on the show and would love this post to become a tribute to them. Just comment below and we’ll make sure they see your messages.

Here are their best bits:


Cassie 🙂