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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Strictly Support Group does International Day Of Happiness ๐Ÿ˜„ meets Mother’s Day ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ง 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 





Strictly Support Group – A Book Themed Chat! ๐Ÿ“š

Once upon a time in a land (not so) far away (well very close actually) the Strictly Support Group hosted a World Book Day themed chat.

Yes, to celebrate World Book Day earlier this week, we hosted a Book themed chat! For “chapter one” of our chat, we began by asking you to tell us If you were writing a book relating to Strictly, what would it be about and what would happen? We had some wonderful suggestions from you all. Here are some of our favourites:

We loved these suggestions and would love to see some of them go into publication! For our next question, we asked you to tell us the Strictly dance which is most like a Mills and Boon Romance book. Once again we had some great ideas. Here they are in playlist form:

For our next question, we asked you to tell us the Strictly Routine which was most like a Thriller/Mystery for you. Here are some of your great ideas in playlist form once again:

For our next chapter, we asked you to tell us the Strictly Routine which was most dramatic for you, just like a dramatic play. We had some brilliant ideas. Here are some of our favourites:

For our penultimate question, we asked you to tell us the Strictly Routine which was most like a fairytale for you. Here are some of your wonderful ideas which helped us live happily ever after:

For our final question, we asked you to tell us your all-time favourite Strictly themed reads. For us it has to be Ballet Shoes. We had some great suggestions *pops out to the library to take them out* Here are some of your other great ideas:

That ended tonight’s chat. Thank you all for taking part, we hope you enjoyed it. If you can think of any other topics you’d like to see us chat about on our Strictly Support Group, just tweet @scd_support to let us know or comment below. Also if you didn’t get a chance to participate tonight, don’t fear, you still can by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

We’d also like to hear what type of book you think Strictly is most like. Tell us by commenting below! 

Cassie ๐Ÿ™‚ 


Strictly Support Group – It’s a 10 from Len – A Tribute Chat to Mr Sev-ern himself!

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We’ll pickle our walnuts (and other vegetables and fruits that can be pickled.) Last Sunday saw Len Goodman appearing as head judge for the final time at the Strictly Tour at the O2.

Over the past 13 years, Len has provided us with some magic moments, many a ten from Len, superb sev-erns and many more pearls of wisdom. He will be truly missed, so tonight, in his honour we hosted a Len themed chat!

We began our chat by asking you this:

1) What is your favourite Len moment of all time?

We loved these suggestions so much, that for our next question, we asked you to tell us yourย favourite Len quote of all time!ย Here are some of your brilliant suggestions:

We all love a goodย Ten from Len.ย For our next question, we asked you to tell us the Strictly moments, which you would have awarded a ten from Len. Here are your suggestions in playlist form!

For ourย fourth question,ย we asked you to tell usย severn words you would use to describe Len Goodman.ย We had some superb suggestions. Here are some of your brilliant suggestions:

For our fifth question, we asked you to tell us the Strictly moments which left you inย sev-ernth heaven! Here are your ideas in playlist form:

For our penultimate question, we asked you to tell us the moments on Strictly when you wanted toย pickle your walnuts!ย Here were some of your shockingย suggestions *heads off to pickle her walnuts in shock*:

For our final question, we know Len will be irreplaceable, but we asked you to tell us who you would like to see take Len’s place as Head Judge on the panel this year on Strictly. We had some wonderful suggestions, but these were the most popular suggestions of the night:

That ended tonight’s chat and tribute to Len. Thank you all for taking part. We think you were truly fab-u-lous and would definitely get a 10 from him! If you didn’t get a chance to take part, don’t fear! You can still take part by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

We’ll be back tomorrow night from 8pm (Sunday) for our Ultimate Strictly Challenge. We hope to see you then.

Cassie ๐Ÿ™‚

Strictly Support Group – A Chinese New Year Chat ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‘๐ŸŽ‡๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป

It’s the Chinese New Year today and in honour of this celebration, we hosted a Chinese New Year themed chat tonight (complete with fireworks, lights and prawn crackers.)

We began our chat by tucking into a Sweet and Sour and asking you to tell us Which Strictly moment reminds you most of this dish? We had a great answer from one of our lovely followers and couldn’t agree more. Showdances are always bittersweet:

For our next question, as it’s the Year of the Rooster, we asked you to tell us who on Strictly fitted the characteristics for Roosters best (honest, flamboyant, energetic and flexible) We had some great suggestions from you all:

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Overwhelmingly, lots of you chose Bruno. It’s easy to see why. Think he was slightly shocked though:

For our next question, we asked you to tell us your Strictly good luck charms and any customs you do each week whilst Strictly is on our screens. We had some great answers. Here were some of our favourites:

For our next question, we asked you to tell us the dance on Strictly which had been explosive like a fireworks display on Strictly. We had some great suggestions. Here they are in playlist form:

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If you can think of any other routines you’d like to see added to this playlist, just tell us and we’ll make sure they’re put on the list as soon as possible.

For our next question we asked you to tell us the couple or dance on Strictly which lit up the dancefloor. Here are some of your wonderful suggestions:

For our final question, we asked you to tell us the Chinese dish which reminds you most of Strictly and why? We had some great suggestions like Sweet and Sour Chicken, Chicken Balls, Singapore Noodles and these!

That ended our chat tonight. 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’ll be back tomorrow (Sunday) evening from 8pm to reveal the results for Week 2 of our Ultimate Strictly Challenge and to unveil the dances which will be going into battle for Week 3!  Hope to see you then.

From all of us, wishing all those celebrating Chinese New Year a very Happy and Prosperous year of the Rooster.

Cassie ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Strictly Support Group – The Musicals Chat

Tonight we donned something super sparkly and started practising our Jazz Hands, in honour of the start of the Strictly tour and Thoroughly Modern Millie which launched earlier this week!

We began our chat by asking you to tell us “If Strictly were a Musical which musical would it be and why?” You gave us some wonderful answers. Here are some of our favourites:

For our second question of the evening, we asked you to tell us your favourite musical themed performance on Strictly ever! You overwhelmingly voted for this moment, and it’s easy to see why, because it was uh-may-zing:

For question 3, we asked you to tell us the musicals and dances you’d like to see Strictly tackle in 2017 for a musicals week special. We had some wonderful suggestions. Here are our favourites:

For our next question, we asked if Strictly were a musical who would be your leading lady/man and what would be the plot? You gave us some great answers. Here are our favourites:

For our penultimate question we asked you to tell us your favourite Strictly tour or musical show you have ever seen. We had some wonderful answers, like these:

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For our final question of the night we asked you to tell us if you were to award Strictly an olivier award, what or who would it be for? Here are some of your brilliant suggestions:

That ended tonight’s chat. Thank you all for taking part, you all deserve a standing ovation! If you didn’t get a chance to take part, don’t fear! You can still join in the chat by tweeting your answers to @scd_support or commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

We’re back tomorrow night from 8pm for the next stage of our Ultimate Strictly Challenge.

Cassie ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Strictly Support Group – ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸปA Proms and Musical Inspired Chat! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽถ

Last night saw the start of the Proms, and next week will see the very first Strictly prom! In honour of this sparkly event, tonight we hosted a Proms and Musical inspired Chat!


Once we were all sat comfortably, we began our chat by asking you this:

Part of music is being in tune! Which Strictly partnership have been most in tune for you and why? 

Here are some of our favourite answers:

For our second question, we asked you to tell us the routines you have felt have been most musical! Here are your suggestions in playlist form:

For our third question, we asked you to tell us the most rhythmical and in time routines you’ve seen on Strictly! Here are your suggestions again in playlist form:

We love classical music, so for our fourth question asked you to tell us the most classic moments on Strictly for you and what made them so great? 

For our penultimate question of the evening, we asked you this question:

The Strictly Band and Singers, create musical masterpieces week after week. What’s your favourite performance of theirs? 

You overwhelmingly chose this performance. We couldn’t agree more, it is fab-u-lous:

Our final question of the evening concentrated on the Strictly Prom taking place next week. We asked what are your hopes for the Strictly Prom? What do you think it’ll be like? Here are some of your brilliant answers:

And that ended our chat tonight. Thank you all for taking part. We hope you enjoyed it. If you missed out, don’t fear! You can still take part by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below.

We hope all those going to the Strictly Prom have a wonderful time. If you’ll be there, let us know! We’d love to hear what you think of the show.

Cassie ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Strictly Support Group – A Fashion Themed Chat!

On Strictly, costumes are just as important a part of the show as the dancing. We must point out that Vicky Gill and her team do a wonderful job at helping bring dances to life. Tonight we decided to host a Strictly Support Group Fashion-themed chat to pay tribute to the wonderful Costume team.

We began our chat by asking There have been many stunning costumes which have been worn on the Strictly dancefloor. Which is your favourite and why?

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For our next question we asked Who on Strictly has been “best dressed” for you? You gave us some wonderful answers, like these:

Theme weeks on Strictly always bring us some wonderful costumes to help couples get into character. For our next question, we asked whose theme costume has been best and who would win a “best strictly fancy dress” award? Here are some of your fabulous suggestions:

For our next question we asked you Strictly has won many awards, including awards for Costume and make-up. What makes the costumes on Strictly so uh-may-zing in your opinion?

For our penultimate question, we asked you There have been wardrobe malfunctions in the past on Strictly. When have you wanted to reach into your TV screen and give the couple involved a hug?  These were some of our favourites:

For our final question, we asked: If you were to be asked to design a Strictly costume what would feature on it and what would it look like?


That ended tonight’s chat. Thank you all for taking part. If you missed our chat, don’t fear! You can still take part by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. We look forward to hearing what you thought.

We’re back tomorrow from 7.30pm to reveal the results of our Champion of Champions. We hope to see you then.

Cassie ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Strictly Support Group does Eurovision!

It’s that time of the year again; time for Eurovision. Yes, time for countries across Europe and some other continents to join together for one night in the name of music!

We’ve always wondered what a Strictly Eurovision Special would look like. We’ve had dances that captured the spirit of Eurovision perfectly, like this one before:

For one night only, we hosted a Eurovision themed Strictly Support Group!

We began our chat by asking you:

Which Strictly performance/dance would best fit in at Eurovision and why? 

You gave us some answers worthy of douze points, answers like these:

For our next question we asked this:

Strictly showcases some of the world’s best dancers. If you could see anyone who has appeared on Strictly perform on the Eurovision Song Contest who would it be and why?

*wonders if she can sing*

*removes all stools from his performance to avoid any injury*

We’ve heard Craig sing and have a feeling this could definitely score Douze Points!

For our next question we asked:

On the Eurovision Song Contest, the best dances are awarded douze points. If you could award one Strictly performance douze points what would it be? 

We had several suggestions from you all. Here they are in playlist form:

For our next question we reminded you of this moment, when a former Strictly pairing appeared on the Eurovision Dance contest. 

We asked you if you could see one Strictly couple represent the UK at a Eurovision Dance Contest, who would it be? 

Here were some of your fab-u-lous answers:

It was pretty unanimous that Jay and Aliona should represent the UK in a Eurovision Dance Contest. If they danced that jive, they would definitely win.

For the final question of the evening we invited you to get creative as we asked you to design your dream Eurovision Strictly special. We asked you to tell us the dances and Eurovision songs you’d like to see feature. Here are some of your suggestions:

And that ended our Eurovision chat tonight. Can we say tonight that we felt you all deserved douze points from us and a sparkly Eurovision trophy. Thank you everyone who took part. If you didn’t get a chance to take part, don’t fear! You can still tweet @scd_support or comment below to let us know.

We look forward to hearing from you.

We’re back tomorrow night from 7.30pm to celebrate #strictlyday with a short chat and quiz & to reveal the winners of our #strictlyday giveaway. We hope to see you then.

Goodnight, Bonne nuit, Buenas Noches from us! 

Cassie ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Strictly Support Group – An International Dance Day Chat

Yesterday was International Dance Day and tonight’s Strictly Support Group had a true international feel! We hosted an International Dance Day chat and went around the world in 80 days minutes with you (our wonderful followers on Twitter.)

We began our chat by asking you:

If you could pick a dance style which best sums up International Dance Day what would it be and why?

Strictly has become a worldwide phenomenon and popular across the globe. For our next question we asked this:

We know that Strictly in the UK is the best version of our favourite show, but if you could see any other version of Strictly which one would you want to see and why?

For our next question we asked “If you could see a world dance Style on Strictly 2016 what would it be?” You overwhelmingly voted for this dance! 

We agree 100% and are even starting a campaign to #bringbollywoodback

For our next question we asked: If you could pick any one dance to represent the UK in an International Dance Day dance-off what would it be and why?

Here are some of your fab-u-lous suggestions:

For our penultimate question we asked you to tell us The Strictly Pro you would name International Dance Day ambassador and why?

Here are some of your uh-may-zing suggestions:

For our final question, we asked you to tell us: The Strictly celebrity who would be your International Dance Day ambassador and why?

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That ended tonight’s chat. Thank you all for taking part. We hope you enjoyed it. We’re back on Wednesday from 8pm for our weekly quiz. We hope to see you then.

If you didn’t get a chance to take part in tonight’s chat, don’t fear! You can still join in by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie ๐Ÿ™‚