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Strictly Support Group – A Chinese New Year Chat πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸŽ‘πŸŽ‡πŸ’ƒπŸ»

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 πŸ™‚ 

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It was Chinese New Year on Thursday, so this evening we sat down to celebrate the occasion in the way we know best eating a Chinese Takeaway, having a Strictly-themed Chinese New Year Chat! For those of you suffering from FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) we thought of you, so here’s a virtual takeaway just for you🍒πŸ₯πŸ£πŸ±πŸšπŸ™πŸ˜πŸ²πŸ€πŸ›πŸ‘.

We began the evening by asking you, If Strictly were a Chinese Takeaway dish which dish would it be and why? You gave us some mouth-wateringly good answers which made us very hungry *reaches for Chinese Takeaway menu and mobile phone* Here are some of our favourites:

Our favourite answer of the night coming up…

This year is the Year of the Goat/Sheep and people born in that year are characterised by the following characteristics:

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We asked you for the professionals who best embody these characteristics. Here were your answers:

We also had last-minute suggestions for the wonderful Ariel from Grimsby Joanne Clifton!

We then asked you to name the celebrities who best embody these characteristics. We had some fantastic and fab-u-lous answers. Here they are in picture form:

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For our next question, we asked which dance best embodies the Year of the Goat characteristics. You overwhelmingly voted the Waltz and Foxtrot. Watching this routine, we have to agree with you:

For our final question, we asked, if you were asked to choreograph a routine for Chinese New Year, what would you choreograph, who would dance it in and to which song? For us, we’d choreograph something a little like this:

We had a couple of great answers which we thought were Maavellous (it is the year of the goat after all!) Here is our favourite one:

We think the judges would give this dance a (not very) sheepish Sev-ern. Craig Revel Horwool would vote it Baa-may-zing too! Sorry for the bad sheep/goat jokes.

That ended our Chinese New Year chat. If you didn’t get the chance to take part, don’t worry, you still can, by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. We’ll be back on Monday from 7.30pm for a People’s Strictly chat. We hope you can join us then.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Throwback Thursday – Happy Chinese New Year!

Today is Chinese New Year. It’s the year of the goat and we’re pretty sure if this little guy went on Strictly, he’d get 10 from all of our judges, Craig Revel Horwood included.

*Thinks why we’re here* Going back to the subject, as it’s Chinese New Year, we’ll be making sweet and sour chicken later turning back the clock 2 years and watching today’s Strictly Fix from Strictly 2013.

There’s no doubt about it, our professional dancers are incredibly talented and always amaze us with their wonderful routines whilst Strictly is on. This routine was truly wonderful. We loved it for several reasons:

❀️ The costumes and make-up were brilliant. We want a kimono just like that and have to say the male pro dancers looked strong and powerful in their outfits!
❀️ The music, although not oriental really fitted the style of dancing. We never thought we’d say this but this BeyoncΓ© song added atmosphere to the dance.
❀️ The choreography was wonderful and perfectly executed. It was like a bento box full of delights!

We’re pretty sure you will agree, but here are our Geisha Girls and Monks Strictly Professional Dancers performing to BeyoncΓ©’s Halo. We hope you enjoy it:

We’d love to hear what you thought of that. Tweet us @scd_support or comment below. We look forward to hearing from you.

We must also add that it’s the lovely Aljaz Skoranjec’s birthday. So on behalf of all of us, we wish you a very Happy Birthday Aljaz. Here’s some cake we prepared earlier

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From all at the Strictly Support Group we wish you a very Happy Chinese New Year or Shinyen Hao!

We’re not around tonight, but join us on Saturday night for a Chinese New Year chat starting from 7.30pm on twitter @scd_support. You just need to follow us to take part. As always, once the chat has finished we’ll put a wonderful recap up on here for you to comment on (if you’re not on twitter.)

Cassie πŸ™‚