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Strictly Couple Weeks – Mark (Ramps) and Karen – Day 1

So, last night, we revealed the next couple to be in the spotlight as part of our Strictly Couple Weeks series! Yes, we’ve chosen Series 4 champions, Mark Ramprakash and Karen Hardy.

During their time on the show, Mark left many ladies mesmerised by his hips (Arlene included.) He also transformed from shy cricketer into accomplished ballroom and latin dancer.

For the first day of our Mark and Karen week, we’re reliving their Cha Cha Cha which surprised and amazed us. For a week 1 dance, Mark came out and gave his all. He also technically mastered many of the steps and we fell in love with this partnership!

In case you missed it earlier, here is this dance again:

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

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly Couple Weeks – Claudia and AJ – Day 1

Last night we revealed the next couple to be in the spotlight as part of our Strictly Couple Weeks.

We were very excited to announce that the next couple in the spotlight are Team Pocket Rocket – aka Claudia and AJ.

We loved the energy that these two brought to the competition each week. They were young and whoever matched them together deserves a medal because you could tell with each dance their friendship grew and grew even stronger!

For day 1, we’ve chosen their light, bright and fab-u-lous quickstep. OK, it was the dance that saw them bow out of the competition before they’d performed what would have most definitely have been an acrobatic Showdance, but it just showed how far Claudia had come on her Strictly journey. Her confidence and performance skill had grown no-end and this dance was so fast, they flew across the floor faster than Len could pickle his walnuts!

We loved the whole feel and quality of the dance and in our eyes it deserved a perfect 40! The music was uplifting, as too was the choreography and Claudia’s dress gave us serious Christmas Party dress envy. In case you missed it earlier, here they are with their wonderful dance!

We’d love to hear what you thought of this dance. Just tell us by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cassie 🙂

Strictly Couple Weeks – Colin and Erin – Day 1!

So, last night we unveiled Series three’s Colin and Erin as the next couple to be in the spotlight as part of our Strictly Couple Weeks series. 


They may have performed on Strictly nearly 11 years ago, but their amazing dances are still very well remembered. In fact, we regularly turn to them if we need a sparkly boost!

We’ve picked one such dance today for our first fix of Colin and Erin magic. We’ve chosen their light, bright and fab-u-lously fast quickstep. The choreography was challenging, but Colin flew across the floor faster than *thinks of something really fast* concorde and the whole feel of the dance made us smile! 

We’re pretty sure it’ll have the same effect on you. If you didn’t see it earlier, don’t fear, here it is just for you

We’d love to hear what you thought of this dance. Do you remember seeing it performed on Strictly or is it a surprise performance that has filled you with joy? Tell us by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly Support Group – Strictly Couple Weeks – Team Derbeke (Katie and Anton) Day 1

So last night we revealed the next couple to be in the spotlight as part of our Strictly Couple Weeks. Yes, we’ve chosen quite possibly Anton’s best partner ever, and the partner who got him to the final in 2015.

Every day this week, we’ll share one of Katie and Anton’s fab-u-lous dances. At the end of the week, we’ll then put them against one another in a poll at the end of the week to decide the best Team Derbeke dance of all time.

For today’s dance, we’re taking a trip down 42nd Street, and reliving their wonderful Quickstep.

Katie always looked elegant and this dance was beautiful and packed full of ballroom content. Anton is the king of ballroom and he made sure this dance was challenging, but also a showstopper of a performance.

Ok, there was a minor wardrobe malfunction *eats her hat in protest* but overall we loved this dance and it had a real flavour of Broadway and the West End.

In case you missed it earlier, here are Katie and Anton with their wonderful Quickstep

We’d love to hear what you thought of this dance. Simply tweet @scd_support or comment below to let us know.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cassie 🙂

Strictly Support Group – Strictly Couple Weeks – Jeremy and Karen – Day 1! 

It’s half-term, so for one week only, I’m letting my little Strictly Superfan, takeover our Strictly Couple Weeks and showcase the dances of our one of our all-time favourite couples.

This week, she’s chosen Jeremy and Karen! In the world of Strictly, there are dancers who excel from week one and wow us with near perfect performances, there are couples who go on a bit of a journey and improve week by week on the show and there are those who capture our hearts and make us smile with their exuberance and enthusiasm. Jeremy and Karen fitted in the final of these categories.

From week one, when we first saw them dance we fell in love with not just Karen’s amazing choreography, but their partnership. They were supportive of one another and Jeremy always looked Ike he was having the time of his life. He tried his hardest week after week, and we voted, because we could see that he was genuinely doing his best.

For Day 1 of Jeremy and Karen week, little Bella has chosen their Jive. When this dance was performed, it created a splash and made us smile, even if one judge was mean and likened Jeremy to a stork being hit by lightning! It’ll definitely cheer you up if you’re feeling down today. Here are Jeremy and Karen with their Jive:

When I asked Bella earlier what she loved most about this dance, her answer was Jeremy looked like he was having fun and I wanted to dance this dance at home in the bath too! I like it when people look like they’re having fun on Strictly because it always makes me smile.

We hope you enjoyed watching that dance. We’d love to hear what you thought of it. Just tweet @scd_support or comment below to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie 🙂

Strictly Support Group – Strictly Couple Weeks – Team Glita – Day 1

So, last night on our twitter feed, we announced the latest Strictly couple to be put in the spotlight as part of our Strictly Couple Weeks.

Yes, we have chosen Team Glita and every day this week we will be sharing one of their dances. At the end of the week we’ll give you the chance to vote in a poll to crown your favourite Team Glita moment.

In case you missed it earlier, we started the week off sharing their brilliant Charleston. When we first saw this dance it proved what a fearless pairing these two were. The choreography was challenging, but brilliantly executed and we got to see the first of many Gleb Specials,  moments we came to love every week we watched this couple dance. 

We love couples who look like they’re having the time of their life dancing, and these two filled us with joy with every step they took on the Strictly dancefloor. This dance was a joy to watch and we’re pretty sure it’ll help motivate you and get your week started.


We’d love to hear what you thought of this dance. Tell us by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly Support Group – Strictly Couple Weeks – Georgia and Giovanni – Day 1

We’re now into the third week of our Strictly Couple Weeks and this week we’re putting Team GG in the Spotlight!

They were the dynamic duo who graced our screens in Strictly 2015 and wowed us with their energy week after week. They were a pair of pocket rockets who were the perfect partnership.

Earlier today we started off the week with their incredible Charleston. It was Chicago inspired and was so well choreographed and performed it deserved a place on the West End Stage or on Broadway.

The costumes, music, concept and choreography along with the dancing made it truly first-class and proved this couple had a real chance of lifting the glitterball. It became one of our all-time favourite Strictly routines, so it only seemed fitting to show it to kick off our Georgia and Giovanni week.

In case you missed it earlier, here is Team GG’s charleston:

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

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly Support Group – Strictly Couple Weeks – Week 2 – Danny and Oti – Day 1

Last year, one couple enchanted us week after week and wowed us with some spectacular dancing! Although they may not have lifted the glitterball, they are one of our all-time favourite Strictly couples. 

The choreography this professional produced was world-class, and her celebrity partner proved he was a force to the reckoned with. They achieved the first ever perfect score for a Samba and were truly sensational from Week 1 all the way through the series.

Yes, we’re talking about Team Doti, Danny and Oti!

Every day this week, we’ll be sharing one of their dances. On Sunday, we’ll unveil the final dance and will open up a poll to help us decide the best Danny and Oti moment ever!

Today, it’s time for their awesome Charleston which scored a perfect 40/40 in Blackpool. It had flair, was fab-u-lously fast and truly captured what Strictly is all about. Not only was the choreography and dancing spectacular, Danny was so good he looked just as good at one of the professionals.

Here is their Charleston just for you!

We’ll be back tomorrow to unveil another dance in Danny and Oti week! We’d love to hear what you thought of this dance. Tell us by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below.

Enjoy the rest of your Bank Holiday!

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly Support Group – Strictly Couple Weeks! 

Over the past few months whilst we’ve been eagerly waiting the next series of Strictly *starts a 5 month countdown* we’ve been reliving some of your favourite Strictly moments of all time.

Some couples are remembered for one of their dances, whilst for other many of their dances stay etched in our memories for life. 

Starting this week, over the next few weeks every week we’ll pick one couple and will share one of their dances every day. At the end of the week, we’ll ask you to vote for your favourites in a special poll, so we can crown your favourite of their moments. To give you a sneak peek, here are just some of the couples who you will be seeing over the coming weeks.

It’s now time to reveal Strictly Couple Week one will be dedicated to Zoe and Ian, who graced our screens in series 3 (2005 *feels her age*) 


Each day we’ll share one of their magical dances. Today’s dance is their lovely lovely foxtrot! Ian has always been the king of the ballroom and this dance showed his beautiful choreography and also showcased Zoe’s skill as a wonderful dancer. Here it is just for you:

We’ll reveal our next dance fix from the archives tomorrow, so watch this space to find out more and get involved.

Cassie 🙂 

The Strictly Support Group Easter Giveaway! 💃🏻🍫🐰🐥🐰🍫💃🏻

Here at the Strictly Support Group, you know there’s nothing we love more than glitter and sparkles  Chocolate and Strictly Snacks.

Easter is almost here and the Easter Bunny 🐰 is back with a giveaway which is bound to make you smile. If you don’t already know, the Easter Bunny has confided in us that his favourite show on TV is Strictly, and the reason he only comes out at Easter, is because he spends the rest of the year watching (and rewatching) our favourite show!

Over the next week Bugs, pictured below, is going to give you some clues which relate to some of his favourite Strictly performances ever! Every day you’ll need to hop back to this page to see the clue and you’ll have to tell us which dance you think he’s referring to by emailing strictlysupportgroup@aol.co.uk. You’ll just need to tell us your name, twitter handle or instagram handle along with your answer for a chance to win.

Every day, we’ll put all the correct answers into a draw and at the end of the week (on Saturday) we’ll reveal three winners, each of whom will win a sparkly Easter Hamper filled with treats!


So, when you’re ready, here is Day One’s clue:

*** Update*** Here is Day 2’s Clue:


****** Update – Day 3


***** Updated – Day 4


***** Update – Day 5


**** Update – Day 6

******* Update – Day 7


******** Update – Day 8


You know the drill. Send us your answers by email to stritlysupportgroup@aol.co.uk to be in with a chance of winning a fab-u-lously eggciting and cracking Easter Hamper!

Cassie (and Bugs)