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Samba Saturday – A Strictly Fix Chosen by @sparkleyalex

Over the last 3 weeks, one of you, our fab-u-lous followers has won our quizzes! The lovely @sparkleyalex has shown us that she well and truly is an expert on all things Strictly.

As a prize, we agreed to let her choose today’s Samba Saturday. She chose 3 superb Sambas. Her first Samba Saturday fix came from Ali Bastian and Brian Fortuna.

Watching this Samba back it was easy to see why she chose it. It was to quote Alex “unique and gentle.” It had an understated spirit of carnival which really made us smile.

Her second Samba Saturday fix came from Mark and Iveta with their Roarsome Samba. To quote Alex “it was full of character and had great music!” We loved the cheeky character and it really made us smile.

Her final Samba is Scott and Joanne’s Crab-u-lous Samba. This routine will go down in Strictly History as one of our favourites.

Here are all 3 of Alex’s Sambas. We hope you enjoy watching them:

We’d love to hear what you thought of those three dances. Tweet us @scd_support or comment below to let us know your views.

Thank you to Alex for choosing our Samba Saturdays this week. We’ll be here from 7pm tonight for our weekly Strictly Support Group! We hope you can join us then.

Cassie πŸ™‚


Foxtrot Friday – A Floral Delight For You All!

There are several reasons we’re happy today:

Reason 1: The Sun Is Shining β˜€οΈ

Reason 2: Summer Is Well and Truly Here (Finally!) πŸ’

Reason 3: My Hayfever Has Disappeared! (Thank you Hay-max and local honey. Hoorah, no more panda eye disasters for me! 🐼)

As my hayfever has been cured, I can finally show you a dance with flowers in it which won’t make me sneeze! 🌷

For today’s Foxtrot Friday, we’re watching a fab-u-lous floral foxtrot from Thom and Iveta. 

When we first watched this dance we thought it was adorable! It had the perfect blend with some lovely foxtrot elements as welll as some crowd-pleasing elements.

The dance showcased Thom’s skill and showed how far he’d progressed in the competition with Iveta. 

The music was the sort of tune that makes you smile no matter what and the costumes were beautiful (we loved Iveta’s dress!)

The concept and choreography behind the dance were truly brilliant and credit must go to Iveta and the production team behind Strictly as it was delightful!

We loved this routine and hope you will too. Here are Thom and Iveta with their wonderful Foxtrot. For those of you suffering from hayfever, we’re also providing you with some tissues too! We hope you enjoy this dance.

Now you’ve watched this dance, we’d love to hear what you thought of it. You can tweet us @scd_support or comment below to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie πŸ™‚

30 Day Challenge – Β Bella’s Favourit(est) Moments from the Magical Kingdom!

It’s almost the end of my 30 day challenge! 30 days feels like a long time when you’re only 5. Today, I’ve decided to show you some of my favourite ever Strictly moments. I love Disney and love every dance that has been disney -themed.

My favouritest  *corrected by mummy* most favourite Disney-Themed Routine is Scott and Ariel Joanne’s Little Mermaid Themed Samba from Movies Week 2014. It got them their highest ever score and a 7 from the nice American Guest Judge man! I also liked the costumes a lot. If I were dancing on Strictly, I’d want to be able to wear a crab costume too! It looked like lots of fun to dance and it got me dancing lots at home! I even taught the real Ariel in Disneyland how to do the crab! Crabulous!

I also really liked Mark and Iveta’s Lion King themed Samba from Musicals Week 2013. I loved the costumes and the music. They also got to wear crowns which made them Lion King and Queen of Strictly. It was the sort of dance that got you dancing along at home. Mummy says I was dancing along the whole way through, but I don’t remember, it was a very very very long time ago! I loved this dance and it was roarsome!

My other favourite routine is the Professionals Let it Go routine. It was magical and they even danced backwards (I’m not sure how they did that!) *spins around practicising in her Princess Elsa costume*

These three are my favourites, but there are lots of other routines I loved just as much. Just watch this playlist below to see them:

What are your favourite ever Strictly moments? Let me know by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. Speak to you tomorrow for my last post. I won’t cry, because I’m a big girl!

Bella πŸ‘Έ

30 Day Challenge – Bella’s A to Z of Strictly – I is for @ianwaite @d8iveta

I is for Ian Waite and Iveta Lukosiute

Hello everyone! Bella here, again. Today, I’ve decided that on Planet Strictly, I is for Ian Waite and Iveta Lukosiute. I don’t remember Ian dancing on Strictly (I’m only 5) but Mummy said he was uh-may-zing!

I like it when Ian does his Wednesday Warm-Up on It Takes Two, because he is always nice to our couples and gives them comments they can work on to make sure they dance as well as they can on Saturday. I also like Ian’s Wednesday Warm-Up because it means that there are only 3 sleeps until the live shows when Strictly is on! *jumps up and down* Mummy showed me this dance earlier and I really liked it. It was very dramatic and the costumes were perfect for the Tango. Mummy said it was an ingenious and inventive tango. I don’t know what those words mean yet. *pulls a paso face and tries to copy the dance*

I’ve also chosen to talk about Iveta. I liked Iveta dancing on Strictly and will miss seeing her this year. She always looked like a princess and sang really well too! The dances she taught and choreographed were (as my mummy would say) inventive and creative. *searches to find out what these words mean in her dictionary.* This is my favourite of her dances and it also is a tango:

I’d like to know what you think I stands for on Planet Strictly. I’d also like to find out what your favourite Ian and Iveta moments have been on Strictly. Let me know by commenting below or tweeting me @scd_support.

I’ll see you tomorrow for the next letter of my A to Z of Strictly, 

Bella πŸ™‚

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

Strictly Support Group – The Election (Day 3)

It’s the weekend *does a little dance* and we know the only way to celebrate the start of the weekend is with a Salsa!

It’s also Day 3 of our Strictly Support Group Election. Politics can be boring, but where the Strictly Support Group is concerned, we beg to differ. We’re here to make this General Election fun for all!

For the 3rd dance in our Strictly Support Group Election we’ve chosen this crowd-pleaser and fun routine from Mark Benton and Iveta Lukosiute.

We loved this routine when we saw it on TV but loved it even more seeing it on the tour in 2014. It was pure entertainment. For performance value alone, it deserved a 10 paddle from the judges. It summed up what strictly is all about, having fun whilst learning something new. It made the nation smile and fall in love with Mark and Iveta as a partnership. It may not have been the highest scoring dance on the night, but it truly deserves to be a candidate in the Strictly Support Group Election.

We loved it and hope you will too. Here are Mark and Iveta with their fab-u-lously fun Salsa.

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

So, Mark and Iveta have joined Alesha and Matthew and Chelsee and Pasha as candidates in the Strictly Support Group Election. Who will join them tomorrow? Watch this space to find out!


Chief Returning Officer of the Strictly Support Group Election

Foxtrot Friday – The Battle of the BublΓ©s

The words Dance-Off in the World of Strictly are as ominous as “He Who Must Not Be Named” in Harry Potter. We know over the years there have been thousands of routines which we have loved watching on our favourite show. They have had lovely dancing, great music and amazing choreography.  We love a friendly bit of competition, so today we’re hosting the first (brace yourselves!) Strictly Support Group Foxtrot Friday Battle of the Bubles!

We’re showing you two fantastic Foxtrot routines, both of which feature songs of Mr Buble himself. All you have to do is vote for your favourite in the poll. 
Today’s dances are:
Mark and Iveta’s Beautiful Foxtrot

Ali and Brian’s Wonderful Foxtrot.
Just vote for your favourite in the poll below. We’ll reveal the results at 7.30pm. Let’s hope there’s not a heartache tonight, or we’ll start crying a river over you *prepares her reading audience by supplying kleenex*
Have a beautiful day!
Cassie πŸ™‚

πŸ€ Your St. Patrick’s Day Strictly Fixes! πŸ€

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, so we wish all our Irish followers a great day and hope you enjoy celebrating. Now, we wouldn’t be the Strictly Support Group if we didn’t treat you to a daily dose of something strictlified! Today, we’re treating you lovely folk to two dances, both with an Irish flavour.

Our First Strictly fix was our Tango Tuesday fix, from Nicky Byrne and Karen Hauer. We watched their phenomenal Argentine Tango. When we first saw it, it sent shivers up our spine and gave us goosebumps. It was so good and in our eyes deserved 4 10s!


St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be complete without some good old-fashioned Irish Dancing, so for a second (yes we showed you two dances) Strictly Fix, we showed you this fab-u-lous routine from our Strictly Pros and the wonderful Riverdance crew. It was truly amazing, not only because Tristan was in it, and has to be watched. 


We hope you enjoyed watching both our Strictly Fixes today. We’d love to hear what you thought of them. Tweet us @scd_support or comment in the box below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Don’t forget! Lucky the Leprechaun will be on twitter from 7.30pm tonight for our St Patrick’s Day chat. We hope you can join us then!

Cassie πŸ™‚

Salsa Saturday – A moment of pure joy!

Sometimes the best moments on Strictly aren’t the highest scoring but the moments that fill us with joy and make us smile! Today’s Salsa Saturday is one of those moments. Today, we’re watching Mark Benton and Iveta Lukosiute’s fab-u-lous salsa.

Not only did the choreography and music make us smile, but the whole performance was just sheer unadulterated joy. We were left laughing and smiling. We even may have had a cheeky dance along at home too!

Watching this dance back, it’s easy to see why we enjoyed it so much. Here are Mark and Iveta with their fabulous Salsa. We hope you enjoy watching it:

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

Cassie πŸ™‚

Salsa Saturday – A Dance Which’ll Leave You Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

It’s not been very warm over the last few days, and *puts on her weather forecaster hat* we may have even experienced some wintry showers yesterday, so we felt today you’d be in need of a winter warmer to leave you feeling hot (hot, hot!)

Today we’ve chosen Thom and Iveta’s very hot Salsa! We loved this dance, partly because Thom did look hot amazing. Iveta’s choreography really suited his strengths and he looked comfortable and relaxed. There were lots of spins and great armography too.

The music not only reminded us of the fantastic Karen Hardy and Mark Ramprakash’s salsa, but also had a true party feel. We wanted to get up and dance at home.

The costumes were amazing, and we wish all lifeguards looked like that.

It’s clear to say we loved the dance and hope you will too. Here are Thom and Iveta with their hot, hot, hot Salsa!

We’d love to hear what you thought of that dance. Tweet us @scd_support, comment below or on our Facebook page “Strictly Support Group.” We look forward to hearing from you.

Join us on twitter from 6.30pm tonight for our live show chat and twitter fun. Hope to see you there.

Cassie πŸ™‚