A couple of weeks ago, my lovely Mum text me to tell me she’d got tickets to (to quote her) “That Strictly Show on BBC Two – Two by Two!” She meant It Takes Two of course.
At first, all I could think of was Noah and his Ark, but then she asked if I would mind accompanying her along to watch the show. Before she’d even finished her sentence I said yes (and then started counting down the days until we would be heading off to Planet Strictly!)
I was given some wise advice from my 7 year old, Bella, before the show:
I heeded to her advice and wore as much glitter as I could, and kept on my best behaviour as Gorka was present.
It Takes Two is now filmed inside the new TV Centre and it felt a little nostalgic heading back there (after visiting there when I was about Bella’s age) but also brought a touch of old Strictly Magic to proceedings. What’s more, it’s right near to Westfield shopping centre which meant we had some Christmas shopping planned after the show.
We arrived early to avoid disappointment and met many fab-u-lous Strictly fans whilst we waited. If you are lucky enough to get tickets, make sure you get there early. I have to say Zoe Ball is possibly the loveliest lady you will ever meet and took time to speak to each and every one of us as we entered and before the show. Strictly is such a wonderful show and everyone involved in it makes it a truly memorable experience.
Our first thoughts were that the studio looks a lot larger than on TV which was good, as there were a good number of us in the audience. It also looked so sparkly that we knew we were in the right place! We want some of those cushions on our sofa at home and those sequins gave us interior design envy.
The show itself was hilarious and being with other Strictly fans certainly added to the atmosphere. The Celebs (Alex, Gemma and Susan) and Pros (Aljaz, Gorka and Kevin) are truly lovely and all will get our votes this week. The Friday panel were uh-may-zing and Tom Allen (comedian extraordinaire) made us laugh so hard my cheeks were hurting by the end of the show. My mum did tell me that laughter is the best botox and she’s right!
If you are lucky enough to get tickets to the It Takes Two, don’t miss it! The Friday show is magical. Here are my top tips from the day:
- Wear comfy but smart shoes – There is a lot of standing and wearing high heels is not a good idea.
- Wear sparkly smart clothes and a touch of glitter.
- Get there early to avoid disappointment.
- Don’t be frightened, Zoe is lovely as are all the crew & the cast of Strictly 2017.
After being lucky enough to watching It Takes Two, we now want tickets to the Live Show. *Makes a wish that next year she gets Live Show tickets*
If you’ve been to see It Takes Two, and would like to let us know what you thought, comment down below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!