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Is This All Strictly Fair
YOU know it’s terrifyingly close to the C word when those pesky reality TV shows are back battling for the viewer share.
I’m told there’s only 101 days until Christmas – and that can only mean sequins and sashaying around a dance floor.
I’ve never been a huge fan of Strictly Come Dancing, but for me, it’s all about overcoming two left feet syndrome.
So I see little point in tuning in when two of the contestants, named this week by the BBC, are stage school trained dancers.
Denise Van Outen, a graduate of London’s Sylvia Young Theatre School of course, danced her way through dozens of curtain calls in Chicago in the West End .
Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh has also had professional training, although admittedly the routine to Sounds of the Underground is rather different to getting ready to Rumba on TV.
There’s plenty out there who can’t dance for toffee so I fail to see why they need to sign up pros.
As far as the other contestants are concerned, Johnny Ball could be the new John Sergeant, especially with his daughter Zoe bigging him up in the spin off show.
But, no matter how bad their moves, our Olympic heroes Victoria Pendleton and Louis Smith will get my vote.
What they did for the feel-good factor of Britain this summer outweighs any inept display on the dance floor.