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It’s Strictly Romance For Iveta and Thom

Iveta Lukosiute and Thom Evans - Strictly partners in Hello magazine

Iveta and Thom appearing in Hello magazine

It’s Strictly Romance For Iveta and Thom – after all the recent break-up stories concerning Strictly celebrities and professionals we have a story where both the celebrity and the professional are single.

Form the very start rugby star Thom Evans made no secret of the fact that he had a bit of a thing for professional dancer Iveta Lukosiute. When the Lithuanian-born dancer discovered that she had been paired with Thom she was left completely speechless. Strictly’s new co-host Claudia Winkleman really enjoyed the rare sighting of a quiet Iveta and said ‘We’re so sorry for partnering you with someone so repellent – you have never been speechless before!’

Thom was quick to express his delight at being paired with Iveta immediately announcing ‘I’m single and very happy to be partnered with Iveta. I live in Surrey, maybe she will move in with me. I don’t think she gets my humour but I’m working on her. She’s stunning.’ Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Strictly Launch Show And FIrst Strictly Romance of 2014 Is Revealed – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 7 September 2014

Sexy Rachel Riley showing cleavage on Countdown

Rachel Riley

Strictly Launch Show And FIrst Strictly Romance of 2014 Is Revealed – tonight saw the launch of the 12th series of Strictly Come Dancing with the new series pairings revealed as we also learnt today of a new Strictly romance.

The launch show saw some new professionals make their debut as well as the first sighting of this year’s crop of Strictly celebrities. It also was the beginning of the Tess Daly/Claudia Winkleman co-hosting partnership and saw Sir Bruce Forsyth take to the Strictly stage to hand over his presenting mantle to Claudia.

Almost of more interest than all of this though was the news that Rachel Riley and her Strictly dance partner Pasha Kovalev have announced that they have been an item for some while.

Pasha confirmed the news to the UK media today. Although there is no suggestion that they were dating at the time of the show they did keep in touch after their time dancing together and earlier this year love blossomed.

Rachel announced the end of her marriage to Jamie Gilbert in November last year, just a few days after she and Pasha were voted off the show. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Claudia Winkleman Takes Something Off For Strictly – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 02 September 2014

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman in glamorous evening dressesClaudia Winkleman Takes Something Off For Strictly – the new Strictly co-host is clearly taking her latest high-profile presenting job very seriously as she has revealed she has taken something off that famous fringe of hers in readiness for her new role.

In an interview with the Radio Times Claudia said ‘a very long fringe over dough balls in Pizza Express when you’re flirting with your husband is one thing. It’s different if you’re connecting with an audience and expecting them to watch. I cut it out of respect for them.’

It seems that the decision to have her fringe snipped was all her own and she was not acting on BBC orders. Claudia said that the Strictly production team had not told her to get her fringe trimmed as they were “too sweet” but she thought that they would think it a “good thing” that she had got it done.

The magazine article also shows the first official photo of the Tess Daly-Claudia Winkleman presenting partnership. As well as debuting her new look hair there is also a rare sighting of Claudia in a glamorous dress. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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BAFTA Awards 2014 Plus Red Carpet Fashion News – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 18 May 2014

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly at 2014 BAFTAsBAFTA Awards 2014 Plus Red Carpet Fashion News – tonight saw the annual British Academy of Film and Television Awards, better known as the BAFTAs.

They were hosted by talk show host Graham Norton and held at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

The big winner of the night was Broadchurch, with the ITV series picking up a total of 3 BAFTAs for Best Drama, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor. Olivia Coleman is turning into something of a BAFTA specialist as her Best Actress award followed her 2 award triumph last year. As last year  the actress seemed very emotional following the win and apologised for crying saying “Sorry, not cool!”

Another show that did well this year was The IT Crowd, which finished its 4-series run last year, picking up both the Best Male and Best Female Comedy Performance awards. Katherine Parkinson, who plays Jen in the series, has also appeared in an episode of Sherlock recently and has picked up something of a geek fanbase. Richard Ayoade, who plays Moss said that he hoped his award would inspire “other nasal men with no facial expression”.

The special award this year went to Cilla Black for her 50-year long show biz career and this year’s Fellowship was awarded to Julie Walters in recognition of her outstanding contribution to tv and movies, Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Claudia Winkleman Is The New Strictly Co-Host With Tess Daly – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 10 May 2014

Claudia Winkleman with long fringe shows cleavage in sexy black dressClaudia Winkleman Is The New Strictly Co-Host With Tess Daly – the BBC has seen sense and given the Strictly fans what they were hoping for today with the news that Claudia Winkleman will now be co-hosting Strictly Come Dancing with Tess Daly.

Following the news of Sir Bruce Forsyth’s departure from the show there had been several possible new hosts suggested including John Barrowman, Graham Norton and Anton Du Beke. From the very start however the person to beat looked like Claudia who had done a great job in the last couple of series standing in for Bruce when he was either ill or taking a break from the show. The only real question was whether the BBC would be happy to break with the old-fashioned stereotype of having a male female duo to present a Saturday prime time show.

Although Tess is a big Brucie fan she clearly enjoyed the shows that she co-presented with Claudia and the 2 women have contrasting styles which provide a welcome break from the usual somewhat tired format that is normally served up to viewers. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Bruce Forsyth Leaves Strictly Come Dancing, Who Will Replace Him? – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 4 April 2014

Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly from Strictly Come Dancing Series 1 2004 - Tess in backless dressBruce Forsyth Leaves Strictly Come Dancing, Who Will Replace Him? – after the BBC1 controller publicly announced she was going to talk to Sir Bruce about his future on the show (see our article from 10 March) it was no surprise to hear today that the 86-year old presenter will not be returning to co-host the show later this year.

Although there are plenty of tributes being paid to Brucie today the main topic of conversation has been who will be the person to step into his shoes on the show?

This is not a new topic and we have discussed it on a couple of occasions here with mostly the same names coming up each time with the odd outside bet thrown in. Without any doubt if the BBC are looking for a straight one for one replacement then the man must be dance pro Anton Du Beke. He has variously been described as a “young Bruce” or a “Bruce lite” and he certainly has the necessary dance knowledge having been in every series of Strictly since it started in 2004 (only New Zealander Brendan Cole has also been in all 11 series of Strictly). At 47-years old one wonders how many more series of the show Anton wants or is able to do anyway as it is known for being physically demanding and presenting would undoubtedly be an easier option, physically at least.

There is definitely plenty of competition for the job though and the other main contender is Claudia Winkleman who has been presenting the Sunday results show with Tess Daly since Bruce stopped doing both shows back in 2010. Claudia is a very popular presenter and has done very well in the last couple of years when she has stood in for Bruce both when he had scheduled time off in the series and also when she stood in at the last-minute when he was taken ill. As well as being very funny and quick-witted she has an obvious rapport with co-host Tess Daly and this may stand her in good stead when they look at a full-time replacement. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Is Sir Bruce About To Leave Strictly? – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 10 March 2014

Bruce Forsyth with Tess Daly in cleavage revealing white gownIs Sir Bruce About To Leave Strictly? – after many months of rumours it is looking like it might finally be time for Sir Bruce Forsyth to hang up his Strictly Come Dancing shoes.

The BBC1 Controller Charlotte Moore has been talking about the show with The Sunday Times and revealed that she will be holding talks with the 86-year old presenter on his return in April from his annual holiday in Puerto Rico.

Moore admitted that it was important to have “the conversation” with Sir Bruce and said ‘Strictly is a phenomenon of British television and very robust. But it isn’t about one presenter.’ Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Strictly Week 7, Time For Hairy Dave to Go – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 10 November 2013

Dave Myers and Karen Hauer - Hairy Biker leaves Strictly Come DancingStrictly Week 7, Time For Hairy Dave to Go – tonight saw the judges and the UK public in agreement as Hairy Biker Dave Myers and actor Mark Benton both ended up in the dance-off.

They were clearly the least impressive during last night’s live show and it seems that for once the tv audience was watching the same show as the judges. First to be told he was in the dance-off was Dave and after a rather dodgy sounding performance from a little-known group called the Tenors we returned to find out that his pal Mark Benton was joining him to dance again to keep his place in the show.

It was much of the same for both the men as Dave once more stomped around the dancefloor in a kilt whilst making some strange faces and Mark donned the bald wig to sit in a chair and stroke a cat while his partner Iveta in a skin-tight catsuit did all the work.

After the dances were over it was time to see what the judges had made of the dances second time around. Craig, Darcey and Bruno all voted to save Mark but it was interesting that the words used referred to his dance ability whereas it is normally the dance they have just viewed that they discuss. Len then said that he disagreed with his fellow judges and would have voted to save Dave and although it is hard to say we would have saved Dave he did dance marginally better than he did last night and Mark’s few movements were strewn with mistakes. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Strictly Week 7, The Pussy, The Catsuit, The Sailor and The Kilt – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 9 November 2013

Iveta Lukosiute in sexy catsuit and Mark Benton as baddie - pussy on show in backgroundStrictly Week 7, The Pussy, The Catsuit, The Sailor and The Kilt – we have now reached Week 7 and with a week to go before the yearly pilgrimage to the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool things have got even more intense for the remaining celebrities and their professional partners.

After Rachel Riley’s exit last week and Abbey’s appearance in the dance-off, it seems all bets are off as to who the public are voting for. Certainly it looks more and more like a John Sergeant factor is coming in to play for Dave Myers as with every comment the judges make about the public needing to remember that it is a dance competition it seems more people ring up to keep him in the competition.

The big news from the show this week is that Natalie Gumede is unable to perform in the live show as she fainted twice during today’s rehearsals and quite rightly she is being checked out at the hospital to make sure she is alright. She has been a consistent performer and been at or near the top of the leaderboard every week so far so we can’t see that there is much for anyone to argue about when it is announced that she will get a bye straight to next week’s live show in Blackpool.

Just in case anyone thinks that a special case is being made for Natalie due to her great dancing this is actually not the first time a celebrity has been given a week’s grace due to sickness. Back in Season 8 in 2010 Tina O’Brien, another former Coronation Street actress, missed Week 3 of the competition as she was diagnosed with chicken pox.

Ben and Kristina - cleavage and sailor suitThis week we had Ben Cohen covering up with a rather childish looking sailor outfit. The general feeling was that more of an Officer and Gentleman look would have scored him more than his Little Lord Fauntleroy meets Popeye outfit. He did win some brownie points from the judges with his opening backflip and we are sure that Kristina’s usual cleavage-showing outfit will have made most people forget that she had a foot injury and was wearing the wrong shoes.

When the judges scores were given out for their jive it became clear that Craig’s recent post operation scores may have been due to some strong painkilling drugs as he awarded a paltry 4 points to Ben and Kristina, a long way from the scores the rest of the judging panel thought the dance deserved.His total of 26 points could place him in danger this week unless he gets strong public support. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Tess Daly’s Strictly Weekend, Nude and Hot then Frumpy and Not – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 13 October 2013

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Tess Daly’s Strictly Weekend, Nude and Hot then Frumpy and Not – the Strictly Come Dancing presenter had a mixed fashion weekend as her hot Saturday outfit was followed by something altogether more drab on tonight’s result show.

Last night Tess wore a lovely long red Suzanne Neville dress with an eye-catching nude cleavage section that showed off her figure.

However on tonight’s result show she wore a high-neck black satin dress by Suzannah Crabb that looked better suited to a little girl’s birthday party.

It has been a strangely mixed selection of outfits from Tess Daly during this season of Strictly and some would say she has a lot to do to recover from her early yellow dress fashion disaster. Another of her outfits was so unflattering that there was even some Twitter speculation that she might be pregnant.

All of this is a little mystifying as Tess Day has such a great body that you would think it would be a difficult job to not make her look great. Well on the evidence of some of this season’s outfits you would appear to be wrong in that opinion. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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