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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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Tony Jacklin and Aliona Vilani Leave Strictly – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 6 October 2013

Tony Jacklin and Aliona Vilani - Aliona leaning back in holdTony Jacklin and Aliona Vilani Leave Strictly – the 69-year old golfer and his professional dance partner became the first pair to leave the 2013 series of Strictly Come Dancing tonight.

Tony had never looked very comfortable since the competition started and it was no surprise tonight when he found himself as the first celebrity to leave the dance competition.

Tony and Aliona found themselves in a dance-off with fashion designer Julien Macdonald and his dance partner Janette Manrara after they received the lowest totals after counting up the public vote following their performances last night.

It was really more a case of ‘who was the least worst’ for the judges as both celebrities looked stilted and uncomfortable on the dancefloor. In the end though it was the decision of all 4 judges that it was Tony’s time to leave.

As usual things were very tense in the studio as the couples waited to find out their fate and you could see by the reactions of many of the celebrities nobody wants to go home yet. We anticipate that in about 3 weeks time all of the weaker celebrities will have left and we will see things get much harder for those left. With such tremendous performances already you can bet that some of the pairings will be putting in plenty of hours in the dance studio training, just to keep their places in the competition.

From what we have seen early on this year it would be hard not to think that it will be one of the female celebrities who will lift the glitterball trophy this year.

Claudia Winkleman in bikini showing boobs, legs, bum and tummy in publicity shoot for Motorola phone launch in the 1990'sLIke last night’s main show tonight’s result show was hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman. Claudia got plenty of support for her co-hosting performance last night when she stood in for Sir Bruce Forsyth at short notice. Claudia always brings her own relaxed/manic style to any show she presents and the performers and audience seemed to enjoy it last night. So too did the tv audience if comments on Twitter are anything to go by as several people suggested it was time to make the Tess/Claudia pairing the full-time Strictly presentation team.

There were some who missed Bruce last night though and he does lend a certain old-time charm and innocence to the Saturday night schedule. Although Tess Daly is one of Bruce’s biggest fans even she seemed more relaxed last night as she didn’t have to wait for him to stumble over his jokes.

For those international readers who might not know that much about Ms Winkleman, she has a strong following in the UK and has worked in UK television since the early 90’s. We did discover this early photo of Claudia when she first started out and to our knowledge it is probably the only time you will get to see her in a bikini. She and another girl were helping to launch a new range of mobiles for Motorola.

Incidentally if you don’t buy Claudia’s slightly dotty presentation style then you might be on to something as she is certainly far from being stupid having left Cambridge University with an MA in the history of art. She comes from high-performing parents too, with her father Barry Winkleman being a former editor of the Times Atlas of the World and her mother Eve Pollard being a former editor of several newspapers including the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Express.

 
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Brucie Is Out and Claudia Is In On Strictly This Week – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 4 October 2013

Claudia Winkleman looks cute and shows cleavage in dressBrucie Is Out and Claudia Is In On Strictly This Week – after being the subject of much speculation as to whether Sir Bruce is still up to the Strictly presenting job he will be missing this week’s Saturday show after apparently going down with the flu.

The official BBC spokesperson said today: ‘Sir Bruce Forsyth has the flu and therefore isn’t feeling well enough to present tomorrow’s Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1. The show looks forward to his return next week.’

With Brucey not well enough to take on his Strictly role this week it has fallen to the quirky, bubbly Claudia Winkleman to take his place. This is no surprise to any Strictly regulars as Claudia has a long Strictly pedigree, hosting the results show with Tess Daly and previously being the presenter of BBC2’s midweek Strictly show, Strictly – It Takes Two.

It should be another good show this Saturday as the Strictly dancers all try to avoid being the first pairing to be voted off this year’s series.

On the basis of what we saw last week it would seem that the most likely celebrities to be axed in the first round of voting are Tony Jacklin, Dave Myers or Julien Macdonald. On entertainment value the public is quite likely to keep Hairy Biker Dave Myers in for a little longer if you look at the number of votes that John Sergeant, Russell Grant and Ann Widdecombe received for their less than technically accurate performances in earlier series. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Elle Style Awards – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 11 February 2013

Elle Style Awards – after all the focus on music and movie awards it was the turn of fashion at the Elle Style Awards held at the Savoy Hotel in London.

One of the big fashion hits of the night was the former S Club singer and Strictly Come Dancing competitor 34-year old Rachel Stevens. She showed that sometimes all you need to really impress anyone is a classy black dress. Rachel’s black dress featured a low-cut front matched with a slit going to just above her knee.

Another winner was the young BAFTA-winning actress Juno Temple who arrived in a military style black outfit.

Looking very pleased to be back on the red carpet was Hollywood actress Kate Hudson who dressed to impress in a striking red gown that featured nude panels down the side to show off her trim figure.

Someone who decided to not go the traditional long dress route for the evening was Strictly and 2013 presenter and recent Celebrity Bake Off competitor the quirky Claudia Winkleman. She decided to go for a man’s style suit with a see-through blouse underneath and strangely finishing the whole look off with a pair of white heels. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Celebrity Great British Bake Off – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 18 January 2013

Paul Hollywood and Mary BerryCelebrity Version Of Great British Bake Off – the main series of Great British Bake Off was probably one of the most surprising tv successes of last year here in the UK.

The main series is presented by Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc and also features professional baker Paul Hollywood and the well-known cookery writer Mary Berry who both judge and comment on the competitor’s dishes. Both Mary and Paul have proved very popular with the public with Paul winning many female fans with his mean and moody approach and his silver fox good looks whilst Mary has surprised viewers with her fashionable choices of outfit. In fact a £30 floral bomber jacket that 77-year old Mary wore early on in the latest series proved to be such a hit that Zara sold out in hours and copies of the jacket were soon selling on eBay for up to £200.

In the new Celebrity Great British Bake Off, which is to be called the Great Comic Relief Bake Off, all the action will take place over just 4 programmes starting this Monday (21 January). Each programme will feature 4 different celebrities who will each have to produce a signature bake, a technical bake and a showstopper bake. The winner of each show will then be given the title of Comic Relief Star Baker.

Claudia Winkleman in sexy low cut dressSeveral of the celebrities have already admitted to be being slightly obsessed by baking with Film 2013 and Strictly Come Dancing presenter the very cute Claudia Winkleman saying “I am actually obsessed with baking. I often cover the kitchen in flour and I have three whisks. I have only ever made two things – a Victoria sponge and chocolate cookies.

“It turns out the Bake Off is about other things too. I had the most brilliant time and have baked more since taking part. But I refuse to try pastry, I can’t even discuss it.”

Amongst the other celebrities taking part in the show are comics Jo Brand, Bob Mortimer, Ed Byrne and Stephen K Amos, Paralympian Ellie Simmonds, Olympian Helen Glover, diminutive actor Warwick Davis as well as presenters Julia Bradbury, Martha Kearney and Kirsty Wark.

We can look forward to seeing the celebrities cooking up their own versions of chocolate cake, shortbread, Bakewell tart, scones and lemon meringue pie.

As the series is linked in with fundraising for the Comic Relief charity there is also an accompanying Great Comic Relief Bake Off book which can be purchased from Sainsburys and an Emma Bridgewater designed kitchen apron that will be available from TK Maxx and Homesense stores.

 
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