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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by nanacas (U15919417) on Saturday, 9th November 2013

    I am getting tired of Zoe Ball's presentation on this show. Most of the time I feel she should be hosting a children's programme. Animated idiocy and stupid comments do not sit well with this programme. OTT also springs to mind, particularly with regard to Ian Waite. Stop now, bring back Claudia Winkleman!!

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    Posted by BrightYangThing (U14627705) on Tuesday, 12th November 2013

    Gosh. I could have written that myself.

    Love Ian's spot (if only Zoe didn't whip him into an over camp frenzy) but best of all is Karen Hardy.

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    Posted by Paul Sherratt (U1632637) on Friday, 15th November 2013

    We don't have the thing on. ZB way too loud, shouty and and in yer face. They must think that the audience is made up of dimwits.



    Mind you, I suppose some viewer research was undertaken at some stage ...

    smiley - smiley

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    Posted by Maxibaby (U14151672) on Friday, 15th November 2013

    Definitely viewer research! A BBC team of researchers went to six playgrounds in the London area - mostly 12-14 year-olds, and based the programme on their findings. smiley - biggrin

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    Posted by aquarius (U8185439) on Friday, 15th November 2013

    I have stopped watching ITT because of Ms.Ball.

    The woman is just MANIC, behaving like a schoolgirl chatting to her friends in the playground.

    Is it not possible for someone to tell her to S L O W D O W N ?????

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    Posted by Paul Sherratt (U1632637) on Friday, 15th November 2013

    Maxibaby,

    You must be right ! Last Tuesday I had the unusual experience of spending an hour and a half on a London bus* ( Holborn to North Greenwich ) and one stage a group of school children with their teacher came on board. I thought I'd heard that noise before somewhere ! Yes, the OTT ITT show !

    *

    The One Bus actually turned in to four separate 'turfing offs' to reach the destination. Perhaps that's normal, I don't know.

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    Posted by 5u55exPat (U14150756) on Friday, 15th November 2013

    I find it unbelievable that people don't like Zoe Ball. She is one of my favourite presenters. Mum and I wouldn't miss ITT for anything. We Love it. Zoe is like a ray of sunshine in our Autumn evenings. We love her enthusiasm, her full of fun approach and the way she makes us laugh. We would be very sorry if Zoe were to leave ITT. (We are both pensioners)

    But I do understand that some presenters can grate. I would be quite interested to watch AUtumnwatch but I find I just can't listen to those presenters. I don't know their names but the woman and one of the men have the most irritating voices.
    I never watch cookery programmes but having seen Dave (Hairy Biker ) on SCD, I can't understand how anyone watches his programme. I found his whiney voice very annoying. Likewise I have to turn off Nigella Lawson as soon as I hear her voice.

    However I understand other people like these programmes and I don't go around calling them dimwits or likening them to children which I think is incredibly rude.

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    Posted by Pumpkin_Patch_Paul (U14565900) on Friday, 15th November 2013

    I am surprised that anybody thinks that Zoe Ball and talent ever went hand in hand, she stood in on the R5s Friday afternoon film show and they where the fastest radio film reviews ever, she went like a machine gun........

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    Posted by Ria_H (U14999558) on Friday, 15th November 2013

    I would be quite interested to watch AUtumnwatch but I find I just can't listen to those presenters. I don't know their names but the woman and one of the men have the most irritating voices.  Funnily enough that's the exact reason why I find another radio station when Zoe sits in for Ken Bruce or the likes. That voice! Plus the gatlin gun speeds and the volume. She forgets to breathe so she draws gasping breaths to keep it up. The more you notice the more annoying it becomes.

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    Posted by SometimesInvisiblePoster (U9636067) on Friday, 29th November 2013

    Who was the blow up, oops sorry, lovely Blonde at the end today?

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    Posted by germinator hebdo (U13411914) on Friday, 29th November 2013

    Boris Johnson?

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    Posted by SometimesInvisiblePoster (U9636067) on Friday, 29th November 2013

    Hmmmm, mebbee!

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    Posted by Vevila (U14202422) on Friday, 29th November 2013

    Who was the blow up, oops sorry, lovely Blonde at the end today?  Victoria Silvstedt, Swedish model.

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    Posted by SometimesInvisiblePoster (U9636067) on Friday, 29th November 2013

    Thank you, and looking very beautiful and natural.
    (Thus spake Jealous beach)

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    Posted by vanessalou (U14182395) on Friday, 29th November 2013

    Thank you, and looking very beautiful and natural.
    (Thus spake Jealous beach) 
    At least she could speak properly about strictly having been on a foreign one herself. The irony of Rufus Hound whilst sitting opposite Zoe saying we don't need people in your face, ott shouting everything's wonderful all the time was not lost on me. Also who was that random man sitting behind Zoe when she interviewed Sophie and Brendan, very strange.

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    Posted by deliacooks (U15907597) on Friday, 29th November 2013

    I thought it was Holly Willoughby for the first few minutes she appeared. Then I realised that they had just used the same mould to make her, and spray painted an orange dress on it......

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    Posted by mirandashell (U1946590) on Friday, 29th November 2013

    Beautiful and natural? Really? With a face that at least 20 years younger than her neck?

    smiley - laugh

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    Posted by 5u55exPat (U14150756) on Saturday, 30th November 2013

    Brilliant! Another fun week with the lovely Zoe Ball. We can't imagine Autumn without her.

    Quite a good Friday panel. I thought the blonde model looked a bit weird but just shows you can't judge by appearances as she made quite good comments. Rufus Hound much more interesting and intelligent than I expected. And Aled is just lovely.

    Me, I love all sorts of people. I love Sophie because she's cool and quiet and Zoe because she is warm, bubbly and loud.

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    Posted by Paul Sherratt (U1632637) on Saturday, 30th November 2013

    >>>We can't imagine Autumn without her.





    Doesn't need further comment.

    smiley - smiley

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    Posted by Bidie-In (U2747062) on Saturday, 30th November 2013

    We don't have the thing on. ZB way too loud, shouty and and in yer face. They must think that the audience is made up of dimwits.



    Mind you, I suppose some viewer research was undertaken at some stage ...

    smiley - smiley 
    This is the first year we have not watched ITT in conjunction with SCD. I actually prefer Zoe to the "see what I did there?" childishness of Miss Winkleman, but both presenters seem to think the whole show is about THEM.

    In Zoe's case this manifests itself in fast talking and shouting with a dash of hysteria. Claudia swayed from side to side like a reed in the wind and came out with the oddest comments whilst mugging at the camera.

    The off camera "posse" - SO Steve Wright in the Afternoon - does not help.

    But my enjoyment of SCD has actually improved without the 5 days a week shout fest of ITT. And I am certainly not missing the endless lame "we noticed in training that you........bark like a dog, resemble Adolf Hitler, solve equations whilst counting your steps etc" montage of footage as they struggle to fill the half hour.

    ITT would benefit from being reined in to 3 shows a week. Monday looking at the weekend show and interviewing those who left, Wednesday for midweek training footage and Friday for music choices and fashion.

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    Posted by vanessalou (U14182395) on Saturday, 30th November 2013

    We don't have the thing on. ZB way too loud, shouty and and in yer face. They must think that the audience is made up of dimwits.



    Mind you, I suppose some viewer research was undertaken at some stage ...

    smiley - smiley 
    This is the first year we have not watched ITT in conjunction with SCD. I actually prefer Zoe to the "see what I did there?" childishness of Miss Winkleman, but both presenters seem to think the whole show is about THEM.

    In Zoe's case this manifests itself in fast talking and shouting with a dash of hysteria. Claudia swayed from side to side like a reed in the wind and came out with the oddest comments whilst mugging at the camera.

    The off camera "posse" - SO Steve Wright in the Afternoon - does not help.

    But my enjoyment of SCD has actually improved without the 5 days a week shout fest of ITT. And I am certainly not missing the endless lame "we noticed in training that you........bark like a dog, resemble Adolf Hitler, solve equations whilst counting your steps etc" montage of footage as they struggle to fill the half hour.

    ITT would benefit from being reined in to 3 shows a week. Monday looking at the weekend show and interviewing those who left, Wednesday for midweek training footage and Friday for music choices and fashion. 
    Agree about ITT being shorted to three half hours a week, especially when the count of couples has gone down and they have to pad. The engaged couple seem so nice but who really cares about their first dance at their wedding apart from friends and family. Good on Aled for criticising the ridiculous music for a Rhumba this week. Zoe asking the posse for a round of applause when she and Vicky walked two steps from the ironing board to the mannequin during the clothes bit of the show was ridiculous.

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    Posted by Bidie-In (U2747062) on Saturday, 30th November 2013

    But I expect the posse obliged, Vanessa? smiley - doh

    As I said, I no longer see ITT but in the past there have been a number of guests who have dared to question the modern song choices. Claudia used to bop along on the couch saying things like

    "But its 'DURAN DURAN'!"

    as if that topped everything about it as a choice. Particularly in the early weeks, a traditional song with a good strong beat to dance to is essential, IMO, to help the beginners. But someone clearly thinks there must be a sizeable portion of 'pop' in the show each week and I suspect that, although we are told the pro dancers get to "choose" the music, it is a choice from a VERY CAREFULLY PICKED list.

    Not a choice of anything they might like.

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    Posted by Paul Sherratt (U1632637) on Saturday, 30th November 2013

    >> it is a choice from a VERY CAREFULLY PICKED list.


    Very BBC.

    You only have to look at the corp's manipulation of the meaningless so-called top song, top album things they do on radio ...

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    Posted by Monty Burns (U7868864) on Saturday, 30th November 2013

    Funnily enough that's the exact reason why I find another radio station when Zoe sits in for Ken Bruce or the likes. 

    I quite agree. I cannot listen when she stands in for Ken Bruce. Her adolescent broadcasting style may have been ok for Radio 1 but has no place on an adult station such as Radio 2. Now if we can only get rid of Chris Evans as well.......

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    Posted by kegweg (U14141055) on Sunday, 1st December 2013

    I have a theory, the sad few who actually like ZOE are obviously regular viewers of CBBC as that seems to be their level!

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    Posted by BrightYangThing (U14627705) on Monday, 2nd December 2013

    Well, Abbey Crouch outdid ZB tonight. An ear piercing shriek worse than the 8 year olds in the playground. What is about grown women shrieking like banshees?

    Horrendous din from both of them.

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    Posted by ArtemisH (U14261033) on Monday, 2nd December 2013

    Now if we can only get rid of Chris Evans as well...... 

    I think I shall start praying. He's simply insufferable.

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    Posted by Johnnymol (U14690244) on Monday, 2nd December 2013

    Now if we can only get rid of Chris Evans as well...... 

    I think I shall start praying. He's simply insufferable. 
    I think Chris Evans is excellent on Radio 2

    simplessmiley - smiley

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    Posted by Mean Disposition (U14195524) on Monday, 2nd December 2013

    Now if we can only get rid of Chris Evans as well...... 

    I think I shall start praying. He's simply insufferable. 
    You'll be on your knees a long time....
    It's water well beyond the bridge now.

    Whether you like him or not, the stats speak for themselves (unless you are a conspiracy theorist). He's officially more popular than Wogan in terms of the audience share, so Radio 2 ain't getting rid anytime soon.

    I hold no brief for him, but he is a very clever broadcaster.

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    Posted by margies (U14748929) on Monday, 2nd December 2013

    I have a theory, the sad few who actually like ZOE are obviously regular viewers of CBBC as that seems to be their level!  How rude. I like Zoe's enthusiasm and her personality and I haven't watched cbbc or cbeebies since my grandsons got too old to watch it! Perhaps you should give them a try you might learn something - like manners!

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    Posted by Phrasmotic 4 August 2012 (U5509534) on Tuesday, 3rd December 2013

    >> it is a choice from a VERY CAREFULLY PICKED list.


    Very BBC.

    You only have to look at the corp's manipulation of the meaningless so-called top song, top album things they do on radio ... 
    What manipulation? What "top song, top album" thing?

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    Posted by deliacooks (U15907597) on Tuesday, 3rd December 2013

    I have a theory, the sad few who actually like ZOE are obviously regular viewers of CBBC as that seems to be their level!  How rude. I like Zoe's enthusiasm and her personality and I haven't watched cbbc or cbeebies since my grandsons got too old to watch it! Perhaps you should give them a try you might learn something - like manners!  I agree. I've always liked Zoe and her bubbly personality. She does a very professional job when on radio, too.

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    Posted by Monty Burns (U7868864) on Tuesday, 3rd December 2013

    She does a very professional job when on radio, too.
     


    If you like that sort of thing. There's a letter in the latest issue of Radio Times decrying her broadcasting style so there's obviously more than just a few who don't care for her presentation

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    Posted by Pancho Wilkins (U1158194) on Tuesday, 3rd December 2013

    Any chance someone could tell Zoe that Rumba is pronounced RUMba not ROOMba.

    Someone fronting a show about dancing should know how to pronounce such a well known dance?

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    Posted by SATM67 (U14061947) on Tuesday, 3rd December 2013

    Saturday's show should be exciting as Zoe said that it sees the introduction of the swingathong.

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    Posted by 5u55exPat (U14150756) on Wednesday, 4th December 2013

    Pro challenge is back! I always look forward to this and I'm glad they've brought it back this year. Vincent and Flavia were always very competitive. I wonder who it will be this year.

    Lisa Riley wasn't my favourite competitor last year but I'm always interested in the behind the scenes section shown on ITT. I'm very interested in how TV programmes are made. There is so much work goes into them that you don't always appreciate when you're just relaxing and watching the show.

    Zoe just as warm and fun as ever.

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    Posted by mirandashell (U1946590) on Wednesday, 4th December 2013

    Saturday's show should be exciting as Zoe said that it sees the introduction of the swingathong.  Ok... I was going to correct you. But then I got the joke.


    smiley - laugh

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    Posted by grannycool (U14401044) on Wednesday, 4th December 2013

    Sadly, for the first time EVER, I am giving ITT a miss tonight. The thought of the 'professional challenge' and Zoe's over the top excitement and face pulling - along with the other 'scrape the barrel' time fillers make me want to scream.
    It's such a shame, the programme can be informative, interesting and good fun. Sadly, not when ZB goes into overdrive.

    grannycool

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    Posted by aquarius (U8185439) on Wednesday, 4th December 2013

    Sadly, for the first time EVER, I am giving ITT a miss tonight. The thought of the 'professional challenge' and Zoe's over the top excitement and face pulling - along with the other 'scrape the barrel' time fillers make me want to scream.
    It's such a shame, the programme can be informative, interesting and good fun. Sadly, not when ZB goes into overdrive.

    grannycool 
    So true.

    Surely the floor manager can hold up cue cards with the words..............

    S L O W D O W N.

    or

    THIS IS NOT CHILDREN'S TV.

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    Posted by theweenie (U14409604) on Wednesday, 4th December 2013

    Sadly, for the first time EVER, I am giving ITT a miss tonight. The thought of the 'professional challenge' and Zoe's over the top excitement and face pulling - along with the other 'scrape the barrel' time fillers make me want to scream.
    It's such a shame, the programme can be informative, interesting and good fun. Sadly, not when ZB goes into overdrive.

    grannycool 
    I'm glad you are going to boycott the programme. It will leave the board open for those who enjoy Zoe. It is a light entertainment programme after all.

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    Posted by Pancho Wilkins (U1158194) on Wednesday, 4th December 2013

    Sadly, for the first time EVER, I am giving ITT a miss tonight. The thought of the 'professional challenge' and Zoe's over the top excitement and face pulling - along with the other 'scrape the barrel' time fillers make me want to scream.
    It's such a shame, the programme can be informative, interesting and good fun. Sadly, not when ZB goes into overdrive.

    grannycool 
    I'm glad you are going to boycott the programme. It will leave the board open for those who enjoy Zoe. It is a light entertainment programme after all. 
    Those on this board who enjoy Zoe are a very tiny minority

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    Posted by vanessalou (U14182395) on Wednesday, 4th December 2013

    Sadly, for the first time EVER, I am giving ITT a miss tonight. The thought of the 'professional challenge' and Zoe's over the top excitement and face pulling - along with the other 'scrape the barrel' time fillers make me want to scream.
    It's such a shame, the programme can be informative, interesting and good fun. Sadly, not when ZB goes into overdrive.

    grannycool 
    So agree, I record ITT and forward the intro and stuff I am not interested in such as the couple getting married. Was worth watching for Natalie tonight and Vicky Gill doing the costumes in a grown up way with no "give it up for" or "so excited" Poor Ian can't get a word in without interruptions and round of applauses. At least Karen Hardy can. Am thinking of starting a drinking game so every time Zoe says "so excited or exciting" I have a drink, only problem is I would be well gone by the end of the programme.

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    Posted by margies (U14748929) on Wednesday, 4th December 2013

    Sadly, for the first time EVER, I am giving ITT a miss tonight. The thought of the 'professional challenge' and Zoe's over the top excitement and face pulling - along with the other 'scrape the barrel' time fillers make me want to scream.
    It's such a shame, the programme can be informative, interesting and good fun. Sadly, not when ZB goes into overdrive.

    grannycool 
    I'm glad you are going to boycott the programme. It will leave the board open for those who enjoy Zoe. It is a light entertainment programme after all. 
    Those on this board who enjoy Zoe are a very tiny minority 
    Unless you have an official count that details the fors and against Zoe Ball it is just your opinion. I am definitly not tiny nor a minority. I think she is great and brings the right amount of fun to what is just a very lighthearted programme and one not to be taken seriously. I am all for fun.

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    Posted by Pancho Wilkins (U1158194) on Wednesday, 4th December 2013

    Sadly, for the first time EVER, I am giving ITT a miss tonight. The thought of the 'professional challenge' and Zoe's over the top excitement and face pulling - along with the other 'scrape the barrel' time fillers make me want to scream.
    It's such a shame, the programme can be informative, interesting and good fun. Sadly, not when ZB goes into overdrive.

    grannycool 
    I'm glad you are going to boycott the programme. It will leave the board open for those who enjoy Zoe. It is a light entertainment programme after all. 
    Those on this board who enjoy Zoe are a very tiny minority 
    Unless you have an official count that details the fors and against Zoe Ball it is just your opinion. I am definitly not tiny nor a minority. I think she is great and brings the right amount of fun to what is just a very lighthearted programme and one not to be taken seriously. I am all for fun. 
    Yes. The way to tell if there is a majority is to actually count the number of posts of people who say they like Zoe and those that say they don't.

    My opinion has nothing to do with it. Why do people regard a light hearted programme as something that has to be shouty, screechy, whooping and hyperactive?

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    Posted by netty23 (U14738612) on Friday, 6th December 2013

    Why is Abbey Crouch on Strictly It Takes Two every week. I am sure they are promoting her above everyone else. Yes, she's a good dancer but why is she on ALL THE TIME. Give somebody else a chance. Even the judges seem to favour her!!!

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    Posted by the_cleaner--still a man (U3423083) on Friday, 6th December 2013

    Why is Abbey Crouch on Strictly It Takes Two every week. I am sure they are promoting her above everyone else. Yes, she's a good dancer but why is she on ALL THE TIME. Give somebody else a chance. Even the judges seem to favour her!!!  smiley - laugh - all of them are on every week, if they are still in SCD.smiley - doh

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    Posted by Pancho Wilkins (U1158194) on Friday, 6th December 2013

    I was very pleased that Anton was able to get to no 1 in the Pro challenge. I'm sure he's not upset, either .

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    Posted by vanessalou (U14182395) on Friday, 6th December 2013

    What a good Friday panel tonight Russell Grant, Heidi Range and Stephen Mulhern were brilliant. They were quite open about not warming to Natalie, and how strange some of the music choices were. I can't see a Tango working to material girl, but what do I know. They also obviously watch and love the show, even Zoe mentioned when Chris de Burgh was on and had no idea what he was talking about.

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    Posted by Paul Sherratt (U1632637) on Friday, 6th December 2013

    >>>What manipulation? What "top song, top album" thing?


    You know, when BBC Radio 2, the station the industry 'understands' has a meaningless poll of the greatest album in recorded history ever, but they don't let we children choose our own, instead it has be from a selected commercial list of, at most, twenty records ( Out of the several million that must have been recorded )

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    Posted by 5u55exPat (U14150756) on Saturday, 7th December 2013

    We really enjoyed the interview with Jason ? on Thursday. He seemed very nice. Mum said he looked more like a priest than a dancer!

    Lovely to see Anton on Friday. He is so entertaining. I am enjoying pro challenge. Fancy old Anton beating Brendan!

    Russell Grant was very good on the Friday panel and made some very knowledgeable comments. We'd never heard of Heidi or Stephen before. I didn't agree with anything Stephen said. Natalie seems a lovely girl, to me, so I find it hard to understand why anyone wouldn't warm to her. Then he said Patrick was someone who doesn't make him want to pick up the phone. I wonder why? I feel quite the opposite. I never vote but if I did it would always be for either Patrick or Susanna because their routines are always exciting and entertaining. Anyway, Stephen, who we'd never heard of, really wound up my mother by constantly saying "y'know what".

    Looking forward to tonight's show. It will be amazing.

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