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Dancers in Need
Dancers in Need blog: Wednesday 22 October
By James Hazell
It's all change in the Dancers in Need world, as one of our competitors is forced to pull out of the competition and Luke Deal receives a new partner. James Hazell explains:
Weeks of training… Buying dance shoes… Booking tickets… Private lessons…
I have been withdrawn from Dancers In Need.
Unceremoniously cast asunder amidst a veritable plethora of red tape, rules and regulations.
The specifics I will keep personal but suffice to say the reasons are health related and something called risk management. A certain part of my body may be under strain during the dancing and thus pose an unsatisfactory risk.
I am pleased to report that this body glitch is temporary and soon to be rectified. I fully expect to be in full foxtrot mode for the next event… should there be one.
I have a theory however.
My cha cha cha, in particular, was looking especially good. So good in fact that rumours were abound of a potential winning performance.
Now I am not one to gossip or suggest any foul play on behalf of my colleagues but is it possible I have been knobbled? Hoiked from the performance as a direct result of insecurities in others?
In truth it's highly unlikely but it's how I am consoling myself.
I will still be at the Spa on the night - production and editing of the music appears to be falling in my lap such is my determination to be a major part of Children In Need 2008, as I will be in 2009.
You know what they say… where there's a waltz there's a way.
And it's farewell to Andrea too
Andrea 'drama diva' Davidson, our Broadcast Journalist/in-house dance tutor is also leaving the competition - having had the joy of teaching Luke Deal to dance over the last three weeks.
James's exit also means I leave the competition. I've been dancing for five years, and had agreed to take on our afternoon presenter, Luke Deal.
He's been getting on very nicely – but with James's partner Jenny now free, it seemed silly not to let Luke have a chance to dance with someone considerably better than me.
Hopefully, though, I've at least given him a good grounding in the waltz and cha cha (he very generously says I have).
I just wish Jenny the best of luck with his long legs – he never stood on my feet, but keeping up with his strides was often tricky.
I'm sure she'll lick him into shape soon enough, though.
last updated: 13/11/2008 at 01:10
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