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BBC Strictly Suzy | 17:15 UK time, Wednesday, 26 October 2011

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Lights, camera, DOBBIN! Actress Anita Dobson and her partner Robin Windsor have impressed the judges with their technical prowess in the ballroom. Be it the Jive or the Waltz these two never fail to deliver!

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Are you a Team Dobbin supporter? Do you think Anita and Robin should be crowned the winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2011? If so, why not show your love by commenting right here on their fan page!


  • Comment number 1.

    Hi all,

    Was looking round for the fan page for Team Dobbin and could not get it greetings from Ireland loved the American Smooth last week inspired good luck for this week if you can come back bigger and better you should ace this no problem.

    Good luck Robin and Anita
    Keeeeep Dancing

  • Comment number 2.

    Forgot to say will be keeping my fingers crossed for the both of you to get through to the following week and Anita you have a great teacher in Robin and you make a great combination as a team.

  • Comment number 3.

    I loved the Salsa! I've watched it about five times - it's so much fun can't help smiling. Anita you are an inspiration to us 'Ladies of a Certain Age' I hope you continue to enjoy the dancing and I look forward to watching you dance for many more weeks.

  • Comment number 4.

    I think of 'Dobbin' as being a panto horse! Which you are not in any way shape or form. Loving your routines; Anita you are just a delight to watch. Good luck for Saturday and, oh, can I adopt Robin please?

  • Comment number 5.

    Hi Team Dobbin - love the name. I think you make a great partnership and the enthusiasm both of you have is infectious. Looking forward to your dance on Saturday.

  • Comment number 6.

    Love you both.....good luck....xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Comment number 7.

    just to say to you Armchairdancer - no you cannot adopt Robin !!

    There are lots of us who want to do that....a cuddle from him would be delicious....so share and share alike for Team Dobbin fans! xx

  • Comment number 8.

    Yes, I'm sure there's a massive queue of people wanting to give Robin a "good home."

    Give me him, over "silky smooth," Artem any day of the week....


    I love the work he did with Patsy last year, especially their Halloween number to "Monster Mash," which I still have saved on You-tube..wonderful, camp stuff.

    I think he's struck pay-dirt with Anita this year and I'd love to see them go really far and find his choreography much more full of actual dance content than some of the other acts.


  • Comment number 9.

    Anita: I love your enthusiasm to all the dances you do! You have great 'musicality'!! Please let me know your secret about where you get your limitless energy from??

  • Comment number 10.

    Hi Anita& Robin, Just want to say how great you both are,I love watching you dance and each week you just keep getting better and better. Anita just carry on
    being yourself your doing one hell of a good job.

    Best Wishes,


  • Comment number 11.

    Another wonderful performance this week, and I so agree with neorich's comment about the amount of dance content in your routines - top class, I just love watching you both perform. Thank You both. x

  • Comment number 12.

    I would like to know where Anita got the gorgeous jacket she wore on Strictly Take Two during the week (2.11.11). It is just the sort of thing I want to find for my son's wedding. Would appreciate any info from Anita or anyone else. Apologies this is a non dancing question. Need to say also - Anita is doing brilliantly and a great champion for us more mature women!!

  • Comment number 13.

    Anita did a stunning routine this evening - well done! Where can I buy a headpiece like the one she was wearing for my 20's themed 50th party?

  • Comment number 14.

    Excellent charleston from Anita. Even better than I expected. A dance I could watch again and again.

  • Comment number 15.

    Fantastic, energetic, well done

  • Comment number 16.

    My favourite from this pair so far this series. Well done.

  • Comment number 17.

    I absolutely loved the Charleston this week, very energetic, inventive and full of fun.

    Yep, she was out of synch a few times, but for me, this, along with Pasha and Chelsee's were the highlights of the evening.

    Anita threw herself into it..great to watch.


  • Comment number 18.

    Thought you were absolutely great last night Anita. So well done. And nice to see that at last Wardrobe are giving you the right costumes. Up till now they have been shockers.

  • Comment number 19.

    Well done Anita and Robin, Best yet!

  • Comment number 20.

    Love you two and your relationship. I can see how much you both love dancing together. Hope you go all the way to the winning post xx

  • Comment number 21.

    I'm fascinated as to what dance these two are given next.

    What I love about Robin's choreography is that he very quickly seems to get down to business and keeps the use of props acting to a bare minimum..

    I loved the fact that they had to get back to the "bar," in time to pour the drink on Saturday, but apart from a short spurt at the beginning, almost the whole routine consisted of actual dancing.

    I too hope they'll go all the way, though they are admittedly up against some seriously strong competition, but I think he could do better than he did with Patsy last year and I totally loved their combination.


  • Comment number 22.

    Go Team Dobbins!!! It was a fantastic performance last Saturday (as well as the Halloween performance the week prior). Being from across the Atltantic, I can't see the show through the BBC iplayer. But I was so happy that vacation plans took me to Dublin and I was able to watch Anita and Robin dance over two weekends.

    I had the pleasure of a dance with Anita at the Lady Ratlings ball in 2010. And she can certainly dance (even with my two left feet). Best wishes to Team Dobbins from your biggest supporters in the United States! Chaucer and I know that you will be the winners at the end of this year's series.

  • Comment number 23.

    You both did great at the weekend, and in no way deserved to be in the bottom two. Your enjoyment of dancing together is a delight to watch.

    All the hugs in the world,
    SJ x

  • Comment number 24.

    What are the public thinking? No way should you have been in the bottom two. It should have been Robbie!

  • Comment number 25.

    We shouldn't have been in the bottom two - Anita's performance was amazing, she meant business!! Loved Brian's reaction to his wife's performance on Saturday night, that was one very proud man. Go Team Dobbin!!!

  • Comment number 26.

    Poor Anita looked absolutely devastated to be in the bottom two and quite rightly too. She got a good score and didn't deserve bottom two. She and Robin were in the danger zone. Hopefully their supporters will get behind them for next week.

  • Comment number 27.

    Poor old Anita and Robin being in the bottom two this week, I don't think for 1 minute that anyone wants Anita to leave the competition just yet, it was just that people thought she danced well and that she'd be ok.

  • Comment number 28.

    what was that argentine tango tune you danced so brilliantly to? it almost sounded like a James Bond theme - and you were both fab-u-lous!!!


  • Comment number 29.

    I think it was possibly a case of people thinking she was safe, but also that she's not in the public eye as much as she used to be and people, as we all know, vote for reasons other than an objective look at the dance itself.

    If we were able to vote for longer, I'd certainly've registered my vote for Anita+Robin..I thought it was a lovely routine..


  • Comment number 30.

    Dear Anita and Robin, You are both a joy to watch, don't be down hearted, we need to see your glorious smile.....

  • Comment number 31.


    You did not deserve to be in the bottom two. You are such a sexy woman. The Argentine Tango was steamy hot! Do not be disheartened to be in the bottom two. You got your highest score for a reason - you were fab-u-lus!!!

    Looking forward to Wembley.

  • Comment number 32.

    I read in the paper that Audley would've stood down, if he'd been voted through on Saturday..
    What a gent, but I'm not sure whether he'd've been allowed to do that?


  • Comment number 33.

    Never seen anything so ridiculous in all my born days. Dobbin in the bottom two....I dont believe it. What were these people thinking of, what were they watching ? You were absolutely glorious Anita, sooo sexy, sooo bad, sooo naughty! Given half the chance. Good luck for this week! Believe!!

  • Comment number 34.

    Have commented on the "general" blogs about the rapport you two have. Just thought I'd mention it again here. Where do you get your energy from Anita? Must be the adrenalin flowing! But anyone can see your total comittment to the task in hand and your genuine love of being taught to dance. Although having said that, you are not without a set of twinkle toes just waiting to be released. Good partnership! Good luck! And as I said before, all credit to Brian for the time he gives to animal welfare.

  • Comment number 35.

    Only 33 comments on your blog plus mine above making 34! Come on people get behind this couple! No pantomime, no histrionics! They are what this programme should be all about. A professional teaching a celebrity to dance. And it's working well. It's happening. Long may it continue. Go Team DObbin!

  • Comment number 36.

    ie Go Team Dobbin!

  • Comment number 37.

    Anita's Tango was one of the most enjoyable dances I've seen on Strictly, full of steamy drama, passion and story-telling. I can see why Len gave her Tango a higher mark than Harry's (which was also brilliant) as he said the Tango is all about creating a mood, and Anita and Robin excelled at that on Saturday. I was shocked and upset to see her in the bottom two, just can't understand it. Anita, I know you will pull youself up, get out there and dazzle us for many weeks to come yet! Good luck in Wembley

  • Comment number 38.

    Anita, you were always a marvelous actress, even from your early years at secondary school and were also full of fun. Now you are a fantastic dancer and you and Robin make a great team with great rapport. Hopefully being put in the bottom two last Saturday was just a blip as no way should you have been there - my heart was in my mouth! I'll continue voting for you - us ex Cobornites must stick together! I also wish I was as slim and agile as you. Keep dancing!!

  • Comment number 39.

    Just wanted to wish you both Good Luck for Wembley. However could not access yout team blog through the official website. Now that is totally unfair when Team Nanton remains there and they are long gone from the competition.

    However, found a way around the obstruction by clicking on one of my own previous comments. Then clicked on to a comment I had made previously on your team site and gained access to the site.

    So here I am wishing you all the best.

    Norma@38 You obviously know Anita, and your post is heartwarming. I too have said that they have great rapport, so refreshing to see. Robin shows great respect for his partners and Anita is doing him proud. Together they make the perfect partnership. Long may they run, or should that be dance.

    If your maiden name is Harrison, that may be a good omen, my post following yours, as it is a significant name in my family.

  • Comment number 40.

    Oops, typing error. I HATE doing that! First line should of course read, your team.

    Anyway, another chance to say, backing you all the way, and will try to find out why Team Dobbin not immediately available.

  • Comment number 41.

    Hi lincolnduncan - glad you got a reply about where to find the teams not on the list as I can now look at all the team comments. I hope Anita doesn't go out this week as it would be very unfair. Unfortunately life is not always fair and some good dancers have gone out before the comedy acts. Its a shame. Good luck Anita and Robin.

  • Comment number 42.

    Hi lincolnduncan

    Don't worry about typos - I'm getting worse as I get older.

    I did know Anita when we were at secondary school and what I said about her was true. She still seems totally unspoilt and as enthiusiastic as ever. Yes my maiden name was Harrison so hope it works as a good omen. Hopefully at least one other of our school friends will comment soon.

    Yes, Robin does seem to respect Anita and it is obvious that they are enjoying themselves.

    Re other blogs:-

    It does seem very hard that comedy acts are given better marks than genuine dancers. No way should Rory have gone out so early either.

    Audley seems a lovely chap to say that he would have offered to stand down. It was obvious from the way he was talking to Anita, after the result was announced, that he was pleased for her and she seemed so upset for him.

    Good luck Anita and Robin. We'll be supporting you.

  • Comment number 43.

    Anita and Robin i thought your Argentine Tango was amazing and i dont think you should have been in the bottom two keep your chin up .Cant wait till saturday at WEMBLY WILL VOTE FOR YOU LOVE YA BOTH. ELLE

  • Comment number 44.

    @41 doctordancingdiva

    I take it you are referring to my relpy from ojtocs who very helpfully referred me to the Fans Strictly Teams 2011 blog under Categories. It's all very convoluted with this BBC blog but nice to know our fellow posters are out there lending us a helping hand.

    Cheers to all, and may the best man/woman win.

    And that is you Anita.

  • Comment number 45.

    Hi Norma,

    At last have got all this Team Site thing sorted out! With some help from fellow posters on the site I now know exactly how to get in touch with Team Dobbin. Those who have helped know who they are and I thank you.

    Let's get this site up and running and talk about Anita and Robbin.

    PS Couldn't agree with you more, Rory was robbed!

  • Comment number 46.

    I have been supporting Audley but i didn't vote for him this week because i was concerned better dancers may be forced out. I glad i made that choice, i would have felt awful if you had had to leave on Saturday.

    But you do need to listen to his advice and get on the old publicity trail.

    You've got my vote anyway.

  • Comment number 47.

    I agree that more publicity is required. Not that I would suggest emulating Nancy's tactics!

  • Comment number 48.

    Hi Team Dobbin
    Much luck for Saturday night at Wembley - where did Robin get that fab tshirt he wore on 'Take Two' Tuesday 15 Nov??
    Keeeep dancing

  • Comment number 49.

    Anita--Looking forward to Wembley tomorrow. Have seen your videos and it's looks like you're having fun!

    Remember to bounce!

  • Comment number 50.

    Hadn't really noticed before but watched the dance practice on ITT and Anita you are looking painfully thin - please get some good home cooking down you before you snap!

  • Comment number 51.

    Good Luck tomorrow Anita and Robbin. Have to say it is yours and only your routines which I have watched and re-watched again. I have loved each and every dance and in my eyes you are winners. Have fun, enjoy tomorrow and keep on spreading the Joy.

  • Comment number 52.

    Hello ! Here is another Anita-supporting-Cobornite. Thanks to Norma for sending the link ...... I've never, ever blogged before - but there is no better cause than this ! So proud of you, Anita, you are amazing. You are so obviously enjoying every minute and putting your heart and soul into your dancing. I, too, sat watching in despair last Saturday - it would have been so unfair if you had gone out. So glad that you have made it to Wembley (and hopefully beyond) ..... I loved your comment "Eat your heart out, Brian May". I agree with Norma that you come over as a lovely, warm, enthusiastic person with your feet firmly on the ground (except when you are dancing, of course !). You really haven't changed since schooldays. You have acquired quite a few extra fans as my friends are also rooting for you and Robin and voting every week - as I am, of course ! Best of luck for tonight - and keep on keeping on ! Linda xx

  • Comment number 53.

    PS I hope all our contemporaries from Coborn are on their mobiles every week voting !

  • Comment number 54.

    Well done on tonight, you two! You were amazing!!!
    Rooting for you two, you're the best :DD
    Good Luck, lovely talented dancers!
    PS - Hope you and Brian had a good wedding anniversary yesterday :) ♥

  • Comment number 55.

    I loved your routine on Wembley, so good, so what if you missed a few things, your my favorite!! keep holding on!!

  • Comment number 56.

    Well done Anita & Robin. I hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as you seemed to. Fingers crossed for tomorrow. Hope you're out enjoying yourselves tonight. X

  • Comment number 57.

    YAY! I am so glad you got through, and you looked so happy the pair of you!

    Keep being so joyful and adorable,

  • Comment number 58.

    So glad you made it through. I loved watching you on Sat night. Robin, you looked as though you were enjoying yourself so much...no "Wembley nerves" were showing. Hope you two make it to final!

  • Comment number 59.

    Hi everyone ! Just to say Anita and Robin are an absolute joy !! Sorry i can't afford to vote very often . I Love seeing Anita's total commitment and appreciation of her time at SCD , and that oh so wonderful smile ! and so cute to see her husband in the audience being supportive to her . Also i agree with the comments above that Robin seems to be a really caring astute partner . Well done team Dobbin!! may your lights keep shining wherever you are xxx

  • Comment number 60.

    Come on Anita you are doing so well, go to win. I am a year younger than you but look much older!!!!!! So with Robin who is obviously a brilliant teacher do please prove those young Lads (Irish Band) that winning is not just for 'younger contestants'..... This may not be allowed on the blog as maybe I am being 'youngist' (reverse of ageist) but sixty's can be the start of a whole new life and you are a fabulous example of fitness, tone, sparkle and charisma. In fact I think you are an inspiration to the younger contestants as you are the couple that is best developing respect and understanding of each other. Well done Robin for building Anita's confidence slowly but surely week by week. GO on both of you GO and WIN Please for all of us 60's and 60's plus. You make me want to dance...........................love lizzie

  • Comment number 61.

    I love Anita and Robin..but I think Wembley, which I didn't enjoy as much as the studio programmes for all sorts of reasons, was not their best dance by far.

    However, I'm pleased they've made it through, because, when things return, thankfully to normality next week, they'll hopefully be able to concentrate on producing a great dance, rather than having to deal with the "Arena."

    That goes, of course, for all the couples..


  • Comment number 62.

    I leapt to my feet and yelled "Yes!" when Team Dobbin was called as safe last night!
    Well done Anita and Robin. This dance-mad 60+ lady is thrilled to bits that you are through to the next round.

    Love Crystalball x

    P.S. Do you get a 'We survived Wembly' sticker/badge???

  • Comment number 63.

    Brilliant Anita and Robin. I don't know how you manage to learn a new dance routine each week for yourselves and also the other group dances such as the Queen and Beatles routines - so much energy and memory required for those also. They were fantastic as well. I loved it when Brian crept up behind the judges in their Bohemian Rhapsody routine and surprised them ans also the way he is supporting both of you. Also it is lovely the way that Anita is so effusive in her thanks to her voters.

  • Comment number 64.

    It was also a marvelous idea to start the routine amongst the audience. It got them on your side from the start.

  • Comment number 65.

    I was so pleased that you were not in the bottom two this week and it was great that your names were announced early your could almost her everyone saying under the breath 'YESSS'. Your obvious joy of learning to dance is wonderful to see - do we know what your next dance is going to be? I do wish the dances could be announced at the beginning of each week.

  • Comment number 66.

    OMG robin. noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo i cant believe that your not dancing. i'll miss you x

  • Comment number 67.

    Oh No, my favorite Pro dancer struck down!!!! Get well soon Robin xx

    Good luck Brendan I am sure you you will do my boy proud (you had better :) ) Go Anita, keep smiling you lucky girl - Robin & Brendan to dance with you can't help but smile!!

    Great job by everyone on Sat night - not easy in that huge area with rubbish acoustics.

  • Comment number 68.

    Many sympathies to Robin.

    I'm sure Brendan will look after Anita.

  • Comment number 69.

    Hope you're back to full fitness soon Robin. As I've said before you and Anita have a wonderful rapport, such a warmth and understanding, an empathy. I can't bear to think of you injured.

    Brendan! Take good care of this lady. She has the spirit of what SCD is all about. Sadly lost of late.

    She will give 100% and her enthusiasm knows no bounds. She genuinely wants to be in this competition because she wants to dance. AND , AND, because as somebody who has only ever been to me Angie in Eastenders
    (no bias here, because I stopped watching the programme years ago) , she comes across as a fellow human being. No airs and graces. What you see is what you get. Honesty.

  • Comment number 70.

    Best of luck for next Saturday Anita. Hope you & Brendan do well, and Robin makes a speedy recovery.

  • Comment number 71.

    Lovely comments from lincolnduncan as usual.

    What a blow for this to happen as you two seem to be so much "in tune". Hope your foot feels better soon Robin and you can get off the antibiotics which are making you feel rough.

    It must be very hard to learn to dance with another partner in such a short time but Brendan is such a professional that I'm sure you will cope Anita. I think Brendan must be enjoying himself having, Lulu, Holly and you to partner in this series! Who next I ask? Let's hope that there are no more mishaps.

    Good luck for Saturday.

  • Comment number 72.

    Can some one tell me the name of the song which Anita and Robbie danced the samba to?

  • Comment number 73.

    strictlydancingshoes it was:

    'Come On Eileen' by Dexys Midnight Runners

  • Comment number 74.

    Thanks Norma@71

    As you know I'm backing Anita all the way. Love the lady. And love that hubby of hers. You all know why. Animal welfare, say no more. Well,yes say a lot more, but maybe not here.

    Robin's injured and now once more Brendan steps in to rescue the damsel in distress. Saved Holly. Sure hope he can pull Anita through.

    Always been a bit reserved about Brendan myself, but a fellow blogger of mine whose opinion I respect unreservedley, assures me that Brendan is the man. And given Anita's ability and willingness to get on with the task, I predict all will be well.

    Anita/Brendan Go for it.

    Anita, One of the best competitors on SCD ever!

    Brendan, Maybe I owe you an apology.

    Enough said! Good Luck !

  • Comment number 75.

    Quietest time of the week on the blogs as we all await the next round of the competition with anticipation and a certain amount of trepidation.

    Haven't had the chance to catch up on ITT this week, so hope all is going well.

    Can't wait to see you both on Saturday.♥♥

  • Comment number 76.

    Just popped in from Team Chasha to wish Anita all the best for Saturday with her new partner Brendan - hopefully all will go well with you on Saturday. Think this is going to be crunch week for all the dancers now Russell has left. Stakes are really high now with two dances to perform and whoever gets through will have two more to learn the following week. Should make for very exciting viewing!

  • Comment number 77.

    Shame about Robin not dancing tonight.
    Less eye candy.
    Lets hope he is back soon.

  • Comment number 78.

    Well done Anita! Can't have been easy learning TWO new dances with an unfamiliar partner. However I thought you gave it your all as you always do, and Brendan did you proud. Lots of warmth and encouragement coming through. Never really warmed to the guy before but tonight he danced so wonderfully, and yet still managed to showcase you, which is how it should be. He might even make it on to the Christmas card list!
    Nice touch from Robin, sending a message to you both. But then, nice guy. Hope he's fast on the road to recovery.
    Good luck to all. ♥♥♥

  • Comment number 79.

    I've just watched Anita's dance on my V+ and thought she was amazing. She is so fit and capable, what a brilliant entertainer! Love her!

  • Comment number 80.

    I loved Anita's cha cha choreographed by Brendan - Anita looked happy dancing it and Brendan seemed very happy with her. The other thing I love to see is her husband Brian supporting her in the audience every week - I do hope he may now decide to also learn to dance sometime in the future. Loved the fact that Robin send in a good luck message to her - that must have meant a great deal. Whatever happens this week Anita can be so very proud of herself she has achieved exactly what she set out to do and she has also gained a great deal of admitation in the process. Well done Anita!

  • Comment number 81.

    Lovely cha cha cha routine, brilliantly executed. The sheer exuberance was there also.

    I loved your cheeky question to the Duchess of Cornwall at the dress rehearsal about the possibility of her dancing the light fantastic!

    Desperately hoping that you go through to the next round. As has been said above, I'm sure that you have gained many more fans because of your obvious love of dancing, your enthiusiasm and your expertise.

  • Comment number 82.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 83.

    I'm assuming by that, that you're giving the result away?

    I do wish people wouldn't do that, I know it's all pre-recorded, but for some of us, the only option we have, or want is to watch the "results," show..


  • Comment number 84.

    Hi, love the show. I thought the comments by Bruno on Saturday 26th about Anita and Brendan's Argentine Tango were unfair as the A shape he referred to is mainly in the Milonga and not the Argentine Tango which was the the remit for this dance. They were great - it was beautiful to watch well done! Good luck Anita and get well soon Robin.

  • Comment number 85.

    Please disregard comments made about Bruno on 84 as I have mixed up the comment Bruno made about Holly and Artem's tango with Anita and Brendan's Cha Cha. Arragh! Sorry. Hope Anita wins she is great - full of energy and enthusiasm and she is improving every week.

  • Comment number 86.

    Sorry to see you go Anita..thank you for being a delight to watch both on and off the dance floor. You really are an 'Uptown Girl'. x

  • Comment number 87.

    Very sad to see Anita go this week. I don't think it was the right result. She carried herself with such class, but still had so much fun and threw herself wholeheartedly into the process. She was such a delight to watch.

  • Comment number 88.

    Shouldn't have been you to go Anita.
    Your dancing has been inspirational.
    Gracious as ever, you even seemed to be consoling Brendan!
    Will miss you.

  • Comment number 89.

    When there is a call for a public vote, anything can happen.....many people are ageist, sexist and how good do you look, NOT what you do and how well you do it....Ms Dobson is an absolute professional, a hard worker, and you could see that she thoroughly appreciated being on SCD, almost as much as Mr Grant :)))! I for one will miss seeing her making Mr Windsor sweat during rehearsals! :)) Ms Dobson you are an absolute role model and I would have loved to see you get through all the way to the end of this series of SCD! If you are in the Live Show at the O2 you will make alot of people very happy!

  • Comment number 90.

    I agree that it wasn't the right result. At least two or three (no names!) of the others should have gone before you. However the number of bloggers for the other contestants unfortunately gave a clue as to which way the wind was blowing. However some bloggers seem to make it a conversation between themselves and friends/family with not much content about the dancing. Haven't had time to read many and, having never blogged before, maybe that is what blogging is about. However it just seems that people want to ensure their favourite has the largest number of blogs so will write anything. Your bloggers always have something pertinent and encouraging to say.

    You were gracious in defeat Anita and it was lovely of you to console Brendan - I had noticed that also.

    Somehow the joy seems to have gone out of the competition. Don't know if I can bear to vote anymore!

    Interesting to find out from above that the results are pre-recorded. As soon as the telephone votes had been added to the other results after the Saturday show I guess? We had wondered that but didn't know how some of the audience could be trusted not to divulge the results.

    Hope that you don't give up dancing Anita and, as one of your others bloggers said, it would be good to see Brian dancing next year! He has obviously enjoyed watching and supporting you.

    Hope Robin is better soon.

  • Comment number 91.

    Hi Norma.

    Couldn't agree more with your first paragraph. Beautifully worded with much restraint, you nevertheless hit the nail on the head.

    I wonder if Brian will rise to the challenge? At least if he does he'll have an excellent partner to practice with after hours!

    Across the blogs there are many complimentary remarks for Anita. I don't think anyone has failed to notice her sense of fun, her sheer determination and her genuine humility. Appreciation well deserved.

  • Comment number 92.

    Thanks for info about the other blogs, lincolnduncan. It was lovely to read some of them, particularly those on the Anita Dobson Leaves SCD blog. I see you've posted there and have added a quick one myself just so that Anita can seen we're still thinking of her!

  • Comment number 93.

    I'm so going to miss these two.

    For me, Robin's been a great addition to the pro-dancing team and has brought the very best out of the two partner's he's had during the two season's he's been involved.

    I was very impressed with the way Anita's held herself after being voted out, great grace and poise and really good example of how to deal with defeat, having tried her very best..


  • Comment number 94.

    Assume Robin's foot infection has meant he couldn't take part in this year's ITT pro dancer botafogo challenge. Such a shame as I think he would have been rather good at it..

  • Comment number 95.

    Aww! Poor boy has got the flu' now too. No wonder he didn't botafogo.


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