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The People's Strictly: Seeking deserving dancers
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00:56 26 Sep 2014
Wow what about a summer show for everyday people
09:28 25 Sep 2014
well we are nearly there so looking forward to it
12:50 22 Sep 2014
I would love to see Joanne and Dan the parents of Millie from Millies Trust take part they have had such trauma in their lives and their work and efforts are truly amazing
12:34 22 Sep 2014
It's a great idea, as I too would like to see some ordinary people have a chance. I always find the idea of deserving people a bit difficult to decide on. Not everyone has the opportunity to do great things, or work for charity etc, but there are a lot of people that are just good parents, hard workers who would love the chance to be strictlified and learn to dance. Lets hope that this programme is a success and that the BBC might consider a series for ordinary people. Sorry I never saw the previous show, I am Strictly mad and so can't believe I missed it. Was it well published?
19:02 19 Sep 2014
Rubyrabbit, if you are a community nurse who is helping people every day in and out of work, get your friends, colleagues and patients to nominate you. This is what the nominations are about, not just people who have done something amazing, but people who go out of their way every day, in and out of work, to help others.
If they had a non celebrity show it wouldn't be for Comic Relief which this show is. Maybe in the future they will have a non celebrity show, but this show is about people being selfless so get people to nominate you. You can but try.
18:57 19 Sep 2014
I'm all for the decision. You have to have criteria otherwise it becomes just another 'Britains got talent' or 'X factor' type show where thousands upon thousands of people enter and it's takes months of witting it down to just 10 or 20 people. Having criteria makes that process shorter.
You are also all forgetting something quite fundamental. This is about Comic Relief and doing something funny and selfless to raise funds for people in need. It's about changing people's lives. So it's quite right that the BBC want those that are nominated to be be people that have changed other peoples lives.
If you want ballroom dancing lessons, go take ballroom dancing lessons, this is about being selfless and putting someone else first. Someone special.
06:44 17 Sep 2014
From the first ever show, I have said I would love to do this! I am a community nurse who has three children and a husband. I haven't done anything extra-ordinary in my life but I help people every day at work and out of work. I have occasionally done things for charity but I guess it would be nothing significant enough to make me worthy of a place on strictly. It would be an absolute dream come true for me. Why is it that you say it is open to the 'public' yet obviously not everybody will get the opportunity to apply. This is so unfair. I think they should have a non-celebrity show, it would be far more interesting to see people who are not used to the lime light and performing to learn to dance amazingly in front of the public's eyes. Why are these opportunities only ever for "celebrities or people who have "done something amazing"???
19:52 14 Sep 2014
Thousands upon thousands of us would love to have a go. I think the problem may be simply that! Quite tricky to choose if there is a criteria of some sort at the outset. I bet there will still be thousands of people who will apply. It still needs to be entertaining, watchable and relevant TV for the BBC to broadcast. Can't wait for the new series. Celebrities known or unknown and the great professionals. Favourites and 'villains'. Bring it on!
12:50 14 Sep 2014
Fantastic to see that the public can finally get their chance on this amazing show, but why just focus on the 'well deserving/inspiring'? Yes, I'm all up for recognising the work of others who do amazing things for others, but I know there are thousands of super fans of strictly who would kill to get the chance to be a part of this show!!!
If it is just for the 'sob stories' then I think this is kind of ridiculous. With all the terrible and tragic things going on in this world right now, the last thing we need is another reality tv show, filled with sob stories.
We need some cheering up. Not something that's going to bring us down and make us cry. - I for one have done too much crying these days! Need some happy, smiley times :)
23:26 13 Sep 2014
I agree with others, this should be open to all types of people including myself who loves strictly. I may not work for a large organisation as a charity worker or work as a doctor etc but I have done my fair share if good. I am inspiring to my 3 beautiful children whom I have acted as doctor, nurse, teacher, financier etc I have frequently given to charities and raised money for charities. So why not give everyone the chance. As a previous comment mentioned, people of all aspects of life have had trails and tribulations throughout their lives that they have had to overcome and some harder then others, which proves all people are inspiring not just a select few!
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