I am not a big watcher of TV. I watch the odd documentary and a few dramas and I'll watch stuff like QI, Have I Got News for You and Mock the week.
I DO NOT DO REALITY TV....
well ok I watch Strictly Come Dancing (there is an American version called Dancing with the Stars) and I'm not sure why. There is something faintly nostalgic about it, a throw back to a bygone age? And no one is doing it to win millions.
I will admit that some of the female dancers are seriously FIT.
but overall its good wholesome entertainment. And the occasional pompous celeb getting there egos pricked is always fun.
There has been some controversy (who could forget John Sergeantgate).
This year one of the longterm judges, Arlene Phillips , has been replaced. The reason is to attract a younger audience, Phillips is in her 60's and her replacement Alesha Dixon is young and attractive. The problem is Phillips is vastly experienced coreographer whereas Dixon is a singer whose claim to fame is being a winning celeb on the show. The hardcore fans are up in arms about this claiming ageism and that Dixon doesn't have the dance knowledge to act as a judge. All hard to disagree with. Dixon's comments were a bit banale Friday and Saturday I thought.
Still the programme is great fun even if the public unaccoutably kept Joe Calzaghe (who was hopeless) and Lynda Bellingham out of the bottom two. And to compound it the judges saved the wrong one!! Some twitter friends of mine were outraged that their fave dancer was out!