Posted: 01/10/2014 at 14:00
I quite like this from today's paper:
"Final knockings at Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday night and irritable head judge Len Goodman finally snapped at the oohers and booers in the crowd: “Why pick on the old man?”
Well, Len. It’s quite simple. The old man everyone used to pick on has left the building, and I’m afraid you were next in line.
Dear old Bruce Forsyth. I never thought I’d say this, but I’m already missing him a little. And Strictly is missing him a lot.
For all the Autocue slip-ups, the dreadful jokes and the cringey banter, Brucie brought a decorum to proceedings which, it would now appear, we all took for granted at the time.
I’m not saying Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman are anything like a total disaster, but you have to wonder why the BBC decided Tess should lead their dance. I have no problem with a female partnership hosting the BBC’s flagship show. I have even less desire to set the two ladies against each other – if I had I would’ve probably pointed out in the previous paragraph that Tess is the elder of the two. (Yeah, almost three years apparently.)
It just baffles me why Tess was ever promoted to the role of chief cheerleader in the first place."