Posted: 12/09/2017 at 19:13
The Frank & Peggy Spencer formation team was a sight to behold! My cousin was a member, so, when we watched the (old format) Strictly Come Dancing, we always felt duty-bound to support the South East, represented by their formations!
It was generally good fun, although I hated the dresses in the ballroom dances - ". . . and here is Betty, who sewed on the 1,000 sequins herself, on the million yards of net" Ugh - they were huge and ungainly. At least the modern costumes, still glittery, of course, are less voluminous!
I know that I shall be frustrated by all the hype, the silly lighting, the unrecognisable music and swooping camera shots. I know that there will be the contestants with two left feet, who face either the "fun" public vote or early doors - but it is still something to be enjoyed through the dark days of autumn!
And I have no idea who a lot of the celebrities are. At the end of the day, it probably doesn't matter. Last year's "Singin' in the Rain" number was my personal favourite. I hope there is another stand-out performance this year, too.