Posted: 14/10/2016 at 19:27
The reason why I sometimes hesitate to post in general and this thread in particular is because it is so easy for feelings to run high, and be expressed in a way that seems to disrespect others.
I am saddened that Will Young has left Strictly; I thought that his Bollywood fusion Salsa was spectacular. I looked forward to seeing more of his talents, but sadly it is not to be.
I don't read the "redtops" and don't make assumptions. I just think/hope that we, the audience, can move on.
Personally I thought that Singin' in the Rain was wonderful. I thought nearly all the dances were beyond expectation at so early a stage in the competition. I really cannot remember an evening watching the TV that has engaged me so much.
I suggest that we move beyond the personal interpretations (others may very well not agree with me, for example, and that's fair enough) and raise our standards above personal invective. We love Strictly. This year's competition seems better than any that have gone before (and I've avidly watched them all)
So - Saturday beckons. Pick up your popcorn/pizza/canapés/Prosecco/plonk-in-a-box*
Enjoy the dances and keep smiling!!!
*Delete whichever is not applicable