Thursday, 20 October 2011

My Strictly Secret


Strictly Come Dancing is back on our screens.
I’m as happy as Len with a ten.
Cause for three months I’ll tango and jive in my dreams
With the Strictly Professional men.
I’ll dress up in sequins, a basque made of lace,
High heels and a teeny tight skirt,
Doing chasses and flicks with a smile on my face
Cause not one single muscle will hurt.
Now, I know that a dream should remain strictly that
But this dream is a much longed-for goal.
It's to dance a routine with a cane and a hat
In the arms of that cute Brendan Cole.

EXPLANATIONS [for those who need them!]: Strictly Come Dancing in the UK is similar to Dancing with the Stars in the US. It runs for about three months and I blogged about it last year here

Brendan Cole with
Lisa Snowdon in 2008
Len is one of the judges and he doesn’t often award the top mark of a ten. Brendan Cole, one of the Professionals, is pictured left...  enough said!

Celebrities are paired with professional dancers and have to perform a dance each week. It’s tough, not least because they have to wear gloriously skimpy, glitzy outfits [and that’s just the men!]The public votes for their favourite couple and each week the least popular is voted off.

The main show is on a Saturday evening. The results show is on Sunday and every week day there’s a half hour show giving an update on training and interviewing the couples. So you see I’m quite contented for the next three months. My TV viewing is sorted.


20 comments:

  1. Lovely poem.I love strictly and my dream would be to dance a walz with Anton and I have to have a gorgeous ballgown...if only...

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  2. Hi Cassam, we can but dream *gazes glassy-eyed into middle distance*

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  3. A remember a few seasons ago Buzz Aldrin, the astronaut, was on the US version. He was fun to watch, but I've never been a big fan of celebrity shows. I prefer the talent ones. After the first few of the season. I could do without seeing the tryouts.

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  4. Good dancing is always a joy to watch...just like any other athletic competition.

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  5. The last time I watched this was when Julian Clary was on it. Maybe I should give it another go now I've stopped watching that other thing on ITV :-)

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  6. I really enjoyed your poem! I love Dancing With The Stars, so I understand why you feel the same way about the British version. Have fun in your "teeny tight skirt!" BTW, I included a long overdue thank you on my blog. Thanks again!

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  7. Fab! You keep right on dreaming, we all have to dream. Hugs x Oh and I love that glitter ball!

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  8. Sounds like you are a fan!

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  9. That poem is as fun as watching the pros dance, Rosalind. I love the rhythm. You've definitely got it. I can picture you gliding across the floor with your cane and hat.

    Shabbat shalom,
    xoRobyn

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  10. Hi Ros .. I enjoy watching occasionally - it's light and entertaining and the judges are great! The celebreties achieve wonderful standards ... I can't dance - so would be lost! We could have a bloggers' contest?! Cheers and enjoy the build up to Christmas via Strictly .. Hilary

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  11. My Mom & Dad, who were both excellent dancers in their day, love Strictly Come Dancing and won't miss a programme. I hardly watch TV at all, so only catch the occasional glimpse when I'm visiting them. :)

    Judy, South Africa

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  12. Enjoy the dancing, Ros. Lovely poem. When I watch this stuff I imagine I don't have two left feet. *sob* I always wished I could dance. Really dance. Not just fake it.

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  13. Enjoy yourself! I love that you're a groupie! :)

    Amy

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  14. (And I mean "groupie" in the nicest sense of that word. I just looked it up and realized it didn't mean exactly what I thought it meant ... and I call myself a writer! Sheesh!)

    :)

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  15. I guess Len flies back and forth to judge both shows and the guy is almost my age!! You have to admire the guy. I love Dancing With the Stars and I certainly loved your poem.

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  16. Love your poem! I'm not into Strictly because I usually watch the X Factor, but I'm rapidly becoming tired of the judge antics. I may start watching the dancing after all!

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  17. Great poem. Maybe every Saturday night programme needs its own poem?

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