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“Strictly” returns – and so does Monsieur Joël

Strictly Come Dancing presenters Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly Photo: BBC

So, Strictly Come Dancing is back this week, and this time I have even heard of most of the contestants.  Not that it matters much if I don’t know who they are at the start of each series, because by halfway through I can’t help knowing about all of them – and having a couple of favourites.

There are lots of good things about Strictly Come Dancing, quite apart from the real excitement of seeing people start out about as good at dancing as I am, and develop into wonderfully graceful movers a few weeks later.  For a start there’s Bruce Forsyth’s “I’m in charge” corny-ness, which takes me straight back to the days when TV variety programmes were a sort of updated Music Hall.  Bruce is such a safe pair of hands as a compere because he’s done it all and seen it all before, so although he encourages the impression Continue reading ““Strictly” returns – and so does Monsieur Joël” »