Strictly Shocking - Katya Virshilas has been axed from the pro dancer line up in favour of some other lady pro the producers hope will shake things up. Katya has only been with the show for three seasons, partnering Phil Tufnell, Gavin Henson and Dan Lobb, finishing 5th with Gavin in 2010. Good luck to her and whatever projects she pursues next. *UPDATE* According to The Sun, the new pro is Karen Hauer, a So You Think You Can Dance alumni and Mambo world champion, currently touring with Burn The Floor.
According to most of the press, ex-England cricket captain Michael Vaughan has signed up for the next series. However, according to the Metro, he's denied this. Slow news day? Expect a lot more like that before September.
Christine Bleakley is shocked, shocked, I say, at how competitive the athletes taking part in the Dancing On Ice challenge are. That's the thing about those pesky competitive athlete types, always wanting to be the best and win stuff. I dunno *facepalm*
The Voice has cancelled its live tour due to poor ticket sales. Trying to run before they could walk, is all this is. SCD, DOI and X-F didn't begin their tours straight away: Reggie is right in saying it's unfair to compare the new show with the established giants. As for Leanne not having a hit: One word - demographics. I loved her, but I don't do downloads. The audience for The Voice and the audiences for X-Factor and BGT are completely different, bar a few sad souls like me. So let's just all calm down and allow The Voice to grow naturally. By the way, Will.i.am gave half a million quid of his fee to the Princes Trust. So, no pressure X-Factor judges ...
Andrew Lloyd-Webber begins the hunt for his Jesus Christ Superstar lead on ITV1 next month. Which is fab cos I've been wondering what to blog about till Strictly begins.