Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Snippets: Strictly Come Dancing; The Voice

Latest gossip says that Girls Aloud's Kimberley Walsh has signed up for Strictly, along with former model and rock star squeeze, Jerry Hall and The Great British Bake Off's Paul Hollywood.

And The Voice is set to cut down on the live shows and show more chair swivelling. We're a funny lot aren't we? We'd rather watch chairs swivel than hear people sing a song all the way through. But the funniest moments did happen then, so I'm not going to argue :)

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Snippets: Strictly Come Dancing; X-Factor

Dancing With The Stars professional dancer, Lacey Schwimmer, has been choreographing for the Strictly pros. As reported previously, the launch show will be on September 15th, with the first live show scheduled for October 5th.

Chris Hoy and other sports stars to mentor on the X-Factor? Not according to the man himself! Although, while they couldn't advise on showbusiness, I bet their contestants would be the fittest, mentally and physically, and we'd see a much better calibre of performance - it's not as daft an idea as it sounds!

Monday, 20 August 2012

Snippets: Strictly Come Dancing on Ice

Olympic rower Mark Hunter is another of Team GB's medallists linked with swapping the red, white and blue lycra for fuschia, silver and azure lycra with added sequins, on the next series of Strictly, while new judge Darcy  Bussell is releasing a coffee table book to coincide with the start of the series. 'A Life in Pictures' is available from September 1st.

More celebs rumoured for Dancing on Ice include chef Nigella Lawson, winter Olympic champ Amy Williams, former Strictly contestant, Diarmuid Gavin and champion boxer Steve Collins.

Keep up with the news as it develops on both series with their respective websites: Strictly Come Dancing/ Dancing on Ice.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Snippets: Superstar; Strictly Come Dancing on Ice; X-Factor

Superstar hopeful Jon Moses has landed the part of Prince Valiant in a Christmas production of Sleeping Beauty.

Strictly Come Dancing's Brendan Cole to the rescue! Brendan stopped a pick pocket ruining a girl's day, when he stepped in on the action on the underground.

Apparently, Strictly, Dancing on Ice, I'm A Celebrity and everything else is fighting over our Olympic stars. Strictly appears to be the favourite to get most of them, with Rebecca Adlington, Victoria Pendleton and Beth Tweddle all hinting at the BBC show, according to the national media. Even Bradley Wiggins has been linked, together with Lizzie Armistead and Ben Ainslie. Other rumours include Dannii Minogue, Chris Evans, Nicky Byrne and Fern Britton (again!), Charlie Brooks and Sid Owen, Michael Vaughan and BGT winner, Ashleigh Butler, minus Pudsey. And Noel Gallagher was apparently too busy or he'd have loved to do it. It's unclear what tone that was said in. And, there's also Amy Williams, our winter Olympian, Sian Williams and the legend that is Ronnie O'Sullivan. Can you imagine having a total sport line up? How many hours of training would that lot tot up as they all try to beat each other?

Those tipped for Dancing on Ice include Tara Palmer-Tompkinson, Glenn Hoddle, Jodie Marsh, Matt Lapinskas - and Jedward, who will appear "separately". I'm trying to get my head around how they'd skate together - without a professional each? *facepalm*

According to Telly Mix, Darcy Bussell has been given a crash course in ballroom dancing so she doesn't put two left feet in it during the next series of Strictly - which is reportedly not returning to the Mecca of ballroom dancing, Blackpool Tower this year due to the "mammoth logistical exercise." The new series is set to begin in mid September.

Telly rival, the X-Factor, will be with us at 8pm on Saturday, August 18th, with Nicole Scherzinger replacing Kelly Rowland. Gary, Tulisa and Louis all returning.

Claudia Winkleman has confirmed she won't be doing It Takes Two but will be back for the Results Show.