I'm so sad about Graziano and Gorka (especially Gorka since we'd gotten to know him more) but also looking forward to seeing Johannes and Neil on the show. I wonder why the decisions were made? I know some people have said for Gorka it was a height thing but there's at least three women who would have been short enough for him? (And like you, I thought he'd be paired with Alex)
Hi, yes the press are reporting that height is why both Gorka ( not enough short celebs) and Graziano ( not tall enough for some women celebs ) have not been made part of the main cast. And like you I also thought that there were enough shorter women that Gorka would get a partner, but i think that because he has just had a baby that he may have asked not to have a partner so that he can concerntrate on his new family, which I love and totally makes sense. However, I am so excited to see Neil & Johannes, I have been hoping Neil would get a partner every series since he joined so I’m really happy. And Johannes seems like such a lovely guy so I’m glad we are going to get to see more of him. I think this series is going to be great I just can’t wait for the show to actually start now!
Yesterday I went and saw the Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals Tour, and it was absolutely amazing!
Each dancer got to talk about their experience on Strictly as well as their background and how they got into dancing. We got t9 learn a little but more abou them all which was lovely. They also showed bits from the show including some of the funniest moments, the most dramatic as well as a montage of Blackpool performances.
The dancers were Dianne, Karen, Nadiya, Katya, Oti, Neil, AJ, Gorka, Pasha and Giovanni. And they were all fantastic (as always)
The highlights for me were;
. Giovanni – he was so funny and had some great interaction with the audience and his performance was absolutely stunning.
.Oti – It was a joy to get to see her dance, she is just phenomenal and didn’t put a foot wrong.
. The singers – Patrick Smyth and Alison Jiear were outstanding! Such incredible voices and they interacted with the dances and were incorporated in the routines which was brilliant to see and much better that them just standing at the back with the band
. Pasha’s farewell – Nadiya came out and delivered a lovely speech about Pasha, he then performed some of his best bits including the Charleston he performed with Caroline Flack and the Salsa he did with Ashley last year. At the end of his performance he received a standing ovation from the entire theatre.
It was a brilliantly put together show, very well thought out and a lovely concept. And the dancers were all fantastic, you could see that the were loving performing all together and talking about there pasts and Strictly.