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Report five leaves left December 18, 2015 6:29 PM GMT
Grandpa Love
Report hemsby December 18, 2015 6:29 PM GMT
It's like a Letters From Home episode Cry
Report five leaves left December 18, 2015 6:29 PM GMT
Blocked MD Devil
Report Makybe_Diva December 18, 2015 6:29 PM GMT
Sad
Report johnnyrant December 18, 2015 6:31 PM GMT
Hoping Kellie is booked for 4th so she won't be reprising her SW-themed Charleston Devil
Report five leaves left December 18, 2015 6:32 PM GMT
Unblocked MD. I'm a sucker for a sad face
Report Makybe_Diva December 18, 2015 6:33 PM GMT
Love
Report hemsby December 18, 2015 6:33 PM GMT
Kellie's husband looks about 15 Shocked
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:34 PM GMT
Couples' Fav Dance Choices

Jay & Aliona - PD to It's My Life 8 9 8 8 on 24th Oct
KK - Star Wars Charleston 8 8 8 8 on 10th Oct
GG - Chicago Charleston 8 10 10 10 on 14th Nov
Katie & Anton - VW to If I Can Dream 8 9 8 8 on 17th Oct
Report Makybe_Diva December 18, 2015 6:34 PM GMT
Lol, JR.

I didn't like their Star Wars theme.

I've never seen a Star Wars film.
Report five leaves left December 18, 2015 6:34 PM GMT
I might not be here much tomorrow. Pre Christmas family get together again

I have a new twitter system too Sad
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:34 PM GMT
me neither
Report hemsby December 18, 2015 6:34 PM GMT
Lightweights.
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:35 PM GMT
to MD, not to FLL
Report hemsby December 18, 2015 6:35 PM GMT
Lightweight.
Report johnnyrant December 18, 2015 6:35 PM GMT
Kellie is sly - banging on about 'learning a new dance' for her showdance like she's better than the others for learning a new dance. Along with the Star Wars choice, it's all a desperate attempt to win the audience over, as has been the case series-long. The pair of them are a couple of try-hards.
Report Makybe_Diva December 18, 2015 6:36 PM GMT
Leaves that is very bad timing.
Report Makybe_Diva December 18, 2015 6:37 PM GMT
DOD! Love
Report five leaves left December 18, 2015 6:37 PM GMT
If they make her wear heels she's fooked. That was the difference between last nights training clip and the previous one
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:38 PM GMT
who is that FLL, i missed last night's show
Report five leaves left December 18, 2015 6:39 PM GMT
KK's SD
Report hemsby December 18, 2015 6:39 PM GMT
OT...did you ever watch that programme I mentioned sq about Shane Lynch (and therfore the DOD story ?)
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:39 PM GMT
she struggles dancing it in heels?
Report Makybe_Diva December 18, 2015 6:40 PM GMT
Did they have a red button after show thing for last year's final?
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:40 PM GMT
no I didn't hems, totally forgot what the programme was called Blush.  Is it the sort of thing that will be repeated?
Report five leaves left December 18, 2015 6:41 PM GMT
It seems that way. I see she was training in flat shoes again in the clip they showed tonight. Last night the training was a shambles
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:41 PM GMT
hideous panel

bring back Mark Benton, Aled Jones and whoever the woman was that week.
Report johnnyrant December 18, 2015 6:41 PM GMT
Who the hell is this Tameka woman?
Report five leaves left December 18, 2015 6:41 PM GMT
Only the SD squares and the Lindyhop
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:41 PM GMT
EE ramper on the panel
Report hemsby December 18, 2015 6:41 PM GMT
It was a Ferne Briton programme Iirc....ill post the story in a mo to save you looking it up.
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:42 PM GMT
thanks hems
Report Makybe_Diva December 18, 2015 6:42 PM GMT
Disappointing panel.

Ruthie Henshall is ok.
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:42 PM GMT
pathetic pointless panel Angry
Report johnnyrant December 18, 2015 6:45 PM GMT
Welcome to tonight's panel, 'squares, hemsby and five leaves left'. Now that would be an ITT panel Laugh
Report Makybe_Diva December 18, 2015 6:45 PM GMT
Richard Madeley is very annoying.
Report five leaves left December 18, 2015 6:46 PM GMT
Laugh I wouldn't stop talking about Georgia
Report hemsby December 18, 2015 6:47 PM GMT
We would end up having a punch up Fig when I predict she will be out first Laugh
Report Makybe_Diva December 18, 2015 6:47 PM GMT
This Eastenders woman is frightful Crazy
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:47 PM GMT
probs wouldn't get a word in edgeways with hems there - it's part of his profession Grin
Report hemsby December 18, 2015 6:47 PM GMT
Laugh
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:47 PM GMT
i go quiet in amongst really talkative people
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:48 PM GMT
audience don't know that track
Report johnnyrant December 18, 2015 6:49 PM GMT
I'd expect you all to tear into the likes of K&K - would be great viewing Laugh
Report five leaves left December 18, 2015 6:49 PM GMT

Dec 18, 2015 -- 12:47PM, hemsby wrote:


We would end up having a punch up Fig when I predict she will be out first


I'd get the audience booing you hems Laugh

Report bearcub December 18, 2015 6:50 PM GMT
Miranda Love
Report hemsby December 18, 2015 6:50 PM GMT
You'd wind me up by mentioning Uber Laugh
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:50 PM GMT
ffs Miranda's ugly mug Angry
Report johnnyrant December 18, 2015 6:50 PM GMT
Oh ffs - they had to wheel out Miranda Cry
Report five leaves left December 18, 2015 6:50 PM GMT
I'd still be going on about how Gethin was robbed Blush
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:50 PM GMT
that would get me talking on the panel
Report Makybe_Diva December 18, 2015 6:51 PM GMT
You would all make a brilliant panel Laugh
Report hemsby December 18, 2015 6:51 PM GMT
...and me Jake Sad
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:51 PM GMT
Miranda being on all that time that was, not that bl00dy dreary Gethin
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:51 PM GMT
saw Jake on some TV show earlier in the week - You Saw Them Here First - or something similar, showing all his early TV roles when he had a shock of ginger hair
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:52 PM GMT
ffs - get her off
Report Makybe_Diva December 18, 2015 6:52 PM GMT
Miranda Love
Report johnnyrant December 18, 2015 6:52 PM GMT
You'd all go into the intricacies of leaderboard ordering and the blatant ramping/deramping, and managing of the public vote. Zoe's head would explode and Beeb viewers would be up in arms. It would be brilliant Laugh
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:53 PM GMT
i would be like a quiet mouse Blush
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:53 PM GMT
you need to be on the panel to get all gobby about all the controversy
Report five leaves left December 18, 2015 6:53 PM GMT
We'd get you tipsy on sherry beforehand
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:54 PM GMT
sherry - puke smiley thingy
Report Makybe_Diva December 18, 2015 6:54 PM GMT
No we don't want an hour show very day Crazy
Report hemsby December 18, 2015 6:54 PM GMT
....and then I'd put the meter on driving you back to HQ Cool
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:54 PM GMT
best panel ever
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:55 PM GMT
LOL hems
Report hemsby December 18, 2015 6:55 PM GMT
You'd find your voice when I told you the bill.
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:56 PM GMT
glimpse of Gethin for FLL
Report johnnyrant December 18, 2015 6:56 PM GMT
It's why they stick to these safe, populist tedious celeb bores to give their views and sit on the fence. 'You want the truth, you can't handle the truth' is the reality of anyone exposing the dark arts on one of these shows.
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:56 PM GMT
yes, like this Angry

and this Crazy
Report five leaves left December 18, 2015 6:57 PM GMT
I didn't even like Gethin. I just liked my green until the semi final Sad
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:57 PM GMT
Laugh
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:58 PM GMT
don't ever put Tameka from EE on the show
Report johnnyrant December 18, 2015 6:59 PM GMT
Not sure I'm too happy seeing Jay and Aliona mucking around dancing in the background. Get back to the training room God damn it Angry
Report squares December 18, 2015 6:59 PM GMT
bye for 2015 ITT Cry
Report five leaves left December 18, 2015 6:59 PM GMT
Sad
Report Makybe_Diva December 18, 2015 7:00 PM GMT
See all you tomorrow Love
Report five leaves left December 18, 2015 7:01 PM GMT
It is the best of these shows. The jungle one was good with Flackers and BOTS with Brand, but both have gone downhill now
Report squares December 18, 2015 7:01 PM GMT
totally
Report George Bailey December 18, 2015 7:01 PM GMT
Impression there was of a Georgia ramp and a Jay deramp. Probably just book talking.
Report five leaves left December 18, 2015 7:02 PM GMT
Book talking? I thought Jay wins with 50%+?
Report hemsby December 18, 2015 7:03 PM GMT
The DOD story I mentioned sq...

Shane Lynch was recalling the funeral of Stephen Gately.The band members met up on the day before when there was a ceremony of sorts at the church.Stephen's mum thanks them for coming and they all talk......turns out Stephen's mum is concerned about Stephen laying in the coffin overnight in the church,as he was always afraid of the dark.

All the band members agree that they will buy sleeping bags and some booze and spend their last night with Stephen sleeping on the floor of the church next to the coffin.It gets to late evening and they are all quite emotional,but also quite hungry as they have forgotten to bring any food.

At that point there is a knock on the church door,and in walks DOD carrying some Fish and Chips for everyone !

They spend the next couple of hours with DOD celebrating Stephen's life eating Fish and Chips and boozing in the church next to his coffin .
Report George Bailey December 18, 2015 7:04 PM GMT

Dec 18, 2015 -- 1:02PM, five leaves left wrote:


Book talking? I thought Jay wins with 50%+?


Yup but Georgia a big red so I see ramping for her

Report five leaves left December 18, 2015 7:08 PM GMT
I hope so too. Double the green, hoping to lay at half the price
Report George Bailey December 18, 2015 7:11 PM GMT
I can see a price crash in running with more ramping...better scores for her...flip side is I suspect most have made their mind up this time and consensus is Jay consistently undermarked so GG ramping factored in. Georgia likable and it might have been interesting.
Report squares December 18, 2015 7:28 PM GMT
smashing story hems Happy
Report Henry VIII December 18, 2015 9:08 PM GMT
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/maths/2015/12/18/norman-biggs-strictly-not-dancing/

George interesting link. Reading quickly through it I realise that it would take me too long to check his maths (any mathematicians here?). But, assuming a maths prof has got it right, his conclusions reached seem ignorant. You could put the following to him:

"It is to maximise the number of people who watch the show."
If the BBC really were as pure and simple as that they’d create transparency so that a professor of maths wouldn’t need to spend hours merely in order to scratch the surface.

"As we shall see, in the later stages of the competition, when the number  is small (and the public tends to put less weight on the judges’ comments), significant conclusions can be made."

I think what he means in his brackets is and the public vote is less in line with the judges marks which, if so, is completely different.

"It follows that the judges would have been more likely to prevail if their scores had been converted into points in the more usual way."

I think he’s trying to say that if it was scored so that the judges were unable to create a tie the judges wishes would be more fairly matched against the public wishes and therefore more likely to prevail.  (Simple to stop ties: an overall tie would then lead to eg grading on the most individual top marks, another tie in which would lead to grading on something else etc, so that an overall tie was impossible). And that seems to be his final conclusion. However he assumes that the judges marks are straight, simple and honest when in fact they can, and probably do, create ties on purpose.
Report George Bailey December 18, 2015 10:13 PM GMT
Can someone explain Henry's explanatory post? Thanks.....only joking Henry Love
Report five leaves left December 18, 2015 10:57 PM GMT
It's basically a complicated way of saying that it's easier for those at the bottom of the LB escaping the dance-off if there are ties. Ever since they changed the system after the Chambers fiasco
Report George Bailey December 18, 2015 11:20 PM GMT
Got that bit....delicious irony of Len confirming the judge's role is to get the "right" people to the final but having a format that mitigates against that
Report Henry VIII December 19, 2015 3:54 AM GMT
Grin

The real question is should taxpayer's money fund academic bolllocks?
Report George Bailey December 19, 2015 9:36 AM GMT
I did a degree in Specials Betting and my thesis was "the role of MEMS in deciding specials winners pre and post app voting" so yes it should fund something as useful as that.
Report Henry VIII December 22, 2015 8:24 AM GMT
http://www.tellymix.co.uk/reality-tv/strictly-come-dancing/245187-aliona-vil...
Report five leaves left December 22, 2015 12:50 PM GMT
Sad
Report lookingon December 22, 2015 1:33 PM GMT
Look on the bright side.....at least it's not Gleb Happy
Report timbuctooth January 23, 2016 4:54 PM GMT
How many regular posters on here? We`ll call it 30
How many irregular posters on here? We`ll call it 30, too
How many post, but very rarely, on here? We`ll call it 50
How many lurkers? Plenty

So, at a very rough guess, 110 readers, and plenty of lurkers on this mighty fine forum, and YOU are one of them. 110 people who selflessly share their information and (in some cases, at least!) highly informed views. Indeed, as a whole, this select group is probably, pound for pound, amongst the very most successful groups of punters in the world. And YOU are able to benefit from all of this. FOR PHUCKING FREE!!!

Instead of being a selfish and ungrateful bast@rd, how about showing just the smallest bit of appreciation for their efforts?

We are currently in the `Judging Stage` of the `Specials Forumite Of The Year 2015` So far, only a handful of posters have voted. With voting being suspended tomorrow night, that`s a pitiful number. We all spent hundreds, even thousands of hours on here during 2015, yet YOU can`t think of one good post/thread/train/poster that doesn`t deserve even something as simple as your vote? Come on, play the game!

No `reg` can get away without voting, the very absence of your post will be a highly visible slap in the face to all of your friends on here. As you will notice, I`ve posted this on numerous threads, so no `I didn`t know` bollox, thank you very much! 30-odd regs equals 30+ votes, a reasonable sample. So do it. NOW! Yes, and you non-regs. Yes, and you lurkers. DO IT NOW!!!

OK, if you can`t do it now, you want to ponder it all, to give due consideration to this weighty decision, vote before tomorrow night, at least!

If you can`t be bothered to spend a few minutes to pay for what you received in 2015, you can rev up and PHUCK RIGHT OFF!!!!!




Bullet point;

Voters = Decent humans .
Non-voters = UNGRATEFUL SELFISH BAST@RDS!!!!!
Report squares March 8, 2016 8:57 AM GMT
Pro-dancer Tristan won't be returning.

No doubt KfG and all the other relatives will be :(
Report mach June 28, 2016 12:46 PM BST
new dancers Katya JonesLoveLove  Oksana PlateroLoveLove
Report squares June 28, 2016 2:05 PM BST
LoveLove
Report timbuctooth June 28, 2016 2:55 PM BST
Time for a new thread, squares?
Steve Allen on LBC reporting Judge Rinder is in, and probably Yvette Fielding.
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