Sunday, 9 August 2015

Rumour has it...

Roll up those sparkly sleeves boys and girls, Strictly Season is upon us once again! Maybe we're getting old, but it's come around quickly this year, or maybe the BBC will one day have us preparing for the show in March. It could go either way. Anyway, once more into the sparkly breach my dear friends...

It's the Loga...sorry, it's the Redknapps
As ever, the usual formula seems to apply this year - popstars, soapstars, TV
presenters, sports people I've never heard of, we all know the drill. Although, there are strong rumours this year of the married couple factor returning - Louise and Jamie Redknapp appear to be on the cards! Oh and Kevin-from-Grimbsy and Karen have just got married, that's pretty handy-dandy. The BBC have tried so hard to get a couple once again, I'm surprised we've not ended up with Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee. Louise is probably quite good, Jamie will most likely be keen but awkward. Gosh, we really are set for history repeating itself, let's party like it's 2007!

Also in the world of couples, the Richard and Judy rumour surfaced yet again. AGAIN. There is no way in hell Judy is ever going on the show, but I feel like Richard is straining at the leash once more. He's said no again, apparently because the family said it would be too it just me, or shouldn't being related to Richard Madeley make you immune to embarrassment? They must have a pretty high tolerance, adding sequins surely wouldn't make it that much worse?

Also in the category of people who have said no, Piers Morgan has apparently turned down a bucketload of cash. Oh dear. What a shame. Also, Louis Walsh - was that ever a real rumour, or just typical tabloid X Factor-related tosh? I can just see him in a sparkly cardigan telling Craig he looks like a mini Julian Clary. If we get any of these guys in place of the Tom Ellis rumour (in what-I-call 'the seriously hot man get him in a tux right now' contestant) then there will be riots on the streets of SCD Twitter.

Although saying that, we do apparently have a more solid rumour for the slightly older gentleman. I present you with...Andrew Ridgeley from Wham! A lot of women seemed to be excited by this rumour, we were quite happy to be slightly too young and only vaguely aware of who he was. Clover didn't realise there was anyone other than George Michael in Wham and thought Andrew was a human prop. Bring it on, I say, he's musical and is no stranger to spangles. Ooh it feels good to roll out the word 'spangle' again...

But we do need more ladies, rumours of female contestants seem to be a bit thin on the ground again this year (reality stars' agents saying they would 'love to do SCD' does not count). The Michelle Keegan rumour has popped up now and again, but I think the moment's passed, although fellow Corrie star Georgia May Foote could appear in her place to fill the sexy young soap star slot. Elsewhere, on the popstar front we've had Jamelia suggested, which could be fun because she's as mad as a box of frogs. Michelle Heaton from Liberty X has also seen her name go back and forth, but I don't think anyone really cares.

And finally, I have left what appears to be this series most likely contestant until last. Everyone's favourite orange Australian...Peter Andre! Whether you like him or not, it's just such a perfect fit I don't see how it's not going to happen. With some sort of cringe-worthy samba to Mysterious Girl and a million interviews in the tabloids.

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