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Strictly Come Dancing 2020
the contestants
#1
The Blokes

Jason Bell - No idea

Jamie Laing - Groan

Hrvy - Grrrrr!

Bill Bailey - GRRRRRRRRR!

JJ Chalmers - No idea

Max George - GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!


The Birds


Ranvir Singh - Love Ranvir!

Clara Amfo - No idea

Caroline Quentin - Oh dear

Jacqui Smith - OH DEAR

Maisie Smith - No idea

Nicola Adams - Yay!
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#2
Oh I assumed JJ Chalmers was Judith,

Has she had a sex change?  KatiePrice
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#3
I know people always say, oh the line up this year is shit, but eventually grow to love them and if that happens I'm happy to quote this post and admit I was wrong in a few months but as it stands right now. That line up is shit.



I really enjoy watching the pros though (some of which are more famous than the celebs these days). I'm so glad that smug Kevin has left too, will make it much more enjoyable to watch. I also love the pro group dances and last year had some incredible ones and I can't wait to see what they do this year.


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#4
Can any of them dance? Confused 

(05-09-2020, 12:11 PM)Andy Wrote: I really enjoy watching the pros though

They're the only ones worth watching if you want to see some dancing. Approve
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#5
(05-09-2020, 10:39 AM)Ollie2UK Wrote: Oh I assumed JJ Chalmers was Judith,
JJ is a very handsome former Marine turned TV Presenter by way of the Invictus Games.  His injuries may make lifts a problem but I still think he could do well.   

Adore Caroline Q so hope she' lasts a few weeks.  I think she, Bill & Jamie will be the ones to have the best banter with the Judges (Craig).  

The rest will need to win me over!
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#6
It's time the prog was give the chop, I want to see something new on TV not the same old crap that ITV & BBC churn out every season.
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#7
Does anybody know how the economics of the show work?
Who pays the pro for all of those scores and scores of hours of practice with the contestant plus the final show?
The show or the contestant pays?
Top ballroom pros get $200-$300/hour.
It's very lucrative business for the pro.
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#8
(07-09-2020, 12:17 AM)Parsifal Wrote: Does anybody know how the economics of the show work?
Who pays the pro for all of those scores and scores of hours of practice with the contestant plus the final show?
The show or the contestant pays?
Top ballroom pros get $200-$300/hour.
It's very lucrative business for the pro.

Why would the contestant pay when they can get the great British TV licence payer to foot the bill instead.
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#9
(07-09-2020, 12:50 AM)9in Wrote:
(07-09-2020, 12:17 AM)Parsifal Wrote: Does anybody know how the economics of the show work?
Who pays the pro for all of those scores and scores of hours of practice with the contestant plus the final show?
The show or the contestant pays?
Top ballroom pros get $200-$300/hour.
It's very lucrative business for the pro.

Why would the contestant pay when they can get the great British TV licence payer to foot the bill instead.

The same question applies the to American version Dancing With the Stars which is not broadcast on a government channel.

I did competition ballroom dancing for many years (amateur) and understand something about how the business works.  The pros/coaches charge by the hour ($$$); actually 45 or 50-min sessions. Wink  It's possible that with SCD and DWTS the pro is paid a lump sum for each competition.  But given their regular hourly rates it will be a hefty sum. (Otherwise they'll stay home and coach their regular standing students.)

Assuming that SCD and DWTS operate on similar models, who pays the pros?  They are independents and not employees of the station.
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#10
(07-09-2020, 01:36 AM)Parsifal Wrote: The same question applies the to American version Dancing With the Stars which is not broadcast on a government channel.

I did competition ballroom dancing for many years (amateur) and understand something about how the business works.  The pros/coaches charge by the hour ($$$); actually 45 or 50-min sessions. Wink  It's possible that with SCD and DWTS the pro is paid a lump sum for each competition.  But given their regular hourly rates it will be a hefty sum.  (Otherwise they'll stay home and coach their regular standing students.)

Assuming that SCD and DWTS operate on similar models, who pays the pros?  They are independents and not employees of the station.

That's all fair enough, but I don't think it'd be reasonable to ask the contestant to be the one paying, which was your original question. No matter whether the pro is being paid a lump sum or by the hour, the contestant isn't going to be the one out of pocket.
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#11
(07-09-2020, 01:55 AM)9in Wrote:
(07-09-2020, 01:36 AM)Parsifal Wrote: The same question applies the to American version Dancing With the Stars which is not broadcast on a government channel.

I did competition ballroom dancing for many years (amateur) and understand something about how the business works.  The pros/coaches charge by the hour ($$$); actually 45 or 50-min sessions. Wink  It's possible that with SCD and DWTS the pro is paid a lump sum for each competition.  But given their regular hourly rates it will be a hefty sum.  (Otherwise they'll stay home and coach their regular standing students.)

Assuming that SCD and DWTS operate on similar models, who pays the pros?  They are independents and not employees of the station.

That's all fair enough, but I don't think it'd be reasonable to ask the contestant to be the one paying, which was your original question. No matter whether the pro is being paid a lump sum or by the hour, the contestant isn't going to be the one out of pocket.

That could very well be.  It makes sense.  But consider also that for the celebrity, any publicity is good publicity (as they like to say in Hollywood).
So what's the incentive for these people (some more famous than others) to endure days on days of grueling practice (believe me, it's not fun - they can't dance in case you've noticed)?
Just wondering about all of that.

Sorry to have distracted from the admiration of the new lineup.
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#12
(07-09-2020, 12:17 AM)Parsifal Wrote: Does anybody know how the economics of the show work?
Who pays the pro for all of those scores and scores of hours of practice with the contestant plus the final show?
The show or the contestant pays?
Top ballroom pros get $200-$300/hour.
It's very lucrative business for the pro.

I heard the pros get a very modest fee of about £50k per series in the UK, it's the BBC remember. Then they make extra on top from advertising deals, TV appearances, private coaching and touring - the official Strictly tour and also a lot of them tend to all have their own tours too. The contestant doesn't pay anything, they get paid a fee too. A much higher one.

It seems to vary quite a lot how much training each couple does and there doesn't seem to be any rules. For example a soap actor working 60 hours a week has to find time to train on top of those hours, whereas other celebs might have completely cleared their schedules and have nothing else to do could be training every day and every evening.  I've always thought it would be much fairer for each couple to only be allowed a certain number of hours training per week/per dance.
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#13
Thank you Andy.  That's very insightful.  Approve
£50k is indeed modest.  If you figure, say, 80 hours of training over two weeks (2x40) that comes out to £62.50/hour, well below their regular coaching rate.  But with everything else plus the publicity I can see the appeal.

The man who made my tailsuit (for competitions) had a dance costume business and was also a professional dancer and coach.  When he won a spot on DWTS some years ago his wife (also a professional dancer) was very excited about it.  It is highly valued and very competitive.
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#14
I shit you not, Diane Abbott turned down SCD.


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#15
(07-09-2020, 04:28 PM)veeeight Wrote: I shit you not, Diane Abbott turned down SCD.

It's reasonable.  Technically the training is (should be) intense and grueling.
But if you watch carefully, the contestants don't really do much while the pros dance around them.
But even then, a couple of weeks of intense training can be quite strenuous (especially for someone who can't dance).
It's not for everyone.

(The judges are very generous in their appraisals.  VERY! Wink)
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#16
I've never watched it, but may this year for Max George & HVRY.
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#17
knew this would happen.....


Family who watched same-sex couple on Strictly now all gay
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#18
(25-10-2020, 11:43 AM)ladsnet Wrote: knew this would happen.....


Family who watched same-sex couple on Strictly now all gay

That poor family.

Sorry, I mean "us poor gays having to put up with said family."

One thing I will say is, watching the same-sex couple, there was genuinely something powerful in it. I didn't think the dancing was amaze, but the statement and the warmth behind is absolutely glorious.
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#19
https://www.ok.co.uk/tv/reality/strictly...e-22934437

so who do we think?
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#20
Bill Bailey ?
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