“Strictly Come Dancing” 2018 started on Saturday, 8 September on BBC One in the UK. That means in a few weeks, you should expect to see it on BBC BRIT on DStv.
Whilst the contestants are usually relatively unknown to us here in Nigeria, we begin to pick out favourites as the show progresses.
2017 “Strictly Come Dancing” finalist, Debbie McGee was a favourite from the beginning of the show. At 59, her flexibility and moves were simply, A-MAZ-ING! Paraphrasing the words of Chinua Achebe, “McGee came almost fully made”. McGee also reminded us that age is nothing but a number – you can do anything. We were also very pleased that “Strictly Come Dancing” helped her heal from the loss of her husband. McGee’s husband Paul Daniels, passed on about a year before she participated in the show.
Furthermore, we love “Strictly” for the diversity of the contestants. Age, race, colour and creed are no barriers to participating in “Strictly Come Dancing”. As a result, we have seen sports personalities, actors, radio and television presenters, members of parliament and even clergy men do the “Jive”, “Chachacha”, ‘Tango” and many other dance routines.
Above all, we love “Strictly” judges; Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel-Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and new addition, Shirley Ballas. Bruno’s dramatics and Craigs unapologetic straight-talking keep us tuning in, week after week.
BBC BRIT is available on DStv channel 120.