Category Archives: That’s Entertainment

Strict

Strictly Come Dancing is back, with a plethora of well known and not so well known ‘celebrities’ from across the cultural spectrum.

Included in the bunch, is Actress Rose Ayling-Ellis, who is deaf and, unsurprisingly, the first deaf contestant to compete in the series. Previous series have included an amputee (the impressive Jonnie Peacock), a victim of severe burns (the amazing Katie Piper), and Lauren Steadman, the talented Paralympian who was born without a right forearm.

Now, I’m all for diversity and inclusivity, and it’ll be fascinating to watch Ayling-Ellis rise to the Strictly challenge while not actually being able to hear the music.

However. The question is, how the BBC will rise to the inclusivity challenge next year?

There’s only one logical conclusion. They’ll have to have a dead contestant.

Yes, next year we’ll be treated to one of the professional dancers throwing Sir Clive Sinclair around during the Paso Doble, or another dancing the American Smooth with Amy Winehouse.

Mark my words. Len?

Paddy

So, Paddy McGuinness has replaced Sue Barker as host of the BBC’s A Question of Sport. Which begs the question, what dodgy pictures has he got featuring the Corporation’s top executives?

“Paddy, are you interested in fast cars?”

“Yeah, I am actually.”

“Great, fancy being lead presenter of our showcase motoring programme?”

“Paddy, you a keen sportsman?”

“Well, I was substitute for my school’s football team a couple of times.”

“Fantastic, Sue Barker’s leaving….”

If Monty Don ever leaves Gardeners’ World……

“Paddy, you a keen gardener?”

“No, not really?”

“Ever had a garden?”

“No not really….”

“Paddy, have you ever been in a garden?”

“Well, yeah…..”

“You’re in!”