The Chalkley family go to see the Strictly Live Tour en masse, and have views on glitter, merchandise and problems distinguishing badgers from badges.
We round off the competitive part of the 2017 Strictly series with some hot takes from the night that Joe’s spirited execution of Katya’s choreography claimed the glitter ball!
Featuring Ellie, Emily, Elliot, Ann and an extra special guest.
It’s semi finals week and we’ve got the whole podcast gang on at once. Chaos reigns and hilarity ensues. Which thing is not a thing? Who is launching a range of body washes? Who is wearing the wrong trousers? And have we got the right finalists?
It’s the shortest show of the Strictly year and we’re off to the musicals, darling. We’re also very cross about the animosity towards two of our leading ladies in various dark corners of the internet, so buckle in.
- Mollie King’s playlist for her crush
- The difference between a sticky wicket and a shoogly peg
- For some reason we bring up the mild childhood trauma that is Philip Schofield as Joseph
- Christine in Phantom never getting her gusset out
- We imagine the horror of a 50 Shades Musical
- The weirdest training VT ever
We pick up the pieces after Susan and Kevin are knocked out of the competition and it looks like we’ve got a new winner elect. Also featuring:
– Do you need a risk assessment to go up a girder in culottes?
– Who is dressed as Alan Partridge?
– Debbie sends Ellie into a polysyllabic meltdown
– A dismissal of the ‘thon’, if we must call it that
Blackpool time comes around again and we begin by deconstructing the iconography and symbolism of Northernness as displayed in Strictly.
– Which podcast team member hasn’t actually seen Strictly Ballroom?
– 90s memories flood back with Debbie’s alleged samba
– Deep confusion about Davood’s Paso
– An in-depth discussion of acid house fashion
– A highly recommended google image search string
With Ellie, Ann, Emily and Lisa
After Strictly finally take Mum’s advice and ditch the theming and comedy VTs, the Keep Dancing Pod team have gone mad with power. We swoon over Susan’s emotional connection with the public, decide which dance is which Sweet Valley High character, ask which pro should retire first, liken ballroom dancing to manned spaceflight and coin the phrase: ‘Debbie, but with real pigeons’. Also, we are introduced to the concept of ‘Chip Spice’.
Yes, this is the point in the series where we begin to get peculiar.
Ellie is joined by Lisa, Anne and special guest Meg.