PLEASE NOTE: This episode was recorded on Sunday evening just after the Results Show, and completed just after Rebecca Humphries released her statement on Monday evening. We haven’t addressed anything in this episode, because the only information available at time of recording was either gossip or in a paper we’re boycotting.
We’ve upgraded our recording setup, and now suddenly you can hear everything. Including Elliot’s office chair. Sorry about that.
In this week’s episode, we look at the magical whirl of confusing scoring, prop abuse and overtheming that constitutes Strictly’s Hottest Mess of a Theme Week.
- The single most damning review of a dance in the history of Keep Dancing Pod
- We sort the pro dancers into Hogwarts houses
- DISCO XENA?
- A new winner of Frock of the Week!
We also shout out our local cinemas: Emily’s Parkway Cinema in Barnsley, Meg’s Connaught in Worthing and Ellie’s GFT and Grosvenor in Glasgow.
Josephine Baker dances the Charleston
Stuff You Missed In History Class on PT Barnum
Ellie talks to new media storytelling expert Ewan Spence about how to construct a storyline, why planning a series of Strictly is like making an hour of the Radio 2 Breakfast Show and why we’re all in danger of a catastrophic narrative collapse. Plus, we’d love to hear your questions about the over-arching meta narrative of Strictly, whatever that turns out to be.
We’re back on Planet Glitterball for another series of Strictly! Ellie, Emily, Elliot, Anne and Lisa cast their eyes over the class of 2018. Who do we think will struggle? Who’ll be on an improvement arc? Who do we think probably meant to go on Celebrity Masterchef?
Hello! It’s the middle of the summer but the dancing never stops. Ellie went to give Oti’s new dance class Shake It a try. We gave everything a good shake for 2 glorious hours, then sat down for a bit of a chat about the joy of teaching, the Strictly year and the importance of a good bra.
Oti’s classes are on Eventbrite
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The Chalkley family go to see the Strictly Live Tour en masse, and have views on glitter, merchandise and problems distinguishing badgers from badges.
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