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TVEngineer37 posts since 12 Jan 2017
London London
Apart from the rebuilding the entire studio (studio, not set) and including a bigger ice rink and bigger audience as part of that. Visually though I don't think it'll look much different.


Same location, and still a giant marquee?

*watches weather forecast with morbid curiosity* Laughing
I work in telly, I sometimes get time to watch telly. More of a technology geek than a presentation geek!
Gary Baldy14 posts since 28 Dec 2018
Granada North West Today
I’ve watched DOI since its inception, but it feels like a completely different show now. I think the producers noticed that Strictly was much better, so they just made everything that was unique about DOI to the Strictly way of doing things, e.g- Scores out of 10 instead of 6, having the head judge(s) be the most respected/famous names in their particular fields ( Torvill and Dean are known worldwide, as are Len Goodman and Shirley Ballas to ballroom and latin dancers), the scoring graphics are very Strictly, and even the ‘mean’ judge sits in the same seat on both shows now (left hand side of the screen).
For years, I’ve thought of Jason Gardiner as a poor man’s Craig Revel Horwood, and with all these changes to DOI, it makes it increasingly obvious.
Also Torvill and Dean don’t suit the judging role, as they seem like lovely people, who would be difficult to picture being harsh.
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ThatTVNerd28 posts since 29 Dec 2018
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
After watching the first episode of the new series on catch-up the other day, DOI just doesn't have that spark as it once had. What gets me is that the celebrities are supposedly in training for three months prior to their first live performances, but it doesn't come across that way with a lot of them.

I agree with you Gary about Torvill and Dean, they are too nice to be judges. They are much suited as
being coaches/choreographers in my opinion. I also used to the like the old title sequences too, I'm not so keen on the current logo.
Steve Williams2,679 posts since 1 Aug 2008
Scores out of 10 instead of 6, having the head judge(s) be the most respected/famous names in their particular fields ( Torvill and Dean are known worldwide, as are Len Goodman and Shirley Ballas to ballroom and latin dancers), the scoring graphics are very Strictly, and even the ‘mean’ judge sits in the same seat on both shows now (left hand side of the screen).
For years, I’ve thought of Jason Gardiner as a poor man’s Craig Revel Horwood, and with all these changes to DOI, it makes it increasingly obvious.


The producers of Strictly explained why Craig sits on the left - on the first show, he sat on the right but, because his marks were lower than everyone else's, whenever they were doing the scores they would always finish on a bit of an anti-climax. So on show two he swapped with Bruno, which means you now generally get the scores increasing as you go along and that makes it all seem that bit nicer and you end on a high note.

Craig works on Strictly because he's always the first to send himself up, in a way Jason Gardiner doesn't so he just seems pointlessly nasty.
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Like Big Brother, it might provide rare moments of brilliance, but it should have been left alone when it was axed the first time. After all, it was axed for a reason.


But was it axed? Wans't the contract just not renewed?
Jamesypoo1,424 posts since 3 Apr 2005
Anglia (East) Look East
Craig works on Strictly because he's always the first to send himself up, in a way Jason Gardiner doesn't so he just seems pointlessly nasty.

This. Craig is a pantomime character and plays on it very well. Just look at how he behaves/acts during the main bulk of the show compared to the judges chat in the Clauditorium on the Sunday show where he's nice as pie and laughing and joking with the rest. You just *know* that Jason wouldn't be like that - he's just purely charmlessly nasty.
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