Is it just the personnel or does the whole format need reinventing? It seems very safe and a bit dull compared with A League of Their Own for example.
It almost needs to keep the current Sue/Matt/Phil format and have a Cats does Countdown style spin off running in parallel.
Well it’s not as dull and safe as it once was.
Yes I can see a shake up, with younger names which will either be the shot in the arm it needs attracting the next generation of viewers, or will be disliked by the existing viewers and not attract new ones due to it at the end of the day still being wholesome pre watershed BBC viewing, and the show will be axed after one series, and it’ll go the way of some other BBC long runners after they revamp them.
I expect they’ll go for people who are seen to be part of the BBC family in some way, so either someone involved in sports coverage or a podcast now or someone who has been on, or will be on, Strictly at some point in the past.
Yes I don't watch it but it's occasionally on in the background and it's a long way from the old cosy days of David Coleman. They always seem to be doing some silly game, it's definately played more for laughs these days
Sad to see Sue go, but I’ve been saying for years that Daws and Tuffers should because they’d been there far too long and the show has grown stale.
I wouldn’t be surprised if they now have the first permanent female captain, and oddly enough the two I had thought of have already been mentioned in Alex Scott and Sam Quek.
As for the other captain, Crouchy is a safe bet, but I doubt they’d have two from the same sport if Alex is the other captain. Greg Rutherford maybe? He’s stood in before and was pretty good, or are they going to use Strictly as a tester to see how popular Nicola Adams or Jason Bell are to use that as a launchpad to make them one of the new captains.
On that note, surprised Ore Oduba hasn’t been mentioned as a potential host, although my first choices would be Gabby Logan or Dan Walker, plus with filming at Media City, Walker would be the logical option since he’s based there most of the week anyway.