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Rylan Joins the Presenting Line-Up (April 2019)

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PE
Pete Founding member
I always feel using Youtubers as "celebrities" is scraping the barrel.


Fed up with this argument, many of them surpass numbers watched on mainstream television by a distance (and that’s from someone wholly outside the youtubers demographic) Indeed I find some interesting enough to follow on social media.

Onwards.


SCD used to have a mix of slebs that had a wide overall appeal, my mother (88 ) has given up with it, and myself and Mrs MM (mid 50s) can take it or leave it. It just feels like a another BBC product that is skewing itself to a younger market


Who do you propose they get, who isn't either too expensive or dead?
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BR
Brekkie
After our reminising in the other thread of Saturday night stars of the past I was going to flippantly suggest Mr Blobby, but now I've put the idea in my head I actually want to see it happen.
JK
JKDerry
The 2019 line up so far does not look great but with previous series, it seems when the show really gets going, all the fuss over the "celebrity" appeal will cease, and the viewers will latch on to who they want to win, and the ratings I am sure will stable.

With ITV X Factor using two very different formats for this autumn (I assume both Celebrity X Factor and Past X Factor contestants series will air during Sept to Dec) - I wonder will the usual ratings battle be the same, with Strictly thrashing X Factor each week?

Last year Strictly had a huge lead over X Factor, I wonder if it will continue in 2019?
MA
Markymark
Pete posted:

Fed up with this argument, many of them surpass numbers watched on mainstream television by a distance (and that’s from someone wholly outside the youtubers demographic) Indeed I find some interesting enough to follow on social media.

Onwards.


SCD used to have a mix of slebs that had a wide overall appeal, my mother (88 ) has given up with it, and myself and Mrs MM (mid 50s) can take it or leave it. It just feels like a another BBC product that is skewing itself to a younger market


Who do you propose they get, who isn't either too expensive or dead?


Well, someone familiar with people on their 50s 60s 70s etc, which (hardly rocket science) means people from programmes or activities that are familiar to that age group. In no particular order, BBC 1, Radio 4, and ITV newsreaders, presenters of livestyle programmes, early evening quiz shows, MPs, in fact the very pools of people they did used to select from?

As an aside didn't Chris Evans announce back in December he was in this year's line up?
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LL
London Lite Founding member
My mother gave up on SCD when it became the Daly and Winkleman show.
HA
harshy Founding member
Haven’t they got Anneka Rice? people will have heard of her from as back far back as 1982.
TL
toby lerone 2016
Strictly is one of those shows now that it doesn't matter who is in the lineup the ratings will rise as it has mass appeal, is a feel good show and the competition from the X Factor is decreasing every week. Not a lot of people knew Tom Chambers or Chris Hollins and they went on to win it and I said last year or the year before it was the weakest lineup and it got one of its highest ratings ever.
JK
JKDerry
Strictly is one of those shows now that it doesn't matter who is in the lineup the ratings will rise as it has mass appeal, is a feel good show and the competition from the X Factor is decreasing every week. Not a lot of people knew Tom Chambers or Chris Hollins and they went on to win it and I said last year or the year before it was the weakest lineup and it got one of its highest ratings ever.

Funny enough my mum every year says when the line up is revealed "it is not as good as last year" and then she is glued to the series each week along with millions of others who I guess say the same thing and still watch.
BR
Brekkie
Yes, in the end it won't matter. The reveal of the cast spread over a week doesn't do it many favours to mask the lesser names, though does feel now like they are announcing them quicker at 2 or 3 a day. I'm sure when they started it their announcements were 1 or 2 a day over a couple of weeks.
JK
JKDerry
Ten "celebs" in and the line up does look unappealing, I have to say (annual tradition for me) - how many in total will be taking part in 2016, 15 or 16? I just hope the last four are at least a bit more high profile than the others.
JK
JKDerry
Yes, in the end it won't matter. The reveal of the cast spread over a week doesn't do it many favours to mask the lesser names, though does feel now like they are announcing them quicker at 2 or 3 a day. I'm sure when they started it their announcements were 1 or 2 a day over a couple of weeks.

The BBC are afraid of leaks, especially after the GMB incident, so my guess is the BBC management decided to fast track the reveals much quicker this year, before the launch show is recorded over the August Bank Holiday week.

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