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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Johnr posted:
I actually totally forgot until reading something yesterday that Chris Evans had provisionally agreed to do it, can’t remember if he was still with BBC R2 at the time but either way looks like that isn’t happening this year!


'provisionally agreed to do it' is not how I'd describe it.

The reality was that Chris Evans announced he was doing Strictly (and only Chris Evans announced it), at the same time a lot of extra publicity around him starting a new Breakfast show on Virgin would have been incredibly useful to Chris Evans... I'd join the dots there...

There must have been some grain of truth to it? Surely if it was a total fabrication the BBC would have put something out rubbishing the story?


I don't want to sprinkle any negativity in here, but let's just say I suspect it was an attempt at a self fulfilling phophacy?
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Steve Williams
There must have been some grain of truth to it? Surely if it was a total fabrication the BBC would have put something out rubbishing the story?


I think it was probably a bit of fun that got taken a bit too seriously somewhere along the line. It may well be the case Evans said, on a whim, yeah, I'll do Strictly next year, but then didn't think anything else about it. And then when the time came to cast the series, he decided he was too busy and said no.

It reminds me of something Alexei Sayle once said, if something's far enough in the future you probably agree to it without thinking, assuming you can get out of it later. He said if someone said to you "Can I come round and punch you in the face in three years' time?", you'd probably go, "Yeah, alright then".
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Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
It’s also possible that Chris didn’t think his breakfast show figures were going to be as good as they are and therefor planned to do it for the publicity.
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noggin Founding member
Johnr posted:
I actually totally forgot until reading something yesterday that Chris Evans had provisionally agreed to do it, can’t remember if he was still with BBC R2 at the time but either way looks like that isn’t happening this year!


'provisionally agreed to do it' is not how I'd describe it.

The reality was that Chris Evans announced he was doing Strictly (and only Chris Evans announced it), at the same time a lot of extra publicity around him starting a new Breakfast show on Virgin would have been incredibly useful to Chris Evans... I'd join the dots there...

There must have been some grain of truth to it? Surely if it was a total fabrication the BBC would have put something out rubbishing the story?


Doing that would have given Chris and his new show more publicity (no doubt his original aim)...
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Strictly so pissed off with the GMB "leak" last week they used it today to reveal James Cracknell.

Collectively now the cast looking much better.
Be nicer and more tolerant to each other. Them's the rules.
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Capybara Granada North West Today
I've never been the most avid viewer of Strictly, so forgive me if I'm wrong, but isn't it a bit peculiar that all of the Strictly "exclusive" reveals of celebrities are on ITV Daytime shows?
Aspiring continuity announcer.
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London Lite Founding member London London
It's debatable that the target demo for Strictly goss would be those who watch This Morning and Loose Women in that time slot, where as the older audience who mainly watch the Sat/Sun shows would be tuned into BBC1's strands?
Last edited by London Lite on 7 August 2019 5:58pm
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Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I've never been the most avid viewer of Strictly, so forgive me if I'm wrong, but isn't it a bit peculiar that all of the Strictly "exclusive" reveals of celebrities are on ITV Daytime shows?


Except the ones that were revealed on The One Show, Breakfast, Radio 1 and Radio 2?
Lou Scannon, Joe and Brekkie gave kudos
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bkman1990 UTV Newsline
One person that I read about from RTÉ last weekend is CBBC presenter Karim Zeroual.
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Josh
One person that I read about from RTÉ last weekend is CBBC presenter Karim Zeroual.

Yeah, that was announced at the BBC Summer Social last Saturday
It looks like someone's bleached the Minions.
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Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
At least now they’ve announced every one, I’ll stop clicking on the news story

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49186435

And then realising besides the first few lines, it’s the exact same story over and over again that keeps being republished.

Is it a good line up? well my mum watches it, is in her 60s, and is target audience and will have heard of about 5 or 6 at a push.
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all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I suppose one good thing this year is there’s no one with a perceived unfair advantage of a dance background, like some in recent years.

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