Interesting they've premiered the new titles tonight. Again, haven't watched it regularly in five years, so it may have changed but they used to wait until the live shows to introduce new titles or graphics.
Although to be fair the first time around (in series 3) they may not have been ready for launch and second time around (in 2011) they waited for the US version to debut them first. Just wish the titles didn't come to such an abrupt end.
Agree the panel is significantly better mainly through to the inclusion of Nicole, though actually none of the panel really dominated the show tonight. It's the live shows though where we'll see if anything has really changed - they've been tired for a good 4-5 years now and although Simon is promising changes what we've seen changed before (the flash vote, restructuring the Sunday show last year) didn't really address any of the issues.
The one change they have to make is a simple one really - dropping the weekly themes. It doesn't allow the contestants to play to their strengths having them every week, though fine to throw 2-3 themes in across the series like Strictly do.
It's great that everybody gets sarcasm.