It’s the end of week 2 of training and all Strictly Come Dancing training clips have been released by the BBC. The first clip of the week goes to Gavin Henson & Katya Virshilas, Gavin didn’t impress me much in the launch show, I’m hoping Katya will have worked some magic though.
Lucky he’s been given the Waltz rather than the Cha Cha Cha for the first show, it might actually give him the opportunity to stay longer as I think Cha Cha would have been a disaster.
Has the potential to do an acceptable Waltz though based on current footage.
Day 2 and the next training video is of Patsy Kensit & Robin Windsor
Robin is one of the new boys on the block and so one wonders if he can hit the ground running with the training.
It might be a Strictly cliche but it is easier for the girl to dance with a pro male than the other way around, and Patsy is looking really good in this initial footage. Needs to relax more in her pivot turns and watch her shoulders.
A very promising start though and I’m looking forward to seeing their performance on the night.
No training video update on Wednesday so it comes to Thursday and Pamela Stephenson & James Jordan. I thought Pamela performed very confidently in the launch show group dance and showed a lot of promise, but how is her training coming along?
Pamela is definitely not disappointing me, in the training video she looks graceful and elegant and I’m looking forward to seeing the finished article.
Our final couple this week are Ann Widdecombe & Anton Du Beke. A pairing I’m sure many of Anton’s fans would have been dreading (no offence intended Ann!), but one that seemed concrete as soon as the line-up was announced.
Anton definitely has one of the most challenging partnerships of the new series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2010, especially with the height difference, but I’m sure his popularity will see them whisk [see what I did there 🙂] through the first few weeks.
Unfortunately for Ann she does look a little bit jerky at the moment, but there is some hope there, especially with her rise and fall. I’m thinking Anton’s glad they didn’t get given the Cha Cha Cha for their first week. Ann won’t be the worst celebrity in the first show but I think she’ll probably be mid-table to bottom.
So we’ve seen most of our couples so far. Still left are:
- Felicity Kendal & Vincent Simone
- Kara Tointon & Artem Chigvintsev (purportedly prevented from training in the first week to make up for the fact she had dance training for Strictly Sports Relief)
- Jimi Mistry & Flavia Cacace
- Peter Shilton & Erin Boag
- Tina O’Brien & Jared Murillo
Check back next week when I should have the next load of training videos for you to sift through. Oh and don’t forget to set you VCR/PVR’s for the start of Strictly Come Dancing 2010, BBC 1, on Friday 1st October and Saturday 2nd October!