BRIAN BEACOM’S

The Herald - - OPINION -

cou­ples can barely re­mem­ber with­out re­fer­ring back to the video cam­era footage they took “for a laugh” in the early days of the re­la­tion­ship.

There is also the headi­ness of the mas­ter-pupil re­la­tion­ship. So by the time you add al­co­hol to the mix it’s like throw­ing petrol on an al­ready very hot fire.

And what this means is rat­ings. Huge rat­ings. Over the years, the pro­gramme has fed off the head­lines gen­er­ated by dance cou­ples tak­ing their moves to the next level. Au­di­ences look to see who is most likely to stray. (We know that the likes of Ed Balls would never even kick around the idea, or any of the other com­edy con­tes­tants). But who is not go­ing to tune in this week­end to see how Seann Walsh and Katya Jones try their very best to con­vince us that they could be brother and sis­ter? (Not in an Alabama sense.)

View­ers will be watch­ing the dynamic of the cou­ple try­ing their

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