All the Strictly goss!
It’s really hard to say goodbye to people at this point in the competition. It’s like when Len Goodman left – I had worked with him for 13 years, so I was sad to see him go. But, as I always say, nobody is bigger than the show and the show must go on!
Tess bids farewell to Brian and Amy
Alexandra Burke gives it her all
Leave Alex alone! The ‘fix’ reports surrounding Alexandra are ridiculous! When I choreographed her in Sister Act, it was just disco, and she was a nun wearing a habit, so I wasn’t too concerned about what her feet were doing. Alex is doing this for her mother and that’s why she’s trying so hard.
Strictly fever! I think the reason why we’re beating The X Factor in ratings is because, with us, there isn’t any manufacturing! It’s improvised, things happen when it’s live and people just love watching celebrities trying to dance.
Shirley’s doing just fine People are quick to go on social media to voice their opinions, and Shirley is still getting used to the scrutiny on Twitter. You can listen to what they say, but you can’t let it affect you – you have to read it as a comic strip!