Bring back Brendan and Candy
The programme Dancing With The Stars (Three, Sunday/Monday) is very entertaining, but I feel it lacks the brilliance it held when it was on TVNZ 1. The colour this time was ‘dumbed down’ I thought, whereas before it showed a more ‘Disney’ look especially where the dancers sat after completing their dance – with bright gaudy colours. But this time the curtain behind the dancers was a boring beige with some sparklies. It would be nice to see Brendan Cole and a few other familiar judges sitting there. I felt it took quite a step back from the usual.
Dancing Queen (Dunedin)
I must admit I always enjoy watching Dancing With The Stars. I love the spectacular dancing, especially from the professional partners who are so good. And I also admire all the ‘stars’ for giving it a go. Some of the ‘stars’ may not be that good but at least they are willing to try and, at the very least, it is helping to raise money for charity and that is always a good thing. However, one regret I do have is that Candy Lane is not involved this year. I did like her expert comments and she combined well with Jason Gunn. I am not so keen on the judges this year and think Candy Lane would have done a far better job. I don’t know what Candy is doing now but I say bring her back to Dancing With The Stars. She certainly has star quality.