Catch with what happened this week on Strictly Come Dancing as Rachael Hurton and James Cannon talk about it live, on air!
On Monday 20 November Rachael Hurton talked all things Strictly Come Dancing with James Cannon at Radio Surrey. The previous week saw dancers based at Blackpool in the majestic setting of the Tower Ballroom floor. Bobby and Dianne faced Angela and Kai in a dance off, and the latter couple went out.
A clip was played of Angela Rippon saying how the last few weeks had been terrifying, glorious and joyful all at once, and she had the time of her life. She said there was a team spirit like nowhere else. She praised Kai as being an old soul on young shoulders – the age gap between them did not matter, and he was a terrific teacher. He and his partner Nadia are beautiful people, she said.
Rachael commented that this was one of the best ballroom showcases she had sat through as a whole on Saturday.
She thinks that Angela can be really proud of herself, and that she conducted herself with dignity and grace. Rachael loved Angela’s posture and elegant poise. She commented that Angela is amazingly fit for 79 – an inspiration to everyone!
Rachael went on to comment that Synergy classes include yoga and pilates, as well as dance and online and in person classes for all ages. Pilates is about posture and alignment, yoga works on flexibility, toning and strength, and if you can combine this with dance it’s fantastic.
Never having been to the Tower Ballroom, Rachael had nonetheless heard about the famous “bouncy floor”. The presenter commented that they have a tea dance every day there.
When asked about Bobby, Rachael mentioned that Bobby has been flagged up as having his best week, and he was very entertaining; the judges liked him. However, nobody is safe now, anyone can go out she said. Rachael feels that Bobby and Dianne bring everything to their dancing. The presenter asked who’s likely to be out next week – a difficult call, Rachael says. The presenter asked how quickly you can get into dance; she recommended to give it at least three classes, as sometimes people are low on confidence and need time to adjust. After about eight weeks the difference is phenomenal, she says. Her advice is: Don’t worry too much about the steps, just listen to the music and enjoy yourself. You’ll keep fit and have fun!
Listen to the radio chat here.