SCD Axe a Strictly Come Dancing Judge

Discussion in 'Reality Bites' started by TurnerPrize, Aug 25, 2009.

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Who should have gone on the scrap heap?

  1. Bruno

    40.9%
  2. Arlene

    22.7%
  3. Uncle Len

    27.3%
  4. Craig

    9.1%
  1. TurnerPrize

    TurnerPrize time to dance

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    Hello. You are the producer of Strictly Come Dancing, and it has been decided that since the show has gotten stale and quite boring you have to choose one of the judges to be taken round the back of the ballroom and shot dead. EVEN THOUGH the clearly sensible suggestion is to get rid of Tess Daly instead. She is rubbish, dead-eyed, patronising, and i don't think anybody likes her all that much (not even her own kids).

    The real life producers picked Arlene, but who would you have axed?

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    From l-r: Bruno, Arlene, Uncle Len, Craig Revel-Horward
     
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  2. TurnerPrize

    TurnerPrize time to dance

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    Personally i think Arlene was the single biggest draw that Strictly had. I can't understand WHY they decided to get rid, could they really not have two female judges? The X Factor does it just fine.

    I don't particularly hate any of them and think this is all a big mistake, but under pressure i think i would have axed Craig. From what i've seen he's quite entertainingly bitchy, but Arlene can do that better. Also i think two gays on a panel is a bigger disgrace than two women. I mean does anybody even like gay people? I don't.
     
  3. smexy

    smexy Guest

    TP, there should be an option to fire the entire show into the Sun.

    Probably, Bruno.
     
  4. VoR

    VoR Forever in our hearts #Justice4Barb

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    I don't really follow this show much but what does that awful mincing Italian actually bring to the table aside from incoherent ramblings and reinforced negative stereotypes? I've never once heard him give anything resembling a coherent critique.
     
  5. TurnerPrize

    TurnerPrize time to dance

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    Oh i could never get rid of the whole thing. My Aunty Cheryl loves it, and she's the most fabulous thing in my entire family. Also Marian Keyes would be upset, AND Claudia Winkleman would be out of work. AND more people would watch X Factor, which i think is worryingly big as it is.
     
  6. cwej

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    I like all 4 judges and think they all bring something to the judging panel more than ANY of Danni, Cheryl or Louis in X Factor. They actually ALL have genuine opinions. This is partly helped by the fact they are forced to make decisions with the voting each week. Bring that into X Factor PLEASE so they can all stop being so INSIPID and loving everyone in the final 5 or so.

    However, the one I would have got rid of probably is Arlene sadly. I wouldn't have got rid at all though.
     
  7. Johnkm

    Johnkm Valar Morghulis

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    On the very rare chance that I watch this, Bruno never ceases to infuriate me with his babblings.
     
  8. MilkyBarKid

    MilkyBarKid PARTY STEPS

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    Bruno is definitely the most inconsistent judge. Arlene is the judge I would most want to have judging me as she actually tells people where they are going wrong and gives them constructive criticism. Len is nice enough and gives good comments but can be a bit old grandpa at times. Craig has his obvious favourites and really marks down the people he doesn't like. He is often just plain rude in his comments but occasionally gives some good advice.
     
  9. cwej

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    I think Len and Arlene are the two most prone to favouritism. They really choose who they like very early on in the series - normally with Arlene it's a handsome young male. :|
     
  10. Kitty Kat

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    Arlene annoyed me muchly.

    I *heart* Bruno and Len and Craig adds a lot of constructive comments which is a vital element.
     
  11. Halli

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    Bruno - although i do like him
     
  12. MilkyBarKid

    MilkyBarKid PARTY STEPS

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    Actually all the judges have been prone to obvious favouritism come to think of it.
     
  13. RobotBoy

    RobotBoy BANG BANG

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    Arlene was great.

    RIP ARLENE.
     
  14. Tetris-Rock

    Tetris-Rock TRAY UP, BITCH

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    Bruno or Len. I get irritated by both of their overmarking.
     
  15. Win_the_game

    Win_the_game Heroine

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    Len. I find him irritating and some of his comments are a bit below the mark.
     
  16. Diddy

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    Oh Arlene every time! She seems to spend the show trying to think of snappy phrases to say, or shit puns.
     
  17. BirthdayGirl

    BirthdayGirl Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride

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    I know he's not a judge but I would axe Brucie......I literally cringe at times when he makes a half hearted attempt at a joke, his little shuffle at the bottom of the stairs makes me shudder and I just think is too old to be doing it anymore....he's just not as funny as he clearly thinks he is...
     
  18. Diddy

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    Oh get rid of Tess before Brucie, but I see what you mean.

    I only want him to stay because I think he's the best chance of someone dropping dead live on Primetime TV, and I don't want to miss THAT
     
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  19. RobotBoy

    RobotBoy BANG BANG

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    Damn her for entertaining.
     
  20. BirthdayGirl

    BirthdayGirl Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride

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    I'd rather have Arlene and her witty replies than Brucey with his groany jokes
     
  21. TurnerPrize

    TurnerPrize time to dance

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    Here you go Diddy -

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    I wonder if the audience will laugh their arses off when Brucie does it :(
     
  22. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    Arlene.

    She's shit. She rarely talks about dancing - instead she talks about the journey, or effort, or how sexy the people are. And they she desperately tries a pun and its inevitably shit.

    TALK MORE ABOUT FOOTWORK BITCH
     
  23. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    Is that real?

    EDIT: I guess it is. I never realised it was televised - I always thought it was just on stage.
     
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