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    TV programme - Diet on the dance floor

    I'm not sure if anyone's seen it but there's a new programme on Living TV

    Its basically the same format as Strictly Come Dancing but taking overweight people (although IMO none of them are that bad but I suppose in the proffesional dance world, they'd been seen as obese ) and partnering them up with professional (b listed dancers) and as well as being judged on there dancing skill each week, they're also judged on their fitness and diet progress too!

    Its not great TV but its just nice to see more people being introduced into partner dancing!

    Judges include Karen Hardy and Mathew Cutler

    This link provides some nice video dance tips from the two above pro's!
    Diet on the Dancefloor - Dietonthedancefloor - Shows - Living TV

    More about the programme here.
    On location: Diet on the Dancefloor

    BTW its repeated tonight on Living +2 at 10pm (I think or it could be 9pm?)

    and p.s. the venue looks lovely!

    Has anyone else seen it?
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    Re: TV programme - Diet on the dance floor

    Quote Originally Posted by Lory View Post
    I'm not sure if anyone's seen it but there's a new programme on Living TV

    Its basically the same format as Strictly Come Dancing but taking overweight people (although IMO none of them are that bad but I suppose in the proffesional dance world, they'd been seen as obese ) and partnering them up with professional (b listed dancers) and as well as being judged on there dancing skill each week, they're also judged on their fitness and diet progress too!

    Its not great TV but its just nice to see more people being introduced into partner dancing!

    Judges include Karen Hardy and Mathew Cutler

    This link provides some nice video dance tips from the two above pro's!
    Diet on the Dancefloor - Dietonthedancefloor - Shows - Living TV

    More about the programme here.
    On location: Diet on the Dancefloor

    BTW its repeated tonight on Living +2 at 10pm (I think or it could be 9pm?)

    and p.s. the venue looks lovely!

    Has anyone else seen it?

    Yes - I saw a bit of it last week - the middle of one programme - so my comments are limited to a 10min vignette. My impression was that Karen and Matthew are far better at dancing than judging and making comments. I sensed they were just trying a tad too hard to be in that Len-Craig slightly 'tough' mode.

    Having said that, Karen is my favourite female (professional) dancer - so just to see her is a plus . And big respect as always to Matt. - hard work, determination and...........all the rest.

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    Re: TV programme - Diet on the dance floor

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveLad View Post
    I sensed they were just trying a tad too hard to be in that Len-Craig slightly 'tough' mode.
    I didn't see it last week, (the first one) but I think they may have toned it down this week, as they appeared to be 'quite nice' about everyone
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    Re: TV programme - Diet on the dance floor

    Thanks for the 'heads up'. I'll set Sky+ before I go out tonight

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    Re: TV programme - Diet on the dance floor

    A few years ago it was all 'do up your house' or ' antiques in the attic' types of programmes, at the moment its all loosing weight and dancing, which is fab for me, having lost 5st 7lb and it was diet and dancing that did it for me looks like I could be flavour of the month for a short time.

    i'v just done an interviwe with 'You' mag mail on Sunday, the photo shoot is next week, and 'Top Sante' magazine (with slimming world)

    Looks likly I could be on a couple of chat shows.

    Personally I think when the T&S episode with her dancing might help, depending on how it looks.

    whatch this space

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    Re: TV programme - Diet on the dance floor

    Quote Originally Posted by fletch View Post
    i'v just done an interviwe with 'You' mag mail on Sunday, the photo shoot is next week, and 'Top Sante' magazine (with slimming world)

    Looks likly I could be on a couple of chat shows.
    You'll be opening school fetes soon!

    Seriously though, good on ya!
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    Re: TV programme - Diet on the dance floor

    Quote Originally Posted by Lory View Post
    You'll be opening school fetes soon!

    Seriously though, good on ya!



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    Re: TV programme - Diet on the dance floor

    Quote Originally Posted by fletch View Post
    A few years ago it was all 'do up your house' or ' antiques in the attic' types of programmes, at the moment its all loosing weight and dancing, which is fab for me, having lost 5st 7lb and it was diet and dancing that did it for me looks like I could be flavour of the month for a short time.

    i'v just done an interviwe with 'You' mag mail on Sunday, the photo shoot is next week, and 'Top Sante' magazine (with slimming world)

    Looks likly I could be on a couple of chat shows.

    Personally I think when the T&S episode with her dancing might help, depending on how it looks.

    whatch this space

    Remind me to bring my autograph book when i go to Southport. Must get you while we can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trouble View Post
    Remind me to bring my autograph book when i go to Southport. Must get you while we can.
    it will be all over by then i;m sure, its only supposed to last 15 mins isn't it.

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    Re: TV programme - Diet on the dance floor

    Quote Originally Posted by fletch View Post
    it will be all over by then i;m sure, its only supposed to last 15 mins isn't it.
    According to a famous book written about fame, you have to re invent your image every 16 months.

    This is what celebrities do to stay in the spotlight.

    Even Madonna has to.

    Any date for the televising of the T&S show yet Fletch?

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    Re: TV programme - Diet on the dance floor

    I saw some of the show last night. I wasn't that impressed to be honest, ballroom tango, pah.

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    Re: TV programme - Diet on the dance floor

    Quote Originally Posted by Astro View Post
    According to a famous book written about fame, you have to re invent your image every 16 months.
    What's that then? The "Famous Guide to Fame for the Famous"?

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    I saw just one episode of the show - it is horrendous. I had to run to the kitchen afterwards to rinse my eyes out with bleach.

    It looks like the whole thing has been filmed and produced for about 150. Filmed in a dreary hall with absolutely no 'wow' factor. No host or hostess and an audience that looks like it is made up entirely of friends and family of the 'dancers'. Even the desk the judges sit behind looks like an MDF abomination that's been knocked together as a year ten wood work project. Actually that's not fair - I'm sure the kids could put some more imagination into the thing.

    See I thought when I saw it in the TV guide, that it should appeal to a dancer, because it is about dancing. But the poor chunky monkey's can't dance (as they're learning - in fact they are not even learning to dance - just step through a set routine), and their 'pro' partners are.. how do you put this kindly... not exactly top of the bill at the Tower Ballroom. So it's not really about dancing in the way that Strictly is, it's about.. well... it's about.... ummm... it's about.... sort of dressing overweight people in tangerine and making them lift each other off the ground with backing music.

    At the end they were trying to build the tension. Shooting just the judges faces as they pointed to the pictures of who they wanted to keep. But by that time there wasn't any hope of tension, as I was bored to tears with the whole lot of them and couldn't have given a monkey's flying fart who got 'eliminated'.

    The whole thing had the feel of a Butlins talent show - with a slightly lower budget. Shame on you Matthew Cutler and Karen Hardy... you have officially sold out! Just watching it made me feel slightly dirty.

    I won't be watching it again, I would rather extract my own gall bladder with a rusty oyster spoon, whilst wearing boxing gloves.

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    Re: TV programme - Diet on the dance floor

    Quote Originally Posted by StokeBloke View Post
    ............. I would rather extract my own gall bladder with a rusty oyster spoon, whilst wearing boxing gloves.
    And breathe....


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    Re: TV programme - Diet on the dance floor

    Quote Originally Posted by fletch View Post
    it will be all over by then i;m sure, its only supposed to last 15 mins isn't it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Astro View Post
    According to a famous book written about fame, you have to re invent your image every 16 months.
    should read 15 months.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lou View Post
    What's that then? The "Famous Guide to Fame for the Famous"?
    Found the newspaper article.

    It's a new book by PR guru, Mark Borkowski called "The Fame Formula"

    Borkowski says "I don't think there was a formula until I wrote it, (the book) but look at Madonna. Looks at celebs' cuttings and you'll see a pattern - there's an intuitive need to reconnect with the public after 15 months."

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    Re: TV programme - Diet on the dance floor

    Quote Originally Posted by Astro View Post
    Any date for the televising of the T&S show yet Fletch?
    its in Sept some time, the show running at the moment is undress the nation 1 i'm in undress the nation 2, I think it should be in time for the new 'strickly' launch I belive thats why they wanted some one from the dance world on the show with Trinny dancing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Astro View Post

    It's a new book by PR guru, Mark Borkowski called "The Fame Formula"
    oooo I think I might have a look for this

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    Re: TV programme - Diet on the dance floor

    Quote Originally Posted by fletch View Post
    its in Sept some time, the show running at the moment is undress the nation 1 i'm in undress the nation 2, I think it should be in time for the new 'strickly' launch I belive thats why they wanted some one from the dance world on the show with Trinny dancing.



    oooo I think I might have a look for this
    Knowledge is power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StokeBloke View Post
    with a rusty oyster spoon
    Crips, you're posh I wouldn't know what of them even looked like.

    Quote Originally Posted by Astro View Post
    should read 15 months.
    Oh yes, I WAS wondering. 16 months I thought, bit TOO high, more like 15 or so.

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    Re: TV programme - Diet on the dance floor

    Quote Originally Posted by Astro View Post
    It's a new book by PR guru, Mark Borkowski called "The Fame Formula"
    I just liked the idea of a "famous book" on fame!

    And, for all my fellow pedantic forumites, here's an article about it by Ben Goldacre:

    Bad science: Ben Goldacre takes a closer look at the 'fame formula' | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

    I'd just like to quote his final paragraph here:
    This isn't just mathematically crass, it's historically ignorant. These formulae are ubiquitous: the happiest day of the year (sponsored by Walls ice cream); the equation for beer goggles (Bausch and Lomb); the most depressing day of the year (sponsored by Sky travel). They are wheeled out endlessly by PR companies as a way of getting their brand into the newspapers, because they know what newspaper editors will go for, like the Yeti. They know they hardly understand maths, or science, but that they think it's clever, that all science is arbitrary, that boffins just make stuff up, so you might just as well too. They add nothing to our understanding of any subject, and as for making maths "accessible" or "cool" like Christian rock, perhaps - they don't do anything for anyone, if they're just plain wrong.
    Or, put simply:

    It's all made up, so just carry on doing what you're doing!

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    Re: TV programme - Diet on the dance floor

    Quote Originally Posted by Lou View Post
    I just liked the idea of a "famous book" on fame!

    And, for all my fellow pedantic forumites, here's an article about it by Ben Goldacre:

    Bad science: Ben Goldacre takes a closer look at the 'fame formula' | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

    I'd just like to quote his final paragraph here:


    Or, put simply:

    It's all made up, so just carry on doing what you're doing!
    It's odd that Ben Goldacre used george Clooney as an example that he'll always be famous whatever he does, because Rosemary Clooney, the singer, is George's aunt.

    Her career was ruined because she was ripped off by the music business.
    Can't remember the detials.

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