But those who do have dance experience never seem to win. The viewers take against them before they start so you have to wonder why they bother to enter.
I don't think that the viewers are against them per se. I just think (and it's only my opinion) that people often root for an underdog and a celebrity who's already got dancing experience starts with an unfair advantage. (I use the word 'celebrity' loosely 😉)
I feel that it would be far better to have 'non-dancing celebrities' so that they all started on an even keel. I might even bother watching it if they decided to do this. I did use to watch it but now think it's run its course, as it's the same old thing every season, although I know I'm in the minority.
Or maybe they should have 'normal' members of the public instead of celebrities. 😜
I have watched Strictly since it began in its current form and I enjoy most of it. I watch it on my own as it is to Mr FP what football is to me and I record the Saturday show so I can fast forward through any bits I don’t enjoy ( used to be any non dancing moments of Brendan). In case DS lets me down I have the Sunday show down to record but usually delete without watching or fast forward through most of it. I also have the running commentary blogs from the DT and the Guardian and the DS Spoiler thread up on my iPad. Both my parents could dance and enjoyed going to the dances that the company my dad worked for put on and I can remember watching Come Dancing with the likes of the Peggy Spencer Formation Team etc when it was a regional contest in my youth. I did learn a little ballroom style dancing at school and of course Scottish Country dancing. Dare I say that it is the journeys the participants make that are interesting, no matter where they start from and that isn’t necessarily a dancing journey.