General Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

New Military Records

New military records

Was your ancestor a war hero?

View thousands of brand new military records, including Chelsea Pensioner records, Military Nurses, Prisoners of war and much more.

View military records today


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts


Page 3 + 1 of 13

  1. «
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7
  9. 8
  10. 9
  11. 10
  12. »
ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date


Tabitha Report 2 Oct 2017 13:48

Cant believe they got rid of "Mo from Holby" I know her dancing was a bit naff but she was entertaining.

They should of got rid of silly simpering Charlotte - she is so fake and her movement is very wooden - cant call it dancing - but then we would have lost Brendan.

I know who i really want to get rid of but cant see the "Charlene Tilton" of strictly going yet mores the pity.


MotownGal Report 2 Oct 2017 16:58

Oh dear, only week two and we have had tears like Niagra Falls!!

Charlene Tilton? Someone tiny? Or someone blonde? Cryptic!!!

Well I was half right with Brian, but sadly I cant see him lasting too many weeks.

Still in love with Debbie's dancing, I just hope she does not peak too early.

#puffs up tulle, and sashays off#


MotownGal Report 7 Oct 2017 08:47

Another one going tonight/tomorrow! Yes cos we all believe they come back 24 hours later just to be voted off!!

Rev. has too much of a following to go I think, still stick to my prediction of last week, Simon or Brian.

Debbie is doing a tango I think, so that should be good.

EDIT. Debbie did the Quickstep, what was I thinking?

I might change my mind, Charlotte was a bit lacking again tonight.


MotownGal Report 8 Oct 2017 20:13

Well commonsense prevailed and the Rev has gone. He was good entertainment, but I would not have wanted him kept in to the detriment of better dancers.

Pleased that Sheridan Smith looked really well, considering she was poorly earlier in the year. What a belter of a song!!

So they live to fight another day.


Tabitha Report 9 Oct 2017 13:35

Shame the Rev went so early .- looks like the public want dancing not entertainment this year.

Thought it was a really entertaining evening - I like the themed ones.

Loved Joe and the Dr Zhivago Waltz and Jonnie with the Indian Jones Paso - ithey are two of my favorite dances along with the Jive, Argentine Tango, American smooth and Charleston

I thought Ruth might have been in the dance off - the Rumba really wasn't her thing & poor Molly looked like AJ was throwing her around like a rag doll.

I would have shoved Simpering Charlotte out the door if it wasn't for losing Brendan. What is wrong with the woman, when dancing with Brendan you dont just flop about.. Looks like War has been declared between Piers Morgan and Shirley over Charlotte.


Annx Report 9 Oct 2017 14:34

I loved Aston Merrygold's dance this week. I was impressed the Rev took notice of Craig and clamped those fingers together in the dance off, but he was still lacking and went.

Ruth and the Rumba didn't work. I'm not sure she is improving as much as some of the others are. Charlotte has a great body for a dancer but somehow manages to be both wooden and floppy.


MotownGal Report 14 Oct 2017 16:23

Read somewhere there has been rumblings amongst the dancers, cos Brian's brother is the floor manager on the show!

They seem to fall into three groups this year.

The very good ones................the appalling ones................and the not so good but popular ones.

I hope the good ones are not sacrificed to a popular no-hoper!!

:-0 :-0 :-0


MotownGal Report 14 Oct 2017 21:13

You know..............I might have cracked it...........well Beloved cracked it.............we were trying to remember who Shirley Ballas sounded like. It was driving me doolally!

Well I was watching again tonight, tearing my hair out, and Beloved quite innocently said......................doesn't she sound like............Sharon Osborne?

And you know....................she does!!!!


AnninGlos Report 14 Oct 2017 21:23

Definitely think Simon should be in the dance off and probably Charlotte as well.


Tabitha Report 15 Oct 2017 09:36

Well last night was quite good - i think Ruth might be getting better.

Poor old Joe got a pasting but it wasn't his dance - hope they keep him safe.

Charlotte really is a wet blanket - poor old Brendan

I loved the Paso with Gemma - it was one of the better ones and AJ threw Molly about all over the place.

Poor old Simon tries but think he might be the next one.

I dont know Sharon Osbourne well enough to comment - I am sure its an actress her voice reminds me of.


TessAkaBridgetTheFidget Report 15 Oct 2017 14:59

Watched all the progs so far. Didn't think that Chizzy should have gone two weeks ago. I wondered if they had done that dances the other way around, (i.e. their week one dance in week two), would the judges voted the other way.
Chizzy was better in week one than week two, whereas Brian was terrible in week one and made a slight improvement in week two. (ttthis is both my opinion and is reflected in the judges score).

Richard Coles was on my (secret) list of people I wanted in this years Strictly, (together with Louise Hazel, Dion Dublin, Charles Hanson, Lucy ---- ( who presents historical programmes), Stacy Soloman (but IO think that she may be pregnant), and a few more.
As the Rev. Rich. was the only one on my list that actually got to dance this year, I really hoped that he would give a good account of himself.. No such luck! He tried his best, but was just not good enough. However, I thought that he made improvements in the Dance-off, where as Simon seemed to make more mistakes. So I though that Richard might have got the vote of one of the judges.

I felt a little sorry fro Joe, previous weeks the judges have tended to concentrate on the positive aspects of his dancing, hardly memtioning his tendency to lean forward or his occassional pigeon toes. This week thaey did the opposite, very little praise and a lot of his faults bought up. Must have been a bit of a shock. Do agree though, that he wasn't as good as last week.

Simon and Charlotte both look uncomfortable dancing, so I am hoping that one of them is put out of their misery and voted off this week. (yes, I know that it has already actually happened, but I don't try to find out the result till the result show).

So will be watching this evening with fingers crossed.


TessAkaBridgetTheFidget Report 15 Oct 2017 15:10

This year my big surprise is Susan Calman. (for some reason, I keep thinking that her name is Pat, no idea why, but just in case I start talking about Pat or Patricia in future weeks, you will know who I mean.)

Anyway, Susan, has thrown herself into dancing bigtime, has made improvements, seems to be enjoying herself and her enjoyment and delight is catching.

During the group dance in the launch programme I was very impressed by Debbie McGee, so not a surprise when she was so good in the contest proper. However, I noticed that one of the Blonde "girls" wasn't very good, as the faces, for the most part, were new to me, I'm not positive which one it was, but don't think that it was a very, very slim one (i.e. Charlotte or Mollie) had thought that it might be Gemma, (rather than Ruth), if it was Gemma, (that looked uncertain uncordinated, and awkard), then she has surprised me hughly.

Have still got the recording, so might check it out sometime.

I wasn't really watching out for Aston or Alexandra at the time, too much going on, so would only have noticed them if they were hopeless.


Mersey Report 15 Oct 2017 17:49

Me thinks either Simon or Joe :-0 :-0


Annx Report 15 Oct 2017 18:33

Well Ruth was a surprise this week! I loved her dress and that determined focus on her face! I'm still loving Aston. He doesn't have a tiny partner but he can really handle those lifts!

I didn't think Debbie's marks reflected her performance. The comments were fair, but with such fantastic posture, arms, suppleness and light footwork I thought she deserved better marks.


MotownGal Report 15 Oct 2017 19:15

I don't think Debbie was judged fairly either. She is a real trouper, I think all the judges were quite harsh this week.

Oh please don't let Joe go. I still remember him from The Crow Road when he was a little lad.

I cant remember who it was, but the blonde dancer in the pink and black dress, what a wonderful outfit. I could see myself in that!!

:-D :-D :-D


AnninGlos Report 15 Oct 2017 21:53

Not sorry to see Charlotte go but still think Simon should have been in the dance off


TessAkaBridgetTheFidget Report 16 Oct 2017 12:00

I agree that Debbie was marked harshly, just hope that she is thick skinned enough to take such critical comments.
Judge Shirley has said that she will judge the "good dancers" dtrictly, and she and the others do seem to be keeping to that. Just hope that thr good competitors don't find it too demoralising, and realise that it is a sort of back-handed compliment.

I too am not sorry to see Charlotte leave, watching her could be an uncomfortable experience, waiting for her to make the next mistake. I reckon that secretly she is probably quite relieved to go.

Unless Simon raises his game big time, or other dancers muck it up, he should be in the dance-off next week. He tries his best, and seems to work really hard, he just isn't "made to dance"

Hats off to Ruth and Anton, they were entertaining this week and Ruth looked both confident and compedent. Great to see Anton looking so delighted.


MotownGal Report 16 Oct 2017 12:07

I too am not surprised Charlotte was booted off. Although I am sorry that Old Snakehips Brendan is gone. It must be the first time he has gone before Anton, that other old Stager! He and Ruth were good!

I am delighted that Susan Calman is doing so well. I like her from 8 out of 10 Cats and other quiz shows, and she seems so pleased to be dancing with Kevin, although he is not one of my favourites. She is so full of joy, it is a pleasure to watch her.

Simon next I think................although Brian is booked for Pantomime so I don't know quite how he is going to fit it all in. Dodgy eyeliner on him this week! :-D :-D

Pleased us 'experts' are getting more into it has been a slow start, but the cream will rise to the top.


MR_MAGOO Report 16 Oct 2017 17:42

I thought Brian looked like Julian Clary :-D :-D


MotownGal Report 16 Oct 2017 21:28

When he had Fanny the Wonder Dog?

:-D :-D :-D