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Old 31-08-2019, 10:35 AM   #1
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Strictly Come Dancing 'completely open' to same-sex couples on show
BBC says such pairings could happen ‘should opportunity arise’

Strictly Come Dancing is “completely open” to having same-sex couples compete on the show in the future, the BBC has said.

In previous years, the broadcaster said it had no plans to change the mixed-sex format, despite calls from several of the show’s stars.

The BBC said it was open to the idea after a report in the Daily Mirror that same-sex pairings would be allowed from next year.

A spokesman at the corporation said: “Strictly Come Dancing is an inclusive show and we are proud to have featured same-sex dancing amongst the professional dancers in group numbers in previous series.

“We are completely open to the prospect of including same-sex pairings between our celebrities and professional dancers in the future, should the opportunity arise.”


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The Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood has supported the idea of same-sex couples, previously saying he thought it would happen “eventually”.

“I think more and more people want it, the more it will happen,” he said.

“I have no argument against it. I think it would be rather fun. Maybe the BBC will be brave enough one day to do it.”

The rev Richard Coles, a previous contestant, said it made “no sense” that anyone would resist having same-sex couples taking to the floor together, while the Strictly professional dancer Kevin Clifton has said he would be happy to dance with another man on the show.

Last year, the show included a dramatic same-sex dance, for what was thought to be the first time.

The performance drew a positive reaction from fans, who were delighted to see the professionals dancing together outside of the usual male/female pattern

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...ouples-on-show

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Old 31-08-2019, 10:39 AM   #2
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Don’t see the point, it would just scream woke for the sake of being woke, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it
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Don’t see the point, it would just scream woke for the sake of being woke, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it
If a contestant requests it why not. There are some brilliant professional same sex couples out there. Same sex dancing has been a thing for ages, either out of necessity or choice. Nothing woke about it imo
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If a contestant requests it why not. There are some brilliant professional same sex couples out there. Same sex dancing has been a thing for ages, either out of necessity or choice. Nothing woke about it imo
But what if the pro doesnt want to? you cant force them to do same sex
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The only way it could properly work is using Drag Queens like Australia did
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two men dancing together would win, everyone would be so turned on watching and vote for them, so unfair if it was to happen.
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But what if the pro doesnt want to? you cant force them to do same sex
Regina Luca tea, when she was forced onto a same-sex couple with Kerstin Ott



that Regina never had as much 1's than this years lets dance season
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two men dancing together would win, everyone would be so turned on watching and vote for them, so unfair if it was to happen.
Yes because every gay man loves the idea of Matt Lucas and Anton doing the Paso Doble
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Kerstin and Regina's charleston to the scatman

PUKE, it deserved all 1's from judges honestly

and not just because it was a uncomfortable to watch same-sex couple, but Kerstin just cannot dance, even if she was paired with a male pro


I Say NO to same-sex dance couples, it's so uncomfortable for me to look at that
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Kerstin and Regina's charleston to the scatman

PUKE, it deserved all 1's from judges honestly

and not just because it was a uncomfortable to watch same-sex couple, but Kerstin just cannot dance, even if she was paired with a male pro


I Say NO to same-sex dance couples, it's so uncomfortable for me to look at that
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I have no issue with it, but when it comes to lifts and stuff, it would need careful pairing
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I have no issue with it, but when it comes to lifts and stuff, it would need careful pairing
Believe me, two men with big muscles can do better lifting positions than a man and a woman
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I Say NO to same-sex dance couples, it's so uncomfortable for me to look at that
The homophobes really be running wild on TiBB lately huh?
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Believe me, two men with big muscles can do better lifting positions than a man and a woman
I'm sure they could, they have to work with what they have professional wise though
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The homophobes really be running wild on TiBB lately huh?
WHA-

i'm not homophobic, honestly i like gays in reality shows, and i liked Judge Rinder for example a lot

Carson Kressley also one of my faves from dwts usa, he was fab, he made me smile from week 1 till the week of his elimination

i just am traditional at dance couples, male and female that's all
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Not Nicky wanting to Make Marriage Straight Again?
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WHA-

i'm not homophobic, honestly i like gays in reality shows, and i liked Judge Rinder for example a lot

Carson Kressley also one of my faves from dwts usa, he was fab, he made me smile from week 1 till the week of his elimination

i just am traditional at dance couples, male and female that's all
Ok gay hater
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I've often seen people say they wont watch Love Island because its hetero couples, its just a preference of what you want to watch end of the day

I think it would be interesting and I am sure it won't be long before we see a same sex couple on strictly
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This.

Its lovely watching it as it is. Don't mess with a winning formula.
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But what if the pro doesnt want to?
Then they sound a bit childish and they can take or leave the job at any point.
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Then they sound a bit childish and they can take or leave the job at any point.
You cant force them into uncomfortable positions especially when they dont really need to add same sex couples it would just be box ticking
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I'm sure I read somewhere a few years back that one of the gay professional was also against the idea
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The job description has changed, they can take or leave it
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You cant force them into uncomfortable positions especially when they dont really need to add same sex couples it would just be box ticking
They're not being asked to shag them.
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