|Dani Harmer and Vincent Simone|
|The Strictly... 2012 judges|
|New judge Darcy Bussell with Ian Waite on Saturday's launch show|
I'd also been looking forward to seeing the group dance, which would be our first chance to see this new set of celebrities in action. But, to be honest, there was so much going on in that dance that it was really difficult to keep your eye on anyone so I'm still really none-the-wiser as to who can throw a few shapes and who's got a hell of a lot of work to do.
So, we've had our little taster of what's to come. And I really cannot wait for October 5th to get here and for the competition to kick-off properly with a weekend of Strictly... shows. Absolute heaven! Bring it on!
OK. That's Strictly... dealt with. Now let's move onto the X Factor. I was still bored with the audition shows, so I was more than grateful to find out that they're over and done with now. Next week we move onto the Boot Camp stage, where we might actually get a better look at what talent they've managed to unearth because those audition shows are nothing but a confusing and irritating vehicle for the judges rather than a way of weeding out the pointless from the potential stars-in-the-making.
|X Factor hopeful Jade Ellis|
|Another X Factor hopeful, Robbie Hance|
Just for the record, though, Strictly... won the ratings war last Saturday. And Simon Cowell is, apparently, not happy...