1. I only know Celia, Ed, and Claudia. And of course the ubiquitous Angie, who I think needs to take a long break from television now. Please.

    I have enjoyed DWTS before, but I watch bits and pieces, usually while I’m doing something else. Maybe this season will have me sitting in front of the telly for the whole two hours :).

    • Surely Claudia will be a good dancer? I have no basis for this other than that she is fine boned and seems poised, so am thinking did childhood ballet. Ed K is extremely fit so we’ll find out if he’s coordinated. Of course, I’m barracking for Celia because she is hilarious

    • Yep. I got started watching it last year, until Curtly beat Olympia. That was so ridiculous that I didn’t bother after that.

  2. Isn’t it odd. I feel like I have been battered into submission by dating shows where it’s mandatory for contestants to behave badly so I am looking forward to something a bit more genteel.
    Surely it’s been years since we’ve had DWTS?
    It’s not the sort of show where I am glued to the tv but it’s a lovely show for watching whilst reading a book. I am happy.
    I know most of the contestants, although not necessarily well. It’s nice to see another side of them.
    Richard Wilkins’ son has done ballet as has Chloe. It feels like an unfair advantage. There should be some sort of handicapping system at the beginning, especially as I, too, want Celia and Claudia to remain in as long as poss.

  3. Celia was first up and I was pleasantly surprised.
    Good start.
    I was nervous for her. Well worth rewarding myself with a cup of cocoa.

  4. Ignoring what happened in the middle here, blahdy blah, and then Christian.
    I am really liking Christian.
    Not just as a dancer but as a guy who is really well spoken and genuinely funny. And he has beautiful hair.
    He could win himself a new fan base. I hope the haters don’t come out.

  5. Here’s the summation: mostly it was fun, it was a little too long, the interviews were the best part, and I had to turn Dean off – he was a car crash. What was the guy thinking? Has he not seen this show? Seriously, in what way did he think that this show would do him any favours?
    Celia was the best, I loved Christian and pick him for the winner, Travis was the surprise package, Chloe was pretty and elegant but her boobs are too big (and she can leave her mother at home. It won’t get her votes), and the rest were stiff and awkward and can only get better from here.
    And Grant Denyer is not funny. Do they not have someone else?
    The best way to watch from here will be to tape and fast forward. I don’t think I can sit through the whole thing again.

    • Let’s just get Amanda’s old Living Room crew to co-host. Baz can build the sets, Miguel can do catering, Chris can banter and provide emergency medical support (animals/humans – same diff, right?)

  6. I enjoyed last night’s episode mostly. I skipped watching Angie and the Lattanzi woman…and walked away from Dean’s performance after 10 seconds. Even the judges, who were trying to be kind and encouraging to everyone for the first dance, couldn’t find anything good to say about his performance.

    Claudia is graceful and may go far. Ed walking around with that open-mouthed smile was hilarious, but he might improve as he relaxes. There are so many long-legged men this season. One of the footy guys was pretty good, and Christian, well, he’s a gem. I’ll watch again and dust or play with my dog or something when Amanda and Grant are rabbiting on.

  7. Dami may not be the best dancer but she could win be because all Koreans will vote for her. Just like when she was won the X Factor.

    • I would vote for Dami. I really like her and I’m not even Korean 🙂
      Chloe bought all the assets she had – enormous boobs and her famous mother – but failed to bring anything interesting.
      As a non-MAFS watcher I’m not even sure what position I should take on Dean (please advise – happy to go along with consensus if we all hate him), but I enjoyed Travis.
      DWTS is kind of pleasant wallpaper, so I am not very invested but don’t care if I tune out and miss some.

    • Yes, BS, it’s not the sort of show that I will rush home from … well anything, to watch but it is enjoyable.
      I like Dami too. And I was especially amused by the learning-how-to-walk-heel-toe. It’s the sort of idiot thing I have seen and done, and it’s always funny. A bit like watching someone walk into a pole when they’re on their mobile phone.

  8. So long the winner is someone who can dance, work hard and improved through the series. No favours from judges, no sob stories.

  9. I dislike judges who try too hard to be controversial and difficult. There’s no reason to mark some dancers so low – remember, they are doing it for their charity.

  10. I want Angie to stay. I have just noticed that her partner is gorgeous. As in absolutely an 11 out of 10.
    Be still my beating heart. This is my new type.

    • I love it when you want a contestant to stay because of their partner. Some people were sad to see that guy voted out. They love his dancing partner.

  11. Okay, here’s the summation.
    Claudia opened. She is excellent but a bit stiff. Hard to watch. Then a whole bunch of people not as good as last time. Ed was a shocker, and, to quote one of the judges, Christian looked like it was a drag show. Given that he is one of my favourites, it can’t go on like this.
    Special mention to Olivia’s daughter, Chloe. The judges loved her but she looks like a human version of Jessica Rabbit. I don’t like to single people out because of their looks but there is a plastic surgeon out there who should be ashamed of himself.
    And then there were a couple of people who really improved. One was MAFS’ guy but he went home anyway. I’m guessing his marks from week one could not be compensated for. Judges were kind. I’m guessing because they had an inkling. It turned out to be a bit sad because he was really trying hard.
    And then the show ended with Celia. I love her. ❤️
    Just quietly, I’m glad this show is only on once a week. Some parts are a bit like watching paint dry.

  12. A gave it a shot last year….until Curtly outdanced 🤣🤣🤣 Olympia Valance. They should have done a TAR Australia….let the bad dancers, vote out the best ones.
    Fool me once….
    I have become cynical. 🧐

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