You know it's that time again. When the year is moving on, the nights are getting darker....and "Strictly Come Dancing" (BBC-1) is back on our screens again. You just know that a) Tess Daly's dress sense won't be any better; and b) Brucie's jokes will be from the prehistoric age.
But you also know that there will be lots of glitz and glamour to brighten up these Saturday nights (although sadly no Mark "Hot-hot-hot" Ramprakash :-(((( )
Tonight it was the celeb-boys turn to dazzle on the dancefloor - but the judges were in mostly unforgiving mood and mostly awarded 4's, 5's, 6's and 7's for tonight's first efforts.
Matt Di Angelo and Flavia Cacace: Another Eastenders actor, quelle surprise, and the queen of tango.
Brian Capron and Karen Hardy: Richard Hillman lives! And we think Karen is rather fab and we liked her frock tonight.
Dominic Littlewood and Lilia Kopylova: Bald bloke off the telly, and Mrs Bennett, who's won and been runner-up in last two years.
Willie Thorne and Erin Boag: Snooker-loopy big man partnering the ever-classy Ms Boag.
Gethin Jones and Camilla Dallerup: Blue Peter presenter who would appear to be this season's eye candy, and Brendan's ex.
Kenny Logan and Ola Jordan: Big rugby chap and saucy little Mrs Jordan.
John Barnes and Nicole Cutler: You got to hold and give....ex footballer and rapper and the ex Mrs Matthew Cutler.
Anyway John (despite unflattering yellow outfit) managed to find himself at the top of the leader board, whilst Kenny and Brian look like fighting it out in the dance-off. But, of course, you the viewer can all change that blah blah blah. Not likely, BBC. Not after all the recent phone vote scandals.
But in spite of all that, we at EuropeCrazy still love "Strictly Come Dancing", it's our most fave celeb reality show, and at last there is something worth staying in for on a Saturday night.
On the down side, we now have to wait till Sunday night for the results show. Oh well :-((
Anyway for what it's worth I think it'll be one of the ladies who will win it this year as they managed to outshine the chaps tonight with their show dance.
Update following Sunday's results show (really don't like this whole Saturday/Sunday thing):
The return of Mark and Karen! Feelin' hot-hot-hot! Needed a cold shower after this. He is just our favourite Strictly competitor/winner ever ever ever.
Brian and Karen and Kenny and Ola in the bottom 2 dance-off. The judges chose to save Kenny by a 3-1 vote. Quite sad that they are out, as Karen has gone from reigning champion to first eviction, but the problem with Brian this week was that he looked more as if he was going through an ordeal than taking part in a joyful activity like dancing.