So what’s new in the Strictly Results Show for 2011? Well…not a lot really. There’s something called Len’s Lens, which features lots of slowed-down clips of the dances from last night, with everyone laughing at how stupid everyone looks in slow motion. There’s a comedy skit revolving around the theme of “Broadway”, because next week is Broadway Week. It’s not funny, excep incidentally, and that only a bit, so that much remains the same. Also new is the removal of the judges bits from the recap which sadly were always the best bits, in that they featured Alesha stuffing her face with pretzels and breadsticks and cheesy footballs like a woman dying of hunger. And who didn’t love that?
Things that are the same? The results are still revealed in waves of sex faces and people at the top of the leaderboard vainly trying to look surprised. I mean, not that it wouldn’t have been hilarious if Jason/Holly/Chelsee tumbled that far, but it’s barely possible. Also there’s a group routine to Lady Gaga. The end involves Erin ringing Gaga up to tell her to hurry up and release another singer because they’re running out. They’re saving up the recreation of the Telephone video with Natalie as Gaga and Erin as Beyonce for the final, because they KNOW IT WILL KILL ME DEAD WITH THE AMAZINGNESS!
Claudia’s back as well, although even more of a spare part because she’s not on It Takes Two any more. At one point she looks at Robbie Savage like she wants to ask him if he’s who replaced Jared. Also the special guest singer (this week Will Young) comes on and does his new single that nobody will buy, accompanied with dancers he’s brought himself from the So You Think You Can Dance rejects bin. It’s none of it very uplifting. He could at least have done that homoerotic Black Swan routine from his video. With Pasha. Maybe.
Actual results? Eh, who cares about that when there’s filler to be filled. In the end, it’s the two people near the bottom of the leaderboard who were on earliest – Audley and Edwina – who are in the bottom two. You can almost see why they dress the inevitability up can’t you? In the end going home is Edwina. She looks kind of pissed off. Ah well. Not every politician can be as gracious and elegant and beloved as Widdy, you know?