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This Is The End

Those of you still reading may remember that at the start of the year I put up a blog post saying that my blogging days were coming to an end, but that I would be going out on a (possible) high by doing one last series of Strictly. Since then the Universe has basically repeatedly hopped in saying “are you suuuuuuuuuuuuuure?”. Kevin and AJ, two of the most…content providing pros leave, the coronavirus strikes and makes us all miserable, the coronavirus strikes and makes me feel like it’d be a bit rotten making fun of what will no doubt be a show doing its best under very testing circumstances and necessarily coming up with a compromised end-product, the coronavirus striking and making me very very very busy at work, the coronavirus striking and making it impossible to tell when this series is even going to start and under what format…a lot of stuff, mostly, let’s face it, regarding coronavirus.

And on Friday came the two final straws that broke the camel’s back – firstly, after over a decade of letting me run endless pointless polls on this blog for free, wordpress have decided they’re going to start charging for the privilege, and secondly, and infinitely more importantly, the news that there’s going to be NO BRUNO this year. Either because of, yes, coronavirus travel restrictions, OR because he’s finally found D of such high quality in LA that one week a winter is no longer enough.

At any rate, the upshot is that sadly, I won’t be recapping this year’s series of Strictly, mostly on the grounds that if you’re not going to be doing something properly (ie with polls on whose face when they’re called safe most looks lime they’re cumming) then it’s not worth doing, and the last piece of #content that will be shared on this blog will be the results of the Pro Poll 2020. WordPress at least having allowed me to get that in before they turn the taps off. The countdown begins next week, get yourselves ready.

A Very Quick Market Research Post

Look, I know we just want this series of Strictly over and done with, and everybody’s getting in the Christmas mood and doesn’t want to think about bloody January but

No you are not having full recaps and no you cannot have both *smacks hand with wooden spoon*

Perilously Close To A Market Research Post

So, this Spring, there will most likely be a clash in the reality tv schedules of blog schisming proportions. First of all there is the return of long-running blog favourite The Apprentice, then the HIGHLY EXCITING return of Andrew Lloyd Eyebags on ITV, hunting for Jesus. Then, on BBC 1, the potential launch of a new world-conquering reality franchise (or, as is looking increasingly likely, a new So You Think You Can Dance UK) in “The Voice”. And let’s face it, I’m not recapping them all. So here’s your opportunity to show me your focus group side and tell me what you’re most interested in reading about in my long-form, rambling, recaps this Easter. Some small points to consider, although I generally am not fussed particularly either way, honest :

a) If someone wins The Apprentice because they’ve got a magic nail file again, I will KICK OFF.
b) I can’t help but feeling that a large part of what made Andrew Lord Eyebags shows endearing is going to be lost in the translation to ITV (by which I mostly mean “Graham Norton”)
c) The Voice looks like it could be the most boring and self-righteous reality show of all time.
d) That could count either way in how much fun it’d be to recap to be honest.
e) I would rather slice open my eyeballs with lemon-drenched razors than try to get screencaps off ITV Player, so the Lord Eyebags Show MAY end up being text-only if I recap it.