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    Posted: 25 Feb 2012 at 10:02
In today's sun (can't find the article on line)
alreadyhad two screen testings, but in running with Karen Hardy, and Kara Tointon.
 
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  Quote deborah31 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Feb 2012 at 10:05

found it!!

 

 

Bruce No2 is up for
Strictly Come Dancing

Outsider steps into race
to replace Alesha Dixon

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Host ... the original Bruce, Bruce Forsyth
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By LEIGH HOLMWOOD
Published: Today at 01:57

THE choreographer behind the Take That musical is a front runner to replace Alesha Dixon on Strictly Come Dancing.

Karen Bruce, who has previously worked on Strictly and So You Think You Can Dance, has impressed bosses with two screen tests.

And she also has the support of many of the show's professional dancers.

Producers put together a shortlist for the judging role after Alesha jumped ship to Britain's Got Talent earlier this year. It includes choreographer Karen Hardy and previous winner Kara Tointon.

Giving the job to Bruce — who shares a name with host Bruce Forsyth — would be a risk for the BBC as she is little known outside dance circles.

A decision is expected in the next few weeks after the Beeb appoints a replacement executive producer for Strictly following the move of Moira Ross to The Voice.

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Opinions ... choreographer Karen Bruce has impressed the show's bosses

An insider said: "Karen has really impressed bosses. She is gutsy and ballsy and not afraid to give her opinion or say what she thinks — which is just what Strictly needs.

"She also comes with an expert knowledge of dance.

"Alesha had a high profile but she never had that detailed knowledge. But the major concern is that Bruce is far from a household name — and this could still get in the way of her getting the job."



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  Quote deborah31 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Feb 2012 at 13:17
sounds like she could be good then??
better than Kara Tointon anyday, that would just be replacing like with like.
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  Quote Bren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Feb 2012 at 23:41
hoepfully this will not happen we need someone with Ballroom latin background not another with no expertise in ballroom and latin and fed up of lack of technicality on the panel
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  Quote Bren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Feb 2012 at 23:42
Deborah Karen Bruce maybe a choreographer but she is not ballroom/latin qualified so might as well have Kara as have her
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  Quote BambionIce Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2012 at 10:06
"Little known outside dance circles"  Craig, Bruno and Len were all household names before they got the gig, of course...
 
It would be nice from the positon of a non-expert to hear more technical criticism from somebody on the panel, but let's face it, they're not there to judge, are they? They're really employed now as"personalities" to add "character" to proceedings. 
 
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Even Craig, who does his best to advise the celebs, gets shouted down and booed for his efforts, which really gets my goat.
 
 
 
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  Quote deborah31 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2012 at 12:13
 I imagine they don't want anyone to crowd Len on the ballroom/latin discipline, or give a different opinion on that front.
I personally wouldn't like Kara Tointon, I would prefer Karen Hardy out of all those mentioned so far, but she already has a 'spot' on the voice-overs on the show, unless they no longer do that next year.
It will obviously be a female on the panel whoever it is.
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  Quote Bren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2012 at 17:20
if they put Karen Hardy on the panel would switch off and NEVER watch the show again she is wooden and just plain odd in front of camera can anyone remember her awful show on Living cannot bear her on the red button let alone the panel  - she knows her stuff but just not good in front of camera
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  Quote Toots Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2012 at 17:56
Better than Karen. But I'm a bit concerned about the mix: Craig and Bruno are showbiz and glitz, this new girl is also showbiz and therefore we only have one ballroom judge in Len. I hope this next series doesn't turn into Glee!   Too many props and stunts will simple spoil the dancing.
 Did you hear, that daft dancer 'almost a singer' Andrew Stone from Pineapple thought he might be in the runningErmm He's one of those people you wish you could buy for what they are worth, and sell them for what they think they are worth.

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