Strictly 2014 Line-up – Best Ever?

Posted by Jake on 31st August 2014

Sunday 7th of September at 8pm, Strictly Come Dancing returns to the BBC for its 12th season – and I’ve got to say I’m as excited as ever.  The line-up has been announced and it’s possibly the best yet!

For all that I think the show creates an image of salsa dancing that’s way off the mark, I think the show is so good at inspiring people to take up partner dancing, that I can forgive any sins and it’s gripping entertainment to boot!  Far better than that X-Factor nonsense…

The Line Up

  • Frankie Bridge from The Saturdays
  • Radio One DJ Scott Mills
  • TOWIE’s Mark Wright
  • Andy Murray’s mum Judy
  • Singer Pixie Lott
  • Simon Webbe from Blue
  • The Xtra Factor’s Caroline Flack
  • Master Chef critic Gregg Wallace
  • Jennifer Gibney, star of Mrs Brown’s Boys – whatever that is!
  • Alison Hammond from This Morning
  • Rugby player Thom Evans
  • Casualty star Sunetra Sarker
  • Hard man from EastEnders Jake Wood
  • Wildlife expert Steve Backshall
  • Tim Wonnacott – that excitable chap from Bargain Hunt

My Verdict

I think we’re set for a cracking season!  Scott Mills is an inspired choice, he blooming loves Strictly – it’s about time they got him on.  And Mark Wright is always good for a laugh.

It’ll be nice to see Gregg Wallace getting a grilling for once, and Tim Wonnacott is also perfect Revel Horwood fodder.  I’m also excited to see if Judy Murray has more personality than her sons.

But to be honest, they could drag 15 people off the street and I’d still be buzzing that Strictly is starting again!

What Do You Think?

But hey, that’s just my opinion.  What do you think of the line-up this year?  Inspired choices or Z-list nobodies?

Will the show be the same without Bruce?  Seems like my campaign ‘Winkleman for the Win’ has proved a success, so happy to see she’ll be presenting.  Just wish is was Tess and not Bruce stepping aside.

Or do you hate Strictly and couldn’t care less?!  Let me know what you think!

By Jake

Nearly a decade ago, I resolved to run a salsa night the way I thought it should be run and the idea for StreetSalsa was born.  The rest as they say is history..

I've made some of the best friends you could wish for through dancing, and want to share what a life-changing experience dance can be.

By Richard on 31st August 2014 at 00:49

I'm just very disappointed you don't know about Mrs Brown’s Boys. ;-)

By Carla (Carlita) on 31st August 2014 at 10:23

I'm just very very excited to see mark wright and thom Evans! ;-) he he sorry I'm a girl! Lol x

By Nicky on 31st August 2014 at 10:40

Steve backshall is the one I'll be looking out for... having spent the last few years watching his programmes with my daughter I must confess to having a bit of a crush on him!! Lol :-) 

By Jake on 31st August 2014 at 22:32

Enlighten me Rich!  So gutted Bruce is not on it this year, will the show be the same?!

By Sophie on 7th September 2014 at 16:46

Haha...this is the first time that I have seen the line up. These guys are clearly not A-lister types but they are an interesting bunch. I'm looking forward to Scott Mills too! Lol

By Carla (Carlita) on 9th September 2014 at 11:02

OMG simon webb has some serious moves, and so does the guy from eastenders!

Loved the opening show i must admit!

What did you guys think?? x

By Jake on 9th September 2014 at 22:36

Think it's going to be the best one yet!  It's so cheesy and over the top - I love it :)

Yeah everyone says 'who are these people?' Sophie, but I reckon they pick people for their personalities!

By Allison on 10th September 2014 at 15:35

i love the line up! great mix of funny , talented people x