As they limber up, the orchestra strings
Tune themselves against the chatter,
The excited backdrop of the ballroom floor.
They’ve trained for this, for the audience coughs
And the roving lights of TV cameras,
And yet veins are pumped with pins and needles
As music so familiar, we thought we’re born
With it thrumming its beat in our fetal hearts
Plays over loudspeakers tinny with age.
The lights will come up and the music will start
And all they can hope for is a sweeping of tens
With tables clapping and judges all standing.
It was the first time the Strictly Come Dancing contestants did a dance last night and it proved to be quite the show. I’m not normally a huge fan, but there is an Olympic swimmer in the mix so it suddenly became much more interesting this year. Plus, I don’t mind admitting that I’ve got a bit of a thing for Dan Walker.
However, in my humble opinion it was Robert Webb’s Cha Cha Cha that stole the show. It was camp comedy genius and if I could give any of them a ten, it would be him.
I defy you to watch it without laughing. You are welcome.