Poor John Sergent. One of my favourite BBC reporters has been forced out of the TV show, Strictly Come Dancing.
You get a load of has-been celebrites, desperate to revive their careers…well some of them, not all of them.
Rachel Stevens (yes, remember her?) for example, Jodie Kidd (after the cocaine scandal), loads of sports *stars* i’ve never heard of. This is a golden ticket to some quick publicity and a modelling deal with Marks & Spencer’s probably.
Anyway, so John was still in the competition despite not being very good and last week this resulted in Cheri Lunghi, the woman from the Nescafe ads, being voted out.
Apparently in the world of people-who-do-not-leave-their-sofas-and-tape-everything-but-not-commercials-and-believe-Oralndo-Bloom-is-their-imaginary-boyfriend this was catastrophic.
Because “true” talent was being ignored.
Arelene Philips, who is one of the wonky faced judges (just one of them) said:
“When [other celebrities] put hours in the practice studio they are constantly working. They do not sit down, and I know with John, he sits and reads the Guardian. A lot of time he and his dance partner spend fooling around.” She added: “I hope this does not go on to the final.”
Well, Arlene, your comment does not just insult John, it insults his partner Kristina Rihanof, because presumably, if he’s sitting round reading The Guardian then she must be filing her nails somewhere.
Arlene has now also now a self appointed wonky god like figure. The public are dumb, is what she’s trying to say. We are not capable of being trusted of mvoting for people on stupid reality shows.
Well the thing is, I never personally vote on these shows – seriously who has the time and money? I didn’t even vote for Laura White, who I love, and look how far she’s…oh crap. Anyway.
PEOPLE CAN VOTE FOR WHO THE HELL THEY WANT.
Lest you forget, fatty judges, it is the sad gits like me, paying the TV licence who are paying your wages. You don’t do anything critical. You don’t even wear nice outfits. Get off your high horse and understand that it’s an entertainment show and once again PEOPLE CAN VOTE FOR WHO THEY WANT!
Look, this is how I see it and others may disagree. If you only want “good” people in the final, then don’t put any “bad” people in it to begin with – oh, but wait. It would be a really, really boring show. But at the same time they EXPECT the bad people to leave early on so they can get down to the “real” dancing. But you can’t have everything you own way – the bad dancers for people to laugh at, the good dancers at the ends when viewing figures are critical.
Also the majority of the people on the show take is so seriously because its a career reviver. It’s self serving essentially.
And the way the choose contestants is never fair. Can John Sergent really match up to Rachel Stevens? Obviously not, because Rachel is young and has been dancing with SClub7 for years and years – hell, I dare say she’d put “dancing” as one of the skills on her CV, no? Either you get a bunch of true novice’s or you don’t.
John has stepped down. I feel bad for his Partner who must have worked hard at this show too. I won’t be watching this pile of crap – well, I never watch it anyway, but even when I am bored out of my mind, I will still not watch it.
Errr what else. I’ve run out. Over to you….