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My family and I decided to book tickets to see Strictly Come Dancing at the O2. My family, meaning my mum, sister, nephew and niece and myself who all watch it. The husbands did not want to go. I have wanted to go for years and this year it just seemed right. However, my condition/illness restricted me. So much that my mum drove to London from Essex, which helped me as there were also no weekend trains due to the Crossrail work. We arrived and were offered the Sky Backstage Lounge. Where my niece got some glitter painted on her face and had her nails painted. As she is only five, she loved it. But she did comment that there was not much there for boys to do except play on some tablets. We went and found our seats and this was our view.
The event was just like one from the TV show. The celebrities all danced both a latin and ballroom number and were judged by Craig Revel Horwood, Darcy Bussell and Bruno Tonioli.
My favourites dances to watch were the professional dancers opening number. The pairings were Gemma Atkinson & Aljaž Skorjanec. Alexandra Burke & Gorka Marquez, Susan Calman & Kevin Clifton, Davood Ghadami & Nadiya Bychkova, Joe McFadden & Katya Jones, Debbie McGee & Giovanni Pernice and Jonnie Peacock & Oti Mabuse.
I was pleased to finally see the show. But I was not impressed I would have liked more dancing, this seemed to be just a re-run of one of the TV shows. It would have be nice to have had something new for the live performance. Maybe I was expecting too much. And please do not get me wrong, I appreciate how hard everyone works on the show. I just wanted to see something more unique.