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2016 Strictly Come Dancing Update

Ed Balls If there is one thing the British public never tire of being repeated, its repetition. Year after year we witness similar storylines on Strictly, and the British public lap it up. This year in what will always be known as the Widdecombe role, is Ed Balls, who continues to survive and thrive in the show, although almost certainly will politely bow out / find a by-election, before he becomes a true contender. In the meantime, the Beeb will lap up the free press coverage, and of course, the extra highbrow viewers that Balls bring. Not to mention the bookmakers of course, all of whom have been perfectly happy to quote outlandish odds on the Balls, and take innocent... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Monday, October 31st, 2016
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X Factor 2016 Update

Fright Night Matt Terry is unquestionably the obvious winner, although with two months still to go, odds-on prices cannot be recommended. As we have already seen, the show’s producers take tabloid stories very seriously… The consequence of Terry going in to 8/13 (odds courtesy of Paddy Power) is that the second favourites 5 After Midnight have drifted out to 4/1, particularly significant in light of Cowell’s vituperative words on Saturday night. What is important to note is how low the standard has fallen in recent years. There is no Leona Lewis left waiting to be discovered. Someone would have had to have spent the last few years in an Austrian sex dungeon, to have avoided applying to Pop Idol /... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2016
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Strictly Come Dancing 2016

The Real Reason we all pay our License Fee Bloody Bake Off. We quite frankly hate everything about it, from the irritating innuendo-filled presenting Woolrich Uomo style, to the fact that given it is all pre-recorded, you can’t have a bet on it. Go to Channel 4 you fiends. Even better – go to Sky One and never darken our door again. Strictly on the other hand. Good old Brucie. They’ve what!! Ah but they will never take Len Goodman alive. I see! Well at least we can bet on it. Having survived the launch episodes (the Charity Shield of Strictly if you please) and done the usual tabloid publicity with speculation as to whose marriage may be the first... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
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Eurovision Final 2016

RIP Terry Like reading about globalisation, and the British Army’s failure to hold Basra, there are times when the UK’s limited power whacks you over the head. Things ain’t what they used to be kids. We no longer stroll into foreign countries pillaging their raw materials and their even rawer women. We no longer have a lead in our people’s intellect or talent. And of course, we no longer have a chance in Eurovision. Time was when the annual contest would be a good old healthy battle between the United Kingdom, France and Abba, where the Germans were there to make us laugh, and the Russians to provide panto villains. Nowadays, it is a shock if a country from outside... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, May 13th, 2016
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Eurovision 2016 Semi Final No 2

On BBC4, natch Once the preserve of arty documentaries about fancy foreign guff, the demise of BBC3 (we’ve just noticed too,) has left a big ‘unfancy foreign guff’ shaped hole for the Big Suits at Television Centre to fill. Hence it is with trepidation that we head to Ch116, and having watched the first semi to get with the form (Greece and Iceland the major shock casualties), we cast our eye over the rest of the pack, in what could be our final ever Eurovision!! Ukraine are hotly fancied to do some damage in the contest once more, and they are rightly favourites to win this semi. And if Russia are trying to drag Ukraine out of Europe, I would... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 12th, 2016
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Celebrity Big Brother 2016

Down Down Deeper and Down What could be crasser than a professional dancer/cuckolder announcing live on television that she is expecting her new partner’s baby, knowing all too well that his ex-wife would be watching, unaware of this momentous news? Ah – how about telling someone their ex-husband has died live on screen? Will that do it for you? To say this season’s Winter CBB has plumbed the depths, is an understatement along the lines of saying Leicester have done ok this season. Long gone are the fun old days of Vanessa Feltz having a mental breakdown, or George Galloway wrecking his political career. What would not so long ago have been viewed as entirely taboo, is now pumped out... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
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I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here 2015

Dm dm dm dm dm The catchy theme tune, the obscure faded sports star, and the tabloids getting rather pervy with the concept of attractive women showering; it can only mean one thing – Jungle is back. The line-up is a typically eclectic mix. Totty from reality shows (Vicky Pattison and Ferne McAnn) and totty from future reality shows (Jorgie Porter.) Reality male totty (Spencer Matthews and George Shelley.) An out there homosexual (Brian Friedman.) Sports star (Kieron Dyer.) Lunatics (Chris Eubank and Lady Colin Campbell.) Washed-up television stars (Yvette Fielding and Susannah without Trinny). And finally the ‘I didn’t think he needed the money’ (Duncan Bannatyne.) We are nothing but sports gurus here at Oggs, so lets get the... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
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Eurovision 2015

Arise European brothers for it is time for everyone to gather on their sofa from Portsmouth to Paris from Telford to Tel Aviv to listen to the ‘best’ music Europe can offer. By Saturday early evening you’ll be wondering how on form Terry Wogan will be. A few minutes in you’ll remember he no longer does it. Sweden have been long ante post favourites and deservedly so. Sung by Mans Zelmerlow, the staging is fantastic and really stands out to someone watching it for the first time, it’s also ominous that in the Swedish National Final he polled more of the public vote than the 2012 runaway Eurovision Winner Loreen. Much like last year the semi finals of Eurovision have... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Celebrity Big Brother 2015

5 things that will happen… 1) Katie Hopkins will be edited nicely: Quite simply, the girl is box office. Guaranteed to say sufficiently ridiculous guff to fill the front pages of Richard Desmond’s papers for an entire series, the producers realise that she can’t fall early. Hence her instant conscription to the ‘be nice’ task. It is a tough balance; keep her nice but still controversial, yet the series’ success could depend on how it is struck. 2) Cheggers will be wary of any knocks on the door: Surely he is only in there to dodge Operation Yewtree Coppers. Either way, he is a lay at 4.3 (the current favourite.) We have our suspicions that the whole ‘Cheggers’ shtick is... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, January 9th, 2015
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Strictly Come Dancing 2014

Strictly speaking we’re X-Factor fans here at Oggs HQ but we can’t resist the occasional flick of the TV remote over to the excellent Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1. There may not be Brucie any more but there can still be a bang for your buck if you follow our tips on the remaining contenders. Judy Murray spent the last few weeks managing to embarrass herself only slightly less than her son Andy did against Roger Federer last week and whilst a lovely lady she had about as much rhythm as a drunken sailor and had no place in the latter weeks of this programme. Eight are left in but rule out Sunetra Sarker and Steve Backshall, it’ll be a... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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