On a gloomy day in the real world, this silly dancing show continues to provide some much-needed joy
It glittered and was gay: Strictly’s first week was a whirlwind of surprises as the couples found their feet.
Nothing is normal, but at least Strictly’s launch show is still far too long and not particularly enjoyable. I could not have loved it more.
This bright, modern show manages to reflect the world we live in – or would like to live in – with a phenomenal ensemble cast, high production values and a lot of heart.
Nicola Adams is set to make history in the show’s first same-sex couple and the BBC are well aware that millions of queer eyes are on them.