Former political journalist and the unquestionable star of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing John Sergeant has, alas, decided that enough is enough and the joke has gone on long enough. After being continually criticised by the judges, and in spite of the huge public support, this funny, charming and thoroughly entertaining gentlemen has quit the show.
Whilst I certainly understand why he felt the need to do this I can’t help feeling that this light entertainment show has, in this case, lost some of the very things that made it successful. Humour and the opportunity for the viewing audience to stick two fingers up at the judges and vote for whoever they judge fit. Contrary to the insistent proclamations of some, this is not a dance contest. It’s more than that. If it were not, the old format Come Dancing would never have become unpopular and faded from our screens.
Strictly Come Dancing is purely and simply light-hearted entertainment. It’s disposable television intended for those of us who just want to turn off for a short while and watch something that demands nothing.
Let’s not take it too seriously, please. It kind of defeats the object.
John actually looking quite graceful in my humble opinion.