ULTIMATE STRICTLY Advent Calendar 2018

Saturday 15th December

Not all of my favourite dances are necessarily the best example of that dance, and some don’t even come close, and this is one of those dances. I am a big cricket fan, so I’m always delighted when a cricketer takes part in Strictly, but Michael Vaughan was the icing on the cake for me. It particularly tickled me that they partnered him with Australian dancer Natalie Lowe (for non-cricket fans, the England v Australia series known as The Ashes is the biggest competition in cricket for both teams). Nat did an amazing job teaching Michael over the series, and by the time he left the competition, his ballroom was very good, but unfortunately latin and Michael were not friends. This jive was only week two so you can’t expect it to be perfect, but it is one I regularly watch especially when I need cheering up, as he tries so hard, but when Nat has to hide her face because she’s laughing I can’t help joining in - it’s at 42 seconds in case you haven’t spotted it before!