Went to Birmingham at the weekend for the live performance of my favourite TV Show ~ Strictly Come Dancing. The tickets were an inspired and very thoughtful Christmas present from my children. The show was at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham. The whole day was wonderful. The NIA is set in the most beautiful part of Birmingham, Brindley Place, where the canals meet. The setting is always beautiful with trees , water and lighting, but on Sunday it was amazing as the whole scene was set off beautifully by an iced covering of crisp white snow.
Once inside the arena, the performance was truly spectacular. The costumes, choreography and lighting were breathtaking. The professional dancers were fabulous and the celebrity contestants were superb. My favourite of course was the Olympic Gymnast ~ silver medal winner ~ Louis Smith. he really should be the next James Bond as he has looks, style, physique and boy can he dance!
- Strictly Come Dancing: Live, Birmingham NIA; touring, review (telegraph.co.uk)
- Craig Revel Horwood is the true star of Strictly Come Dancing | Sarah Ditum (guardian.co.uk)