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Tommo for "Strictly Come Dancing"

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    insomniac
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    Press Assoc. 02:30.

    " Teledu and BBC, co-producers of Strictly Come Dancing have confirmed Channel 4 racing celebrity Derek Thompson will compete in the series to be shown this autumn
    "Soccer, snooker, rugby, cricket and athletics have all had competetitors in the first 5 series," explained artistic director Alf Priolo, "so we were keen to get someone from the horse racing world. Derek is a well known and popular figure. His charm and humour should win him lots of public support."
    Thompson (55) (Tommo to his fans), has been released from his C4, Attheraces and talksport duties whilst competing. He is, by his own admission, quite clumsy on the dancefloor and, in his own words "has made more fillies lame than a one-armed blacksmith."
    He did admit to having a basic grasp of the waltz and foxtrot. Asked how far he could progress in the demanding competition Tommo replied, "that’s a tough one. I think I’ll leave that to the judges."
    Other celebrities for the sixth series of the show will be revealed in the next few weeks."

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    seabird
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    I feel that this post may be connected to today’s date……….which is a shame.

    Colin

    #154833
    Burroughhill
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    More of a relief I think. :shock: You’ve blown it now though Seabird, it would have been nice to see if anyone got taken in! I NEARLY did: I thought "You’ve got to be kidding" and then I thought "ohhhhh you are!"

    #154836
    yeats
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    Good one, I got taken in at first, the thing that alerted me was the wrong age, a bit more research required in future insomniac :lol:

    #154847
    Kautostar1
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    Like it! Got quite excited` for a bit until realised date. Haha. gutted lol

    #154871
    Matron
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    This has got to be another April 1st wind-up:-

    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/dancingonic … n-ice.html

    Could you imagine McCririck on the ice!

    Regards – Matron
    :cool:

    #154886
    insomniac
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    yep – did google to try and find out how old Tommo is but wasn’t successful. Ah well – ’til next year then!

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    % MAN
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    yep – did google to try and find out how old Tommo is but wasn’t successful. Ah well – ’til next year then!

    dob 31st July 1950

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    seabird
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    How about his dod?

    Colin

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    Himself
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    I can hear him now after his first waltz, to Brucie –

    " Hey big fella, didn’t I do well…. hahaha haaaaa ! " :lol:

    Gambling Only Pays When You're Winning

    #154900
    doublethetrouble
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    you got to have a laugh .i hope he doesnt see it . he might believe it himself

    #154925
    Kautostar1
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    yep – did google to try and find out how old Tommo is but wasn’t successful. Ah well – ’til next year then!

    dob 31st July 1950

    Seriously how do you know that?? That’s clever!
    There’s people on this forum that literally know everything about racing and the people involved in it. It always amazes me

    #154935
    % MAN
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    yep – did google to try and find out how old Tommo is but wasn’t successful. Ah well – ’til next year then!

    dob 31st July 1950

    Seriously how do you know that?? That’s clever!
    There’s people on this forum that literally know everything about racing and the people involved in it. It always amazes me

    No clever trick Kautostar – The Directory Of the Turf has 99% of all the info you need

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    AngloGerman
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    " Teledu and BBC, co-producers of Strictly Come Dancing have confirmed Channel 4 racing celebrity Derek Thompson will compete in the series to be shown this autumn
    "Soccer, snooker, rugby, cricket and athletics have all had competetitors in the first 5 series," explained artistic director Alf Priolo, "so we were keen to get someone from the horse racing world. Derek is a well known and popular figure. His charm and humour should win him lots of public support."quote]

    Nearly fell for this, but the name ‘Alf Priolo’ gave it away – just re-arrange the letters!!!!

    Darren – AngloGerman

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    clivex
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    Pity they didnt choose Barry Dennis

    when Thommo is booted out first round…. would like ruby to ask him if he chose the wrong partner…. :D

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