Tess Daly said she feels Seriously coming to Dancing has shown the importance of showing on screen as she recalls how “wonderful” it felt for the show’s first all-male pairing. program to dance in the finals last year.
His famous dance competition returned to screens this weekend for its 20th series, with Daly and Claudia Winkleman returning to host duties.
Daly, who has presented the BBC One show since its first series in 2004, reflected on how she feels it has evolved over the years with audiences.
“I think the show has evolved and changed for the better,” she said. We are constantly developing and pushing ourselves.
“We have the most incredible production team, our executive producer, Sarah James, is a true genius.
“We have matured with our audience. Last year, we danced with all the boys in the final and it was absolutely amazing.
“I think it really shows how important it is to see the image displayed on our screens.”
In the 2021 series, Bake Off star John Whaite and professional dancer Johannes Radebe became the first all-male couple on the show and finished as runner-up.
The 53-year-old model and presenter revealed that the group “didn’t know” it would last this long when it first started, and that she has to remind herself from time to time about the importance of being on the show. submit.
Reflecting on why she feels the show has stuck with the country for so long, she added: “I think it’s the warmth of the show and the joy it brings.
“There’s always a serious atmosphere of celebration in the studio, and I really think that makes the audience at home feel a part of it, that’s because we couldn’t have done it without it. surname.
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“Our audience grew up with us, I meet people who always say, ‘I’ve been watching the show since I was a kid, I watch it with my family on Saturday nights, it’s the only show we’ve ever seen. sat together a family to watch, we planned our weekends around there’.
“It feels like a huge privilege to be a part of people’s lives. It’s a good TV feeling at its best, and honestly, we all need more of the feel-good factor in our lives right now. “
Daly started a dance competition with the late Sir Bruce Forsyth and Winkleman presented the spin-off It Takes Two.
In 2010, Winkleman began co-presenting Sunday night results with Daly and later became co-host on Saturday live shows after Sir Bruce’s departure in 2014.
Discussing the longevity of the show, Winkleman added: “We consider it our absolute business to make sure that celebrities have a good time, and I hope that shows up on the show. screen.
“We have the best professional dancers in the world, Dave Arch, an amazing cast, Tess, and four unbelievable judges.
“I think it’s exciting to see people try something new, which is what celebrities are doing.
“You go on a ‘journey’ with them. So lots of little elements, all jumbled up into a glittery ball covered with spray paint.”
Serious dancing continues on Saturdays at 6:30pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
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