There cannot be many of us, here in England, who are not watching "Dancing On Ice". The T.V. show where celebrities who have never skated in their lives are paired with a professional skater. The couples then compete against others to find the best.
Last Saturday night I just fell about laughing at the performance of Todd Carty. He is just totally hopeless with no sense of balance. What set me off even more was the Presenter - he was unable to read out the scores for laughing.
Todd is a real entertainer with a great sense of humour, hats off to him for giving it a go but............................he is a danger. What is going to happen if the public keep voting him back, as they did on Saturday?
He has already admitted that his professional partner is too scared of his lack of ability to allow him to try and lift her. What happens when they have to use props as they do every year, when they have to use ariel wires?
I dread to think. Doubtless, millions will be in front of their t.v. screens next Sunday to see if he does better ..................or worse.
I am very fond of Todd. I have watched him since he was a child actor playing the part of "Tucker" in "Grange Hill". Then he went on to "Eastenders" and most latterly, "The Bill". He is a very likeable person and he certainly gave us a classic t.v. moment on Saturday night. However, a skater he is NOT and I think it is time to skate off the ice for good.
Seriously, he could badly injure himself or injure his partner and she has her career to think of. Much as we love you Todd, I think it is time to wish you goodbye.
However, thanks for the great laugh you gave us on Saturday night. For all our American friends who did not see it and for the Brits who might have missed it, I found his performance on YouTube and I am going to share it with you today. I laugh again each time I see it.
The freezing weather is supposed to be making a return at the weekend with arctic blasts from Russia. Snow is expected in the South and East of the country. Whether we get any remains to be seen.
I hope to come back with some other entries soon, just as soon as the muse visits me again.
Hope you are all doing well, dear friends and readers.