Strictly 2018.

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Cold

5,700 posts

26 months

Tuesday 14th August
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
Who is the YouTube'r they've announced? Even the other half doesn't know which means they must be niche (or we're getting old).
Joe Sugg is the brother of Zoella. I'm ashamed to admit to knowing that.

LaurasOtherHalf

14,080 posts

132 months

Tuesday 14th August
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Cold said:
LaurasOtherHalf said:
Who is the YouTube'r they've announced? Even the other half doesn't know which means they must be niche (or we're getting old).
Joe Sugg is the brother of Zoella. I'm ashamed to admit to knowing that.
I have relented and googled but all I've learned is YouTube'r Joe Suggs is only famous because his sister Zoe Suggs is a YouTube'r, quite how she got famous is still beyond me rotate


I feel old.

Cold

5,700 posts

26 months

Tuesday 14th August
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Zoella is a classic example of knowing your audience and giving them what they want. Although her star could be considered to be on the wane simply due to her and her fanbase getting older, she has been savvy enough to be able to convert her appeal into cash while she could.
Book deals, merchandise and branded products has allowed her to amass a multi million pound fortune before her 30th birthday.

Her brother has definitely ridden her coat tails but has managed to carve out a career for himself by appealing to a similar demographic of teen and pre-teen girls.

You can scoff their chosen paths if you want but they are both successful in their careers and both have put the hours in over the years.

I would predict that Joe will do moderately well at this competition especially any element that involves a phone/online vote. The reach these two have across social media platforms is considerable.

Clockwork Cupcake

57,831 posts

208 months

Tuesday 14th August
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Cold said:
I would predict that Joe will do moderately well at this competition especially any element that involves a phone/online vote. The reach these two have across social media platforms is considerable.
And that's as much what Strictly is about as the dancing, sadly. Time and again we've seen poor dancers stay on due to the public vote.

Still, it gives ash73 something to moan about before his annual mid-season Flounce Announce. biggrin

Halmyre

6,717 posts

75 months

Wednesday 15th August
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
BossHogg said:
Mrshogg watches it religiously, gives me the opportunity to perve at pretty girls in tight outfits with her blessing! laugh
And this is why Strictly has something for (almost) everyone. smile


Edited by Clockwork Cupcake on Tuesday 14th August 12:44
I'm in the (almost) category. I can't stand the bloody programme, Lady H loves it, and it may have fit young women in tight outfits, but the demented shrieking of the audience and the vacuous waffle of the presenters and the judges more than counterbalances that.

And now if you'll excuse me, I need to nip down to the sweet shop for a fresh bag of humbugs and soor plooms.
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chris4652009

937 posts

20 months

Wednesday 15th August
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Cold said:
LaurasOtherHalf said:
Who is the YouTube'r they've announced? Even the other half doesn't know which means they must be niche (or we're getting old).
Joe Sugg is the brother of Zoella. I'm ashamed to admit to knowing that.
I'm still none the wiser

Robertj21a

4,748 posts

41 months

Wednesday 15th August
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chris4652009 said:
I'm still none the wiser
I guess that you may just be one of an earlier generation when Vloggers didn't exist !

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BossHogg

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3,490 posts

114 months

Wednesday 15th August
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Is that a polite way of saying "get in the 21st century you old duffer!" laugh

Shakermaker

7,595 posts

36 months

Wednesday 15th August
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chris4652009 said:
Cold said:
LaurasOtherHalf said:
Who is the YouTube'r they've announced? Even the other half doesn't know which means they must be niche (or we're getting old).
Joe Sugg is the brother of Zoella. I'm ashamed to admit to knowing that.
I'm still none the wiser
Why not? This is PH at its finest.

You've been told who they are, and what they do. I haven't ever watched his content, or that of his sister, but I can easily grasp the concept of "someone being well known for making videos on YouTube and successfully making money from that"

I wouldn't know him if he sat down opposite me at dinner, but the same can be said for a huge number of people who are only "famous" amongst their specific demographic fan base. Or most musicians, even from the bands I listen to a lot, would be unfamiliar to me, as would most footballers, the cast of any soap opera other than those who have made the move into other areas where I may have seen them. But with the explanation, for example, that "here is Maisie Smith, she's an actress known for her role as Tiffany Butcher in Eastenders" (thanks Wikipedia) then I could understand their appointment to a show such as Strictly.

Clockwork Cupcake

57,831 posts

208 months

Wednesday 15th August
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Shakermaker said:
Why not? This is PH at its finest.

You've been told who they are, and what they do. I haven't ever watched his content, or that of his sister, but I can easily grasp the concept of "someone being well known for making videos on YouTube and successfully making money from that"

I wouldn't know him if he sat down opposite me at dinner, but the same can be said for a huge number of people who are only "famous" amongst their specific demographic fan base. Or most musicians, even from the bands I listen to a lot, would be unfamiliar to me, as would most footballers, the cast of any soap opera other than those who have made the move into other areas where I may have seen them. But with the explanation, for example, that "here is Maisie Smith, she's an actress known for her role as Tiffany Butcher in Eastenders" (thanks Wikipedia) then I could understand their appointment to a show such as Strictly.
Well, quite. yes


Halmyre

6,717 posts

75 months

Wednesday 15th August
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Shakermaker said:
chris4652009 said:
Cold said:
LaurasOtherHalf said:
Who is the YouTube'r they've announced? Even the other half doesn't know which means they must be niche (or we're getting old).
Joe Sugg is the brother of Zoella. I'm ashamed to admit to knowing that.
I'm still none the wiser
Why not? This is PH at its finest.

You've been told who they are, and what they do. I haven't ever watched his content, or that of his sister, but I can easily grasp the concept of "someone being well known for making videos on YouTube and successfully making money from that"

I wouldn't know him if he sat down opposite me at dinner, but the same can be said for a huge number of people who are only "famous" amongst their specific demographic fan base. Or most musicians, even from the bands I listen to a lot, would be unfamiliar to me, as would most footballers, the cast of any soap opera other than those who have made the move into other areas where I may have seen them. But with the explanation, for example, that "here is Maisie Smith, she's an actress known for her role as Tiffany Butcher in Eastenders" (thanks Wikipedia) then I could understand their appointment to a show such as Strictly.
I suppose it's as if Georges Melies got a spot on Strictly Come Dancing in 1902 (when Bruce Forsyth was just turning grey) and people were saying "Who he? Moving pictures? What's that, it's not a real thing is it?"

Nom de ploom

4,703 posts

110 months

Wednesday 15th August
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i suppose it means that younger people's definition of celebrity especially in the digital media age is different to those over 35.

it might get more younger people watching and then potentially into dance which is a good thing

Clockwork Cupcake

57,831 posts

208 months

Wednesday 15th August
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A lot of years, most of the contestants gets filed under "an actor", "a musician", "a presenter", etc. if I haven't heard of them. It doesn't particularly matter to me, although I may google them if I'm sufficiently interested. But at the end of the day (or, rather, the start of the show) they are all just contestants.



LaurasOtherHalf

14,080 posts

132 months

Wednesday 15th August
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Christ I only asked who he was and what he was on YouTube for, no need to get all menopausal over it.


Shakermaker

7,595 posts

36 months

Wednesday 15th August
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
Christ I only asked who he was and what he was on YouTube for, no need to get all menopausal over it.
Twas the person who quoted you to whom my reply was directed - and they quoted you even after you did the googling to find out.

But my answer can stand in for when they announce the line up of the next series of Dancing on Ice, I'm a Celebrity, Celebrity Big Brother etc etc...

Cold

5,700 posts

26 months

Wednesday 15th August
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Meanwhile, over in General Gassing, we're deep into volume two of a thread about Youtube "personalities" who talk about cars. None of whom have anywhere near the success of the Suggs, btw.
I have heard there is a whole universe outside of PH but I'm not convinced.

Welshbeef

34,614 posts

134 months

Wednesday 15th August
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Cold said:
Meanwhile, over in General Gassing, we're deep into volume two of a thread about Youtube "personalities" who talk about cars. None of whom have anywhere near the success of the Suggs, btw.
I have heard there is a whole universe outside of PH but I'm not convinced.
What about the chap on living life fast?

cuprabob

7,023 posts

150 months

Thursday 16th August
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Jazzy Jag

1,393 posts

27 months

Thursday 16th August
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I heard on the radio news early yesterday morning that Kevin (?)had stated that he was happy to dance with a male partner.

Will they go down that route?

Clockwork Cupcake

57,831 posts

208 months

Thursday 16th August
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Jazzy Jag said:
I heard on the radio news early yesterday morning that Kevin (?)had stated that he was happy to dance with a male partner.

Will they go down that route?
I read that same-sex dances had been ruled out this year, despite being discussed last year. I think it might happen one day, and there will be the expected (daily) wailing and gnashing of teeth, which conveniently ignores the fact that some dances were traditionally danced with same-sex partners (for example, the tango).

Edit: See this from last year - https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/09/25/strictly-com...

Edited by Clockwork Cupcake on Thursday 16th August 21:58