Ones to watch: Demetri and Logi, father and son Greek dancers brought the house down with the Stavros Flatley routine - completely different to what we were expecting and hysterically funny. Susan stole that ‘shock’ factor though, you could feel the mix of animosity and pity until she began to sing and completely mesmerised everyone. A real presence - let’s see what hair, make up and wardrobe can do with her. Flawless dance troupe look and talk the bizniz “Chase the dream, not the competition.” Fantastic, my only complaint was the camera man, who kept cutting to the audience/judges/Ant and Dec instead of staying on the dancers. Grrrrr - why?
Honourable mentions: Manjit the strongman - he won’t make it to the final but oh! the suspense in watching him blow up a hot water bottle till it burst! Then he pulled a van by his ear - hope they had the handbrake off - and he’s promising a 747 next time. Surprisingly gripping. Antoinette - Andrew - Allstarz - Good Evans, the Brummie Von Trapps - son Elliott the star. The Dynamite display team
Ones you hope never darken your telly’s doorstep ever again: Drums and Roses, what a racket that was. James and the world record attempt on eating Ferrero Rocher!? The record was seven, he only managed four - Ant did five. I’d have been more impressed had it been crème eggs. Gwyneth the witch, who took us back 35 years to Summertime Special and then cursed us. Only not as much as we were cursing her. Bradley and Jennie, whose sadistic Community Worker needs sacking. Andy, the Gene Kelly fan and “dancer”. Since when was Gene Kelly ever a windmill? And worst of all of them - Fabia the strip teasing ex-disco dancer who they went and said yes to. OMG! There were kids there, for goodness sake! Scarred for life now, I should think. And who would have thought those Union Jacks would have stayed put. The wonders of physics, eh!