16 episodes

You've heard of the Strictly curse. Well, now it's time to hear The Curse of Strictly! Join the Guardian's Julia Raeside and Marc Haynes (host of Wrestle Me! and The The One Show Show podcast) as they take you and their special guests for a frantic waltz through the new series of the BBC's family spectacular Strictly Come Dancing.

With all the freedom that unofficial status brings, they'll be taking to the dancefloor twice a week to sift the grit from the glitter on the nation's favourite telly show.

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    • TV & Film

You've heard of the Strictly curse. Well, now it's time to hear The Curse of Strictly! Join the Guardian's Julia Raeside and Marc Haynes (host of Wrestle Me! and The The One Show Show podcast) as they take you and their special guests for a frantic waltz through the new series of the BBC's family spectacular Strictly Come Dancing.

With all the freedom that unofficial status brings, they'll be taking to the dancefloor twice a week to sift the grit from the glitter on the nation's favourite telly show.

    We Preview THE FINALS, Stone Age Kelvin and Anton is the Timeless Spirit Of Dance

    We Preview THE FINALS, Stone Age Kelvin and Anton is the Timeless Spirit Of Dance

    The finals of Strictly Come Dancing are just round the corner - will it be Kelvin, Karim or Emma? Julia and Marc are here to tell you who they think will be lifting the glitter ball!


    Come join us on Twitter! @curseofstrictly For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 36 min
    Week 12 Results - Part 2! Friendzone Rhumbas, A Leather Cummerbund and Kevin's SO BORED

    Week 12 Results - Part 2! Friendzone Rhumbas, A Leather Cummerbund and Kevin's SO BORED

    It's the semi-finals of Strictly Come Dancing and we now know who the 2019 finalists will be! AND WE'RE GOING TO TELL YOU! This week, with Julia away, Marc is joined by the actor, performer and all round WONDER Carrie Quinlan!


    BY THE WAY! Because we recorded later than usual, this week's episode is in two parts - so if you've not heard Part 1, why not do that first? Totes up to you, we're not going to stop you living your life the way you want to.


    If you don't know who's gone this weekend, be warned: this contains MASSIVE spoilers from the off (in that we'll tell you who went, silly.)


    Contains a couple of very mild swears because we're reckless grown-ups.


    Come join us on Twitter! @curseofstrictly For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 31 min
    Week 12 Results - Part 1! WE HAVE A FINAL, Double The Pizza and A Dream Of Roy Castle

    Week 12 Results - Part 1! WE HAVE A FINAL, Double The Pizza and A Dream Of Roy Castle

    It's the semi-finals of Strictly Come Dancing and we now know who the 2019 finalists will be! AND WE'RE GOING TO TELL YOU! This week, with Julia away, Marc is joined by the actor, performer and all round WONDER Carrie Quinlan!


    BY THE WAY! Because we recorded later than usual, this week's episode is in two parts - with the second part with you later this evening!


    If you don't know who's gone this weekend, be warned: this contains MASSIVE spoilers from the off (in that we'll tell you who went, silly.)


    Contains a couple of very mild swears because we're reckless grown-ups.


    Come join us on Twitter! @curseofstrictly For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 31 min
    Musical Week 11 Results! Red Card for Alex Scott, Shirley's Weak Plum Cordial and Finally A 40!

    Musical Week 11 Results! Red Card for Alex Scott, Shirley's Weak Plum Cordial and Finally A 40!

    SEND IN THE CLOWNS! THEY'RE ALREADY HERE! Ugh, we hate clowns. Send them out again. It's Musicals Week on Strictly and Julia and Marc are here to bring you all the latest news from the nation's most dazzling dance floor.

    If you don't know who's gone this weekend, be warned: this contains MASSIVE spoilers from the off (in that we'll tell you who went, silly.)

    Contains a couple of very mild swears because we're reckless grown-ups.

    Come join us on Twitter! @curseofstrictly For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 56 min
    Week 10 Results! Saffron is SAFF-GONE, Bruno "Sings" and Very Sexy Marie Curie

    Week 10 Results! Saffron is SAFF-GONE, Bruno "Sings" and Very Sexy Marie Curie

    Julia and Marc are back with all the news following Week 11's eviction!


    If you don't know who's gone this weekend, be warned: this contains MASSIVE spoilers from the off. Also contains conversation on the topic of Bruno's opening song, so if you've been deeply affected by watching this singing number, you may find some of the chat triggering and will induce flashbacks of those pink top hats. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 58 min
    Week 9 Results! NO NO NO Michelle is OUT, Two Drags Of A Ciggie and Big Long Moonmen

    Week 9 Results! NO NO NO Michelle is OUT, Two Drags Of A Ciggie and Big Long Moonmen

    NO NO NO NO NO! Julia and Marc are here with TERRIBLE NEWS from this week's Strictly Come Dancing, live from Blackpool!

    If you don't know who's gone this weekend, be warned: this contains HORRIFYING spoilers from the off. Also contains shocking talk regarding the bum of the beloved puppet Sooty. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 51 min

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