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Rob spills his experiences on Strictly Come Dancing 5
  Rob's Thoughts: Week 6


Our Samba comeback was a success, but as is the nature with this unrelenting and unforgiving competition, there is no time to rest on one’s laurels. Oh no, in fact after Thursday night’s shock elimination of the majestic Hlubi and the phenomenal Khutso, it was straight into training on Friday for a full day of group gumboot dancing. Ja, you heard me, Gumboot dancing.

We have spent the weekend trying to perfect a complicated percussive rubiks cube of a gumboot routine in a cloud of sweaty exhaustion. The task was particularly daunting for the whiteys as there is nothing more embarrassing to watch than white people doing gumboot dancing badly. Although, after the weekends mayhem, I think I may be blacker than Gugu. We all seem to have got the knack of it by now though and it should be a jol come Thursday night.

The fatigue and exhaustion really has set in big time. At the moment it’s just pure will power that’s getting me through. I fall asleep wherever I am; waiting for the robot to turn green, sitting on the couch, even on the loo. I am a walking zombie.

The only person who doesn’t seem to be affected is Cindy Nel, who seems to be getting more energetic every day and is throwing herself at everything with such zeal that one wonders if she is human at all. Expect big things from her in the coming weeks as her strength of character is really starting to shine through.

Mary and I are obviously stoked with our Samba, and our plan to get back to the winners podium was rewarded by a massive 4 point lead over the rest of the field. However, it must be said that I was deeply shocked by the fact that Hlubi and Tessa ended up in the dance off.

In my opinion both of these ladies have been star performers throughout and I feel that the show has lost a great asset in Hlubi. Scariest of all, is that they both scored very highly on the night and yet somehow still ended up in the bottom two. The mind boggles and it seems that there are no end to the surprises in this particular lucky packet.

For my own part, all I can say is that I am glad that I am still in the running and I don’t want to be going anywhere soon. I feel like I still have much to offer out on that dance floor and am particularly looking forward to the drama of the Paso Doble and the Tango. So please, keep voting, keep us in the competition and we will do our best to keep you entertained.

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Reply from: alwaysl Monday, November 10, 2008 13:53 PM
god - you were amazing!! dahling - when this show is over - can i get all my R2's back - this is gonna cost a pretty penny by the time its all over - but hey - you are so worth it - you inspire lilian to get up and dance.
cant wait for the gumboot dance - but i hope you do realise - that being a short guy you are so at a disadvantage when it comes to the ballroom dances. so - yes - you will be getting my vote. BRILLIANT.
Reply from: Cande Monday, November 10, 2008 13:57 PM
Keep it that way Rob and you so taking the crown...
Reply from: Simmone Monday, November 10, 2008 14:08 PM
For my own part, all I can say is that I am glad that I am still in the running and I don’t want to be going anywhere soon. 

Twaakisto you aren’t going nowhere boet. My phone bill will be testament to that.
Reply from: belz Monday, November 10, 2008 14:14 PM
I fall asleep wherever I am; waiting for the robot to turn green, sitting on the couch, even on the loo. I am a walking zombie. >hahahahahah!!!

Scariest of all, is that they both scored very highly on the night and yet somehow still ended up in the bottom two> The public speaks volumes Rob.

All the best Robza!!!!!
Reply from: GML Monday, November 10, 2008 14:25 PM
Walking Zombie cant be good. You guys should choose better music. the music that all dancers choose is depressing. But you are good man.
ROB for The MONEY!!!!
Reply from: Toxic Monday, November 10, 2008 14:25 PM
Why is this recap so short Rob? Where are u rushing off to?? I feel like there's more that's either been edited off or that you decided at the last minute not to incluide.

Anyway, about the 'shock' elimination, all i can say is where public votes are involved, you'd better expect to be shocked. Although i have to say, i wasn't shocked.

Can't wait to see this gumboot dancing on a ballroom show.
Reply from: mjj Monday, November 10, 2008 14:42 PM
yes I agree with Toxic this recap is 3 short..... Robisto great performance last week
Reply from: Nonny Monday, November 10, 2008 14:46 PM
Haiybo wena Rob, ignore these bloggers, if it were up to them they would have have u writing a novel. Neway u are doing a great job on SCD, so keep up the good work. The prize is urs *that's if Tessa doesn't find her way to the top again*....LOL
Reply from: goldii Monday, November 10, 2008 16:08 PM
Thank you Rob and Mary for entertaining us. I so loved your Samba. Will be voting you.This is yours to lose
Reply from: goldii Monday, November 10, 2008 16:09 PM
Mean't  "will be voting for you"
Reply from: RobvanV Tuesday, November 11, 2008 17:11 PM

geesh Toxic - you're just never happy are you? Bladdy Hell!
No, you're right, this recap was a bit short - but that's just cos time is short at the moment - working our asses off - hardly any time to breath let alone blog - but the end is in sight and we're not going anywhere until we cross that finishing line. Thanks for the support guys. Rock on.

Reply from: Toxic Tuesday, November 11, 2008 17:29 PM

aww askies Rob. I just felt robbed cause i'd gotten used to reading your long posts :)

The general feel around this place is that you and Mary are going to win this so yeah keep working hard cause you're a joy to watch!!!

Reply from: Segololo Tuesday, November 11, 2008 17:47 PM
you were amazing last week... let me go read!
Reply from: Joe Tuesday, November 11, 2008 17:57 PM
Toxic please!

The task was particularly daunting for the whiteys as there is nothing more embarrassing to watch than white people doing gumboot dancing badly. True, u better get all ur moves right bratha! LOL! But GD doesn't look as hard as all these dances you are doing, maybe its because I am good at it (yeah right)!

<<Although, after the weekends mayhem, I think I may be blacker than Gugu.>>
LOL, Does this mean Gugz is the worst even in Gumboots dancing! Hayi Gugz, u r greening us now, tyhini!

Not that you need it : Good Luck bro...keep dancing!! I hope you didn't have a sore mouth after that wide opening you have in the pic! LOL! 
Reply from: Toxic Tuesday, November 11, 2008 18:00 PM
ucela ini Joe?
Reply from: Joe Tuesday, November 11, 2008 18:09 PM
Don't make Rob write long blogs, I prefer them this long or shorter, or I never read the whole article, I want him to keep things short, sweet and simple! If he writes too much we gonna end up reading garbage we won't even comment on! Its just my pref to keep things short!
Reply from: Toxic Tuesday, November 11, 2008 18:11 PM

funny how you use the word WE......

anyway, don't forget to watch David Kau's So You Think You're Funny tonight at 7pm, SABC1!!!!

Reply from: beaman Wednesday, November 12, 2008 09:34 AM
Reply from: beaman Wednesday, November 12, 2008 09:35 AM
Mem says - Rob please tell Mary she is a STAR - you too.
Reply from: Shuga babe Thursday, November 13, 2008 16:46 PM


                                     GOOD LUCK 4 2NITE!!
Reply from: Simmone Thursday, November 13, 2008 20:28 PM

Awesome performance tonight and you aint bad on the gumboot.

Tyrone unomona. je-la-sy-sy

Reply from: Cande Thursday, November 13, 2008 20:41 PM
WOW Rob, screw the judges..you were my star perfomer for the night..you deserved a 36/40
 



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