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Rob spills his experiences on Strictly Come Dancing 5
  Rob's Thoughts: Week 8


Where to begin? Perhaps with the big drama of the moment. Garth and Hayley are back in it, resurrected from the dead - he’s like a flippen vampire this guy - what do we have to do to get rid of him - cut off his head and drive a stake through his heart?!

In all seriousness, I’m glad to have the big guy back - he’s quite inspirational to have around and his philosophical outlook on life is uplifting and rad - I look forward to our lunchtime conversations about life, the universe and bodybuilding.

Thursday was a real tester for Mary and I. I had to be rushed off to the physio in the morning as my body seems to think these last two weeks are just a bridge too far.

My legs are holding on by a slender thread and I did those routines on the night strapped up more tightly than a Mummy at an athletics meeting. We got through it all, only to be called spastic by Mr. Tact himself, Tyrone. It’s the first time I’ve been in the firing line and I’d be lying if I said it didn’t affect me.

Rationally one has to accept that it’s just a tv show and one shouldn’t take those comments personally, but the reality is that it’s been a tough 15 or so weeks, putting your private life (and personal relationships) on hold so that you can spend all your time sweating it out on the dance floor and then go out on national television dressed like a loon and make yourself completely vulnerable so that some guy with a ponytail can call you a spaz. Nice.

However, after I’d cried myself a river, I built a bridge and got over it. It did help a little bit telling Tyrone in the break that I thought his ponytail was cutting off the circulation to his brain. I hope he can take a joke, otherwise who knows what he’s going to call me this week.

All the bitterness and sensitivity aside, I actually really dig Tyrone - I like his brutal honesty and his whole tough nut demeanor. It makes for great tv and most of the time his comments are constructive and they do give you something to work on going forward. I think the judges also have a tough job - it can’t be easy telling it how you see it and then half the country wants to moer you because of it.

I have managed to decipher the ‘spastic’ comment with the help of some interpreters and am working hard in the week ahead on posture and core strength.

Basically what Tyrone is looking for is for me to dance more from my centre and through the floor and not so much through the outer extremities - no flapping about like a spaz.

So that’s where we are at now - surging ahead with the Paso and the Tango and trying hard not to let the debilitating gastro stomach cramp vibes that had me lying in the foetal position moaning like a depressed drunk last night get in the way of a triumphant return to the floor.

Sorry this missive from Strictly land is so short but time is at a premium and latin shoes wait for no man.

Thanks for the support.

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Reply from: GarthC Tuesday, November 25, 2008 00:07 AM
Ah my friend you touch my soul. Thank you!
Reply from: Jax Tuesday, November 25, 2008 00:33 AM
GarthC ~ "Ah my friend you touch my soul. Thank you!"
Oooooh ..... kinky, baby!!!
I'm starting to wonder about this little love affair .............. 
LOL!

Seriously though Rob, you are one of the most sincere people I've met. 
Totally a "rad dude" and super duper talented.
Thanks for being a mate to the big guy and for keeping him sane ........... BWHAHAHAHA!!! .... as if .........
Know the comp is getting tough now but hang in there ..... PLEASE? ...... I wanna see the two boys in the final.

PS:
"what do we have to do to get rid of him - cut off his head and drive a stake through his heart?! "
Nah - already tried that ..... but if you come up with something, please let me know!







;)
(Kidding G!)


Reply from: GarthC Tuesday, November 25, 2008 00:51 AM
It did help a little bit telling Tyrone in the break that I thought his ponytail was cutting off the circulation to his brain : Man I laughed so hard at this on Thursday I almost fell off my chair, but it seems as though Anele found it even funnier.

Nah - already tried that ..... but if you come up with something, please let me know! BWHAHAHAHA Babe you killing me here!!
Reply from: sweetie my baby Tuesday, November 25, 2008 06:19 AM
the reality is that it’s been a tough 15 or so weeks, putting your private life (and personal relationships) on hold so that you can spend all your time sweating it out on the dance floor and then go out on national television dressed like a loon and make yourself completely vulnerable so that some guy with a ponytail can call you a spaz. Nice.


eish, when you put it like that, papa....

kwa kwa kwa kwa!!!!
Reply from: Toxic Tuesday, November 25, 2008 09:37 AM
Rob, if you don't win this, i'm boycotting all future seasons of this show...sorry Garth!
Reply from: Cande Tuesday, November 25, 2008 09:40 AM
ROB for the trophie
Reply from: beaman Tuesday, November 25, 2008 21:13 PM
Hi Rob (hey its Gardie, Aunty Gardie,) I missed last weeks show as I was having quite a few rums in different guises at Cape to Cuba with Steve celebrating the best age ever... 40!!!! But caught up with the family PVR collection. Will be watching with mem and the girls this week. Did you read what Anele said about you in this weeks YOU mag? Best wishes for this week... Mem says break a leg (not a knee cap!). Much love, Gardie and the Judges
Reply from: RobvanV Tuesday, November 25, 2008 23:13 PM
i love you guys
Reply from: alwaysl Wednesday, November 26, 2008 11:36 AM
you was robbed!!
i thought the judges were rather harsh - constructive critism or not. salome was in a bad mood - she liked nothing and for her to give a lower score than tyrone was saying something. you moved lilian to tears and the same for me.
and yes - if you do not win i too will be boycotting all future seasons of scd
good luck - my fingers are crossed for the next dances
Reply from: no1 really Wednesday, November 26, 2008 12:31 PM
yes in the beginnin he was brilliant n i wont take it away from him but look at him he is sooooo tired n u can see it on his face. they trying to hard making all this flashy stuff n not dancin he must go back to where he was in the beginnin n i'm tellin u he'll be in the final. but it would be better havin a gil winner for a change, havent been watchin all dat long has der eva been a girl winner?
Reply from: Nonny Wednesday, November 26, 2008 12:41 PM
. I think the judges also have a tough job - it can’t be easy telling it how you see it and then half the country wants to moer you because of it.
if I din't know any better I'd say u're sucking up for judges votes now, coz u already know u have the public on ur side...LOL

Goodluck for Thrus Robisto, I wish in the end it coyld be a tie between u and Tess Tess.

Oh and BTW, I am ecstatic to have Garth back and Anele must go and give Garth more time on the show.
Reply from: Anzo Thursday, November 27, 2008 09:03 AM
Hey Rob, Grant's wifey here just wanted to wish u good luck for tonight!
Reply from: Cande Thursday, November 27, 2008 09:07 AM
Rob i think the judges want to rob u
Reply from: belz Thursday, November 27, 2008 09:23 AM
a loon and make yourself completely vulnerable so that some guy with a ponytail can call you a spaz.> LOL!!!

Tyrone in the break that I thought his ponytail was cutting off the circulation to his brain> hahahahahah Rob.

All the best for tonite man!!!

Reply from: dancelover Thursday, November 27, 2008 20:41 PM
Rob , that was an amazing performance. You are the best, and should REALLY win this. I was in tears......well done!!!!
Reply from: belz Friday, November 28, 2008 08:05 AM
ROB!!!!!! YOU GAVE ME GOOSEBUMPS YESTERDAY!!!!! OMG!!! YOU WERE AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME, THE SONG THAT YOU DANCED TO (COLDPLAY) IS MY SONG OF THE MOMENT, the band sucked at it though, BUT YOU WERE THE MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply from: belz Friday, November 28, 2008 08:06 AM
MARY!!!!!!! IM SO SPEECHLESS, THAT WOMAN CAN DANCE!!!!
Reply from: sexyd Friday, November 28, 2008 08:24 AM
a loon and make yourself completely vulnerable so that some guy with a ponytail can call you a spaz

LMFFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply from: Toxic Friday, November 28, 2008 08:32 AM
i wasn't in tears but i was emotional last night! You guys were awesome!!!

THE SONG THAT YOU DANCED TO (COLDPLAY) IS MY SONG OF THE MOMENT, the band sucked at it though,

so so true.......they started off quite okayish and ended it on a horrible note. They must start playing CDs!!!!!!
Reply from: fan33 Friday, November 28, 2008 23:36 PM
Go Rob Go!!!  You're the clear winner in this competition, not only being the best dancer, but also offering great entertainment and connecting with the fans at home.  YOU ROCK!!!!
Reply from: GarthC Saturday, November 29, 2008 08:58 AM
I am now supporting Rob and Mary for the title, sms 2 to 34766!!

I Love all you guys but I now have to support the thorn among the roses. I have never been a fence sitter.
 



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