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Rob spills his experiences on Strictly Come Dancing 5
  Rob's Thoughts: Week 4
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Another week, another episode gone and holy cow was this one a cracker. Mary and I worked our muscles to messy painful pulpy blobs in preparation for the jive. I told you all it was going to be fast.

Apparently the jive was named after a dance Minnie and Mickey Mouse did in an early Disney cartoon from the 40’s. Originally it was called the ‘jitterbug jive’ and I must admit that at times I did feel somewhat like a deranged cartoon character going though some sort of spastic heeby-jeeby fit.

We were completely blown away by our scores, as we made a couple of mistakes in our routine and we both lay on the floor panting heavily at the end of the routine thinking that we had buggered it up. In retrospect , having watched the episode again this weekend I realize that it looked a hell of a lot better than we thought on the night and all our hard worked paid off.

We definitely did it better a couple of times in rehearsal, but the nature of honest hard work is that even if you don’t quite crack it to the standard you would like it on the night, all the work that one puts in before really lifts your general standard so that even a couple of mistakes here and there are not disastrous.

I have Anele to thank for some lessons I have learnt from her. Number 1; gooi with as much attitude as you can and Number 2; if you make a mistake, own it, and gooi even harder with even more attitude. So I did and we ended up with the highest score of the competition so far. How rad is that?

I’m sure Grant and Tessa must feel a little peeved that they didn’t outscore us as their routine really was flawless - I guess what helped us in the end was the attitude and the pace of the performance. We really did enjoy that dance and of all the dances the jive seems the wildest so I guess a few technical errors here and there are forgivable if you are giving it as much energy and goetspa as we were.

Respect and shoutouts go to Garth and Hayley, Hlubi and Khutso and Cindy and Jonathan for making great comebacks. They upped their games considerably and showed without a doubt that this competition is very far from over.

Garth, in particular really showed some character after the previous weeks debacle, with a classy performance peppered with a gusty never-say-die attitude. He didn’t even need to worry about dodging any bullets (which he did admirably last week with help of some ultra dedicated supporters - just goes to show how important viewers votes are on this competition - so please keep voting for us even if you think we don’t need them - I don’t want a Tamara Dey happening with Mary and I).

Gugu (or Blogzilla as I now call him because he is a monster from the blog) was looking a little sheepish on Thursday after all the drama in the preceding week over his blog. I have to say , in his defense, that I have rarely met a sweeter guy and know that he would never intentionally hurt anyone’s feelings (even though Tessa was hurt - understandably so - and she put him in his place quickly - good for her - but they also hugged and made up - good for everyone- yay.)

Just in case anyone wants to know, I have cleared my schedule as much as possible so that I can dance as much as possible so that I can kick as much ass as possible.

However I am doing a lot of writing as well on a film script of one of my plays that is being made into an animated movie (which is totally rad) and I've been doing some stand-up, as well as my one man show on Sundays. It was my last performance on Sunday and I would like to thank any of you who supported me during the run.

Grant and his wife were there on Sunday and they giggled like maniacs the whole way through which was great to see. Also my man Blogzilla was there for the second time and he brought some lovely friends for which I am eternally grateful. Thanks Gugz you rock.

That's all for now folks. Thanks for the support and the radness.

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Reply from: Brown Shuga Monday, October 27, 2008 23:49 PM
Hahahaha thanks for the "gossip" element in your blog. I like...I like...

<<<Gugu (or Blogzilla as I now call him because he is a monster from the blog) was looking a little sheepish on Thursday after all the drama in the preceding week over his blog>>> LOL @ Blogzilla!! 
Hope he's put this behind him...

<<<<He didn’t even need to worry about dodging any bullets (which he did admirably last week with help of some ultra dedicated supporters - just goes to show how important viewers votes are on this competition - so please keep voting for us even if you think we don’t need them>>> Something about this statement......like you wanted to say something and you stopped yourself? 

All the best Robisto!! Kick butt...

Reply from: Renegade Tuesday, October 28, 2008 09:06 AM
It was my last performance on Sunday and I would like to thank any of you who supported me during the run

Pleasure Rob. Enjoyed the show. Liked the "I am an actor" thing! And a whole lot more. Eish, let me stop before I start sounding like a groupie.

Your dance was fabulous, if you and Mary don't win, then I don't know.
Reply from: Cande Tuesday, October 28, 2008 09:17 AM
You guys are great dancers, you have a great partner in Mary Rob..
Well done guys and good luck for this week..
Reply from: Nonny Tuesday, October 28, 2008 09:18 AM
Between u (Rob) and Tessa one of ur'll is bound to be the winner. I just love Mary, she is fabulous and so dedicated and Rob u are a great partner for her, it's abt damn time she dances with a non-stiff person SCD.
Reply from: Simmone Tuesday, October 28, 2008 09:29 AM
You are a godsend to Mary after Mark Williams and Baby Jake, seriously. Mary Martins deserves to win SCD this season and Twakkie you are just the perfect partner to take her to that trophy.

I may rave about Blogzilla it’s only for his commentary and the respect he shows to the bloggers.
Thanks for respecting us *not calling us fans and writing “please call me” blogs* and I am voting for you, don’t you worry. *my phone bill can assure you*

*Mary and Robisto for the moola*
Reply from: Toxic Tuesday, October 28, 2008 09:36 AM
You are a godsend to Mary after Mark Williams and Baby Jake, seriously

And Erald!!

Liked the "I am an actor" thing! And a whole lot more

LMAO!!!!! And the Bridgette references......
Reply from: monchooza Tuesday, October 28, 2008 09:43 AM
you guys are going straight to the top...........so  a white laitie can dance..wow
Reply from: Simmone Tuesday, October 28, 2008 09:43 AM
And Erald!!

Oh and him. *50/50 dude with glasses*. Damn that guy. Wayomile. Like a 1000MPa concrete block
Reply from: ziggi Tuesday, October 28, 2008 10:03 AM
Robbie my boy!You are the MAN!That was AWESOME dude.I even forgot that I was watching SCD.You were having such a blast like pro.Keep it up brother!!!Loved it!Loved it!LOOOOOOOOOOOOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply from: Shuga babe Tuesday, October 28, 2008 10:14 AM
Rob you were Fantabulous Man..... You are the reason i Broke my couch!!!!!!!!!! i am voting voting voting 4 u Skhokho. hahaha~!!!!! keep up the Wonderful Job. ROB 4 D Trophy!!!!!
Reply from: mjj Tuesday, October 28, 2008 10:21 AM
Rob 4 President!!!!
Reply from: RobvanV Tuesday, October 28, 2008 16:11 PM
you guys are the radness. thanks for coming to the show - i was wondering if their were any bloggers in the house.
Reply from: Shuga babe Tuesday, October 28, 2008 16:15 PM
"i was wondering if their were any bloggers in the house." Will be always there Rob giving you the *Madiba Magic* the oonph!! hahaha!!!! we love you man....Mncwambulous!
Reply from: ziggi Tuesday, October 28, 2008 16:18 PM
Gugu (or Blogzilla as I now call him because he is a monster from the blog) was looking a little sheepish on Thursday after all the drama in the preceding week over his blog. I have to say , in his defense, that I have rarely met a sweeter guy and know that he would never intentionally hurt anyone’s feelings (even though Tessa was hurt - understandably so - and she put him in his place quickly - good for her - but they also hugged and made up - good for everyone- yay.) 

Not for me bro cos all the SCD blogs now are quite.C'mon we need some action around here.Hihhihi---
Reply from: TessTess Wednesday, October 29, 2008 11:59 AM
hahaha, not peeved at all rob... u guys definitely deserved number one spot this week!! your energy was awesome as usual... i think you're giving anele a run for her money as far as attitude is concerned.... your pic says it all!!!
Reply from: Toxic Wednesday, October 29, 2008 13:24 PM
you guys are the radness. thanks for coming to the show - i was wondering if their were any bloggers in the house.

Yeah, we were next to the Jewish-later-turned-Greek couple:)

You have to run that show once more Rob!
Reply from: RobvanV Wednesday, October 29, 2008 15:18 PM
hectic - i dont think the jewish greek couple digged me that much.
hey Tess - how are you doing? i am so tired of waking up with sore feet, i can tell you that much, dunno bout you.
i will be doing stand up at cool runnings this sunday - if anyone is keen. 
thursdays have taken on a whole new meaning for me.
Reply from: Toxic Wednesday, October 29, 2008 16:04 PM
hectic - i dont think the jewish greek couple digged me that much. 

LOL!!!!!

i will be doing stand up at cool runnings this sunday - if anyone is keen.

What time? I'll be watchin a comedy show of note on Sunday...Lekota's convention in the afternoon.
Reply from: Nonny Wednesday, October 29, 2008 16:09 PM
i think you're giving anele a run for her money as far as attitude is concerned.... your pic says it all!!!
Not just in attitude Tess, in rhythm as well, Rob beats Adil by far.
 



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