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Rob spills his experiences on Strictly Come Dancing 5
  Rob's Thoughts: Week 5
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Last night was a nerve-wracker to say the least. Really felt like I had a better grasp on the foxtrot than what we puked out onto the dance floor last night. Had a real sense of flow in rehearsals and the timing wasn’t an issue at all. Just goes to show that it’s a very different beast when the cameras are rolling and the whole tv nation is watching.

Think my nerves got the better of me and I rushed it. Mary was hissing at me “Slow Down” through a clenched smile and my heart was racing a mile a minute.

I’ll be honest - it sucks not being at the top of the leader board anymore, but it’s a great motivation going forward. I really want to klap that Samba silly now, even those painful pointy latin shoes won't put me off.

I’m an emotional guy at the best of times and this elimination bullcrap is really nailing me. I’ve developed a real soft spot for everyone involved in this competition and I know how hard we are all working on this thing, so when one of us falls by the wayside it really feels super kak.

I have the greatest respect for Adil (his turnaround in attitude from Episode 1 until now has been nothing short of phenomenal and a true indication of the guys character) and I was really sad to see him and his lovely partner Robyn biting the dust last night.

Having said that, I do think Blogzilla (Gugu) pulled out all the stops. His performance was passionate and gritty and in the dance-off you could see that this was a guy who rose to the occasion and was not going to go out without a fight. Mind you , he and Sarah are becoming old hands at this dance-off thing. Balls of steel I tell you. Balls of Steel. Both of them.

Mary was gutted with our performance, and I think she has a week of Samba boot-camp hell planned in retribution for our shortcomings. I am ready and willing. My feet on the other hand seem to be going on some sort of strike. They wake me up each morning throbbing and that walk to the loo for the good old early morning constitutional is a hobble of pythonesque funny walk proportions.

Still, I remain devoted to the cause and smell a Mary and Rob comeback on the air like one of Garths farts during a group rehearsal.

Well done to Cindy and Hlubi for showing the judges what-what with their stunning performances.

Also, what can one say about Grant and Tessa except maybe to echo what the judges have already said; they are the couple to beat, and the standard that they are setting is making for a thrilling competition.

Bring it on.

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Reply from: ziggi Friday, October 31, 2008 14:11 PM
<<<Think my nerves got the better of me and I rushed it. Mary was hissing at me “Slow Down” through a clenched smile and my heart was racing a mile a minute.>>>
I really think it wasn't bad you know.But I guess because you were ALWAYS on top this must have been a shock to you.Then you must work even harder on the Samba babe and take back your lead my sweets.

<<<I’m an emotional guy at the best of times and this elimination bullcrap is really nailing me. I’ve developed a real soft spot for everyone involved in this competition and I know how hard we are all working on this thing, so when one of us falls by the wayside it really feels super kak.>>>
I can imagine cos I also felt a lil emotional when Aunty J was eliminated last week and last night was even worse cos I was starting to like Adil in my TV screen & I think he did a great job last week.It must be worse for you guys cos you sort of developed relations with one another.

<<<Having said that, I do think Blogzilla (Gugu) pulled out all the stops. His performance was passionate and gritty and in the dance-off you could see that this was a guy who rose to the occasion and was not going to go out without a fight. Mind you , he and Sarah are becoming old hands at this dance-off thing. Balls of steel I tell you. Balls of Steel. Both of them.>>>
Agh shame I personally think Gugu last night did a great job.He showed us how committed he is to this competition and he really fought for his life on that dance off.

<<<Still, I remain devoted to the cause and smell a Mary and Rob comeback on the air like one of Garths farts during a group rehearsal.>>>
What???? Kwa kwa kwa tl tl tl no ways!!Really??? Oh shame big guy was feeling the pressure nhe.Hihiihi
Reply from: carino Friday, October 31, 2008 14:16 PM
WOW.. Robisto... you don disappoint, hey......
Reply from: Cande Friday, October 31, 2008 14:20 PM
already?? 
Good luck wethu

Still, I remain devoted to the cause and smell a Mary and Rob comeback on the air like one of Garths farts during a group rehearsal.

LOL
Reply from: Cody Friday, October 31, 2008 14:21 PM
Having said that, I do think Blogzilla (Gugu) pulled out all the stops. 

ha ha ha!! you were sooo good last night, well done Rob!!!!!
Reply from: belz Friday, October 31, 2008 14:24 PM
They wake me up each morning throbbing and that walk to the loo for the good old early morning constitutional is a hobble of pythonesque funny walk proportions. >you poor thing, it will all be worth it in the end.

like one of Garths farts during a group rehearsal. > LOL!!! really Rob, he does that, hahahahahahahha, sies maan Garth, but how do you know its him, does he do the loud fart? You were not bad Rob, and you've got a really good partner, keep on working hard, you still in this one, i tell you.




Reply from: Nonny Friday, October 31, 2008 14:27 PM
Rob u were great last night, keep up the good work. Mary I alute u, u are real dynamite.
Reply from: Nonny Friday, October 31, 2008 14:27 PM
meant - Marysalute
Reply from: Kim Possible Friday, October 31, 2008 14:39 PM
We understand Nonny its month end-Fever
Reply from: alwaysl Friday, October 31, 2008 16:13 PM
rob - bummer about last nite - but hey - i do see you back in the lead next week.
last week you were simply amazing.
loving your blog - so keep 'em coming
Reply from: Segololo Friday, October 31, 2008 16:59 PM
i missed your dance but I love your attitude to the experience... GOOD LUCK!!
Reply from: beaman Friday, October 31, 2008 17:28 PM
reply from Mem - Rob when the going is tough, the tough gets going











from Mem -  Your commitment and enthusiasm  is evident.  Remember when the going gets tough the tough gets going.











Reply from: carino Monday, November 03, 2008 11:18 AM
ROBBIE for the TROPHIE!!  ROBBIE for the TROPHIE!! ROBBIE for the TROPHIE!!
Reply from: makgotso Monday, November 03, 2008 15:50 PM
Still, I remain devoted to the cause and smell a Mary and Rob comeback on the air like one of Garths farts during a group rehearsal.  LOL Rob, Garth is gonna kill you (Jeff Dunham - Dead Terrorist's accent)
Reply from: RobvanV Monday, November 03, 2008 19:25 PM
ha ha i look like im having a poo in that photograph.
Reply from: GarthC Tuesday, November 04, 2008 00:17 AM

like one of Garths farts during a group rehearsal. > LOL!!! really Rob, he does that, hahahahahahahha, sies maan Garth, but how do you know its him, does he do the loud fart? When one is suffering from high protein intake as us gym trainers usually are, the best thing to do is leave the room however, when there is limited time to learn a dance and it's impossible to leave the room every five minutes for two minutes one has to risk killing off one or two of the competition. In which case, a real man does not blame his farts on others, he either lets it rip loudly so that everyone knows it's coming and can run for their very lives or, if it sneaks out silently, he warns everyone with an obligatory call of "THAT"S MINE, RUN FOR YOUR #$%^#$ LIVES"
Reply from: Nuxie Tuesday, November 04, 2008 10:50 AM
LOL...LOL...LOL...GarthC...
Reply from: Cody Tuesday, November 04, 2008 10:55 AM
LOL GarthC, waphinya neh?
Reply from: carino Tuesday, November 04, 2008 10:56 AM
ha ha i look like im having a poo in that photograph.

kwa kwa kwa kwa kwa
Reply from: ziggi Tuesday, November 04, 2008 14:23 PM
<<<ha ha i look like im having a poo in that photograph.>>>

LOL!!! 

@GarthC
Noooo!! Oh my word!
Reply from: ziggi Tuesday, November 04, 2008 14:25 PM
@RobV

More like you just dropped one and trying to hold another from sneaking out. Tl tl tl...
Reply from: carino Wednesday, November 05, 2008 14:36 PM
ROBBIE for the TROPHIE!! ROBBIE for the TROPHIE!! ROBBIE for the TROPHIE!! ROBBIE for the TROPHIE!! ROBBIE for the TROPHIE!! ROBBIE for the TROPHIE!! ROBBIE for the TROPHIE!! ROBBIE for the TROPHIE!! ROBBIE for the TROPHIE!!
Reply from: Shuga babe Thursday, November 06, 2008 09:51 AM
Hey Rob goodluck for tonight my man!!! 

AS CARINO WOULD SAY
"Tonight's the night, ROB.... Tonght's the night!!!!
♫the butternut... the butternut!♫"
Reply from: judy@smartstrategies.co.za Thursday, November 06, 2008 11:56 AM
Hi Rob - am faaar away in Shanghai China this week, so am going to miss your dance. Will be holding thumbs, crossing fingers, legs... toes....all sorts of things for you and Mary. Enjoy!!!! 
Reply from: RobvanV Thursday, November 06, 2008 11:59 AM
hey thats my mom!  enjoy china mom - love you lank.
Reply from: belz Thursday, November 06, 2008 12:07 PM
LOL Garth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rob, go shake your money maker tonight!!! gud luck.
Reply from: Cande Thursday, November 06, 2008 12:07 PM
Good luck for today Robbie, please say HI to Mary for me...!
Reply from: WhiteSockGirl Thursday, November 06, 2008 20:26 PM

Hey, hey, Latin Superstar!!!!! Segololo informed that you performed like a superstar!!!!  Congrats,...  BTW, love your articles!  The last three guys on SCD rock!!

Reply from: Toxic Friday, November 07, 2008 11:04 AM
U were awesome last night Rob!!!!!
Reply from: beaman Sunday, November 09, 2008 18:03 PM
Reply from: beaman Sunday, November 09, 2008 18:04 PM
Rob - I like the YOU article - I can see you doing the gumboot.  from Mem
 



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