Friday, 29 October 2010

Aladdin to star in the Strictly Christmas special

Well, not the real Aladdin, obviously, but the scrumplicious John Barrowman, who's playing the pantomime character at the SECC in Glasgow between 11th December and 9th January.

I do hope that the Strictly producers are kind to us and give him a Latin dance to show him off at his best. It would be very unfair of them to hide his best attributes with ballroom bow tie and tails.

He's going to be a busy man - they normally film the Christmas special either the Monday before or the Monday after the final, so either way, he's going to have started his run in in panto. I wonder if he'll have to miss a performance to take part. Either way, his professional partner is going to have to come up to Glasgow to train. All I can say is that from 12th December, there is a new train line from Glasgow virtually to my back door. Either of them are welcome to pop round for a cup of tea.

Is anyone else thinking that John and Ola would be a smokin' hot combination which would have something for everyone and she deserves a treat after being partnered with Paul Daniels.

I can't wait!

In the meantime, here's a clip of him singing "Anything you can do, I can do better" with Ruthie Henshall which can be found on You Tube here.


Graeme said...

Dunno how many folks are lined up but I would have thought Syed from Eastenders and one of the Merlin youngsters are surely in the producers' sights

Caron said...

Why not have them in a full series, though?

I'd feel cheated if they were only in one episode.

Graeme said...

I think Marc Elliott could do it but they obviously can't have 2 EE actors on at any one time. The Merlin shoot to late October though normally means they can't do it.#

I'd personally also love Lis Sladen to do it.

Remember we also have a 'pop star' Strictly for CiN