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Tristan MacManus Chats On The Differences Between Dancing With The Stars And Strictly Come Dancing And More

The MaManiac’s posted a new interview with Tristan MacManus. He tells us all about his summer projects so far. He also discusses Dancing With The Stars and Strictly Come Dancing and some of the differences between each show. It’s always good to hear from him. This pro is so missed. Thanks to Andrea for the heads up on this fun interview.

What is one of your favorite moments from SCD 2014?

I really enjoyed my time on Strictly and enjoyed getting to know the pros I hadn’t met before and the crew. Jenny was obviously a highlight to meet and spend time with and I’m glad that her family is now a part of my family. I had always been a fan of Michael Flatley so to meet him and talk with and the cast of Riverdance was amazing for me. I got to meet a number of amazing choreographers each week as well as I had missed the original rehearsal schedule because of Alec and Edyta’s show [Alec Mazo and Edyta Sliwinska’s Dance Temptation, August, 2014]. The whole experience was pretty special for me as I was losing motivation a little bit before I came.

Sometimes the songs chosen for SCD and DWTS don’t seem to be suited to the dance style you are assigned to do. Obviously you make the best of it but do you recall any cases where working with certain music was particularly challenging as you tried to choreograph and/or create a story?

Yeah, you have a lot less influence in a lot of the things on Strictly or at least it seems that way for me but it may just be circumstance and the way the weeks of the show were going. I think Strictly is more about songs that everyone knows and are aware of where I feel you can use any music that’s great on DWTS. I’m usually pretty good at just going with what I got unless I have a real issue with a particular song. I think I made it clear I didn’t wanna dance to ABBA – ha – but what can you do?! Jenny was a huge ABBA fan. Once we got that we just had to go with it. I wanted to use a song by The Beautiful South. Hopefully I can use it on a future season. Movie Week I wanted “Jump In The Line”. I just love that song. Sometimes you get a song you just love but you have no idea after that about what to do – haha – you are just happy you got a great song and then everything is always relative. You should only do what suits your partner and maybe costumes and things like that – dress them for the same reasons. So I let the relevant departments do their job and I focus on my job. On Strictly you teach and try to influence and on DWTS you create more.

Lots more at MacManiacs.Org.

June 16, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Fern Britton Claims Artem Chigvinstev Kicked And Shoved Her While Training For Strictly Come Dancing

A former Strictly Come Dancing parter to Artem Chigvinstev, Fern Britton, claims he kicked and shoved her while teaching her how to dance. Below is more from The Mirror

Fern Britton has claimed her former Strictly Come Dancing partner Artem Chigvintsev used to “KICK” and “shove” her.

The former This Morning presenter has blasted the 32-year-old hunk, who quit the BBC One show last year, insisting he also told her to “shut your face” and once told her he would “kill” her.

Speaking at an event hosted by The Times newspaper, she said: “He would look at my feet and just kick me or shove me.

I don’t know what to think, but, I’d take it with a huge grain of salt. Artem seemed so classy with Patti Labelle last season. I can’t imagine him doing something like this? Maybe some of our Strictly Come Dancing fans can shed some light on this? To read the full article, see The Mirror.

Thanks to Lori and @DWTSgossip for this news.

ETA: Artem has responded to Fern’s claims. From The Independent….

The 32-year-old, who now appears on Dancing With The Stars in the US, said: “Recent statements apparently made by Fern Britton, whilst not reflecting any situation I recognize, are difficult to ignore.

“I believe I treated Fern with respect and genuine care, and these claims about me are the opposite of everything I believe in and the person I am.

“I cannot imagine what has prompted such statements which come as a shock to me. I just want to thank all my fans and friends for their support and belief in me.”

June 4, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Strictly Come Dancing To Have Same Sex Couple: Would You Support This Idea For The US Version Of DWTS?

Nathan wanted us to post this news to get your thoughts. Apparently, “Strictly Come Dancing” will have a same-sex couple dance “either this year or next”. If they did this on The US version, would you support the idea? I would….I’m all for it.

CRAIG Revel Horwood has promised there will be a same sex couple on Strictly Come Dancing.

The judge – who appears on the panel with Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman and Darcey Bussell – thinks such couplings should be “encouraged” and has confirmed either two men or two women “will” compete for the glitterball trophy either this year or next.

Speaking at the TruTV Drag Race UK party at the Café De Paris last night, he exclusively told OK! Online: “A same sex couple on Strictly – that is on the cards.

“It’ll be either this year or next year, but most certainly, it will happen. They did it already in Hungary or somewhere.

“We should encourage that sort of thing, absolutely. There are competitions throughout the world that have same sex couple, you just have to decide who goes backwards, darling!”

More at OK!

May 29, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS Gleb Savchenko And Tristan MacManus To Dance In New Season Of “Strictly Come Dancing”

Good news for fans of Gleb Savchenko And Tristan MacManus! The two dance pros of the US version of Dancing With The Stars are going to be pros in the UK’s version of Dancing With The Stars “Strictly Come Dancing”!! The new season will start in September. To read more, see this official link. Special thanks to Nathan ‏@thengp12for for the morning wake-up call. I think I just died and went to heaven again. 😀

We’re dusting off our dancing shoes to bring you the news that three new professional dancers are joining our Strictly ranks ready for when we return in the Autumn. Russian-born Dancing With The Stars favourite Gleb Savchenko, 2012 Italian Champion Giovanni Pernice and eight-times South African Latin American Champion Otlile Mabuse. Our three new faces complete our sparkling sixteen alongside Strictly favourites who are returning to the show.

The line-up in full:

Aljaž Škorjanec
Anton Du Beke
Brendan Cole
Giovanni Pernice
Gleb Savchenko
Kevin Clifton
Pasha Kovalev
Tristan MacManus

Aliona Vilani
Janette Manrara
Joanne Clifton
Karen Hauer
Kristina Rihanoff
Natalie Lowe
Ola Jordan
Otlile Mabuse

April 23, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Judge Bruno Tonioli Tells Strictly Come Dancing Pros To Stop Complaining

Apparently, the pros of “Strictly Come Dancing” in the UK want more money!!! Bruno Tonioli’s response is hilarious. Below is more from The Mirror….

Strictly’s Bruno Tonioli has told the show’s pro dancers to foxtrot off if they are unhappy with their pay.

The judge, 59, challenged them to quit, after some – including Brendan Cole – complained about their haul, which is thought to be about £30,000 a series.

Bruno admitted the money he got from Strictly was not “life changing” and that rivals ITV paid more.

But he said: “Those are the terms of the negotiations. If you don’t like it, stop moaning and f*** off.”

He added: “The BBC will never pay the kind of fees that ITV will pay. There are certain fees you won’t get at the BBC, as a dancer ITV always pays more than the BBC, that’s just the way it is.”

The star said: “Strictly has not made me a millionaire. I still live in the same apartment I bought in 1991, before Strictly. But I never moan. The BBC do a wonderful job.”

You can read the full story at The Mirror.

February 5, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Tristan MacManus Dances In Strictly Come Dancing Special – Video

Merry Merry Christmas, Everyone!! How has your holiday been? We hope your day has been full of fun and good food. And how about this lovely? Tristan MacManus danced in a Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special in the UK tonight. Special thanks to Gitte for sending!!

December 25, 2014 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Preview Of Bruno Tonioli In Sun TV Magazine’s Exclusive Halloween ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Special Feature

Aren’t the two images of Dancing With The Stars judge Bruno Tonioli below just spectacular? They are part of a new Halloween “Strictly Come Dancing” Exclusive feature inside Sun TV Magazine. Craig Revel Horwood is also pictured on the cover along with Bruno. The photographer for the cover shoot is Simon Webb.

Editor Steven Corbit tells PureDWTS that Bruno was dressed as a vampire on the shoot at his request. He loved the outfit. It was done on a Saturday at the Strictly studios just before filming began for the UK version of Dancing With The Stars. Bruno had just flown back from filming Dancing With The Stars in the US. The full interview with Bruno will be online on Saturday at Sun TV Magazine.

Special thanks to Sun TV Magazine for the fun pics and preview. You can follow them at twitter at @suntvmagazine. You can follow photographer Simon Webb at @simonwebbphoto and at Simon Webb Photography.

ETA with another fun teaser: We’ve also been told that Bruno is doing a Salsa with a skeleton for this shoot (hilarious!). For extra pictures and the full interview with Bruno and Craig see Sun TV Magazine. Thanks again to Samantha and Steven at Sun TV Magazine and Simon Webb for the Halloween goodies!!

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October 30, 2014 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Our Loss Is UK’s Gain: Tristan MacManus Jives To “Happy” With Jenny Gibney In Strictly Come Dancing

Check out Tristan MacManus. He and his ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ partner, Jenny Gibney blew the audience away this weekend in the UK! TPTB should have never let Tristan get away. Thanks to Vin for sending.

September 28, 2014 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Tristan MacManus Interviewed About Strictly Come Dancing, His New Wife, And More

Ryan Tubridy on 2fm talked with pro Tristan MacManus about his new dancing gig on Strictly Come Dancing. Tristan tells him he “was delighted when the opportunity came up” and that it’s “been a long time coming”. He’s been trying to find a reason to come home. He also talks of his new wife and lots more. Check it out at 2fm . It’s so good to hear him and his accent again!!

Much much love and luck to Tristan!

June 10, 2014 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Former DWTS Pro Tristan MacManus To Dance On “Strictly Come Dancing”??

Well, Tristan MacManus fans might not be able to see him dance on Dancing With The Stars this Fall, but, you might be able to see him dance on “Strictly Come Dancing” in the UK. Just remember this news comes from the Mirror who is NOT an official authority. They are also reporting pro Artem Chigvintsev has left Strictly Come Dancing to stay in the US. To read more rumors on Strictly Come Dancing, see the link.

UPDATE: This info is TRUE! BBC Strictly Come Dancing made an announcement about it. Read HERE for more. They also made an announcement at their official site.

Dancer Artem Chigvintsev, 31, who was partnered with soap star Natalie Gumede last year, will also not be returning after deciding to stay in the US after appearing in the American version of the show.

Anya Garnis, 32, will also not return to dance with a celebrity, but will remain part of the choreography team.

Two new faces, Tristan MacManus and Joanne Clifton, will step into their dancing shoes.

Interesting. I’m just thankful Tristan will dance on a dance show. If this is true, I plan to follow “Strictly Come Dancing” online in my free time.

Thanks to Jaycee for the heads up!

June 1, 2014 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.