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Suzi Cairns

A published author, poet, artist and columnist specialising in authentic communication in politics and the arts.

However, can't get enough of Strictly and other such Reality Television delights.

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Why the best dancer will never win Strictly Come Dancing
Tuesday 10th October 2017

Strictly Come Dancing is the BBC’s premier TV series drawing nearly nine million viewers – a cool three million more than The X Factor. A dance competition in which contestants compete week on week to raise the Glitterball…

Cheryl returns to The X Factor as guest judge with Simon Cowell
Monday 9th October 2017

As the X Factor continues to attempt to recharge its dwindling batteries, and defend against the improving position of its competitor Strictly Come Dancing, Simon Cowell is bringing out the big guns in the form of the ever-popular Cheryl Tweedy…

Strictly Come Dancing smashes first X Factor clash with 10 million viewers tuning in
Monday 25th September 2017

Ten million viewers gathered in front of their TV sets on Saturday night to see the curtain go up on another Strictly Come Dancing season, and the BBC must have been both staggered and thrilled at the numbers drawn once again to the glitz…

Alisah Bonaobra's Beyonce rendition and backstory a winning combination on The X Factor
Monday 25th September 2017

Filipino Alisah Bonaobra may share her home with 18 cats and five dogs, but there was no discordant wailing from this young woman when she took to the X Factor stage on Saturday night. Sponsored by her family and friends to have a shot at the…

Theresa May delivers the most important speech of her career to EU in Florence
Friday 22nd September 2017

Many are describing today as D-Day for Theresa May and her Conservative government. Giving probably the most important speech of her career, the prime minister will be addressing the European Union in Florence with her outline Brexit proposals,…

Bookies predict victory for groups or girls in this year’s X Factor
Friday 22nd September 2017

Although there is still a long snaking path before the 14th X Factor winner is crowed, looking at the bookies’ odds it would suggest that the triumphant act is most likely to emerge from either the girls category or the groups this year.…

Glitz, glamour, but no Goodman! Strictly Come Dancing replaces former judge’s TV show
Thursday 21st September 2017

Many of us will understand the stress induced when planning a wedding, a stag night or even granny’s 80th. Keen to put on a good show and ensure all of the guests have a good experience, decorations, decor, dress-codes and above all invites,…

Good Omens: David Tennant and Michael Sheen to star in Terry Pratchett adaptation
Thursday 21st September 2017

Get wind of a collaboration between the BBC and Amazon video intended to be broadcast to 200 countries, and the fact that viewers will have to wait until 2019 to actually see the six-parter is of little consequence. This project clearly has…

Danny Dyer rumoured to be swapping Walford for witchetty grubs in the I'm a Celebrity jungle
Wednesday 20th September 2017

If you have survived a gas-explosion, your business is failing, your eldest son has PTSD, another has been shot, while your daughter suffers from crippling epilepsy and you have just entered marriage guidance…

Prue Leith and innuendos aplenty – a winning combination for Great British Bake Off
Wednesday 20th September 2017

Channel 4 brought caramel in all its various disguises to its viewers last night. Prue Leith, Sandi Toksvig, Noel Fielding and Paul Hollywood served up another edition of the Great British Bake Off, lubricating the taste buds of the nation…

Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes scratch their 7-year itch in new documentary
Tuesday 19th September 2017

If you’re about to enter a well-loved national competition that will be broadcast on a weekly basis through the autumn months, and you already have a significant fanbase, how timely it would be if you were to appear in a two-part documentary…

Couple conundrum conflicts Simon Cowell on The X Factor
Tuesday 19th September 2017

For any loyal X Factor fan, it has not gone unnoticed that Simon Cowell is no longer the Rottweiler judge that contestants were afraid of. It was always part of his persona, you might even say ‘brand’, that Simon would have no filter…

Davina McCall goes 'forensic’ in new in-depth psychological talk show
Monday 18th September 2017

Davina McCall cut her broadcasting teeth on Big Brother with Dermot O'Leary, perfecting her presenting skills with game shows like Million Pound Drop, being applauded for her fitness regimes, before gravitating to more grown up TV…

Sean and Conor Price shine in a weekend of slim pickings for The X Factor
Monday 18th September 2017

There are two reasons for watching the The X Factor auditions. One is to be transported skywards on a ’tingle factor’ generated by an extraordinary voice, and the other is to delight in the awkwardly dreadful performances by…

Is Simon Cowell on a desperate mission to win back viewers to The X Factor?
Friday 15th September 2017

What’s a man to do if his once vaunted ’baby’ is now being overshadowed in its teenage years by a group of fake-tanned, lycra-wearing, celebrities? Deemed as a man with no less than the Midas touch, Simon Cowell became…

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