Strictly By Royal Appointment

HAVE you got your Saturday night TV sorted yet?
Well, here’s a hint as to which side one royal viewer will be watching.
Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly says Prince Charles is a fan of the BBC1 series.
Stockport-born Tess was talking on last night’s Paul O’Grady Show.
An ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, she revealed that Charles told her:
“Do you know, I’ve always wanted to Tango.”
She added: “He’s a bit Tango fan – and it turns out he’s a bit of a Strictly fan.”
Paul is also a loyal viewer and said he’d love to take part in a future series, if he could devote 100 per cent of his time to it.
His partner of choice would be Russian dancer Lilia Kopylova, who won the third series with Darren Gough.

“I want to do this show and I want to dance with Lillia,” he said.
“She’s the one I’m desperate to dance with.”
Ant and Dec weren’t exactly dancing with joy last Saturday.
They pointed out that this week’s Saturday Night Takeway starts at 5.28pm, which is bound to hit their ratings.
The early start means the boys can make way for The X Factor at 6.45pm and then the Rugby World Cup at 7.45pm.
Over on BBC1, Strictly Come Dancing starts at 6.15pm, followed at 7.30pm by the new series of Robin Hood.
The battle for viewers continues on Sunday with a new Strictly Come Dancing results show at 6.45pm, clashing directly with a second edition of The X Factor.
Yes, almost everyone has a video, DVD or hard drive recorder these days.
But viewers who are out on a Saturday night and can’t record two channels at once will miss out.
Yet another reason for us all to move further down the path of creating our own schedules via simple time-shift recording.