I was watching Sky News a couple of days ago and one of their reporters was doing a live report to camera outside No 10 Downing Street. She actually announced that Theresa May was due to meet Arlene Phillips at No 10 on Tuesday.
Was this a mis-speak, as I assumed at the time…or was it actually true?
I know that Arlene Phillips is not the leader of the DUP, and is probably not a creationist or anti-gay in any way, but there were rumours last year of Arlene returning to Strictly Come Dancing.
Ed Balls does Gangnam Style
Here’s the thing. There’s quite a glittering record of failed politicians getting on Strictly. The blonde Anne Widdecombe did it, although admittedly she showed she was no Ginger Rodgers. And we all know how ex-shadow Chancellor Ed Balls turned a political disaster of a career into a huge success on Strictly Come Dancing. I was particularly impressed with his Gangnam Style dance with his glamorous partner Katya Jones.
Could Strictly save Theresa May and Nick Timothy?
So could Theresa be thinking the same way? Will she follow in the nimble footsteps of Ed Balls? Could Strictly Come Dancing be her saviour too? She is going to need some pretty nimble political footwork to get herself out of the mess she’s got herself and us into, so maybe she could imitate Ed and also be a great success in sequins on the dance floor?
And of course, now her equally useless advisor, Nick Timothy has lost his job, maybe he could also join Strictly Come Dancing?
There are various other pieces of evidence that she may be planning an eventual move into ballroom dancing. Politically she has always been very good at dancing on the head of a pin and she has done some very nifty about-turns in her career as Home Secretary and latterly PM. Her love of shoes is legendary – apparently she wore 17 different pairs during the campaign, whilst dowdy Corbyn only wore one pair. And Theresa May certainly likes her clothes – surely one of our most stylish PMs?
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