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2008-08-29 03:00:36

By Rick Fulton STRICTLY Come Dancing have announced the line-up for this year's celebrity dance off. The sixth series of the popular BBC One series, hosted by Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly, begins again next month, and there will16 contestants in the mix - two more than last year. Making up the female hopefuls are ex-EastEnders stars Gillian Taylforth and Jessie Wallace, S Club 7 beauty Rachel Stevens, The One Show co-host Christine Bleakley, shamed model Jodie Kidd, George Clooney's...

2008-08-23 12:00:38

NORTHERN Ireland's Christine Bleakley could be the One to watch in the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing. The One Show star is tipped to turn twinkletoes when the celebrity ballroom dancing series returns to our screens in three weeks. Christine, (27), is said to be part of the lineup that 80-year- old Bruce Forsyth will oversee in his final series of the BBC smash. She'll be competing against former S-Club singer Rachel Stevens, ex- Eastender Jessie Wallace and former BBC...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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