Robin Windsor wants Strictly Come Dancing to change its format

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 December 2020
Robin Windsor

Robin Windsor

Former 'Strictly' pro Robin Windsor urges show bosses to change its format for next year's series

Robin Windsor has suggested 'Strictly Come Dancing' should change its format for the next series.

The 41-year-old pro dancer – who left the BBC's Latin and ballroom show in 2014 – insisted the programme's bosses should look into the possibility of introducing the Couple's Choice routines later in the run.

Speaking to, he said: "I think, for me, if something's not broken it doesn't need to be fixed, but if I had to make one choice, it would be to put Couple's Choice at the quarter-final stage, and get everyone to do two dances there so they could do a Couple's Choice and another dance.

"I think [doing Couple's Choice in the quarter-finals] would have made it easier, especially with it being shorter this year.

"There were so many dances to choose from, I feel like we've perhaps been neglected from some of the other ballroom dances.

"We're missing one Rumba and a couple of other ballroom dances this year and I'd perhaps liked to have seen some more of the traditional ballroom."

He noted that it can be more difficult to judge a Couple's Choice routine against a ballroom or Latin performance.

Meanwhile, Robin also pointed out that the judging process is simply "down to personal opinion", which can make things more difficult.

He explained: "Some judges are looking more at the technical side, others are looking more at the performance side.

"So it comes down to personal preference at the end of the day.

“Which is why it’s such a tough job for the judges, especially when it comes down to Shirley [Ballas] having that deciding vote. It comes down to her own personal preference really, and it depends exactly what that person is looking for.”

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