Strictly Come Blogging

While I’m talking dancing, I’ve been meaning to recommend the excellent Strictly Come Blogging, which is great for SCD junkies. There was something of a shock result last Saturday, when Ray and Camilla were voted off. It was vaguely reasonable by the standards of the night’s dances, but over the series as a whole was most unfair. Struggling Author suggests that black people never do well on reality tv shows, (edited for clarity:) and wonders whether this is a result of racism in voting. I don’t know whether that’s necessarily true for SCD this series – there have been acceptable explanations for Mica Paris, Spoony and Ray’s eliminations – but I’d be interested to see a Freakonomics-style investigation.