PREVIEW: Our 5 wishes for Strictly Come Dancing 2017

WHEN: starts 9/9 BBC1 7pm, runs to 16/12

  1. Jonnie Peacock wins

We saw the 24-year-old amputee win gold at the 2012 Paralympics and 2017 World Championships at the London Stadium. He’s a credit to his sport, athletes often do well in Strictly and, perhaps because of his obvious disadvantage, we’ll be rooting for him to win.

  • Read on for reasons including why a former Communard mustn’t leave us too soon

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PREVIEW: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 semi final 2

WHEN?: 11/5

WHERE: BBC 8pm (link below)

We’ll be throwing our support behind Estonia here, with France, Germany and Ukraine voting of the countries already qualified for the final. Rehearsals started 30/4 and we’ve been updating our semi 2 predictions to reflect them as they progress. Here’s our thoughts on the 18 entries vying for 10 final slots.

  • Who’s through and who’s on the 1st plane out of Kiev? Read on for our semi 2 predictions

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PREVIEW: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 semi final 1

WHEN?: 9/5/17

WHERE: BBC 8pm (link below)

The UK, along with Italy and Spain, vote in this first semi final. Rehearsals started 30/4 and we’ve been updating our semi 1 predictions to reflect them as they progress, so here’s our thoughts on the 18 entries vying for 10 final slots.

  • Who’s through and who’s on the 1st plane out of Kiev? Read on for our semi 1 predictions

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PREVIEW: Our predictions for the Melodifestivalen 2017 final

WHEN?: Saturday 11 March (7pm UK time) on SVT (link to watch below)

2017 sees the strongest final line-up we can remember, our favourite is currently the highest placed entry on Swedish iTunes and the introduction of the international juries into Saturday’s show should add a fascinating dynamic to proceedings.

  • Read on for our predictions for the 12 finalists and their heat performances

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PREVIEW: Melodifestivalen 2017: Heat 4

WHEN?: 7pm (UK time) 25/2 on SVT (link at the bottom of the page below)

WHERE: Skellefteå Kraft Arena, Skellefteå

This heat is all about the return of 2012 Eurovision winner Loreen and we love how original and challenging  Statements is but fear it might struggle to get out of this heat which boasts at least one other nailed-on, monster pop hit already.

  • Read on for reasons including our Saturday night predictions for each of the songs

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