Theresa May for Strictly?

Theresa May for Strictly? How to become the most popular politician in the uk

When it’s cold, dark and raining outside, there’s only one place to be on a Saturday night at this time of year in our opinion – and that’s curled up in front of the TV watching BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing!

In every series, there is always one celebrity contestant that is expected to do less than well in the competition and provide a certain element of comedy value too (think Ann Widdecombe or John Sergeant) – and this year that contestant is Ed Balls. The former Labour MP and shadow chancellor has become something of a national treasure in recent weeks due to his success on the show so far (he remains in the competition despite repeatedly finishing bottom of the leaderboard), and he has even been described as the most popular politician in Britain at the moment as a result. Perhaps Theresa May should consider lodging her application for the 2017 series soon?

We’re big fans of the dancing show at THP, and the surprising turn of events in this year’s series has got us thinking back to some of the other unexpected results that have occurred over the show’s 12 year run – how many of these do you remember?

2008 semi final ends with no couples being voted off

In the 2008 semi final, things took a surprising twist as two out of the three remaining couples in the show (Tom Chambers and Camilla Dallerup, Rachel Stevens and Vincent Simone and Lisa Snowdon and Brendan Cole) received the maximum points from the judges, which meant it was impossible for there to be a dance off between the pairs in the bottom two. As a result, all three couples went on to compete in the final with all public votes being carried over.

Chris Hollins beats the bookies favourite in 2009

BBC Breakfast presenter Chris Hollins claimed the glitterball trophy with his partner Ola Jordan as the surprise winners of the 2009 series after securing the highest number of public votes. They beat the bookies favourite Ricky Whittle and his partner Natalie Lowe in the final, despite the couple winning the judges scores on the night.

Jake Wood gets voted off in week 12 of series 12

EastEnders’ Jake Wood (aka “snake hips”) became the viewers surprise favourite in the 2014 series with his partner Janette Manrara. However when he found himself in the bottom two in week 12 (the first time he’d been in that position), judge Len Goodman voted to save his competitor Mark Wright instead, despite Mark  having been in the dance off three times already – causing fans to take to social media to voice their sadness.

What’s clear is that sometimes in life,surprises do happen, and of course this is also the case when it comes to business too. The most important thing is to make sure that you are prepared should the unexpected occur, such as changes in important financial areas such as Tax Planning or VAT Returns for example – which is where the team at THP can help! We will work with you to help you make sense of any accountancy developments or changes in order to allow you focus on what you do best – running your business and making important decisions!

To find out more about THP and the accountancy services that we offer, call 0800 6520 025 to speak to a member of the team today – we look forward to hearing from you!

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