Keep on dancing, Susanna
Strictly Come Dancing
LIVE ON BBC1
THE HAIRY BIKER IS NOW 500 MILES AWAY….
A deviation today to something I know very little about and, with two left feet, have even less aptitude for personally.
We’re talking Strictly Come Dancing 2013 – a novelty market yes – but pretty much the same rules apply as any other market. If you think the market is wrong – and differs substantially with your own view it’s time to step in (without stepping on her feet that is).
The competition now gets serious – the novelty acts are out of the way – this year’s John Sergeant / Ann Widdecombe was Hairy Biker Dave Myers who needs to be 500 miles away from Blackpool Ballroom after a lamentable performance last week when he ‘danced’ to the tune of I Would Walk 500 Miles by The Proclaimers.
Hot favourite is Natalie Gumede who failed to dance last week through a late injury.
From what I’ve seen BBC Breakfast host Susanna Reid looks interesting on Star Sports at around 6/1.
She comes across well on the shows with an engaging personality without any arrogance that can often put off voters.
Keep on dancing Susanna.
(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)
4 points SUSANNA REID at around 6/1
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
A plum-sized diamond known as the Pink Star has fetched a record-breaking $83m (£51.7m) at auction.
Sotheby’s said it was a world record price for a gemstone.
The flawless 59.60-carat pink diamond is the largest in its class ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), with the second biggest less than half its size.
Set on a ring, it measures 2.69 by 2.06 centimetres and weighs 11.92 grammes.
There was applause as Sotheby’s David Bennett brought down the hammer in the heavily-guarded Geneva salesroom.
Noting that its pre-sale estimate had been $61m (£38m), he told reporters: “It surpassed our estimate. It’s a large amount of money in itself but I don’t think this stone has a price.”