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Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Leon?! Didn’t see that coming! And I’m not the only one.

This 1,237th post was filed under: Media, Notes.

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Comments and responses

Comment from dizzy

by dizzy

Comment posted at 09:51 on 16th December 2007.

I did and won lots of money.

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

by sjhoward

Comment posted at 11:09 on 16th December 2007.

Less than Leon, though, I’d venture…

Comment from dizzy

by dizzy

Comment posted at 12:19 on 16th December 2007.

Indeed yes. But as soon as the Kylie thing was done it was in the bag

Comment from Jonathan Rothwell

by Jonathan Rothwell

Comment posted at 12:56 on 16th December 2007.

Was I the only one who cringed when watching the two seconds that I saw when flicking from BBC1 to BBC4?

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

by sjhoward

Comment posted at 14:09 on 16th December 2007.

dizzy: I think you might be right… definitely the best of the duets – not that that’s saying much.

Jonathan: Yes. Yes you were.

Comment from dizzy

by dizzy

Comment posted at 16:34 on 16th December 2007.

When it comes to X Factor, Pop Idol, American Idol etc etc I am ALWAYS right 😉 Even more right than Simon Cowell in fact. Actually that’s a lie, I lost money once this series when something really odd happened and Hope and Future Proof were both in the bottom two. I was laying on them (which was silly) but have managed to get make all the money and then some on Leon.

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

by sjhoward

Comment posted at 21:32 on 16th December 2007.

Have you got your application in to replace Louis?

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