<![CDATA[ WhatToWatch RSS Feed ]]> en Tue, 06 Jul 2021 21:59:00 +0000 <![CDATA[ How to watch Denmark vs. England in their Euro 2020 semifinal ]]> You couldn't script a Euro 2020 semifinal match much better than Denmark vs. England. It's been hard to root against the Danes after their star player, Christian Eriksen, quite literally died on the pitch in the team's opening match against Finland on June 12 when he collapsed untouched, his heart stopped, and he required resuscitation in front of thousands of fans and on live television.

England, meanwhile, is England. It's made it to the semifinals one other time, in 1996. (Twice, if you count 1968, but that tournament only had three teams in it.) And the July 7 semifinal couldn't be any more of a home game, with the storied Wembley Stadium serving as the venue for the final three matches.

So, yes. Denmark vs. England is going to be a major match, for both national teams. Whomever wins this one will face off against a confident Italian team, which dispatched Spain in a penalty shootout a day earlier, setting up one half of the Euro 2020 final.

Only one question, then — how to watch England vs. Denmark when the time comes.

How to watch Denmark vs. England in the United States

If you're watching the semifinal round of Euro 2020 from the United States, you've got a couple of great viewing choices. Both the Italy-Spain (3 p.m. Eastern on July 6) and Denmark-England (3 p.m. Eastern on July 7) matches will be televised on ESPN, which means they're available on every major cable and satellite service, as well as every major streaming service. So if you've got a subscription to, say, FuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, Sling TV, or YouTube TV, you're good to go.

An even more economical way to watch the match, however, is with a subscription to ESPN+, which also will be streaming the game. ESPN+ is the dedicated streaming service from the network that has all kinds of live sports all year 'round — not just soccer. And what's more is that it costs just $5.99 a month, or $59.99 a year if you want to save some money but don't mind paying ahead.

And ESPN+ gets even more interesting if you get it as part of the Disney Bundle. That's a deal in which you'll get ESPN+, Hulu, and Disney+ for just $13.99 a month — essentially bundling together all three services for the price of two.

How can that possibly get better? Like this — add Hulu With Live TV into the mix. That way you'll get ESPN, Disney+, the full Hulu on-demand catalog and all the live linear channels it offers, all for just $73 a month, or about $7 a month more than if you were to get Hulu With Live TV on its own.

That's a really good deal, and it'll serve you well far beyond the conclusion of Euro 2020.

How to watch Denmark vs. England in the UK 

If you're in the UK and aren't actually at the match at Wembley, the Denmark-England Euro 2020 semifinal either on ITV.

Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. local time.

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<![CDATA[ Is Black Widow on Netflix? ]]> Talk about how to watch Black Widow, and you'll inevitably talk about how the release of the first film in the post-Endgame era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was delayed for more than year because of the global pandemic. Or maybe about how the character of Natasha Maximoff — who has been around since 2010's Iron Man 2 — has been long overdue in getting her own film.

Both of those things are true.

One more truth about Black Widow, and it's an important one: You can watch the movie upon release one of two ways: In theaters, or on Disney Plus Premier Access.

You cannot watch Black Widow on Netflix.

The reason you can't watch Black Widow on Netflix — or most any of the other Marvel films, really — is simple. The MCU is now owned by Disney. Disney has its own streaming service. Yes, there are occasional exceptions, but those have been few and far between, and the old deals are pretty much done, which means if you want to watch a Marvel flick, you'll need to look elsewhere than Netflix, at least insofar as a subscription streaming service is concerned.

Once Black Widow has a wider digital release you should be able to find it on other services like iTunes or Amazon Video. But those will require an extra fee to rent or buy. And there's nothing wrong with either of those options. (And presumably you'll be able to rent Black Widow on DVD via Netflix once it's available in that optical format. And assuming you still rent DVDs from Netflix.)

MORE: How to watch Disney Plus on Apple TV

Is any of that fair? Perhaps not. But it is, as they say, just business.

Disney+ is available for $6.99 a month, or $69.99 a year. (The latter saves you a little money.) But if you're really serious about your entertainment, you're going to want to check out the Disney+ Bundle. That packages up Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu, all for just $13.99 a month. The math in that case means you essentially get three streaming services for the price of two

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<![CDATA[ Universal movies to stream on Peacock first starting in 2022 ]]> Peacock is putting a nice feather in its cap, as it has been announced that all Universal Pictures and Focus Features movies will debut on Peacock at most four months after they play in movie theaters, according to The Hollywood Reporter and other outlets. NBC Universal owns Peacock and Universal Pictures, so the arrangement keeps things in the family.

The Peacock streaming app already features thousands of classic TV shows and movies, including The Office and the Harry Potter series, as well as live streaming of NBC sports broadcasts like the Stanley Cup Finals and the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. This deal brings the latest big movie titles to the streaming service as it looks to compete in the ever-growing streaming marketplace, which includes Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, Hulu and Paramount Plus.

The four month timeline for movies to arrive on streaming is a change from what it had been prior to the pandemic. Pre-COVID, movies wouldn’t hit streaming services until six or seven months after their theatrical release. Now Universal movies will appear on Peacock at some point in the four month window, though what specifically dictates the premiere date is undetermined at this time.

In addition, the deal will allow for Universal movies to play on other streaming services for a finite period of time. In the 18 months following a Universal movie coming to Peacock, there will be a 10 month window where another service will be able to stream the title, the rest of the time it will be exclusive to Peacock. There are no details as to what streamer(s) will be able to license the titles.

Universal’s slate of 2022 movies that will be impacted by this deal include Jurassic World: Dominion, The Bad Guys, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, The 355, Halloween Ends and the latest film from Jordan Peele.

A separate deal was also announced that will see Universal develop and produce original films exclusively for Peacock starting in 2022.

This is the latest experiment from the studios and media companies to figure out how to deliver movies to audiences in a post-pandemic world, where they want to balance having films play in theaters and drumming up a box office, but also making their subscription services must-haves and keeping consumers signed up for the long haul. 

We’ve already seen HBO Max and Warner Bros. do same day releases in theater and on streaming (only for 2021) and Disney Plus offering certain titles on the streaming service the same day but for a $30 premium fee, like the upcoming Black Widow.

Peacock offers three separate plans that range from free (with ads) to $9.99. Will having the first crack at streaming Universal movies help it break out in a bigger way?

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<![CDATA[ ‘Succession’ season 3 teaser drops and the Roys are back at each other’s throats ]]> It’s been almost two years since we last had a new episode of Succession and the wait has been agonizing for fans of the show. While we still don’t have an exact premiere date for season three on HBO, we do have the first footage for the much awaited return in the form of a teaser trailer. By the looks of things, the Roys have not lost their edge.

Succession comes from creator Jesse Armstrong and is produced by Adam McKay. It follows the Roys, the family behind one of the biggest media and entertainment companies in the world, as they all battle for who has control over the company. Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Nicholas Braun and Matthew Macfayden star as the conniving, foul-mouthed family.

What we get from the season three teaser is that Kendall (Strong) is ready to fire back at Logan (Cox) after he nearly had him sent to jail, calling the fight a battle against good and evil. But, of course, Shiv (Snook) and Roman (Culkin) have their own plans. 

Get a glimpse at what lies ahead in season three of Succession with the trailer below.

Succession has been one of the best reviewed shows and most awarded since it debuted in 2018. It has won nine Emmys in its run so far, seven for its second season alone, which included Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Jeremy Strong, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Drama Series. 

Succession is following in the footsteps of other must-watch HBO shows like The Sopranos, Games of Thrones and, more recently, Mare of Easttown.

Again, HBO has not announced an official premiere date for Succession, all we know is that it will premiere sometime in the fall.

In addition to HBO, Succession will be available to stream on HBO Max —you can catch up with the entire series right now on the streaming service. An HBO Max subscription costs either $9.99 per month for an ad-supported version or $14.99 for the ad-free version.

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<![CDATA[ Sling TV Celebrates Christmas in July with free Hallmark Channel preview ]]> It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas over on Sling TV, at least for a week, as the cable alternative has announced it will be offering a free preview of the Hallmark Channel for its annual Christmas in July event. The week-long preview will last from July 9-16.

The Hallmark Channel’s original Christmas movies have become holiday traditions for many, so much so that they aren’t just containing them to the traditional holiday season anymore. Even though we’re still five months away from Christmas, Hallmark Channel has a full schedule of festive content for viewers, a portion of which will be able to be seen through this Sling TV free preview.

Part of this year’s Hallmark Channel Christmas in July schedule is a movie marathon of its 2020 original Christmas movies on July 10 and 11. Squeezed in the middle of this marathon will be the premiere of Crashing Through the Snow starring Amy Acker and Warren Christie as a couple that looks to crash his sister’s “perfect” Christmas.

Other features to Hallmark’s Christmas in July include Soap Sunday on July 18 and the Countdown to Christmas Greatest Hits from July 24-25, both of which, however, fall outside Sling TV’s free preview.

Sling TV is a virtual MVPD service that offers different packages — Sling Orange and Sling Blue — offering viewers different groupings of channels as an alternative to cable. It also offers features like Sling TV’s Watch Party, which enables Sling subscribers to tune in and watch a program simultaneously with their friends and family.

For a user to access the Hallmark Channel they would need to subscribe to the Sling Orange package, priced at $35 per month, and add the Lifestyle Extra for $6 per month, which in addition to the main Hallmark Channel includes Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channels, among others.

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<![CDATA[ How to watch Black Widow ]]> Natasha Maximoff didn't have an easy life in her pre-Avengers days. The same could be said about the standalone Black Widow movie itself, which saw delays of more than a year due to the global pandemic.

But the first MCU film in the post-Endgame world finally is getting its day in the sun. And it's the first to see a dual release, hitting theaters and Disney+ on the very same day. The theater avenue is simple enough. You buy your ticket, then take your seat. Just like we used to do. The streaming side of things? That gets a little more complicated. 

Here's everything you need to know about how to watch Black Widow in whatever setting you prefer, whether it's with a few hundred of your closest friends, or in the comfort of your living room.

How to watch Black Widow on Disney Plus

Good news for those who want to watch Black Widow but aren't yet ready to venture into a theater. The film has made it into the ranks of Disney Plus Premier Access. That's the scheme by which you're able to watch a Disney-owned film from the comfort of your own home (or anywhere you can get the Disney+ app, really).

What's the catch, you ask? After all, Disney+ is full of films. Including all the Marvel films. The catch is that you'll have to pay extra — on top of your usual Disney+ subscription fee — for a Premier Access title. So you'll pony up another $29 to see the film before it hits the Disney+ general population. 

The good news is that's a one-time fee for Black Widow, but you can watch the movie as many times as you want once you've paid it, so long as you keep your Disney+ subscription.

When will Black Widow be free on Disney Plus?

Premier Access isn't a permanent status. At some point, films that are birthed under Premier Access will join their brethren in Disney+ gen pop.

Black Widow will be available for anyone with a Disney+ subscription on Oct. 6, 2021. That's three months behind the extra paywall, before it escapes. 

The four phases of the MCU

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is made up of four phases, with the "Infinity Saga" making up Phase 3. Black Widow is scheduled to be the first movie of Phase 4, but its release was delayed due to the global pandemic shutting down theaters.

MCU Phase 1

MCU Phase 2

MCU Phase 3

MCU Phase 4

  • Black Widow (July 9, 2021)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (September 3, 2021)
  • Eternals (Nov. 5, 2021)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (Christmas 2021)
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (March 25, 2022)
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (May 6, 2022)
  • Black Panther 2 (July 8, 2022)
  • The Marvels (Nov. 11, 2022)
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<![CDATA[ Val Kilmer doc trailer details actor’s career, throat cancer diagnosis ]]> Val Kilmer has been the star of a lot of movies, but throughout his career it appears he has been in the process of making his own, which audiences will get to see soon and have their first look at with a new trailer.

Val is a documentary from directors Ting Poo and Leo Scott that will play in theaters before debuting on Amazon Prime Video. Val heavily uses footage that Kilmer shot himself from his early life and throughout his career. The documentary, which Kilmer narrates, looks to be an introspection by Kilmer into his career, his actions and his battle with throat cancer (he was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2014).

Kilmer is best known for his roles in Top Gun, Tombstone, Batman Forever and The Doors. As we see in the trailer for the documentary, Kilmer was doing his own filming on the set of these movies, as well as other times throughout his life, including before he was famous. The documentary also has more recent footage of Kilmer, including him using a voice box to talk following surgery for his throat cancer, footage of his performances as Mark Twain and him donning a Batman suit (Adam West’s classic costume) once again.

Watch the trailer below.

Val is screening at the Cannes Film Festival, which is underway in France. It will release in theaters on July 23, then be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video on Aug. 6.

Also: Best movie theater subscription deals

In addition to Val, Kilmer can also be seen later this year reprising his iconic role of Iceman from Top Gun in its sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, which releases on Nov. 19.

Amazon Prime Video has been releasing a number of Amazon Originals recently, from summer blockbusters like Without Remorse and The Tomorrow War, and other documentaries, including Pink: All I Know So Far and The Boy from Medellín about J Blavin.

Amazon Prime Video is included as part of Amazon Prime subscription packages. It offers both Amazon Original content and a library of classic movies and TV shows. There are premium subscription channel options to access additional content from the likes of Showtime, Starz and HBO.

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<![CDATA[ 'EastEnders' horror as Lily and Arthur VANISH into thin air next week ]]> Next week's EastEnders will see Martin Fowler beside himself when Lily and Arthur go missing

The pair, who currently live with Martin and his wife Ruby Fowler, find themselves mixed up in the drama with Isaac Baptiste as he continues to avoid taking his medication for schizophrenia. 

EastEnders fans will know that Isaac has been on a downward spiral since deciding to come off his medication. As well as acting out of character, he has also become obsessed with the murder of his late half-brother, Paul, and is determined to prove that Ruby's late father, Johnny Allen is the one who killed him. 

Ruby and Martin EastEnders

Isaac has become convinced that Ruby's late father killed his half brother.  (Image credit: BBC)

Next week will see Lola, Kim, and Patrick discuss Isaac's condition as he continues to have hallucinations. But while they might mean well, their concern is too late for Arthur and Lily, who bump into Isaac in the Square.

Later, when the kids are nowhere to be seen and Isaac is in the middle of a breakdown having barricaded himself into Ruby and Martin's house, everyone starts to fear the worst.

While Patrick tries to talk his son around, begging him to let him into the locked house, Martin and Ruby are beside themselves over missing Lily and Arthur and decide to call the police.

Patrick Trueman reassures Isaac Baptiste in EastEnders

Patrick tries to get Isaac to reveal where Lily and Arthur are.  (Image credit: BBC)

As they wait for the police, Martin starts to panic that he will never see the kids again... not realising that Isaac had convinced the pair to go to the park to have a picnic. Wanting the children out of the way while he confronted Ruby about Paul's death, Isaac told them that they should stay away from the Square.

But with Lily and Arthur now nowhere to be seen, will the police manage to track them down before something awful happens?

EastEnders schedules have changed this week because of Euro 2020 — see our TV Guide for full listings. You can also watch all of this week’s episodes on BBC iPlayer now. 

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<![CDATA[ 'Strictly Come Dancing' 2021 lineup, start date, judges, dancers and everything you need to know ]]> Strictly Come Dancing 2021 is heading to BBC1... and now the professional dancers have been confirmed.

Strictly Come Dancing 2021 may seem a little while off, but it's never too early to start thinking about the dancing show. Before we know it, Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will be back on our screens with a brand new celebrity line up, all ready to show off their fancy footwork on the dance floor.

We wonder who'll we will be adding to our Strictly Come Dancing winners list?!

But before the sequins and fake tans return, here is everything we know about Strictly Come Dancing 2021 so far...

Strictly Come Dancing Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman

Claudia and Tess will bring all the glitz and glamour back to our Saturday nights this autumn. (Image credit: BBC/Guy Levy)

Strictly Come Dancing 2021 release date 

Strictly traditionally starts in September however, due to the pandemic, the 2020 series started a month later than usual with the launch show airing on 17th October and the live shows starting on 24th October.

The 2020 series also ran for nine weeks instead of the usual 13.

At this point it unclear if Strictly 2021 will follow the traditional September start and 13 week run, or whether a shorter series will be aired as in 2020, however Shirley Ballas has hinted that the show could return to the usual 13 episodes.

The head judge told celebrity website Cameo: "Just a little something, I heard they're trying to do all thirteen episodes this year.

"Last time we had nine. We're trying to get 13 shows on. I think they're getting used to the Covid thing."

Strictly Come Dancing 2021 line up聽

While it might feel like the new series of Strictly is a little way off, you can be rest assured that the production team are working away in the background, putting together another star-studded line up.

As fans already know, the Strictly rumour mill never stops, and there have already been some big names mentioned in connection with the 2021 series...

Olly Alexander

An insider told The Sun that bosses are reportedly interested in It's a Sin star Olly Alexander. They said: "Everyone wants a piece of Olly at the moment and the Beeb are no different.

“Strictly have Olly in their sights and have offered him a spot in this year’s line-up, should he wish to take part. Olly’s performance at The Brits with Elton showed he was an outstanding dancer as well as a singer and getting him onto this year’s series would be a huge coup."

Tommy Jessop

Following his Line of Duty role, there's a chance Tommy Jessop could be heading to the dancefloor. He wrote a hint on Twitter which read: "I'll just say, dancing today! (Just on Zoom in my room) Yay! In the words of #BruceForysth #KeepDancing!". 

Josephine Jobert 

During a Q&A with Death in Paradise co-star Tahj Miles, the duo revealed they'd love to take part in the dancing competition. When asked, Tahj said: "Yes, why not!" and Josephine added: "Yeah me too, we should do it together, we'd win it together!" 

Eddie the Eagle

Ski jumper Michael Edwards (Eddie the Eagle) has previously spoken about his interest in the series if it was the right time. He told Radio Times: "They asked me a few years ago. The film had just been out a year or two and I'd been very, very busy for the last five years off the back of the film. Two months before they're due to start filming, my diary is completely full and I can't cancel everything to be able to do the show. So as much as I would love to do Strictly, they've just got to time it right and make sure that my diary is free."

Baga Chipz and The Vivienne

According to an insider, the BBC is looking to shake up the normal partnerships on their hugely popular ballroom show by signing a celebrity drag act. Both Baga Chipz and RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 1 winner The Vivienne are apparently in the running for the new series.

An insider revealed the rumour to The Sun. They said: “There’s been a real shift in thinking on this in recent years, with contests having same-sex partners appearing more and more. But Strictly producers always try to do things a little bit differently, so they want to introduce a drag artist to shake up perceptions even further.”

Chris Whitty 

It has been reported that Chief Medical officer Chris Whitty is top of the list to join the show for the new series. A source reportedly told The Sun: "Chris is top of the list, and discreet enquiries will be made over the next few weeks. However, any decisions would depend on the rate of Covid infections in the country."

Ralf Little 

Death in Paradise star Ralf Little also told Hello Magazine he would always be open to joining Strictly: "Never say never! I think it is very easy to be dismissive of these things. I think people who participate and do well in Strictly are learning a real skill, an art form, and there's something really rewarding about that."

Maya Jama

Former Radio One star Maya Jama has also been linked to the dancing show. She told Hello Magazine: "I always say I don't know. I'd never say never to all these things but I've got a lot going on at the moment."

Tina Barrett

S Club 7 star Tina Barrett is also very interested in taking part, and she's even publicly asked if she'd be considered. She told The Sun: “I love Strictly and I’d like to do it. I haven’t been asked to, so if anyone at Strictly is reading, please let me go on. It would be amazing. I am a bit of a Glitterball girl.”


Former footballer Rio Ferdinand, Busted star Matt Willis, The Circle star Emma Willis, actress Lucy Fallon, Good Morning Britain presenter Ben Shephard, reality TV star Dan Osborne and TV presenter Angelica Bell have also been mentioned in connection to the show.

More: Strictly Come Dancing winners - can you remember them all? 

Strictly Come Dancing judges

There is nothing better to brighten up our autumn weekends than Strictly Come Dancing.

Who are the Strictly Come Dancing 2021 judges?

Strictly Come Dancing judges on the panel

Motsi, Shirley and Craig are set to return for Strictly 2021 and Anton will join them to replace Bruno. (Image credit: BBC/Guy Levy)

Shirley Ballas will return as head judge with Motsi Mabuse and Craig Revel Horwood joining her on the panel for another series of the dancing competition.

Strictly has also confirmed that Anton Du Beke will join the judging panel again, after a two-week stint during the 2020 series. This decision was made after international travel is still uncertain, meaning Bruno may not be able to head to the UK for judging duties.

Who are the Strictly Come Dancing 2021 professional dancers?聽

TV tonight Strictly Come Dancing

The professional group dances are always a highlight of each series. (Image credit: BBC)

The 2021 professional line up has been officially announced with Aljaž Škorjanec, Amy Dowden, Anton Du Beke, Dianne Buswell, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Graziano Di Prima, Johannes Radebe, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Luba Mushtuk, Nadiya Bychkova, Nancy Xu and Neil Jones all returning to the show.

Oti Mabuse will also be returning in a bid to defend her Strictly champion title after becoming the first dancer in the show's history to win two consecutive series. Not only did she win in 2019 with actor Kelvin Fletcher, but she also won in 2020 with Bill Bailey.

However, the professional dancer has revealed that Strictly 2021 could be her last year. She told telegraph.co.uk: "I love to dance and love bringing joy to so many people, but I think Strictly 2021 will be the last. Honestly, as a woman I can't be dancing forever."

Sarah James, Executive Producer of BBC Studios, says: "We are so thrilled to be welcoming back our incredible line-up of professional dancers for 2021.

"Their passion and dedication for Strictly shone through more than ever last year as they all sacrificed so much to deliver an unforgettable series during unprecedented and challenging times.

"With so much talent returning to the ballroom, the 2021 series promises more show-stopping choreography, memorable performances and world class dancing."

It Takes Two presenters 

Janette Manrara Strictly Come Dancing.

Janette will be swapping dancing for presenting as she replaces Zoe Ball on It Takes Two.  (Image credit: BBC)

In a shake up on Strictly Come Dancing spin off show It Takes Two, the legendary Zoe Ball has left her presenting role after ten years and now professional Strictly dancer Janette Manrara has hung up her dancing shoes as she joins Rylan Clark-Neal on the sofa. Because of her new presenting role, it means Janette won't be dancing on Strictly Come Dancing 2021, however she has promised that she will continue with her passion. She told the BBC: "I am still going to be seeing my fellow pros all the time and I will keep dancing, as they say." 

Zoe Ball announced her departure from the show last month with a post on her social media pages. She said: "Dancer lovers, after 10 joyous years I am walking away from It Takes Two. As a massive @bbcstrictly fan I have loved spending my Autumn teatimes with the celebrity dancers, the gorgeous and awesome pro dancers, the judges, my girl Vicky Gill, Rylan, Gethin and of course my main man Ian Waite. Time now for some new cha cha challenges."

Who won the last series of聽Strictly Come Dancing?

Bill and Oti lift the litter ball trophy in 2020

Bill danced his way to victory with partner Oti Mabuse in 2020. (Image credit: BBC / Guy Levy)

Strictly Come Dancing 2020 was a huge hit, giving fans some much-needed escapism and entertainment on their Saturday night.

The final saw EastEnders star Maisie Smith, comedian Bill Bailey, Made in Chelsea's Jaime Laing and singer HRVY all battle it out over the glitterball trophy.

In the end it was Bill Bailey and his dance partner Oti Mabuse who were crowned winners, making Oti the first Strictly professional dancer to win two years in a row.

We will update this article as and when new information is released about Strictly Come Dancing 2021.

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One later this year. 

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<![CDATA[ 'Fear Street Part 2: 1978' Review: And you thought high school was hell ]]> This post contains mild spoilers for Fear Street Part 2: 1978
Check out our review for Fear Street Part 1: 1994

Sequels are hard. While Fear Street Part 2: 1978 most certainly slumps in ways that Fear Street Part 1: 1994 was largely immune to, it still manages to be a pretty fun ride. It may not be a better film than predecessors like Friday the 13th, but it most certainly makes you care about its protagonists in way the classic franchise often failed to. That saving grace alone is enough to give Fear Street Part 2 a hearty recommendation, but there's more to this little sequel that could as well.

Desperate to save her possessed girlfriend, Deena (Kiana Madeira) rushes to confront C. Burman (Gillian Jacobs) with her little brother Josh (Benjamin Flores Jr.). The lone survivor of Sarah Fier's curse is hesitant to speak up at first, but Deena wants answers. After her insistence, C. reluctantly begins her tragic tale.  

We kick off at Camp Nightwing, where you just know some serious hell is about to be unleashed. Our primary protagonists are the Burman sisters, Ziggy (Sadie Sink) and Cindy (Emily Rudd). Ziggy's the troublemaker, Cindy's perfect, and only one of them is going to make it out of Camp Nightwing alive. There'll be a lot more bloodshed, of course, but campers are expendable, right? Joining the sisters as leads are Tommy Slater (McCabe Slye) Alice (Ryan Simpkins), and a young Nick Goode (Ted Sutherland). Like Fear Street Part 1, each of these new players are enjoyable enough that you're genuinely rooting for their survival. But this is a slasher, after all. 

The love angles in Fear Street Part 2 aren't as great as Deena and Sam, though you will absolutely find yourself rooting for Nick and Ziggy. Sutherland and Sink have great chemistry together — so good that you're hoping for their happiness even though the from rivaling towns bit was just done in Fear Street Part 1. Their emotional beats — and their clever hijinks — is most certainly one of the strongest draws of this chapter. 

Fear Street Part 2 also does its job in the sense that it gives us just enough additional information about Sarah Fier and the curse that has plagued Shadyside for centuries. But some of that additional information also acts as a bit of a detriment to the overarching stories. Sam (Olivia Scott Welch) still finds herself haunted — or possessed — by Sarah, but C. seems to be alright, all things considered. We see her go through similar steps that someone with OCD might, but they're never explained. Deena's entire reason for dragging her demonic not-ex-ex to C.'s doorstep was to figure out how she made it out of Sarah's grasp, but that answer's never actually given. Instead, we learn how the people of Shadyside might manage to kill her. Which, cool! That's important information. But that other bit feels pretty relevant, too.

This second chapter also features a little bit of extra baggage that feels ultimately unnecessary to the story. Young Ziggy has herself a bully, and we spend way more time with her than we probably should. There's also a subplot between Ziggy and Cindy that never matters much but we talk about it a lot. Maybe it's a move to please the Netflix algorithm, maybe they wanted to keep the bloated script. Either way, there are a few over-discussed plot points in Fear Street Part 2 that miss the mark for me. 

All told, Fear Street Part 2 is a fun ride. It seems a lot paler in comparison because Fear Street Part 1 was just so damn good, but if it were forced to stand on its own it would still be enjoyable enough. Get the popcorn, sit back, and watch a bunch of folks get hacked into pieces! 

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