Nell: David doesn’t fully understand the concept of Cheeky Animals. The idea is to secretly stick your tongue out, not blatantly lick your opponent.
Me: He can’t help himself. Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: He wasn’t supposed to be playing with Chris. His task today was to keep an eye on Poppy.
Me: She does seem a little down.
Nell: It’s after yesterday’s dance off.
Me: What a shock.
Nell: She didn’t deserve to be in the bottom two but with a partner like Stephen Seagull it’s to be expected.
Me: The public don’t like him.
Nell: Who does, apart from Lionel King?
Me: And an awful lot of Beefies, judging by the screaming when the results were announced.
Nell: Well, they’d better get on their iBones and vote next time, or he will be in the dance off again.
Me: Poor Dorothy and the Portuguese Podenco.
Nell: I was very sorry to have to lose them so early but Dorothy simply made too many mistakes. She’s awfully stiff for a Salcombe Setter.
Me: And Stephen is actually quite a good dancer.
Nell: Yes, the pirate outfits helped, of course. Clever costuming by The Cat.
Me: He can jump quite high, can’t he?
Nell: I think Poppy’s sword had something to do with that.
Me: Do you think she is going to get her sword into all the dances?
Nell: Yes, or some kind of weapon.
Me: Well, I hope she gets some rest today.
Nell: Yes, dancing with a villain is exhausting. Malcolm and Manuel have taken over the kitchen to give her a break.
Me: Malcolm seems to have embraced the whole dancing thing. Did you notice his sequinned apron?
Nell: The one with ‘Marvellous Malc’ written on it? I couldn’t exactly miss it.
Me: No. Sorry.