I don't believe she disliked the show itself per say, but I remember an article saying it was too much of a strain on her household to be away so often. Liza was still very young then but now she's off to Uni and Daria looks to be doing better so she probably feels she has the liberty to take this type of project on again.
CBC is not the most.....organized company when it comes to marketing and publicity. It could also be that somebody sent out the announcement and someone higher up had a different idea about how this should happen.Anyone find it weird that they say they're going to announce the pairings and then… nothing? I'm wondering if some players have bowed out and they're scrambling to replace them.
It was more of an identity crisis... and stuff that goes along with that. She is doing well now. Liza is just a a bright light. She is a young woman now, off to the university and in a long-term relationship.Was Daria sick? You said she appears to be getting better?
It didn't hurt Tessa Bonhomme.I’m so curious as to who will win. I had thought that the two women - Natalie Spooner and Amanda Kessell might be in with a good chance (young glamorous hockey players with equally glam partners in Radford and Poje). However both are continuing to compete while doing BOTB and I wonder if this might interfere with practice?
Also, for some reason the CBC's promo banner for the series uses people who are not actually competing on the show -- I don't know who the hockey player is, but the figure skater's facial features are pretty immediately recognizable (even if she hadn't also just Instagram Storied about it).
The partners are all hockey players. I think one of the challenges with the female hockey players vs male as partners is that hockey players in general are bigger/taller than most figure skaters.So Radford and Kessel - she must not be a figure skater then?
I wonder if it is easier with the girl or the man being the newbie vs the pro?
But isn't that a ringer? Both PJ stock and Violetta were paired together previously so that gives them a distinct advantage. This is a competition.Complete line up
Vanessa James/Brian Mcgratten
Kaitlyn Weaver/Sheldon Kennedy
Amanda Evora/Colton Orr
Katia Gordeeva/Bruno Gervais
Eric Radford/Amanda Kessel
Andrew Poje/Natalie Spooner
Violetta Afanasieva/PJ Stock (replacing Colby Armstrong who was injured during training)
Very short notice, as noted above. Colby Armstrong was injured right before the lineup was supposed to have been announced (thus the delay). Even if someone were available, it would have been unfair to that person, given that everyone else had been training with their partners for a while. Dropping one pair wouldn't have been good, either.But isn't that a ringer? Both PJ stock and Violetta were paired together previously so that gives them a distinct advantage. This is a competition.
You were right about BrunoSome funny quotes from the hockey players from training camp:
"They're called swing rolls."
"Spring rolls it is."
"I never thought when I was fighting this guy in my career that I'd be out there holding hands with him, on the ice, in figure skates."
I could be wrong, but I think Gordeeva’s partner might be Bruno Gervais.