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Ben will be amazing whoever he dances with! He’s a winner already!
Guess I’m out of the loop. Who is the ‘less-than-hot’ on the left, and who is the stud on the right??
@JustSayin: Ben Cohen, on the left, is a beautiful man, inside and out. 6 pak abs mean nothing.
I’m getting really tired of all this pandering to us “poor unfortunate souls”. this is obviously a pr stunt. Imagine if he had said he wanted a black female as a dance partner. Would he be getting an NAACP Image Award for it? Why are we soooooo gullible?
Lothar, you obviously don’t know who he is and what he does for the gay community.
I suggest google him.
@JustSayin: ben cohen is the ultimate dreamboat. no ripped body, six pack or anything can make up for not being ben cohen.
Ben Cohen crossed the line from helping others to helping himself a long time ago, darlings….
@Lothar: I’m a friend of Ben’s, and he’s not doing this as just some PR stunt. He is truly a sincere, kind man. Lothar, I understand why you are saying this, as we have seen it all, but Ben is the real deal.You can’t find a better guy in the world, and that extends to his family as well. I am immensely proud of my mate. Once you get to know him you will see why he is a remarkable guy.
It would be great if they were progressive enough to have a male dance team on DWTS. But American TV would never allow a team like Ben Cohen and Robin Windsor on prime time. Much too hot and it would totally freak out the hetero housewives. For American audiences we’d get something totally bland and nauseating. Think Ross Matthews dancing with Carson Kressly.
why not!! http://getoffmydress.blogspot.com/2013/09/sometimes-ya-feel-like-nutcase.html
A hottttttttt couple! Whew!
if you’d really like to see a same-sex couple on DWTS here in the States (apparently it may have already happened in Israel of all places), then take this poll:
not sure it’ll help, but it can’t hurt. And i liked what Ballas had to say about it, very practical. As to Cohen’s motivations, i am more than happy to give him the benefit of the doubt. Heretofore, he has appeared to be quite a gentle man AND a gentleman, and continues to work for the angels.
@balehead: Sorry, balehead, but I believe you crossed the line here. He is an incredible guy that doesn’t need to do any of this. 11 years ago his father was killed because of bullying that went too far, and this was during the Rugby World Cup, which he played his heart out on the pitch, a match that went into an amazing triple overtime and won in the last 19 seconds.
“Uncle George”, his uncle and as kind as Benji is a proud supporter for the rights of all against bullying. He has a nice estate, his wife is amazing, two daughters that love him to bits, and friends not only in Rugby, UK, but around the world because he is one of the truly kind men that does not need to do this. He has enough accolades and an MBE from Her Majesty. I’m sure that Abby, the girls, and we friends would love to have him retire and fade out of the spotlight. I miss my friend dearly, and it’s not easy because I have Neuroacanthocytosis, a syndrome that is extremely rare, which has no cure. Many friends pulled away because this genetic flaw has challenged me, and I have no clue how long I have left.
But it is not about this queer, as I don’t expect anything but I am proud of the work he does to raise awareness of bullying. My Uncle Keith, a lifelong Saints Supporter (where Ben started his career) and another friend, had a series of heart attacks that shook the family to the core. I kept Ben in the loop about his condition, and he sent a get well card for him. He didn’t need to do this, but that’s the character of my friend.
Ben has been afflicted by a profound hearing loss. Elton John and his husband David paid for an incredible surgery so Ben could hear, and Ben was always one that nodding his head back and forth was his best dancing skills. He’s donating this for the Stand-Up Foundation. He spends more time now in the States, and I really wish we could have time to hang out, but it is not in the cards.
This Dancing thing is him taking on the challenge of actually hearing music. (sorry, I’m a Rugby bloke, not some Ballroom Dancing fanatic) I am certain that he is doing this, as he is fearless and watching the acceleration of this 6’3″ man is amazing. And Footie doesn’t rely on padding and steroids. I wouldn’t want to be tackled by him, even now that he is retired. Do I miss a friend? Of course! But he is doing something for our Community, and if you met him personally any questions about this being an ego booster is bollocks.
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