Like a lot of people I know, I watch Strictly on a Saturday.
Every week Bruce Forsyth winds me up, but he did it big time tonight with his ridiculous 'ay up, ay up' attributed to Blackpool/Lancashire.
What can I say? How to offend the North West of England and the East Midlands in one fell swoop.
Ay up - with m'duck on the end - is definitely an East Midlands expression.
I have yet to meet a Lancastrian, Mancunian or Cheshire resident who would use that expression. Ay up? 'Eck as like!
Ah, the south-centric nature of UK-wide broadcasting. Mutter, mutter, mutter...