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    Keir Starmer

    I'm not sure all that anti-God stuff will go down well with the Tory members...
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    Keir Starmer

    I just can't see past the Tories choosing Liz "Cracking cheese Gromit!' Truss to replace him. I think Sunak is too ambitious for Tory tastes and his gloss has been lost with the impending cost of living crisis. The wildcard is Priti Patel, who policy-wise is right up the streets of many Tory members but has proved herself incompetent as International Development Secretary, then (having inexplicably been promoted) as Home Secretary. The thought of her as PM is chilling. I don't think anyone else has the necessary cut through with the public to provide the 'change of narrative' bump the Tories will be looking for.
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    Time Added

    Mercilessly mocked by Rovers fans during the dark days, his death has actually been met with some sadness round these parts. He was seen as the one who ended the first "basket case" phase of the Venkys ownership (played a big part in Steve Kean's belated removal) though it took a few more years and another relegation before our recovery could really begin. Probably doesn't hurt the reappraisal that he's died at just 61, no age really. The Lancashire Telegraph reports he's believed to have suffered a heart attack while out cycling.
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    Hollywood Possibilities

    Mad to think there are 7 Best Actress winners from pre-1971 still alive, when all the men are dead. And every 70s Best Actress winner is still going, compared to just half the men.
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    The Vicar Of Dibley

    Bloody hell, does the Dibley Massacre know no (no no no no) end? Thought we'd probably have a few years respite after Trevor died, but no! Still a cracking watch whenever it's on.
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    Sophia Loren

    One of those rare occasions where the youngest member is the last one standing.
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    The DL Prediction Game 2022

    Genuinely thought for a second "Did I take him out...?" then discovered underneath almost every team had picked him - including me.
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    Political Frailty

    On the 6 o'clock news, they showed footage of Dromey speaking in a debate yesterday on Afghan resettlement. Looked in fair health. Clearly very sudden and definitely a surprise.
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    49. Joss Ackland

    Any bit part in A Night to Remember..?
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    George Alagiah

    Yep, these things can obviously change very quickly, but reading the article it sounds like he feels he's got an eventual life sentence but the "when" doesn't sound too immediate. Another Olivia Newton-John?
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    Vanessa Redgrave

    I agree with this. And if and when they do lose Vanessa (either through choice or death), I could see them getting either Jenny Agutter to do it as Sister Julienne watching her girls, or else Miriam Margolyes as the all seeing but not always present Mother Mildred. Both of whom would make more sense.
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    The DL Prediction Game 2022

    That's incredible msc, given the number of newbies on the list. You're clearly attuned to the Committee's thought process, even if you don't always agree with it. A 20 point margin puts you well on top too! Happy with 4th, slightly astounded in fact, think my chance of second was lost when I chose James Whale and not Shane McGowan for the coveted No. 50 spot. Never mind, always next year!
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    The DL Prediction Game 2021

    Beat the Committee by 2 - I'll take that. Particularly given I made the effort to try and pick names on their radar. Think they missed a trick with Larry King and Ian St. John, both having previously been on the DL, while I was surprised they didn't choose Gerd Muller given his state at the end of 2020 and his standing in the football world. Maybe the inclusion of Pele is making up for it.
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    Ideas and possibilities for 2023

    I like how they think someone with 11,000 posts on here isn't aware that the star of a much-loved, long-running series has been dead for over a decade...
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    Thoughts On The 2022 List

    Just a couple of observations now the dust has settled. Betty White's late demise saw her replaced by someone not on the 2021 Deathlist. There are only 24 survivors on the 2022 DL, with Betty being the 25th that got lost. It's the first time since 2014 that the Committee haven't used their full complement of 25 survivors, and there is also a (recent) record 21 new names on the list this year, the highest since at least 2011 (I haven't looked further back - previous best was 18 in 2019 and 2013). All of which leads to the obvious question, which I don't think's been asked yet: who do we think was the late replacement for Betty White? Could it be Estelle Harris, who fulfils a similar role in some ways? And I wonder why the Committee didn't take the opportunity to save another survivor? (Pope Benny, Linda Nolan and Barbara Walters perhaps being the biggest surprises).
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