Main article: The series begins in September with Ted Josh Radnor as a single, year-old architect living with his two best friends from his college years: Lily and Marshall have been dating for almost nine years when Marshall finally proposes. Their engagement causes Ted to think about marriage and finding his soul mate, much to the disgust of his self-appointed best friend Barney Stinson Neil Patrick Harris , whom he met in the restroom at a bar four years earlier. Barney is a serial womanizer who concocts elaborate con games, usually involving costumes and fake identities, designed to bed women, only to lose interest in them immediately afterward. Ted begins his search for his perfect soul mate and meets an ambitious young reporter from Canada, Robin Scherbatsky Cobie Smulders , with whom he quickly falls in love.
Taking to Twitter show watchers praised the hit BBC One programme for its inclusivity as they begged the show to make it a permanent feature and rolled out across the contestants too. Huge milestone: The powerful routine saw the professional dancers dressed in matching black suits with a red stripe on the leg as they performed to Imagine Dragons Impressive: Finally got same-sex dances! Loved the same-sex pairings. Fantastic number Strictly. According to The Sun , Strictly producers are keen to pave the way for same-sex dance routines - as advocated for by Dr Ranj Singh - after judges and contestants alike backed the idea.