Spotted, foot tapping away, in the VIP seats at Strictly, then the following night sitting next to an attractive 'plus one' in the X Factor audience, and to make it a hat trick, the next night all suited and booted for annual tear fest, The Pride of Britain Awards in London. Phew, good to see you making the most of your new status Tom, but word of warning, carry on like this and you'll be falling out of clubs with Katie Price wrapped around your tight teenage torso before you know it!
Halloween has obviously been the overriding theme this week everywhere, and having spent a couple of spook-tastic days enjoying Alton Towers' 'Scare Fest' getting in the mood (which was both truly terrifying and great fun), I was more than ready for a weekend of Halloween inspired entertainment.
Saturday night's rival shows both opted to embrace the gimmicky theme, but with both taking completely different creative and aesthetic routes - Strictly opting for camp, cheeky, comic fun, whilst X Factor took the sexy, dark and moody approach.
Not perhaps the easiest week to pick songs for, The X Factor made up for any dodgy tune choices by going to town with costumes, hair and make-up (yep Nicole I refer to you here in the main) and the upping of judge banter. Both Tulisa and Nicole have thankfully upped their game over the past couple of weeks, but I think the nation collectively cringed when Gary Barlow returned to his former 'Cowell-esque' form, and threw one heck of an insult at fellow judge and friend Tulisa, by outing her 'offensive fag ash breath' on national TV. Harsh but downright hilarious.
This series, having taken more than its fair share of stick, it's absolutely back on track. The talent collectively is way beyond previous years and despite what people say, the show has moved with the times. James Arthur and Lucy Spraggan are proof enough. And even Rhydian lookalike Rylan Clark is bringing something new to the table. Even if it's a bit, erm, crap.
Results night I made it down to the home of X Factor in West London, and enjoyed what was certainly one of the best shows I've experienced down there to date.
Not only were we treated to a bill which included fun. and Robbie Williams, but thanks to an opportune pre-record, One Direction were also on hand with an acoustic performance of new single 'Live While We're Young'. My my, how our favourite UK export have grown - literally. All five boys looked relaxed, if a little cocky, and are clearly far more self assured and 'worldly' following their recent travels. Even part of the set falling down mid-performance couldn't put them off their stride - although it did serve to tickle Liam somewhat. Credit too for singing live, all of them sounding polished. THAT'S what a year of being under Cowell's wing does for you. Nice little tactic too, ITV, to perhaps steal back some viewers from BBC One.
For me, and no doubt the rest of the post-30-somethings, the best performance came from new dad Robbie. Performing his new single 'Candy', strolling on stage without a care in the world, 'our Robbo' strutted, pranced, entertained, and certainly didn't disappoint, even stopping mid-track to treat Louis Walsh and an audience member to a cheeky lap dance. Gearing up for his mega sell-out arena tour, it's flipping brilliant to see Robbie back on form. I can't wait for the end of the month at the O2!
The Pride of Britain Awards at the beginning of the week was yet another terrific example of the courageous and inspirational people the UK has to make us proud.
Hosted once again by Carol Vorderman, the scary 'Cheryl Cole circa X Factor USA 2011' hair could be forgiven for the terrific job she does year after year to bring these awards to life with a real sense of class and meaning.
A who's who from the world of celebrity at every turn, all who are for once not focusing on themselves, but on the special people sitting amongst them getting the recognition they deserve. It's always a humbling evening and this year was no different. Katie Piper and lads Jack Henderson and Jack Carroll in particular stole the evening with their good humour and cause. And hey, any event that manages to get HRH Prince Charles to do the 'Mobot' gets my vote. Proper feel-good, wholesome telly.
I can't go without giving a nod to Bruce Forsyth and the Strictly team. Seeing our favourite octogenarian attempt 'Gangnam Style' was both endearing and flipping funny. And for once, for all the RIGHT reasons.