Strictly Come Dancing is back in Corby! For one night only 10 people will be aiming to emulate the stars of Strictly Come Dancing to raise money for Lakelands Hospice.
The Corby hospice has lined up five men and five women to take part in the fundraiser, based on the hugely popular BBC show.
They will all be trained by professional dancers from Mash Dance in Kettering, spending a minimum of two hours a week trying to master the waltz, cha-cha and the quick step.
And once the 12 weeks of practice are over, the main event will take place on Friday, October 21, at the Best Western Rockingham Forest Hotel, where each couple will be able to showcase their new talent to friends, families and colleagues.
Names already signed-up include Corby Council chief executive Chris Mallender, Rockingham Forest Hotel’s manager Gillian Green and Evening Telegraph reporter Ian Gallagher.
Ian said: “I’m not quite sure what I’m letting myself in for, but I have no problem with making myself look silly for a cause as good as Lakelands. As long as the professionals are patient and can work with people who have no rhythm, they will be fine. I’ve never done anything like this before – I’m terrified but also quite excited.”
The waltz and cha-cha will be performed in heats as a group dance, with voting on the night. A panel of judges will be on hand to rate the dancers.
Following each heat, votes will be counted and the couples with the least votes will be eliminated.
The lucky six couples who make it to the final round will have the opportunity to show off their new skills and have exclusive rights to the dancefloor, each dancing the quick step.
There will also be displays by Mash Dance’s professionals throughout the night.
A limited number of tickets will be on sale to the public on August 1 costing £5, and will be available by calling the hospice on 01536 747755. Don't miss out on this great night out and your opportunity to support Lakelands Hospice.