BBC Proms: Ex-Strictly stars to appear in first Tango Prom

The duo will bring the passion of the Argentine tango to the Royal Albert Hall

Former Strictly Come Dancing professionals Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone will appear in the first Tango Prom concert as part of the BBC Proms.

The concert, to be held at the Royal Albert Hall on September 4th, will be presented by Proms host Katie Derham, who appeared in Strictly in 2015.

It will form a part of the world-famous eight-week classical music festival held at venues across London.

Flavia and Vincent, who are former Argentine tango world champions, appeared as Strictly professionals from 2006 until 2012.

The Latin dance specialists will celebrate the history of the Latin American tango, from its origins in Buenos Aires in the 1880s through to Astor Piazzolla’s nuevo tango that emerged in the 1950s.

They will perform alongside Grammy Award-winning pianist Pablo Ziegler, who is considered a leading advocate of nuevo tango, and singers and instrumentalists from across Europe, the US and Argentina.

Professional dancer and choreographer Flavia said: “Vincent and I feel very privileged to have been asked to perform at such a prestigious event and in such a beautiful venue.

“We are so looking forward to performing with the most amazing orchestra and dancing to the most beautiful music. It is our first Prom and we are very much looking forward to it.”

The Tango Prom will be broadcast on BBC4 on September 7th, and it will also be aired live on BBC Radio 3 on September 4th.