The BBC has announced a new show, The People’s Strictly, which will see deserving members of the public be tutored by the series’ regular professionals and compete in the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom, in aid of Comic Relief.
The four-part series will be on BBC One next year, leading up to Red Nose Day in March 2015. It will feature six inspirational but everyday heroes and heroines, who have been nominated to take part by their family and friends.
They will be partnered by a professional dancer from the Strictly troupe and, after only four weeks of training, will perform to the nation in the Strictly ballroom and receive scores from the Strictly judges. The show will be presented by regular hosts, Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.
Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, said: “BBC One is the TV home of ballroom dancing so where better to see deserving, real-life heroes and heroines experience the sparkling joy of Strictly and all for such a great cause in Comic Relief.”
Kevin Cahill, Chief Executive, Comic Relief, said: “The people have always been at the heart of Red Nose Day and The People’s Strictly on BBC One takes this one step further. Having watched well-known faces go through the heart-warming journey on Strictly I can’t wait to see members of the public having this amazing opportunity. It mixes fun and fundraising in equal measure.”
*If you know someone who deserves the Strictly experience, you can nominate them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form now.