Strictly Come Dancing to hold non-celebrity series for Red Nose Day

Published Friday, Sep 12 2014, 11:36 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
The BBC has announced the first ever non-celebrity version of Strictly Come Dancing for Red Nose Day.

The People's Strictly will be a ballroom dance competition featuring six inspirational but everyday heroes and heroines from society.

Strictly Come Dancing, Tess and Claudia, Sun 7 Oct


Claudia and Tess will host The People's Strictly.

Each person will be paired with a professional dancer from the Strictly troupe, where they will have just four weeks of training before performing to the nation in the Strictly ballroom.

The show will be presented by current Strictly hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman and will be judged by the current judges, Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli.

Charlotte Moore, BBC One's controller, 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, Comic Relief's chief executive, added: "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."

The People's Strictly will air on BBC One in the lead up to next year's Red Nose Day Campaign in March 2015. Money will be raised for Comic Relief.

Heroes and heroines can be nominated to take part by their family and friends and the BBC are accepting nominations now! To find out more, click here.

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