The location for the Gay Games 2018 is about to be decided, with a choice of London, Paris and Limerick. One of the world’s largest sporting events, the Gay Games will see more than 10,000 athletes taking part in more than 30 different disciplines – including dancesport. The London Gay Games Bid Committee is now raising funds to make its final presentation to the Federation of Gay Games membership.
Arlene Phillips, Kimberley Walsh, Alex Jones and Sheridan Smith are among the famous faces taking part in BBC Children in Need's BearFaced day on Friday, November 8. The fundraising campaign asks women to swap their make-up for a Pudsey Pawprint for one day, asking friends and colleagues to sponsor them. The money raised will help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.
The 2013 Carl Alan Awards, organised by Michael Stylianos and Lorna Lee, were held at the Copthorne Hotel Effingham Park on September 20. The event was hosted by Strictly professionals Karen Hardy and Ian Waite, while Olympic ice dance champion Jayne Torvill presented the awards.
by Marianka Swain
After weeks of speculation and tortuous One Show padding, the full line-up of Strictly Come Dancing 2013 has finally been unveiled. This year’s crop of contestants includes glamour pusses Sophie “Murder on the Dancefloor” Ellis-Bextor, WAG/model Abbey Clancy, Countdown’s Rachel Riley and BBC Breakfast’s Susanne Reid, who won the newsreaders’ Children in Need Strictly competition with Robin Windsor.
Burn The Floor dancer Kevin Clifton has been named as the fifth new professional on this year's Strictly Come Dancing. He joins four other new dancers – Iveta Lukosiute, Janette Manrara, Emma Slater and Aljaž Skorjanec – and his fiancée Karen Hauer (pictured with Kevin).