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Going BearFaced for Children in Need

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 […]

The Carl Alan Awards

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.

Strictly speaking

Strictly finally kicked off Series 11 with promising debuts, actual training footage, soapy plotlines (excuse me while I tend to my deadly knee injury while going into labour DURING THIS BLOG) and a performance that should have come with a serious health warning. Honestly, I’m thinking of trading in my HD telly. Officially blind in […]

Memorial Celebration for Frederic Franklin

Frederic Franklin, the British-born dancer who performed with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo during the 1930s–1950s, and who played an integral role in the formation of ballet in the US, will be remembered in a memorial celebration of his life hosted by American Ballet Theatre at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts in […]

Matthew Golding to join The Royal Ballet

Matthew Golding, currently a principal dancer with Dutch National Ballet, is to join The Royal Ballet in February 2014. His first performance will be on March 27, when he will partner Natalia Osipova in The Sleeping Beauty.

Strictly speaking

It’s back! Forget X Factor, forget Stepping Out, if you can (my eyes! Oh, my eyes!), for Strictly Come Dancing, the real star of Saturday-night entertainment, has returned, and it’s as joyously deranged as ever.

Strictly Come Dancing celebrities revealed!

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 […]

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