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Pro dancers announced for The People’s Strictly

Find out which six pro dancers will be taking part in the show.

The People's Strictly

Following the recent details about the contestants taking part in The People’s Strictly for Comic Relief, the BBC has now confirmed the pro dancers that will be taking part in the show.

Each of the six contestants will be paired with a Strictly pro for the show as they undertake training ahead of performing on the Strictly Ballroom in front of a live studio audience.

The pro dancers confirmed to take part are:

Aliona Vilani
Aljaz Skorjanec
Ian Waite
Janette Manrara
Natalie Lowe
Robin Windsor

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The contestants already confirmed to be taking part are:

  • Phillip Barnett from Cornwall, who founded a children’s theatre charity in 1994 and has since raised over £2 million and staged over 70 shows.
  • Trishna Bharadia from Buckinghamshire, who is living with MS and works hard to raise awareness around the condition.
  • Anna Kennedy OBE from Middlesex, who set up the largest school for autism in the UK after her own autistic sons were turned away from mainstream education.
  • Cassidy Little, originally from Canada but now lives in Peterborough. Cassidy was serving in Afghanistan as a medic for the Royal Marines when he was severely injured, losing the lower half of his leg in an explosion. His positivity has helped several of his colleagues through their time in rehab.
  • Heather Parsons from Hampshire, who set up her own charity to support intensive care patients and their families, following her own near-death experience in intensive care.
    Michael Pattie from Dumfries, who has raised over £300,000 for meningitis charities, after losing his son to the disease.

The People’s Strictly for Comic Relief will air on BBC One in the lead up to Red Nose Day on Friday 13 March.


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