Citizen editor and mayor to join celebrity dancers

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Strictly Come Dancing is coming to Milton Keynes. And Citizen editor Olga Norford will join a host of ‘celebrity’ contestants, including a Commonwealth gold medallist, a radio broadcaster, and MK Mayor Brian White to take part in Strictly MK.

Strictly Come Dancing has been a huge hit with TV audiences since the launch of the hugely successful BBC TV show, hosted by Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly.

The show has inspired people all over the country to learn to dance – now the glitz and the glamour of the ballroom is coming to Milton Keynes.

The event is being staged by JustDance Academy & Lindsey-Ann Events on Saturday, October 26, and will raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and Willen Hospice.

Strictly MK will feature 14 couples going head-to-head on the dance floor.

The ‘celebrity’ dancers will each be partnered by a semi-professional/professional dancer with finalists chosen by audience text voting on the night, combined with a panel of celebrity judges.

The couple crowned winners of Strictly MK 2013 will then be decided solely by audience votes.

Former tennis ace and sports broadcaster Andrew Castle, will be MC on the night. Andrew appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with professional dancer, Ola Jordan.

And TV showbiz reporter Richard Arnold, a contestant onStrictly Come Dancing in 2012 will be one of four guest judges on the night.

Strictly MK has been gifted venue sponsorship by Bury Farm Equestrian Village, Slapton, Bucks with the competition taking place in front of an audience of 1,400.

The official launch of Strictly MK will be held next week when the full list of celebrities taking part will be announced.

> Other sponsors include JustDance Academy, LindseyAnn Events, Bury Farm Equstrian Village, HeartFM, Milton Keynes Citizen, International Dance Shoes, DansCouture Gowns, Pure Class Bespoke, Oliver James Garden Rooms, All about W8, Enyo Law, Twigden Asset Management Ltd, MK Dons FC, David Lloyd Leisure, Frosts Garden Centre, The Black Horse Woburn.