Strictly Come Dancing: Friend of Blue singer Simon Webbe hopes he is paired with Joanne Clifton or Karen Hauer

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Strictly Come Dancing: Friend of Blue singer Simon Webbe hopes he is paired with Joanne Clifton or Karen Hauer

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By Grimsby Telegraph  |  Posted: August 22, 2014

  • Friends: Hannah Coleman with Simon.

  • Festive: Simon Webbe previously tested his skills on the Strictly Come Dancing 2011 Christmas special.

  • Godfather: Hannah Coleman and her daughter Olivia with Simon Webbe, from Blue, who will appear on series 11 of Strictly Come Dancing.

  • Stars: Kevin Clifton, far left, Joanne Clifton, pointing at cake, and Karen Hauer, second left, during Strictly Come Dancing professional rehearsals.

  • Friends: Hannah Coleman with Simon.

  • Festive: Simon Webbe previously tested his skills on the Strictly Come Dancing 2011 Christmas special.

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A GRIMSBY businesswoman says Blue star Simon Webbe could do brilliantly on Strictly Come Dancing – especially if he’s teamed with Joanne Clifton or Karen Hauer.

Hannah Coleman has known the chart-topping popstar since they met in Manchester in 1988 when they were both aspiring singers.

They have remained friends ever since and he is godfather to her daughter Olivia.

Simon has been announced as the fifth celebrity taking part in the next series of the BBC show, joining rugby player Thom Evans, TV presenter Alison Hammond, tennis mum Judy Murray and The Saturdays’ Frankie Bridge.

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Local dancers, siblings Kevin and Joanne Clifton, and Kevin’s fiancee Karen Hauer now face an agonising wait to find out which celebrity they will be paired with.

Kevin and Joanne’s mum, Judy Clifton, who runs Clifton’s Dance Academy with their dad Keith, has posted photographs on Facebook of the trio taking part in Strictly rehearsals with the other professional dancers.

And Hannah hopes Simon will be paired with one of the local dancers.

“Simon’s always been good at dancing,” she said. “He’s done a lot of dancing with Blue over the years and he did really well when he took part in the Strictly Christmas special in 2011.

“It would be ace if he was teamed with a dancer with a Grimsby connection.

“I’m sure he’d come back here if he did and it would be great to catch up.

“He’s got a Grimsby link because of me and Olivia, so I’m sure he’d love to be teamed with one of our dancers.”

Simon, who has sold more than seven million albums and four million singles as a member of Blue, actually credits Hannah with helping to launch his career by encouraging him to perform.

Hannah, who now runs a bespoke wall-covering company Dreamwall, added: “The last time I saw Simon he came for a night out in Cleethorpes.

“I texted him when Olivia and I were down in London in April, but he was out and about on The Big Reunion Tour so we couldn’t meet up.

“We might not have seen each other for a while, but everything will be the same when we do catch up.

“I can’t wait to see how he gets on in Strictly.”

As well as performing in Blue and competing in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011, Simon has also had a successful solo career, with single No Worries going to number four in the charts.

As reported, the new series is expected to air in the autumn, with Claudia Winkleman replacing Bruce Forsyth as co-host of the show, alongside Tess Daly.

Keep checking your Grimsby Telegraph for the latest updates on Strictly Come Dancing.

Credit Grimsby Telegraph 

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Strictly Come Dancing Premiere Show Tickets Available Now!

Strictly Come Dancing Premiere Show

As you know, A while ago I said that tickets for the Strictly Launch show  would be available for you to apply to be in the audience, Well the good news is you can apply for them now, Via this link,
http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/strictly_premiereshow_3sept14

 

The tickets are for the Launch Show which will be held on Wednesday the 3nd of September 2014 at the Elstree Film Studios, The closing date is Tuesday 12 August 2014 at 4pm.
Good luck everyone! Remember KEEEP DANCINGGG!

 

Strictly Come Dancing Premiere Show

BBC One | 3 September

Strictly Come DancingPacked full of glitz, glamour, show-stopping moves and more sequins than ever before, the fabulous 12th series is bringing the sparkle back to Saturday nights on BBC One.

The glamorous Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will host this BBC One Saturday night extravaganza.

The premiere show launches the 2014 series in style and is recorded in advance onWednesday 3 September ahead of it being broadcast.

This year, as in previous years, we are operating a random draw to make the allocation of tickets as fair as possible.

Website registration is now open and will remain open until Tuesday 12 August 2014 at 4pm.

You can apply at any time between now and Tuesday 12 August as all successful applications will be drawn at random.

No applications will be accepted after this date and time.

We have a limited amount of seats in the studio and as we have such a huge demand for tickets, we are restricting the amount of tickets and dates that you are eligible for.

**Please note that should you be successful in the random draw for the Strictly Come Dancing Premiere Show you will be excluded from the random draw for the 2014 series. Details of the random draw for the 2014 series will be released shortly.

You can apply for as many dates as you wish but if you are successful in the random draw you will only receive tickets for one date including the Strictly Come Dancing Premiere Show and this date is non transferable.

Please choose carefully.**

You can apply for a maximum of two tickets per household.

Multiple applications for the same date will be deleted.

Please note that entering the random draw does not guarantee tickets and you will only be notified of your successful application on receipt of your tickets.

Good luck with your application.

All information is correct at time of publication.

Date
3 September

Time
4.45pm

Venue
Elstree Film Studios

Programme details

No extra details available.

Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Minimum age: 14

Maximum tickets per request: 2

Credit to BBC Strictly
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Strictly Red carpet Tickets Available Now!

Strictly Launch Show and Red carpet Tickets Available Now!

As you know, A while ago I said that tickets for the Strictly Launch show and red carpet would be available for you to apply to be in the audience, Well the good news is you can apply for them now, Via this link,
http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/strictly_red_carpet_2sept14

The tickets are for the red carpet which will be held on Tuesday the 2nd of September 2014 at the Elstree Film Studios, The closing date is Tuesday 12 August 2014 at 4pm.
Good luck everyone! Remember KEEEP DANCINGGG!

Strictly Come Dancing: Premiere Red Carpet Event
BBC One | 2 September
Strictly Come Dancing
Packed full of glitz and glamour Strictly Come Dancing is back for its 12th series. In advance of the series starting there will be an exclusive opening event launching the stars of this year’s show to the international press.

This is an opportunity for fans of the series to be part of the audience, seeing the celebrities in all their finery – live and exclusive.

Please note that this is a standing event and takes place outside. This event will last approximately two hours.

**Please note this does NOT entitle you to a seat in the studio show being recorded on the following day.**

This year, as in previous years, we are operating a random draw to make the allocation of tickets as fair as possible.

Phone lines and website registration is now open and will remain open until Tuesday 12 August 2014 at 4pm.

You can apply at any time between now and Tuesday 12 August as all successful applications will be drawn at random.

No applications will be accepted after this date and time.

By applying for tickets for the Red Carpet Event you will NOT be excluded from applying for any dates in the 2014 series of Strictly Come Dancing and this will NOT affect your application for the 2014 series tickets. Details of the 2014 random draw will be released shortly.

You can apply for a maximum of two tickets per household for the Premiere Red Carpet Event.

Multiple applications for the same date will be deleted.

Please note that entering the random draw does not guarantee tickets and you will only be notified of your successful application on receipt of your tickets.

Good luck with your application.

All information is correct at time of publication.
Date
2 September
Time
6.15pm
Venue
Elstree Film Studios
Programme details
Please note this is a standing event and ticket holders should come dressed British weather.
Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
Minimum age: 14
Maximum tickets per request: 2

Credit to BBC Strictly

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