A ‘non-celebrity’ edition of Strictly Come Dancing has been announced by the BBC.
The special one-off show, which will air for Red Nose Day 2015 will feature some ‘real life heroes and heroines from society’ and is set to be aired next March.
Talking about the special edition, BBC Controller Charlotte Moore said:
“BBC One is the TV home of ballroom dancing, so where better to see deserving, real-life heroes and heroines experience the sparkling joy of Strictly – and all for such a great cause in Comic Relief.”
The six contestants will undergo four weeks of training before performing in the all-important Strictly ballroom in front of the nation.
Kevin Cahill, Comic Relief Chief Executive, also said:
“The people have always been at the heart of Red Nose Day, and The People’s Strictly on BBC One takes one step further.
“Having watched well-known faces go through the heart-warming journey on Strictly, I can’t wait to see members of the public having this amazing opportunity. It mixes fun and fundraising in equal measure.”