Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 7 May 2015

Strictly's Grant takes to airwaves

Russell Grant will present a Strictly-themed radio show
Russell Grant will present a Strictly-themed radio show

Astrologer Russell Grant isn't putting away his dancing shoes just yet - he has signed up to present a Strictly-themed radio show.

The star, who was booted off Strictly Come Dancing at the weekend despite being fired out of a cannon, is hosting a one-off Radio 2 show with his professional dance partner Flavia Cacace.

The pair will "relive their favourite musical moments" from the BBC1 show, play music that they would have liked to have taken to the stage to, tell anecdotes from their time on the programme and speak to others in the series.

Russell said: "Music is in my heart and soul. Flavia and I share an intuitive musicality so we both knew what songs would bring out the best in our showbiz/dance partnership - and it worked!

"I want to share the songs with you that we danced to - and the many we wanted to but didn't or couldn't, as well as those that give me joyous bumps and shivers.

"I promise a musical treat that will bring your airwaves alive so much so you'll just have to get up and dance wherever you are".

Strictly Come Dancing head judge Len Goodman is also hosting shows in the station's Dance Season.

He will explore swing as a dance phenomenon, from its origins in African American music, and celebrate the "magic feet" of Gene Kelly.

Former Strictly judge and Hot Gossip choreographer Arlene Phillips will tell The Story Of Dance Troupes, looking back at the likes of Pan's People and Legs & Co.

The season, in December, also features Gloria Estefan's Latin Beat series, a look at Morris dancing with comedian and traditional dance enthusiast Stewart Lee, and Pete Waterman on Northern Soul.

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