Musician Joe Church is hoping it will be a case of father like son when he takes part in this year’s Strictly Northampton.
Joe, who performs with the popular Northampton band Odd Child, sat in the audience when he dad, Stephen, appeared in the show two years ago and performed a freestyle routine to Monty Python’s Always Look On The Brigh Side of Life.
“I was preceeded by my dad and I have seen how enthusiastic he now is about dance. I have been able to see how it has affected him and that’s why I wanted to get involved,” Joe said.
While he is used to performing on stage, his dance experience is somewhat more limited.
“I have two older sisters who went to ballet as children and I got dragged along too for about two years but I can’t remember any of it.
“I am in it to win it. I am a competitive person. I want to exceed my ability and I will be getting tips from my dad.
“It’s a massive benefit that I get to raise so much money for charity. It is going to make me so much more motivated,” added.
All the profits from Strictly Northampton will be going towards Cynthia Spencer Hospice and you can support Joe through his Strictly Northampton Just Giving page.
Strictly Northampton, sponsored by Fong Spa, is produced in association with the University of Northampton, Step By Step Dance School, the Chronicle & Echo, BBC Radio Northampton and Image Magazine.
The show is at Royal & Derngate in Northampton on Saturday November 23. Tickets are available via the Royal & Derngate box office on 01604 624811 or Royal & Derngate website.