Antony Cotton wins Let’s Dance for Comic Relief 2013

Lets Dance Antony Cotton 1Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton has won this year’s Let’s Dance for Comic Relief.

His performance of ‘Anything Goes’ was a hit with the panellists and the viewers as they voted him the winner of the celebrity dancing show which raises money for Comic Relief.

Cotton battled it out in the final along with The Soap Stars (Natalie Cassidy, Dean Gaffney, Ricky Groves and Claire Sweeney), comedians Katherine Ryan, Tim Vine and Lee Nelson and West End star Jodie Prenger.

“I’m speechless. I just want to thank everyone that phoned and voted…It was a real honour and a real thrill for me. I’ve not danced since I was a kid and I’ve really, really loved it” – Antony Cotton

Antony Cotton Lets Dance Trophy

The panellists tonight were made up of Greg Davies, Jo Brand and Frank Skinner. Following Cotton’s performance Frank Skinner said: “It did make me feel like going out and learning to tap dance because the way it invigorated those senior citizens was really wonderful”. He added “I love tap dancing…it was right up my 42nd street, as they say.”

In the final show screened on BBC One, more footage was shown from One Direction’s visit to communities in Africa that have received help from Comic Relief. A video from hosts Alex Jones  and Steve Jones’ visit to Malawi also featured, in which they witnessed a health centre struggling to cope with demand for vaccinations.

The first series began in 2009 and was won by Robert Webb.