Anton du Beke will join Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and head judge Len Goodman on the judging panel for The People’s Strictly for Comic Relief.
The judges will feature in the final episode of the four-part series, when the six contestants and their professional dance partners will perform for the nation in the famous Strictly Come Dancing ballroom.
Craig Revel-Horwood, who is unable to take part in the studio show owing to prior commitments in Australia, will also feature prominently in the series.
“Having been a part of this wonderful show ever since series one, I know all too well what it’s like to perform to the nation on the famous Strictly Come Dancing dance floor. I’m delighted to be joining the judging panel in aid of Comic Relief, and I’m looking forward to giving my help and advice to the contestants and their professional partners.” – Anton du Beke
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman are to preside over the four-part pre-recorded series, which will see six extraordinary members of the public participate in their own Strictly experience.
The first two, heart-warming episodes will introduce the contestants as they get the surprise of their lives and discover that they are about to embark on an incredible Strictly journey. The third episode will continue to follow their training and preparation as they get ready for their ballroom debut in front of the nation. Episode four will see all six contestants compete on the famous Strictly Come Dancing ballroom, as they vie for the judges’ scores and viewers’ votes. The judges’ scores will be for guidance only and the public will have the deciding vote.
The series will also follow Darcey Bussell as she visits a number of Comic Relief funded projects in Kenya, to show how the money raised this Red Nose Day could help change lives.
The People’s Strictly for Comic Relief will air on BBC One in the lead up to Red Nose Day on Friday 13th March.