Flirty Dancing Stands Up to Cancer in C4 Special
15 November 2019
We're finally able to tell you who the two fab celebs are that have helped us Stand up to Cancer in our Flirty Dancing celeb special. For all the info keep reading...
ASHLEY BANJO PLAYS CUPID FOR COLEEN NOLAN AND MADE IN CHELSEA’S MILES NAZAIRE IN A VERY SPECIAL FLIRTY DANCING FOR SU2C
The widely acclaimed innovative and feelgood hit, Flirty Dancing, is spinning back on to Channel 4 screens for a celebrity special for Stand Up To Cancer as presenter and choreographer extraordinaire Ashley Banjo embarks on a quest to find love for two famous faces.
Taking to the dancefloor and entrusting their love lives with Ashley are Loose Women presenter and previously unlucky in love Nolan sister, Coleen and recently heartbroken Made in Chelsea star, Miles Nazaire. Ashley will create bespoke dance dates that allow Coleen and Miles to get to know their matches in a totally unique way. They won’t talk, they just dance, and when the music stops, they’ll walk away without saying a word. Based purely on the chemistry they feel in the dance, they must then decide whether or not to see each other again.
Coleen, who is twice-divorced, longs to find love again and craves romance. She and Ashley are good friends so she’s confident she’s putting her dating destiny in good hands. Ashley pairs her with a fellow Cheshire dweller; property manager Kevin who like Coleen, is also divorced and keen to find love again. Creating a sensual and romantic dance that he hopes will ignite a passionate connection in both of them, Ashley sends the pair off to dance in the picturesque grounds of a beautiful manor house. Will there be a spark, and might a second date be on the cards?
When the love of his life fell for his best friend, Miles was left inconsolable, but he is determined not to give up hope. A fitness enthusiast and salsa lover, Ashley matches him with fitness vlogger and fellow foodie Steph who is also looking for someone to share her fast-paced and action-packed life with. Ashley choreographs his steamiest and most provocative dance yet full of passionate moves, risky lifts and racy eye contact. Meeting for their unique first date at a historic ballroom in London, will the risks pay off and will they want to meet again?
Coleen Nolan said, “Talking about my love life on TV is second nature to me but Flirty Dancing was a whole new ballgame. I don't think I’ve ever been so nervous! But I loved the show and as it's for such a good cause I decided to step out of my comfort zone and give it a go! I'm just glad Ashley Banjo, who's a great friend of mine was there to help, I knew I was in very safe hands with him! Hope everyone enjoys it! It’s no secret that cancer has deeply affected our family so I am course delighted to do anything I can to help raise money for Stand Up To Cancer. The work being done is phenomenal and it’s so important for us all to join together to really make a difference.”
Miles Nazaire added, “Dating in Chelsea isn’t always easy, and I’ve done my fair share without much success so I couldn’t think of anyone better to restore my faith in love than Ashley Banjo and his Flirty Dancing crew. I’m always happy to support the amazing work being done by Stand Up To Cancer, even if I do have to show off my questionable dance skills on TV!”
Since its launch in the UK in 2012, the RTS award-winning and BAFTA nominated Stand Up To Cancer, the joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, has raised over £62 million to date funding 52 clinical trials and projects involving 11,000 cancer patients across the country.
Flirty Dancing is on Channel 4 at 8pm on Fridays. Catch-up All4.