Strictly stars Dan Walker and Nadiya Bychkova were among the Strictly stars who reunited to raise money for Motor Neuron Disease after former Leeds Rhinos scrum-half Rob Burrrow was diagnosed with the disease
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The stars of Strictly Come Dancing reunited for a charity ball to raise money for rugby star Rob Burrow’s charity.
Dan Walker, 45, who competed in last year’s series, performed the Charleston with his professional partner Nadiya Bychkova, 32, and the pair judged the charity event.
Other stars including professional dancer Katya Jones, 32, also attended the bash. Her former partner Ed Balls, 55, also attended with wife Yvette Cooper, 52.
The Strictly themed evening was to help raise funds for Motor Neuron Disease (MND) named for former Leeds Rhinos scrum-half Rob, 39, who was diagnosed with the disease in December 2019.
The Rob Burrow MND Strictly Ball at Headingley Stadium in Leeds, which sold out of its 400 tickets, raised funds to go towards the £5m needed to build the The Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease.
Strictly Come Dancing winner Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice reunited in a stunning dance for Comic Relief on Saturday night.
The pair performed a waltz along to Ellie Goulding’s How Long Will I Love You, a routine they showcased in this year’s series.
EastEnders actress Rose, 27, who is deaf, won hearts across the nation when she appeared on Strictly, going on to win the Glitterball Trophy.
Fans took to social media to praise the performance, with one person saying: “Best part of the night so far. those two, Rose always makes me emosh when she dances.”
Another person said: “Beautiful beautiful dance. Still amazing.”
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A third person wrote: “Beautiful performance from Rose and Giovanni.”
Speaking to the pair, host Sir Lenny Henry revealed this evening’s performance was the first time the pair have danced together since their Strictly tour.
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