Radio Lancashire Challenge for Children In Need
Will it be a perfect 10 for BBC Radio Lancashire’s Graham Liver and Leanne Bayes as they prepare to take to the dancefloor at the famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom, to raise funds for BBC Children in Need.
The breakfast show presenters, both ballroom dancing novices, will attempt to perform the foxtrot to Cannon and Ball’s ‘Together We’ll Be Ok’ in front of a live audience at the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom on 22 November, to raise money for the charity.
Not only have Graham and Leanne been attending dance lessons, in preparation for their Children in Need challenge, they have also received dancing tips from none other than Strictly Come Dancing judges Shirley Ballas and Anton Du Beke.
Kate Shane, Regional Director, Merlin Entertainments said: “We cannot wait to welcome Graham and Leanne to the Blackpool Tower Ballroom. As the go-to-place for ballroom dancing, they couldn’t have picked a more iconic venue, and we were keen to support them with their Children in Need challenge.”
Graham said: “When Leanne and I were asked by Children in Need to challenge ourselves to something that we hadn’t done before, we thought taking on the foxtrot at the amazing Blackpool Tower Ballroom to Together We’ll Be Ok, which we play on the show every Friday, would be the perfect challenge.
“I was definitely born with two left feet, and if that wasn’t a big enough challenge, learning the foxtrot with Leanne and not a professional dancer, is also proving tricky. But with the dancing lessons, tips from Shirley and Anton, Leanne and I will hopefully keep the nerves at bay and give a memorable performance and raise lots for Children in Need.”
BBC Radio Lancashire listeners and members of the public are invited to watch the presenters perform at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom between 1pm and 3pm on Wednesday 22 November. Donations to Children in Need will be taken during this time.
This is the second challenge Graham has undertaken for Children in Need. In 2011 he cycled from the Eiffel Tower to the Blackpool Tower.