Tickets for Strictly Corby dance-off sell out in 10 minutes

Winners Debbie Mapson and Anthony Bazin at last year's Strictly Corby event.

Winners Debbie Mapson and Anthony Bazin at last year's Strictly Corby event.

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Lakelands Hospice says it has had a phenomenal response to Strictly Corby 2015 after tickets sold out in 10 minutes.

The annual event takes place on Friday, October 16, at the Best Western Rockingham Forest hotel, with an expected audience of 400 people.

Ten local celebrities have teamed up with professional partners, with just 10 weeks to perfect their waltz, cha-cha and show dances before the event.

Last year’s event was won by Debbie Mapson and Anthony Bazin, and raised more than £33,000 for the hospice.

And fundraising manager Paul Marlow hopes this year’s event will be just as popular.

He said: “The response we’ve had has been absolutely phenomenal, and we’re really excited about the night.

“All of the dancers are really looking forward to it and it will be great fun.

“As a hospice we don’t get any government or NHS funding and rely solely on donations from the public.

“Events like this go a long way to helping us do what we do, and people can still donate and vote by visiting our website.”

This year’s contestants are: Jason Hill (Howdens Timber), John Ashton (Advanced Supply Chain), Nikki Rawson (Morrisons Corby), David Renshaw (Lloyds Bank Corby), Patricia Reid (RS Components), Carl Fountain (Lakelands Hospice), Julie McCrone (Great Oakley Medical Centre), Shirley Midlane (Lakelands Hospice), Sinead Osbourne (Lily Pad Spa & Active Recruitment) and James Longley (Utility Bidder & Corby Town FC).

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