Got To Dance (2012)

Belle © Sky

Belle © Sky

Production Companies: Princess Productions, Shine Limited

Kent locations used: Herne Bay – seafront, Kings Hall, Central Parade

Got to Dance, the Sky1 dance talent show comes to Herne Bay to visit semi-finalist Belle in her home town. Don’t miss the exciting semi-final to see if Belle wins enough public votes to secure her place in the final, giving her a chance to win the coveted £250,000 prize.

Belle, aged 13, is the first solo female dancer to reach the semi-finals in the history of Got to Dance. Belle was taught to dance by her father, and is a versatile performer, but street dance is her favourite style. The Got to Dance crew visits Herne Bay to see what Belle’s life is like and discover the inspirations behind her moves.

Got to Dance is now in its third series, and is hosted by Davina McCall (presenter of popular shows such as Big Brother, The Million Pound Drop, The Biggest Loser). Judging the dancers is Diversity front man Ashley Banjo, alongside former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, and actor and West End performer Adam Garcia.

Herne Bay is in South East Kent and has a popular shingle beach, beautiful coastline and seafront gardens. The town also has many shops and eateries, amusement arcades, a windmill and some interesting architecture including the Victorian bandstand. The area has previously featured in Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover (2013), Flog It! (2011) and Only Fools and Horses: The Jolly Boys’ Outing (1989).

Get behind Belle and tune into Got to Dance on Sunday 26th February 2012 on Sky1 at 18:00.


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Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew (2012)


Ashley Banjo

Ashley Banjo © Sky

Production Company: Princess Productions

Kent locations used: Gravesend, Battle Of Britain pub, Shears Green County Junior School

Choreographer and Diversity front man Ashley Banjo, faces one of his toughest challenges yet – to teach a group of Gravesend dinner ladies to dance! In the third episode of the series, the unlikely dancers struggle to pick up the moves due to limited free time, but will Ashley be able to teach the ladies the routine in time?

The new series of Secret Street Crew Ashley tries to teach some unlikely candidates to dance, including dinner ladies and darts players!  The groups will learn a routine in secret, and then put on a surprise performance for their unsuspecting families, friends and colleagues. Who will be up to the challenge?

Ashley Banjo is the leader of London based street dance troupe Diversity, who won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. The dance crew sensationally beat odds on favourite to win Susan Boyle and have since completed sell-out tours and performed at the Royal Variety Show.

Ashley is also a judge on Sky1’s popular show “Got To Dance”, alongside former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, and actor and West End performer Adam Garcia. The dance talent show, now in its third series is hosted by Davina McCall, and has previously been filmed at the Maidstone TV Studios.

Gravesend is a town in North West Kent and is on the south bank of the River Thames. It is a historic town with nearby attractions including Cobham Hall, the Higham home of Charles Dickens, and the grave of Pocahontas. The area Gravesham has also welcomed filming from Age Of Heroes and The Canterbury Tales.

Tune in to Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew on Sunday 12th February at 19:30 on Sky1.


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