Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special (2019)

A group of people posing for a photo

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 ©BBC /Ray Burmiston


Starring:
Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Shirley Ballas

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations Used: Leeds Castle

Strictly Come Dancing is a dance competition where celebrities compete to be crowned the winner. Each week a dance couple is kicked out of the competition decided by the judges scores and viewer votes. For the Christmas Special the judges will share some yuletide joy, treating viewers to a host of group and paired performances.

The popular TV entertainment show, is produced by the BBC and has been running since 2004. The show stars judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Shirley Ballas featuring guest celebrity dancers Chizzy Akudolu, Debbie McGee, Gemma Atkinson, Mark Wright, Joe Sugg and Richard Arnold.

The 2019 Christmas Special was partly filmed at the 900 year old Leeds Castle located near Maidstone in Kent. Production visited Leeds Castle to film various exterior scenes on Castle Island and interior scenes in the Library. The dancers also visited the Christmas Market on the Cedar Lawn.

Leeds Castle is a 900 year old castle with medieval themed rooms, 1920’s style interiors and a 500 acre estate boasting beautiful gardens, a moat, woodlands, and a maze. The Castle is a popular film location for film and TV productions and has recently hosted De De Pyaar De (2019), Celebrity Antiques Road Show – Series 8 (2018) and The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses (2016).

View the exclusive show preview via the BBC Strictly Come Dancing Facebook page.

The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special (2019) airs on BBC One on Wednesday 25th December 2019 at 4:40pm

Links
For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about this programme visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000csm1

For more information about Leeds Castle visit: https://www.leeds-castle.com/

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/

 


Lifeline (2012)

Craig Revel Horwood, patron of The National Osteoporosis Society

Craig Revel, Horwood patron of The National Osteoporosis Society © BBC

Production Company: BBC

Locations used: Folkestone, Shepway

LifelineBBC’s monthly television charity appeal programme, came to Kent when a resident from Shepway appealed for awareness about the condition of Osteoporosis.

For more than 25 years the Lifeline appeal has helped raise money for and increased the profile of hundreds of charities across the UK and abroad.

Each month Lifeline focuses on one charity’s appeal. This month’s appeal features Craig Revel Horwood (Strictly Come Dancing, John Bishop’s Britain) who promotes awareness for The National Osteoporosis Society.

Osteoporosis is a condition which affects the bones, causing them to become weak and fragile and more likely to break or fracture. Around three million people in the UK suffer with the condition.

As the patron of the charity, Craig talks about his life-long passion for dance, keeping fit and the importance of strong bones. He also focuses on how the charity helps people affected by the disease and how the charity can help those suffering in silence.

Lifeline visited a Folkestone local who speaks on how they live with the condition and commends the help that The National Osteoporosis Society provides. The programme’s aim is to promote the charity and create awareness around the UK in the hope that the charity will grow.

Folkestone is situated in the district of Shepway on the southern edge of the North Downs. With many picturesque views and beautiful beaches Folkestone is a popular location for filming, including productions such as Is Anybody There?’ (2009) and Mud Men (2012). 

The Lifeline Appeal airs on BBC One on Sunday 15th July 2012 at 16:45pm

Links

For more information about filming in Kent contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information  about the programme visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006nb6j

For more information about the charity visit: http://www.nos.org.uk/

For more information about Folkestone visit: http://www.discoverfolkestone.co.uk/

MMFor more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/