Strictly Come Dancing gets non-celebrity spin off: The People's Strictly

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Strictly Come Dancing will air a non-celebrity spin-off called The People's Strictly next year.

The four-part run will be broadcast on the BBC in March as part of Comic Relief.

The show will follow six members of the public will take on four weeks of training with one of the Strictly Come Dancing pros, before taking to the ballroom floor.

The contestants will be "inspirational but everyday heroes and heroines from society" who have been nominated to take part by their family and friends.

And the new Strictly show will also be hosted by new presenting duo Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.

BBC One controller Charlotte Moore said in a press released today: "BBC One is the TV home of ballroom dancing, so where better to see deserving, real-life heroes and heroines experience the sparkling joy of Strictly - and all for such a great cause in Comic Relief."

Comic Relief chief executive Kevin Cahill added: "The people have always been at the heart of Red Nose Day, and The People's Strictly on BBC One takes one step further.

"Having watched well-known faces go through the heart-warming journey on Strictly, I can't wait to see members of the public having this amazing opportunity. It mixes fun and fundraising in equal measure."

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