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Dancing on Wheels - Episode 1


The six wheelchair users meet their celebrity partners for the first time, are briefed by choreographer and star of Strictly Come Dancing, Brian Fortuna, and take their first tentative steps on the dance floor. Three couples must learn the cha cha cha, while the other three take on the tango. Brian faces a monumental challenge. None of the wheelchair users has ballroom danced before and while the celebrities either have experience from Strictly Come Dancing or dance training in their background, they are completely new to wheelchair ballroom dancing. With the first performance just four weeks away, the pressure is on. After a month of training - throwing wheelies, pulling spins, running over toes and falling out of chairs - it is time to compete in front of the panel of judges for the first time. The panel consists of Strictly Come Dancing's reigning champion, Ola Jordan, her husband James (also from Strictly) and paralympic athlete Ade Adepitan. They are searching for the best dancers to go on to represent the UK at the European Championship of Wheelchair Dance Sport in Tel Aviv. They pick two couples for a dance off and, in an emotional climax, one couple is asked to leave the competition.

Credits

  • Participant Brian Fortuna
  • Participant Ola Jordan
  • Participant James Jordan
  • Participant Ade Adepitan
  • Executive Producer David Tibballs
  • Participant Brian Fortuna
  • Participant Ola Jordan
  • Participant James Jordan
  • Participant Ade Adepitan
  • Executive Producer David Tibballs