Latest News from Strictly Worcestershire 2017

Latest News

19/6/2017 Strictly Worcestershire 4 has received some amazing media coverage courtesy of our friends at the Worcester News, Worcester Observer, Midlands Business News, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce and Evesham Journal.  

25/5/2017 Wow - what an amazing night! Strictly Worcestershire raised £37,000 for our chosen charities. The winners were Fiona Watson and Jon Bell, who performed an American smooth and samba. Runners-up were Ryan Shemwell and Lauren Baker while Charlotte Page and George Pickard were placed third. Ryan and Lauren also won the audience vote. Many thanks to our brilliant MC Adrian Chiles, our judges, sponsors, contestants and the audience for making this year's Strictly the best yet! You can view photos from the night on the Strictly Worcestershire Facebook page.                

24/5/2017 One day to go! For all those attending Strictly Worcestershire, please remember that the event will begin at 7pm prompt. The VIP reception area is open from 6pm for VIP ticket holders only.   

17/5/2017 If you're unable to attend on May 25 but would like to support our chosen charities, please make a donation via our JustGiving page.

3/5/2017 SW4 ticket update: We now have just two Burgundy and three Chardonnay tables available. Please visit our Tickets page for more details.

3/5/2017 Make the SW4 magic last by attending the after show party organised by our sponsor Bolero Venues. Mahmut Guler and the team have organised a coach leaving Bolero Bar in Worcester at 5.45pm for the Chateau Impney. A coach will then take audience members back to Bolero Bar at midnight to continue the celebrations. Bolero is also offering half price bottles of house champagne and prosecco at the after party to all guests. The cost of the coach will be £5 each way which includes a donation to our chosen charities. Please reserve your seat by calling 01905 24540 or emailing

1/5/2017 Joint main sponsors drp have created a video of our contestant couples rehearsing at drp HQ in Hartlebury. Check it out on our videos page.

26/4/2017 There's still time to book for SW4 as we have Burgundy and Chardonnay tables and individual tickets available. Visit our Tickets page for more details.

26/4/2017 The latest Strictly Worcestershire press release on the theme of the SW4 truck courtesy of sponsors AMCO has received some excellent coverage thanks to the Worcester News, the Droitwich Advertiser, the Worcester News website, the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce website and the Midlands Business News website.

4/4/2017 News of more media coverage for SW4 courtesy of Limited Edition magazine which covers the West Midlands and Worcestershire. Check out the double page spread on page 78 and 79 of the e-edition

29/3/2017 A colourful AMCO truck will be spreading the word about Strictly Worcestershire thanks to the company's CEO and SW4 contestant Paul Andrews, who is pictured with his wife and dance partner Rachel. Check out the photo on our Photo Gallery page and keep an eye out for the truck on the county's roads and beyond in the run up to May 25.

27/3/2017 Have you bagged your SW4 tickets yet? We still have Burgundy and Chardonnay tables and individual tickets available. Visit our Tickets page for more details. 

27/3/2017 We are delighted to welcome two new sponsors, World Class Worcestershire and Snap-Away Photo Booths. Find out more about them on our sponsors page.

6/3/2017 Sarah Preece has a new SW4 dance partner. Check out the photo of Sarah and Nick Griffiths on our contestants page.

15/2/2017 Ticket update: We still have Burgundy and Chardonnay tables and individual tickets available. Visit our Tickets page for more information. 

14/2/2017 Would you like to watch SW4 from the best seats in the house? We have one VIP table available which we will be auctioning in aid of our chosen charities. To place your bid, email    

4/2/2017 Want to win a week's stay in a fabulous villa in Turkey? All you have to do to enter is guess the total number of hours SW4 contestants Derek and Anita have collectively undertaken in training and practice between October 25, 2016 and May 24, 2017. Visit their JustGiving page to get involved.

31/1/2017 Our tenth SW4 contestant couple is Ryan Shemwell and Lauren Baker. You can meet them both on our contestants page.  

30/1/2017 The SW4 JustGiving page is now live. Every penny you donate will benefit our charities Rory the Robot appeal and the Worcestershire Prostate Cancer Awareness Group.

23/1/2017 The SW4 Silent Auction launches today! Find out more about our first fantastic lot on the Silent Auction page.

19/1/2017 We're thrilled to announce that the Supreme Showgirls will be joining us at the Chateau Impney on May 25. Formed by head choreographer and director Liz Hill, the girls have appeared on TV programmes including Michael McIntyre's Big Show and Come Dine with Me, at celebrity events and in a Las Vegas themed advert for Betfred.

13/1/2017 We've got some exciting news to share with you about the SW4 Silent Auction, which launches on Monday, January 23. You and your friends and family will be able to support our chosen charities by bidding on an amazing lot - which could be a hotel stay, restaurant meal, signed memorabilia or a once in a lifetime experience. Full details of each lot will appear on a dedicated page on this website and you will have seven days to bid on one item before a new one becomes available. Another auction will be held at the event itself at the Chateau Impney on May 25.

4/1/2017 We've added some new videos to the Strictly Worcestershire YouTube channel Have you checked it out yet?
15/12/2016 A big thanks to everyone who voted for us in the Worcestershire Hour social media awards. Teresa Green of SW4 media partners Chris Green Media collected the bronze award in the Social Buzz (charity/NFP) category at the awards ceremony at The Bank House Hotel. 

8/12/2016 Would you or your company like to sponsor SW4? We still have sponsorship packages available.

Bar Sponsor [Gallery & main hall] £400
• Exclusive right to put up banners / leaflets near the bar in the main hall and gallery
• Thank you and company mention by host at the event
• Thank you messages on SW4 social media pages with link to your website
• Complimentary quarter-page advert (can be upgraded at a preferential discount rate of £50 for a half-page ad or £75 for a full-page ad)

Gallery Sponsor £250
• Exclusive right to put up banners in the gallery [110 people will be seated in this area].
• Thank you and company mention by host at the event
• Thank you messages on SW4 social media pages with link to your website 

6/12/2016 SW4 charity Rory the Robot Appeal is now on Twitter @RorytheRobot Please give them a follow!

2/12/2016 Please follow our NEW Strictly Worcestershire LinkedIn page. 

29/11/2016 We have just nine tables remaining for SW4! For more details, visit our booking page.

28/11/2016 The show simply wouldn't go on without our amazing sponsors. Many thanks to Bolero Venues, who are now on board for 2017. 

27/11/2016 Have you checked out the Strictly Worcestershire YouTube channel yet? It features video diaries from all our contestant couples.      

3/11/2016 Exciting news! We've been nominated in the #WorcestershireHour Social Media Awards. Please vote for us here.

2/11/2016 The SW4 line up is now complete. Our tenth contestant couple is Callum Whittall and Lauren Baker from Green Lighting.      

31/10/2016 A warm welcome to the Strictly Worcestershire family to our ninth contestant couple Karen and Andy Haynes.  

30/10/2016 SW4 has been featured on the Worcestershire What's On website. Check out the story here. 

28/10/2016 Many thanks to the Midlands Business News website for featuring SW4. Read the full article here.

26/10/2016 It's that time of the week again, folks. Our eighth contestant couple is Matt and Lucy Clifford.

24/10/2016 Ladies and gentlemen, our seventh SW4 contestant couple are Anita Gatehouse and Derek Simmonds.

19/10/2016 A warm Strictly Worcestershire welcome to our sixth SW4 contestant couple Fiona Watson from Worcestershire County Cricket Club and Jonathan Bell.

17/10/2016 Announcing our fifth SW4 contestant couple, Will Chammings from Peach Recruitment and 3AAA's Sam Ellis.

12/10/2016 Trumpets please - our fourth SW4 contestant couple is Rachel and Paul Andrews, director of AMCO Services Ltd. 

10/10/2016 It's that time of the week again, folks - our third SW4 contestant couple is Tracy and Anthony Lowe.  

10/10/2016 The best possible way to start the week - more excellent coverage for SW4 courtesy of the Edge Magazine website. Click here to read the full story.  

07/10/2016 Thanks to the Worcester News for featuring SW4. Read the full story on the website here.

05/10/2016 A warm welcome to our second SW4 contestant couple: Sarah Preece of Professional Call Minders and Clive Sanders of Sanders Fitness.

05/10/2016 Important ticket announcement: Please note that SW4 tickets can only be bought via our Eventbrite web page and not via producers, contestants and sponsors. Thank you!

04/10/2016 We're delighted to announce the fourth member of our esteemed SW4 judging panel. Choreographer Jennifer Bennett Price is originally from Los Angeles and has worked in the theatre and live production business for more than 20 years.

03/10/2016 The first SW4 contestant couple have been announced to great fanfare on Worcestershire Hour on Twitter and on Facebook. Charlotte Page and George Pickard both work for Andrew Grant. You could say they are taking part by royal appointment!

12/9/2016 Our second chosen charity is Worcestershire Prostate Cancer Awareness Group, which has worked tirelessly to ensure that as many men as possible are aware of the need to regularly monitor their P S A (Positive Specific Antogen) levels as this is a significant indicator of the presence of prostate cancer. For more information about the group, visit the Charities page.    

9/9/2016 The wait is over - tickets for Strictly Worcestershire 2017 are now on sale. Visit our Tickets page for more details.

6/9/2016 Drum roll please... we're thrilled to announce that the host of Strictly Worcestershire 4 at the Chateau Impney on May 25, 2017 will be TV and radio presenter Adrian Chiles. Adrian said: “As someone with a strong connection to the county, I am delighted to be hosting Strictly Worcestershire and wish all the contestant couples well in their preparation over the coming months.”

5/9/2016 Julia Williams and Granville Orange are proud to be the new producers of Strictly Worcestershire. Both former contestants, Julia and Granville are extremely excited about the plans they have for SW4 and are keen to create the best Strictly Worcestershire yet. In the coming days and weeks, they will be announcing their amazing plans for the show with the assistance of media marketing and communications partner Chris Green Media. Keep checking this website and our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn group pages for all the latest news and details of how you can buy tickets.

2/9/2016 Returned from your summer holiday and looking for a fresh challenge to take you through autumn and beyond? Why not sign up as a contestant for Strictly Worcestershire 2017? If you're interested in taking part, please contact event producers Granville Orange and Julia Williams at

We're delighted to have some brilliant sponsors on board for 2017. A big thanks to joint main sponsors drp Group and A1 Recruitment Solutions. Thanks also to our media marketing and communications partner Chris Green Media, table sponsor Ormerod Rutter Chartered Accountants, Embrace - Lingerie Boutique, marketing agency and Strictly Worcestershire website designers Nexus Creative, Source - Design and Print, Whites Hairdressing, Family Fostercare, SB Print, Encore Communications and Cecily's Beauty Salon. We still have sponsorship packages available. Please contact us at for details.  

10/08/2016 We are delighted to announce that one of our chosen charities in 2017 will be the £1.6 million fund-raising appeal for Rory the Robot. With Rory's assistance, prostate cancer surgery patients in Worcestershire will benefit from less pain, minimal blood loss, quicker recovery and reduced complications. Visit the charities page for more information.

26/06/2016 Strictly Worcestershire has been given a makeover for the 2017 competition. Check back soon for the latest news....