The Secret Life Of The Ballroom
Sun 17 September, 8pm, W
TV loves a trend. This latest show to follow hot on the literal heels of Strictly Come Dancing sees five couples, who’ve never entered a ballroom competition before, competing against each other. Not all are ‘couples’ in any traditional sense of the word. Birmingham mother-of-two Donna has entered with her gay best friend Mike, a dental business consultant. Leaving her husband behind to quickstep with another man is, she confides, ‘A bit like having an affair – but without the sex.’ Nursery teacher Roberta, 44, is dancing with her son Harry, 18. ‘Dance like Fred Astaire,’ she instructs him. ‘Who’s Fred Astaire?’ he asks!