A QUICK­STEP TRIB­UTE FOR WAR HE­ROES

Daily Star - - FRONT PAGE - By RUTH McKEE

STRICTLY stars join Chelsea Pen­sion­ers for a tea dance to mark the cen­te­nary of the armistice of World War One.

Hus­band and wife pro dancers Al­jaz Sko­r­janec and Janette Man­rara wowed vet­er­ans with a per­for­mance at the Royal Hos­pi­tal, Chelsea.

Celeb con­tes­tants in­clud­ing Graeme Swann and Kate Sil­ver­ton got into the swing with the ex-ser­vice­men and women.

And head judge Shirley Bal­las twirled round the floor with one very sprightly pen­sioner.

The group were joined by mem­bers of the armed forces for an event to

help mark to­mor­row’s his­toric Re­mem­brance Sun­day me­mo­rial. Ma­jor James de St John-Pryce, of the House­hold Cavalry Reg­i­ment said: “It was a great hon­our to meet the Chelsea Pen­sion­ers, par­tic­u­larly when they were in such high spir­its with the visit of the Strictly Come Danc­ing cast. “De­spite the fes­tive at­mos­phere, the event was a re­minder for all of us of the im­por­tance of Re­mem­brance Sun­day and our duty to keep the mem­o­ries of sac­ri­fice and grat­i­tude alive.” Footage of the dance will be shown dur­ing to­mor­row’s Strictly re­sults show.

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