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Strictly Come Prancing 2018 – Meet the Judges!

In only 6 weeks we welcome our new Strictly Come Prancing event!

Twelve couples are already in training, hoping to win the coveted glitterball trophy but who are the four people entrusted with their fate??? It's time to meet the judges...

Strictly judges Carol, James and April

James Smith AKA Mr Fabulous, Carol Laula and April Stuart McRae will be deciding who are the Belles of the Ball, along with Head Judge Gok Wan.

Head Judge, Gok Wan

1) Meet our Head Judge, Gok Wan. Gok Wan is an award-winning TV presenter and fashion expert. His name is now synonymous with offering straightforward fashion advice to women to boost their appearance and confidence, no matter their age or shape. Gok’s engaging approach, combined with his personal charm, has enabled him to build a reputation as one of the UK’s best known TV presenters. But the question on everyone's lips is... Will he like our dance couple's performances?



2) Meet our judge who loves all things fabulous - it's Mr Fabulous himself!!

This is not his first time judging, having been involved in lots of charity events before. He has many projects on the go at all times as well as being a radio presenter on Scene Radio and a regular TV presence on STV. He is involved with lots of different causes and is proud to have fostered over 50 children! He and his husband were even one of the first same-sex couples to adopt a child back in 2009!

When we asked what kind of judge he plans on being, his response was,

“Mr Fabulous is ALWAYS fabulous, so I’m going to be the nice, bubbly judge!”

3) Meet singing sensation, Carol Laula! Carol says she has two left feet so is much happier being a judge than a dancer! However she knows about a good performance being a well known singer/songwriter. Her song 'Standing Proud' was even picked as the anthem for Glasgow's year as European City of Culture in 1990!

Carol’s worked with many Scottish artists, including Stuart Nisbett (The Proclaimers) and has released 8 albums!

When she judges the dancers, she says she will be looking for three things.

“Enjoyment, enthusiasm and timing.

Let’s hope our dancers meet her checklist!

4) Last but by no means least - Meet April Stuart Macrae, who owns and teaches at April's Street Feet. She has lots of experience dancing having competed in competitions herself and guiding her own dancers to victory on many occasions!

She admits that, while she is usually quite strict on her own kids, she is aware that not everyone competing in November has dance experience, and while it would be good to see some technique,

“If they give a good performance and look like they know what they’re doing then good on them!”

Look out for all our Strictly updates on our Twitter and follow #SCPrancing

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