Show-biz couple confirmed to judge for Bury Hospice’s Strictly competition!

Joe Duttine

Bury Hospice is delighted to announce that Corrie star Joe Duttine joins his co-star and fiancée, Sally Carman, to judge this year’s glitzy charity fundraiser!

Joe Duttine, famously known as Tim Metcalfe in Coronation Street and also for his role in Shameless as Cameron Donnelly, will be sitting with showbiz fiancée, Sally Carman, to judge this years’ chief fundraiser- Strictly!

It is the third year Sally, who is an ambassador of Bury Hospice, has sat on the judging panel – and her magic worked getting Joe to sign up!

Joe said: “I’ve definitely got the best seat watching and judging! Dancing is not my forte…as far as I know! My hat goes off to all the fabulous contestants who left their comfort zone to put their best foot forward for Bury Hospice!”

Joe, who hails from West Yorkshire, has racked up some serious television roles in his career since starting out in 1992, with his role on the cobbles being his longest after TV series ‘Pie in the Sky’ back in the nineties.

For Joe, working on Corrie isn't just where he landed his dream role but also where he found love, popping the question to his co-star girlfriend Sally Carman back in March 2020.

Deborah Lisle, Hospice Trustee and Volunteer, who runs Strictly said: “We are delighted to introduce Joe as our newest judge to Bury Hospice’s Strictly Best Foot Forward 2021! To have Sally and Joe judging is amazing and our contestants will be delighted…if not a bit nervous I’m sure!”

Deborah continues: “This year’s Strictly Best Foot Forward contestants have totally embraced the experience of learning a new skill. They are a truly inspirational group with a great sense of fun, determination and enthusiasm. They all have special reasons for taking part – please support them as they put their best foot forward to fundraise for Bury Hospice!”

You can support by sponsoring a couple here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/burystrictly2021

Strictly Best Foot Forward is the biggest event in Bury Hospice’s fundraising calendar. Each year the glamorous competition helps to raise thousands of pounds to provide first-class end-of-life care to patients and their families. The annual Strictly-style contest raised £58,000 in 2019. This year 12 couples have been attending weekly dance classes at Lark Dance Studio who have donated their studio for the rehearsals. After three months of rehearsing the dancers perform in front of a panel of judges at the grand finale on November 27th.

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