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‘Dancing changed my life’ says Russell

Panto fans hoping to see twinkle-toed astrologer extraordinaire Russell Grant in Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs at Kettering’s Lighthouse Theatre are guaranteed there will be some dance involved.

Russell, who is appearing as the Astrologer Royal, may be best known for looking to the stars, but he also has a keen love of dance; something which was magnified when he appeared as a contestant in BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2011, partnering Flavia Cacace.

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Stars go cheek to cheek

Strictly Come Dancing stars go cheek to cheek as they re-create one of the nation’s most iconic movie moments.

With the rising popularity of dance influenced entertainment, new research has revealed the most iconic dance moments in film, of all time, and those which Brits try to recreate most.

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Russell misses opening night due to injury

Russell Grant had to miss the opening night of his West End reunion with Strictly Come Dancing stars Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone due to an injury sustained during rehearsals.

The astrologer had been due to mark his 62nd birthday on Tuesday by appearing in Midnight Tango at a London theatre. "We are so sorry that our dear friend Russell can't join us on stage," said Cacace and Simone in a statement.

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Russell reunites with Flavia in West End

Russell Grant will reunite with his Strictly Come Dancing partner Flavia Cacace when he joins her and Vincent Simone in the forthcoming West End return of Midnight Tango.

Grant, who was paired with Flavia during last year's Strictly series, will play Argentinian bar owner Carlos in the show, which runs for a strictly limited season at the Phoenix Theatre from 30 January to 2 March 2013.

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Pudseys to join Strictly dancers

Pudsey meet Pudsey - Children in Need's bandaged bear will team up with his dancing dog namesake for the charity show. Viewers will see the show's mascot perform a dance routine with the Britain's Got Talent winner on the BBC appeal next month.

Former Strictly Come Dancing stars Ann Widdecombe and Russell Grant will also return to the dance floor to team up with their partners Anton Du Beke and Flavia Cacace.

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Grease is the word for Russell

Gazette astrologer and Strictly Come Dancing favourite Russell Grant is to guest star in the smash hit musical Grease for its limited one week run in Manchester.

He will play the role of Teen Angel and hopes to leave audiences hopelessly devoted to his charms when Grease rocks into the Palace Theatre from Monday to Saturday October 8 to 13.

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Denise steps out with new boyfriend

Denise Welch and her new boyfriend Lincoln Townley have gone public with their romance.

The pair had hid their relationship for months but decided to attend the Wizard of Oz after-party together at which they were happy to pose for photos. The Loose Woman star apparently told a friend: "I'm so happy. He's everything I ever wanted."

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Russell's Wizard night on stage

Russell Grant hasn't stopped dancing since he took part in last year's Strictly. And now he's waltzed all the way onto the West End stage, for his new role in the Wizard of Oz musical.

But his old Strictly friends haven't forgotten him, and they turned out in force for Russell's first appearance on the London Palladium stage as the Wizard.

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Is Russell Grant off to Ozpital?

Russell Grant has suffered a new injury after he fell and dislocated his kneecap — just hours before he is due to open in the West End's Wizard Of Oz. The Strictly star — who suffered knee problems on the BBC1 show last year — may need an emergency op.

He hurt himself during rehearsals for the Andrew Lloyd Webber production at London's Palladium theatre where he begins a 12-week stint as the Wizard tonight. An insider said: "Russell fell on stage and was in agony.

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Russell takes to the stage

Having waltzed on to our screens on last year's Strictly Come Dancing, Russell Grant is now taking to the stage in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The World Of Oz next week.

Speaking to Day & Night, Russell, 61, tells us that while he is nervous about his three-month stint taking over from Michael Crawford he believes every actor needs to experience stage fright.

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Russell to star as the Wizard of Oz

Strictly Come Dancing star Russell Grant is to replace Michael Crawford in Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End musical The Wizard of Oz.

Grant will play the part of the wizard from 14 February for a 12-week run. The actor and astrologer will be coached by former Strictly judge Arlene Phillips before he takes to the stage.

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Strictly’s Grant could be Darcy Russell

Russell Grant could be sashaying back to Strictly Come Dancing – as a new judge to replace quitter Alesha Dixon. Senior Beeb execs have been in touch to sound out the astrologer about the role.

And he is now on the official shortlist alongside past winner Kara Tointon, former ballerina Darcey Bussell and professional dancer Karen Hardy. Russell wowed judges with his enthusiasm and campness in last year' s series of the hit show.

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Morning glory for old flames

Former couple Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone sizzled as they tangoed their way across the This Morning studio yesterday. The stunning pair are performing in Midnight Tango at the Aldwych Theatre in London this month – in a show produced by former judge Arlene Phillips.

Flavia said: "It's very different to most other dance performances we've done. It actually tells a story. There's a beautiful set – it's all located in a bar in Buenos Aires.

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Russ asked to be singing Malteser

Astrologer Russell Grant has been asked to represent Malta at Eurovision. Organisers from the Mediterranean island got in touch with the flamboyant star after he impressed them with his turn on Strictly Come Dancing.

But Russell instead wants to sing for the UK and has even had a song written especially for the competition.

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Russell Grants our Strictly Christmas wishes

Russell Grant sparkles as a festive fairy on Strictly Come Dancing's Christmas Day spectacular. The astrologer became a fans' favourite on this year's show and he'll dust off his dancing shoes again for the BBC1 special at 8pm on Sunday.

Stars competing in the one-off show include EastEnders' Charlie Brooks, Blue hunk Simon Webbe and ex-boxer Barry McGuigan.

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Gordon Ramsay serves Russell sprouts

Gordon Ramsay is having a surprise guest round for Christmas lunch – Strictly star Russell Grant.The astrologer will join the mouthy TV chef, his wife Tana and their four children after agreeing to take part in their live Christmas Day Cookalong on Channel 4.

Russell will help Gordon out on the show before sitting down to eat with the Ramsay family.

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