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Strictly Nugent, as it happened!

Oh what a night! With your help, we have raised over £25,000 so far!

28 Dancers…..4 Judges…….2 Glitter Balls…Strictly Nugent really blew the roof off of Liverpool Town Hall.

Sponsored by Lynbrook and Sefton Specialised Roofing, this year’s spectacular dance show raised over £25,000 to support children and adults living in poverty, with 14 amateurs partnered up with a professional dancer to compete for two Strictly Nugent Champions Awards.

This year threw up a big surprise, with one couple winning both the The Judges’ Winner trophy and The Audience’s Winner trophy!

Amateur dancer Frances Molloy and her dance coach Ben Cosgrove performed a beautiful Viennese Waltz to a tune written by France’s son.

With the audience on their feet, and the independent panel of Judges scoring four 10’s to Frances and Ben to create a tie with another couple,  it took a judges meeting to decide the final result!

Our MC’s Paul Corcoran, Managing Director of Agent Marketing and our Fundraising Assistant Francesca D’Arcy announced that Frances had won both trophies and the crowd went wild!

Watch the highlights video:

We where really excited that the one and only, Strictly Come Dancing announcer, Alan Dedicoat, agreed to record all the announcements for the evening.

Listen out for his voice whilst  you watch the Strictly Nugent live broadcast of the show at our facebook page – wearenugent.

This years Strictly Nugent had another surprise. Cigam Productions gave us a sneak preview of their  “Spectacular” Christmas Dinner Show by performing a mind boggling illusion piece on the dance floor, which you can watch at facebook – wearenugent. (it starts about 4 mins into the video.)

You can still donate to help raise even more to support children and adults living in poverty at our dancers links below:

Competitor Dance Teacher Dance Sponsor link
Natalie Willetts Paul Doyle Charleston Sponsor Natalie
Mark Wellbelove Amanda Richmond Salsa Sponsor Mark
Wayne Townson Kate Hodgson Cha Cha Sponsor Wayne
Lisa Heron Colin Smith Tango Sponsor Lisa
Rob Jackson Sian Kirkham Ceroc (Modern Jive) Sponsor Rob
Frances Molloy Ben Cosgrove Viennese Waltz Sponsor Frances
Gina Riccio Marcel Moritz Salsa
Dave Verburg Amy Lewis Cha Cha Sponsor Dave
Margaret Kilroe Craig Jones Cha Cha Sponsor Margaret
Vasco Xavier Libby Rothwell Jive Sponsor Vasco
Dawn Knowles Steven Williams Modern Jive Sponsor Dawn
Julie Roche Ted Williams Modern Jive Sponsor Julie
Antony Strode Natalie Curry Jive Sponsor Antony

We have to say a massive thanks to those who made the show happen:

Our MC’s, Paul Corcoran, and Francesca D’Arcy.

Our team of Judges:

Malcolm Kennedy – Liverpool’s Lord Mayor,

Helen Jones – BBC Radio Merseyside presenter

Karen Gallagher – CEO of MDI (Merseyside Dance Initiative)

Normandie Wragg – Nugent CEO and Chair Mersey Swing CIC

We couldn’t have made this happen without the valuable support of our sponsors. 


Established nearly 40 years, Lynbrook has become one of the most respected print technology providers within the public sector, which can be attributed to strong values of personalisation and exceptional service delivery.

Specialised Designs

Anthony Strode, Company Director is not only taking part in this year’s Strictly Nugent, but also has come on board as a main sponsor. He has been a supporter of Nugent for a while and has just opened Specialised Designs, which is part of Sefton Specialised Roofing and provide bespoke garden pods.

Trophy Sponsors: Sefton Specialised Roofing

Drinks Sponsor: All About Family

Each Dancers training is provided by a professional dancer from the following dance Schools:

Ceroc Addiction – Liverpool

Merseyside Dance Initiative

Jive Teddy

Dance Passion

Twilight Diamonds Dance Club

And finally, thanks to the following for providing amazing support:

Helen Wynn from  Carrington’s Catering

Chris and Nick from Image play

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