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Lowton couple are strictly fabulous!

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It was Strictly for a good cause when Lowton husband and wife Allex and Linzi Grimshaw took to the dance floor to wow the judges as part of a ballroom dancing event in aid of a local hospice.

The couple were among intrepid competitors who took Wigan and Leigh Hospice’s challenge – to learn ballroom dances in just five weeks before performing them in front of a crowd to be judged – just like in the BBC’s hit Strictly Come Dancing.

And, just like the programme, the competitors trained with a professional dancer before donning their sequins and finery and taking to the floor.

Lowton's Allex Grimshaw dances with professional Roisin Rutherford.

Lowton’s Allex Grimshaw dances with professional Roisin Rutherford.

Allex, 30, danced a graceful Viennese Waltz/American Smooth dance with professional partner Roisin Rutherford.

Meanwhile, Linzi, 28, was partnered with Cameron Robinson for her dance – a fast paced Cha Cha.

Linzi Grimshaw from Lowton dancing with Cameron Robinson for Wigan and Leigh Hospice's Strictly event.

Linzi Grimshaw from Lowton dancing with Cameron Robinson for Wigan and Leigh Hospice’s Strictly event.

Judges at the event – held in front of an audience of 220 people at the DW Stadium – were Amy Pedder and Andrew Thrower from AA Dance Events and reality TV star Tanya Bardsley.

The overall winner of the evening was Louise Carpenter, 44, crowned Glitterball Champion 2017. Louise is the Community Champion for Tesco in Leigh, and performed a Salsa with Lewis Robinson to Despacito by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber.

Well done to everyone who took part and we’re sure you were even better than the celebrities on BBC!

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