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Mel B, Jason Gardiner and Wayne Sleep join Stepping Out

Published: Fri 30 Aug 2013

Mel B, Jason Gardiner and Wayne Sleep join Stepping Out
 
ITV today confirms that Mel B, Jason Gardiner and Wayne Sleep are joining new Entertainment show Stepping Out.  They will appear live every week as The Front Row starting this Saturday at 6.30pm on ITV.
 
Stepping Out will launch this weekend when we see our 6 celebrities and their real life partners put their relationships to the ultimate test…via the form of dance.  
 
Our couples will be judged by The Front Row who will offer feedback and give individual ‘him and hers’ scores revealing who has impressed them and who needs to put their ‘dancing shoes’ back on.
 
Joining them also on The Front Row will be a weekly mix of celebrities, performers from stage & screen, choreographers, as well as family/friends throughout the show’s run.
 
From week 2 the pressure mounts as the couples are dancing to keep their place in the competition.  The Front Row scores will be combined with the viewers vote and the couple at the bottom of the leader board goes home.
 
The line up for the new show is:
 
 - Brian McFadden & wife Vogue Williams
 - Denise Welch & husband Lincoln Townley
 - Oritsé Williams & girlfriend A.J Azari
 - Laurence Llewelyn Bowen & wife Jackie Llewelyn Bowen
 - Carl Froch & girlfriend Rachael Cordingley
 - Glynis Barber & husband Michael Brandon
 
Viewers will see their journey from home to dance-floor as each couple tries to master a new dance genre each week.
 
Mel B said “I absolutely love the sound of this show, it’s going to be very entertaining.  Real life couples trying to learn a new dance routine in a week? You’re just asking for trouble.  I can’t wait to get back in the UK with this hot new show, we’re going to have a great time”.
 
“Unlike other dance shows a professional won’t partner our celebrities. Instead they will have to rely on their real life partners! Oh dear! The pressure will be on for the celebrities and their relationships to deliver on the night in front of the British public and yours truly, of course!” says Jason Gardiner 
 
Wayne Sleep said “What a joy this show is going to be, I love everything dance and seeing our couples try and master a new routine every week is going to be a treat.  I have high hopes for them…what could possibly go wrong?!”.