Strictly Come Dancing favourites James and Ola Jordan wowed guests at a recent charity event, hosted by the NSPCC’S Peterborough Business Support Group.
The glamorous pair were the headline act for the black tie event, which raised over £4,000 for the NSPCC service centre in Peterborough.
The Holiday Inn West in Thorpe Wood was the venue for the evening, which saw over 200 people enjoy a drinks reception, three course meal, raffle and auction.
Greg Nunney of Connect FM compered the evening and announced the evening’s entertainment, which included local Kings School student Jack Sandison and The Jersey Boys tribute act Take 4.
Jack got the evening off to a fantastic start with a dazzling dance routine, while Take 4 got the crowd on their feet dancing with their rendition of the hit songs from the famous Frankie Valli show.
It was a homecoming performance for James Winter and Griffin Stevens of Take 4, who are originally from Peterborough. Both Winter and Stevens first found fame with The Jersey Boys and continue to appear in a variety of West End productions.
Special guests of honour James and Ola topped the evening off with an array of Latin dances complete with show-stopping moves. During Ola’s costume changes, James Jordan charmed the audience and answered questions about what happens behind the scenes at Strictly Come Dancing.
James was full of compliments for Peterborough’s Louis Smith, who appeared at the Peterborough Business Support Group’s March event, and recalled a number of funny anecdotes about the 2012 champion.
Individual dances with both James and Ola were auctioned off to the highest bidders, each making a significant contribution to the total raised on the evening, all of which is used to help vulnerable children in the Greater Peterborough area.
Organiser Carol Bunning told ESP – “We’re delighted both James and Ola were able to join us in raising money for such a well-deserving cause. Their presence on the night helped to create such a fantastic atmosphere, it was definitely an evening to remember.”
The Peterborough Business Support Group would like to extend their thanks to the Holiday Inn West and Hawk AV for their help and generosity on the evening.