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Strictly Come Dancing Comes to Warner Leisure Hotels

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Foxtrot, samba, waltz, jive….yes, it’s Strictly season and the nation is once again gripped by dance fever. But rather than just watch the dramas unfold from the sidelines, for those who are inspired to leave their sofas and experience the magic of the dance floor firsthand, Warner Leisure Hotels is launching the perfect experience for you.

Warner Leisure Hotels are delighted to announce their new exclusive collaboration with BBC Worldwide to launch BBC TV’s Strictly Come Dancing themed holiday breaks in 2010.  Running from February to July, across five locations, you can get up close and personal with some of your favourite Strictly stars as they bring the show to life - including Darren & Lilia, James & Ola, Brian & Kristina, Anton & Erin, Vincent & Flavia, Ian & Camilla and Karen Hardy. Joining the professional dancers will be Strictly Come Dancing judges Craig Revel Horwood and Len Goodman (Please call freephone 0800 1 388 399 or visit our website www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk for confirmation of celebrity appearances and dates).

Thoresby Hall Hotel & Spa
Thoresby Hall Hotel & Spa

During your Warner break you will develop your own dancing skills with tuition led by some of the top professionals from the world of dance. So whether you are taking your first steps, or perfecting more intricate dance sequences this is your chance to experience the moves as seen on TV and learn from the very best. The package also includes a spectacular ‘Strictly Showcase’ - your chance to watch beautifully choreographed dance displays and show-stopping routines.

The three or four night stays in five historic hotels across the UK, allow you to be part of the show. Get involved with the glitz and glamour by dressing up and opting to take part in the Strictly Come Dancing Comes to Warner competition - the perfect opportunity to show off your new skills and dazzle the crowds! These unique breaks give you the chance to compete, judge, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy being part of the ‘live’ audience.

Warner Leisure Hotels Head of Creative Entertainments, Sarah Dakin enthuses “This exciting collaboration with BBC Worldwide and the Strictly Come Dancing brand will add spectacularly to the Warner Leisure Hotels popular dance break portfolio, bringing the show alive for both experienced dancers and those new to the floor. Ultimately we are offering our guests a unique experience to get up close and personal with both the glitz and glamour and their Strictly Come Dancing favourites”.

Richard Halliwell, Commercial Director for Dancing with the Stars (the international title for Strictly Come Dancing) at BBC Worldwide said: “We are delighted that Warner Leisure Hotels will be taking the Strictly Come Dancing experience to fans throughout the country. The collaboration with Warner’s, the first of its kind for the Strictly Come Dancing brand, offers an opportunity for like-minded fans to get together and waltz into the world of Strictly.”

Strictly Come Dancing at Warner Leisure Hotels is the perfect experience to share as a couple or with a group of friends - as well as using this opportunity to make new friends.

For more information visit the website www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk or call 0800 1 388 399

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Notes to editors:
Warner Leisure Hotels offering the Strictly Come Dancing themed breaks:
Cricket St Thomas Hotel, Somerset
Break dates and Strictly Come Dancing Professionals:
Friday 26th February  - Monday 1st March – Featuring Darren & Lilia
Monday 5th April - Friday 9th April – Featuring James & Ola
Friday 18th June - Monday 21st June - Featuring Karen Hardy & Craig Revel Horwood
Monday 12th July – Friday 16th July – Featuring Darren & Lilia, and Len Goodman
Prices from £319 per person

Holme Lacy House Hotel, Herefordshire
Break dates and Strictly Come Dancing Professionals:
Monday 8th March – Friday 12th March – Featuring Anton & Erin
Friday 9th April– Monday 12th April – Featuring Vincent & Flavia
Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June – Featuring Darren & Lilia
Friday 23rd July– Monday 26th July – Featuring Karen Hardy & Len Goodman
Prices from £339 per person

Thoresby Hall Hotel & Spa, Nottinghamshire
Break dates and Strictly Come Dancing Professionals:
Friday 12th March – Monday 15th March – Featuring James & Ola
Monday 19th April – Friday 23rd April – Featuring Anton & Erin
Friday 21st May - Monday 24th May – Featuring Camilla & Mark Foster
Monday 5thJuly – Friday 9th July – Featuring Brian & Kristina, and Len Goodman
Prices from £329 per person

Littlecote House Hotel, Berkshire
Break dates and Strictly Come Dancing Professionals:
Friday 26th March – Monday 29th March – Featuring Ian & Camilla
Monday 26th April – Friday 30th April – Featuring Karen Hardy, and Craig Revel Horwood
Friday 28th May – Monday 31sth May – Featuring Brian & Kristina, and Craig Revel Horwood
Monday 26th July – Friday 30th July – Featuring Vincent & Flavia, and Len Goodman
Prices from £339 per person

Nidd Hall Hotel, North Yorkshire
Break dates and Strictly Come Dancing Professionals:
Monday 29th March – Friday 2nd April – Featuring James & Ola
Friday 30th April – Monday 3rd May – Featuring Darren & Lilia
Monday 14th June – Friday 18th June – Featuring Camilla & Mark Foster
Friday 30th July – Monday 2nd August – Featuring Brian & Kristina, and Len Goodman
Prices from £349 per person

All of the Warner Leisure Hotels, Strictly Come Dancing breaks are inclusive of accommodation, hearty breakfasts, optional leisure activities, delicious three course dinners and Strictly Come Dancing experience.

For further information or images please contact:
Vicki Potter or Beth Williams at Euro RSCG Biss Lancaster
vicki.potter@bisslancaster.com / beth.williams@bisslancaster.com
020 7467 9270 / 0207 467 9260