Coleen Nolan and Miles Nazaire take to the floor for Flirty Dancing winter special
Staff Reporter | On 18, Nov 2019
Flirty Dancing is spinning back on to Channel 4 for a celebrity special this December, with Coleen Nolan and Miles Nazaire hoping to find love at first jive.
Entrusting their love lives to choreographer Ashley Banjo are the Loose Women presenter and previously unlucky in love Nolan sister and the recently heartbroken Made in Chelsea star. Ashley will create bespoke dance dates that allow Coleen and Miles to get to know their matches in a totally unique way. They won’t talk, they just dance, and when the music stops, they’ll walk away without saying a word. Based purely on the chemistry they feel in the dance, they must then decide whether or not to see each other again.
Coleen, who is twice-divorced, hopes to find love again. She and Ashley are good friends so she’s confident she’s putting her dating destiny in good hands. Ashley pairs her with a fellow Cheshire dweller; property manager Kevin who, like Coleen, is also divorced. Creating a sensual and romantic dance that he hopes will ignite a passionate connection in both of them, Ashley sends the pair off to dance in the picturesque grounds of a beautiful manor house.
When the love of his life fell for his best friend, Miles was left inconsolable, but he is determined not to give up hope. A fitness enthusiast and salsa lover, Ashley matches him with fitness vlogger and fellow foodie Steph who is looking for someone to share her fast-paced and action-packed life with. Ashley choreographs his steamiest and most provocative dance yet full of passionate moves, risky lifts and racy eye contact. Meeting for their unique first date at a historic ballroom in London, will the risks pay off and will they want to meet again?
The celebrity special is part of Channel 4’s ongoing push to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer, joining two festive Bake Off specials this December.
Coleen Nolan says: Talking about my love life on TV is second nature to me but Flirty Dancing was a whole new ballgame. I don’t think I’ve ever been so nervous! But I loved the show and as it’s for such a good cause I decided to step out of my comfort zone and give it a go! I’m just glad Ashley Banjo, who’s a great friend of mine was there to help, I knew I was in very safe hands with him! Hope everyone enjoys it! It’s no secret that cancer has deeply affected our family so I am course delighted to do anything I can to help raise money for Stand Up To Cancer. The work being done is phenomenal and it’s so important for us all to join together to really make a difference.”
Miles Nazaire adds: “Dating in Chelsea isn’t always easy, and I’ve done my fair share without much success so I couldn’t think of anyone better to restore my faith in love than Ashley Banjo and his Flirty Dancing crew. I’m always happy to support the amazing work being done by Stand Up To Cancer, even if I do have to show off my questionable dance skills on TV!”