Strictly Seashell: we reveal the stars of our show!

Martine Tempest-Mitchell, Sanjeev Bhatia, Aisha Kamani, Jolanta McCall, Joe Morris, Michael Josephson, Dianne Bourne are pictured at the launch for Seashell Trust's Strictly Seashell

We have finally unveiled the mystery stars of our second annual fundraising ballroom dance-off Strictly Seashell.

The big names from the North West’s corporate and social scene were revealed at a glitzy launch night held at society jewellers Boodles in Manchester city centre

With all tables already sold out and training well under way, the nine leaders willing to put their reputations on the line this year have officially been named as:

Aisha Kamani, Pretty Little Thing

Michael Josephson MBE, Managing Director, Stocks 2015 Ltd

Sanjeev Bhatia, Director, Terminal 1 Clothing

Jodie Moulding, The Hut Group

Martine Tempest-Mitchell, Timpson Group

Lisa Morton, Roland Dransfield PR

Joanne Gallemore, The Hut Group

Dianne Bourne, I Love Manchester

Joe Morris, Operations Director, Home Bargains

The dancers will undergo a gruelling ten weeks’ training ready to compete on the night for the coveted Seashell glitterball trophy. The dancers are training with Ray Bulpitt’s Dancewiz in Wilmslow and Cadman’s Dance Centre in Sale. This year’s event aims to raise at £100k for our students.

Seashell Trust's chief executive Jolanta McCall said: “We’re delighted to have such great people involved in Strictly Seashell this year. The money raised for our charity will be put towards giving children and young people in our care a safe and happy environment to achieve their potential within the community and we’re looking forward to what promises to be a fabulous event.”

Strictly Seashell is sponsored by PZ Cussons, The HUT Group, Together Money, Pretty Little Thing, Morson and Boodles are also making the vital fundraising event possible through their support and sponsorship. Make Events is the official Strictly Seashell events partner.

This year’s Strictly Seashell event will take place at The Hilton Manchester Deansgate on Saturday, May 11.

To be added to the waiting list for tables, or to book an ad in the programme, please contact Jo Barber t: 0161 610 0170