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Double success for ‘Street’ star Antony

Date published: 12 March 2013

OLDHAM Corrie star Antony Cotton has danced his way to a double!

The actor won the Manchester United Foundation’s inaugural Dancing with United event opposite his partner Lisa Riley - a 2012 “Strictly Come Dancing” contestant and former Oldham Theatre Workshop graduate.

Antony followed up his win by being named champion of the BBC’s “Let’s Dance for Comic Relief” show.

Antony and fellow Oldham Corrie star Shobna Gulati and a host of other famous faces ook paart in the foundation’s charity night at Lancashire County Cricket Club and raised £30,000.

Stars of sport and showbiz, including Quinton Fortune, Fabrice Muamba and Corrie actress Jennie McAlpine competed on the dance floor.

The event was hosted by Angus Deayton and Ulrika Jonsson, who a celebrity judging panel included award-winning choreographer Arlene Phillips, dancer Louie Spence and former Manchester United players Gary Neville and Nicky Butt.

Antony, who plays Sean Tully, said: “I’m so thrilled with the result, the energy was right and the crowd were behind us all the way, but I couldn’t have done it without Lisa.”

He underlined his skill on the dance floor by storming to victory in the final of “Let’s Dance For Comic Relief” with a display of jazz hands and tap dancing.

The star said he was “speechless” after he was announced as the winner of the BBC charity dance contest.

Cotton brought a touch of old–fashioned showbusiness to proceedings with a dance to “Anything Goes” set in an old people’s home.

Judge Greg Davies described it as “incredible” and “amazing”


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