Harry shows up to judge the charity dance competition

Eight brave couples trained with local dance schools, aiming to impress Harry and his fellow judges with their waltz and cha-cha routines for a chance to win the Step Into Strictly crown.

The participants are all amateurs and rise to the challenge of raising funds for vital research and support for affected families, many of whom have a personal connection to the cause.

This is not the first time that the former BBC presenter Look North has supported the Leeds-based charity; Last March, he donned a flat cap for the charity’s “Flat Cap Friday” appeal during Brain Tumor Awareness Month, sharing a photo with his followers to generate donations during a particularly difficult time for the area.

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Harry said: “I am delighted to be involved in Step Into Strictly.

“I have supported the association in the past and was delighted to be approached again, this time for the role of Chief Judge.

“I’m sure it will be a fantastic night, raising much needed funds, and I can’t wait to see the routines the dancers have perfected.”

Nicki Hood, Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships at Yorkshire’s Brain Tumor Charity, added: “It’s wonderful to have the support of a local star at this event. We’re sure Harry will be brilliant as Chief Justice.

All funds raised will be used to support patients and their families and fund vital research. Tickets are available at yorksbtc.org.uk/strictly