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Tickets go on sale 9am Saturday 15th December. Price bands are: £25/£22.50 concessions and £22.50/£20.50 concessions depending on the seats you choose. Please note, the link below will take you to an external website to book your tickets.

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It’s time to get your glad rags on as we bring back our most glamorous night of the year. This year is our 10th Anniversary so we’ve changed things up a bit!

Instead of dancing both a Latin and a Ballroom, our contestants have been given either Latin or Ballroom, plus their choice for a show dance.

Get behind your dancers

Let’s not forget why we host this glittering event. Strictly Air Ambulance is one of EHAAT’s most successful events, last year raising over £20,000 for the charity. Our dancers are already working hard to raise those life-saving funds and need YOU to show them support.

James & Emma

Ballroom dance – Foxtrot

James + Emma

James Mullett – Contestant No.1

I have been a Paramedic for 14 years and have been a Critical Care Paramedic with EHAAT since September. I mentioned taking part in Strictly Air Ambulance in my interview, and it was not forgotten! I thought it would be a fun way to get involved with the charity. I am married, my wife’s name is Helen and we have two children, Lucy and Jack. I’m afraid dancing isn’t one of my hobbies, but I do enjoy camping and beach holidays.

Emma Burrell – Professional Dancer No.1

I am so pleased to be back in Strictly Air Ambulance after such a wonderful time last year. I am one of the Principles of Starlight Dancing, where we have held many fundraisers to help Essex & Herts Air Ambulance. Chris (my brother) and I have won many Ballroom and Latin championships in our time and have been fortunate enough to be working on board P&O cruise ships as dance instructors and performers, travelling around the world in 2017. We are very happy to be back in the country with the only cruises for this year to be the Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises that we were asked to do where we perform alongside the Strictly stars. Aside from cruising though, we are incredibly excited to be building up our dance school this year and are looking forward to performing in the show Simply Sinatra (Nov-Dec) where we will be touring all over the UK with a live Orchestra in front of thousands of people!

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Steve & Zoe

Latin dance – Paso Doble

Steve + Zoe

Steve Tiller – Contestant No.2

EHAAT saved my life back in 2014, six weeks after we had raised £5,000 at a fundraising event riding around the UK on our motorcycles. I have done fundraisers before this and will always do my best to raise more. The accident gave me a wake up call and made me finally start my own photography business and become a on-call Fire Fighter. I love trying new things, so I can’t wait to get involved with Strictly Air Ambulance and find out if I can dance!

Zoe Jeffery – Professional Dancer No.2

Me and my partner Sam have been part of this event for the past five years now and it is a fantastic night to be a part of. I have been dancing since the age of four, winning my first ever medalist competition aged six. I enjoyed the dancing and of course the dressing up each week before taking a break in my late teens. By my mid-twenties I was eager to get back out on the dance floor before joining forces with my husband Sam and competing professionally across the UK. I now pass on my passion at my own dance school – Dazzle Dance Centre. I have two children, Hudson and Henley. In addition to Strictly Air Ambulance, I am attempting Walk the Great Wall in October.

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Lisa & Chris

Latin dance – Rumba

Lisa + Chris

Lisa Jane Rose – Contestant No.3

After watching Strictly Air Ambulance 2018, I felt inspired to have a go after meeting the Crew. I am a married mum of two and run my own local accountancy business, employing eight staff who are looking forward to watching the boss!

Chris Burrell – Professional Dancer No.3

I wanted to get involved with Strictly Air Ambulance because I know that it takes a lot of donations to keep the helicopters airborne. The Air Ambulance provides such a vital service and can save lives in situations where no other emergency service will do. Strictly Air Ambulance is such a great night and I love training someone up for one big performance in front of hundreds of people! I have been dancing ever since I could walk and have loved performing and teaching for many years. Emma Burrell (my sister) and I are the third generation of professional dancers in our family. Over the last few years, I have been fortunate enough to dance with many of the Strictly Come Dancing professionals onboard P&O’s Strictly Themed cruises and have had the pleasure to know many of them personally. Emma and I run our own Ballroom and Latin dance school, Starlight Dancing (Colchester), which has been raising money for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance for many years now. Strictly Air Ambulance 2019 will be the third year that I have been fortunate enough to be able to help raise more money for the Charity.

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Toni & Sam

Latin dance – Samba

Toni + Sam

Toni Butterfield – Contestant No.4

I grew up in Hertfordshire and have lived in Essex for five years – so I have a lot of friends accross the counties who would benefit from the use of EHAAT if they ever needed it. My husband bid for my place as a contestant in the auction at the end of Strictly Air Ambulance 2018. Now that it has sunk in, it’s an amazing cause to support and I was shocked to learn that all funding comes from fundraising. It is an honour to be raising money for EHAAT and be part of this fantastic event.

Sam Jeffrey – Professional Dancer No.4

Myself and Zoe (also competing this year) have been a part of Strictly Air Ambulance for five years now. I am an ex-Ballroom and Latin Competitor together with my partner, we own Dazzle Dance Centre. As well us this event, I also completed EHAAT’s fundraising trek to Mont Blanc in September.

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Sarah & Alex

Ballroom dance – Quickstep


Sarah Wareham – Contestant No.5

I’ve always wanted to learn ballroom dancing but with a husband who has two left feet and no interest, it’s something that just hasn’t happened! When this opportunity arose and to raise money at the same time for this fantastic Charity, I jumped at the chance! I am a Mum of two children, Poppy 8 and Thomas 5 and a wife to Steve. I work part time in the lingerie department in Debenhams, Chelmsford and as of May 2018 I also Volunteer for EHAAT. This Charity is very close to my heart as it was my dad, Brian Shipley, who founded the Charity back in 1997. Sadly we lost him in December 2015 to cancer, so by volunteering and being a contestant this year in Strictly, means I will keep his passion for the Charity alive!

Alex Dickin – Professional Dancer No.5

Alex is a new professional dancer joining Strictly Air Ambulance for the first time this year.

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Paul & Lucy

Ballroom dance – Waltz

Paul + Lucy

Paul Dewing – Contestant No.6

My father’s company GCS Fire and Security have been sponsoring Stirctly Air Ambulance for the last few years. My dad loved his dancing and watching the TV Programme. On his 65th birthday he passed his exams and made it on the Blackpool ballroom floor, coming 15th out of over 150 men – a great achievement. We sadly lost him in August 2017 at 76 years old, so it is in his memory that I am doing this. My dance partner Lucy, was taught by Julie, who my dad’s partner that day in Blackpool.

Michelle (my wife of 18 years) and I now own GCS Fire and Security. We look after EHAAT’s Airbases, offices and shops. We try to support the Charity in whichever way we can. We lost our son in December 2017. EHAAT attended but I believe they were stood down by the land ambulance as they could not bring him round. So we now feel the need to support EHAAT even more. EHAAT do a great job and the people of Essex and Hertfordshire need this service.

Lucy Heath – Professional Dancer No.6

After watching my teacher compete two years ago, I was more than thrilled to be asked to compete this year. I trained and competed in ballroom and latin dancing from the age of eight, competing at Blackpool Tower and the Winter Gardens. Alongside this I also trained in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical and Irish Dance. I have since become a professional dancer, performing in vaious shows throughout the UK.

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