Who knew! Our great region has all these links to Strictly Come Dancing.
As we get ready for a new round of cha cha chas, glitterball and gorgeous gowns, we take a look at how the glamorous show has made an impact on the North East over the years.
So take a look through all these photos and remind yourself at just what an impact the show has had over the years.
1. Camilla and Ian in 2008
Strictly stars Ian Waite and Camilla Dallerup led the way in 2008 when they took to the floor with members of the Healthworks Centre Salsa Club on their visit to Seaham Hall. Remember this? Photo: CA
2. Alesha Dixon in Hartlepool
Alesha Dixon was a big hit when she called in at Manor College of Technology, Hartlepool, in 2011. Remember this? Photo: FRANK REID
3. Esther Rantzen
Esther was a series 2 contestant in Strictly and she's been at the forefront of the campaign to protect children for decades. Here she is at an anti-bullying conference in Durham in 2004. Photo: MM
4. Faye Tozer
Faye Tozer from West Boldon shone in last year's Strictly and reached the finals. Photo: Picture by David Allan