The Greatest Dancer: Support for Sunderland dancers Lily and Joseph ahead of BBC One appearance

TV viewers have thrown their support behind Sunderland dancers Lily Straughan and Joseph Chow as they prepare to dance live on BBC One.

Saturday, 1st February 2020, 9:39 am
Updated Saturday, 1st February 2020, 11:52 am
Joseph Chow and Lily Straughan rehearse at The Worx in Sunderland.
Joseph Chow and Lily Straughan rehearse at The Worx in Sunderland.

The youngsters, who wowed audiences on The Greatest Dancer audition shows last month, will perform for the programme’s captains – Cheryl, Oti Mabuse, Matthew Morrison and Todrick Hall – as well as supporters in the audience and at home tonight; Saturday, February 1.

The talented pair, who train at The Worx – Dance Theatre Arts in Sunderland, have been rehearsing non-stop since their initial audition last summer to perfect their routine, which will be revealed live tonight.

They will perform alongside the 11 other acts in the final.

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Signs of support have been spotted across the North East for Lily and Joseph, including at The Bridges in Sunderland and on the region’s roads.

Here are some of your messages for Lily and Joseph from our social media pages:

Patricia Mcgorrell Cockton: “Good luck Joseph and Lily you are amazing.”

Pauline Pattinson: “You were both fab in your audition I loved it. Good luck in the live shows show them what you’re made of.”

The youngsters will peform on BBC One's The Greatest Dancer on Saturday, February 1.

Amy L Barker: “Good luck to you and well done.”

Elizabeth Chapman: “Good luck to you both, know you will do your best, two fantastic dancers.”

Tracey Reed: “Good luck and enjoy every minute!”

Catherine Parks: “Lily and Joseph are amazing dancers. I will be definitely voting for them.”

Lynne Veitch: “Go smash it! Whatever the result, you’ve done brilliantly. Be proud.”

Elaine Bolam: “Dance your hearts out.”