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Strictly comes to West Norwood

In November, Strictly Come Dancing featured a short video of Aston Merrygold and his professional partner Janette Manrara practicing their paso doble at West Norwood Cemetery.  Aston Merrygold is a singer-songwriter (remember JLS?), dancer and TV personality. The opportunity to practice in the Cemetery clearly inspired the couple as they ended the evening in second place. The choice of Cemetery was most appropriate as Eric Morley, creator of the precursor of Strictly – “Come Dancing”, is buried there.

West Norwood Cemetery is also one location for BBC One's forthcoming pre-apocalyptic crime drama “Hard Sun” which is due to be broadcast in January 2018; an exact start date for the series is yet to be announced.

BBC photo