WENDY Pollock and her husband Colin, who both work for Renfrewshire Council and live in Erskine, have signed up to do the Foxtrot.
“I have worked closely with a few members of the hospice for a few years and, when I was told about Strictly, I needed no persuasion at all to volunteer,” said Wendy
“I love to dance, but have never had any formal lessons. Since my husband has always given a non-committal grunt when ballroom dancing lessons had been mentioned in the past, I thought ‘well he has never said no’ – so I signed him up as well.
“As a local charity doing sterling work I have always donated to the hospice. So, when asked about Strictly, I saw a chance to help raise even more funds, get fit and learn a new skill all at the same time.
“I naturally jumped at the chance – and dragged my husband with me.”
Wendy, 43, has described Colin as moving “like an elephant on roller skates” and said, although she’s dreading the first dance, it will be a memory that stays with her forever.
Colin, who recently turned 40, said: “Unfortunately, my dancing skills are those of newborn foal, so the chances of making a fool of myself are rather high.
“On the bright side, my wife will look like a natural-born dancer beside my John Sergeant attempts.
“St Vincent’s Hospice is a fantastic local charity I am always willing to support. We all know of someone who has been affected by cancer.
“I am looking forward to the actual night of the Prancing as my outlook has always been that if you can’t make a fool out of yourself now and again then you are in for a very boring life, or should be a politician.”