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Strictly Come Dancing 2017: 10 people from East Anglia who have appeared on TV talent shows

PUBLISHED: 13:46 09 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:49 09 September 2017

Norwich City chairman Ed Balls appeared in the 2016 series of Strcitly Come Dancing. Picture Ian West/PA Wire

Norwich City chairman Ed Balls appeared in the 2016 series of Strcitly Come Dancing. Picture Ian West/PA Wire

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As Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One tonight, JESSICA LONG finds 10 people from this region who have taken part in TV talent show contests .

• Leanne Mitchell: The singer from Lowestoft won the first series of The Voice in 2012 after being guided to victory by Sir Tom Jones.

• Kate Barmby: The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital nurse was one of the contestants on the 2016 series of The Great British Bake Off.

• Ronan Parke: Simon Cowell had high praise for this Poringland schoolboy who finished runner-up on the fifth series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2011.

• Sam Kelly: His performance of ‘Make You Feel My Love’ on Britain’s Got Talent in 2012 earned the Sprowston singer a place in the final where he finished ninth.

• Anthony Ogogo: The Lowestoft born boxer is a regular on the TV talent show circuit with appearances on Splash! in 2013 and Strictly Come Dancing in 2015.

• Bradley Waterman: The construction site worker from Norwich impressed in the first few rounds of The Voice 2016 but failed to make the live shows. • Tim Kinnaird: A former paediatrician at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, he narrowly missed out on the MasterChef crown in 2010.

• Ed Balls: The Norwich City chairman was the stand out star of Strictly Come Dancing 2016 thanks to his memorable routines with professional dancer Katya Jones.

• Caroline Flack: The Love Island presenter from Thetford won the 2014 series of Strictly Come Dancing with partner Pasha Kovalev.

• Myleene Klass: This Gorleston girl won a place in the band Hear’Say after appearing on Popstars in 2001.

• Norwich City chairman Ed Balls appeared in the 2016 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

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