BLACKPOOL actor Ashley Luke Lloyd is dancing for joy after winning a place on a prime time Saturday night TV show.
The 21-year-old, who recently finished a four-month run in the West End in musical Loserville, will be joining the dancing team on the BBC’s Let’s Dance for Comic Relief.
He will be part of a group of dancers performing live with various celebrities every Saturday for four weeks.
Among those taking part in this series will be boxer Ricky Hatton, writer, comedian and presenter Tim Vine, comedienne Nina Conti and impressionist Jon Culshaw.
Ashley starts rehearsals for the show on Monday, with the first episode broadcast on Saturday, February 16.
The former Bispham High School pupil said: “I’m so excited about it and really looking forward to it.
“I had just finished Loserville when the audition came up, it was something completely different and was an open audition, but just thought I would go for it.
“Because it’s been running for several years, they tend to be loyal to the dancers who have done it in previous years.
“So they are using a lot of the dancers from the last few series, but were looking for a couple of new ones too.
“I think it’s going to be great fun.
“In the audition, they were really looking for dancers who could enjoy themselves and showed lots of personality.
“That’s what I love about Let’s Dance, the celebrities really let go and have fun and aren’t afraid to look silly.
“It’s just lots of fun and in aid of a really good cause.
“It runs for four weeks and each show is live, with rehearsals taking place in the week.
“So we should be able to spend time with the celebrities during the week and have a good laugh.
“It’s a new adventure for me, but I think it’s important in this industry to try different things, to push yourself.
“I imagine it’s going to be like a scene from Hairspray!”
The grand final of Let’s Dance for Comic Relief will take place on March 9 and Ashley then hopes to spend some time in Los Angeles.
Ashley, who attended Scream Theatre School as a youngster, recently finished Hollywood horror comedy Gingerclown 3D, due out in May in America.