Strictly Stars help out with Poppy Appeal

Strictly Come Dancing Stars Take To London Streets To Support Poppy Appeal

As well as selling poppies the Strictly stars were helping to entertain the commuters and passers-by with sneak peeks of their dances.

Strictly Stars help out with Poppy Appeal

The Strictly stars helping collect donations at Waterloo station (Picture: MOD)

Strictly stars took to the streets of London to support personnel from the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, and The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

The celebrities and their professional partners were raising money that supports the Legion’s work in helping members of the Armed Forces community, including veterans, injured service personnel and their families.

As well as selling poppies to commuters and tourists, the Strictly stars were helping to entertain passers-by with sneak peeks of their dances.

Strictly Stars help out with Poppy Appeal
Strictly professionals Nancy Xu and Graziano Di Prima entertain the crowds (Picture: MOD).

Sub Lieutenant Andrew Jones, who serves in the Royal Navy and volunteered to sell poppies for The Royal British Legion, said:

“It was great to join the celebrity dancers from Strictly helping to raise awareness of The Royal British Legion.

"We’re all inspired by the service of our predecessors, and to meet some of them today was a real honour.

"It was great to meet so many members of the public, whose generous donations show how much support they give to the Armed Forces."

Senior Aircraftsman Beth Dunning said: "Last year I was on deployment in the Falkland Islands for Remembrance Day.

"We did a mini-parade and laid wreaths.

"No matter where we are serving around the world, we always commemorate Remembrance.

"It is also important that we attend services in local communities around the country.

"It shows in force that we are there and thinking about personnel and their loved ones, no matter who or where they are."

Footage of the Strictly celebrities and dancers with members of the Armed Forces will be included in the Strictly Come Dancing results show on Remembrance Sunday.