As the nation tunes in to see who will be the 2014 Strictly Come Dancing champions, Banbury dance couple David Roberts and Andrea Law are celebrating becoming World Latin Champions.
The couple were crowned over 45s champions at a glittering ballroom dance event at Disneyland, Paris taking them to the pinnacle of their new ‘sport’ in less than seven years.
The two have sped through the rankings of ballroom dancing after falling for its sparkling attraction in a taster class with Polish ballroom expert Andrzej Mialkowski who runs Step by Step Dance School.
Mr Roberts said: “On this amazing journey we have won many titles and last year we were crowned UK Closed Senior Champions which we have won for two consecutive years.
“We went on to win the British Closed Championships at Blackpool and now we have won the O45 Latin World Championships.
“We are absolutely elated and still buzzing from the result. We genuinely did not expect to win but we are delighted.
“Our teachers, Richard Still and Morgan Hemphill were there and they and many other British dancers gave us tremendous support.
“It still has not sunk in but the feeling and the moment, listening to the national anthem, will stay with us for ever,” he added.
“When it was announced we were world champions we were happy beyond belief.”
Mr Roberts and Ms Law will host an Evening of Entertainment at Spiceball Leisure on Saturday, February 21 when they will perform a Ballroom and Latin display along with other performers.