A DANCING couple will celebrate in front of the TV when their starring role in The Forsyte Saga is screened.
The show, which hit our screens in 2002, will be repeated on BBC3 at 10pm on Thursday.
But Carol Marie and Vincent Duvalle of Little Sutton have a special reason for tuning in.
When their role as extras was on TV the first time round, they were too busy winning a ballroom dancing competition in Hong Kong to watch.
“All the neighbours are having a little bit of a party and everybody’s telephoning each other,” said Carol.
Carol Marie, a chartered scientist with the Environment Agency by day, said her husband was used to protect the show’s star, Gina McKee during filming at Knowsley Hall and Liverpool Town Hall.
“He was asked to protect Gina McKee from any other dancers dancing around her. It’s so fast and there were wires on the floor so wherever Gina went, my husband had to follow.
“We made the centre pages of Hello! at the time.”
They rubbed shoulders with other stars who have since gone on to bigger and better things, such as Golden Globe-nominee Damian Lewis and Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four, King Arthur).
The pair also danced for the late Queen Mother, during her 100th birthday celebrations.
“We represented the North West when we danced for the Queen Mother,” added Carol.
The pair also featured in the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester when they appeared out of one of 40 Morris Minors to dance on the track.
Carol and Vincent have competed all over the world, including Melbourne, Malaysia, Canada and New York.