The night Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton came to Hartlepool

The judges at the 2006 charity challenge.

The judges at the 2006 charity challenge.

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Who remembers these fantastic scenes?

We head back 10 years for this wonderful celebration in the Borough Hall, when celebrity guests Anton du Beke and Erin Boag came to town to judge a charity dance contest.

Competitors get into the spirit of the event.

Competitors get into the spirit of the event.

It was all organised by Carol Hammond who owns the Carol Hammond Dance Studio, in Dalton Street, Hartlepool.

It was based on a similar theme to Strictly Come Dancing and more than 500 people watched amateurs doing their best to impress on the dance floor in front of Anton and Erin.

But who are the people pictured and how did they do in the charity challenge?

What do you remember of that wonderful night when nearly £5,000 was raised for charity?

An audience of more than 500 people turned out to watch a group of total amateur dancers perform for a judging panel, which included celebrity guests Anton du Beke and Erin Boag, from the BBC show

Mail reporter, 2006

Email chris.cordner@jpress.co.uk

Putting on the style at the dancing competition.

Putting on the style at the dancing competition.