Sunday 10 Nov 2019
Making a song and dance at Waterloo
- Region & Route:
Viewers tuning in to tonight’s BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing saw that stars from the show mingled with surprised passengers at London Waterloo earlier this week to film a sequence for the show to support the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
The stars and professional dancers entertained passengers and visitors to the station with an impromptu waltz sequence and patrolled the concourse with collecting buckets and trays of poppies to fundraise for the charity.
Mike Bushell, sports presenter and contestant on the show, said it was “a real privilege” to be at the station to raise money for the Poppy Appeal.
Cem Davis, Waterloo Station Manager said: “It’s a pleasure to host events which surprise and delight, particularly those which help raise money for a good cause.
“People loved having the opportunity to meet the stars and pose for selfies.”
Passengers / community members
Network Rail national helpline
03457 11 41 41
Latest travel advice
Please visit National Rail Enquiries
About Network Rail
We own, operate and develop Britain's railway infrastructure; that's 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We run 20 of the UK's largest stations while all the others, over 2,500, are run by the country's train operating companies.
Every day, there are more than 4.8 million journeys made in the UK and over 600 freight trains run on the network. People depend on Britain's railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get them home safe every day. Our role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway, so we carefully manage and deliver thousands of projects every year that form part of the multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan, to grow and expand the nation's railway network to respond to the tremendous growth and demand the railway has experienced - a doubling of passenger journeys over the past 20 years.