Holly takes a Tumble for a good cause

Star performer: Holly Johnstone from TV show Tumble

Star performer: Holly Johnstone from TV show Tumble

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A tumbling TV star will make her triumphant return to the Lancaster stage as part of a charity variety night.

Holly Johnstone from BBC1 acrobatic show Tumble, will star alongside a host of entertainers on ‘A Grand Night Out’ at the Lancaster Grand.

Holly partnered Steps singer Ian ‘H’ Watkins on the show last year, where experts taught celebrities the skills of gymnastics and circus tumbling.

Holly, a trained circus performer who broke through when she won the Lancaster and Morecambe Newspapers Talent On Show in 2008, will be joined by Morecambe magician Kevin Cunliffe, teenage Bolton-le-Sands singer/songwriter Amy-Jo Clough, band Aurora, musician Pete Lashley, comedienne Pam Ford, Lancaster’s Ludus Dance group and Steven Hall, famed for ‘dad dancing’ all the way to the finals of Britain’s Got Talent.

John ‘Gilly’ Gillmore from BBC Radio Lancashire will compere the night on Saturday, January 31, which will raise funds for Alzheimer’s research.

A research group at Lancaster University have developed a drug with the potential to stop Alzheimer’s in its tracks and ‘A Grand Night Out’ will launch the campaign to raise funds.

Researcher Penelope Foulds, who has coordinated the concert, said the entertainers were giving their time for free, and they were not being charged for use of the theatre.

She added: “We need to get as many people as we can into the theatre to make it a success.”

Tickets are only £10, or £8 concs, and every penny goes to the laboratory to fund development of the drug. Available on 01524 64695.