Dagenham drummer performs on Strictly Come Dancing

PUBLISHED: 10:34 15 September 2015 | UPDATED: 10:44 15 September 2015

Georgina with Strictly star Aljaz Skorjanec

Georgina with Strictly star Aljaz Skorjanec


A drummer who never misses a beat when it comes to Strictly Come Dancing was delighted to perform on set for the programme’s glamorous launch show.

Georgina with Anton du BekeGeorgina with Anton du Beke

Georgina Brown glues herself to the TV to watch the glittery spectacle every Saturday night.

So when her youth band, the Hornchurch Drum and Trumpet Corp, was invited to perform on set she was quick to volunteer to rub shoulders with the stars.

The 14-year-old, of Dudley Road, Dagenham, was picked as a reward for showing dedication at band practice.

“I was really happy and excited to do it and I hope I can do it again one day,” she admitted.

The Hornchurch Drum and Trumpet Corps in their costumesThe Hornchurch Drum and Trumpet Corps in their costumes

Georgina has been playing the drums since she was two-years-old and joined the military youth band just over a year ago.

On the day she wore her band uniform and mimed playing her instrument on a set in Epping which was decked out like a street.

“They played loud music which the dancers danced to while we mimed in the background,” the Jo Richardson student added.

“The dancers were really close to us. Afterwards we went to meet them. I met Aljaz [Skorjanec], Anton [du Beke], Brendon [Cole] and Pasha [Kovalev]. Alijaz was my favourite, I want him to win.

“Out of the celebrities I want Peter Andre to win because I think he’s got rhythm.”

The launch show was filmed on August 28 and aired on BBC1 the following Saturday.

For Georgina it was a step in the right direction if she wants to fulfil her dream.

“I want to stick to drumming and be a session drummer where you do concerts with bands and travel with them,” she said.

“It was a really exciting experience going on Strictly and I hope this means I can carry on doing more performances like this.”

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