South Yorkshire singer who puts the swing into Strictly

Chris Madin - for Entertainer
Chris Madin - for Entertainer
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SHEFFIELD cricketer Michael Vaughan and his fellow celebs may be claiming most of the attention...

But singer Chris Madin is among the unsung heroes making TV show Strictly Come Dancing a success.

Doncaster-born Chris has been a lead vocalist on the hit show for the last three years.

Chris, 25, who was brought up at Arden Gate, Balby, said he loves being a part of Strictly Come Dancing especially when he gets to sing rock hits like Highway to Hell and Great Balls of Fire.

He said the most nerve-wracking time came when he had to sing the classic Queen song Somebody to Love – with Brian May in the audience.

“I was really nervous but afterwards he came over and told me he really enjoyed my version and was complimentary to me and the band.”

Chris’ favourite contestant so far has been Harry Judd, as the McFly singer who won last year’s series took an interest in the live studio band.

“I’ve really enjoyed working with Harry, and with the dancer Brendan Cole, and it’s a great place to work despite the 15-hour days!” Chris said.

The star, who has also recorded jingles for Smooth Radio and Radio 2, now lives in Hertfordshire – and is looking forward to the arrival of a baby boy with wife Suzy any day now.