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28 October 2014
Dance X

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Bobby Windebank


video Introducing Bobby - find out what Arlene and Bruno really think.

video Bobby's Audition Dance

video Bobby's Audition Song

video Bobby: Audition heart-break forced him to dance

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London born and bred, 22 year old Bobby is currently flat-sharing in Wimbledon, where he works as a theatre assistant at the New Wimbledon Theatre. His mum Eva and dad Joe are both retired and live in Surrey.

In November 2005, Bobby underwent extremely complex surgery to remove an abscess and patch up a major problem with his sinuses, and his sight. Understandably, this seriously affected his dancing for several months. However, Bobby now says that the entire experience has made him a better dancer and even more focused and determined to succeed.

Bobby's interest in dancing began after a failed audition for the role of young Chaplain in the Robert Downey Junior biopic of Charlie Chaplain. After auditioning, Bobby found himself down to the final two for the role but lost out on the part due to his inability to dance. Hugely frustrated by the experience, Bobby vowed that this wasn't something that would happen to him again and began to take his dancing extremely seriously.

He's been dancing since he was 8 years old and won the Janet Cram Boys Award for dance when he was aged just 10. Since then, his awards have dried up making him all the more determined to make a real go of DanceX.

Allergic to alcohol, Bobby's only major vice is 'being a fan of Fulham FC since I was a boy'.

Your comments

How do you think Bobby will get on in the competition? Use the form below to send us your comment and we'll publish the best ones on this page.

Really shock to c U out. U r better than last girls but Judges i dont know why ......But keep it boy.....

Si Desborough
Bobby has always been a bit of an extravert breaking out of a normal guy's body. Always highly involved in performance of any kind and not pretentious about his obvious talent. A thourally good bloke who deserves anything he goes for. Break a leg Bobby.Si Desborough(Bob)

Bobby I thought you nailed it tonight... Bruno clearly forgot his glasses!

wrong build to be a dancer

Go Bobby! Wish you luck in your dance career! xx

Best boy imo. Why didn he get thru? what a huge mistake they have made.

Soph Wils
Bobby is the best! Will be voting every week and cant wait to see your moves! GOOD LUCK WITH IT ALL XXX

Beautiful man... beautifully talented... i think that's enough said!!

Toby Draper
Bobby has always been a fabulous dancer, I've had the pleasure to work with him and he was the best. Bobby is a winner!

Carole and Senor Bob
Good luck Boblet, go for it twinkle toes - you are the best XXXXXXX

Bobby! Go man go! hope it goes well an i'm sure all of us ex-freemanite's are willing you on!

Gulsun Koyas

LuLu field
ahhhhh crazyness! good luck bobs xxx

Shelley Andrews
Go Bobby Go !

Go Bobby I think your fantastic and hope you do well :o)

Rob Sharpe
Me, J-Bird and 'The Face' are rootin' for Brucy said: C'MON BOBBY!!!!

good luck bobs, you know you can do it, we know you can do show em wot ya made of!!

YOU MADE IT!!!! yey!!! i shall support you all the way! xx

Mike Windfield
I definitely think he's one of the better looking dancers on the show... seems really down to earth and incredibly naturally talented so would love to see him do well.I'm going to be voting every week!!!

Ruth Berry
Think you were great! Can't wait to see you in next weekends show! We love you bobby!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

bruce collaco
c'mon bobby, everyone at Farnham n Epsom are rootin for ya. Jeffy, Brucey, andy , Jaro, n Rob to name a few

your hair is a mess

Girl next door, this is the guy next door.go bobby go!!

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