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Argentine Tango Challenge

Follow BBC Leicester's Rupal Rajani as she attempts to complete a range of challenges. From unusual jobs, to new languages, to bizarre hobbies; Rupal has it covered! This week she is challenged to learn the Argentine Tango...

BBC Leicester's Rupal Rajani's dancing the Argentine Tango

Every Monday BBC Leicester's Rupal Rajani is set a challenge by one of her Lunchtime Show guests that she must complete by the end of the week.

She's tried a vast variety of different skills, jobs, hobbies and stunts - amongst them sign-language, knitting, ballroom dancing, applying make-up, and learning to swim.

Check out her archive of attempts, plus suggest your own challenges for Rupal by completing the form at the bottom of this page!

BBC Leicester's Rupal Rajani's dancing the Argentine Tango

Listen: Argentine Tango Challenge

Strictly Come Dancing returns to our screens in September with a new lineup.

So BBC Leicester's Rupal Rajani was set the appropriate challenge to get her in the mood.

She was challenged to learn the Argentine Tango by Phil Acton from Leicester University.

And there's more... Rupal performed the dance LIVE in front of a crowd at the Highcross in the city centre on Friday 28 August 2009.

Did the crowd cheer and applause after the dance? Listen to find out...

Rupal Rajani

Listen: Chauffeur Challenge

"Yes Milady!" is a phrase you will no doubt recognise from the Thunderbirds series as spoken by Lady Penelope's chauffeur Parker.

So what are the qualities you need to be a good chauffeur?

Customer care, being able to drive a car smoothly and cater to he needs of the customer wherever possible?

These are just some of the things BBC Leicester's Rupal Rajani found out about when she met up with Bill Cregeen from Leicestershire chauffeur company Movements UK.

So what will Rupal be expected to get up to whilst driving the luxury cars? Listen to find out how she got on in her chauffeur challenge...

BBC Leicester's Rupal Rajani commentating at a Leciester City game

Listen: Commentating Challenge

BBC Leicester Rupal Rajani's latest challenge involved a microphone, but not one she had ever seen before.

And she needed to find out the difference between 'The Diamond' and 'The Christmas Tree'.

The new season for Leicester City kicked off on 08 August 2009.

The Foxes' first match was against Swansea City at the Walkers Stadium and as always their was full match coverage on BBC Radio Leicester (104.9FM & DAB).

BBC Leicester's John Sinclair, Ian Stringer and the new member of the team - just for the Swansea game - Rupal Rajani brought you the match commentary live on Saturday from 15:00.

Ian prepared Rupal for the big day. He tried his best, but what was the end result?

Listen to the build up, how she got on during City's first Championship game, and what the boys thought of Rupal's attempt...

BBC Leicester Rupal Rajani in a HGV Training Lorry

Listen & Photos: HGV Challenge

How many times have you got stuck behind a Heavy Goods Vehicle trying to reverse into a small back road.

You sit in you're car and watch in amazement as to how eventually these drivers manage to manoeuvre these large vehicles!

Phil Lambert from Hughes Driver Training has challenged BBC Leicester's Rupal Rajani to learn to drive an HGV.

So off they went to the training ground near Prestwold Hall.

Rupal's been finding out whether it's as easy as HGV drivers make it look and whether it's different from driving a car.

Listen to find out whether Rupal passed or failed her HGV challenge... Plus take a look at the pictures from the test day...

Do you have a challenge suggestion for Rupal? Let her know by filling out the form below...

last updated: 28/08/2009 at 15:55
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