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Robin Windsor

Robin's back for The People's Strictly!

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Ipswich (near enough!)

One of the main reasons Robin joined Strictly was because it combined two of his favourite things - performing and teaching.

The People's Strictly is for such a special cause and we get to be part of that. It's such a good feeling!
Robin Windsor

Robin’s inaugural year saw him team up with actress Patsy Kensit. His manner and technique helped Patsy’s confidence, and the couple did well but were voted off in the eighth week. He said he "loved" dancing with Patsy. The two remain good friends.

In 2011, Robin's dance partner was Anita Dobson. They were voted out after nine weeks in the competition.

He later took actress and TV Presenter Lisa Riley all the way through to week 11 where they made fifth place, becoming firm friends in the process. And, although unable to take part in last year's Strictly, we saw Robin and Lisa partnered up again for the Strictly Christmas Special.

Now, Robin's back again for the People's Strictly - hoorah! Anna Kennedy is his new partner: a fabulous mum of two who founded a school for people with autistic spectrum disorders. A tap dancing fan, Anna loves to dance, and we bet she'll love it even more once she's on the Strictly Ballroom floor with Robin as her partner! Wish them luck!


Robin was raised in the countryside just outside Ipswich. He felt like he was born to dance and grew up entering dance competitions all over the UK. At just 15 years old he moved to London to pursue dancing and had a successful youth career. He would regularly train until midnight and get up at 6am for work.

At 22, Robin was cast in a major world–wide touring dance show. During his nine year stint on the show, he got to travel all over the world and even found himself performing on Broadway and in the West End.

The show also saw him perform on the Australian version of Strictly, as well as co–choreographing on So You Think You Can Dance, also in Australia.


When Robin's not in the dance studio he's in the gym. He loves spending time keeping his fitness levels up and his body in shape.

Anna and Robin's Charleston

Anna Kennedy and Robin Windsor dance the Charleston to ‘Charleston’

Anna and Robin Charleston to ‘Charleston’ by Bob Wilson and his Varsity Rhythm Boys