Adderbury morris dancers feature on primetime TV show

09/01/2023

pic: Sharpe and Blunt Facebook page

Sharpe and Blunt were part of Channel 5’s Motorhoming with Merton and Webster

The ladies morris dancing side from Adderbury were featured on television on Sunday evening.   During a section of Channel 5’s Motorhoming with Merton and Webster, Paul Merton and Suki Webster visited the Rollright Stones where Sharpe and Blunt were dancing.

The show’s production crew contacted the dancers during August last year.   On Sunday’s programme Paul and Suki were seen arriving at the Rollright Stones where they found Sharpe and Blunt performing.

The ladies told Suki and Paul that Sharpe and Blunt had formed in 2010 and were one of three morris dance sides in Adderbury.   Suki Webster noted that, unusually, they were an all female team.

Suki was then invited to learn and take part in a dance, wearing the sides bells on her legs and a feathered hat.   Paul watched on and chatted to Sue Bullus from Adderbury.

Having kept the filming secret for the last few months Sharpe and Blunt were excited ahead of seeing themselves on television last night.   One of the team said: “We had the most amazing morning filming a few dances and meeting the production team. The weather stayed good for us and it was incredible to dance in such a historical Cotswold location.

“We just want to say thank you so much to Paul, Suki and the whole production team for making us feel so welcome and comfortable in front of the cameras. Also a thank you to the lovely volunteers at Rollright Stones for helping us during the shoot.”

The programme can be viewed again using Channel 5’s catch-up service.


Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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