“I am delighted to accept the role of Ambassador for Baby Lifeline and its Monitoring for Mums £5 million appeal.
By supporting the Monitoring for Mums appeal, funds much needed to further equip maternity and neonatal units nationwide, will make such a difference.
As a Mum to little Ewan who was born by emergency caesarean section in April 2014, I am grateful to the maternity healthcare professionals who looked after us so well, and so proudly announce the launch of the UK M.U.M (Maternity Unit Miracle) Awards™.
I ask you to share your stories and nominate your maternity healthcare teams outlining their excellent care. Information can be found here.”
Brilliant and glamorous, Erin is best known for having competed in 10 series of Strictly Come Dancing and for her 20 year partnership on the dance floor with Anton Du Beke. Her most notable Strictly partners were Julian Clary with whom she came 3rd, with Colin Jackson coming 2nd, footballer Peter Schmeichel, Austin Healey, Eastender Ricky Groves, Rory Bremner and lastly TV critic Richard Arnold. Erin partnered Colin a second time to win the 2009 Christmas Special.
Born in New Zealand where she began dancing at the age of 3, Erin’s enduring professional partnership with Anton started when she arrived in the UK to continue her life as a competitive ballroom dancer. They went on to win many international competitions including titles in the UK, New Zealand and Canada before joining the original team of professional dancers recruited for the first series of Strictly. Having left the show to start a family – she gave birth to her son Ewan in 2014.
Erin continues to dance with Anton starring in their national tours for Raymond Gubbay Ltd. 2018 will see the 10th anniversary tour – ‘Anton and Erin – from Broadway to Hollywood’. Not only does Erin dance in the shows, she has been known to sing a song or two and is responsible for the creating the overall look of the shows. Her other live theatre shows include appearances in ‘Proms in the Park’ and at Royal Albert Hall in ‘Christmas Cracker’.
Erin has achieved great success as a speaker. She has her audience ‘dancing’ in their seats, tells them the remarkable back stage stories she has gathered over the years and takes some of her wonderful dresses along for the audiences to see close up. She also runs highly successful dance classes throughout the year in Kingston on Thames.
Her other television appearances include Proms in the Park, Celebrity Pointless, Len Goodman’s Dancing Feet, Celebrity Mastermind, Ask Rhod Gilbert; the Piers Morgan’s Life Stories; Test the Nation; the National TV Awards; the Royal Variety Performance; Save the Children; the Alan Titchmarsh Show, The Truth about You; Hole in the Wall; It Takes 2, Good Morning Britain and Strictly Dance Fever. In the 2009 series for Sky 1’s ‘Ballroom High’ Erin took teenagers from Eltham on a dance journey which took them from South London to starring in a show at Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom.