As we get geared up for another season of Strictly Come Dancing on our screens, this year it is without its Prima Ballerina, Darcey Bussell. Having stepped down from the show she is replaced by a new judge and we will wait to see how the relationship works out.
As a Ballerina, Darcey has spent her whole life in the dance world so we wanted to take a closer look at her career and her achievements as a Prima Ballerina. Darcey Bussell had one of the longest careers of the modern era and has been the single most renowned lyrical prima ballerina of her generation. Born in London in 1969, she seriously considered becoming a professional swimmer before opting for ballet at the age of thirteen, when she entered the Royal Ballet Lower School.