One of Bath’s favourite sons has excelled himself on the BBC1 light entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing. Mark Robert Bailey – or rather Bill Bailey as he is known – together with his professional dance partner Oti Mabuse has managed to survive the opening weeks of the show achieving unexpected success. Bill was born in the city, attended King Edward’s School where apart from a being keen sportsman he was an accomplished musician. Can he go on and win it?!

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