Thursday, August 23, 2012

Boris Dancing: Diana Morgan-Hill, Boris Johnson's Wheelchair Dance Partner, Dancing In Paralympics Opening Ceremony




Diana Morgan-Hill Dancing With Boris Johnson
 Her dancing partner, Olympian Swimmer Mark Foster, looks on


Diana Morgan-Hill is performing a key role as a volunteer wheelchair dancer in the Paralympics Opening Ceremony on August 29 2012. Diana, who lost both her legs in a tragic rail accident, starred in the BBC's 2011 Strictly spin-off Dancing On Wheels. She and her partner, Olympian Mark Foster,  danced their way to the final to become runners-up in the series. Diana now performs various wheelchair dance ambassadorial roles. One highlight was dancing with Boris Johnson (exclusive photos available). Her participation as one of the few wheelchair dancers in the paralympic opening ceremony could quite possibly even eclipse the experience of dancing with Boris.

Diana has just completed her autobiography, WOW - Woman On Wheels, to be published later this year. 

Images: 

Boris/Diana Dancing Stills c. D Morgan-Hill Available
BBC3 video on You Tube, link above. 

Interviews: 

Diana is obviously not allowed to give any details of the paralympic opening ceremony itself until the night of the performance but she is available for interview about dancing with Boris, her participation as a paralympic volunteer, wheelchair dancing as an all-inclusive sport, and her forthcoming autobiography WoW - Woman On Wheels. She is an engaging, humorous, experienced interviewee, having appeared, for Strictly, on BBC Breakfast and several other terrestrial shows.

Location: 

Diana is currently based in West Kensington, London and Poole, Dorset.

c. Diana Morgan-Hill

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