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12/09/2014

Fat Media boost for Tumble star Holly

Local circus and performing arts graduate, Holly Johnstone (23), has been handpicked to star on a new BBC1 Saturday night entertainment show, "Tumble”.  The new prime time family show from the creators of Strictly Come Dancing, started a few weeks ago and follows the progress of 10 celebrities learning how to vault, tumble, flip and fly in spectacular gymnastic performances. 
Following a similar format to the popular dancing show, each celebrity has be paired with a professional gymnastic performer, like local aerialist and dancer, Holly.

Holly JohnstoneFat Media have been delighted to work with Holly to raise her profile and support her progress on the show. Our Marketing Consultant, Kate Bowyer has worked on a PR campaign for Holly which has generated a huge amount of interest both locally and nationally. 

Kate said:
"It has been an absolute pleasure working with Holly, it is fantastic to have local talent featuring in an exciting prime time Saturday night TV show and it is sure to bring lots of opportunities for Holly both during and after the series. We just want to wish her luck from everyone here at Fat Media!"

Formerly of Ripley St Thomas Academy, Holly has been paired with Steps star, Ian "H” Watkins and they’re in great company.  Other celebrities signed up and already in intensive training in London include Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding, Eastender John Partridge, boxer Carl Froch and Dynasty icon Emma Samms.

Holly attended local performance school, Turning Point Theatre Arts, where she spent 13 years training between the ages of 5 -18, and continues to teach younger pupils today.  Whilst attending the school, located at Lancaster Leisure Park, Holly gained Advanced levels in all dance genres and had many opportunities for performance, including Disneyland Paris, Opera House and other UK Theatres. She was the first ever winner of Lancaster and Morecambe Newspaper's "Talent on Show" competition in 2008.

Gail Johnstone, owner of Turning Point Theatre Arts expressed her delight for former pupil Holly: "We are all so proud of Holly and wish her the very best of luck on the show!  She absolutely deserves this after all her hard work. We are always proud of our students here at Turning Point and we’ll all routing for her and Ian "H” Watkins – come on team "H”!”

Find out more about Holly and Tumble from the BBC