Strictly stalwarts Vincent and Flavia captured the nation’s hearts over the course of the hit BBC show with their Argentine Tango but took the bold step to sashay off the dancefloor back in 2013.
Since then the pair have toured the country with their sell-out hit shows Midnight Tango and Dance ‘Til Dawn.
The World Dance titleholders are now set to bid adieu to life on the road with their final touring show Last Tango.
The pint-sized pair took time out of their Fulham rehearsals to chat about their latest show’s plot, their 20-year partnership and plans for the future.
“We didn’t want to go to the same place as the other shows. Last Tango is a love story that most people have experienced – it includes emotions that people have been through,” Vincent explained.
Flavia added: “If you start to get emotional and feel happy all at the same time the audience will take something away with them.
“I think everyone will find a little moment that will remind them about their own lives – make sure you bring the tissues!”
With news that this will be the last show they will tour around the UK, the dance champions are now looking for new challenges.
Vincent lamented the lack of quality dance films and revealed his own ‘Fred and Ginger’ movie ambitions.
“The last tango movie we watched was The Tango Lesson which was made in 1997 – there hasn’t been anything since.
“We are seen as the face of Argentinian Tango – it would be an amazing thing to do.”
“It would be really good, a completely different challenge – we will see!” Flavia added.
Vincent explained that their seven-year stint on Strictly took their talents to a wider audience.
He said: “We were quite popular in the dance world but once you’re on TV you’re talking about millions of people.”
Flavia said: “It’s thanks to Strictly we’ve had the opportunity to have our own shows.”
Speaking of the decision to leave the glitz and glamour of the BBC flagship show Flavia said that they both felt it was the right time to leave.
“We wanted to make the most of the opportunities and our bodies while they were still able,” she explained.
Despite their decision to quit touring after Last Tango they were keen to stress that they wouldn’t be hanging up their dance shoes any time soon.
“We will continue working together, it’s been 20 years now, she doesn’t get rid of me that easily!” he laughed.
Vincent and Flavia’s Last Tango will be coming to New Wimbledon Theatre February 16-20.
For more information and to book tickets visit http://www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-wimbledon-theatre/