PROFESSIONAL dancers Kevin Clifton and Karen Hauer swapped the glitzy Strictly ballroom for the Brentwood Centre on Friday night.

The pair showed off their skills at the Doddinghurst Road-venue for Essex Air Ambulance's Strictly Come Dancing evening.

During the event, Clifton and Hauer performed two show-stopping dances before going behind the judge's table to help score a dancing contest.

Clifton reached the final of the most recent series of the BBC show with his celebrity partner news reader Susanna Reid while Hauer was eliminated in week seven after hairy biker Dave Myers was voted off.