Rachel Riley has confirmed that her husband Pasha Kovalev will be taking part in a new dance show - albeit virtually!
Since the first lockdown in March 2020, professional dancers and musical theatre performers have not been able to work - which has had a huge impact, both financially and mentally.
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And now, former Strictly Come Dancing star Pasha has teamed up with fellow professional dancer Anya Garnis to create Rise Up With Arts.
This is a global, virtual event, celebrating the magical connection and transformative power of musical theatre, dance and inspirational stories - and will raise money for charity Theatre Support Fund+ and Actors Fund.
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Sharing the news with fans on Tuesday, Rachel tweeted: "My wonderful husband @PashaKovalev & @AnyaGarnisLA are putting on a virtual night at the theatre for World Theatre Day, March 27th, in aid of those in the arts hit by the pandemic."
She added: "Some amazing names will be performing - not to be missed Strictly fans! #RiseUpWithArts."
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Kevin Clifton, Lisa Riley and Blue singer Duncan James are also taking part in the amazing event, which will be broadcast from London on World Theatre Day on 27 March - and tickets cost £19.
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Rise Up With Arts promises to bring fans exclusive performances and interviews, from stars you know and love from stage and screen, including Strictly glitterball champions, Oscar-winning songwriters and cast members of Tony award-winning musicals.
The website states: "Rise Up With Arts is a not for profit production and all net proceeds will be split between charities The Theatre Support Fund+ and Actors Fund, providing financial support to those most in need within the performing arts industry."
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