‘We got a standing ovation’: Dancers from Skegness in celebration for Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday

The stars who performed at the London Palladium in a tribute to Dame Vera Lynn to celebrate her 100th birthday. Among them are two of Janice Sutton's original dancers from Skegness, Debbie Jenner and  Julie Kirk. ANL-170320-080039001
The stars who performed at the London Palladium in a tribute to Dame Vera Lynn to celebrate her 100th birthday. Among them are two of Janice Sutton's original dancers from Skegness, Debbie Jenner and Julie Kirk. ANL-170320-080039001
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Two of Janice Sutton’s original dancers from Skegness are back home this week after appearing in a tribute show celebrating the birthday of Second World War forces sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn, who is 100 today.

For the past few months Debbie Jenner and Julie Kirk have been rehearsing alongside 70 of Dougie Squire’s ex-Young and Second Generation dancers who took part in the show at the London Palladium on Saturday night.

Dame Vera Lynn is 100 today. ANL-170320-080155001

Dame Vera Lynn is 100 today. ANL-170320-080155001

Debbie , speaking from her home in the Wolds today, said: “The show went really well.

“It was a celebration of her life split into decades. There were many stars there including Alexander Armstrong, Bonnie Langford, Sue Pollard, Bradley Walsh etc.

“Alan Titchmarsh introduced us. It was quite crowded with 75 of us on stage but we had fun and got a standing ovation.

“I had a great view of the Queen during the finale and could see her over Wayne Sleep’s head!

t was quite crowded with 75 of us on stage but we had fun and got a standing ovation

Debbie Jenner

“She was there unofficially to pay tribute to Dame Vera.

“Vera didn’t attend but sent a recorded message.”

Celebrations continue across the country today to mark Dame Vera’s birthday There will be no bluebirds but instead her image will be projected on to the white cliffs of Dover in honour of the 1942 version of the song she made famous.

Skegness dancers in tribute to Dame Vera for her 100th birthday celebration

Debbie Jenner and Julie Kirk appeared alongside 70 of Dougie Squires ex-Young and Second Generation dancers in a tribute to Dame Vera Lynn  at the London Paladium on Saturdat to celebrate her 100th birthday. ANL-170320-080103001

Debbie Jenner and Julie Kirk appeared alongside 70 of Dougie Squires ex-Young and Second Generation dancers in a tribute to Dame Vera Lynn at the London Paladium on Saturdat to celebrate her 100th birthday. ANL-170320-080103001