The first couple to take to the floor in our hot and bothered construction dance-off is Building's Dan Stewart and Sophie Griffiths. Give your score now!
Welcome to Strictly Building, coming to you from the faded grandeur of the Mission Room, Exmouth Market, Islington.
Last week, we invited prominent construction personalities to dust off their sequins and go head-to-head in a frenzied Latin dance-a-thon. Incredibly, some of them accepted.
To judge the twinkle factor of their toes, we lined up a distinguished panel, including Simon Lister, one time world number 33 in Latin American dance and, previously, the teacher of our lucky couples. Joining him were Graham Watts, leading dance critic and Construction Industry Council chief executive, and Michael Willoughby, Building magazine's sustainability reporter, who goes to the ballet every now and then and is very good at criticising things.
Duly, they came to their considered opinion, a winner was declared and accolades were presented ... all will be revealed in next Friday's magazine. In the meantime, we invite you to cast your votes out of six and see if you come to the same conclusions. If you enjoy it, there will be two more couples for you to pass judgement on tomorrow.
The couples are waiting to take the dance floor, so let’s meet the stars of our show.
Couple number one are Building magazine’s own Sophie Griffiths and Dan Stewart!