Sheringham dancer will perform at London Olympics closing ceremony

A Sheringham student will be dancing her way into the homes of millions when she performs at the Olympics.

Charlotte Dutton will be among a select group of talented performers to take part in the games' closing ceremony, which will be beamed onto TV screens across the world.

The 20-year-old, who is studying urban dance at the University of East London, was among the lucky few to be chosen to take part in the prestigious performance after making it through two rounds of auditions.

Miss Dutton said the auditions - which thousands of hopefuls attended - had been 'nerve wracking' but she was now looking forward to her once in a lifetime performance.

'My rehearsals start in May and we have got one every week up until the closing ceremony in August. We've got rehearsals in the stadium and they're running while the actual events are going on so that's going to be a little bit hectic,' she added.

It will also be an opportunity for her to go back to her roots as her family lived in Leytonstone - just a stone's throw from the multi-million pound stadium - before moving to Sheringham in 2003.

Miss Dutton said: 'It's nice to see what they're doing with it and it's an amazing chance to get to perform in one of the biggest stadiums in London.'

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But she is not the only member of her family to be getting involved in the games. While she will be helping to close them her dad Chris is playing a part in starting the nation's Olympic fever.

The 64-year-old has been chosen to take part in the National Lottery Olympic Park Run after entering a ballot.

The five-mile run on March 31 will be the first public event to be held in the Olympic village, and those taking part will be the first people to cross the stadium's finishing line.