Norris Cole, Ballroom Dance Instructor is back. And it is so nice to see him. On Monday, amid the stories of angst and intrigue, deceit and vengefulness, he was a small oasis of civility. Also a harking back to bittersweet memories of Roy and Haley and the Tower Ballroom at Blackpool.
Three years ago, Roy wanted to give Hayley an item on her bucket list – dancing at the Tower Ballroom. Hayley had taken dance lessons and could dance beautifully. But Roy could not. Norris therefore offered Roy his services as dance instructor. Norris has hidden talents, one of which is experience in competitive ballroom dancing. So he became the fairy godmother for a magical time for Hayley and Roy on the dance floor.
And now, he’s doing the same, I hope, for Freddie and Audrey. Freddie thinks he has the moves – and he probably did during the nights of the Zambezi nightclub. But ballroom dancing? Not his thing then, and a lot of time has passed since his dancing days.
But Audrey has said she’d like him to take her dancing. So he must sharpen up his moves. At the garage, Luke helps him out. They think they are doing quite well. Until Norris happens along and tells them just how atrocious they both are.
Dance plans obviously are on hold until his arm heals. He passes on Audrey’s offer to stay with her, opting instead to stay with Tyrone and Fiz. But I hope the dancing storyline doesn’t end there. I hope we get to see Freddie and Audrey out on the tiles.