Matt back in town to cut ribbon at family’s new dancewear shop

BBC dance star Matt Flint cuts the ribbon to open Stage Struck, on Huntriss Row. The dance wear shop is run by his mother Sharon, left, and owned by his aunt, Janette Spenceley, right. Picture by Andrew Higgins 123025b 26/07/12
BBC dance star Matt Flint cuts the ribbon to open Stage Struck, on Huntriss Row. The dance wear shop is run by his mother Sharon, left, and owned by his aunt, Janette Spenceley, right. Picture by Andrew Higgins 123025b 26/07/12
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Scarborough dance star Matt Flint was back in town to officially open the family’s dance shop - which has moved to new premises in Huntriss Row.

Matt chatted to family, friends and fans during the event at 
Stage Struck, which used to be at the Bar Street end of Salisbury Arcade.

He said: “It’s great to be back and to be here for the opening of the shop. It looks great and feels like a very classy dance shop.”

Matt, who won the BBC TV show So You Think You Can Dance, is now back in London preparing for a stint of presenting for the Olympics.

Stage Struck is run by Matt’s auntie, Jan Spenceley, and his mum, Sharon Flint, who were delighted to have him at home for a flying visit.

Jan said: “It’s lovely to have Matt back. It’s been brilliant to watch him develop over the years.

“We’re very proud of him.”

His mum added: “It’s been a great year for Matt and we’re looking forward to seeing him on TV at the Olympics.

“He’s so busy at the moment - one thing is just leading on to another.”

Sharon said they were looking forward to going out for a family meal before Matt headed back down to London.

During the Olympics, Matt will be based at Wembley Arena and will be part of the presenting team for rhythmic gymnastics.

He said: “I’m not from a gymnastics background, but it 
relates closely to dance.

“I’ve lots of prepping to do because there’s a lot of terminology that I don’t know. I can’t wait but I am quite nervous!”

Matt has presented at football matches before and says he has also been doing some studio-based training.

He added that he has also done a screen test for a TV show with John Barrowman, which is set to be screened later this year.