Gillian Cooper, 48, Inverness
Company Director, Mercury Cleaning
Single with daughter Katie aged 23.
I entered Strictly to help raise much needed funds for both the Hospice and Inverness Ice Centre. I have fundraising experience so am putting my skills to good use. I am loving meeting new people and learning new skills.
In a sentence.......
I am a pretty easy-going person who loves new challenges and helping people.
I do like a good sing song and probably know all the words to every Queen song.
Sponsor Gillian here
Michael Kerr, 33, Inverness
Small Business Owner
Married to Shelagh with Oliver, 5
The main reason I applied for Strictly was to support my wife, who had already signed up to run the London Landmarks Half Marathon on the 20th anniversary of the last time she saw her grandfather in the Hospice where he was being cared for.
Although the Half Marathon didn't go ahead, Shelagh still ran the distance around Inverness landmarks on the day and I joined her for 10K of it.
I also applied to push myself very far out of my comfort zone and see how I cope!
In a sentence........
I am hard working, caring and very family orientated.
I travelled the east coast of Australia 10 years ago in a campervan I named Lenny the Limo. We had some good times together!