Dancefloor Challenge 2020 – Tony’s time to shine!

The secret is out! Our very own Tony De Sousa, Managing Director of Channel Insurance Brokers, will be dusting off his dancing shoes to take part in next year’s iconic Dancefloor Challenge!

Tony will be joined by 14 other brave contestants including his sister Sonia Guille, a Paramedic Station Officer at St John Emergency Ambulance Service, and local Deputy John Gollop. Tony has until April to learn some challenging routines for the 1940’s themed competition alongside his dance partner and coach Karen Michel.

With a cocktail of ballroom and latin dances, the Dancefloor Challenge will take place at Beau Sejour on the 24th and 25th April 2020, and we’re delighted to also support the event as one of the official sponsors. The 2020 event’s chosen charities are Choices and the Guernsey branch of the Royal British Legion.

“I am delighted, apprehensive, nervous and out of my depth all at the same time! All the contestants are in the same boat and we will help and encourage each other, and I am sure my family, friends and work colleagues will give me as much support, not to mention stick, as they can until the event” Tony De Sousa

This year will also see a ‘mystery man’ in the competition who will not be revealed until the night of the first show. Here is a list of the contestants:

  • Sonia Guille (paramedic) dancing with Luke Webb
  • Tony De Sousa (Channel Insurance Brokers) dancing with Karen Michel
  • Samuel Kusimo (police officer) dancing with Kim Bougourd
  • Suzy Heyworth (Feelunique) dancing with Dave Hyett
  • John Gollop (States Deputy) dancing with Charlotte Trigwell
  • Clive Gibbons (Newhaven) dancing with Debbie Bideau
  • Charlie Long (Carey) dancing with Phil Hugo
  • Nathan Long (Kleinwort Hambros) dancing with Katie Sebire
  • Kim Ashplant (Beetons Chip Shop) dancing with Chris Jehan
  • Michael Carre (TMF Group and Guernsey Amalgamated Boxing Club) dancing with Sophie Streeter
  • Fiona Hardy (Choices) dancing with Phil Breban
  • Jackie Foss (Specsavers) dancing with Wayne Harris
  • Michael Tagoe (Cimandis) dancing with Debi Harris
  • Dean Hollingsworth (Revolve Business Intelligence) dancing with Lucy Slimm
  • Theo Hamilton (Seahorse) dancing with Charmaine Garrick
  • ***Mystery Man*** with Jo Ellis


Tickets go on sale for the 2020 shows on Saturday 11 January at St Joseph’s Parish Hall in St Peter Port.