KEEEEEP dancing! Ida Harris certainly takes Strictly Come Dancing's message to heart - the 99-year-old dances twice a week!

So when she celebrates her 100th birthday next month with family and friends, Ida intends on taking quite a few twirls around the dance floor.

The sprightly ex-nurse admits she's not as fast on her feet as she may once have been.

She's taken a few tumbles at home in recent months and is reluctantly using a walking stick to get around.

But once she arrives at her regular tea dances in Wilthorpe and Notton, Ida dispenses with the stick.

"Actually as long as you have a dance partner to hold on to you don't need a stick at all," she laughs.

"I love dancing, I believe it keeps me fit and feeling young and I will keep going as long as possible - just like Sir Bruce says on the television."

Ida was in her 40s when she met her late husband Bert. They lived in Upper Sheffield Road and were regular ramblers and dancers.

"Bert was a lovely dancer, I could have stayed in his arms forever when he danced me around the room," said Ida.

When Bert died in the mid 1960s, Ida moved to her present home in Edgehill Road, Staincross Common.

"I'm still independent, although as a concession to my age I do pay people to do my gardening, shopping and cleaning," she said.

"I'm lucky to have been fit and active all my life.

"It's lovely to still be able to dance because it really does give me so much pleasure."