A self-taught pole dancer has won a national competition.
Catherine Meadley, a pole dancing instructor from Eastbourne, was awarded first place in the professional category of UKPPC, a national pole competition held in Telford.
Predominantly self-taught she now coaches and teaches classes around Eastbourne and Brighton.
Catherine said, “I am a firm believer that you can do anything you put your mind to. When I first started pole around five years ago I couldn’t even touch my toes and now I spend the majority of my time bent backwards.”