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Published on Dec 15, 2012

Sir David Frost travels to Havana, Cuba, to meet the world's most celebrated male ballet dancer in his homeland.Carlos Acosta's family was desperately poor. Pedro, his father, had fallen in love with ballet when as a young man, he had sneaked into a cinema that was reserved for whites to watch grainy pictures of ballet dancers. When Pedro heard that Cuba's ballet schools offered free food, he sent his son Carlos off to ballet school."I wanted to become a footballer ... but obviously my father had different plans," Acosta tells Sir David.

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