Get ready for the most glamorous event of the year – yes, Strictly is back in town!
This weekend, November 17 and 18, will see one of the UK’s most loved TV shows head north and set up camp in in the magnificent Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
Blackpool is a huge milestone in the Strictly Come Dancing calendar; last year, around 13 million people tuned in, contributing to its highest ever series rating.
If you have heard it once over the past few weeks, you will have heard it countless times from the contestants: “I just want to get to Blackpool”.
And hey, why wouldn’t they? With its magnificent architecture, sprung floor and giant chandeliers, this is one of the most iconic ballroom venues in the world, located right in the heart of Blackpool, the spiritual home of dance.
The celebrities who are making the trip to the seaside include Faye Tozer, Kate Silverton, Graeme Swann, Ashley Roberts, Charles Venn, Joe Sugg, Lauren Steadman and Stacey Dooley.
For some, it’s a first time outing to Blackpool – and we can’t wait to welcome them!
They will be joined by the four judges – Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell, Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood, along with hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.
The Blackpool weekend will also include a spectacular group performance from the cast of the show’s professional dancers with Grammy Award-winning pop singer Gloria Estefan performing a medley of her greatest hits.