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Strictly Come Dancing to honour BBC centenary

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Strictly Come Dancing to honour BBC centenary

As well as a new special BBC 100 themed week, this year’s series will include viewer favourites, Movie Week, Halloween Week, Musicals Week, plus a highly anticipated return to Blackpool after a two year absence.

The show will return to BBC One on Saturday 17th September.

Sarah James, Executive Producer for Strictly Come Dancing:

“We know how much viewers love the Strictly themed weeks so it’s fantastic to be able to announce a new one, celebrating the BBC’s centenary. It’s the icing on the cake to be able to confirm that we are returning to the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom this year, we can’t wait to get back to Blackpool!”

Celebrating 100 years of the BBC, the fun-filled new themed episode will see each of the couples take to the Strictly ballroom floor, either dancing to a theme tune from an iconic BBC programme or in tribute to one of the BBC’s most loved services.

There will also be two dazzling professional routines, one dedicated to the BBC’s natural history programming and another that will see the professional dancers “crashing” some of the BBC’s flagship shows.

“Halloween week could incorporate the Beebs 100 years too, the horrors of Jimmy Savile, Stuart Hall and Rolf Harris, and several other dubious local DJs would fit the bill.” – TV Critic Vivian Summers

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