Pop group Take That are to perform live from the Blackpool Tower Ballroom as the annual return of Strictly Come Dancing to the resort takes place later this month.
“I am thrilled that Strictly is returning to Blackpool once again this year, our yearly trip there is one of my highlights of the series! The Blackpool Tower ballroom is simply one of the most stunning ballrooms in the world and there is a real magic to the place. Not only is it stunning but the unique sprung dance floor provides an extra challenge for our celebrities as well. I cannot wait to get back there!” – Judge Craig Revel Horwood
Strictly heads back to the home of ballroom this November as BBC One’s dancing competition embarks on its annual pilgrimage to the world famous Blackpool Tower with this year’s visit promising to be the biggest and best Strictly seaside special to date.
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will oversee proceedings as the eight remaining couples take to the floor. The actual Tower itself will also be lit up in spectacular fashion as the famous venue promises to provide an illuminating night of dance, drama, music and laughs for the whole family. An extra special treat for viewers is also in store as one of the nation’s best loved bands, Take That aka Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, will perform their brand new single in the ballroom.
“Looking forward to seeing everyone when we perform on Strictly’s annual special at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom. We love playing Strictly and the Blackpool crowd are always up for a big night out!” – Take That
Audiences can also expect all the usual sparkle and razzamatazz that comes with the yearly Blackpool spectacular, including a special group performance by the eight remaining couples that will make it to Blackpool week. Strictly Come Dancing will be live from Blackpool Tower on Saturday 21st November with the results show airing on Sunday 22nd November on BBC One.
The original non-celebrity version of Come Dancing, which began on the BBC in 1949 was based at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom during the 1980s up to the mid-1990s.