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Strictly Come Dancing returns to Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing is to return to Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom following a two-year absence from the historic spiritual home of ballroom dancing during the pandemic.

The BBC has also announced a special themed week during this year’s series to celebrate 100 years of the BBC. The themed episode will see each of the couples take to the floor 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 professional routines, one dedicated to the BBC’s natural history programming and another that will see our professional dancers “crashing” some of the BBC’s flagship shows.

Further themed shows this year will include Movie Week, Halloween Week and Musicals Week.

Sarah James, executive producer for Strictly Come Dancing said: “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!”

The BBC has been drip-feeding viewers the identity of the new series’ contestants over recent weeks, with the final list including former England footballer Tony Adams, Bros star Matt Goss, and TV presenter Helen Skelton.

Strictly Come Dancing is a BBC Studios production for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Series 20 will launch on Saturday 17 September on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.


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