Strictly Come Dancing’s Blackpool week stance confirmed

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Will Strictly Come Dancing be heading to Blackpool?

 

It’s not Strictly Come Dancing without a week spent under the lights of Blackpool.

At least, that’s what we have come to know and love about the annual celebrity dancing competition.

Usually, the last seven contestants in the show head to the seaside resort’s Blackpool Tower Ballroom; a place known for being the home of dancing competitions for decades on end.

But just like in 2020, Blackpool will not be visited by the dancers for 2021.

Unsurprisingly, Covid-19 is the reason why the much-loved week has been axed once again.

While some may be worried this could mark the end of the week on the Lancashire coast, fear not, with show bosses saying they ‘can’t wait’ to return in the future.

Producer Sarah James said earlier in the year: “We are all so sad that we won’t be able to get to Blackpool this year but can’t wait to be back dancing at the one and only Blackpool Tower Ballroom in the future.”

There are currently nine celebrities still in this year’s showing of Strictly.

This includes Blackburn’s AJ Odudu and Chorley’s John Whaite.

Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday and Sunday on BBC One