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When is Strictly Come Dancing Blackpool Week? Everything you’re going to want to know about this year’s Strictly Come Dancing trip to our iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
As the weeks tick down it won’t be long before the pros, stars, and judges of Strictly Come Dancing head to the home of Ballroom, Blackpool.
“All I want to do is to get to Blackpool Week,” is the one wish for many of the Strictly Come Dancing contestants and professionals.
Reaching Blackpool is a huge landmark stage in the Strictly calendar. It’s what nearly every contestant wants! The 10 paddles, Hosts, Judges, Pro dancers and the Celebrities with their overnight luggage head to the iconic and beautiful seaside town of Blackpool!
Blackpool’s Tower Balllroom is synonymous with dance, ‘there’s nowhere like it’ you’ll hear many of the pros-dancers say. Darcy and Shirley hare huge fans.
The remaining couples enjoy completing their chosen dance across this enormous expanse of gorgeous sprung floor beneath giant chandeliers and ornate plasterwork. Everyone ups their game in the home of ballroom.
The Tower Ballroom was built between 1897 and 1898 (The original, the Tower Pavilion, opened August 1894) and opened in 1899. It was designed by Frank Matcham. Matcham is also renowned for the design of the stunning Blackpool Grand Theatre, known as the “Prettiest Theatre In The Land”.
Above the Ballroom stage is the inscription, “Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear” from the poem Venus and Adonis, by William Shakespeare.
When Is Strictly Come Dancing Blackpool Week?
This year, the Blackpool Week episode will take place on Saturday 18 November 2018. Just four weeks before the final.
Where is Blackpool Week filmed?
Hosts, Judges, Pro dancers and the Celebrities and crew head ‘up north’ to Blackpool an the famous Tower Ballroom for one weekend only. If you want to know more about the Blackpool Tower Ballroom head here, discover what makes this incredible location “the home of ballroom” to dancers from all over the world.
Who is in Strictly line-up and who are they paired with?
The incredible celebrity line-up that are shimmying in this year’s series and the pro-dancers they are partnered with (who’s your winner?):
Danny John Jules paired with Amy Dowden
Sean Walsh paired with Katya Jones
Kate Silverton paired with Aljaz Skorjanec
Lee Ryan paired with Nadiya Bychkova
Katie Piper paired with Gorka MarquezStacey Dooley paired with Kevin Clifton
Faye Tozer paired with Giovanni Pernice
Lauren Steadman paired with AJ Pritchard
Susannah Constantine paired with Anton Du Beke
Charles Venn paired with Karen Clifton
Graeme Swann paired with Oti Mabuse
Ashley Roberts paired with Pasha Kovalev
Joe Sugg paired with Dianne Buswell
Vick Hope paired with Graziano Di Prima
Dr. Ranj Singh paired with Janette Manrara
Stacey Dooley paired with Kevin Clifton
Who are the Strictly Come Dancing Professionals?
How do I get tickets for Strictly’s Blackpool week?
Sadly, the ballot for this year’s series is now closed. However, if you want to find out how to keep up to date with when Strictly tickets are available. However you can apply for Christmas Special Tickets of You’re lucky!
Where is Strictly Come Dancing filmed?
The Strictly series is mainly filmed at Elstree Studios Hertfordshire.
A Fan of Strictly Come Dancing Blackpool Week?
Blackpool’s Grand Theatre hosts an incredible line up of Dance throughout the year. International, UK, Regional and local dance companies from Hofesh Shechter to Matthew Bourne, Brendan Cole (Ballroom) to some off the most incredible world renowned Hip Hop. You’ll never be short of a Dance fix! Discover more here.
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