BBC's Strictly Come Dancing to be broadcast from Blackpool Tower

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

BBC television programme Strictly Come Dancing is to be broadcast from the Blackpool Tower in the county of Lancashire in England.

Blackpool Tower.
Image: Ryan Peteranna.

The ballroom in the famous tower, which is located in the city of Blackpool, is where the show will be broadcast from on Saturday night on BBC One. The show was previously broadcast from there in 2004, at the end of series two. There are currently nine couples remaining in the current series. All of the celebrities — including actor Craig Kelly, actresses Laila Rouass and Ali Bastian — arrived in the city of Blackpool on Wednesday.

Speaking to Manchester Evening News journalist Dianne Bourne, actor Craig Kelly said: "A few of them [the contestants] have asked whether I'll show them around, and of course if we get time I'm happy to take everyone sightseeing. We've got a dress rehearsal on Friday night, but if we get any time off, I'm sure I can show them a good time in Blackpool.

"I can't believe I'm there, it hasn't sunk in yet. It will hit me once I get inside the ballroom. It's going to be so much fun, and I'm going to go out there and give it my all. The pressure is off for me now because I've achieved my main goal to get to Blackpool. Anything from here is a bonus."

The programme, popular in the United Kingdom, has been exported around the world under the title "Dancing with the Stars."