After a two-year break, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ will return to the prestigious Blackpool Tower Ballroom. The ballroom, which dates back to 1894, is certainly ready to welcome more Strictly dancing feet after its floor recently had its most extensive restoration in 30 years.
The return of the popular Strictly Come Dancing is hotly anticipated and fans can also now get excited about a new theme day being introduced. The BBC celebrates its centenary this year, and the themed episode will see Strictly couples ‘either dancing to a theme tune from an iconic BBC programme or in tribute to one of the BBC’s most-loved services’, the BBC said.
All 15 contestants have already been revealed for the dancing show and include TV presenter Helen Skelton, EastEnders actor James Bye, singer Fleur East and former England footballer Tony Adams. The celebrity line-up also includes Ted Lasso, actress Ellie Taylor, Paralympic swimming gold medallist Ellie Simmonds, Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps actor Will Mellor, Loose Women star Kaye Adams and Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh.
They are joined by Bros singer Matt Goss, Kiss radio host Tyler West, Britain’s Got Talent finalist Molly Rainford, comedian and actress Jayde Adams, Wildlife cameraman and presenter Hamza Yassin and BBC Radio 2’s Richie Anderson.
It is the 15th series of Strictly and along with the new BBC 100 themed week favourite themes like Movie Week, Halloween Week, and the much-loved Musicals Week, will all be danced.
The new series starts on Saturday 17th September.