If Strictly cannot go to Blackpool, then Blackpool must come to Strictly. The pandemic might have paid for the annual trip north on the M6, but this week’s show will always pay homage to the historic Tower ballroom.
The professional group act will be a spectacular seaside special, encompassing all the sights and sounds of Pleasure Beach. It should provide a healthy dose of sand, sun and sparkle on a cold fall evening. The routines, props and costumes of the eight pro-celebrity couples will also bring a touch of Blackpool magic to our screens.
Good evening. I’m Michael, your virtual dance partner for tonight’s live show – halfway through this shortened nine week series. His showtime at 7:15 p.m. on TBEN One. I will be liveblogging from 6:45 p.m., providing build-up, continuous coverage, social media backlash, and slightly sarcastic sides.
Join me, and join you too. You can Send me an email on [email protected], Tweet me on @michaelhogan or quit comments at the bottom of this blog. I’ll be keeping an eye on them all and reporting the highlights here.
Can Clara Amfo to continue his form at the top of the standings? Will Ranvir Singh to nail the first Argentine tango of this year? Can Maisie Smith bounce back from her dance shock last week? And what pleasures of dancing surprise the bookmaker favorite (and Telegraph columnist) Bill Bailey have her sequined sleeves for us this week?
Tie a handkerchief over your head and hold onto a lounger. It’s almost time to somehow dance by the sea!