It’s the show you all love! It’s Strictly Come Dancing at Blackpool Tower Ballroom! The show waltzed onto our screens in 2004 and was an instant favourite with millions of fans. It’s been an annual highlight since 2010.
Sadly the Covid pandemic put-paid to the 2020 show live from the Blackpool Tower. And the 2021 special went the same way too… But the GOOD NEWS is that it’s coming BACK in 2022!
Your favourite show has always been the live episode from the magnificent Blackpool Tower Ballroom. ‘Who left Strictly Blackpool’ is a frequently asked question! It’s the one show when no self respecting celebrity wants to get voted off!
It’s fabulously popular with local people and visitors alike. There’s only a slim chance to get hold of tickets for the live show, and no way of buying them. So here are some other ways to catch a bit of that Strictly glitter –
When is Strictly Come Dancing at Blackpool Tower Ballroom?
Drumroll… on Saturday 19 November 2022
This hugely popular show celebrates its 20th series this year. In early July it was widely reported that was expected to be back at The Blackpool Tower Ballroom to mark the event.
The series starts again on 17 September and will visit Blackpool on Saturday 19 November, around halfway through the competition.
2021 Illuminations Switch On Star Shirley Ballas is back again as head judge. She’s accompanied by Craig Revel Horwood, Oti Mabuse and Anton Du Beke. Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly are back as your hosts.
The Blackpool Tower show usually takes place four weeks before the final. The last seven couples trip the light fantastic over the iconic ballroom floor. It’s a hugely popular episode, with TV audiences well in excess of 10 million viewers.
Strictly’s executive producer Sarah James said: “It’s the icing on the cake to be able to confirm that we are returning to the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom this year, we can’t wait to get back to Blackpool.”
The ballroom, which dates back to 1894, is ready to welcome more Strictly dancing feet after its floor recently had its most extensive restoration in 30 years.
All of the town of Blackpool gets excited when Strictly comes to town. It’s a pleasure to see the magnificent Blackpool Tower Ballroom hosting the event. The resort comes to life while the celebrities are in town and there’s an excited business and buzz to the place! Even if you can’t get tickets it’s worth visiting just for the vibe!
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Meanwhile, watch this Strictly Come Dancing Guide to the Blackpool Tower!
How to get tickets for Strictly Come Dancing at Blackpool Tower Ballroom
Sorry! The bad news is that you CAN’T BUY tickets for Strictly at Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
The BBC operate a random draw to decide who the lucky ones are to get a seat in the audience. Here’s how it works…
Many thousands of people want to see this special show. The BBC operate an online, random draw system each year to make the allocation of tickets fair. Successful applications are drawn at random and notified by the BBC.
- You cannot buy tickets for the show…
- We do not have tickets…
- We do not know of any shortcuts that will help you to get tickets!
So please don’t ring us asking ‘how much are Strictly Blackpool tickets’ or ‘how to get Strictly Blackpool tickets’! It simply can’t be done in any other way than entering the BBC draw.
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Dance in the Famous Ballroom
You can of course dance yourself on the sprung floor of the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
Maybe you can’t dance? That’s not a problem, you can watch and soak up the unique atmosphere. Why not treat yourself to afternoon tea while you watch the dancers twirl past?
Meet the Stars!
The other way to enjoy an authentic Strictly Blackpool experience is to meet the stars at Madame Tussauds!
At the promenade attraction you can meet presenters Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman. AND you’ve got the chance to lift a replica glitter ball trophy, bust a move on a Strictly dance floor and even raise a score paddle from behind a re-created Strictly judges’ desk.
Existing Madame Tussauds Blackpool resident, Craig Revel Horwood, joins the new figures of Tess and Claudia in this magical Strictly Come Dancing attraction. It also features three areas of activities for you to enjoy. Each provides fantastic photo opportunities and unique Strictly experiences.
When Blackpool Tower Ballroom plays host to the hugely popular show, it also gives money-can’t-buy publicity to our wonderful seaside town.
In 2017 the competition attracted the highest audiences since the show began in 2004. 13.6m people tuned in to see Joe McFadden win Strictly Come Dancing at Blackpool Tower Ballroom, beating Alexandra Burke, Debbie McGee and Gemma Atkinson.
In the ratings-busting show, scenes from the glorious Ballroom are cut with footage filmed in the resort. Each year the professional dancers and celebrities spend time out and about, enjoying the sights and the sounds.
Meanwhile, out on the streets of Blackpool, celebrity-spotters and photographers alike get into the spirit. Catching a glimpse of celebrities and a shot of one of the contestants is an annual thing! The whole Strictly experience creates a buzz in the town and an interest among everyone during the preceding week, spreading the excitement far and wide!
But we don’t know any more than this…
Much as we love to hear from our readers, please don’t contact us here at Live Blackpool looking for tickets. We really can’t tell you anything else!
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