As a self-confessed Strictly obsessive, I live for the glitz, glamour and joy the glitterball season brings. I never miss an episode. Except when they go to Blackpool.
I think it’s pointless, annoying and a waste of an episode.
In fact, I dislike the Blackpool ‘school trip’ so much I often skip that episode altogether.
The iconic Tower Ballroom will be home to Strictly tomorrow night (Credit: BBC)
Why does Strictly go to Blackpool?
The Tower Ballroom in Blackpool is the home of ballroom dancing. People come from all over the world to perform there.
It has a sprung floor, thought to be better for dancing and more protective from injuries.
The show first went to Blackpool in 2004. They then returned for the final in 2005 and it became a permanent fixture in 2009.
During the Covid pandemic in 2020 and 2021, the show did not have Blackpool episodes.