With Strictly Come Dancing heading up to Blackpool this Saturday (November 20), some of this year's celebrity dancers including Matt Baker, Kara Tointon and Scott Maslen have spoken about their excitement and antcipation about dancing at the world renowned Blackpool Tower ballroom.
Kara told What's On TV: “I have always been a massive fan of Strictly and when I started this series my goal was to get to Blackpool. The professionals love dancing there – it’s the pinnacle. I’m very excited!”
She added: "We’ll be dancing the American Smooth so that means prancing round for dear life and leaping! My partner, Artem has got a few tricks up his sleeve – I might do some acrobatics on the springy floor, you never know! Plus, my nan is coming to watch. She has been waiting to go to Blackpool for weeks. If I hadn’t made it this far I would have had to take her anyway because she’s just so excited!”
Former Blue Peter presenter Matt Baker descriebed this week as "a huge milestone", adding: "I can’t wait to experience what it feels like to walk out onto that dance floor. It’s different because we usually perform on quite a solid mobile floor, but Blackpool has a proper ballroom.”
Scott told the magaizne: “It’s the Mecca of the dancing world! I’m really looking forward to it!
"I’ve got a queue of family members waiting for tickets. They’re really proud, but I think my missus is getting a bit sick of it because all she hears about from her mates is me"
Strictly Come Dancing returns at 6:30PM this Saturday on BBC One.