Strictly Come Dancing 2013 to see return of Blackpool special

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Strictly Come Dancing 2013 will see a return to Blackpool this autumn.

The original Strictly was originally filmed at the location, and the 2011 series held its final there as McFly singer Harry Judd was crowned champion.

The BBC One show didn't take a trip to the iconic tower ballroom last year, citing costs and the "logistical nightmare" of moving the set from London.

However this year's series bosses have decided they will put the effort - and money - in and have promised a special Blackpool week once again.

Although it's unclear whether or not this will come at the expense of the Wembley Arena performances, usually timed to coincide with Children In Need.

A spokesperson for Strictly Come Dancing announced: "It's such an iconic venue for dance, and an honour to take Strictly to such a venue once again."

A spokesperson for the venue added: "The buzz that Strictly brings to the Tower and the town is tangible, and we are very proud that the Tower has been included in this year's schedule."

Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli will all be back on the the judging panel for the series, with Sir Bruce Forsyth, Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman all hosting again.

Celebs lined up for the new series include X Factor champ Joe McElderry and Murder On The Dancefloor singer Sophie Ellis Bexter.

Browse pictures of the rumoured Strictly Come Dancing 2013 line up below...

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