Latest Strictly Come Dancing 2016 news! Gossip from the ballroom...

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Here's your Friday evening round up of all the latest news, spoilers and gossip from Strictly Come Dancing 2016.

- Let's start with the usual SPOILERS! See this week's songs and dances for Blackpool week HERE!

- You can go backstage and watch the celebrities in training this week HERE!

- There have been claims this week that, following their exit, Laura Whitmore and pro partner Giovanni Pernice 'hate' each other - however Laura has hit out at the "lies" that appeared in the papers over the past few days.

- The first celebrities on the Strictly Come Dancing 2017 tour have been confirmed with a trio of names revealed so far, all from this year's cast.

- Judge Rinder has been getting some tips from pal Benedict Cumberbatch as well as Emma Bunton for his Spice Girls themed routine for this weekend.

- Danny Mac has opened up about a "tough" week due to personal problems, and credited Strictly with allowing him to "escape".

- Ed Balls has hit back at his haters and vowed he won't 'do a John Sergeant' and quit the show.

- And on the topic of Ed, he's got BIG plans for Blackpool with an opening that's sure to get everyone talking.

- Favourite to win Danny says being tipped to triumph makes it even harder for him.

- Meanwhile, Greg Rutherford is the favourite to leave this weekend, with Ed's chances of winning now cut to 10/1.

- The remaining seven couples on Strictly Come Dancing will take to the dancefloor this weekend when Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 19th November at 6:55pm.

- The results show is on Sunday 20th November at 7.15pm on BBC One.

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