Behind the Scenes: Blackpool Ballroom Blitz

Friday 15 November 2013, 16:39

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Tower wow!

We've been to see the giant glitterball, we've eaten a tasty portion of fish and chips and attempted a blustery donkey ride on the beach. We can only be at the heart and heritage of ballroom dancing... BLACKPOOL! As we type this very blog from the famous Tower Ballroom itself, we're surrounded by nervous stars, waiting to illuminate the legendary dance floor tomorrow night.

For your amusement, we've gone behind the scenes to test our Strictly stars' knowledge of the Las Vegas of the North. Who can win the most Blackpool souvenirs in our local knowledge quiz? Will Natalie's Lancashire roots give her an advantage? Who feels right at home here having grown up with an imaginary donkey? And who has fond memories of becoming a Blackpool ballroom champion?

Watch our exclusive clip to see how far our celebs are willing to go to battle it out over Blackpool rock, candy floss and “Kiss Me Quick” hats... Fiona, we’re looking at you!  


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