Strictly Come Dancing Live show date announced after three-year hiatus - here's how to get your tickets

The dancing contest will be back at the iconic seaside venue, and you can apply for tickets

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Strictly Come Dancing fever is nearly upon us, and the BBC has just confirmed the date of their live Blackpool episode.

Earlier this month the show confirmed that they'll return to the seaside town, with the confirmed celebrities, which will join this years line up, dancing at the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom, for the first time since the pandemic.

Now the annual contest has confirmed the date we'll see the celebrities, including Kym Marsh and Ellie Taylor, dancing to an iconic BBC show theme tune, in Blackpool.

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The first episode of the show will be filmed on September 7, meaning we'll see it on our screens on the weekend of September 10. While Strictly Come Dancing 2022 is a special one, as the BBC show celebrates its 20th anniversary, after broadcasting 366 shows.

All the celebrities for the show have been confirmed, which include ex-Bros singer Matt Goss, Loose Women presenter Kaye Adams and Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds.

The detail that fans are desperate to know, however, is when the show will air from the Blackpool Tower Ballroom - now the BBC has confirmed that it will be Saturday 19th November. But, the most exciting part is that you could be there to watch the celebrities dance, right in front of you.

Ballot tickets for the recording of the shows in London have now closed, but the BBC will reopen the ticket ballot for the live show in Blackpool over the next few days - and you can apply here.

Strictly Come Dancing, which even the Queen is a fan of, has aired over the last 2 years but with Covid restrictions. However, its usual Blackpool live show, from the Tower Ballroom, hasn't been aired since 2019 - the year before the pandemic.

Last week executive producer of Strictly Sarah James told the BBC, “It’s the icing on the cake to be able to confirm that we are returning to the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom this year.”

The live show will also celebrate the BBC's Centenary anniversary, with a new themed week - dancing to theme tunes from some of the BBC's most iconic shows.

 “We know how much viewers love the Strictly themed weeks so it’s fantastic to be able to announce a new one, celebrating the BBC’s centenary,” added James.

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