Put together for incessant use of the B-word. Not Brexit, fortunately. Nor even Boris. And definitely not something impolite.
No, we’re speaking about Blackpool. Sure, Strictly’s annual journey north up the M6 to the fantastic Tower Ballroom is looming and at 6.50pm on BBC One, the surviving eight pro-celebrity pairs can be desperately dancing their socks off to get there.
It’s the eighth reside present of this yr’s contest and bookies’ odds-on favorite to undergo Blackpool heartbreak is three-time dance-off survivor Mike Bushell, however comic Chris Ramsey additionally appears at severe threat.
In the meantime, Emma Barton and Anton DuBeke must bounce again from their shock look on the backside of final week’s leaderboard. They’ve the fitting dance to do it, with a Couple’s Alternative musical theatre/jazz routine within the Bob Fosse model, which ought to play to Emma’s strengths and be a correct crowd-pleaser.
Different routines to sit up for embody Michelle Visage’s American Clean foxtrot and Kelvin Fletcher’s spicy salsa. Yep, he’s unleashing these hips once more, so anticipate hysterics from the judges.
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Almost time to staaaaart the battle for Blackpool…