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Strictly’s Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman prepare for Elstree-based ‘Blackpool’ special  

Strictly’s Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman prepare for Elstree-based ‘Blackpool’ special  
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Strictly’s Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman prepare for Elstree-based ‘Blackpool’ special  

Strictly’s Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman put together for Elstree-based ‘Blackpool’ particular  

They might not be capable to head on their annual jaunt to Blackpool this 12 months amid Covid-19 journey restrictions.

However that did not cease hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman from getting within the temper as they ready to have fun the enduring Tower Ballroom from the consolation of Elstree studios in Hertfordshire.

Taking to Instagram on Saturday forward of the stay present, Tess, 51, seemed beautiful in somewhat black gown as she joined a leopard print-clad Claudia, 48, in rehearsals.

Blackpool comes to Strictly: Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman got into the Blackpool mood as they prepared to celebrate the iconic Tower Ballroom from the comfort of Elstree studios in Hertfordshire

Blackpool involves Strictly: Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman received into the Blackpool temper as they ready to have fun the enduring Tower Ballroom from the consolation of Elstree studios in Hertfordshire

Stepping into the spirit of issues, the women donned novelty Blackpool glasses whereas they larked round in seaside seashore huts.

Dressed to impress for the event, Tess wowed in a slinky black midi gown which featured sheer panels with a glittery trim. 

Whereas Claudia showcased her wild facet in a leopard print boiler go well with and matching heels.

Captioning the snap, Tess revealed they had been having fun with the spirits of Blackpool, despite the fact that they could not bodily journey there for the primary time within the present’s historical past.  

Fabulous duo: Taking to Instagram on Saturday ahead of the live show, Tess, 51, looked stunning in a little black dress as she joined a leopard print-clad Claudia, 48, in rehearsals (pictured last month)

Fabulous duo: Taking to Instagram on Saturday forward of the stay present, Tess, 51, seemed beautiful in somewhat black gown as she joined a leopard print-clad Claudia, 48, in rehearsals (pictured final month)

Still having fun: Captioning the snap, Tess revealed they were enjoying the spirits of Blackpool, even though they couldn't physically travel there for the first time in the show's history

Nonetheless having enjoyable: Captioning the snap, Tess revealed they had been having fun with the spirits of Blackpool, despite the fact that they could not bodily journey there for the primary time within the present’s historical past

She penned: ‘Rehearsal prepared. guess the place we’re off to! type of…’

In September it was revealed that the much-loved Blackpool particular can be cancelled this 12 months as a result of coronavirus pandemic. 

In an announcement the BBC spokesperson stated; ‘Blackpool is a milestone second in each collection of Strictly that our viewers, our celebs {and professional} dancers stay up for. 

‘While we’ll be unable to bodily go to Blackpool this collection, we’ll nonetheless be celebrating this iconic venue and bringing it to life from our studio in Elstree.’

Strictly often travels to Blackpool for one weekend in the direction of the center of the collection in November, with the remaining superstar {couples} getting the prospect to carry out within the legendary Tower Ballroom.

Sad news: Strictly Come Dancing cancelled its annual Blackpool special due to the COVID-19 pandemic (Alex Scott and Neil Jones from 2019 pictured)

Unhappy information: Strictly Come Dancing cancelled its annual Blackpool particular as a result of COVID-19 pandemic (Alex Scott and Neil Jones from 2019 pictured)

Tragedy: A BBC spokesperson told MailOnline that they promised to celebrate the 'iconic' venue from their studio in Elstree

Tragedy: A BBC spokesperson instructed MailOnline that they promised to have fun the ‘iconic’ venue from their studio in Elstree

Saturday evening will see the remaining eight celebrities battle it out as they hope to safe a spot within the subsequent spherical.

Final weekend’s dance-off noticed Max George and his skilled companion Dianne Buswell despatched residence after going up towards Maisie Smith and Gorka Marquez. 

EastEnders star Maisie, 19, was stated to have been ‘crying all evening’ after touchdown within the backside two couple’s.

Long-awaited: Strictly usually travels to Blackpool for one weekend towards the middle of the series in November, with the remaining couples performing in the Tower Ballroom

Lengthy-awaited: Strictly often travels to Blackpool for one weekend in the direction of the center of the collection in November, with the remaining {couples} performing within the Tower Ballroom

Following the shut name, Maisie apparently needed to be comforted by her fellow Strictly co-stars after taking the vote ‘to coronary heart’. 

A supply instructed The Solar: ‘Poor Maisie has been so upset – she’s been crying all evening and has actually taken it to coronary heart.

‘She’s younger and dwelling away from residence for the primary time so it is arduous on her.’

The insider went on to say that the younger actress had the help of her fellow superstar contestants {and professional} dancers as they tried to cheer her up. 

Shock result: Last weekend's dance-off saw Max George and his professional partner Dianne Buswell sent home after going up against Maisie Smith and Gorka Marquez

Shock outcome: Final weekend’s dance-off noticed Max George and his skilled companion Dianne Buswell despatched residence after going up towards Maisie Smith and Gorka Marquez

They added: ‘The present’s dancers and the opposite celebs have been rallying round and making an attempt to carry her spirits.’

Since her disappointment final week, Maisie is set to do properly this weekend and has been noticed leaving rehearsals after a number of gruelling hours of dance coaching.

This week the duo will carry out a Salsa to Higher After I’m Dancing by Meghan Trainor in a bid to stay within the competitors. 

Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday at 7.15pm on BBC One. 

Devastated: EastEnders star Maisie, 19, was reportedly left 'crying all night' after landing in the bottom two couple's during last weekend's vote

Devastated: EastEnders star Maisie, 19, was reportedly left ‘crying all evening’ after touchdown within the backside two couple’s throughout final weekend’s vote

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