The annual Streetly Low Dancing special at Blackpool will not be held this year, the BBC has confirmed.
A spokesman for the BBC said that although the contestants would not be able to physically go to Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom in 2020, they would still be celebrating the “iconic venue” at Elstree Studios.
It follows changes to the show due to coronavirus restrictions.
Beginning in October, the upcoming BBC One series will be less than usual.
Contestants will stay in a hotel for two weeks before pre-recording the dance of the two groups.
- Completely strictly 2020 line up
Blackpool’s rigorous annual special, depicted in one of the country’s most historic historic ballrooms, sees contestants and professional dancers alike as one of the main themes of the series.
The show has been filmed at the venue since 2004 with regular breaks. However, there has been an annual Blackpool special since 2013.
Blackpool has been hosting the Blackpool Dance Festival since 1980, with the ballroom being the home of dance. This year the event is being held online as a result of coronavirus.
A BBC spokesman said: “Blackpool is strictly a milestone moment in every series that our listeners, our celebrities and professional dancers expect.
“While we may not be able to physically go to Blackpool for this series, we will still celebrate this iconic venue and bring it to life from our studio in Elstr্রm.”
It comes after confirming former Home Secretary Jackie Smith as the twelfth and final nominee for 2020.
Smith will join stars including Bill Bailey, Clara Ampho and HRVY.
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