Strictly Come Dancing moved much later tonight for Blackpool special in schedule shake-up


STRICTLY Come Dancing will air much later this week as the show moves to Blackpool for the first time in two years.

The hit programme is going to be on BBC One nearly an hour later than last week.

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly will be hosting live from Blackpool

Viewers will need to tune in at 7.45pm to see the remaining eight couples battle for survival on the dance floor.

Last week’s Strictly Come Dancing was on at the much earlier time of 6.55pm, with the Bonfire Night special the week before at 7pm.

It will air after Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel on BBC One and will be followed at 9.10pm by Blankety Blank.

Tonight viewers will see the remaining stars perform at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom, which dates back to 1894.

It’s going to be an upbeat week in the seaside resort, with Will Mellor and Nancy Xu performing the Samba to I Go To Rio by Hugh Jackman.

Fleur East and Vito Coppola will do their Couple’s Choice to a Destiny’s Child Megamix by Destiny’s Child.

Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal will do an American Smooth to New York, New York by Frank Sinatra.

Elsewhere, Kym Marsh and Graziano Di Prima will Paso Doble to Only Girl (In The World) by Rihanna. Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe will do the American Smooth to You’re My World by Cilla Black.

Strictly is returning to its northern base in Blackpool tonight

Tyler West and Dianne Buswell will be performing at Blackpool Tower

Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal will do an American Smooth