Take a rigorous look around the Blackpool Ballroom as celebrities prepare for the iconic live show

The first look inside the Strictly Come Dancing Blackpool ballroom has been revealed, as celebrities prepare for the iconic live show.

Celebrities and their professional dancing partners will grace Blackpool’s legendary Tower Ballroom when the series returns this weekend, for the first time in three years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Will Mellor has his first glimpse inside the Blackpool Ballroom

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Will Mellor has his first glimpse inside the Blackpool BallroomCredit: Instagram
The space looked stunning

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The space looked stunningCredit: Instagram
It was lit up and ready before this weekend's live show

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It was lit up and ready before this weekend’s live showCredit: Instagram
Will said it all became 'very real'

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Will said it all became ‘very real’Credit: Instagram

The show will open with a routine celebrating all things Blackpool and the contestants will have the opportunity to dance on the famous floor for the audience.

And sharing a sneak peek at what viewers can expect, actor Will Mellor shot a short video inside the venue.

She wrote, “It all got very real!!!”

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In the clip, the Corrie star, 46, can be seen panning the camera into the seriously impressive space.

The space looks stunning with its massive dance floor and high ceiling, and Will’s video revealed it was beautifully lit up ready for the weekend.

White mesh curtains are draped around the space and red chairs are lined up for onlookers in the space.

Will said in the clip: “Well I’ve just arrived at the Blackpool Ballroom for the first time for our rehearsal and look at this.”

The star then panned the beautiful space with the camera before continuing, “I just got a little real. Oh.

“Saturday will be a bit dark. Some pee just came out.

Fans were in awe of the space, with one person writing, “I’ve been to the Blackpool Ballroom, it’s beautiful, good luck on Saturday, go smash it.”

Another person said, “Good luck. It looks amazing ❤”

A third added, “Love that ballroom!😍”

The latest episode of Strictly saw Kym Marsh perform an emotional dance in memory of her late son.

Speaking of It Takes Two, presenter Janette Manrara asked Strictly Come Dancing star Kym about her heartbreaking dance last Saturday, dedicated to her late son Archie, who tragically passed away after being born at 21 weeks in 2009.

The former soap actress said: “It was amazing, it was something I will never forget. It was a very very important routine. We wanted to send a message, we wanted to get people talking and he actually did just that.”

Her partner Graziano later said, “To find a way to do the perfect choreography, there was something so special about her. It’s also related to me and I think we find a way to deliver that in the best way.”

Strictly returns for the first time in three years due to the Covid-19 pandemic

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Strictly returns for the first time in three years due to the Covid-19 pandemicCredit: BBC

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