Last summer Madame Tussauds Blackpool opened the doors to its new Strictly Come Dancing experience.
As well as meeting newly unveiled wax figures of the show’s presenters, Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, guests have the chance to lift a replica glitter ball trophy, bust a move on a Strictly dancefloor and even raise a score paddle from behind a re-created Strictly judges’ desk.
Existing Madame Tussauds Blackpool resident, Craig Revel Horwood, joins the new figures of Tess and Claudia in this magical Strictly Come Dancing attraction, which features three areas of activities and fantastic photo opportunities for guests to enjoy.
The first area invites guests along a celebrity-worthy red carpet before the opportunity to take a Strictly Come Dancing opening credits-style picture of themselves. The second area, whisks guests onto a replica set-up of the Strictly Come Dancing TV studio where they’ll feel like the stars of the show. The third and final area gives guests a sneak peek backstage into the show’s glittering costume wardrobe.
Matthew Titherington, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Blackpool, said: “Strictly fever always spreads through the town when the show returns to Blackpool each year and we’re delighted to make that fantastic feeling a permanent part of our attraction. Guests of all ages – and all dancing abilities – will be truly amazed by what we have to offer and we’re thrilled to open the doors to our new in-house ballroom so that guests can take to the floor and meet Strictly Come Dancing stars, including Tess and Claudia, for themselves.”
Tess Daly, said: “Reaching our Blackpool shows is a goal of every Strictly Come Dancing contestant and every year the entire team looks forward to returning to the home of British ballroom dancing. It’s beyond exciting to think that we’ll now be in the town all year round and we’re honoured that Madame Tussauds Blackpool has added Strictly Come Dancing to the experiences and stars it has to offer.”
Claudia Winkleman, said: “I’m really happy take part in the launch of Madame Tussaud’s Blackpool Strictly Come Dancing experience, which is just around the corner from the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom. We love visiting Blackpool every year, it has a long association with the show and it seems only right that it will now play permanent host to a little bit of Strictly magic.”