Stacey Dooley lifts the lid on real-life ‘Strictly’ drama in ‘Blackpool’s Ballroom Battle’

Stacey Dooley in strict suit

Ex-Strictly winner Stacey Dooley returns to the ballroom. (BBC)

Ex-Strictly come to dance Champion Stacey Dooley is ready to investigate the dramatic world of competitive dance in Battle of Blackpool Ballroom.

The documentary filmmaker won the 2018 BBC One series contest Strictly with now-partner Kevin Clifton, but will reveal that the real world of competitive ballroom dancing is even more fraught with drama than the celebrity sideshow.

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Battle of Blackpool Ballrooma one-off documentary for BBC One, heads to the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool, a pilgrimage for the Strictly pairs in each series.

However, if Dooley thought the stakes were high in her own Blackpool week, she’s ready to find out just how much more tense things can get in the real world of dance competition as her production company, Little Dooley, follows the Blackpool. DanceFestival.

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Step into the world of the Blackpool Dance Festival. (BBC)

Thousands of dancers from over 40 countries will descend on the seaside city in sequined lycra to battle for the coveted title of British Open Champion.

Expect tears, lines and incredible dance routines as the competitors in this 100-year-old festival showcase their extraordinary dedication to the all-encompassing world of ballroom dancing.

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Viewers will meet larger-than-life personalities making their way to the dazzling Empress Ballroom where dreams are made and broken every year, and where what happens on the dance floor doesn’t always stay on the dance floor.

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The documentary takes a look at the high-stakes world of ballroom and Latin dance. (BBC)

Executive producer Dooley said, “The moment I was introduced to the extraordinary world of ballroom and Latin dancing, I was hooked! The culture, the passion, the dedication, the anecdotes, the sequins…!

“We hope to provide an insightful and exciting look at an iconic scene that until now seemed relatively unknown. And I really can’t wait!”

In the meantime, Strictly come to dance has recently announced its 2022 judging panel, which will not include Bruno Tonioli.

The original show’s judge is still having trouble traveling between the UK and his US engagements. dancing with the starsand will be replaced again by Anton Du Beke, who will sit alongside Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Craig Revel Horwood.

Battle of Blackpool Ballroom it will air on BBC One later in 2022.

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