A spectacular weekend of Strictly in Blackpool!


As Blackpool readies itself for the electrifying annual Strictly showdown at the Tower, this year promises an extra dose of sparkle. Judges Anton Du Beke and Shirley Ballas are set to host exclusive fan events at the Winter Gardens Blackpool, offering an intimate, unforgettable experience.

Anthony Williams, Head of Marketing, expressed his enthusiasm for these star-studded events: “Having Anton and Shirley host their personal fan evenings during the iconic Strictly weekend is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion. For ardent fans of Strictly, Anton, and Shirley, these events present a unique and golden opportunity to get up-close and personal with the stars. We’re ecstatic to offer such an intimate experience that truly complements the dazzling atmosphere of the Strictly weekend in Blackpool.”

On the evening of Friday 17th November, Anton Du Beke will grace the stage of the Winter Gardens to delve into the world of his latest novel, ‘The Paris Affair’. A journey from the romantic streets of 1920s Paris to the dramatic heart of wartime London, with dance and danger at every twist and turn.

Starting at 7.30pm, the intimate Q&A session guarantees insights into Anton’s writing process, inspiration, and of course, his passion for dance. Every ticket, priced at £29.00 (including fees), comes with a signed copy of ‘The Paris Affair’.

Anton, celebrated as the King of the Ballroom, has not only been lighting up the dance floor on Strictly but also the literary world. ‘The Paris Affair’ marks the 6th mesmerising instalment in the acclaimed Buckingham series and showcases Anton’s seventh foray into novel writing.

Then, on Sunday 19th November at 12pm, fresh off her judging duties and just a day after the iconic live show, Shirley Ballas invites fans for a captivating journey into her debut novel, ‘Murder on the Dance Floor’. Set against the glittering backdrop of the Blackpool Tower Ballroom, the story unravels a web of intrigue where dance meets detective drama. The first of The Sequin Mysteries series, Shirley’s book is set to be every bit as compelling as her dance performances.

Each attendee will be presented with a hand-signed copy of Shirley’s debut novel, all included in the ticket price of £29.00 (fees inclusive).

To secure your spot at these not-to-be-missed events, book your tickets now:

An Audience With Anton Du Beke

An Audience With Shirley Ballas

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