Blackpool Week on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ is always a cause for celebration when it rolls around each year, but this weekend will be even more of a party, as two of this year’s contestants will reach an important milestone.
Both Greg Rutherford and Ore Oduba celebrate turning 30 today (17 November), but while they’ll both be on a bus to Blackpool on the big day, it seems they’re keen to blow off steam after the live show this weekend.
“It’s so ridiculous to me that I’m sharing a birthday with an Olympian, on the bus to Blackpool to dance in ‘Strictly’ at the weekend. That sentence would never make sense at any other time of my life.
Still, it seems Ed might have to bow out of the party early, as he’s revealed professional partner Katya Jones has got him on a tight leash.
He told The Mirror: “My days of two hours’ sleep in Blackpool are long gone.
See how the remaining seven ‘Strictly’ couples get on in Saturday’s (19 November) show, live from Blackpool Tower, from 6.55pm on BBC One.